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Japan: Cup Noodle Museum in Osaka

It’s not a complete trip to Japan if you don’t make a trip to visit their infamous Cup Noodle Museum at least once (in my opinion). I think the concept is quite unique and something that you can’t experience anywhere else in the world. The cup noodles make cute personalized & affordable souvenirs for friends and family to enjoy. There are 2 Cup Noodle Museum locations in Japan – one in Yokohama and the other…

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Saturday mornings at The Green Wood

The brunch spots on the east end are slowly making its way to the top of my “go-to” Saturday brunch list. Tucked away in Leslieville, I’ve been honestly living and breathing the brunch at The Greenwood. I’ve visited them about 4 times now since November 2017 and have tried an array of items from their menu. In my post today, I’m going to share with you the must orders and of course, if there are…

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Food with a Twist – STK Toronto

This post was done in collaboration with STK Toronto but gracelisamay.com remains unbiased in our content. – Located in the heart of Yorkville, STK has been around since 2016 and is known for their hip and lively backdrop with the menu of a modern steakhouse. The ambiance and decor is sleek and ultramodern, and despite having a chic lounge, STK doesn’t give up anything in terms of taste and fine dining experience. With locations in…

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Sweetgrass Spa – Valentine’s Day Gift for Her

As Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, there is always going to be a few (including myself) that literally have NO IDEA what to get for their partner. In this blog post, I’m sharing my favourite downtown Toronto spa – kind of a hidden gem that I’ve been keeping to myself for a little while now. Whether you celebrate Valentine’s day or not, or you’re celebrating with girlfriends, family or loved ones, I think a visit…

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A Valentine’s Day Cake he/she should bring home!

Go big or go home is what I say quite often and if we’re going to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year then let’s go all out! I don’t often have a sweet tooth (minus Japanese Souffle pancakes as of lately) but this Shiroi Valentine Souffle Cheesecake by Cheese Garden totally hits the spot! This cheesecake is shrouded with delectable handmade white chocolate shavings, filled with airy souffle and topped with creamy mascarpone cheese. What more…

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Saturday mornings at REDS (Square One)

As I’m sitting at my desk drafting this post, I’ve realized in a blink of an eye, come September is my 5 years working downtown Toronto. Time seriously flies. One of the restaurants that I frequent after work in the downtown core is REDS Wine Tavern inside First Canadian Place (due to its convenient location). While I can totally rave about their lobster guacamole dip all day, I was totally caught off guard to see a…

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Let’s do this 2019!

Reflection 2018 has been one of most challenging yet rewarding year in terms of growth and personal development. I’ve learned a lot about what it means to develop “perspective” from taking a step back and learning to quietly observe situations with an open mind. I’ve learned to let go of things that are out of my control – both at work and relationships developed with peers, friends & loved ones. I’ve learned to dial back…

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Saturday mornings at Brassaii

There are endless amount of restaurants in Toronto serving up their take on brunch and I’ve made it my mission to  to slowly hit them up (lol this will probably take me years) But seriously, I love brunch! For some reason, when I incorporate brunch into my weekend schedule, the rest of my day turns out to be really productive – I hit the gym, I end up moving my whole work station to a…

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Blogmas // Entertaining guests with a holiday hummus board

Tis the season for holiday inspirations on my blog and I’m incredibly excited to share with you my very first blogmast post! We’ve used different hummus’ from Sabra Canada to showcase our over the top holiday hummus board. Go big or go home right? I have a 0 or 100 personality and I wanted to go 100 on my holiday humus board. I added a little bit of everything from fruits, to exotic cheeses, figs…

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Reversible Teddy Coat

I love fall – It’s by far one of my favourite seasons. I love walking out the door and knowing that the air is cold & crisp. It’s actually my favourite time of the year to go shopping as well because Zara comes up with THE best fall collection and I always pair it with something from Uniqlo to keep warm. My grey top is from Uniqlo – a half turtle neck. As per usual,…

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ANIQ – Your Ultimate Asian Feast (SSAM)

Newly opened in the Roncesvalles area is ANIQ – a restaurant sharing East Asian cuisine with modern culinary techniques. Owner and chef Eric Oh wanted to highlight his culinary inspirations of Korean, China and Japan and combine it with western cooking techniques. The menu at ANIQ offers a wide variation of all 3 East Asian cuisine throughout the entire menu. On weekend afternoons, the restaurant offers ramen for guests. They recently launched their SSAM –…

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Exploring Port Hope, Ontario // 12 things you must do

So often we forget how many gems are in our own backyard. There are so many great destinations from Toronto that make awesome weekend trips that we have come to love over the years. We want to share with you our guide to exploring the town of Port Hope and all the different things that this town has to offer. Port Hope makes a good weekend getaway, not far from home. The best part? It’s only an…

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Byblos – My go to spot for special occasions

I’ve been to Byblos on several occasions – whether it’s date night or a corporate event, this place does not disappoint when it comes to food and service! I usually save this place for a special occasion because I do admit it is on the pricier side of the scale so I leave it to occasions where it feels right to splurge. Located on Duncan Street just off of King Street West, Byblos serves up…

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Montreal: 5 things to know about Bota Bota before visiting

Bota Bota is one of those hidden gems that you hope no one else will find out about it and secretly wish you can keep the place all to yourself.  I remember leaving Bota Bota feeling exactly this way and was debating whether I should share this gem with everyone or save it for myself! The entire experience at Bota Bota was perfect from check in until paying the bill at the very end. For…

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