Sunday, December 19, 2010

Restaurant Review: Maroli - Indian and Malabari Cuisine

630 Bloor St West
Bloor & Bathurst
Toronto , Ontario
Tel : 416 483 5393
Cell : 647 897 5821
Total with tax+tip: $67

On Thursday night the BF and I had dinner plans with a friend. We originally planned on grabbing Korean food and for some reason I brought up an Indian restaurant I had seen on DineTO . It was on their list of "2010 best restaurants in Toronto" so I was curious and checked out what was the choice under the Best Indian category. Being a vegetarian, I eat a lot of bland food all the time and when I eat out, I crave spicy flavourful food. Indian food is usually a safe bet because there are always vegetarian choices and all their foods are so deliciously aromatic. 
Anyways we got talking about this restaurant and being the adventurous foodies, we decided to venture there. It was about 8:30ish and my BF thought it would be a good idea to call and make a reservation/ check to see when they close (this was the "Best Indian Restaurant in TO" afterall). After he hung up, he said that he got a weird vibe from the woman on the phone because we said we wanted to reserve a table. When we got there we realized why, there was only one other table in the restaurant :D . The place was quite small and quiet, approximately 7 tables I'd say in the whole restaurant. 

MAC Charity Bag Swap

I've been quite busy lately and have been meaning to thank Ludmila and Charlene for the swap. In bag #3 I got an eyeshadow from the Tartan collection - "Golden Crown", Lipstick in "Surprise me", Rodarte Pigment and brow pencil. Ludmila was nice enough to give me 3 more brow pencils :) . In bag #4 I got the Rodarte Pigment, Prep + Prime and 2 brow pencils. Charlene was so kind as to throw in 2 little baggies of pigments, a nail file and a little note (so sweet.. I know!). I brought the charity bags to work and had a little draw with my co-workers (I secretly wanted bag #3). We lined up the bags and respectively numbered them 1,2 and so on. Had little pieces of paper with the numbers thrown into a bag and drew....I got #3! We all squealed with delight he..he..and swapped some items with each other. Fun I can't wait for the next warehouse sale to do this again <3

Bag #1

Bag #2
Bag #3
Bag #4

Friday, December 3, 2010

Mac Warehouse Sale Haul: December 3, 2010

Came home not too long ago from the Estee Lauder warehouse sale. This was the first day of the sale and I went in the afternoon around 1pm - no line-up (yay). For those of you that have never been to one of these sales, there are 3 different rooms to go through. The sample products are taped down onto tables with an associated "item number". You can swatch the samples and what ever you want, you write down onto your little piece of paper. You then bring your piece of paper to runners who will gather your products together and bag them. Brands I saw: MAC, Estee Lauder (lipsticks/lipglosses, skincare, fragrance), Clinique (eye shadows, lipsticks/ lipglosses, foundation, mascara), Prescriptives, Origins, Bobbi Brown (mainly foundation, concealer), Coach and DKNY.