Hey guys, I’ve had a busy week with new adventures so didn’t have time to post much! Last weekend, I attended the last day of the Henry’s Exposure Show. It was camera gear galore and I was able to test many lenses as well as shoot some animal and human models.
Month: May 2014
This year Woofstock moved from St. Lawrence Market to Woodbine Park near the east end beaches. I loved the new location because you could always take a break with your dog beneath the trees. There were so many types of people and dogs of all shapes and sizes.
This was a 14 year old bichon we met. Look how white and fluffy he is!
Here’s Teddy with his Woofstock haul.
Brunch @ Hello Darling
As I previously mentioned, Nash moved to an area where there are a gazillion options for places only open during brunch. Recently, we visited Hello Darling, located near Lansdowne & Wallace. Inside it is cute and bright and I don’t feel like I need to dress up to go eat brunch.
I ordered the Shakshuka ($12), which are baked eggs in a red pepper stew. It was served with a feta salad and these addictive hash browns. They totally forgot to bring me the bread, so I was confused at first, but the shakshuka was very flavourful on it’s own and I totally ate it all, even when I ran out of bread.
Nash ordered the Huevos Rancheros ($12) which were fried eggs on corn tortilla served with refried beans, avocado, pico de gaillo, sweet potato and pickled vegetables. All those things on a plate made it so colourful.
To drink I had a mocha that was a lovely rich chocolate.
I hear the menu changes daily here so we will be back for seconds for sure.
Teddy’s First Barkbox
For Teddy’s June birthday, I subscribed him to Barkbox, an online subscription service for dogs that sends goodies and toys every month. There are a few other competitors out there, but Barkbox’s marketing and quality of goodies impresses me above all others.
How it works is you pick your dog’s size (small, medium, large) subscription plan and it is shipped on the 15th of every month. I am Canadian so I assumed it would take a couple weeks to get here and that’s why I ordered it way before his actual birthday. However, I was surprised that it arrived on the 20th, so their shipping times are impressive. It arrived in a branded box with cute wrapping paper.
A card spoke of the month’s warm weather theme and fresh ingredients.
Along those themes were these fruity smelling strawberry biscuits from Max and Ruffy that were wheat and GMO free. ($5.25 retail)
Teddy LOVED this corduroy cat from Loopies Toys. It’s durable but probably won’t stand a chance when Teddy decides he wants to unstuff it’s insides. ($25 retail)
These grain free chicken jerk chews smell as good as the jerky we crave the convenient store. ($12.99 retail)
Lastly this vanilla smelling ball from Mega Last seemed a bit big at first but the dog was soon throwing it around all over the place. I’d be careful with it indoors though!
We’re very happy with our first Bark Box and can’t wait to see what’s in the next one! Right now for a limited time if you sign up with our link http://ruv.barkbox.com/x/CqChIz, you can get 10% off a new Barkbox subscription. 10% of proceeds of every Barkbox goes to a rescue group.
Teddy Smells Some BBQ
Victoria’s Day at High Park
Baby Bunny in My Yard
Want Some Sapporo?
Sapporo sent me some beer in celebration of their latest campaign which features animated versions of traditional Japanese ink wash paintings- an art that dates back 1000 years.
Sapporo, which originated in Japan, does have a brewery in Canada. It’s a rice lager so it is light and sweet. The beer is dry but refreshing because it does not leave an after taste and therefore very easy to drink. Since the taste is clean, it could probably be paired with any food.
If you would like some Sapporo, I’m giving away vouchers for free 6 pack over on Ride the Tempo!
Flowers w/ the Sigma 35mm Art Lens
I finally gave in and bought myself a 35mm lens. I chose the Sigma Art series because I’ve heard great things, plus it’s half the price of the Canon. A 35mm is nice and compact so now I can bring it around with me and there will definitely be more photo posts. Since it’s spring I thought I’d test it out on some flowers. Besides a little bit of white balance tweaks, these photos weren’t edited much.