Amidst the busyness that is the Christmas season, it's SO nice to make time to just "hang out" and have fun with the people that you love! And what better place to do that than downtown at the Toronto Christmas Market?!?!
David and I visited the Christmas Market 3 years ago on a windy, -20 degree Saturday night and we left with no real desire to return. Because it was SO cold, everyone (including us) crowded into the different shops to try to stay warm. We didn't get to experience the outdoor market or the live entertainment or even the beauty of walking the old brick streets!
We decided to give it another try THIS year and we were SO pleasently surprised by our experience! The Distillery District is STUNNING (I know....duhhh!) and with Christmas music blaring, really neat shops selling unique Christmas decorations and yummy treats, and the must gorgeous, massive Christmas tree to take selfies with (**see photo below**) it was such a FUN place to explore!
David and I stopped for brunch at a restaurant I've been dying to try for a while now called Cocoa 70! It's a restaurant that incorporates chocolate into every dish that they serve (I know....MY kind of place!). The atmosphere was super casual but really cool. David and I both ordered the "Lazy Breakfast" and we both gave it 2 thumbs up! The scrambled eggs, sausage, home fries and bacon were served in a really neat skillet and the meal came with the perfect amount of fresh fruit and delicious chocolate fondue!
After brunch we walked the distillery district, window shopping at the boutiques. We ended up running into my really good friend from High School, Sofia, at a Deciem pop-up shop where she happened to be working!! It's always so much fun bumping into friends unexpectedly and it's even better when those friends can help you pick out the perfect hand cream for your super dry skin!! ;) Thanks Sof!!
David and I don't make it to the city as often as we'd like SO we thought we might as well make the most of our time downtown and check out the new Nordstrom while we were close by! While we couldn't afford to purchase anything in the store (HA- there were WAY too many shoes priced at over $500), we both appreciated how stunning the store was and the amenities were fun to try out!
A fun day downtown with David was exactly what I needed before heading into the final two weeks of school, filled with the chaos of 3 Holiday concerts, a church Christmas play, volunteering and holiday get-togethers!
REMEMBER TO MAKE TIME TO HAVE FUN WITH THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE!! xoxoxox
P.S. This is how David insists on holding my hand when I have a cold.... ha ha.... can you say germophobe?!
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