I thought I’d give you all a quick “preview” of the makeup I used on my birthday – ’cause if there’s any day in the year where you should use all of your favourites at once it’s on your birthday. I’ve got a video with a tutorial of the look I did for my Birthday-Dinner, with pretty much the same products with just a few changed for a darker look. I also did a few things on the Thursday (and Friday!) so if pictures of food are you thing, keep reading.
Thursday was pretty chill, woke up and drank my usual coffee – bedside curtesy of my boyfriend. Then we watched some TV/Youtube and took our time. Around 11:00 we went for Brunch at one of my favourite spots “Benedict” it’s a chain so there’s one near my house and this location is right by the beach. It wasn’t an overly sunny day so it was quite nice to see the beach, and have a leisurely breakfast-lunch.It was followed by doing pretty much nothing all day (other than work, e-mails and the like) just chilling at home with the people I love and organising my makeup which is a favoured past-time for me. Friday was the day I got my “big” present (my boyfriend is buying me something when we’re in London next month) but my parents were kind enough to get me something I’ve been wanting for a long time:A scottish fold kitten! I’ve been wanting anther cat for awhile now and while I’ve grown up with Siamese all my life I really wanted a British Shorthair or a Scottish Fold. We’ve named him Theodore (or Theo) and this post was delayed in the making since I’ve been playing with him all morning. For more Theo-cuteness check out my Snapchat (dardiamant)! I still can’t believe he’s a real cat and not a stuffed animal.
We spent most of Friday morning driving over to get him, having lunch at my Boyfriend’s parents’ house and driving back.
We had dinner reservations at Pastel, one of my family’s favourite fine-dinning spots. My dad brought a very good bottle of wine from his stash err… “collection” that went along with a lovely lovely meal. I didn’t take any pictures of the starters because we ate them before I could think about it even. We had the Peach Salad, with endive and Halumi cheese, Chicken Liver Pate and the Tuna Sashimi that had a bit of chili and was served with cucumbers. For mains I got the Steak Filet because it’s my favourite to eat out and the boyfriend got the same, it was so good I was speechless. My dad had grilled fish and mum went for two warm starters as a main scallops and asparagus shrimp. Here’s some pictures that don’t do the food justice.
If you’re ever looking for a truly great restaurant in Tel Aviv, with amazing ambiance and design Pastel is the one. Service is always good, without being snooty and the food is consistently amazing. We’ve been going there since they opened and have never been disappointed.
Check back tomorrow for the tutorial!