Sugar, spice, and a pinch of GLAM

10.05.13: 26 and happy

Hello, sweets! 🙂 Here’s the continuation of A’s amazing birthday week in Hong Kong last year (in case you haven’t read the first part yet, here it is https://riannagalvez.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/hong-kong-diary-happy-birthday-a/ ) We had so much fun lat night for A’s birthday dinner this year, I can’t wait to post tidbits about it on Instagram and hopefully share it here on my blog SOON! We are still away from reality (Baltimore) and we’ve decided to stay a little longer here cause we can’t go back to our apt. life-work cycle yet. Anywayyyy, for A’s birthday dinner last year, we did not plan anything, we just wanted to go out and have a nice dinner in a beautiful place. I am a fan of Shangri-La so I suggested that we go there, which was very last minutes — and it did not disappoint, as expected 😉

Read my previous entries about Hong Kong

https://riannagalvez.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/hong-kong-diary-street-food-diet/

https://riannagalvez.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/hong-kong-diary-pigeon-mantis-shrimp-and-some-afternoon-sun/

https://riannagalvez.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/hong-kong-diary-repulse-bay/

https://riannagalvez.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/hong-kong-diary-island-food-adventures/

https://riannagalvez.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/hong-kong-and-us/

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They have 2 Shangri-La Hotels in Hong Kong, but we chose Island Shangri-La because we thought we are always at Tsim Tsa Tsui.

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With my love ❤

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Look at this beautiful gigantic chandelier. Shangri-La hotels exude elegance, the perfect place to spend A’s 26th birthday 🙂

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The restaurant was full when we got there so we had to wait for a couple of minutes to be seated.

 

 

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Which was okay cause we had time to hangout at the lobby lounge. Good move because their lobby is gorgeous!

They have classic mojito on their cocktail menu but I love strawberry mojito so I requested for that. Gerry had a very refreshing Tom Collins which ignited his love for the said drink.

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Fact: I always feel like I am also celebrating my birthday when we go out for dinner. Seeing A happy brings joy to my heart, that happy birthday feeling! 😉

 

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 We went to Cafe Too for the dinner buffet. We can’t leave a country without going to a buffet, it’s a must! Haha

These are some of the stations that we enjoyed…

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Roast Beef Station

We had a nice cut of medium rare roast beef! The meat was cooked perfectly and the red wine sauce was very good.

 

 

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Make your own noodle bowl station

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I made A pick all the ingredients that will go in our bowl. He did great cause he got everything that I love — which was easy for him cause we eat anything! haha

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Dimsum ; Asian Food in Woks ; Sushi ; and Raw Bar

Our favorite stations! A was on cloud 9!!!! 🙂

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Garde Manger

I love cold cuts and buffets that make an effort into making salads look appetizing for everyone.

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A’s seafood plate #1

This is his “let-me-try-if-they-have-good-seafood” plate. And they do! They serve fresh seafood which makes every penny worth it!! 🙂

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A went back to the raw bar 3 times, by the third time I was already thinking to myself “wow this guy is having the time of his life”. I mean, look at those lobsters! 😉

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1/3 sugar land

 

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What I got. I take desserts seriously.

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Happy Tummy = Happy Me

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I told our server we are celebrating A’s birthday and asked for a piece of cake with a candle. I can’t let A’s birthday pass without him making a wish and blowing a candle! 😉

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 A at 26!

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After being in HK for 5 nights, we finally finished this! We limit ourselves to a glass per night cause we do not want to feel too tired the day after.

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I decided to wear this gorgeous dress cause we celebrated a lot of things that night aside from A’s birthday. Our first overseas trip together, A’s first time in Asia, us surviving LDR.

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I wish I have this in my bathroom now, I would spend more time getting ready…but then I think A wouldn’t like that. haha

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Love the low back…and of course the sparkly details 🙂

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 I can’t wear to wear this dress again! I can’t believe it’s been more than a year since I last wore it. I love how sophisticated and elegant it looks 🙂

xx

R ❤

 

 

Comments on: "Hong Kong Diary: A’s Birthday Dinner" (1)

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