Canada, Prince Edward County

Prince Edward County: Day 2

For breakfast this morning, we walked to Vic Cafe, a very popular restaurant here in Picton. Unfortunately, they had a bit of a wait (20-30 minutes) and we had to check out in 1 hour so we decided to defer our visit till next time. Luckily, right down the block, we came across a bicycle… Continue reading Prince Edward County: Day 2

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, 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

Special occasion

Atelier: get ready to have your mind and taste buds blown.

Life is full of wonderful surprises. In the midst of my birthday week, my friend happened to need to give away a reservation at Atelier last minute. This restaurant has been on my list of restaurants to check out in Ottawa for a while now and I was more than happy to take over the reservation. This one-of-a-kind restaurant in Ottawa is #60 on Canada's 100 Best in 2017 (with a impressive standing of #19 in 2015). It offers as 12-course tasting menu which changes regularly. If you want to explore the world of molecular gastronomy, where science meets food, this is the place to be.

Bar Food

That sauce

Over the weekend, we went to the new Barley Mow in Westboro (Ottawa, ON, Canada). We were looking for a nice place to enjoy the beautiful weather and we heard there was a rooftop patio. We have been to the other Barley Mow locations in the past but the experiences I’ve had were not that… Continue reading That sauce