Wednesday, April 16, 2014

high in the sky...

monday afternoon was such a weird day. it was absolutely pouring on my walk home and once i dried off, i kicked my feet up and laid on the couch for a bit. then i looked out our balcony door and noticed that this crazy fog was literally rolling in. it was quite odd to watch it moving that fast.

living above the fog.

the fog separated fort york below and the city across the water making for a pretty cool photo, i think.

it's kind of what i imagine the fog to be like in san francisco. also, did you know that the city has actually named it? 'karl the fog' is for real and he's all over twitter and instagram and i just find it hilarious.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

1 year ago...

i can hardly believe that one year ago today we got the keys to our condo; it's absolutely flown by.
there are a few little things that bug us about where we live, but overall, it's great. we've signed on for another year of renting here and then maybe after that we'll consider buying something.

 so weird to see it empty.

 i remember the first night sleeping over, without *any furniture*, like it was yesterday. sleeping on the floor with 2 blankets isn't exactly comfortable, but you do it because you're so excited.
 we only brought the essentials.
painting like the little painter i am.

i love that dylan now loves this city like i do and i think he finally gets why it stole my heart years ago. we're pretty lucky to be living in the best cities, that's for sure.

Monday, April 14, 2014

city tour guides...

while i did try to get a lot of studying done this weekend, i also tried to enjoy myself. right after finishing my first exam friday afternoon, we left to go meet dylan's family for dinner to celebrate his grandma's 80th birthday.
 1 exam down!

after dinner, dylan's brother came back to toronto with us to spend the night and after a boys night out at the bars (and getting in at 4am!), we all woke up early saturday morning and gave him a small tour of the city. we started with an early lunch at the st lawrence market, then made our way to the beaches. while we were walking, i noticed a couple of bernese mountain dogs (one of my favorite breads), and then a few more, to the point where i thought it couldn't just be a coincidence. i joked that there must be a berner meetup going on, and sure enough, we walked right in to it! there had to be about 100 of them and man, i felt like i was in heaven. i just wanted them all to come running at me so i could pet them all haha it's funny to see that many dogs that all look exactly the same.
they're everywhere.
 then we noticed this little random door. it was on a hinge and all.
 it had a few rocks and a cheeto inside. important stuff.
rock balancing.

lastly, we hit up the distillery district.

if you every get the chance to make it to balzac's coffee (especially the one in the distillery disctict, that's the best!), try the cafe canadien made with maple good!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

chanel cat-eye...

a couple of months ago, we were at the mall and stopped in at a sunglasses store. i randomly picked up a pair i liked, without even looking at the brand, tried them on and kind of fell hard. i looked and saw "chanel" and sadly put them back on the shelf. dylan asked how much they were and i became even more sad. they've been on my mind the last few months, but i knew how ridiculous the price was.

fast forward to me receiving a bursary at school (outstanding academic achievement! thankyouverymuch!) and with a little convincing from dylan, i knew what i was getting with that money. saying that, see how it's always dylan influencing the big purchases?! the bursary only covered half, so dylan put in the rest. best boyfriend ever, i think.

enjoying the sun on the balcony, not doing my essay last night. don't worry, only a little break, it got done.

they're part of the prestige 2013 collection and the arms are 18 (or maybe 22, i can't remember) carat gold plated and the rim is galuchat leather. dylan was at a cafe yesterday, telling his buddy about them, and a girl in line interrupted them saying, "excuse me, i couldn't help but overhear, did you say gold and galuchat leather?! you are talkin' my language!" ha!

opulent? yes. but i'm kind of obsessed. 
thanks dyl! :)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

spring cleaning...

although mother nature is staying true to the whole 'april showers bring may flowers' deal right now, over the weekend, it was beautiful. we did a little spring cleaning, including the chairs on the balcony that had gotten quite a thick coat of dust from the nearby construction.

he takes cleaning seriously.
go dyl, go!
perched and watching the sunset.
when dylan cooks, everything is open, and everything is used - all utensils, plates, bowls... so much for that clean kitchen ;)

the benefit of living in a condo (all 635 sq. ft!) is that cleaning takes us all of about 45 minutes. even the beginning of our 'deep spring clean' didn't take us more than an hour. small spaces for the win!
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