I discovered Short and Sweet Bakeshop on instagram because of their highly photographed treats, so naturally while I was in Toronto last weekend, I hunted the location down to sample some sweets for myself.
First off, the little shop on Yonge is adorable, and secondly the staff was super friendly. The treats in the display case looked good, but I was there for the mammoth milkshakes I had been insta-dreaming of since our first digital encounter. I initially ordered the “hot wet canadian summer” milkshake and the “Dr. Strange” ice cream sandwich, and what I think is called a “monster bar”.
Somehow my order got mixed up and I ended up with the milkshake and the bar, but it turned out for the best because that in itself was enough sugar for an entire weekend. I did witness the “Dr. Strange” make an appearance, and I kid you not, it was the size of my face, so I didn’t feel bad about the mix up given the gargantuan size of that ice cream sandwich and that I would have been responsible for eating it.
The milkshake is like a liquid smores; absolutely delicious, and the monster bar is a combination of over 10 different cookies, so for a cookie lover it was heavenly. All in all, I can’t wait to go back for another round of sweet treats!
On Saturday we went to Toronto for a day of food. We decide to do a dessert crawl, and while researching places to try I stumbled onto Brunchfest. It was in a warehouse multipurpose space in downtown Toronto and was put on by Budlight Radler.
Multiple restaurants participated with their most brunch-worthy dishes, and we sampled a few…(read: way more than a few). The whole experience was so fun and a great start to a day in the city, the one drawback I found was the ticketing system that made purchasing the actual food easier, but I also think it overpriced the sample size dishes.
Other than that we had a great time trying several different restaurants at once, enjoying the music, and taking in the multicultural cuisine Toronto has to offer!
I found this shop while just wandering around in New York City, and absolutely love, love, love the concept! It’s so clever, and for anyone who appreciates travel this can be the perfect gift! They have trinkets representing wanderlust-worthy cities all over the world. The charms are all designed to represent the city they harken to. New York City has a tiny empire state building, a taxi, and several other charms. They also have airport code tags! Which I am obsessed with. The one drawback I had was the price, I felt it was a little expensive. Especially given that it’s something you might want to get several of; for various cities you love! This is not a sponsored post, as someone who loves to travel and collect mementos from the cities I visit I had to share it with fellow travelers!
I had my golden birthday in July, and it was such a good time. I got to spend the day in Toronto, one of my favorite cities and spend time with some of my favorite people. A few years ago my family and I started a fun tradition called“Christmas in July” dinner; on my birthday my mum makes my favorite dishes from Christmas and then my family comes over and we all have dinner together, just like Christmas! This birthday was wonderful and I’m really looking forward the all the wonderful things coming in this next year of my life.
How did/will you celebrate your golden birthday?
We recently shot a video for Off The Market at a soundstage in Toronto. I’ve done videos before but this one was particularly fun, because typically I’m shooting videos at a show I’m already doing, which means there are so many other factors to consider, but in a strictly video setting, it’s easier to focus on that one goal; getting a great looking video. I’ve shot videos where I’ve had my hair done and my makeup done, but for this video I wanted to do my own hair and makeup. Having been “made up” so many times, I can accomplish most makeup/hair looks on my own, so it’s fun when I get the chance to utilize those skills! The video was filmed at MSTVOW in Toronto, and I’m really looking forward to sharing the footage with you! In the meantime, here are some photos from the day.