October 15, 2012

Weekend Festivities

This weekend was amazing.

Friday I took a half day at work and headed directly
to JD's apartment when I got out. Parking took a little longer
than necessary thanks to a couple of streets being closed for
the filming of a Ford commercial, but we eventually found a spot.
JD loved his gifts (shoes and bow ties) and we got to spend 
the afternoon together which was a lovely treat.
We went to Corner Bistro for a late lunch and got 
raspberry and amaretto truffles from Li-Lac 
for a little snack. I had never had them before,
but have heard wonderful things so I was excited to
finally get to try them. If you happen to be in the area of 
8th and Jane, stop in. You won't regret it.

For dinner I took JD to Tartine.
We hadn't been since last January so it was a nice
change of pace. I had the mussels, JD had a steak
and we shared a confit duck leg as an appetizer.
It was so delicious.

Following dinner we went for drinks at one of our current favorites, 
the Old Rabbit Club. I always love the shocked looks I get from
 unsuspecting friends and passersby on the street when I march down
those dark stairs into what seems like a sketchy basement with 
an unmarked door. One of the things I love about that place is that
despite being located on busy MacDougal street, very few people seem
to know it's there. Speakeasies are kind of my thing.
I love finding them.

Saturday we woke up, ate cupcakes from Billy's for breakfast
and promptly fell back asleep on the couch. In the afternoon JD's
uncles came in for a visit and his mom prepared a feast.
It really felt like a holiday. 
 I dropped the container that my pumpkin cupcakes had been in
so they all smashed together. They look like such a mess when put
on the same plate as the perfect looking cupcakes from Billy's Bakery.
 JD's delicious chocolate mousse birthday cake from Veniero's.
Zoe and Wolfgang (JD's uncles' dogs) relaxing on a cozy blanket.

Sunday we went to brunch at Hudson Clearwater,
which was absolutely delicious! We had heard wonderful things
about their dinner but haven't made it in before this morning.
Yet another one of my speakeasy discoveries...
The entrance is around the corner through a back garden.

I hope you had a great weekend!


  1. Sounds like a good (half day) off of work! Did you take pictures of the shoes and bow ties you bought? I wanna see! Underground, undiscovered restaurants are the best too.

  2. I really like your blog dear!
    Keep up with the good work! ;)


  3. Those cupcakes looks delicious! :)

    - Victoria

  4. "confit *uck leg"?!? I was thinking...hmmm did my pregnant brain read that wrong. Sometimes I wish blogger knew what we were trying to say and not what our fingers were typing.

    Anyway, it looks like you had a great and delish weekend. The cupcakes look yummy even though they took a spill and as long as they taste good that's all that matters.

    p.s. I'm back. xo

  5. I just found your blog, and just adore it! I will definitely be following to get to read about all your lovely adventures!~

  6. those dogs are so cute! and the cupcakes look yummy

  7. I'm obsessed with Billy's!


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