Those of you who follow my Instagram account would know that I turned one year wiser the other day. I already consider it a luxury to not be alone on my birthday, but over the weekend I was spoiled with delicious meals alongside some of the best company I know. On my main day, I dined at l’Abattoir in Gastown. For the past few years it has been my birthday tradition to have dinner at this amazing French restaurant. Funny enough, I order the same entrée every time too – the Duck Breast! Glad it still remains to be on the menu. Although I normally love trying new things, on special occasions I prefer sticking to old traditions for the sake of sentimental value.
Tomorrow I’m jetting off to spend my 5 day long Easter weekend in Calgary! I will be visiting Drumheller (super excited) and will have belated birthday celebrations with family and old friends. To be honest, my birthday doesn’t appeal to me because it’s my “big” day; I look forward to it because it provides me with an opportunity to connect with friends and close ones. After you hit the legal age, who really cares to be a year older anyways? LOL!
Because of Chinese traditions, I tend to want to wear new clothes on my birthday. Unfortunately nothing new really struck my eye this year, so on my birthday evening I sported an outfit with a bunch of old favourites: my suit pants, my basic black bow tie, my patent leather loafers, and most importantly my sleek leather lapel tuxedo jacket. Although none of these pieces were new, I had never worn them together before, and this combination was absolutely perfect for a fine dining night.