FOOD + RESTAURANTS

THE THIRSTY ELF – HOLIDAY POP-UP BAR

Toronto’s seasonal pop-up bar is back this year and is located inside the Fairmont Royal York hotel in Downtown Toronto! It is only here until December 17th and it is very popular, it is open Thursday to Sunday from 5-11pm. If you are planning to go, get there as early as possible, the bar area…

VISITING WINE SPOT – Bolton, Ontario

If you are in Bolton and in the mood for a light dinner and some awesome drinks, check out Wine Spot, it is a hidden gem and has beautiful interior and exterior decor. This restaurant isn’t the most busy and it isn’t your typical chain restaurant, it has an individual vibe and feel to it! …

Common Good Cafe & Social House – Barrie, Ontario

If you are ever in the Barrie, Ontario area, you need to pay a visit to Common Good Cafe and Social House, I would recommend making a reservation as they have a gorgeous space but space is limited! The decor is stunning, there is a home and rustic yet sleek vibe to the entire place!…

VISITING THE VIBE – BARRIE!

Summer calls for exploring and sweet treats! If you are from or passing through Barrie, Ontario, you are going to want to stop and visit The Vibe Barrie! It is the perfect trendy spot with gorgeous decor and good eats!  The decor is the first thing that catches your eye! There is a neon theme…

DINING AT TAPS PUBLIC HOUSE IN MISSISSAUGA!

We celebrated the start of summer and a birthday the last few weeks. Me and some friends decided to visit Taps Public House in Mississauga! We made a reservation a few days before and went for a late dinner, we arrived and although we were a little early they were really friendly and got us…

GOING TO SUGARHILL DESSERT CAFE IN VAUGHN!

Dessert places are becoming increasingly popular, there are so many new dessert focused places being newly opened in the GTA! There is one location in Vaughn called SugarHill that I just had to check out!  We made our way there on a friday evening, it was pretty full and busy, we didn’t have to wait…

VISITING ALLORA RESTURANT IN HUNTSVILLE MUSKOKA!

When at our resort in Huntsville Muskoka, we were looking for the perfect dinner spot that was a little upscale yet casual enough to enjoy with our group of friends. We also didn’t want to go too far away from the resort as it was a bit of a snowy night when we visited and…

PUR & SIMPLE – THE PERFECT BRUNCH SPOT

I am a huge fan of trendy and chic brunch spots and PUR & SIMPLE has easily become one of my holy grails! This breakfast and lunch spot has such a relaxing yet sophisticated atmosphere with delicious and aesthetically beautiful food and drink items! I had the pleasure of visiting and trying some amazing items,…

VISITING HONEY SOUL FOOD

If you’re looking for a quick spot to check out with amazing food then you need to go to Honey Soul Food! It’s located in Mississauga, Ontario and the food is full of flavour! It does have a great vibe and a nice wall to take great shots of your delicious food!  The menu is…

VISITING BEANWISE – A TASTING EMPORIUM

If you are in the Mississauga area and love coffee Bean Wise is the place for you! It is a tasting emporium that has every syrup, Keurig or Nespresso pod, cup or any coffee/tea related appliance! I had no idea that a place like this existed and when I stumbled upon it I could not…

VISITING MAKER PIZZA IN NORTH YORK, ONTARIO!

I was so excited to have places like restaurants and eating areas open up again, but for anyone that wants really good, restaurant quality food but isn’t quite comfortable with being in that setting yet, then this spot is for you!  This unique pizza spot has a few locations in and around the GTA. I…

YOUR SIGN TO HAVE A CHARCUTERIE BOARD NIGHT 

What’s the perfect thing to do on any weekend? Have a charcuterie board night! We decided to host a night and celebrate the weekend using unique food and drink boards! Here’s a breakdown of the different food and matching drink boards we had!  Sushi Board  Almost everyone in our friend group ADORES sushi, it is…

VISITING THE LARGEST STARBUCKS IN THE WORLD

I am a huge Starbucks fan, you can call me obsessed! On a trip to Chicago in 2020, I stumbled upon a brand new Starbucks that moved in a building that actually used to be a Crate & Barrel store! This Starbucks is HUGE. The Chicago Starbucks Reserve Roastery is actually the largest Starbucks in…

ANOTHER VISIT TO THE URBAN TIM HORTONS CAFE IN MISSISAUGA

I had such a great experience visiting the Tim Hortons urban cafe the first time, I absolutely had to go back and see what new things they had for us to try and also pick up some of our favourites from last time as well!  We couldn’t resist grabbing the black forest dream donut, it…

VALENTINE’S DAY THEMED COCKTAILS

Classic drinks like red wine are always amazing go-tos when it comes to indulging around Valentine’s day, but if you’re wanting to try something different and need recipe, you’ve come to the right place! For The Love of Strawberries  This drink is light and refreshing, I started by cutting the star berries in half then…

VISITING CARLO’S BAKE SHOP + MEETING THE CAKE BOSS!

