I just returned home after spending 12 days in Toronto visiting family and friends. What a whirlwind of a trip. While there was no running involved, I felt like I just completed a marathon. I was downtown, uptown, east, west, north, south and in suburbia multiple times in 12 days. I saw babies, dogs, friends, (no foes), doctors, and family. Despite a sore back from all the driving, I had a blast and can’t express how much fun I had being back in the city.
A few shots:
The Ultimate Chicken Soup with Matzoh Balls
Baby Visit #1
A little retail therapy at Jacaranda Tree & Co on Mount Pleasant- A favourite home decor and accessories store
Brunch at Celestin Restaurant on Mount Pleasant
Baking up a storm for a Countlan Magazine Issue 04 photo shoot. I tried one of Hedy Goldsmiths’ recipes from her new book, Baking Out loud- Highly recommend this one if you like fun, American-style, comfort food desserts.
Brunch again- this time at Emma’s Country Kitchen on St. Clair Avenue West. I had the Red Velvet pancakes and my mom had the French toast. We decided we liked the French toast better.
Multiple refills at David’s Tea. I must have gone there at least five times in 12 days. Yikes! Where is my loyalty card?
I completed not one, but three photo shoots for Countlan Magazine! Here is a picture snapped at the first one. Good work team + helpers.
Hey Meatball- Meatballs are becoming very popular around the world. I see these meatball only restaurants popping up everywhere. I tried Hey Meatball in Toronto on College Street. Very nice vegan balls with risotto.
Monocle is my favourite magazine in the entire world. They opened a shop late last year in Toronto, so it was rather fitting I pay a visit while I was in the neighbourhood.
As part of my marriage proposal, my husband sent me on a scavenger hunt around the city- Lit Espresso bar was one of my stops where I had to learn how to make a Cortado before I could get my next clue. Here is a stop in at Lit for a pick me up.
Baby visit #2
Delicious loaves of challah staring at me over Passover.
And that my friends, is what you call a marathon- Believe it or not, this is only 1/4 of my trip. Of course I do not want to bore you.
Up next. I am off to Munich and the Austrian Alps this weekend for a bit of R&R. Now you know why.
Until next week.
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