{Weekend Recap} Staycation Edition

May 12, 2014

I mentioned the other day how much I love my job and that I am shocked that I can actually call myself a workoholic. I can get so wrapped up in my work that I forget to take a step back and enjoy the fruits of my labour. After a long winter I kind of got used to hibernating, but now that the sun is out to play I can’t make up excuses anymore.

Some of you may remember way back when (aka like 4 months ago) when I used to do Monday Weekend Recaps. I rarely go back and read my posts, but I absolutely love reading my weekend recaps. They’re a great keepsake for me and on some level keep me accountable to actually go out and do things. On that note, I am reinstating them for the summer! I’m going to attempt to live in the moment, but I don’t find it that arduous to carry around my camera so I can remember those moments years from now. Plus this past weekend and the coming months are filled with fabulous friends, places and adventures and I am looking forward to capturing them!

I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend to kick off Weekend Recaps 2.0! Cassie and Ang were in town visiting so I got to be a tourist in my own city. Seeing Toronto from a visitor’s perspective always reminds me how much I love this place. Not to mention the absolutely perfect weather. Prepare yourselves for a photo-dump!

We kicked off a fabulous weekend with dinner and a party at my apartment before hitting the town.

Still lookin’ classy at 3:00 AM

Despite some hangovers, we rallied ourselves to the St. Lawrence Market to check out the Toronto foodie scene and spend our life saving’s on mustard.

St. Lawrence MarketFollowed by obligatory lobster tail caesars on the patio at Rock Lobster.

Rock Lobster

Sam came to join us!

We could not have asked for better weather so we made the most of it by walking around Trinity Bellwoods Park.

IMG_3792And of course, some shopping 🙂

IMG_3816And then we finished off the day with some healthy eats from Fresh and a movie.

ShoppingAfter a full-night’s rest we fuelled up with some Green Banana Pancakes before hitting up Y Yoga for a much needed yoga class. The facilities were absolutely stunning (freshly brewed tea, complimentary lockers and towels, and a beautiful changing room) and we all agreed that the power class we took was great.

IMG_3849 IMG_3877And then my gorgeous friends left me to head home to Pittsburgh 🙁 It was such a wonderful weekend, although my pasty skin is begging for some sunshine and I think my liver needs a detox.

Looking forward to a fabulous summer filled with memories to last a lifetime! #imsocheesy

Any big summer plans? Have you ever played tourist in your own city?


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    [email protected]
    May 13, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    What a picture perfect weekend. Literally. Get it? Because the photo dump. Oh brother, they can’t all be winners. 😉

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    Suzanne @ hello, veggy!
    May 13, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    This makes me miss Toronto and your pretty face MAJORLY!

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    Ang @ Nutty for Life
    May 13, 2014 at 9:18 am

    I had such a great weekend with you! Please come visit us here. It’ll be tons of fun. xo

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    May 12, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    AHH you bitches all look SO cute. I LOVE your style, totally my speed with the dress and chucks. LOVEEE. I play tourist in Seattle A LOT and I just love it.

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    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves
    May 12, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    So fun! I really dig those Canada and Toronto signs. I kinda want one for my dorm even though I’ve never lived in Canada…my dual citizenship counts for something though, right?
    My biggest summer plans right now are Prom (because it’s seriously the latest prom EVER) and going to Florida with my cousins! I will STILL be pasty white by the time we get to Florida. This girl doesn’t tan very easily.

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    cait @pieceofcait
    May 12, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    its so fun to play tourist in your own city! i love spending all my money on the market 🙂 this summers big plans are greece & becoming an aunt in july! 🙂

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    Parita @ myinnershakti
    May 12, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Your post is making me miss my girlfriends! 🙂

    And I have a lot of little trips planned this summer – should be fun! And my best friend’s wedding is in July…that will def. be the highlight!

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    Nicole @ FruitnFitness
    May 12, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    It looks like you had a fabulous weekend! I mean whats more fun than getting to explore with friends! Sometimes I think you get a whole new perspective of your city when your showing new people around. I always find fun new places that I didn’t even know existed.

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    Amy @ Long Drive Journey
    May 12, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    I have been trying to read this post for the past eight hours but things were too crazy at work! Looks like you girls had an awesome time! I didn’t know Pittsburgh was anywhere near Toronto! Jealous of the trip.

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    [email protected]
    May 12, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Looks like a blast and beaaaautiful weather!

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    May 12, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    I’m going to be doing lots more exploring this summer, that’s for sure!

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