I'll Follow You Anywhere

Living in Toronto makes it almost too easy to constantly take mini trips down to New York City, the miniature universe where even the grime glitters with excitement. I’ve visited quite a few times over the past five years, but my most recent trip was perhaps the most special. My best friend Sarah and I drove down to take a bite of the big apple (and all the tasty food within it) as a farewell weekend before she moved across the country to finish her schooling in Vancouver. It was a truly unforgettable four days of delicious food, gorgeous sights and a LOT of spending. Here’s a little (ish) snippet of our adventures and a mini directory containing some of our favourite places (scroll all the way to the bottom.)

Freeman’s Alley
Five Leaves
The Butcher’s Daughter
Momofuku Milk Bar
Dunwell Donuts
Bellocq Tea Atelier
Dean and Deluca

In God We Trust
Acne Studios Soho
Opening Ceremony
Brooklyn Fox Lingerie

Visit the Highline Park
Walk over the Williamsburg bridge (it’s pink!)
Drink and dance at Le Bain Rooftop bar
Picnic in Central Park
Wander through the treasure chest that is Bergdorf Goodman

What are some of your favourite New York Spots?

Dress Up

Toronto is a city filled with magical pockets of wonder, but few are quite as lovely as Toronto Island. A short ferry ride away, this peaceful stretch of land has strict limits on the number of houses and residents living there, and contains almost no vehicles save for a small school bus. So what does the Island have to offer? Clean beaches, a tiny theme park (complete with petting zoo and swan boats), endless fields of green grass perfect for picnicking, and lovely bits of mint paint. My best friend Sarah (linenandhoney) and I visited the Island a few weeks back to cycle around and visit the dreamy sights. Our visit may not have been quite as romantic as the island date in Bicyclette’s recent video, but it was the perfect way to escape the rumble of the overheated city, if only for a day. Here’s what we saw; won’t you come along with us?



Alyssa- Top and skirt by Topshop, necktie ribbon from Mokuba, rose gold swan earrings by Rabbit’s Fantasy World on Etsy, sunglasses by Karen Walker, vintage braided flats from Philistine
Sarah- Vintage dress from 69 Vintage, tote bag by Fieldguided, sunglasses by Karen Walker, sneakers by Keds