12.14.2017

618. Blogmas Day 12 & 13 | Cactus & The Nutcracker

Christmas Nadege Gingerbread Train
I am now fully into the Christmas spirit! Well maybe 90% there. I will be fully once I have the rest of my Christmas gifts and outfits sorted out..
Every year, for the past several years, I always buy a lot of Christmas things from Williams Sonoma and Nadege. Then all the wrapping supplies and extra stuff from Papyrus. I love the Christmas chocolate cards from Nadege as I think they make the best gifts..but I've never tried any myself. Last year I bought a few and gave them to random people I knew (that I would run into) as a nice surprise, as I would always carry one around. I might do it again this year/next week.
& I'm really excited to make this gingerbread train!

Last night I went out with my friend to Cactus Club for dinner then we sat and talked in our lobby for awhile. Tonight I went to watch The Nutcracker (possibly my 4th year in a row seeing it? lol) with my company as our annual Christmas event!

Cactus Club
Cactus Club
Cactus Club
leftbanked
Christmas gift
Sud Forno Caprese
The Nutcracker

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12.12.2017

617. Blogmas Day 11 | First Snowfall

City Hall Christmas Toronto
Yesterday we had our first snowfall of the year here in Toronto. I was so happy and it immediately got me into the Christmas spirit (finally). It was a magical night. My favourite night so far this winter. I wish we could have snow without the cold though..but I'm really grateful for where I live and not having to commute everyday hahah. I will be hibernating indoors (in the PATH) for most of the winter! It was fun to walk all around in the freshly fallen snow..

Toronto Financial District snow
View from my window

leftbanked outfit
Hokkaido Santouka
green tea ice cream
Dinner at Hokkaido Santouka, which I thought my boyfriend chose because of "Hokkaido" in Japan (a snowy/ski destination) lol. Apparently I was just thinking too much into it.

Dundas Square Christmas
Nathan Phillips Square skating
Toronto Christmas Market City Hall
City Hall Christmas Toronto
moon boots
Perfect weather for my Moon Boots!

hot chocolate
Then we got back to my place and I made personalized hot chocolates and we watched Planet Earth (my favourite!!)....that I hope we will be able to experience in person next year. By the way - I don't usually like hot chocolate that much but the best is this one, from Williams Sonoma:

Williams Sonoma hot chocolate

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12.11.2017

616. Blogmas Day 9 & 10 | Make my wish come true...

gold balloon dog
My weekend was not very eventful at all. Yesterday I went out on an attempt to find my Christmas and NYE outfits, and to start my Christmas shopping. I failed on both. The highlight of my day was probably being given this toasted marshmallow. Which, now that I think about it, was also my lunch.

toasted marshmallow
nutcracker bear
Pusateris cakes
wahad hummus
Tonight, my friend and I went to a hummus restaurant "pop-up" that her friend invited us to. We ordered enough hummus to last us for days. I must say it was the best hummus I have ever had!! It was a fun night and good to get away from our usual financial district vicinity hahah

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