Monday, 25 July 2011


Yesterday I had dinner with my friend Kay. We decided to go to Creme for Summerlicious.  Creme is located in the heart of Yorkville down Cumberland st. and is well known for their delicious French cuisine. Both Kay and I were so pleased to find out that we had unintentionally made Summerlicious plans on the last day of the event! Lucky us!

Micro Greens: mixed greens, fresh berries, warm goat’s cheese, pine nuts, maple balsamic vinaigrette

Tian of Goat’s Cheese: avocado mousse, goat’s cheese, marinated tomatoes, micro greens

Grilled Cornish Hen: Dijon and herb crusted, white wine jus

Roast Monkfish: grilled Portobello mushrooms, grape tomatoes, scallion vinaigrette

Crème Brulée: Tahitian Vanilla custard, wine poached plums, cookie garnish

Everything was delicious but that Creme Brulee was to die for.

Saturday, 16 July 2011


Couple of days ago, I bought some Sven sandals. To my surprise, they were very comfortable when I first put them on! I wore them to work yesterday and my feet got a bit sore by the end of the shift but the sandals seem very easy to break into.

For my outfit today, I paired my sandals with a silk kimono.
Silk Kimono: Talula Babaton //Tank & Shorts: Wilfred // Purse: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Also, definitely in need of a better camera...

Friday, 15 July 2011


This past week, my friends Lily, Jess, Nat and I went to Sassafraz for Summerlicious. Summerlicious is an event that takes place in Toronto every year and offers 3-course pre-fixe menus at great prices. Over 150 restaurants in the city take part in it. Sassafraz is a French-inspired Canadian cuisine located in the heart of Yorkville and is known for being the "little yellow house".

To start, we all had the "Vichyssoisse with Lobster and Truffle Essence".  It was like a cold lobster chowder/soup. 

For my main course, I had the "Mushroom Ravioli in Truffle Scented Broth with Braised Leeks and Pecorino Tartuffo".

Jess and Lily had the "Double Cut Hot Smoked Berkshire Pork Chop with Ancho Glaze, Braised Collards and Buttermilk Whipped Potatoes".

Nat had the "Chorizo Stuffed Cornish Hen with Coddled Rice Cakes, Creamed Spinach and Habenero Chutney".

All of us had a bite of everything and it was all amazingly good.

For dessert, we all shared the "Blueberry Tartlet with White Chocolate Creme Diplomat, Toasted Meringue and Lime Gelee", "Rose Water Scented Chilled Cherry Soup with Dark Chocolate Mousse and Crisped Rice Croquant, Vanilla Tuille", and the "Luis d'Or: rind washed Jura Style Cheese, Served with Fresh Fruits and Flatbreads"

It was a great night with the ladies followed by a stroll down Yorkville and story-telling until late in the night.

(photo cred: Jess Cheng)

Thursday, 14 July 2011


As some of you know, about a month ago I designed two cocktail dresses for Miss Universe Canada competitor, Michelle Kwan to wear during pageant week.

Here are some pictures of her wearing them:

So glad I had the opportunity of working with Michelle! She looked absolutely gorgeous in the dresses :)

Saturday, 9 July 2011


Ta-da! Been loving orange lately so naturally, I made myself a version of my sister's dress in that color. For my dress, I used silk instead of crepe de chine so the fabric is a little bit lighter compared to the blue one I made for Mel. I also decided to make a ribbon to tie around the waist so I could wear the dress with or without it.

The ribbon is made with crepe de chine (same with the bias detail on the dress) and for the hems, I used a zig-zag stitch to finish it just because I thought the detail would look nicer than a rolled hem for the dress.

The dress is so summery! Now I just need an occasion to wear it to...

Friday, 1 July 2011


This past week, my sister came to visit me in Toronto! She came from Haiti where she spent a month there doing volunteer work at wound clinics, hospitals for babies and running a summer camp for the kids. Nest week, she is going to her friends wedding and so I made her a dress to wear for it!

 It is just a very simple one shoulder dress made with crepe de chine. I am currently loving bright blue and I thought the color would look great on her! I added a cream colored bias detail around the neckline which I thought would give it a nice contrast and made the dress with two overlapping layers to make the standard hem of a dress a little more fun.

I loved it so much on her that I'm thinking about making myself one too! Maybe in a different color though..

Stay tuned!