In case you missed the 2019 Toronto Bridal Brunch

Don’t worry brides! In case you missed the 2019 Bridal Brunch that happened last Sunday April 7th, I’ve got you covered! In this blog post, you will find a recap of the event and a list of different vendors that were present at the Toronto Bridal Brunch from caterers, wedding cakes, florists, photo booths; you name it! Special thanks to…

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Japan: Why everyone loves the Instagram Famous Chef @ Kichi Kichi

When I first came across the viral videos on Facebook & Instagram of a Japanese Chef in a red beret making epic omurices, I knew I had to visit him at Kichi Kichi in Kyoto. If you haven’t seen Chef Motokichi Yukimura cutting his infamous omlette yet, where have you been?! I’m kidding and you can definitely find these videos…

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Japan: AWOMB – a lunch like no other in Kyoto

People always tell me they love Kyoto more than any other part of Japan. I didn’t think I would agree with them until I visited Kyoto myself and witnessed how culturally different Kyoto was from the rest of Japan, with a unique blend of modern and traditional elements. Just steps away from Gion Shijo train station, we found ourselves wandering…

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Japan: 10 things you need to know before Real Life Mario Go Karting in Tokyo

Whether you’re reading this blog post and hearing about MariCar for the first time OR MariCar is already on your radar for your next trip to Tokyo, you’ve come to the right place! I included some tips that I wasn’t really able to find online prior to my experience. So without further ado, here are 10 things you should know…

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Saturday mornings at Yaya

A couple of Saturdays ago, Eden and I were looking for brunch spots  in the East End and randomly passed by YAYA. The restaurant looked busy from the outside but had enough space to accommodate the two of us so we walked right in to give it a try! Since our first visit, we’ve been back at Yaya’s a few…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Dressing up our Turkey Burgers for Thanksgiving

I love burgers. One of the best burgers I’ve ever had was at a random restaurant that Eden & I stumbled upon while we were aimlessly wandering around the South Coast of France. The burger looked simple but tasted like nothing we ever had before. This burger was made with the freshest ingredients and so ever since that experience, we’ve…

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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…

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What You Can Expect At The CNE This Year #2018

Hey friends! It’s that time of the year again where the Canadian National Exhibition opens to the public for the last 2 and half weeks before summer ends. Starting today until September 3rd, visitors will get to experience all new and diverse programming than ever before. In celebration of the 2018 Canada-China Year of Tourism, the CNE will “come to…

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My Top Go-To Weekend Restaurants in Toronto

I’ve decided to start a new series on my blog where I share with everyone my top picks of restaurants or activities in Toronto for those that may not be living in the city. As you can probably tell from the title of this post, I want to share with everyone my top 5 go-to restaurants I crave for most…

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