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



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



615. Blogmas Day 7 & 8 | More than you could ever know

Toronto City Hall Christmas
I didn't really do anything special yesterday, so I will combine it with today's post. Tonight my friend and I went to Ontario Place for the Festival of Lights (which we were pretty disappointed by to be honest..we felt way more festive in the Uber ride back hahah), then City Hall, Royal York, Kelly's Landing before heading back home. I am slowly getting into the Christmas spirit. I've actually been pretty stressed lately so hopefully everything is sorted out soon so that I can enjoy the rest of the holiday season.

Eaton Centre Christmas
Snow White ornaments
I tend to take more baths (almost everyday) during stressful times hahah

I'm aware all my elevator selfies tend to look the same

1 King West Toronto
Christmas nails
Colourful Christmas trees
City Hall Christmas Market
Royal York Christmas



614. Blogmas Day 6 | Distillery Christmas Market

Distillery Christmas Market
Last night we went to the Christmas Market! I wanted to wait until the first snowfall of the year to go but was too impatient lol. Well I will try to go again next week anyway. It did start snowing a bit as soon as we were leaving though.

Distillery Christmas Market
Distillery Christmas Market
Distillery Christmas Market
Distillery District
Toronto Christmas Market chocolate
apple cider
CRAFT Beer Market Toronto
During the day/for lunch I went to CRAFT Beer Market with my mom. It's just down the street from me and just opened yesterday.

CRAFT Beer Market Toronto
Christmas nails
Festive nails!



613. Blogmas Day 4 & 5 | Day in the Life

leftbanked outfit
I know I missed posting for a day and a half! I will try not to let that happen again..or often. These past two days have been pretty normal days for me. My days usually just consist of work, hunting for food, walking Hennessy, cooking, wandering the path, working with my laptop in Starbucks, meeting with my bf/friends/acquaintances in the building, working with my laptop in the lobby, etc. Even though it's only still the beginning (of my daily posts during Blogmas), I'm really enjoying blogging about my daily life again. Back in my university days I blogged a lot and took photos of literally everything I did and ate. That was before everyone started doing it (for Instagram) hahah. Now there's only 20 days until Christmas and I am starting to stress about getting Christmas gifts for everyone. This year I have a slightly longer list than usual.

So it seems that Canada is T&L's Destination of the Year. I opened my mail to see this yesterday, right after one of my friends from Luxembourg (ANOUK) told me she booked a trip to Toronto next year!! I'm so excited to see her again. Actually she was one of the friends who I went on the Rockies Roadtrip with so it would be her second year in a row visiting Canada. I know next time it's definitely my turn to visit Luxembourg hahah. The place in this photo (Capilano Suspension Bridge I'm pretty sure..) is where we visited just a few months ago.

Travel and Leisure Canada
quinoa salad
King Taps
Earls Bibimbap
Starbucks BMO
Pusateris Christmas
hennessy pomeranian
Hennessy's new friend..who seemed to have Christmas lights as a leash lol




612. Blogmas Day 3 | Yorkville

Jeff Koons Louis Vuitton windows
Today was a nice relaxing Sunday, spent in Yorkville. First we went for a dim sum lunch (which I forgot to take pics of..) then drinks then dinner at a Japanese restaurant. I love the Christmas decorations around this area, and all the store windows. Especially this Jeff Koons display at Louis Vuitton!! I love balloon dogs.

Yorkville Village Christmas
Yorkville Christmas
Yorkville Christmas
avocado cucumber maki
vegetable udon

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