Coming soon 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target!

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Have you all heard about the new 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target line that’s launching in just a few days?!  The famed designer has partnered with the retail giant to launch a one of a kind limited edition line, which launches in stores on September 15.  The line will be available in both Canadian and US stores respectively, and I cannot wait!  The leather jackets are definitely on my “must have list” along with the sweetest flowered dress.

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bits+pieces

origin restaurant toronto guacamole   guacamole at Origin restaurant in Toronto

Gosh what a whirlwind week!  I am exhausted, and although there are still 3 days to go until the weekend, I really feel like this week needs to be over.  On the work front, my day-job is kicking my butt.  As summer holidays have come to an end for most people in the office all our projects are ramping up as well, its fun but definitely challenging as well.  And on the home front we made it through a whole week of Johannes’ new school routine, I made it to a TIFF premier of the Dallas Buyers Club (amazing movie that everyone MUST see), and I even managed to dye my hair…4 weeks too late but better late than never I suppose.  My biggest worry was Johannes, and how he would adapt to his new teachers and cutting back his nap from 2 hours to 1, but as with everything else  it seems I worry for no reason.  Johannes adapted seamlessly to it all, and even started sleeping in past 6am!  yay me!

Here are a few of my favorite bits and pieces of the past few weeks…I’m a little behind.

bits and pieces best friends visit

garden cucumber organic our delicious summer garden cucumber

baby pony tail his hair is long enough for a pony tail!

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nadege cafe toronto desserts the best the best desserts in all of Toronto at Nadege Patisserie

West End Farmer’s Market

I used to dread Mondays, who doesn’t really?  Weekends seem far too short and work days come too quickly.  Today I realized though, that I no longer dread Mondays, and in fact look forward to them!  You see, Mondays are when the Sorauren Farmer’s Market is here in Toronto.  This market is at the top of our street, and is full of delicious, local, organic foods.  We absolutely love going, and we try to go on an empty stomach so we can fill our bellies full of yummy food.  Last week’s food of choice was Tibetan noodles and momo.

What do you look forward to all week?

Christmas Card Photo-Shoot

When I was single I swore that I would never be one of those parents that put together a family photo card and send it out to relatives….but here I am on year two of holiday photos and card making, and I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We had a pretty busy weekend looking for houses, doing research on top areas but we did manage to do a little photo shoot of our own for our holiday cards.  We even managed to edit every image and order our holiday cards and photo books, so we feel pretty good about it all.

We decided this year not to do gifts among our extended family.  Michael, Johannes and I will exchange gifts at home but for the rest of the family we will “make” our gifts.  That means anything goes, from baking to crafts.  And I have to be honest, I’m pretty excited about it.

So while I’m not quite ready to share our holiday card with y’all just yet … here are the out-takes.

Now tell me, do you do a yearly photo card?

Le Select Bistro

Cold and rainy days leave me craving warm soup and comfort food in general.  Primarily a delicious goat cheese quiche and french onion soup.  So last Saturday there was nothing better for us to do on our rainy day than head to our neighborhood bistro, Le Select, for yummy food.

We sat on the patio under the awning and it was pretty lovely.  M and I sipped lattes while we munched on fresh bread, yummy quiche and warm soup.  All the while Johannes colored his little chef picture and played with his car.  He had no interest in the food at hand, other than a few pieces of lettuce and some bread.

I’m almost certain it will be our last patio experience until next summer, but I guess we shall see.  Maybe September will have a few hidden surprises in store for us.

The CNE

I am suffering terribly from a case of the “Tuesdays” {formerly known as the “Mondays”}.  We had a great weekend in and out of the city and took advantage of every minute.

Saturday was great.  We walked down to the CNE {Canada’s largest fair, and one of the largest in North America}.  We wanted to take Johannes on a few rides, the petting zoo and have him taste his first ever funnel cake. I love fairs…who doesn’t really?!  The fun rides, the food, the excitement of the fair games with ridiculously large stuffed animals.  You can’t help but smile from ear to ear while you’re there.  So I wanted my boys to get the FULL Toronto experience.

The fair takes place within minutes of our condo, and every night when I tuck J into bed I look out at the pretty lights of the ferris wheel.  Last year J was too little to really enjoy any of it but we though this year was definitely appropriate.  Measuring in just over 33″, J was tall enough to go on a few rides {with accompaniment of course

We decided to go bright and early when the gates opened, so we could avoid the crowds and it paid off.  }. By the time we were ready to head home, the lineups had grown to ridiculous proportions and the summer sun was almost unbearably warm.  I think we definitely timed it just right.  The only thing we would do differently would be to take our stroller.  We thought that it would get in the way and mean we couldn’t go on rides together, but we found that our peanut was not too keen on walking holding hands inside the park grounds.  He wanted to run and explore {alone} and threw tantrum after tantrum if we tried to take his hand or pick him up.  This was definitely a struggle on a few occasions during our visit.

J even got to play a carnival game on his own.  He got to pick 5 duckies out of a floating stream and win himself a little teddy bear.  The downside, of course, he didn’t understand the water stream was not a water table and that once the game was done he couldn’t splush around anymore.  Ah!  Next year will be better I’m sure.

But on the whole we had a blast, and M even won J a colorful parrot.

What was the highlight of your long weekend??