They say that the 21st is the last birthday we look forward to, but they’ve clearly never been to Cental Social Hall. I celebrated my birthday there this year and got treated to the ultimate VIP experience! I’m no stranger to treating myself (I celebrate my birthday month instead of just the day itself), but this year was one to remember.
Like any memorable birthday weekend, it all started with a shopping trip. I knew I needed something that would turn heads and kept my eyes peeled for sequins and sparkles. But then, while shopping at Simons in West Edmonton Mall, I spotted this pink Fenty x Puma sweater and I knew I had to have it. I hesitated at first; is it socially acceptable to wear a big comfy sweater to the bar on your birthday? Yes, but only if it’s couture. I paired the look with my favourite over-the-knee black suede boots from Call it Spring and a pair of fishnet stockings I purchased from a Halloween store several years ago (I once pulled one of them over my face to make mermaid scales using eyeshadow and highlighter).
I heard that Central Social Hall has the best bathroom for selfies and I was not disappointed. Not only was the wallpaper matching my business cards and my outfit, but there was a convenient ledge below the mirror for extra posing options. While I was taking this selfie a girl walked into the bathroom, but I didn’t have my contacts in and I took off my glasses so I’m sure I gave her the blankest stare while making this exact pose. If you’re reading this, sorry if I freaked you out, girl from the bathroom.
My crew and I were seated at one of the big booths in the middle of the hall, but the table was hardly big enough for all the food and drinks we ordered. We started the night off with some champagne and appetizers.
Among the biggest hits at the table were the Beautiful Salad and the avocado toast. Although I could use this opportunity to make a crack about millennials and avocado toast, I’d love to use it instead to tell you about my gluten intolerance. I have Celiac disease so I didn’t get to try the bread, but they did bring me a gluten-free flatbread all for myself that was absolutely delicious.
All of the cocktails were so delicious and pretty; you can’t go wrong with this drink menu! What a great night of good food and good friends.
Be sure to head over to Central Social Hall at their downtown Edmonton location for a guaranteed good time!