Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Life Recently #3

Hi, everyone! Time for the next installment of 'Life Recently', my monthly post that gives you a peek into my (mostly) non-makeup-related life. As you've seen, these posts typically feature yummy food creations, shots from around Toronto, and portraits of my silly kitty, Sadie. This month is no exception!

Just a quick warning that this is a really photo-heavy post! Hope you enjoy :)

Have I mentioned that my boyfriend makes the most incredible breakfasts? I have, but I'll say it again. This is one of his recent creations: egg and spinach crepe with tomato sauce and brie melted on half a portabello mushroom. Heavenly! 

View from the bf's condo at sunset. So serene!

Sadie got jealous when I was photographing some makeup items for the blog, so she decided to give me her best pose. It worked :) 

Sometimes I like to be a tourist in my own town. Thought this was a nice mix of modern and older architecture. On Front Street, looking east, downtown Toronto. 

Oh yeah, did I mention that the bf makes incredible dinners too? Tofu Parmesan with goat-cheese smothered roasted asparagus :) 

One of my best friends got me this incredible vintage contraption as an early birthday present. It's called the Lip View and it combines a lipstick holder with a compact. So chic! Can't wait to write a full post about this :)

Shall I introduce you to Simon? He's one of my parents' adorable Himalayan cats. He's such a rascal, but is looking amazingly refined in this photo. I miss him so much now that I live in Toronto! 

Incredible Eggs Florentine with sauteed mushrooms at the Twisted Apron in Windsor, ON, my hometown. Was as delicious as it looks :)

Early last month, the bf and I made an adventurous trek out to The Guild in Scarborough, a park where old Toronto monuments, facades, and statues came to rest after they were torn down. The snowy, slippery ground was a bit of a hassle, but there were so many amazing sights to see! These were the columns that once formed the facade of an old bank downtown. 

There was a concrete relief for each Canadian province, but I thought Ontario was looking especially svelte ;) 

An old smokehouse with the sun setting behind it. That's my boyfriend checking out the building in the distance. As I was not wearing proper boots and the ground was slippery as hell, I let him explore that portion on his own :)

Beautiful old statue with wilted cabbage at her feet.

For some reason I was totally compelled to have my photo taken on this log. Luckily my boyfriend indulged me :)

Home-made pita pizzas are our go-to dinner when we want something simple and delicious! We have the process down so we can make them quite quickly. I'm in charge of grating the cheese (and eating copious amounts while grating), saucing the pizzas and topping them. The bf does all the grueling chopping ;)

And Artie, my parents' other adorable Himalayan kitty. He is truly huge and looks like one giant puff ball when he sleeps! :)

Easter brunch, plate #1. So much yummy, colourful food!

Easter brunch, plate #2. Definitely more shameful. I felt like a gluttonous carb monster! But it was incredibly delicious ;)




And, finally, my desk calendar image from March. Adorably weird!

And that's it! Thanks for sharing in these cheery, colourful moments from the past month :) What fun things have you been up to lately?

Cheers :)

46 comments:

  1. You're pictures always make me want to go to Toronto, it looks so nice! Food looks so great too. Easter brunch in particular looks to die for.

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    1. Aww, thanks, Samuel! I've been living in Torontno for 6 years now and absolutely love it. And yes, Easter brunch really was incredible. Think I'm still full ;)

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  2. Toronto looks amazing.. much nicer than england! And that food looks incredible - your boyfriend is definitely a keeper ;)


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    1. Aww, I really love Toronto, but really hope to visit England sometime soon ;) And yes, he really is a keeper! Thanks for stopping by! xo

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  3. Oh my, so many great food captures, I'm drooling here! And your cat is gorgeous, a little furry ball - I'd like to have one like this :).

    xx
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    1. Aww, thanks! Sadie really is adorable. And these food shots are still making me hungry! :)

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  4. It looks amazing where you live! My boyf makes amazing dinners too :D we're so lucky! X

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    1. We are lucky, aren't we? ;) Thanks for stopping by! xo

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  5. Such cute photos!! I especially enjoyed the food (um YUM!) and the kitties!

