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.
Bess wore my striped shirt just so we can all take a matching photo together….heh.
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.
11:30AM Brunch at The Federal
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.
1:00PM Peace Collective + Peace Treats
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+.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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. 😉