Supporting Local: Through Being Cool

I love my area of Bloor & Lansdowne, especially all the cute business that have been popping up. Every week, I take a walk and try to support some of them so I can keep the independent vibes alive.

Starting with this post, I’m going to mark all my nearby businesses with the tag “Supporting Local”, to show off the vibrant community around me.

For this post, I want to show some appreciation for local vegan bakery Through Being Cool. Though I have yet to try their baked goods, I’m totally in love with their pickled beans, asparagus, and chutney. I picked some up for a house party and they were a hit. They are not shy on spices and flavours.

Next time I will try their baked goods. They even have some for your canine friends too.

Through Being Cool Vegan Baking Co. Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Gudetama Shower Cap

I grabbed this adorable Gudetama shower cap on eBay for a few dollars. I love buying adorable options for everyday house hold items online.

What are some of your adorable finds?

Pokémon x Tonymoly Lip Tint

Lip tints are really big in Asian beauty at the moment. They give you the adorable look of eating a coloured popsicle with a slight gradient. The method is to put it toward the center of your lip and blend outward.

This Pokémon one opens up like a nail polish and applies smoothly and isn’t sticky. It also has a decent staying power compared with lip glosses.

It also has the bonus of having Pikachu on the packaging so scores high for me on all areas!

Mimikyu

I got this adorable Mimikyu stuffed animal on Aliexpress for $6! It turned out to be decent quality and looks just exactly like a Mimikyu.

Simpsons x Pokemon GO

Omg, I’ve been catching up on new Simpsons episodes over the weekend and I’m quite obsessed with the silliness of their Pokémon GO parody (which they call Peekimon Get). I can’t believe I didn’t know about it until now!

Check out a compilation of footage below:

Lobster @ Salty’s (Halifax)

When I was in Halifax for a day, I had to have seafood by the pier, so I stopped by Salty’s. The restaurant is a bit weird because it has a formal upstairs section with a different menu and a more casual downstairs. We opted for the lower floor because it didn’t break the bank (in comparison).

I had to start with fresh oysters. They were a bit more expensive than in New Brunswick, but totally worth it.

I had to get the basic boiled lobster with butter. For the price, it was smaller than the one at Paturel, but it was fresh and succulent.

I paired the food with a tasty caesar. I enjoyed my food but I think this place was a bit high-priced, but understandable since it was a touristy area.

Salty's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Deerhoof, The Luyas, Emilie & Ogden + more

Check out my photos from Sunday at Wavelength on Ride the Tempo!

Photos: Rich Aucoin, Dilly Dally, Duchess Says @ Camp Wavelength 8/19/2017

On Saturday I saw Rich Aucoin, Dilly Dally and Duchess Says at Camp Wavelength. See the full gallery on Ride the Tempo.

 

Lobster at Paturel’s Shore House

Shediac is the lobster capital of Canada, so I just had to know where was the best place to go! After some thorough research, we drove to Paturel’s Shore House.

I wanted my lobster fresh and dipped in butter. The waitress highly recommended it served cold instead of hot. I took her suggestion. Cold lobster comes off the shell super easily, so I didn’t have trouble getting the tasty globs of meat out. Even without the butter, it tasted like it was naturally salted by the sea. It was so good I sucked this thing bone dry (including the head!).

I also got half a dozen oysters which were reasonably priced at $12. These were smooth and like the lobster seasoned by the seas.

I couldn’t resist a caesar with my seafood. They did the classic drink justice.

I loved this place. All our food was delicious (we had a picky eater in our group that tried other non-lobster food). They had a lot of kitchy decorations but the overall feeling felt upscale and not entirely touristy. In fact, the people sitting the table beside us sold me beer at the liquor store a few hours before. You know this place is good when the locals go here too!

It was raining, otherwise we would’ve sat on the patio because this view was gorgeous:

This place is a must, if you’re looking to eat seafood in Shediac!

Photos: Hopewell Rocks

When I was in the East Coast, we hiked to Hopewell Rocks. Here are some photos!