Monday, June 14, 2010

I Think I Know What's On Your Mind

A quickie post to show you some pics of my new hair and dinner at a local French bistro. I'm having fun playing around with my hair - some days I've slicked it back (think Victoria Beckham), others I've pushed it forwards messily and finished with my favourite surf spray. I've glammed it up with pretty, tulle and pearl adorned handbands, or if I'm feeling a more grungy vibe, I reach for my braided suede headband. There's a style to suit my chameleon moods. NOTE: Please ignore the horribly tacky sign - I didn't realize it was in the picture and we were in a hurry to get inside the restaurant for our table.

I've used a variety of products to style my hair and I've found a few that I like:

1. Best Gel for a slicked back pixie: I tried Bumble and Bumble BB Gel and Oribe Gel Serum (thanks to BeautyMark for giving me both samples) and by far I liked Oribe for a firm hold to last all day but wasn't sticky or too stiff. The BB Gel is nice for light hold but I can't trust it'll stay all day.

2. Best Surf Spray: John Masters Organics Sea Mist hands down gives you that straight-out-of-the-surf look. I prefer it to Bumble and Bumble's Surf Spray which is a bit heavy and sticky. Plus, Sea Mist has a sweet lavender scent so you don't smell like a kelpy seawitch =D.

3. Best Hair Spray: I will go with Bumble and Bumble's Does It All Spray because it provides an airy and flexible hold that highlights the piecey-ness.

Now onto the food...Pied-a-Terre is a fave of mine because of how low-key it is and the food I've had there on numerous occasion has always been good. I just love simple, classic food, and this French bistro has it down.

We started with a French Onion Tarte with Bacon Frisse Salad.
Hubby ordered the Lamb Duo special with braised and roast lamb. Served with green beans and some pastry.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Fish Special which was pan roasted sole with morels and peas in a chive herby cream sauce. Served with asparagus, mashed potatoes and a roasted tomato.
We had no room for dessert but that was probably a good thing because I can never decide between their Creme Brulee, Chocolate Tarte, or Lemon Tarte.

Asymetric White Tee by Ambient (the back is longer than the front and I love it)
Distressed Jean Shorts by Ambient
Grey Coverup - from Gateau Lingerie
Fleur de Lis necklace - Pyrrah
Tulle Headband - Blue Ruby
Sandals - Elizabeth and James
Black Mini Hobo - Hugo Boss
Sunglasses - Rayban Clubmasters


Teresa said...

The hair is total cuteness and all sassy. I had a great time at Pied a Terre too and plan to try their other restaurants too. I remember the manager was so nice and very attentive

Anonymous said...

The hair is cute and I love the outfit!!

- Luara

rachaelkrystina said...

Love the short hair!

... I also love that chocolate tarte mmmm

Haute World said...

Love your new hair! And the fact that you can style it in so many different ways. I'm quite lazy when it comes to hair I have to admit. I hardly use any product, but then again, I've always kept mine long. Hope you're having a great week so far!

The Anthology said...

I love your new hair. And I especially love how much fun you have with it.

Your sandals are great too, by the way.


WendyB said...

Cute 'do!

It Girl (Anya) said...

I love love love your short hair! It suits you so well.

Niki B. said...

cuuuuuuute! love the cut, you look awesome! ps i'm now sooo hungry, yum! xx

quelle said...

cute! i can't believe i still haven't seen you hair in person!

kathygko said...

I love your drapey, grey cardigan. I adore easy, stylish coverups such as the one you were wearing. Nice pics of your meal at Pied-a-Terre.