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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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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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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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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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…

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Paris travel diary

We spent 4 days in Paris and it was just enough time for me to fall in love with the city. We left Paris knowing we would come back very soon. We probably could have spent a couple weeks and not run out of things to do. There is so much to explore and endless cafes to try.  Paris was…

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Where to eat in Paris

We spent  4 full days in Paris and ended up visiting a lot of the restaurants on our list. The foods in Paris were even better that how I imagined it to be. I wish we could have stayed in Paris for another week just to find more ‘hole in the wall’ type restaurants because the list here is endless!…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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