Best of Toronto: Food, Coffee, Shopping & Beauty

I wanted to curate a list of my Toronto favourites for all things lifestyle, beauty, fashion, food etc.  I find these so helpful when I’m visiting a new city, or even when I’m looking for some inspiration myself in Toronto.  I am such a creature of habit so, as much as I like trying out new things, when I find something I like I am pretty loyal to what I have found works for me.  I hope if you are visiting Toronto, or are a Torontonian yourself you will take a chance to check out some of my options and…

Café Cancan

It only takes a glance at my Instagram account to know that one of my favourite pass times is scoping out new cute restaurants, bars and cafes.  I have travelled all over the world and always make a point to find at least one Instagram worthy interior wherever I am.  This task is definitely easier to accomplish in some places (ie. NYC, or Paris) than others.  I am really excited to see that Toronto is beginning to become more photogenic with photo-shoot worthy spots popping up in different neighbourhoods around the city.  I believe I discovered Café Cancan through my…

Toronto’s Most Charming Cafés

I am one of those people who is absolutely useless before my morning cup of coffee.  It is one of my favourite things about the morning.  Such a comfort it is to have a hot cup of coffee in hand.  Especially when enjoyed inside a cute café & extra points if it comes in a beautifully designed mug.  I also love the culture around coffee.  Grabbing a cup with a friend, or hiding out in a café with other creative minds mid day.  My boyfriend and I will often grab coffee in the morning and then go for a walk…

Kitten & the Bear

Admittedly, I saw these beautiful Sloane takeaway cups on Instagram and this was my prime motivation to walk across the city to Parkdale.  I even went so far as to email Sloane Tea to ask them where in the city the cups could be found!  Being a downtown dweller, I’m not one to venture too far out of my box in Toronto: bordered by Bloor Street, Yonge Street and Ossington is the furthest west I usually desire to go.  So you know I really wanted one of these gorgeous cups if I was willing to walk all the way to…

Oretta

I have long complained of Toronto lacking in pretty restaurants.  Though not a huge foodie, I love going out for brunch, especially if the decor is charming and unique.  I have always been guilty of judging my books by their covers, I guess I’m just a visual person.  I first saw Oretta on Instagram, with the pink wall with gold accents and velvety blue booths.  It is gorgeous inside.  I actually realized where it was while David and I were out for brunch at Brioche Dorée across the street, as the two story tall pink walls can be seen from…