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  6. Canada looks so lovely, much better than the UK. And I love that calender, totally strange but quite fascinating ha!

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    1. Ha, I really love Toronto, but I'm sure the UK isn't all that bad ;) And yeah, I'm really loving the calendar. So quirky! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  7. I always enjoy posts like this :)

    xo Jennifer

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Jennifer! Thanks for dropping by :)

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  8. I'm hungry now! haha And I have to say - the city you live in is absolutely amazing! And that's exactly why I want to move to Canada! :)

    K.
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    1. Haha, I still get hungry when I see these pictures. They're not helping my diet ;) I've been in Toronto for 6 years now and absolutely love it. Definitely worth a visit :)

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  9. Your boyfriend sounds like a really good cook!that breakfast sounds delicious xx

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    1. He's an excellent cook! I'm pretty lucky :) Thanks for stopping by, Hannah! xo

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  10. The food look so yummy and the cats are adorable.
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  11. these posts are awesome!! it's so great to get a peak into your life. Your boyfriend is a GENIUS with food, my mouth watered just reading about that breakfast- yummers. And you cat is adorable, her face made me giggle multiple times.And I'm off to check out your FB right now :)

    xo Marlen
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    1. Aww, I'm glad you enjoyed it! The bf really is an incredible cook- I am totally spoiled! And yeah, Sadie's face is pretty priceless :) Thanks so much for liking my Facebook page! xo

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  12. Omggg the cats! And the food! You got yourself a keeper! ahahah everything looks so delicious! :D

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    1. Aww, thanks! I do really have myself a keeper :) Thanks for stopping by, Rute! xo

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  13. Oh! An awesome bf, delicious food, and adorable kitties?! What more could you ask for!! Best post ever!!

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    1. Ha, you summed it up! These photos definitely make me feel grateful :) So glad you enjoyed the post! xo

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  14. Cute kitties and yummy looking food! My dad used to take me to the Guild Inn all the time as a kid! It's a really interesting place and such a pretty area of Scarborough.

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    1. Aww, amazing! Didn't look like the Inn was currently open, but it was a really neat building. We're hoping to visit the Scarborough Bluffs sometime this summer! xo

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  15. Aww, I really love this post! So many cute cats and yummy plates of food :) And you look so pretty in the picture in the snow!

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

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    1. Aww, thanks for the kind words, Ellie! Glad you enjoyed the post :)

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  16. Cute blog hun! Lovely pictures :)

    Would you like to follow each other on Google Plus and maybe Facebook too?

    XO

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    1. Thanks, Catherine! Will stop by your blog soon :)

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  17. Love the photos!
    Cats, wonderful view and the food.Ahh!
    Great life lately, dear!
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    Riza of Pour L'Instant

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    1. Thanks, Riza! Yeah, can't really beat yummy food and cute kitties :) Glad you enjoyed the post! xo

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  18. Lucky you for having a bf who cooks amazing food!

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    1. Yes, I'm definitely lucky! Thanks for stopping by, Monica :)

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  19. Omg the food all looks amazing!! I'm hungry and am now not sure anything I make will match up haha...

    Lovely blog :)

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    xx

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    1. Aww, glad you like the pictures and the blog! Thanks for stopping by! xo

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  20. Aww! I really enjoyed this post, you take beautiful photos. Your boyfriend and your cat seem like keepers, what a happy little family haha! Wish I could visit Toronto. Seeing your food posts (which look delicious) are you a vegetarian? xx

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    1. Aww, thanks so much for the kind words! Yes, my bf and kitty really are the best! And yes, I'm a vegetarian. My bf eats meat, but he is great with creating veggie options when I'm around :)

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  21. Wow, i love having an insight into your life:-) It seems a world away from here in England..
    And the food looks yuuuummy!

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    :-)

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    1. Aww, glad you enjoyed the post! Thanks for the kind words :)

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  22. You should wear your hair down in blog pics more often! It looks beautiful. :)

    xxoo
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    1. Aww, thanks, Rebecca! And thanks for stopping by :)

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