Tag Archives: Toronto

The Captain’s Boil – Toronto

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By: Natalia Dziubaniwsky

It’s not everyday that one gets to spend an evening on a ship, let alone a pirate ship.

And why was I on a ship you ask? Because there be treasures onboard – a pirate’s booty of seafood. The Captain’s Boil was celebrating the launch of a few new menu items and we were welcomed aboard to sample them. (more…)

Date Night at Bar Reyna – Toronto

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By: Natalia Dziubaniwsky

It can be easy to run out of date night ideas. If you’re looking for a romantic spot that’s cozy and atmospheric, then Bar Reyna Cocktail and Snack Bar might just fit the bill. Located in a two-storey house in Yorkville, Bar Reyna serves a diverse menu of sharable plates which explore different regions of the Mediterranean.

Their newly launched Thursday Jazz Nights up the romance ante. Ask for a seat in their private year-round back patio; recently listed as one of the best new patios by NOW Magazine. (more…)

The BEST Summer Events in Toronto 2017

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What I love about Toronto are the abundance of summer events that are packed into the precious warm months of June, July and August. Summers in Toronto are pretty much THE BEST. There’s some sort of crazy festival happening every weekend and so many great Toronto restaurants to check out.

So I decided to put together a compilation of the BEST summer events happening in Toronto for 2017! Grab your calendar and start marking these dates and don’t forget to check out my Top 8 Things to Do in Toronto as well!

Taste of Toronto

This epic food festival returns to Fort York with 100 taster-sized signature dishes and 60+ food and drink exhibitor (like Fat Pasha, above). Eat your way through the best of Toronto and then take part in an exclusive interactive culinary feature and demonstrations.

June 15 – 18 (more…)

The BEST Afternoon Tea in Toronto

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Since Mother’s Day is once again fast-approaching, I thought I would re-share my round-up of the best places for afternoon tea in Toronto. If you’re looking to get a reservation for Mother’s Day – STOP whatever you’re doing and call now! Places book up extra fast and if you can’t get the Sunday, consider meeting on the Saturday instead. Enjoy!

One of my favourite traditions for Mother’s Day is going for afternoon tea in Toronto with my sister and Mom along with Paul and his Mom. It’s a nice way for our parents to get caught up and a fun way to spend the afternoon together. We usually spoil our Moms with a small gift as well – see our 2014 + 2015 + 2016 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas & Guide. But the point is – our presence together is the present and it’s the small, yet precious moments that we will look back on and cherish.

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Having toured and tasted my way through the tea rooms of Toronto, I proclaim these to be the best places for afternoon tea in the city: (more…)

Afternoon Tea at the Omni King Edward Hotel – Toronto

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By: Natalia Dziubaniwsky

Everyone has to experience Afternoon Tea at least once and the Omni King Edward Hotel is certainly a classy place to do it.

A time-honoured tradition, the King Edward Hotel has been serving afternoon tea since the 1920’s. Guests can enjoy tea inside the Victoria room or in the lobby, which is truly fit for royalty with its plush purple velvet couches and oversized chess pieces. (more…)

Toronto’s Best Bridesmaid Dress Boutiques

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By: Tamika Auwai

Yes, it’s all about the bride but pretty maids in a row deserve to get their shine too.

Adorn them with dresses that aren’t just photo ready but also chic and wearable beyond the big day. A tall order indeed but luckily Toronto is filled with several fantastic bridesmaid boutiques sure to fit the bill. If your bridal party is on the hunt, check out these great shops:

Henkaa is a your best bet for dresses that are sure to be worn again. Their convertible frocks can be transformed in dozens of different styles to suit everyone’s personality and body type. (more…)