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Creamy Mushroom Pasta with No Yolks

Creamy mushroom pasta using No Yolks noodles for Valentine’s Day? Yes please and thank you. I’m a huge fan of carbs so when I had the opportunity to use No Yolks noodles – it was a no brainer for me! One of my 2018 goals that I’ve been working really hard on so far, is eating healthier. Whether that’s using organic produces or healthier selections of ingredients – I’m always striving to incorporate these changes into my lifestyle. One of the many great things about No Yolks is that their products do not contain egg yolks which means no cholesterol, no sodium and low in fat. And what more than a girl who is trying…

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Day Trip to Verdon Gorge

When I was googling things to do and places to visit, Verdon Gorge came up almost  every search and the photos posted online by other travelers left me in awe. I told Eden there was noway we’d be visiting South of France without making a quick stop to see one of Europe’s most beautiful river canyons. Easier said then we done – we Eden drove a total of 6 hours (3 hours each way) not to mention it was completely out of the way just to catch a glimpse of this postcardesque view – but it was TOTALLY worth it! Verdon Gorge was incredibly beautiful and no photos taken by me would ever do its justice.…

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Saturday mornings at The Carbon Bar

I love brunch. I especially love brunching in the east end of town. I feel like there are so many brunch spots in the east end that are the next up and coming spots (minus a few older staples like Le Petit Dejeuner). I’ve been to The Carbon bar on several occasions and have been pretty impressed with their dinner offerings especially the pit master platter! When I heard they started to offer brunch service – I knew I had to make a visit. I ordered a grapefruit juice that came in a cute mason jar along with my Huevos El Carbon. The grapefruit juice came cold, crisp and refreshing. I recommend the Huevos El…

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Ultimate Guide for a week in the French Riviera

The French Riviera was one one of those places that we read and heard about as a vacation destination and when we decided to go on our trip to Europe, it was the perfect opportunity to head down. Also known as Cote d’Azur, it was fabulous to visit in the month of September when both the temperature and crowds were moderate. We loved the time away from the hustle of two of the largest cities in Europe. We took a Ryanair flight from London Stansted to Nice where we rented a car and drove along the coast to Marseille before taking the train to Paris. How many days should I stay in South of France? …

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Ontario: Checking in at Queen’s Landing Hotel in Niagara on the Lake

Recently, we were whisked away for 24 hours exploring the newly opened Wayne Gretzky Estates, (read blog post here) we were luckily enough to spend an evening at Queens Landing Hotel. Located just a short 10 minutes away from Wayne Gretzky Estates, Queen’s Landing is one of the many properties across Ontario owned by Vintage Hotels. About the Hotel We pulled up to the entrance of the hotel admiring its gorgeous Georgian Era architecture. Upon arrival, we were welcomed by very helpful staff members. The hotel boasts 140 guestrooms – each room with a contemporary boutique chic style. They have spacious meeting facilities for conferences and events. The hotel is located just a short few…

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Villefranche-sur-Mer & Eze Village

As I’m sitting in front of my laptop staring at the photos from our recent trip to South of France, words cannot even describe how breathtaking every single stop was.  South of France was completely E’s idea and I’m glad we didn’t just spend all our time in France exploring Paris – not that there is anything wrong with Paris. Paris is just as gorgeous as South of France but both places run at a very different pace. E and I spent a week driving down the French Riviera and stopped at quite a few places along the way. Villefranche-sur-Mer and Eze Village were our first among many on this road trip. I’m hoping to share…

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My London Travel Guide

London is so beautiful in all its ways. Oh how I can’t wait to visit you again! We spent approximately 5 days exploring and eating our way through the city. Tourist areas are welcoming to visit while the atmosphere in the city continues to be culturally vibrant and inclusive. Here is a snapshot of what we got up to all in one day 🙂 (1) Make your way to London Bridge After our breakfast at Duck & Waffles (read about it here), we slowly walked off our itis and made our way to London Bridge. The scenery surrounding the London Bridge is just amazing and relaxing (we visited around 8:30AM). We walked a bit around the…

