Hello Pretty and Fun readers! I am so honoured that Cait asked me to participate in her series while she is grabbing some R&R on vacation (lucky girl). I'm Sydney and I blog over at Take Me For a Twirl. My blog and I fall into that nice really nice un-defineable category of "lifestyle" blogging which, as you know, encompasses food, fashion, inspirational quotes, the odd mood board and some life insights. I also blog about working at a bookstore, being a student midwife, running my own baking business and the importance of loving yourself. It's pretty neat. I hail from the large (and beautiful!) metropolis of Toronto, which I will be happily sharing with you today! There are truly too many things I love about my city--hipsters rivaled only by anti-hipster hipsters, phenom public transit, the centre island ferry, Drake (ha. just kidding about that last one there)--to narrow it down to exclusively five things. So I decided to have myself a little blog day dream and show you what I would do on my perfect day in the T-Dot. Okay, let me amend that by saying a perfect normal day. There's coffee, work, going out for dinner, a ball game and a sunset movie in the park. Fabulousity.
Our perfectly normal perfect day begins at Rooster Coffee House on Broadview. Remember what I said about hipsters? These ones are nice, though, which I think makes the coffee taste better. Not to mention the view of the cityscape from the patio. Pretty fab.
Then were off to work. I love my job (like kind of a lot) at a second hand bookstore on the Danforth called Re:Reading and it's pretty rad. As the customers say "the store has great energy!" Rare is the job that you love, learn lots and have fun doing.
After work it's time for a cocktail or two. We would be meeting up with my two of my favourite people: Simon (the best friend) and my handsome manfriend. Off we would go to Ruby Watchco on Queen east. This is Lynn Crawford's restaurant and it is to die for good. Reservations definitely required. I was lucky enough to enjoy a vanilla margarita (plus delish dinner) there to celebrate my 23rd birthday this year. I am looking to repeat that experience in the near future.
Apres dinner would be a ball game. Heading down to the iconic Skydome (officially, the city calls it The Rogers Center, but don't call it that) for an over priced beer and delicious popcorn while cheering on the boys in blue (and white). Us Torontonians are not an overly excitable bunch, but we do love our Blue Jays. And general baseball (beer) shenanigans. Expect lots of cheering, lots of BAUTISTA and RASMUS jerseys and the words "hey bro" and "yeah bro" and "bro it up".
And the conclusion for this ideal day? A sunset showing of a Movie In The Park (I think this week is Back to the Future?!) I'll be bringing my usual accouterments: plaid blanket, chocolate covered pretzels and my handsome manfriend (maybe a bottle of wine?). After that my darlings it's home to cozy up in bed with a good book (or a handsome manfriend).
There you have it, a perfectly normal perfect day in Toronto.