I’m sure you’re all familiar with Chris of fivezero – she of the nail swatches that launched a thousand lemmings – she was also one of the winners from my giveaway. When I sent her the notice to claim her prize – I tossed out a suggestion: perhaps we could meet up, since we live in the same city. And to my delight, she accepted – it was a date! 😀
This was the very first meet-up that either of us have ever done with a fellow blogger…
And it was fantastic! We met this past Tuesday over lunch and chatted a bit (mostly me yammering on) – her little boy Peanut was in tow so he was a source of amusement – then we walked around the new Saks store that’s connected to the Hudson’s Bay. Of course, the key reason we met up was for me to give her the giveaway prize, but to my surprise, miss fivezero brought me a gift bag of goodies as well! I was giddy as I opened the gift bag to reveal:
She really shouldn’t have, but I’m so grateful for this unexpected gift! Thank you! 🙂 Here are some closer shots:
Tracy by Ellen Tracy perfume, which she mentions as her Top 10 Unsniffed Perfume Buys. I’ve been keeping an eye out for this ever since I heard about it from her blog. Now I can stop looking! I’ve worn this and now I know what a “skin” type of scent is – it’s so creamy and mellow, it’s lovely!
Nail polishes (as if I need more, right?) L to R:
• Elizabeth Arden Nail Polishes in Fleet St. Plum and Painted Desert Paprika (these are discontinued polishes that I oogled over on her blog!)
• Cuccio Colour in Gazing in Genoa
• Essie in Go Overboard
Godiva Caramel Nut Brownie Dessert Truffles 😮 I’m sure you all know what a sweet tooth I have. Let’s just say that these are almost all gone…
Giant Toonie chocolate coin! 😀 For non-Canadians, the “Toonie” is our $2 coin. It got its name based on our $1 coin, which was affectionately named the “Loonie” because of the image of a loon on the back of the coin. So people just switched the L with the T to represent two, for the $2 coin. Heh, we’re funny people. I’ve placed a real Toonie beside the giant chocolate coin to show the scale! Read more about the Toonie here.
Thank you, Chris! 🙂 It was so good to put a face / voice / 3 dimensional personality to the hand behind the blog! (no, we did not take any selfies, we’re both camera shy) I hope we’ll get a chance to hang out again in the future. And Peanut is a sweet little boy whose primary concerns were his toy fire truck and his food, haha, what a life! 😉
I’ve asked her before, but one question I never did get a chance to ask in person was: just how many nail polishes she owns! Drats! 😛
Have you ever met a fellow blogger?