Dreamy Dining During TIFF

We jumped at the opportunity during the TIFF madness to eat at a restaurant down the street that I’ve been eyeing up since I moved here. Ricarda’s, located in the super pretty Entertainment One building on the corner of Peter and Richmond streets, might be the prettiest place in the neighborhood. The dinner itself was delish and I’ll get into more detail in a moment, but first I’d like to mention the neat story of how Ricarda’s came to be. What is a true project of passion, Ricarda’s is named after the owner’s wife and business partner. With the dream of creating a dining and lifestyle experience that’s perfect from morning to night, the couple embarked on a journey to fulfill their vision in a restaurant rich part of Toronto, the entertainment district. Although it has undoubtedly been hard, their passion and devotion to this venture has resulted in a truly wonderful dining experience only one year after opening.


Grey Goose VX & Fashion Week Cocktails

I have been having so much fun with Grey Goose Vodka this September and we’re only halfway through the month! It all began with their epic #SUNSETSOIREE at Lavelle with the rooftop view of my dreams (photo above) where we said goodbye to summer in the best way possible. Then I found out they were the official spirit sponsor of Toronto Fashion Week, so I was excited to partner with them to attend the shows and try out their designer-inspired cocktail collection based upon the flavour profiles of three of Canada’s top designers. These were awesome drinks and it was wonderful to sit down and enjoy one at the end of each evening at TFW last week in the beautiful Yorkville tent with all my Toronto friends.


A Piece of Greece

When I went to Mykonos I expected to fall in love with the beach and not the rocky terrain that overlooks it, but it was actually the dry landscape inland from the coast that really stole my heart. As someone who grew up in a subtropical rainforest and then moved to the jungle, there was something sort of surreal about an entire island with almost no vegetation taller than my waist (aside form the odd freakishly large cactus). I loved it!


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