644. Recent Life

leftbanked elevator selfie
This past weekend was pretty eventful and a lot of fun! Anouk came to visit Toronto for a few days. Last time we saw each other was during our Rockies Roadtrip. We always have a great time together and I really do hope to visit her sometime this year in Luxembourg! I'm way overdue for a trip there.

On Friday she arrived and we met for a prawn spaghattini lunch at Cactus Club which is like our tradition now. Then in the evening we went out together (her and my boyfriend - it was their first time meeting after hearing a lot about each other over the months) for dinner and Pravda. It was so much fun and one of my favourite times at Pravda! On Saturday I met up with her again where we just had a relaxing day eating and lounging around. Then Sunday we went for afternoon tea at the Windsor Arms Hotel. Then I met my boyfriend to celebrate our '6 month anniversary' that night and Monday as well. I guess it is technically a milestone but every day feels like it. This past half year has flown by the fastest. It only feels like a few short months since we met but also that we knew each other a lot longer than that. It has been the best months of my life so far and I'm so excited for our future together!

So here are the photos from the weekend and also some random ones prior to then (as I am quite behind on my blog as usual):

Leftbanked home
Toronto Popcorn Company Confetti
A Quiet Place
Last night we went to watch A Quiet Place. I had been very excited for this movie since I love horror/thriller movies, and it's rare for those types to be so well-rated. It was really good - a unique story and quite suspenseful. Most of the movie is silent. I didn't find it as scary as I hoped it would be but I jumped at a few parts when there was a sudden loud sound. An extremely embarrassing moment for me was when I forgot to turn off an alarm on my phone and it went off during a silent part - and my ringtone is Despacito!! hahaha.

balloon monkey
leftbanked home decor
Petit Dejeuner Toronto
My sleep schedule has been becoming slightly more "normal" in the recent weeks which means I'm able to wake up in time for breakfast more often now.

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
leftbanked gym outfit
Messini Authentic Gyros
Demetres dessert
Hennessy leftbanked
Cactus Club prawn spaghattini
So this was Friday afternoon right after Anouk arrived. We went for lunch at Cactus Club. We both love the prawn spaghattini and order it every time. During our trip to the Rockies last year we visited pretty much all the Cactus Club locations on the west coast so it felt right to go there again hahah. Looking back on these photos now makes me want to go back and relive that weekend..

Carisma Toronto
Then at night for dinner we went with my boyfriend to Carisma for dinner where Anouk and I ordered the same dish we had for lunch. This one was so delicious! Afterwards we spent the rest of the night at Pravda:

Pravda Vodka Bar acrobat
Sunset Grill fruit waffle
Breakfast at Sunset Grill the morning after

Louis Vuitton Cobalt Keepall
We stopped by Louis Vuitton where I discovered this Damier Cobalt Keepall!!! It's so beautiful. I can't really capture the colour in a photograph but it's like a dark navy blue (which is my favourite colour).

earls bibimbap
After a quick walk around Eaton Centre we went for tea at the King Edward Hotel. Then dinner a few hours later at Earls, which is another one of our usual places (that we visited all the locations of in the Rockies)

leftbanked outfit
Windsor Arms Hotel
The next afternoon - tea at the Windsor Arms Hotel!

Windsor Arms Hotel
Windsor Arms Afternoon Tea
Windsor Arms Afternoon Tea
Windsor Arms Hotel
Loewe display
Louis Vuitton Summer Trunks Azur Speedy
One King West
Pai Toronto
Over Easy breakfast
Scaramouche amuse bouche
Finally, our dinner at Scaramouche! It was my first time here. It's located a bit outside of downtown, inside a residential apartment which I didn't know before. It was really nice and cozy inside. The food was really good and I loved everything. This was the smoked salmon amuse bouche. For the appetizer we got the crab ravioli. I got the venison as my main. & dessert was the apple and sage cheesecake.

Scaramouche ravioli
Scaramouche venison
Scaramouche dessert
Scaramouche view



  1. So nice to read this post! Reminds me of the good times we had :) Our meeting score is currently Canada 3 - 2 Europe, so you've got to balance it out soon ;))

    1. Yea definitely..and in your hometown!!


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