Man, I’ve missed writing this! I’ve needed the past few weeks to gather my thoughts and take it easy, but I’m finally ready to tackle this beauty again. Embracing the Canadian in me while being out west a few weeks ago, I pulled out my version of the Canadian tuxedo. While denim on denim can be a little overwhelming, to say the least, my modern twist is much darker combination than those found in family photos of the 90s (no offence). Topped with a plaid scarf, I’m not sure how much Canuck I can get! Checking out new spots is clearly something I love to do, so my recent visits to Calgary have been that much more exciting as I spend more and more time there. This record wall is just one of the cool places we scouted out this weekend and was the perfect location for this shoot. Along with other restaurant finds and a trip into the mountains, I can’t imagine a better way for the weekend to have gone down.
Just one hectic week after the next; all the finals, term projects, and assignment deadlines seem to come at once. Regardless of how much you prepared ahead of time it always seems to hit hard. My days have been spent with countless readings, writing, and brainstorming ideas for various design projects I have coming at me. With all this hectic-ness though, I’m still trying to keep up with writing and ideas for my blog. What I’m sharing today is something inspired from a little visit at the Chobani Soho while I was in New York City back in August. Their little yogurt bowls were so yummy I tried to recreate a few recipes myself! My two favourites so far have to be…. Plain Greek yogurt with clementine, cocoa nibs (or dark chocolate), pistachios, and honey AND Vanilla Greek yogurt with chai granola (from Bulk Barn), blackberries, and honey These combinations have at least kept my mood up while I cram and try to balance out everything else!
Oh my goodness. The last week has been non-stop for me and it has continued right through the weekend. It’s getting into crunch time for a few of my classes as final assignments start to pile up. Even with the hectic schedule I’ve been working with, I needed to get some fresh air this afternoon so I headed down to Bunner’s in Kensington Market for a quick lunch before I get back to the books. This place is one of my favourites for something quick and simple. Their pockets are easy to eat with one hand so you can free up the other for a coffee. Talk about perfect! I also picked up a few of their adorable baby cinnamon buns! They’re a little denser than your typical roll, but they’re delicious in their own way. Whenever I’m down there I love picking up a little something to share later with friends or family.
This crazy weather just won’t seem to cool down but I’m definitely not complaining; I’m still just wearing a sweater outside and it feels great! Not our typical Canadian Novembers that’s for sure. While I’m taking advantage of this warmer weather, I’m still able to show off a little without sacrificing warmth. Wearing this pencil skirt is exactly that and better yet, it’s stretchy and comfy as ever. Instead of dressing it up, it’s actually really simple to dress a skirt like this casually. Wearing a classic crewneck sweater is a perfect fall way to do that; in my case, this cropped sweater wasn’t exactly what I was looking for originally but ended up being a total score! So instead of looking like I just came out of an office, I think this ensemble looks even cozier while still keeping the tailored feature of the skirt going strong.
For those stuck in the city for the winter, I can understand why you aren’t big fans of the cold weather. But I know when the temperatures start to drop, snow will be in my future; more specifically, on the slopes! Regardless of where I am in the winter, I’d almost always rather be at the mountain. So in the colder months, if I look like I’m preppin’ for après ski or like I just got off the slopes, don’t take it as a surprise. Layering up and wearing ski bunny gear is kinda my thing. This vest for example is another one of those perfect pieces that I recently snatched up and can’t stop wearing! To me, it screams getting cozy by the fire after a cold day outside with a beer in my hand and surrounded by the fam.
This post took far more effort to write than anyone could believe. Having nothing to do with what I wanted to write about, my phone had been lost before I had the chance to upload the photos for the post. After a few hours of panicking and finally coming up with a plan to retrieve/replace it, I finally got a call on a friend’s phone from the person who had found mine (YIPEEE!). Without sparing too many details, it was a hectic night to say the least but in the end all the craziness was worth getting my beloved iphone back. Now to the good stuff, the quaint and beyond adorable Maman restaurant in the financial district. With French chefs to boast, their selection of adorable Parisian café-inspired selection of quiches, salads, and baked goods are spot on with those found across the Atlantic. I had the salmon quiche and sprouts salad which was nothing if not true to the Parisian equivalents. The real show-stopper however was their pistachio loaf. I’ve heard of many different …
These past few weeks have been tough and busy as I finally get back into a rhythm, catching up on readings and doing countless other things around here; I needed to find a bit of time to make myself a delicious dinner this week. While it might look complicated, I assure you that making stuffed chicken breasts isn’t anywhere near as difficult as it may look; it was a quick little brainstorm of stuff I could find in my fridge without having to get anything new from the grocery store. On top of it all, baking something like this makes it feel even more like fall. You can essentially use anything you’d like for something like this, but my favourites are goat cheese, spinach, craisins, and walnuts; I just eyed the necessary quantity and went for it. Just make sure to close the chicken up with a bit of string and wrap it up in tinfoil to put in the oven. This way it keeps super juicy and requires less cleanup (for when you’re feeling …