Wow it has been weeks since I wrote a blog post. So sorry for the delay but we were away for almost two weeks then had such serious post vacation blues I couldn’t really do much other then work last week. Now that I am back into the routine of things, working two jobs, working out and meal planning, I finally have a bit of time to write about our trip. I was going to do one big post about Toronto and one big post about Charleston but there is WAY too much to say about each city that I couldn’t do that to you guys. So follow along here for a more detailed version of our holidays then what I posted on Instagram already. We were gone for 10 days and man did those 10 days fly by. I usually come back from a trip already planning our next one but we don’t have any major trips planned for the rest of the year so I’m just trying to plan some fun weekends. This way working way too much doesn’t seem so bad if you have things to look forward to, right? Plus it’s pretty much summer now, which means visitors and more visitors for July and August. I can’t wait to meet my new baby niece, but more on that later!
What a whirlwind Toronto was! We arrived later then planned on Friday night but my bestie was still waiting for us at the airport, such a great way to be welcomed to a different place. I hadn’t been to Toronto for 4 years and I was so glad to be back for a quick visit. Our first thing to check off the list was have dumplings for a belated birthday dinner for Dave. We went to Mother Dumpling on Spadina and it was so delicious. Sure it was 10pm and we were stuffing ourselves with dumplings but we didn’t care because we were on holiday! Dave enjoyed his first dumpling experience and definitely wants to eat them again, somewhere here in Victoria or maybe in Vancouver. Our first proper day in Toronto Dani and I had to get our nails done. It was what we used to do to destress when we were at Ryerson together and it had been so long since we sat next to each other catching up. We went to Wow Wow Nails on Dundas and it was such a great experience.
Next stop was find a delicious coffee shop to keep me going since I was pretty tired from the journey and jet lag and overall lack of sleep. I gave up coffee for awhile but now that I work those early morning baking shifts I find I need it more plus I really enjoy it. So I jumped right in and had coffees pretty much everyday while I was away, it was delish! We met up with the boys and headed to Stackt Market. This is Toronto’s newest ‘market’ made of old shipping containers on Bathurst Street. There is everything from vintage clothing stores, to cafes, a brewery, local clothing shops and so much more. We had lunch at some of the food stands but we mainly ventured down for the donuts! Hamilton’s Donut Monster’s second location is located in the Stackt Market and they have a wide variety of changing flavours to choose from. I had the Lemon Lavender donut and it was so delicious. I don’t usually go for donuts but I like them once and awhile, especially if they are artisanal. We filled up on donuts then headed to Queen Street West to do some shopping for Dave. He found lots of goodies at Frank and Oak before we went home to relax. The weather wasn’t amazing in Toronto but we did so many fun things we didn’t care. Sure I borrowed multiple jackets from my bestie, but what are best friends for?
Stay tuned on the blog for more adventures in Toronto!