Bread and beer are definitely on my top 5 favourite things list. I do love my carbs. If you can relate, Muskoka Brewery, Ace Breads and Loblaws teaming up for a baking with beer class might make your mouth water.
The classes are taking place in Loblaws all over the GTA, with more dates being added in 2018.
RECIPE AT THE END!
Bachelorette parties. My friend Breanne and I are both getting married in the spring and have yet to plan ours. I get so many causal comments saying we should hire a stripper or go to a strip club to celebrate my last night of being a single lady, but the idea has always made me cringe. Isn’t it awkward? I mean, I don’t think I’m one of those ladies in the Magic Mike crowds screaming with a 5 dollar bill in my hand, what if one of them makes eye contact with me? And what if (my biggest fear) happens where the buff dancer tries to lift me up into some crazy position on stage and audibly groans at the weight of me?
My girlfriends and I discussed this over some much needed drinks before the show. We were all nervous, not knowing what to expect. We reminisced on times where ex-partners tried to put on some not-so graceful shows for us, or when I was at a birthday party where we had a stripper cop show up for the birthday girl and it ended up being really raunchy. H.I.M wouldn’t be gross like that right? I mean, they’re professionals!
Three cocktails later we headed out into the street for a short walk to the venue. “It’s happening, you guys” “I’m going to need another drink when I get there!” We giggled like school girls.
Trying to get away before the winter temperatures (and blues!) set in can be tough. It’s almost the holiday season and you’re already spending your hard earned cash on gifts, turkeys and décor. Instead of reaching for your passport, reach for your car keys! That’s what I did last weekend with a few girlfriends.
I love beer and I’m a lady, so naturally I was interested to hear there was an all-women’s beer fest taking place in Toronto. I’m a little late to the game and this happened to be the 5th ‘beer bevy’ the group (Society of Beer Drinking Ladies, or SOBDL for short) has put on.
16 Breweries and 4 catering companies came together at the Peace and Cotton warehouse in the Junction to impress the crowd of beer enthusiasts. A fun Holiday Maker’s market with local vendors also took part. Everything from candles, soaps, customized cat toys and funky hair ties were up for grabs.
I was so excited to receive tickets from Liz (aka. @StayGorgeousLC) to attend the Gourmet Food and Wine Expo VIP Preview night taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. I love trying new food (I’ll try anything once) and I’ve gotten more into wine recently after some encouragement from my fiancé.
The event is taking place from November 16th to the 19th for foodies and winos to enjoy. (Also, don’t forget the beer and cider, my personal favourite) The expo offers more than 1,500 wines, beers, spirits and gourmet food to try, so be sure to stock up on vouchers upon arrival!
Some highlights you can expect to see this weekend include Tutored wine tastings from some top industry experts, The Chef Stage for complimentary cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs and talented Toronto locals, #TrendCentral stage for interactive tastings of cutting edge wines, beers and spirits (that’s where you’ll find me) and the Spiritology Pavilion to check out what Toronto’s exciting cocktail scene has to offer! Are you a fan of Caesars? Then be sure to attend on Sunday the 19th for ’The Best Caesar in Town’ national final where top mixologists from across Canada compete with their own versions of the Caesar to take home top honours from the judges.
We just happened to be attending on Pride social night which included a Lady Gaga impersonator (Yas queen!)
Now that it’s getting a bit chilly outside, I tend to stay in and hibernate. After work I can almost hear my couch, blankets and Netflix account calling my name. Having said that, is there anything better than not having to brave the cold and hit the grocery store or hop on a packed streetcar to a restaurant? Let’s order in!
And Foodora makes it SO SIMPLE! Tap that app and get a Foodora courier drop off your dinner right to your doorstep! Close by to one of your fave spots but don’t want to wait in line? Foodora now has a PICKUP option on their app! They think of everything! <3
So when I feel like treating myself, here’s my top 3 go to’s
Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Jack Daniels launch party for their new product, Tennessee Rye. It was held on the rooftop of the beautiful Broadview Hotel, somewhere I’ve wanted to check out ever since the popular rooftop patio opened this summer.
Marta, a Jack Daniels representative told us some pretty cool facts about their new rye whiskey. It’s crafted with 70 percent rye grain bill and natural spring water from an underground spring on Jack Daniel’s property in Lynchburg, Tennessee. The rye is then is poured through 10 feet of sugar maple charcoal, which is part of Jack’s time-honoured charcoal mellowing process. This process is what differentiates a rye from bourbon and gives it that bold balance of spice and smoothness!
I’m a fake country girl. Sure, I live in the city and work a 9-5 office job, but if there’s an event that involves some farm animals, local markets or a 2 hour drive outside of the downtown core, I’m there!
I try my very best to go to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (or the ‘RAWF’) ever y year and this year I was given tickets by Ontario Milk ( Thanks so much, @OntarioMilk) to attend! I brought my fiancé, who needed a little convincing as he is definitely not as ‘fake country’ as I am.
So without delay, here’s what you can do at the RAWF this year!
Isn’t it fun when two of your favourite things get mixed together? Just look at cronuts, radlers and cat cafes. Sometimes bringing the best of both worlds together can be great, even if they do seem really bizarre at first.
When I heard that the Royal Winter Fair was having a day of goat yoga (and one day ONLY) I immediately called to reserve a spot (and then forced my sister Kate to book one as well). Sorry, wait, you’ve never heard of goat yoga before? I want to say the first time I heard about it was on the news last year and it was happening on a farm in Oregon called ‘No Regrets’. Lainey Morse set up a few classes thinking it would be cute to have baby goats prance around during a yoga class, but then her idea turned into a phenomenon with a waitlist of over 500 interested yogis.
While some rolled their eyes at the novelty of it all, other participants were happy to have a laugh, a stretch and maybe clean some baby goat pee off their yoga mats at the end of class. (I think I may fall into the latter category)
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.