May was a pretty fun little month.
At the first signs of spring I stopped at one of many flower markets on Bloor Street to pick up some of my favs – gerbera daisies and tulips.
We moved into a new apartment…with a FIREPLACE! It doesn’t work, but I love that we now have a mantel and when we finally get some art, (one of these days, I swear) it will probably find it’s way above that fireplace.
I was part of a Pinterest event this month that included a weekend stay at the Four Seasons in Yorkville. The hotel was so luxurious, I felt like a celebrity…which reminds me, Nick Carter casually walked by me in the lobby with his body guard. I personally wish it was Justin Timberlake, but one boy band member was nice, I guess! FYI I wanted to take that bed home with me. It was SO comfortable and that plus the complete pitch black black out remote controlled curtains made my stay here feel like heaven.
The event also brought me to this adorable little place on Wellington Street. If you haven’t been, brunch at Le Sélect Bistro in Toronto is such a great place to meet up with friends in a gorgeous setting.
It’s the perfect spot to feel like you are escaping the city on a little Parisian trip.The ambience has a bit of a french feel to it and the food is sooo good.
I’ll let my food pics speak for themselves…
That weekend the french chic theme continued when we went to dinner at Biff’s Bistro of Oliver and Bonachini fame and were seated in the Red Room.
It’s another gorgeous spot where the food was great, but it was the decor was what truly made the place for me. I love red rooms. I think red gives so much drama and decadence to a space, and this colour is the perfect shade.
And that ceiling!
Of course, I also made time to do some spring shopping on Queen Street; my favourite area of Toronto. Every time I walk past Queen and Spadina I feel nostalgic. Having lived at this intersection for a few years, and then King and Spadina for a few more, this area of the downtown core or, “my two block radius” as I used to call it, has a way of triggering a lot of old memories whenever I am in the neighbourhood. I love this city.
One of the treasures I found on my hunt at Morba – this gem of a doll house. How cute is this little mod dream home? I wish I was small enough to fit inside! I would never leave.