the six

toronto

It’s been a busy summer for my little family!

In the span of 3 months, we welcomed Micah a.k.a Mademoiselle Juicy (because rolls on rolls on rolls) moved from our beloved condo, took a road trip up north  annnnnd sent Neriah back to school a few weeks ago.

Now to those of you who don’t have kids, this may be a walk in the park, but for me it’s been exciting, yet tiring. Packing to move with two small children is an experience too intense to verbalize! I’m forever thankful to my maman for coming to Chicago from Ottawa to help a sister out! Je t’aime long time maman!

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As previously mentioned, we’ve been road tripping these last few weeks and on our way back to the Chi, we made another stop in the six to hang out with my brothers! We had a wonderful time and really got to see a different side of Toronto thanks to the homie Naomi, or Babou as we affectionately call her. When I travel, I’m not big on touristic attractions. I like to do the things the way the locals do. You know, hit up coffee shops and neighborhood hangouts!

We started with a lunch at The Drake hotel where we had a delicious meal at The Lounge! Disclaimer: The Drake hotel in “Beaconsfield Village”  is not to be confused to the Drake in Chicago! Two absolutely different places!

The meal was delicious and the service impeccable. I wish I remembered the name of our waiter so I could give him a shoutout because he was wonderful!

After a satisfying meal, we needed to burn the calories and that’s exactly what we did. Naomi made us walk… EVERYWHERE!

We hit up a few stores on Queen street West  where Mademoiselle Juicy was a hit! The ladies of Meg Shop couldn’t get enough of her and she loved it, and I them! They were so welcoming, and the clothes in there were fantabulous! Must add a few pieces to my closet!

this sit n stand stroller is bomb!

Ohhh samples!

We stopped by White Squirrel for ice cream and of course Neriah was in ice cream heaven… She refused to share and well I don’t blame her!

Do yourself a favor and stop by White Squirrel if you’re in the area and in need of a delicious iced coffee; the service was great and that little bench out front was exactly what we needed to rest our legs from all that walking!

I’m all about experiences and I’m so thankful that God has blessed hubby and I to travel with our girls. As parents it is imperative for us to expose our children to different environments whether it be by travel (when possible) or taking them on local dates beyond the usual. Our trip to Ontario was wonderful! I feel blessed to have been able to reconnect with old friends, make new ones and be with the ones I love!

Next stop…? Stay tuned, meanwhile tell me where you’ve been this summer!

Until next time!