Spotlight on the Second Wedge
The Second Wedge is the coolest brewery in Uxbridge. Well…it’s the only brewery in Uxbridge, actually. Maybe that’s why the bar tables were filled with locals – families, couples, kids, - laughing over board games, deep in conversation, or enjoying a flight. If this is what it looks like early on a Saturday afternoon, I can’t imagine how their events must be. I pictured folks packing in to get a listen to some of their favourite live acts (Catch Darrin Davis on Feb 4 at 3pm or Ben Hudson on Feb 11 at 5pm) or sipping on some Monday Night Piper as their table tries to feverishly answer trivia questions on Tuesday nights at 7pm.
It seems like they’ve only just put the Christmas decorations away but the Distillery District is back at it again with another event. Toronto Light Festival is a visually stunning outdoor art light show taking place from January 19 to March 4, 2018.
Kannon’s Designs : Minimalist Chic
I love to have fun with my jewelry. Pops of colour or metallic’s are right up my alley and that’s why I was so excited when my sister told me about Kannon Design House.
Launched in 2017, by artists Nat and Tayne, the Etsy start up specializes in studs (for now) that you can both comfortably rock in the office and on a night out.
I love how convenient subscription boxes are. I’ve dabbled in a few of variations of them (mostly candy, oops) but one of the best I’ve found was one I chose to gift to my fiancé for his birthday last year. I bought him a 6 month subscription to The Roaster Pack.
The Roasters Pack is a monthly coffee subscription box that shows up to your door with three different bags of Canadian artisan coffee. Each unique roast is accompanied with an info card describing the tasting notes, telling you where in the world your coffee came from, a coupon code if you wanted to re-order that specific bag again and what date it was roasted.
Each month you’ll receive four ounces of three different roasts, which usually works out to about 35 cups of coffee.( $26.95 a month) My partner and I are weekend coffee drinkers and find that the bags lasted us much longer than a month, in fact, we still have a few unopened pouches waiting for us in the freezer.
I was lucky enough to be sent to the 2018 WedLuxe show taking place at The Carlu in downtown Toronto over the weekend. I chose one of my great friends Breanne to come along with me, as she’s getting hitched this year too.
Admittedly, I’m not too wedding crazy and prefer to keep things chic and very simple. I have a tiny venue booked downtown that will hold 28 of our nearest and dearest friends and family. I ordered my dress online from the UK without trying it on first (GASP) and it’s not even entirely white (DOUBLE GASP), instead of the usual 3 course salad, chicken or steak and chocolate lava cake dessert we’re opting for a taco bar catered from Grand Electric (TRIPLE GA-, ok, you get it).
There are some things I could really care less about. I still have to buy my wedding shoes and to be honest; it feels like I’m having teeth pulled.
Breanne is the opposite, her wedding is about triple the size of mine and she’s booked a simply beautiful venue on a property in Hamilton. If my memory serves me right there is even a small waterfall on site. She’s not really into cake and has decided to ditch the idea entirely for her reception and stick to the usual desserts that follow dinner and maybe even a poutine bar, which I think is pretty bad ass.
So, seeing as we are two pretty different brides, could we both find were looking for at the show?
This year’s theme was ‘Reverie’, Celebration of Dreams and had over 100 exhibitors brides to be could mix and mingle with. When the elevators opened to the 7th floor of the Carlu and it certainly did look like a dream- flowers and chandeliers hung from the ceiling, a giant floral unicorn stood to greet you and we were passed a pink welcome drink garnished with cotton candy. We were off to a good start.
Niagara on the Lake Part 2
Ok, so as promised here is part two of what else you can do in Niagara on the Lake that was an additional cost to what was provided in the Travel Zoo deal (see last post).
I love weekend getaways, I love travelling anywhere at any time, but sometimes my bank account doesn’t. I always try to find the best deals, track flight prices or look for promotions to ease my travel itch!
This is why one of my very favourite sites is TravelZoo.ca. I’ve signed up for their newsletter that I receive every Wednesday and I always really look forward to it. I’ve gotten a little more into wine recently and a Niagara on the Lake stay deal caught my eye. It was at the Pillar and Post Inn which is owned by Vintage Hotels. If you’re a frequent reader, you saw a few posts back that I had high tea at the Prince of Wales hotel which is also owned by Vintage Hotels, so I knew the quality would be great.
I booked the deal for a Saturday night ($289, and you pay a resort fee of $15 per night at checkout. If you stay on a weeknight its $219). The nightly rate seems like a deal enough but this package included a 3 course meal for two at the CAA 4 diamond award winner Cannery restaurant attached to the Inn, winery passes and chocolate tasting at Reif Estate, two passes for an ice wine tasting at The Ice House winery, and some culinary samplings and product discounts at the NEOB lavender farm. Wow, right?
Hey! I'm Sarah! A 30 something living in downtown Toronto with a great guy and an OK dog. I love seeing what my city has to offer and try to hit up as many fun events or attractions as I can! I haven't slept since 2004.