A Day In My Life | January 21, 2017

day in my life toronto ttc bus

I love watching vlogs because it’s always fun (and sometimes inspiring!) to see how people spend their time (and maybe because I’m a bit nosy… hehe). Hence, I decided to make a Day in My Life series to show you a snapshot of my life. Let me know what you think and if you’d like more posts like these!

8:30AM Hello Saturday!

First things first- my usual morning routine to get ready for the day. My breakfast normally consists of something carby (toast, bagel, waffle etc.) with some fruits and nuts. It was a clean-out-the-fridge kind of day, which is why breakfast consisted of a slice of leftover crepe cake and bottom-of-the-jar nuts.

day in my life toronto breakfast

11:00AM Evergreen Brick Works

It was my mom’s last full day of visiting me in Toronto, so we wanted to go somewhere neither of us has been to. I’ve been wanting to check out Evergreen Brick Works for a while so that’s where we decided on going.

day in my life toronto evergreen brick works

Evergreen Brick Works is a great mini weekend getaway because it’s close enough by transit (just a 20 minute bus ride from Davisville Station) but offers a breath of fresh air from the hustle and bustle of the city. It houses a weekend farmer’s market, a small shop full of local goodies, and a cafe/restaurant serving some wicked baked goods.

11:30AM Hiking (…okay more like walking)

day in my life toronto evergreen brick works

Behind the brick buildings is a park with frozen ponds, paths, and hills for exploring. We originally were just going to go and take a couple of photos but ended up walking the entire path. I definitely did not wear the right shoes- some parts of the paths were still covered in ice so I had to be extra careful. Also, my poor frozen toes did not appreciate my choice of footwear very much.

day in my life toronto evergreen brick works

The reeds surrounding the ponds were so photogenic, I had to take advantage and snap a couple of photos. Also, there was a sign about turtles that got me wondering- where the heck to the turtles go when the pond freezes over?!

day in my life toronto evergreen brick works

2:00PM Warm Up + FOOD TIME

After a good two and a half hours of wandering around the park, we headed back in to warm up. There was a cute little cafe called Cafe Belong that had a display of drool-worthy treats. I decided on a hot chocolate and blueberry scone that was sitting in a pile by the cash register. The juicy blueberries peeking through the sugar-crusted scones looked too good resist (scroll down to see for yourself)!

day in my life toronto evergreen brick works

day in my life toronto evergreen brick works blueberry scone

2:30AM Aimless Shopping

Evergreen Brick Works had a small shop beside Cafe Belong with a range of local and artisan goods as well as a shelf display of succulents. After filling our stomachs with some much needed sugar, wandering through the shop felt like the perfect thing to do.

day in my life toronto evergreen brick works plants

3:15PM Off to Bayview Village

It was still pretty early after we were done with Evergreen Brick Works so we decided to head to Bayview Village to stroll around. Bayview Village is a shopping mall with some boutiques and brands you normally wouldn’t see at your standard mall.

And… here is a photo of me dreamily staring out the bus window (probably thinking of food) on the way to Bayview Village:

day in my life toronto ttc bus

5:00PM Dim Sum Time!

I couldn’t pass up the dim sum restaurant at Bayview Village because I haven’t had dim sum in so long! Also, not sure if this was lunch or dinner because we kind of shared a scone and hot chocolate for lunch…

Look at that radish cake! Mmmm….

day in my life toronto bayview village dim sum

6:30PM Grocery Shopping

My mom had a couple more things on her list to buy so we headed to Loblaw’s at Bayview Village to do some last minute grocery shopping. The only thing I ended up buying was dishwashing detergent because for the last few days I have been adding water to my almost empty detergent, trying to prolong it’s use until I found time to grab a new one.

day in my life toronto bayview village loblaws grocery shopping

7:00PM Home Sweet Home

We were pretty exhausted from being out and about the entire day, and spent the rest of the night in relaxing and eating leftover Korean chicken wings and rice cakes I found in the fridge.

 

All in all, I’d say Saturday was a day well spent! How was your weekend? 🙂

 

xo sandra when she wanders

 

24 Comment

  1. Amazing photos!

    1. Thanks!! 🙂

  2. I actually find grocery shopping really fun! I love food shopping! I understand about the detergent though, it’s never fun to purchase the boring things! I love this post! x

    Alisha | http://www.alishaspinkdaisies.com/

    1. Thank you! Back in university, grocery shopping was actually a stress reliever for me! Loved wandering through the aisles dreaming up recipes and such…

  3. In love with your photos! Especially the one from outside the windows!!

    1. Hehe thank you! Have to give myself credit for the idea… HAHA 😀

  4. That’s a Saturday well spent 🙂 sounds like you had a wonderful day, I hope your weekend was good 🙂

    1. Thanks, it was great!! Hope yours was as well. 🙂

  5. Being somewhere you have never been to once a year is good for the soul. It is so hot here. I would love some snow please 🙂

    1. It def is! Don’t have much time to travel lately so discovering new places around where I live is my alternative. And I’m jealous… I want some warmer weather haha!

  6. Absolutely love your photos. Any tips? What camera/editing do you use?

    1. Thank you so much! They’re taken with the Canon EOS 600D and Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens! I just edit them with Photoshop– usually just tweaking with the brightness/contrast and saturation + fixing colours if the photo is too yellow or blue-tinted. Nothing too fancy!

      1. If you’re ever in Boston or I’m ever in Toronto, we should collaborate! Love your site 🙂

        1. Awww thanks, and sounds like a plan! Haven’t been to Boston yet but would love to visit sometime! 🙂

  7. I’m obsessed with the layout of this post. It’s so cute and easy to follow. Your whole blog is adorable!

    1. Awww thank you so much, you’re the sweetest! 🙂

  8. I enjoyed this post so much!

    https://danielasoriano.com/

    1. Thank you Daniela! 🙂

  9. Looks like a good day! Love your pictures! Also, aimless shopping is my favorite activity. LOL

    1. It was an awesome day! Haha aimless shopping is the best 😀

  10. I love reading your posts, your pictures are always so beautiful 😍

    1. Thank you so much, Precious!! 🙂

  11. Loved this kinda post! I love watching vlogs as well, so I really enjoyed this post too! Your blog is really pretty and inspiring, followed you straight away! <3
    elena 🙂

    outnaboutweb.wordpress.com

    1. Aww thank you Elena! Really glad you enjoyed this post! 🙂

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