Canada, Wellness

An Oasis in Chelsea, Quebec: Nordik Spa-Nature

Winters can be (really, REALLY) long in Ottawa, so we try to break this up by heading over to Spa Nordik close-by in Chelsea, Quebec at least once a year to relax and recover. It is only a 30-minute drive away and it is as if we are in a different world. The Nordik Group… Continue reading An Oasis in Chelsea, Quebec: Nordik Spa-Nature

Canada, Special occasion, St. Johns, Top ___ lists, Toronto, Vancouver

Bowsing my way through Canada’s Top 100 Restaurants 2018: My Food Diary

As we near the end of 2018, I would like to see how I am doing in terms of working my way through this year's Canada's 100 Best Restaurants list. I've been to several of these restaurants over the years, so I thought it would be interesting to see how I was doing at this point… Continue reading Bowsing my way through Canada’s Top 100 Restaurants 2018: My Food Diary

Canada, Home cooking

Meal Kit Delivery Comparison: Chefs Plate vs. Good Food vs. Hello Fresh

As much as I would love to eat out all the time to try all the nom noms in town, we try to cook at home most days of the week. It can get very difficult and tedious at times trying to meal plan. For the last year or so, We've tried out a few… Continue reading Meal Kit Delivery Comparison: Chefs Plate vs. Good Food vs. Hello Fresh

Canada, Toronto, Wellness

7-Step Guide to Planning Your Own Self-Care Retreat

Those who have followed my last few posts would have joined me on my impromptu 4-day self-care retreat in Toronto. Day 1 - Indulge Day 2 - Move Day 3 - Relax Day 4 - Accomplish For those who prefer the TL;DR version, here is it. You, too, can plan your own self-care retreat either… Continue reading 7-Step Guide to Planning Your Own Self-Care Retreat

Canada, Toronto, Wellness

4-Day Self-Care Retreat in Toronto, Canada: Day 4 – Accomplish

Featured image: Tea, carrot loaf and chia pudding @ Page One Coffee Note: this is part of a 4-part series. Links below for Days 1-3: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Morning person As a morning person, I tend to wake up 2-3 hours before Aaron (the night owl). On days I don't have to… Continue reading 4-Day Self-Care Retreat in Toronto, Canada: Day 4 – Accomplish

Canada, Toronto, Wellness

4-Day Self-Care Retreat in Toronto, Canada: Day 3 – Relax

Featured image: Khao Soi Beef @ Little Khao - Assembly Chef's Hall Note: this is part of a 4-part series. Links below for Days 1 and 2. Day 1 Day 2 Confession I did check my work inbox this morning. I understand this is not the most wellness-inducing activity but there are parts of my… Continue reading 4-Day Self-Care Retreat in Toronto, Canada: Day 3 – Relax

Toronto sign in front of City Hall
Canada, Toronto, Wellness

4-Day Self-Care Retreat in Toronto, Canada: Day 2 – Move

Featured image: Toronto sign outside the city hall. Note: this is part of a 4-part series. Click here to catch up on day 1. Coffee + reading: one of my favourite pastimes My morning started off with strolling over to Dineen Coffee for some breakfast. This was rated as the #1 place for espresso in… Continue reading 4-Day Self-Care Retreat in Toronto, Canada: Day 2 – Move

Canada, Toronto

Toronto Day 2: Strange Love – Joon's Restaurant – First Tesla Road Trip

Featured image: Dakgalbi @ Joon's Restaurant. Photo credit. Aaron. It was a nice and productive morning for me. I had breakfast and got some blogging done at a nearby coffee shop, Strange Love, with an extremely high rating of 9.0 on Four Square. It was a cozy coffee shop only a few tables in the… Continue reading Toronto Day 2: Strange Love – Joon's Restaurant – First Tesla Road Trip

Canada, Toronto

Toronto Day 1: Tesla Pick Up – Burger's Priest – St. Lawrence Market – Distillery District – Tuk Tuk Canteen

Featured image: Shrimp and crab meat siu mai and braised pork belly on rice @ Tuk Tuk Canteen. Photo credit: Aaron. Lighting credit: Galvin. We had to go down to Toronto a few weekends ago to pick up Aaron’s new love, the Tesla Model 3. We took an early morning flight and landed in Toronto with… Continue reading Toronto Day 1: Tesla Pick Up – Burger's Priest – St. Lawrence Market – Distillery District – Tuk Tuk Canteen