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honey, i'm home

It's been over two weeks of pure non-digital bliss but, alas I'm back in business and rarin' to go. I missed you guys!

So just to bring y'all up to speed here's what I've been up to. The top 5 things I did on my digital sabbatical:

1. Pre-vacay pedi at The 10 Spot in my fave colour Cajun Shrimp.

2. Hanging around town with my two fave guys - The Hubs and L'il E!

We played tourist in Toronto and went to the Abstract Expressionists New York exhibit at the AGO, Dream in High Park, Drive-In Movie at Polson Pier and out for dinner to Parkette and Enoteca Sociale. Those activities were peppered with lots of coffee walks to Capital Espresso, Ella's Uncle, The Slow Room (best iced latte or americano) and Crafted (yep we LOVE coffee!)

3. Jetting off to Nova Scotia for our annual summer family visit. L'il E was introduced to his Aunts, Uncles and cousins at Nana and Poppy's in Lunenburg, NS. The week was filled with delicious food, lots of laughs, coffees on the deck and sunset walks on the beach. L'il E also had his very first "ducking" in the Atlantic.

4. Chilling in Tatamagouche, NS with my sister and brother-in-law and my nephew and niece. We sipped lots of tea, played a lot of games and had a beautiful day at the beach soaking in the warm water of the Northumberland Strait overlooking Prince Edward Island.

5. Finally bought the Nixon watch I've been eyeing and finished knitting the most cozy blanket.

I could go on but I will digress. Hopefully you're enjoying this summer as much as me.

Happy to be back and blogging!


summer in the city

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It's the first day of summer and this day always gets me excited about the impending three months of fun.

We don't have any grandiose plans to speak of (except a trip to NS to visit the fam) but I generally enjoy summer in Toronto. Many Torontonians high-tail it up the 400 (sit in traffic) leaving our little city nice and peaceful for those of us that aren't so lucky. Here's my top 10 list of the summer stuff I like to do right here at home:

  1. Laze away the day under a tree and people watch the hipsters at Trinity Bellwoods Park
  2. Play Ultimate Frisbee Monday nights - we're the Budgie Smugglers and we rock.
  3. Do some local food shopping at the various farmer's markets.
  4. Evening walks along the boardwalk in The Beach and daytime walks along the waterfront and in High Park.
  5. Window shopping with an iced latte along Queen Street West.
  6. Bixi (haven't tried yet, but plan on it).
  7. The Toronto Islands (how can I forget) and live music along the waterfront!
  8. Late night dinners on patios.
  9. Dolce Gelato on College West.
  10. Weekend BBQs and beers in our cute little backyard (our own piece of heaven in the middle of the city).

What are your favourite summer escapes in the city?

Get excited!