12.28.2017

624. Blogmas Day 24 | Miku

Smoked Soy Grilled Octopus
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!! On Christmas Eve, we first went to watch The Illusionists. It was such an amazing show and my first time watching a magic show like that in person. I definitely recommend it! It's on here in Toronto until January 7. Since I got back I've been watching magic trick videos every night and how they perform them hahah.
After that we had dinner reservations at Miku. It was my first time going to the one here. During the summer I went to the one in Vancouver too. Everything was really good.

Miku Toronto
Miku Aburi Sashimi selection
Miku Roll Salmon Oshi
Miku sablefish
Miku desserts
Sud Forno
Lunch with my sister today at Sud Forno/final gift exchange.

whale and pomeranian
One of the gifts from my sister (I love whales!!! & Pomeranians too of course heheh)

Christmas card
Just received this in the mail today from my friend Samantha in Vancouver. So cute - thank you!!

Louis Vuitton notebook
This is the gift from my boyfriend..a LV notebook (Japanese edition that he got from there) & polaroid printer. If you saw it on my Instastory you might understand what the use would be for heheh. I really love it. :)

This is the last official post of Blogmas..but I will continue doing frequent updates. I think next month will be quite eventful!

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12.24.2017

623. Blogmas Day 21, 22, 23 | Birthday & Cupcakes

Christmas cupcakes
I just did my Christmas baking tonight! A dozen red velvet cupcakes with Williams Sonoma decorations. As I'm writing this, it is the night before Christmas Eve (aka my favourite day of the holiday season). I'm a bit behind on my blogmas so I have to combine 3 days into one..so that I can leave tomorrow's post separate. Maybe combined with Christmas Day. I'm very excited for tomorrow though! I will be spending the day with my boyfriend and family. We will watch The Illusionists (my gift for them) then dinner.

Nadege chocolate
Canoe Toronto lunch
A few days ago it was my friend's birthday. I took her for lunch at Canoe which you may know is my favourite restaurant..and her first time there. I rarely go here for lunch actually. I think it's the second time I've ever been for lunch. I got the Lobster Club & an apple dessert..they were delicious!!

Canoe Toronto dessert
CN Tower
The view..

1 King West
mojito
Then at night her huge dinner celebration at Pero's for Ethiopian food

Pero Restaurant
strawberry cheesecake
Dundas Square Christmas
Dundas Square Christmas
Christmas Toronto
Gusto 101 arancini
Last night at Gusto 101 again!

Gusto 101 Toronto
Gusto 101 Tiramisu
Toronto Christmas windows
Toronto Christmas windows
Toronto Christmas windows
Christmas baking
Christmas baking
Williams Sonoma cupcakes

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12.22.2017

622. Blogmas Day 20 | Patria

Patria Toronto
Last night we went to Patria for another Spanish dinner. It was a really nice evening and one of my favourites during the holidays this year so far, as it was a pretty special occasion as well. We ordered quite a lot this time and all left feeling incredibly full (the opposite from my first time here lol).

Patria croquetas
Sangria
Patria Paella
Patria Toronto
Patria peppers
Patria empanadas
Patria desserts
sequins outfit

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12.20.2017

621. Blogmas Day 18 & 19 | Gingerbread Train

Gingerbread Train
I'm starting to get behind on my Blogmas!! Just a week left though. But I've been enjoying the more frequent updates. Maybe I will continue to do so even after Christmas. This week has been/will be pretty eventful..I am looking forward to it being over though because I am looking forward to a few things but also because of a few things I want to have over with lol.

We made this gingerbread train last night. It was pretty fun. I've never done one before or even a gingerbread house (except when I was really young in school).

Gingerbread Train
Leftbanked outfit sequins
Fune Toronto
Fune Toronto
Fune Toronto
Dinner at Fune last night. I used to come here (& blog about it!) all the time..

unicorn cakes
Pusateris chocolate
Pusateris Christmas chocolate

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12.18.2017

620. Blogmas Day 16 & 17 | Royal York & Gusto 101

leftbanked sequins
My new sequins outfit. I think I used to be a lot more "dressy" during my university days (since I studied Fashion) and I would wear a lot of sequins on any regular day lol. These years I only wear them during the holidays. Since I last updated, I've had quite a lot of progress in terms of my Christmas shopping and outfits. So I am feeling a bit more relaxed and excited now for the upcoming weeks. I know this will be the best Christmas/New Year's ever :)

I finally got/ordered my NYE dress which will arrive in 2-3 business days. I will post it on New Year's. It's actually a dress I've been looking at for months already but they were sold out of my size. Then when I checked yesterday, it was miraculously restocked so I purchased it immediately. Coming all the way from the UK which also means I got charged a ridiculous customs tax..but I'm sure it will be worth it. I can't wait!

Today I went out for a very quick (and successful) shopping trip. I got the entire gift for one person, half for another person...and I got my new sequins top. Also I ordered a gift for another person, and just had an idea of what to get the remaining two people. Hahah. So I pretty much have it all sorted out now.

After my quick shopping trip today, I went out for a family dinner (one of my aunts was visiting from Vancouver) to Gusto 101. I love this place! Last time I went was during the summer. I've missed it.

But first I will start with last night. My friends and I went for dinner at Royal York:

Royal York gingerbread house
Epic Royal York
If you've been following my blog for awhile, you may remember how much I love the chicken sandwich from Epic! I've literally never ordered anything else from here since I got the sandwich the first time I came..became addicted and order it every time (and whoever else I come with will also get it lol)

Library Bar
Then we went over to the Library Bar for tea and live music.

Tiffany
leftbanked sequins outfit
Gusto 101 Toronto
mushroom bruschetta
There was 6 of us so we ordered a LOT of different dishes to share. I loved everything. This was the mushroom bruschetta.

Gusto 101 Branzino
The Branzino was really good. A lot better than the previous one I had a few weeks ago at KOST. That one was extremely salty and now that I look back on that photo...it looks like a crocodile hahah (as my sister pointed out)

white sangria
My Sangria

Gusto 101 Toronto
Rucola salad

Gusto 101 Toronto
Margherita pizza (the best!!) and Cavolfiori, which was a slightly spicy cauliflower dish. It was also pretty good.

Gusto 101 pumpkin ravioli
Pumpkin ravioli..as my pumpkin obsession still hasn't subsided.

Gusto 101 desserts
We ordered literally every dessert on the menu except the biscotti. Well they all shared these ones and I got my own lol. Pears with brown butter, amaro, almonds and white chocolate. It wasn't what I expected. I would have preferred if it was more sweet (as it didn't taste sweet at all).

Gusto pear dessert
Gusto 101

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