Inspiration for living a luxuriously and balanced life

Friday, February 5, 2016

Two Weeks of Highlights in Pictures

This week I'm sharing two weeks in photos - since I missed last week...


After a long morning of writing - rewarded myself with afternoon tea at Shangri-La Hotel.


You are never too "mature" - to enjoy a little Cadbury Easter chocolate egg
Nurtured my inner child!!


Dolce and Gabbana have been busy chewing the feet of Dolce's new toy.


Picked up some  Blackbird Baking Co - sourdough bread at Pusateri's
this bread has certainly become one of my favs!!


Enjoyed a country style breakfast at a local diner near our country home.


Some furbaby fun times at the country home. 


After updating my weekly planner, settled on the sofa - with hot chocolate -  furbabies  for some reading. Ladies if you haven't read Spinster by Kate Bolick - I highly recommend you check it out. 


Popped into Holts Cafe for lunch between appointments - and was treated to their home baked (on premises) scones with strawberry/raspberry schnapps jam ... seriously yummy.
Holts Cafe is now serving afternoon tea - will definitely be checking them out soon for tea!


Cake for breakfast - well YES please! perks of being in city and close to Greek Town
Yummy Greek pastries are minutes away!! 


Woke up to lots of commotion on my street  - 4-5 fire trucks, police etc.. thankfully it was a FALSE alarm.. but certainly added some noise to our normally quiet street.


Decided on some amazing food to "pair" with my glass of bubbly ... 
Great Winterlicious menu at Park Hyatt Toronto - Annona restaurant

I enjoyed the Sauteed Crab Cakes: aged Balsamic reduction, micro Greens; Surf and Turf: Grilled 4 oz Beef Medallion, Shirmp & Scallop, Peppercorn Jus, Red Pepper Beurre Blanc, Lobster Mash, Roasted Vegetables; Spiced Wine Poached Pear: Dark Chocolate Feuilletine Crumble, Caramel Sauce, Honey Mascarpone.

How was your week?

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Let's Eat: Windsor Arms - Winterlicious 2016 Preview

Though winter has been kind to us (so far) I'm always on the look out for fun things to do in the city that don't involve being outside. A great event that is happening in Toronto, January 29th - February 11th is Winterlicious - a culinary celebration offering an opportunity to discover delicious cuisine at more than 200 restaurants and experience unique culinary events - INDOORS!!! And what could be better than this? How about an invitation to preview the Winterlicious menu for one of my fav places for tea - Windsor Arms. It has been years since I've eaten at WA and was excited to get to see their Living Room restaurant and taste some mouth watering food.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words - so for all you foodies out there enjoy: 
a sampling of what Windsor Arms is serving up to its guests for Winterlicious 2016.


Lobster Bisque

Roasted Baby Beets, Peppery Citrus Salad - with aged Balsamic reduction

Wild Mushroom Veloute and Black Trumpet Mushrooms Croquette

Crispy Calamari - with heirloom tomato salsa

Chicken Roulade - stuffed with spinach and mushroom, polenta,vegetable tempura and thyme jus

Pan Seared Sea Bass - with beet ravioli, shaved fennel and lemon butter sauce


Braised Lamb Shank- with sweet potato puree, glazed root vegetables and French beans tempura

Marinated Beef Rib - butternut squash and rosemary fingerling potatoes with horseradish jus

Vegan Truffles, Lemon Trio, Creme Brulee

This is just a small sampling of the scrumptious dishes on the menu. You can find a full lunch and dinner menu here.

My picks: Crispy Calamari with Heirloom Tomato Salsa - the light batter was perfection and the calamari were cooked just right; Lobster Bisque - creamy, rich, smooth - my fav; Roasted Baby Beets, Peppery Citrus Salad with aged Balsamic reduction - I'm not a huge fan of beets but I have to say this salad had me enjoying bite after bite. Marinated Beef Rib - tender, moist, melt in your mouth - my fav; Braised Lam Shank - fall off the bone goodness; Chicken Roulade - light and tasty. Vegan Truffles - surprisingly yummy - loved the pistachio; Lemon Trio - the sorbet definitely had a cleanse your palate kick - the lemon pie - tres pucker lemony - my fav;

Seating fills up quickly so don't be disappointed and make your reservations today! Windsor Arms Hotel is located at 18 St. Thomas street, Toronto, ON - tel: 416-917-9666 or visit their website 




How amazing is this decor?
Relaxed, elegant, casual, funky all wrapped up together.

For more photos of my evening with some awesome Toronto lifestyle and food bloggers, pop on over to my instagram here.

Will you be checking out any of the 200 restaurants that are participating in Toronto's Winterlicious 2016? Is there a similar event where you live? 

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