Fun pants for a guaranteed fun day

After what felt like the longest school year ever, classes are finally done! This means that I can freely spend my weekdays galavanting and enjoying everything that Toronto has to offer. This also means that I can stop dressing like I only own one hoodie and one pair of pants. Continue reading “Fun pants for a guaranteed fun day”

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Toronto Staycation: Brunch + Kensington Market

Last week, my university had our reading week. While a lot of my friends were jetting off to really cool places, I was stuck in Toronto working. Usually, this would make me very sad, but we had such amazing weather this past week that I couldn’t complain. I made the most of my week free of classes , and did what Torontonians do best – brunch! I went to 4 different brunch places over the course of the week. It was totally unplanned, but I’m quite pleased with my decisions. In addition to all the brunching, I spent a lot of my time in Kensington market (pictures after the brunch pics). I never get tired of looking at all the cool knick knacks in the little shops, and just sitting in pretty coffee shops. All in all, it was a great week, and even though I stayed in the city, I still felt like I was on a vacation.  Continue reading “Toronto Staycation: Brunch + Kensington Market”

Los Angeles: Where I’d Rather Be (Always)

I was going through my phone, deleting photos, when I stumbled upon my pictures from LA. It made me realize two things. 1. I would much rather be in LA right now. And 2. Don’t I always want to be in LA? Looking through the photos made me miss my little vacation. I couldn’t help but reminisce about the wonderful week I had, so naturally, I decided to make this post.

November had suddenly snuck up on me. The air was getting colder, and the assignments were piling up. It was time for a much needed vacation, a quick break from the mundane cyclical patterns of everyday life. Enter Los Angeles. I had spent 6 days in Los Angeles visiting family, and ultimately just relaxing. I hadn’t been to LA in almost 4 years, and I ended up with a new appreciation for the city.

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44,000 Steps Through Paris: A Photo Essay

Sometimes it is difficult to put an experience into words. There’s just so many things to say that the words don’t come out quite right. This is how I feel about my experiences in Paris. I’ve tried so many times to write something about it, but nothing ever seemed adequate. My Parisian adventure only spanned 3 days and 4 nights, but as short as this trip was, it was still wonderful.

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Barcelona: “I still long to hold her once more”

Last August, I had the exciting experience of falling head over heals in love with the city of Barcelona. In a matter of two days, I was completely done for. The city had stolen my heart, and there was no going back. Nothing else would ever compare in my eyes.

My mother and I stayed in a charming little hotel in the Gothic Quarters. What I absolutely loved about staying in the Gothic quarters was that everything was a couple of steps away. We were surrounded by tiny little boutiques, restaurants, and stunning late 19th century architecture. Our days consisted of trying whatever restaurant was nearby, walking through the little shops, and then going to whatever landmark we felt like seeing that day or just laying on the beach.

My favourite part about this trip was the food. Every restaurant we went to was amazing, whether it be for breakfast, lunch or dinner. My mouth waters when I think about the tapas and the seafood paella I consumed on this trip. We would pair each meal with sangria or a mojito, and finish it off with gelato or Crema Catalana. This is what all my dreams are made of!

It was truly an experience of a lifetime, one that I will never forget. It’s on my bucket list to return to Barcelona for a longer period of time, and explore more of the city. I long for more days spent laying on the beach, letting the sunshine tan my skin, all while consuming a refreshing mojito.

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Festival D’été de Québec

Last weekend, I had the privilege of being in Quebec City for festival d’été de Québec (FEQ). FEQ is an 11 day music festival scattered throughout the charming city of Quebec. The festival offers a wide range of musical genres appealing to all types of music fans. I got to go to 3 nights of shows. I was able to see Sting and Peter Gabriel, Lord Huron, City and Colour, the Lumineers, and Peter Bjorn and John. It was tremendously fun, despite the cold and the rain. I thoroughly enjoyed every single show I went to. I have to say though that I had the most fun at Peter Bjorn and John. It was pouring rain, yet the band was so excited, encouraging the crowd to dance and sing along. The crowd definitely reciprocated the band’s excitement.  The city is so charming and the people are lovely. All in all, it was a wonderful weekend filled with good vibes and wonderful live music. Pictures and outfit details below. I also vlogged the experience, so check it out on YouTube!

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Day 1 Outfit: Overall dress (Topshop), Bell sleeve top (Hollister), Fringe bucket bag (H&M), Chelsea boots (not pictured, Doc Martens).
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Day 2 Outfit: Bell Sleeve Top (Sheinside.com), Shorts (Free People)
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Day 3 Outfit: Sweater (Anthropologie), Jeans (Thrifted), Scarf (Zara), Fringe bucket bag (H&M), Fringe sandals (Forever 21), Sunglasses (Urban Outfitters)

 

 

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