Finally paid a visit to this hidden gem in Toronto this past weekend for a meet-up with Vicki and Natalie. The space was quiet and beautiful with a European charm. Just a door away is Marché, the market-style restaurant that offers a variety of gourmet international delights. We walked in and was surprised by how empty it was, but that just meant more space for us to take photos (haha). I love the leather banquette, marble tables and wall trims.
Spending most of my Thanksgiving long weekend lounging around at home because I don't get to do that enough on weekdays or even on regular weekends. I picked up this fun and flirty gold lip stained mug from a sample sale at work last week and have been in love with it since.
Ever since the move, I've been spending my weekends either being adventurous and out exploring the city or being a homebody. I love the city, but most days, I enjoy the comfort and simple pleasures of being indoors so I can catch up on Netflix or blogging. Yesterday, I woke up and slipped into a button-down white shirt, a pair of ripped jeans and made myself a cup of roasted milk tea to start my day. I tend to feel most inspired to shoot and blog on weekend mornings and/or afternoons when there's a lot of natural light. This was the same when I lived at home, except I rarely received daylight because of where my room was located in the house. To be totally truthful, this was actually an important factor when we were determining where to live because I wanted a space where I could be motivated to blog more. As of late, I've been encouraged to do more planning and photos because the sun did not set until 7PM so hopefully I can keep this up. I want to get to a point where I can be posting more often than once or twice a week to keep the content fresh and interesting. If you have any suggestions on what you'd like to see more of, comment below!
Her Majesty's Pleasure
Although the snow has not melted completely, I'm happy that Spring has officially arrived. Last weekend, we were lucky enough to be able to borrow a studio for a photo shoot. When I stepped into the place, I immediately fell in love with the exposed brick walls, industrial floors and natural lighting that was beaming in through the large windows.
Weekend in Montreal
Discovered this new gem in King West and spent my entire Sunday afternoon here catching up on weekend events with Wendy. Her Majesty's Pleasure is a charming cafe, bar, boutique, and beauty spa all housed in this surprisingly spacious spot. When I first read about this place, it sounded a little intimidating, but in reality it's actually very welcoming and comparable to Colette Grand Cafe.
Colette Grand Café
The roadtrip to Montreal this past weekend was just what the doctor ordered. We listened to the Serial podcast on our way there and back, which kept our minds off work and made the 5-hour long ride much more bearable. We traveled there with a very short itinerary which sometimes is an amazing thing for someone who has Type A personality and desire to make plans down to the minute. What we did have in our itinerary were Bota Bota, Old Montreal and their infamous poutine.
Here's a little piece of Paris tucked away in the Thompson Hotel between Wellington & Bathurst. Every square-foot of this French-inspired café was a sweet surprise as we were taken from room to room - bakery, dining area, lounge, library, bar, patio - you name it! My favourite part was the wrap-around terrace adorned with elegantly draped fabric. I wouldn't mind living at the Thompson Hotel and spending my mornings at this café.