Friday Favourites

Humber River{Ernie & I took advantage of the beautiful weather this week… can you spot him?}

Can someone please tell me where October went? I mean, I know everyone tends to say that at one point or another but I actually caught myself the other day thinking about Halloween and it took me a few seconds to realize that not only has Halloween already come and gone but Christmas spirit is upon us full throttle. Maybe my confusion had to do with the phenomenal weather we had in Toronto this past week; the weather was well above seasonal temperatures and it was quite glorious! The real beauty of it, though, was that since we all know winter is coming, there was an abundant amount of happy people basking in the sunshine.  It was truly good but is anyone else just ready to deck the halls and let it snow?!

Hope you all have the loveliest of weekends! xo

Carrots for everyone!{In absolute shock at the size of the carrots we got with our Mama Earth Organics box this week}

unnamed{My dream home}

Christmas decorations {Coziest Christmas decor}

Friday Favourites

The Best Icebreaker Ever.

“If Nancy Meyers made a movie about you, what song would play during the opening credits?”

Now you probably are thinking that I have officially lost it but think about it. The answer to that question would reveal so much about that person -their taste in music, in movies, what type of “genre” they see their lives as – and will immediately help you figure out if it is worth to continue chatting with them or if you should move on. For me, for example, if you don’t know or don’t like Nancy Meyers (is that even possible), we probably won’t get along. Just kidding, I love you even if you don’t know who the best chick-flick director in the world is.

If you were to ask me that question the answer would be easy – September by Earth, Wind and Fire. That’s right. If there was ever a movie made about me, the opening credits would have September playing in the background. Imagine a setting like the photo below and add to it a twenty-something girl/woman walking out of downtown office, wearing red lipstick and carrying too much stuff in her purse….and now start humming the song…. perfect right?! Opening Credits

I’d love to know, what song would play during the opening credits of a movie starring you?

P.S – The best opening credits in a movie, ever.

The Best Icebreaker Ever.

Table for One

Table for one - Blushed TapatiaAlthough I like to think that I am a fairly independent person it wasn’t until recently that I realized just how terrified I am to do certain things on my own.

On Sunday I flew out to San Diego for work. After a crazy flight I arrived famished and was determined to get Mexican food {I mean my home country is literally a stone-throw away and so this will be the closest I get to authentic Mexican food for a while}!

I settled into my room, freshened up and as I started thinking about biting into some delicious rajas tacos I quickly realized that I would be sitting down at a restaurant all. by. myself. While I have eaten at food courts and cafeterias on my own, I have never gone to a restaurant solo and was surprised by the anxiety attack that started coming on: What would people think? What would I do? Would it be awkward?

I resisted the urge of ordering room service { and let me tell you that it was hard….very few things beat  breakfast/dinner in bed!} and instead faced my anxiety head-on by jumping into a cab and asking the driver to take me to the best Mexican restaurant in town. I arrived at Puesto and as confidently as I could muster I asked for a table for one.

Table for one- Blushed Tapatia

The experience was surprisingly refreshing! I not only realized that I can totally rock solo-eating {!!!} but I also really enjoyed it. My phone was dying so I was unable to use it as a shield and was forced to really just be there. I was able to focus on the food that I was eating and truly enjoy it {the tacos and guacamole were out of this world! – seriously…the best tacos I’ve had outside of Mexico! } I also rediscovered my love of people watching! And no I was not the creep sitting at a dark corner of a restaurant watching others eat… I promise!

Although it was nice to face my anxiety, not miss out on what I truly wanted to do, and rediscover some of my pastimes, I also realized how much I enjoy the community aspect of eating a meal. I really love being able to share food and to be able to express my thoughts on it {I actually was tempted to live-tweet my dinner!}. With my new-found appreciation for dinner time, I have decided that from now on I will limit my phone use while we eat to strictly photo taking; no email, no Instagram, no nothing!

I would love to know, have you ever solo-dinned at a restaurant? How did you find the experience? And if not, what is stopping you from trying?

Table for One