Over Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend, Kevin and I visited Prince Edward County (PEC), Ontario for the first time with our friends Karen and Justin. PEC is a municipality in southern Ontario consisting of various communities – the largest ones being Picton and Wellington. PEC is only about 2.5 – 3 hours drive from Toronto so it is manageable as just a day trip, but has … Continue reading Prince Edward County: 2 Day Travel Guide
I never thought mini putt would be possible downtown Toronto given the amount of space an 18 hole course would take. But Par-Tee Putt has made it possible! With their own spin of course. It’s not like your regular mini putt, that’s for sure. There are no larger than life dinosaurs and no galactic indoor glow in the dark. However, Par-Tee Putt designed each of … Continue reading Par-Tee Putt: Mini Putt in Toronto
Steam Whistle’s new biergarten in Toronto is definitely giving major European vibes with its communal style hall, self serve ordering, and high ceilings adorned with real plants. This beer hall also offers authentic German food by Food Dudes which brings me right back to my travels in Berlin. In Berlin, we tried Curry36’s famous Currywurst. Here at Steam Whistle we gave their Bratwurst a try which … Continue reading Steam Whistle Biergärten
Yountville is a small town located in Napa Valley, California’s Wine Country. First grew to fame when celebrity chef Thomas Keller took over The French Laundry (now a three Michelin star restaurant) in 1994. Since then it has become home to an abundance of renowned wineries and 3 Michelin starred restaurants. If you are looking to wine and dine, Yountville is the perfect lifestyle destination. Continue reading “Yountville: Travel Guide”
Had my first full fledged omakase at Yasu in celebration of my birthday this month. Omakase means chef’s choice set course, and this is the only menu offering available at Yasu. At $135 per guest for a 2 hour seating, the meal consists of 20+ items. The menu mostly comprises of nigiri sushi, but we also had a few appetizers throughout the meal, and a … Continue reading Omakase @ YASU
This month I really loved being able to easily access anything in the city. It felt refreshing to be able to walk out for dessert or grab drinks on a whim (without worrying who the designated driver is!). This is such a novelty for me as I lived in Markham for probably 15 years, where going anywhere required driving.
Here’s my October round up:
Moving downtown has been a big change for me, one that I embarked around mid-August. The adulting aspect of it is gruelling and I dislike walking and taking public transit…but I am really enjoying living in the city core. Toronto just has so much to offer – there is always something happening and new each and every week. My plan is to do a monthly log to share some cool finds to fellow Torontonians living either downtown or uptown to check out.
Here’s my September round up of discoveries. Continue reading “September 2018”
Spent St. Patrick’s Day (coincidentally, really) with Adrienne at Bar Reyna in the heart of Yorkville. What intrigued me about this restaurant was their beautiful indoor patio and their chargrilled octopus dish.
Had a girls night out a few weeks ago at CHILL Ice House which was extremely ironic because at the time we were experiencing freezing rain so it was icy everywhere outside. I can only imagine that must have been why they had a sale on Groupon. For $72.00 CAD you could get entrance and a speciality ice shot for 6 people – only $12 each. Which was a great deal since entrance alone regularly is $20.00 CAD.
CHILL Ice House is also conjoined with Gatsby’s Tale Speakeasy so when you feel too cold and need a break from all the chilliness (it’s about -5 degrees Celsius but you are provided with optional cape and gloves), you can relax at the speakeasy which is very hunting lodge/ cottage style themed and not to mention cozy! Continue reading “CHILL Ice House”