A Day In My Life | February 25, 2017

day in my life brunch the federal toronto

Last weekend one of my best friends, Kimberly, came to visit me and another friend in Toronto. After receiving a lot of great feedback from my first A Day In My Life post, I thought this was the perfect opportunity for me to do another one. 🙂

7:15AM I wake up

I almost always naturally wake up a little after 7. As much as I wish I could sleep in on weekends, I get a headache when I sleep too much. I didn’t want to wake my friends up so I kind of just derped around and scrolled through social media.

8:00AM Alarms go off

Alarm clocks finally go off. Bess wakes up, but Kimberly continues to sleep in until…

8:15AM Kimberly finally wakes up

I do a happy dance in my head because YAY our day can finally start!

9:30AM Photoshoot Time

When you have two bloggers in a room, you know a photoshoot is going to happen (check out Kimberly’s blog at Love, Kimber!). Kimberly got me an adorable matching off-the-shoulder top from Liv & Jess, which so happened to match with my bedspread.

bffs best friends photoshoot matching twinsies live and jess

best friends matching photoshoot candid liv and jess off the shoulder top

Bess wore my striped shirt just so we can all take a matching photo together….heh.

friends photoshoot matching day in my life

And in case you’ve ever wondered how I take my photos, here is a behind-the-scenes photo of my Tory Burch York Buckle Tote Review.

behind the scenes blog photoshoot girl

11:30AM Brunch at The Federal

day in my life brunch the federal toronto

Our first stop was a brunch place called The Federal. There was a thirty minute wait, but I definitely thought the food was worth it. I ordered the Eggs Federal, Kimberly tried the Smoked Trout Plate, and Bess got a half order of waffles.

day in my life brunch the federal toronto review

1:00PM Peace Collective + Peace Treats

peace treats peace collective milkshake

Who says you can’t have dessert after brunch? We wanted to try the milkshakes from Peace Treats that we saw on LaurDIY’s instagram because they are sooo friggin’ cute. Peace Treats is located inside Peace Collective, the lifestyle brand known for their Toronto/Canadian clothing. We all thought the milkshake was pretty average tasting, but presentation (and Instagram worthiness) was A+.

day in my life shopping peace collective toronto

2:00PM Exploring Ossington Avenue + Queen Street West

One of my favourite things about Toronto is that there are a lot of neighbourhods to explore. I’ve lived here for over half a year already, but haven’t explored a good chunk of the west side yet. Ossington Avenue and Queen Street West have a bunch of boutiques and consignment stores you can spend an afternoon (or even more!) digging through.

I get super giddy and excited over cute home decor and tableware, so my favourite store we found was a furniture and home accessories store called VdeV. The interior was very charming and homey, with prices that are actually more affordable than I thought!

vdev toronto home accessories

The changing rooms of the boutiques we visited were sooo adorable, even though I didn’t get to take a picture in any of them (because your girl showed some self control this shopping trip :D). Here is a mandatory mid-shopping mirror selfie, though!

day in my life mirror selfie friends

7:00PM Dinner at Khao San Road

I’ve been dying to try a Thai food place called Khao San Road I’ve been seeing on Instagram and blogTO a lot recently. The food was really good— the pad thai and thai milk tea definitely lived up to my expectations, but the green curry was a bit too spicy for me (you could choose the amount of spice though!). Only complaint I had was that the food came a bit too slowly.

khao san road toronto

8:00PM Post-dinner Walk

The portions at Khao San Road were huge, so a post-dinner stroll was very necessary. We visited Squish in the basement of Hudson’s Bay, which is where I got my froyo gummies from my Winter Favourites!

day in my life shopping squish candy

10:00PM Chilllllll time

The rest of the night was spent watching proposals on Youtube (umm…Jenn Im & Ben’s proposal, anyone?!), pigging out to leftover cake, and of course, girl talk— high-school-slumber-party-style. 😉

day in my life friends night slumber party

xo sandra when she wanders

20 Comment

  1. So honored to be in your blog post <3 Thanks for taking me around Toronto!! ps. we are all wearing TNA coats haha

  2. Your day sounded absolutely wonderful & looks like you had a great time also 🙂 I love reading these posts!

    1. It was a pretty awesome day! And thank you Jasmin! 😀

  3. Such a great post. That milkshake looks delicious! I want one!

    1. Thank you!! 🙂

  4. That is the prettiest milkshake ever! Lovely post – I really enjoyed following you around for a day 🙂

    1. Isn’t it such a photogenic milkshake?! 🙂

  5. That mustve been so much fun Sandra! Love the lunch youve had

    1. Thank you Maikel! It was! 🙂

  6. I really like the concept of this blog post! I found it cute how you ended up in matching tops! Sometimes I wish my friends were bloggers because my two BFFs are never happy about me taking photos or even taking a selfie with them.
    BS, xx

    1. Thank you!! 🙂
      I totally understand, I def have friends who aren’t a fan of all the photo taking as well haha! If they’re good friends, I’m pretty shameless about it and do it anyway, but otherwise I just avoid doing so when I’m with them! Haha 🙂

  7. I was out with a blogger friend yesterday and we went nuts taking photos. It’s gotta be done 😉
    Katja xxx
    http://www.katnapped.com

    1. Hahaha glad you can relate!! #bloggerlife though…. seriously 🙂

  8. I love day in my life blog post and youtube videos so much! This is awesome!

    http://paigemargaretblog.blogspot.co.nz

    1. Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  9. Sums up my day! At the end of the day, I always look forward to see how amazing my photos are 🙂

    1. Haha I def do that as well! Good way to look back on the day (and choose a photo for insta… heh…)! 🙂

  10. Do you do that as well?

  11. Ciara says: Reply

    This sounds like such a good day. I love this concept – you fit in so many fun things!

    Ciara
    http://www.ciarasalloum.com

    1. Thanks Ciara! 🙂

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