Pink paper drink parasols from Gracious Bridal
As mentioned in last week's Cupcake Monday, I had planned to post on a certain highly respected French patisserie in Toronto. I did go in on Saturday, a day where the temperature was 46 degress Celcius with the humidex (that's 115 for Fahrenheit folks). The tiny shop had no air-con, and if the lights had been on I would have mistaken it for the surface of the sun. I'm still not sure. It was so suffocating that my husband had to go outside - into 46 degrees - to get some relief. Now sporting an even thicker sweat moustache, I bought some decadent looking Mississippi Mud Pie brownie-type desserts for my bestie who was having us for dinner that night and got the heck out. The next stop was across the street for dinner wine at the Summerhill LCBO and it's the most impressive alchohol selling establishment around, it's massive and very posh, they have a tasting room and other neat things and I hope they didn't mind that I cooled my bum in one of their open refrigerators for a minute.
So instead, I'm doing a parasol theme. I've noticed a few women about town using parasols and I like it! One was a pretty ivory lace and it reminded me that I should get one and that it won't look weird on the street. I love a wide-brimmed hat, and my mother-in-law gave me a black one that is very chic and I love it, but on the really hot days (that's nearly all of them in Ontario summer) you just can't have anything on your head if you're going to be out for a while. So the parasol makes a lot of sense.
(I saw several cupcakes with parasols but most were of the standard girlie drink variety, and there were some more innovative ones but the photos let them down - always a heartbreaker!)