Today we decided to take a trip to Missisuaga’s Port Credit area, and visit the new Carlo’s Bake Shop! We went around 10:30am in an attempt to hopefully beat the lines, but there was still a little bit of a line when we got there. We spent about 5-8 minutes in the line and the…

TRYING OUT TIKA TEA HOUSE

A few weeks ago we were in Downtown Toronto and decided to try out a new bubble tea spot, that’s when we stumbled upon Tika Tea House! It was located just a short walk away from Nathan Phillip Square and it was pretty easy to find!  The decor was really pretty and clean when we…

DINING AT BAR POET

I recently visited Bar Poet in Toronto and it had an absolutely fantastic vibe, it really is not very big but it has an amazing atmosphere, good eats and innovative drinks! I made a reservation about a week in advance which was needed because this restaurant was small and incredibly busy! There wasn’t a restricted…

HOLIDAY INSPIRED COCKTAILS

With the holidays among us, and having to be restricted due to the pandemic can put a damper on the festivities! Here are some ideas to treat yourself at home, and elevate your evening with some holiday themed cocktails and mocktails! CRAN APPLE SANGRIA I love sangrias in all shapes and forms and this holiday…

VISITING THE GIFT OF PATRON POP-UP EVENT

There is a gorgeous pop up event this weekend in Downtown Toronto’s Yorkville Village! This pop up event is called The Gift of Patron and is a shopping event, with complimentary drinks, gift wrapping and more! Today (December 12th, 2021), from 12pm – 5pm is the last day to visit so make sure you check…

A RESTAURANT WITH GOOD EATS AND GAMES!

If you are looking for a unique place to visit over the weekend, check out The Rec Room at Square One Shopping Centre! This restaurant has two floors, the first floor is where the seating and upscale dining area is, and on the lower floor there are arcade games, bowling, pool and ping pong! There…

VISITING BOBA BOY IN TORONTO!

I heard so many great things about Boba Boy that I just had to try it myself and it did not disappoint ! There are a few locations in Toronto and we decided that we were going to treat ourselves to something new!  When you enter you are immediately made certain of their brand identity…

VISITING THE URBAN TIM HORTONS CAFE IN MISSISSAUGA!

There is a brand new My Tim Hortons urban cafe in Mississauga, I heard about these exclusive cafes opening in Downtown Toronto, so when they opened one closer to home I absolutely had to visit!  From the outside there isn’t much difference when compared to your other local Tim Hortons but once you step inside…

VISITING A JUNGLE THEMED RESTAURANT IN TORONTO!

Over the weekend we decided to take a trip to downtown Toronto and visit this incredible jungle themed restaurant! It is located pretty close to the CN Tower, you can get a really pretty view right before you walk into the restaurant! As soon as you enter there is an instant tropical vibe! With bright…

VISITING KEEPING KOI CAFE

There is another great cafe that is located in Mississauga that is absolutely amazing! They are a  great spot that serves both Vietnamese food and drinks! They aim to always give you fresh food and classic drinks that stays true to their culture!  Because I am bubble tea obsessed, I tried a few of their…

VISITING THE FALL NIGHT MARKET T.O.

There have been so many street festivals that are outside and allowing many food trucks to strive during the pandemic! In Mississauga there was a fall themed street eats market with many vendors, photo ops and music!  From the moment you walked in you were seeing all different types of fall decorations, from pumpkins, stacks…

FRUITY STARBUCKS DRINKS YOU NEED TO TRY!

Guava Black Tea Lemonade  This has to be one of my go-to orders at Starbucks, it always helps me feel refreshed on a hot day, has a nice light guava flavour without being too overpowering and the black tea is a nice way to get some energy when you aren’t in the mood for coffee!…

TRENDY BRUNCH SPOT IN VAUGHN – EVVIVA

Brunch is incredibly trendy, always has the best vibes and has become a staple in my lifestyle! There is a gorgeous brunch spot in Vaughn called Evviva! After weeks of trying to make a reservation I finally decided to walk in! If you are going with a large group of people I would suggest getting…

10 DONUT + PASTRY SPOTS YOU NEED TO TRY!

1) Churro Donuts This is a spot I newly found when I was on the hunt for a good churro! They are located in Toronto Premium Outlets, inside the Cacao 70 cafe. I opted to make my order online, the donuts were pretty fairly priced, ranging from $2.99 – $3.50 each! I tried the classic…

