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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Brighton, here we come!

We ventured off to Brighton for a day trip one sunny afternoon. It was nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of London just for a little breather. Brighton is a sea side town that is just about an hour train ride south of London. I remember stumbling out of Brighton Train Station instantly feeling very calm and relaxed! It’s the cute and little quaint boutiques that I like so much about Brighton. But of all places why Brighton? Well, let’s just say my favourite youtubers (Zoella & Alfie) reside in Brighton and a day trip to this beautiful town was a must! Steps away from Brighton Train Station, we found ourselves at Cafe Coho – a cozy little…

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Ontario: 24 hour getaway to Wayne Gretzky Estates

Last week, we were whisked away to the beautiful Niagara on the Lake region to explore the newly opened Wayne Gretzky Estates. We had pleasure of meeting those behind-the-scenes experts whilst getting up close and personal at the wine-making facility & vineyard. We spent 24 hours in the region learning, tasting and enjoying the beautiful view overlooking the vineyards. ABOUT WAYNE GRETZKY ESTATES The Wayne Gretzky  Winery and Distillery is a destination for any wine and whisky enthusiasts. The 23,000 square foot facility includes a winery, distillery, tasting areas, retail and hospitality space and barrel cellar. With the production of the wines beginning six years ago under the direction of APL, the wines have garnered…

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An evening with Montes Wine

Sunday afternoons, I like to do nothing except relax with a few close friends at home. We split a bottle of wine or two, find a snug corner at home & wind down before a crazy week ahead. On this particular Sunday evening, we did some relaxing with Montes Wine along with some nibbles. One of my favourite things about this brand is – you don’t have to break and arm and a leg to enjoy quality wines when welcoming people over at your home. Montes stands apart for its reputation as a producer of premium wine – without the price tag. We enjoyed their Montes Spring Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2016, which retails at the…

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Homeslice – London Food Edition

When I was looking up restaurants to eat in and out of Covent Garden, Homeslice appeared several times across different mediums. I spent quite some time drooling over the endless photos I found on Instagram; read through countless reviews and knew I would have fomo if I didn’t stop here during my time in London. Before I go off on a tangent about how amazing their pizzas are, I want to mention that we visited 2 of the 4 Homeslice locations. Quality and service is consistent throughout both locations however, the shop in Covent Garden – inside Neal’s Yard to be specific is a must visit. When we walked through the small alley way to…

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GIVEAWAY: 1pair of Tickets to Eva’s Taste Matters for Nov 2nd

I’m thrilled to be giving away a pair of Tickets to Eva’s Taste Matters for Nov 2nd! I’m happy to be partnering up with Eva’s Taste Matters this year to be giving away a pair of tickets to the Eva’s Taste Matters on Thursday Nov 2nd. Eva’s Taste Matters is an annual celebration with 500 guests in attendance to raise funds for Homeless Youth to provide shelter and opportunities for homeless and at-risk youth in Toronto. Guests can expect fine food, great wine, craft beer and exciting silent and live auction experiences. This year, the event will be hosted by Cook Book authors from BiteMeMore.com, sisters Julie & Lisa. Guests can sample tastings from different…

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London Travel Diary – Meeting Big Ben

Within our short 4 day trip to visit London, we actually made 2 separate treks to see Big Ben. Our first visit was at the end of river cruise that took us from Tower Bridge all the way to Westminister Bridge / Big Ben (more on that in a separate post). Our second visit consisted of us waking up bright and early (5am to be exact) to arrive right at sunrise to catch some good shots of the Tower & Westminister Bridge. No visit would be complete without a visit to these infamous tourist spots. The weather that particular morning was especially chilly & crisp – just the way I like! Here are some of…

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