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Monday, June 19, 2006

My Husband the Metrosexual

Saturday was our neighbour’s birthday and Big Papa’s is Tuesday. Said neighbour told him all week they had a date Saturday afternoon. At the assigned time, four of them called on BP, piled into their Beemer, and went for manis and pedis!

I never thought I’d see the day. Now if I could just convince him it's OK to wear capris.

We had a fab Father’s Day. Cakes and I were up early. We were at Bonjour Brioche when they opened to buy some croissants for breakfast (the BEST croissants in the city, by the way).

We gave Cakes her new sand and water table to keep her occupied while we had a leisurely breakfast on our newly assembled patio furniture.

We showered BP with presents. New CDs (Kaiser Chiefs and New Pornographers) and an ACDC belt buckle. Big Papa, who is actually far from a metrosexual (a lot of his clothes come from MEC) has a penchant for outlandish belt buckles.

We spent a lazy day around the house sipping iced tea and taking turns reading the paper.

Cakes retired at 7. I made Big Papa dinner and we dined alfresco: mixed greens with blue cheese, walnuts and pear; rack of lamb, green beans, and red potatoes with fresh chives from the garden. We quaffed a nice Bin 555 Shiraz we’ve been saving for a special occasion.

Our neighbours, who were also drinking wine in the backyard (still no fences), invited us over for dessert. They served us a wonderful ice-cream-and-boozy- fruit concoction. We brought a cheese tray with some cheeses we bought at the new shop that just opened in the ‘hood, the Leslieville Cheese Market. The cheeses were fantastic.

Now, I need to come up with something for Tuesday. I also suffer from having a birthday right next to another holiday (my birthday is Dec 31) and I don’t want Big Papa to get ripped off. I don’t know if I can cook twice in one week so I’ll have to come up with something different.



Blogger Christina said...

Sounds like a nice day, and yummm...I love red potatoes and chives. :)

My husband is far from being a metrosexual, but he's not a man's man either. He's more of an artsy guy who just isn't concerned with how he looks.

5:51 PM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

That just sounds like just such a loverly day, truly.

And Bonjour Brioche does do an awesome croissant (so does Clafouti on Queen West.)

(Mmmm croissant)

8:01 PM  
Blogger sunshine scribe said...

Sounds like a great day. My metrosexual (sigh) husband has a birthday one day after christmas so I can totally relate.

Oh and I am officially in LOVE with the Leslieville Cheese Market.

9:48 AM  
Blogger Gabriella said...

I sooooo wished I lived downtown, living in the suburbs has its moments but I think living close to walking stores in general is way better!!!!!

10:14 AM  
Blogger petite gourmand said...

I just drove by the leslieville cheese market tonight,
it looks good.
dinner sounded delish.
But doesn't everything just taste better when you are eating outside under the stars?
errr.. or at least under the smoggy sky where you catch the occasional glimpse of -A-star.

9:43 PM  
Blogger petite gourmand said...

p.s. not the question your authority on good croissants,
but have you tried Claffouti on queen w?
not too shabby either.

9:52 PM  

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