Brunchin’ All Day

Brunch – it’s a meal you have on days you’ve slept in, woke up at noon but really want breakfast and not yet ready for lunch. So, let’s go for brunch!

It’s my 2nd favorite meal of the day, first one is ice cream!! (Just kidding, first is Breakfast. LOVE breakfast!!) My cousin was in town from BC so I took her to a few fun places in Toronto. BC has the views, but Toronto has some pretty awesome places as well!!

We went to Figo for brunch one day. Β It’s such a pretty restaurant!! I can sit here all day and sip on lattes!!

We really wanted the pancakes, but because of traffic we were late (yes, it was traffic, it wasn’t us! I swear!). Figo ran out of pancake batter, however, we ordered the scrambled eggs and the frittata. If you really want pancakes, I recommend booking one of the earlier brunch times.

The food was a little salty, but very good. Of course, we had our regular cappuccino and latte with the meal!! Put us two together, and we can survive off of caffeine. My cousin has a pretty awesome blog @thenewcollective_!! Check it out for fashion, beauty, and travel!!

Denim Dress (Tommy Hilfiger, similar linked): 1. | 2. | 3. | 4. | 5.

Lace Top (Banana Republic, similar linked): 1. | 2. | 3.| 4.| 5.

Figo’s outdoor patio is really chic as well, but it was way too hot to sit outside. Let me know your thoughts if you ever have the chance to brunch at Figo!!

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Date Bars!

I always need a little something sweet after every meal. I try to look for healthy/natural sweets. This time I decided to make my own dessert, a date bar. I researched a few “easy” date bar recipes, but I didn’t have all of the required ingredients at home. So, I decided to give it a little twist, and make my own recipe. It’s really easy! Give it a try, and let me know how you like it!

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Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups dates, pitted and chopped

1 1/2 cups water

2 1/2 cups oats (I used Quaker Quick Oats)

1 tsp cinnamon

  1. Boil 1 1/2 cups of water in a medium pan. Add 1 1/2 cups of pitted & chopped dates to boiling water. Lower heat, and simmer covered. Approximately 10 minutes or once liquid is thick.
  2. After 10 minutes, remove from heat and stir while breaking/squishing dates.
  3. Mix 2 1/2 cups of oats, and cinnamon in a separate bowl.
  4. Add the dates mixture to the oats mixtures.
  5. Mix well!
  6. Spray 8 x 8 baking tray with oil, and pour the mixture into the tray. The mixture should be thick.
  7. Spread out the mixture evenly, and drizzle with honey.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  9. Let cool, and serve warm or cold. (Sprinkle a little icing sugar!)

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Bridal showerΒ 

Wedding season has begun!! It’s time to wear fancy outfits, eat loads of delicious food, dance with family, laugh with friends and devour sweet desserts!!

One of my friend is getting married this summer and I had the chance to attend her Kate Spade inspired bridal shower. I love it when the bridal showers are geared towards the Bride’s personality, in this case, bright, bold, bubbly and fun!!

The adorable backdrop flowers were all made by the bride’s sister-in-law.

Polka dot table clothes and fresh flowers were used to add patterns. They also displayed cute napkins that say “He asked, she said YES!”.

How adorable are these place mats? Absolutely love them!!

Of course the straws used for refreshing drinks had patterns and bows on them.

The gifts were all wrapped and displayed on the “Gifts and Cards” table.

(How adorable is that blue wrapping? :p)

The games area was decorated with a black and white Kate Spade table cloth and pink/gold accessories. A few of the activities included:

Guess the number of kisses in the jar

Advice for the bride-to-be

Write a letter to the bride and specify the date of opening

Off the market – list items with highest to lowest price

Cannot say the name of the bride, or the word “bride”

Design a toilet paper dress (I won! Hehe!)

There were a lot of desserts and food items, but all of us got hungry before we could take pictures.

Note to self: Arrive early and take pictures first.

This stunning cake was also baked and decorated by the bride’s sister-in-law!! The top layer was chocolate, and the bottom was tiramisu!! (Yes, I ate both pieces!! Yum!)

Oh, and how cute is this little shoe bank? I really need to get one for my shoe fund!!

Hope you enjoyed these pictures!!

I’ve linked some items below:

Paper Flowers| Napkins | Table Cloth| Straws| Gold Cutlery | Mr. & Mrs. Sign |

I’m still looking for the pink shoe bank!! πŸ™‚

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