Wine & Whisky with Wayne

If you know me, you know I love my wine.  I’ve graduated from the days of chugging 2L bottles of zinfandel to appreciating the sipping, smell and swirl of a really good glass. I was recently invited to a VIP experience at The Wayne Gretzky Winery and Distillery in Niagara-on-the-Lake and I couldn’t turn it…

48 Hours in Paris

Oh Paris.  The city of love, the city of light and perhaps one of my favourite cities in the world.  Even on what was my 4th visit to the famous Parisian city, I was able to experience some memorable firsts and see the sights from a new perspective. During a 10-day excursion to Europe this…

Spicy Chili Garlic Tofu

Another busy week means another quick and easy recipe.  This one has actually been on my “to try” list for a really long time so I’m really glad that I finally got around to making it.  This will be in a regular rotation FOR SURE.  I often struggle with vegetarian recipes since I often miss…

One Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken & Rice

I haven’t done a recipe post in a while and seeing as this is the 2nd time I am making this particular dish, it felt like a good time to share it with all of you.  I guess you can say I live the quintessential downtown life – I work, I socialize and probably spend…

Chef’s Plate vs Hello Fresh

Life gets busy, I get it.  One of my favourite things to do when I need to just slow down and focus on something aside from work or life is cooking.  I am by no means a master chef and frankly I learn something new every day about how to prepare and cook the foods…

Pray Tell

Oh Brunch.  My most favorite thing about the weekend.  Next to sleeping in of course.  Today’s brunch adventure found me and a friend on College Street for a long overdue catch up which usually means a lot of bitching and dishing about boys.  And this meeting was no exception. Pray Tell has been on my…

Exploring Elora

Oh, how I love mini city adventures.  If you’re like me and subscribe to a million different newsletters, city guides and blogs, you will have undoubtedly come across articles appropriately titled “10 most beautiful secluded spots just outside Toronto” or “This Ontario town is perfect to escape to”.  So being the girl who sometimes suffers…

La Palma

Dundas West might slowly be becoming one of my favourite areas of the city.  It’s unassuming, chilled out, unpretentious and home to some of my favourite cocktail bars. The only thing I would change is their weekend opening hours.  How is a girl supposed to get day drunk if you only open at 6!? I…

Nashville

One thing is for sure.  After this trip, I believe in Nashville!  About 2 months ago, a friend and I spontaneously decided to book a trip to Nashville for our joint birthdays.  Why Nashville you ask?  Well, we both LOVE the show, so the prospect of meeting a Deacon like cowboy was enough to get…

Simit & Chai Co.

Have you ever been scrolling through your Instagram feed, seen a picture of food and had the reaction “I must have this!”?  So, this happened to me with Simit & Chai Company.  I kept seeing these gorgeous and delicious looking sandwiches on what looked like wider and thinner bagels.  I love me a bagel so…

The Brunch Buzz – Lena

So I’ve realized that I’m making the rounds of some of the most instagramable spots in the city but my no means on purpose.  I feel a ‘best of’ list coming on.  Today’s adventure has me at Lena Restaurant for brunch with some of my fave gals.  It’s a grey and rainy Sunday so I…

Oretta

I remember a while ago, I was finding myself at really small, dimly lit, dark places for dinner which was awful for taking pictures but the food was on point.   Now there seems to be a resurgence of more open, brightly lit and larger spaces that are making their rounds on all the “must try”…