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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12.09.2017

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
bath
I tend to take more baths (almost everyday) during stressful times hahah

leftbanked
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
Nutcrackers

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12.07.2017

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!

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12.06.2017

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
leftbanked
Starbucks BMO
Pusateris Christmas
hennessy pomeranian
Hennessy's new friend..who seemed to have Christmas lights as a leash lol

croquettes

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12.04.2017

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
Hpnotiq
Yorkville Christmas
Yorkville Christmas
avocado cucumber maki
vegetable udon

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12.03.2017

611. Blogmas Day 1 & 2 | KOST

Brookfield Place Christmas
I got inspired from some of the Youtubers I watch doing "vlogmas", so I decided to try it for my blog. Basically it is posting every day until Christmas during the month of December. I don't know how successful I would be at uploading a new post every day (since I'm already a couple days behind lol) and my posts have always been quite sporadic..but I will try my best! It would be a good challenge for myself.

Here is a quick post of what I did yesterday and today (Dec 1 and 2).

KOST Bisha Toronto
My boyfriend & I went for dinner at KOST, the restaurant atop the new Bisha condo-hotel here in Toronto. It was my first time there. I remember many many years ago (around the time when I first moved downtown) when the building was still pre-construction, I went to get a brochure. I think I even posted it in my early posts. The theme was all black and gold with diamond skulls and I thought it was really cool. The design inside the lobby and lobby bar was exactly like that. With black velvet walls and even a Jeff Koons sculpture. I really loved it. The restaurant was the opposite style though - kind of like a beach house atmosphere with light and airy decor. It was really beautiful as well and great views of the city (being on the 44th floor).

KOST Bisha Toronto
Appetizers: Tuna Ceviche & Fried Calamari

Kost Bisha Toronto
As a main I got the Whole Branzino

After dinner we went to watch Thor..I really loved it!! I think I've only seen the previous one before which I remember liking as well, but this one was better and funnier. Now I want to re-watch the previous ones again.

Hennessy Pomeranian
hot pot
Today, I went uptown to my family house for a hot pot dinner. I looked through some of our old photo albums for old vacation pics. I came across the ones from our roadtrip around British Columbia and Alberta back in 2000. We saw so many animals back then compared to my recent trip! I can't believe how different it was...definitely had more luck with mountain goats back then hahah:

leftbanked BC roadtrip 2000
(Yes this is me, when I was 10 years old lol..I loved those platform shoes back then!!)

Himalayan Blueberry
saltwater fish tank
saltwater fish tank
leftbanked house

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