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bobbette & belle

No Comments 31 August 2011

lucky penny is on a high… a sugar high, that is… from accompanying her lovely bride-to-be and wedding planner, naomi serkin, to a dessert tasting at the incomparable bobbette & belle.

styled like a chic cottage, the shop in leslieville grew out of the perfect partnership between sarah bell (pastry chef and chocolatier extraordinaire) and allyson meredith bobbitt (award-winning cake designer).

the hungry trio were treated to the most magical parade of confections… almost too gorgeous to eat.

first up were cupcakes: chocolate hazelnut, vanilla with mango passionfruit buttercream, salted caramel and the bride’s kryptonite, red velvet.

followed by bite-sized lemon meringue, raspberry, blueberry tarts and lucky penny’s all-time favourite… you guessed it… butter tarts!

homemade marshmallows delicately flavoured with fruit juices or cocoa, and amuse bouche-sized caramels laced with crunchy crystals of fleur de sel delighted their palates.

yet still, after all this, one treat still puts a smile on lucky penny’s face…  les macarons, just like patisserie ladurée in paris and new york (which just opened). the crunchy exterior breaks and its airy filling melts in her mouth leaving whispered flavours of black currant, pistachio, salted caramel or hazelnut. magnifique!

with too much to choose from, the darlings decided not to decide…  on her bride’s wedding day, guests will be treated to a buffet of all these delectable sweets… unless our girl gets there first. *tummy grumbles*

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mrs. bridal boutique

No Comments 12 August 2011

lucky penny adores any story that ends in “…happily ever after“.

high school besties, michelle gunn and kelly power, were both engaged to be married last summer. but due to an evil spell cast by the wicked witch, neither bride could find the perfect gown to make her fairytale wedding come true.

now that the honeymoon is over, the newlyweds decided to wave their magic wands and help other brides-to-be (like fairy godmothers) with mrs. bridal boutique.

nestled in a charming, white townhouse on davenport in yorkville, the *new* shop will feature a range of wedding gowns, accessories and gifts, too. the bridal salon itself has an exclusive collection of international designers handpicked by the lovely owners such as elizabeth dye, delphine manivet, junko yoshioka and more.

***psst… bridal penny’s current obsession, elizabeth fillmore, will be showcased during her first trunk show of gorgeous lace dresses on august 25th to 27th from 11am to 6pm by appointment only. call now!

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bespoke groom

No Comments 09 August 2011

lucky penny knows it is not all about the bride.

for the first few of months of being engaged, most discussions revolve around the dress, the shoes, the cake and the flowers.  but… the handsome groom deserves to look his best, too.

desperate for help with his upcoming nuptials, lucky penny called on the famed tailor to all bay street suits, p. elliot custom clothiers.

elliot falovitch, with a suitcase full of dapper sartorial elegance, will personally consult on fabrics for shirts, jackets and suits… all custom fitted and monogrammed.

the groom-to-be selected a classic, satin lapel 007 tux with a deep oxblood lining and matching black vest… as well as a soft gold pocket square, made-to-match the bride’s shoesies, of course.

wait! her shoes? stay tuned…

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kettle bells and noodles

No Comments 18 May 2011

lucky penny is a good friend… she was somehow convinced by her lovely bride-to-be to sign up for a boot camp class. gasp!

twice a week, she has been sweating it out at hourglass workout in liberty village. fitness model, lyzabeth lopez, takes no prisoners… kettle bells, plyometric training and crossfit challenges. oh my!

even better, the classes are right next door to liberty noodle. once their limbs feel like jello, the girls treat themselves to a feast. seared beef tataki with horseradish ponzu, and a fresh cucumber and prawn salad to start. as a main, they split the black bean chicken on a bed of greens and ramen noodles.

it might not all be on the hourglass meal plan, but lucky penny can keep a secret!

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always a bridesmaid

No Comments 27 April 2011

lucky penny has seen some horrid crimes against fashion in her time.

she may have even committed one or two (the ’80s do not count), but nothing is worse than a bad bridesmaid dress… from an electric yellow cupcake-inspired frock to a bedazzled red halter gown, yeah let’s not talk about this anymore. *holds head down in shame*

given her track record, lucky penny was understandably confused when her lovely bride made it her mission that all her ladies-in-waiting look their absolute best.

the girls spent an afternoon at sash and bustle in leslieville. the modern bridal boutique specializes in “simple, chic and elegant”.  best of all, the appointment-only salon hosts one wedding party at any given time.

the six maids chose lula kate silk dresses in a dark midnight blue… each one in a style that most flattered to guarantee repeat wears.

next on the list… the cake!

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