A few weekends ago, we ended up at Laylow, kind of by accident. We were trying to get into somewhere else that ended up packed, so we strolled a few doors down to the former location of Me & Mine.
I had the Porchetta Eggs Benedict which was herb-roasted pulled porchetta on potato latkes, with two poached eggs, topped with gremolata and hollandaise. Served with salad. I liked the crunchy latkes as a replacement for toast.
Nash had the Breakfast Poutine: House-cured bacon, hand cut fries, two poached eggs, house-made marinated cheese curds, topped with gravy & hollandaise. The gravy had a strange acidity to it, but otherwise the rest of the dish was cooked perfectly.
Laylow is also a mini brewery that also serves other cool brews! Blanche de Chambly Witbier and Black River Orange Juice.
I welcome all the craft breweries and I hope to be back to try some of their own brews and dinner foods.
In Toronto, I’m blessed with a lot of local indie coffee shops that sell local brews. I picked up this Heritage blend by Pilot Coffee Roasters.
I loved this blend. It requires no sugar (in fact I feel like sugar ruins it!) and there is a lovely tone of swiss chocolate and toffee when you add just a bit of cream or milk. These are some of my favourite beans so far.
Carrot Rewards launched in Ontario a month ago. It’s like a step counter that rewards you! So far, you can sign-up to either receive points from Aeroplan, Scene, Petro-Points and More Rewards. I chose Scene Card so I can walk my way to free movies.
For the first two weeks, the app tracks your own activity and creates personal goals. After that, there are daily goals and challenges where you can earn bonus points. There are also frequent surveys and quizzes to teach the user to live a healthier life style. After all, this is sponsored by Health Canada among other organizations.
It exists on both Android and iPhone and can use FitBit, Apple Watch or the built in step counter on your phone.
If you sign-up use my referral code tianaf2527 for extra points!
These masks from SNP actually have animal prints on them. The panda ones for brightening. Note: the original packaging says “Whitening”, but in reality it is I think just a poor translation and does not actually whiten skin. What they usually mean is brightening.
The mask was hilarious on my face! It was also dripping (literally!) with tons of serum so I rubbed it all over my neck and hands as well. It felt cooling on my skin and left me with a nice glow and smaller pores after 20 minutes.
When I ordered my Pikachu backpack, Japan LA also sent me a free Pokemon Jumper as part of a promotion. It’s like the comfiest and most random thing, but going to the washroom in one of these is still a mystery.
Yesterday was a super rainy day and our regular brunch place was packed so we headed to Love Chix instead. It’s location used to be the location of Farmer’s Daughter before it had to close down.
I had a glass of “OJP Ya Know Me!” to start (orance juice & Prosecco).
We all ordered poached eggs. I had one with fried brussel sprouts on a buttery bun with a side salad. The Hollandaise was nice and creamy. One of my friends had one.
Right now, this place is still not too busy for lunch but I’m sure that will change very soon.
On Wednesday, I went to RALPH’s sold out release show at The Drake! Full photos and review here.
At Canadian Music Week this year I’m partnering with Lisbon Lux Records to bring some artists from Montreal to Toronto for the first time! Radiant Baby, Paupière and Das Mörtal have never played the city before, so let’s give them a warm welcome among some other great acts!
RSVP to the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1361383083908413/
I saw this Pokemon Loungefly mini backpack in the Japan LA online store and I couldn’t resist getting it.
The interior even has lightning bolts.
It’s faux leather, but looks sturdy and well-made. Adding it to my pika-style wardrobe.
I’m now a member of Dollar Shave Club because I was just too lazy to go buy razors and I ran out. It’s super affordable too. The prices start from $3.50/month to $9.50/month depending on the type of razors you choose. If you’re not so hairy you can sign up to receive packages every two months.
Every month you conveniently get 4 replacement blades in the mail. The first month comes with a free handle. I chose the middle razor package which was $6.50 a month since it had more blades for a close shave than the cheaper one, which had two.
I loved it. It felt just like any other $14 razor. I’m never paying the premium price for pink razors again.
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