VISITING THE CUTEST TORONTO BRUNCH SPOT – THE MORNING AFTER

Toronto is the perfect city to try new restaurants, foods and cuisines, there is something new around every corner! During this visit to Toronto, my friends and I decided to try out a really cute brunch spot called The Morning After.  It had indoor and outdoor seating, due to the high volumes of people they…

VISITING THE BIG APPLE

I saw so many people, visiting and enjoying this highly kid-friendly place, I just had to visit it myself! It is located in Colborne, Ontario.  It was easy to find and right off the highway, the entrance was visible and you knew you were there by seeing the big figure of the apple!  There is…

New Bubble Tea Spot in Brampton! – Oishii Tea

If you’re a lover of bubble tea much like myself, when there is a new spot, especially one nearby, you instantly get excited! This new bubble tea spot opened not too long ago and has stolen my heart! This inside is decorated really beautifully with modern lighting, a nice relaxing vibe with the faux plants…

THE STARBUCKS RESERVE – TORONTO

I’m a huge Starbucks fan, and when I heard that there was a special Starbucks Reserve in the GTA, I had to visit! It’s located in North York at the Don Mills Shopping area! There is lots of parking, and when I visited there wasn’t a line up! There was a very sleek and unique…

A UNIQUE PATIO YOU SHOULD VISIT! SPIRIT TREE ESTATE CIDERY

There is a unique patio experience right in Caledon, Ontario! It is a Cidery called Spirit Tree Cidery and they offer cider tasting, a patio with many bistro choices of great food items and a store with many items including sandwiches, dips and pizza on occasional nights!  We started by getting short flights of their…

THE SHAW CAFE + OTHER DESSERT SPOTS AT NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE!

There are many gorgeous restaurant patios located in and around Niagara-on-the-lake, one particular patio that caught my eye was the Shaw Cafe and Bar! There are gorgeous flowers surrounding the entirety of the upstairs and downstairs patio, it is so bright and colourful, and really brings life to the ambiance of this place!  The service…

VISITING SHAKE IT & CO!

If you’re looking for adorable desserts and an affordable price point, you need to visit Shake it & Co! They are located in Mississauga and are very easily accessible to anyone in the GTA! The staff was so friendly and really helped us decide what we should get!  The outside of the store is very…

TRYING FOODS AT THE STREET EATS MARKET

With street food always being a staple in fairs and festivals, in the recent past many weren’t able to enjoy their favourite street food due to these festivals being cancelled due to the pandemic. I came across a paradise for all street food lovers, the Street Eats Market! There are a few locations in and…

VISITING A PATIO IN TORONTO : THE PORCH

Recently my friends and I decided to head out to Toronto for a patio lunch, we reserved some seats at The Porch. There was a reservation fee, this was per person, the reservation fee varies based on the day and peak hours. We made reservations for 4 pm and were so excited to get into…

COPS DOUGHNUTS

Over the weekend I visited this cute viral spot for donuts, I was seeing it on all my social media platforms and my for you pages and decided that I was sold! I needed to try them as soon as possible! This place is called Cops Doughnuts, they are known for their mini assortment of…

WANT VEGAN ICE CREAM? HERE IS WHERE TO FIND IT!

If you are vegan or sensitive to dairy like I am, check out Whimsy Street Treats! I was put on to this place by some of my best friends and there was no going back! It has become one of my go-to spots for a light, refreshing scoop of ice cream! It is located in…

Visiting COBS Bread – Bakery

There are few bakeries that I truly get excited about and have an appreciation for, COBS Bread Bakery is one of them! The first location I visited was in the Hamilton area, it was the perfect breakfast, it was an understatement to say that I started the day correctly! Because I live in Brampton, the…

MARVEL THEMED COCKTAILS + DRINKS

With the release of the recent Marvel series like WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Solider, and now LOKI, there is so much to celebrate and binge watch! Amp up your binge watching experience with one of these Marvel Themed cocktails! LOKI’S Lemon Drop This is my personal favourite! I am a sucker for all…

MY FAVOURITE BUBBLE TEA SPOTS IN THE GTA

I HEART BOBA  There are few places that really have an extensive fruit tea menu, I Heart Boba’s fruit teas are one of the best! There are a lot of options to choose from on the menu, there are many dairy-free options as well to accommodate many different dietary needs! There is a weekly tea…

THE PERFECT WAY TO ELEVATE YOUR SUMMERTIME DRINKS – FRUIT ICE CUBES!

During the summer season comes patios, outdoor dining, sangria’s and the best of fruity cocktails! One way that I’ve upped my at home drink game is with fruit ice cubes!  The first thing you need is an ice tray, any ice tray will work, I personally preferred smaller cubers, so my ice tray was smaller…

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