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Madhatter’s Tea Party – London Food Edition

One of my fondest moments in London was my afternoon tea experience at the Sanderson Hotel. When I think what I must do in London, I think afternoon tea – which is something one definitely needs to try when they’re over in the UK. There was a huge list of highly rated afternoon tea options. Sketch London was amongst the many but we ultimately decided to choose this uniquely themed “Alice in Wonderland” Tea party. We loved our whole dining experience from the ambiance, service, decor and even to the tiniest detail of the “Alice and Wonderland” themed cutlery. When my friend first suggested the Madhatter’s tea party initially, I was a bit hesitant, I…

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Harry Potter Fan Day

Leading up to our visit to the Harry Potter Warner Brothers Studios Tour, we were uber excited for this behind the scenes tour. We didn’t know how much time we would spend there but ended up touring for a whole 3 hours. There are just SO many things to see, do, buy and try out here at the studios! I highly recommend this for any Harry Potter fans out there – it is definitely worth the trek from where every you are. For those that are Harry Potter enthusiasts, I would say your stay can last anywhere between 3-6 hours (without counting transportation time to the studios) so make sure you let yourself spend at…

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Greek Lemon Chicken Recipe

One of my many new year’s resolution for 2018 is to eat out less – this is a hard one honestly but I am determined to make it happen. I want to share more healthy recipes throughout this year and am hoping to support more local farms & produce. I wrote about Fresh City Farm‘s towards the end of last year, if you’ve missed it – I’ve attached a link to that blog post that will give you a better idea of who they are and what they offer. I’m a huge supporter of fresh organic produces from local farms and am sharing one of my favourite recipes from Fresh City Farms. Cheers! Grace, Food…

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Reflections & 2018 Goals

Happy 2018 to everyone and hope you all had a lovely holiday with your friends and family. I’m back after a year end hiatus with some new content and ideas! I’ve been contemplating for a very long time about writing this blog post mainly because this post is more personal than what I’m normally used to sharing with everyone. Besides posting about events and restaurants in and about the city, I also want to document the things I plan to do and achieve for the new year on a personal and business level for 2018 and things I’ve learned about myself in 2017. I’ve added new  sections to my blog and I’ve broken it down…

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Fresh City – Breakfast, Salad Jars & more

In today’s world, its hard to resist the temptation of eating out and hitting up all the new hot spots in Toronto’s ever growing food scene. I’m 100% guilty of this as I’m surrounded by all this temptation everyday working 9-5 in the financial district. I can tell you for a fact that it is way too convenient for me to buy a morning Starbucks, head down again to the food court for lunch, followed by an afternoon snack (probably something incredibly unhealthy) and then hitting up a new restaurant for dinner all in one day. Hopefully, all this is going to change for 2018, as my new year’s resolution is to implement a healthier…

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Gift Idea – Breakaway Experiences

Running out of time and ideas of what to get your friends and family? Well, here is a rather unique Christmas gifting idea – Breakaway Experiences. Breakaway Experiences, available in Canada, offering your not so everyday range of experiences, some of which one can consider to be on their bucket list. Whether its an adrenalin pumping driving, flying and water sports experiences to invigorating spa days and delectable culinary & winery tours – Breakaway Experiences has got you covered. Some of their experiences include: Flying lessons Stunt driving Cooking classes Dog sledding Food Tours Night Kayaking Tour in Vancouver and a whole lot more… We recently had the opportunity to take part of a Toronto…

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Pre-opening celebration with Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Last Friday, we had the pleasure of attending Ruth’s Chris’ pre-opening rehearsal dinner at their new restaurant. Their new restaurant located literally across the airport (970 Dixon Road) officially opened to the public on November 13th. The cost of the meals that evening went to benefit the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. Before this visit to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, I’ve actually never stepped foot into any Ruth’s Chris restaurant so you can only imagine my excitement! For the pre-opening dinner, we were given your not so average pre-fix menu. Rather than having 3 pre-selected courses, we were given 6 courses (some courses to share). Veal Osso Buco Ravioli Saffron-infused pasta with sautéed baby spinach…

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