At the start of this month, my parents celebrated their 25th ‘Silver’ Wedding Anniversary! We had a big lunch with all our family and close friends to celebrate the special day
For my makeup, I decided to go for a similar look to my Classic Red Lips Makeup Tutorial. The key to this look is keeping the eye makeup simple, so that all the focus is on the perfect red lips. So I just used liquid liner and a pair of curly lashes for my eyes and a berry-red lipstick for my lips.
For my outfit, I wore my favourite jumpsuit from Femme Connection, which is the only store where their maxi dresses and jumpsuits actually fit me perfectly (usually they’re way too long!). I really like the decorated collar
I added a brown belt at the waist and kept the accessories simple with just a black lace bangle. For my shoes, I chose a pair of wine-red netted heels I bought on an Australian online shoe store called Eastlayne Shoes. They have fashionable (often designer-inspired) shoes at very affordable prices! I saw the exact same design of these shoes at Miu Miu for 10X the price!
This time we didn’t dine in the private room as there were way too many guests, so we had to sit in the main restaurant area. That’s why the lighting is not as good and I had to brighten the photos.
We started off with Tao’s assorted seasonal platter, which consisted of mayo tuna in a lettuce leaf, lightly seared scallop and bacon-wrapped asparagus. I really enjoyed the scallop because it was only very slightly cooked and still sweet and tender on the inside.
For my entree, I chose the Kai-seki style sashimi. I love the presentation of this dish, with the salmon and mackerel perched on a glass of ice, the scallop and sea urchin roe (uni) sashimi placed in their shells and the pickled ginger (gari) resting on a pebble. All the sashimi were very fresh, although I didn’t eat the mackerel – it was WAY too fishy.
For my soup, I chose the cream of mushroom soup. This was so creamy and delicious because it contained little bits of blended mushroom.
For my main, I had the hot stone sizzling steak, which was accompanied by the rice of the day (fried rice with dried shrimp). The steak was placed on a banana leaf on top of a hot stone to keep it hot. It came with a pepper sauce (too peppery!) and a side of vegetables.
This was the only let-down of the whole meal, because I asked for my steak to be cooked medium and the steak that was placed infront of me was definitely rare! I had to ask the waitress to take the steak back and the chef recooked it for me, which made it well-done in the end. *Sigh*! Oh well, I guess it’s my fault for ordering steak at an Asian-style restaurant lol!
Finally for my dessert, I chose good ol’ cream brulee. It was a bit too ‘eggy’ for my liking but it was a good way to end the meal.
Here I am with my lovely parents They look better after 25 years of marriage than when they first wed!
And just finishing off this post with the ADORABLE (and huge) anniversary cake chosen by my aunty. They cute drawing look just like my parents (although the cartoon man was meant to have glasses like my dad haha!). My mum saved the piece of the cake with the drawing of them and she’s put it in the freezer as a keepsake – so funny >__<!
Congratulations to my dear parents on the amazing milestone! I hope I will have an equally loving and lasting marriage in the future
- Miss Pixie Lulu