LIFESTYLE

I am a total foodie, I love trying new foods, cuisines and delicacies! I also love hiking and enjoying taking day trips and creating new experiences! For everything lifestyle and more keep up with all daily posts!



THE ONE WITH THE FRIENDS EXPERIENCE IN TORONTO

If you are a fan of Friends, you need to check out the Friends Experience that is only in Toronto for a limited time! I visited early this week and it is only here until Jan 8th!  I went with a group of friends and family and we purchased our tickets in advance online via…

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!…

CNE 2022 – RECAP

This year the CNE came back in full force and it was an understatement to say that everyone was excited to be back, eating fried foods, going on rides, playing carnival games and seeing all the vendors and performances!  We entered through the side entrance near Ontario Place and the first building that we wanted…

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…

NEWEST ADDITION TO MY DAILY SELFCARE ROUTINE – CLEVERFY SHOWER TABLETS

I am always on the hunt for the next best thing in self care and relaxation! When I stumbled upon the Cleverfy Shower Steamers, I knew it was something special and innovative! I enjoyed lighting candles, and showering with essential oils and soaps. The shower steamers really bring relaxation to the next level! These shower…

VISITING TASC TULIP FARM IN NIAGARA

Spring is at its peak and with that is so many beautiful flowers blooming! An essential flower that really shines during this time is tulips! Tulips only bloom for a short amount of time and the TASC Tulip Farm is the best place to really bask in their glory and admire this beautiful flower!  The…

MY FAVOURITE PLACES TO SEE CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN THE GTA

We all know that High Park in Downtown Toronto is the most popular location to see cherry blossom trees, it is the largest and most well known! However, that also means there are a lot of crowds, it can be hard to get the right photos, and to truly absorb and enjoy the stunning cherry…

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…

TRYING OUT REVERSE GLASS PAINTING!

As a fun activity me and some friends decided to bring out our artistic abilities and try reverse glass painting! This was such a fun concept and was very different when compared to traditional painting on a canvas!  We started by purchasing inexpensive picture frames, we got ours at the local dollar store, you can…

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…

WHY YOU NEED TO VISIT ELORA, ONTARIO!

There is a smaller town in Ontario that is often overlooked but it is the perfect day trip! It is only about an hour and a half away from Toronto, and there is so much to do and see here!  This town screams small town charm from the minute you enter, there are different things…

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…

Crafts + Creative Ideas to try While You’re Staying Safe at Home!

With Ontario going under lockdown again, it is really tough to stay indoors, work from home and find things to make you feel happy and content! I know I struggled to keep busy during the first lockdown, so here are a few fun ideas that can keep you, as well as your friends and family…

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…

SAM LAWRENCE PARK LOOKOUT IN HAMILTON, ONTARIO!

If you are looking for a quick spot to get out and get some fresh air, this may be the place for you! The lookout is located in Hamilton Ontario, and while Hamilton is known for its waterfalls, it can be dangerous and/or closed during the winter! This spot offers some amazing views all year…

VISITING THE DISTILLERY WINTER VILLAGE!

I didn’t get a chance to visit the Winter Village in Toronto before Christmas, but it is still open until December 31st 2021, so we decided to extend our holiday celebrations into the week and take a trip down to the Distillery District for this event! We decided to go around 3pm, during which time they…

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…

SEEING THE NUTCRACKER BALLET!

This year we planned to celebrate the holidays by seeing The Nutcracker! This famous ballet is known as a holiday classic and is a tradition for many during Christmas time!  We booked our tickets online and reserved our allotted seats! We arrived at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, just under…

VISITING WINTERFEST AT CANADA’S WONDERLAND!

If you want to get into the Christmas spirit, there is no better place than at Winterfest at Canada’s Wonderland in Vaughn! They transformed the entire grounds into a complete holiday dream! It looks like it’s straight out of a Hallmark movie!  There are so many festive things to do, see and eat here! We…

HOLIDAY POP-UP AT SQUARE-ONE IN MISSISSAUGA!

There is currently the cutest pop-up shop at Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga! It is a collaboration with many different vendors that make your Christmas shopping easy!  Upon arriving, from the outside there is a huge festive flower arch leading you inside, it is so pretty and has so much holiday feels! Once you…

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…

ART POP-UP PHOTO OP IN THE GTA !

For a limited time you can visit an art pop up photo op at Square One in Mississauga, while it is small it is well worth the visit!  There are many colourful creations that are presented and displayed on high ceiling walls, these artistic creations are all unique and have different themes!  There is a…

HIKING AT SILVER CREEK CONSERVATION AREA

If you are looking to venture out on a hike before it gets way too cold, I would definitely recommend Silver Creek Conservation Area, it is located in Halton Hills, Ontario, free admission, there is no formal parking lot, but there are some great trails that aren’t too long!  There are 4 trails that are…

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 RANNEY GORGE SUSPENSION BRIDGE + FERRIS PROVINCIAL PARK

During this time of year, there are so many places to go see the beautiful fall foliage, but there is one place that I know will be absolutely gorgeous during this time of year, that is the Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge, in Campbellford, Ontario!  I visited this bridge and provincial park a few times over…

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…

VISITING DUNDAS PEAK AND TEWS FALLS!

If you are ever in the Hamilton area, this is a hiking spot that can absolutely not be missed! There is so much to see and a great hiking trail to the Dundas Lookout point! You need to book your reservations and parking pass in advance. You can book the reservations in 2 hour blocks!…

YOU NEED TO VISIT FORKS OF THE CREDIT IN CALEDON, ONTARIO!

This absolutely gorgeous conservation area in Caledon, Ontario is the ideal place to explore and enjoy the fall colours! From the moment the trail starts there is an instant transport into a nature and fall colours paradise!  We decided to take the Meadow trail to begin with, it was a fair bit challenging with steep…

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!…

HIKING AT LIMEHOUSE CONSERVATION AREA

This amazing hiking trail and conservation area is only about 30 mins away from Brampton and approx. an hour away from Toronto! This hiking spot does not need any prior reservations, and there is no parking fee! This is a huge plus as many other parks can cost quite a bit depending on the location!…

HIKING AT HILTON FALLS CONSERVATION AREA

In Halton Hills, one of their most visited and popular conservation areas is Hilton Falls! You need to book your time in advance online at http://www.parkvist.ca, you get to choose a 2-hour time slot which is a good amount of time to hike to the falls and back if you keep a good and constant…

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…

HIDDEN BUBBLE TEA SPOT IN MISSISSAUGA – LUCKY TEA

Recently I visited Lucky Tea in Mississauga. It is located at Golden Square Centre it is connected/located inside of the Red Lotus Chinese Restaurant! From the outside it can be a little difficult to spot the ‘Lucky Tea’ sign, so definitely look for the Red Lotus sign instead! Inside the restaurant is really beautiful! The…

APPLE PICKING AT DOWNY’S FARM

It’s almost fall time and with that comes so many festive activities! One of my favourite things to do during this time is apple picking! I am lucky enough to live near a few different orchards, one of the best is at Downy’s Farm in Brampton, Ontario! They do have peak hours that are quite…

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…

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…

5 BINGE WORTHY SHOWS TO WATCH RIGHT NOW – ON NETFLIX!

Co-Written By: Abigail Nanan This year has been huge for series and movie releases on streaming services, specifically Netflix. We have certainly fallen victim to anticipating the release of a show and immediately sitting down to binge an entire season in one or two sittings! Here is our list for the shows you MUST binge…

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