All posts tagged: Fall

Après Ski in the City

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.

Stuffed Chicken

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 …

The 5 Watch-Worthy Fall/Winter 2015 Fashion Shows

Now that all the major fashion weeks are up, I’ve needed to play some catch-up on all those gorgeous shows that take over the fashion world over the last month.  From my binge-watching of shows, I have decided to share my five favourites that had me glued to the screen from start to finish; if you’re at all interested in fashion, these are well worth your time.  Although this season my favourite came from the big name classics, it isn’t because I didn’t watch other shows but I just didn’t seem captured by their designs.  One of my least favourite trends I saw on those stages were the layering of skirts over pants; tights yes, leggings ok, but not pants people.  However, take a look at these if you’re interested! 5. BCBG – I feel like these guys are on a comeback; there were quite a few seasons that I was not really digging, but this fall/winter collection was a lot less fussy than many of their previous shows. The gorgeous coats and turtlenecks in …

Cold-weather Friday musts!

Just like anyone else, the things at the top of your drawers are the ones you pick up day after day, wash after wash, and you just can’t seem to get bored of.  So today, I’m sharing some of my favourites that I just can’t get enough of this season. When fall comes around, that whole weather dilemma seems to stump everybody; do I wear my coat, lighter jacket, rain jacket, parka? Who knows.  But when the winds start picking up, my pleather leggings and plaid scarf are a go-to.  The leggings I got at Mango last year (they have even more styles available this year) are a staple for basically any outfit.  I’m not a fan of wearing leggings in general, but with a tunic or longer, minimalist top, the outfit basically puts itself together effortlessly.  Plus! Students get 25% off, what’s not to love?  Similarly, scarves are a must. When winter comes around, you’re not going to want a scarf with an open-weave resulting in chilly winds making its way down your front.  …

Spiced Chickpea Pasta

My general food philosophy on your average day is to use only a few ingredients; I don’t want to overcomplicate or over-flavour anything that can already speak beautifully for itself.  Not only did my obsession for the week epitomize this, but this was also a new and exciting dish that burst into my mind on a whim one afternoon. My spiced chickpea, spaghetti squash, and pasta dish was a warm and hardy meal (just what I needed as the weather got colder) that I enjoyed for a couple days more with leftovers that were just as good as the original. To start, all you need is a can of chickpeas, fennel seeds, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, curry powder, caster sugar, a spaghetti squash, fettuccini, salt, pepper, and a little bit of olive oil. The spaghetti squash I prepared just as I had mentioned in a previous post (salt and peppered in the oven at 300 for an hour and a half) and then I scraped out all the squash once it had cooled slightly.  In …

The St. Lawrence Market, Toronto

Along the same lines as Friday’s post, I’ve been on the road to exploring the City of Toronto and all its many little niches that have made it such a diverse city.  For all those that know how much of a foodie I am, I know it’s hard to believe but I had never been to the St. Lawrence Market in Old Town Toronto before yesterday.  So with a Saturday morning relatively free (an early workout on my part), I trekked down there to see what all the fuss is about. I love going to the market in Montreal (particularly the Atwater market when it’s booming with outdoor vendors) so this was destined to be good. In terms of comparison, I’d have to say the St. Lawrence Market is comparable to Montreal’s Jean Talon Market; the space itself is massive, and on a Saturday mid-day, it’s hard to believe you could fit another person in there.  But the little shops that I discovered made for a learning experience and lots of sampling! Although I had …

Take 1: Toronto Fashion Week

It’s been four years in the big TO and it crossed my mind that I hadn’t really taken advantage of many of things that the city has to offer.  With this in mind coming into my final year at university, I was motivated to get out there and see just that much more.  As a fashion enthusiast, also known as the fashionista on the cross-country team with my gal Maddy, Toronto Fashion Week was a must-see in my books!  I’m an avid follower throughout the runway seasons and I wanted to be one of the firsts to see all the popping new excitement in the fashion world for the coming Spring/Summer 2015 season. Walking along King Street at night is already one thing; filled with bustling young professionals and go-getter enthusiasts, it’s already a place of excitement.  Last night however was even more so.  As we approached the big tent in David Pecault Square, the people walking around were impeccably dressed for both the show and the season; fur and leather were primary staples.  It …