July is done, and you know what thaaaat means?!
It’s my birthday month!!!
Kind of kidding. I don’t actually use the entire month to celebrate my birthday, but if you’re my friend, I WILL take up your entire weekend. I think that’s fair.
This month was busy busy, what with flying to BC for a photoshoot, filming more Huffington Post videos (plus two more in the works!), and one of my best friends visiting who I haven’t seen in like, two years. (Things got a little out of control).
Last week Adam and I took a trip up to Prince Edward County to get away from the city. We did a similar road trip up to Tobermory last year and had so much fun! I think we’re going to try to make this an annual thing – renting a car, picking a small town a few hours away, and pretending to be explorers.
Instead of staying in a regular hotel/airbnb, we decided to try sleeping on a boat for a couple of days. Adam is a newly obsessed sailor, and i’m going along for the ride. Honestly, it made the trip so much more interesting – we hung out in the marina, drinking wine, and relaxing. Being outdoors with no wifi, no TV, no computers – it really encourages you to live in the moment and appreciate your surroundings and the people you’re with.
On Saturday we drove around, going on wine tours, had a cider tasting, and stopped off at a rock beach. AND – get this: for the first time in 4 years, I bought a bottle of white wine! SHUT THE FRONT DOOR. Guess i’m not the red wine snob I always hoped to become.
I guess it makes sense that I give a shoutout to my new favorite white wine – Wicked White by The Devils Wishbone (where they hand label EVERYTHING). We tried it at the wine tasting, and I actually really enjoyed it. The first white wine i’ve had in a while that didn’t taste like
piss vinegar. We were also told to pair it with a lemon-y food, so obviously Adam and I stopped at the closest bakery and bought a lemon square. Something about the tartness of the lemon changes your taste buds, so that the wine goes down even smoother.
It’s like a magic party in your mouth.
I literally just got back from Osheaga in Montreal, and i’m currently still dead. I don’t know how one weekend can hold so much insanity. 3 entire days of straight drinking, dancing, screaming, laughing, meeting new people and having the absolute best time. I have 3 blisters on my feet, my white shoes are almost black, i’m sun-burnt, my legs are exhausted, and we spent 11 hours making our way back to Toronto yesterday, but i’d do it all over again in a heart beat.
Some of the best acts I saw included Lana Del Ray, M83, Bastille, Grimes , Years & Years, Flume and Disclosure. I also got to spend all weekend with one of my best friends from University which was seriously the best! Look how cute she is!
Guys, I am so seriously serious when I say this book (Mean Streak by Sandra Brown) is amazing. Personally, I am a HUGE fan of mysteries/thrillers/murder novels, and I LOVE when there is a crazy twist at the end. This one is a page turner, and I literally finished reading it in 6 hours. 6 CONSECUTIVE hours. I was a woman obsessed.
As we speak I am putting more Sandra Brown books on hold at the library for some light reading at night. Nothing puts me to sleep better than a fictional death, amiright?
I started making my own kombucha recently, and I absolutely love the stuff (recipe coming soon!). The other morning at work I was craving some of dat fizz, so I headed down to the local health food store to buy some. Might I mention, this is a health food store in the Financial District of downtown Toronto. Cheap, it was not.
They had a few different flavors, but I ended up choosing the Rise Kombucha brand with Hibiscus and Rose Hips. With a flavor name like that, how could I NOT buy it. It was tasty, but I think I prefer the Ginger flavor as the flowers were a little too sweet for my liking.
After arriving home on Sunday from my weekend getaway, I logged on my blog to check my stats (ya literally that’s what I do as soon as I get home. So sad). I was pleasantly surprised to see they had shot up out of no where! For the first time Buzzfeed had featured one of my recipes on their round-ups. After 2.5 years of blogging, I had FINALLY made it!
What About You?
- What was your favorite moment this month?
- Have you read any Sandra Brown books?
- Any music festivals you’ve been to this year?