Sweet Tooth Adventures

Hoi!

The key to my heart appears in form of a dessert; cheesecake, chocolate, ice cream or basically anything sweet. My sweet tooth is a permanent condition that’s impossible to get rid off (which is why I have 4 different types of ice cream in my freezer right now; don’t judge please). I’ve been trying to eat healthier but giving up dessert is not acceptable.

My Saturdays (I call them cheat days) are dedicated to junk food, which is why I allowed myself to go out to one of my favourite dessert places in Kingston, ON, Spin Dessert Cafe. It serves everything from cakes and ice cream to crepes and waffles.

Today I went with a really sweet desert called, Peanut Butter Dream cheesecake, served with vanilla ice cream (I asked to substitute it for chocolate ice cream instead). It’s described as “white chocolate peanut butter cheesecake loaded with Reese’s peanut butter cup pieces.” I enjoy good cheesecake but even for me this was a little too sugary. The cheesecake itself was exceptional with reach creamy peanut butter taste but combined with Reese’s pieces and very think icing was a little over the top with sweetness. I still enjoyed it but unfortunately struggled with finishing this piece by myself. Definitely need someone to split this piece of art with for the next time!

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My friend, Jen, got Apple Crumble Pie, which was “loaded with fresh apples and topped with a buttery apple crumble” and served with vanilla ice cream. She really liked it and commented on it not being as sweet as the cheesecakes at Spin Dessert Cafe. Something I’m thinking of trying in the near future!

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Overall, great dessert choices and wonderful service! My goal this year is to try all the desserts at Spin Dessert Cafe (and gain about 50 pounds). Dessert and breakfast foods prices range from $10-15 dollars. They also have ice cream and speciality drinks on the menu. Spin dessert cafe has locations all over GTA and Southern Ontario Area so give it a shot!

Spin Dessert Cafe on Urbanspoon

Cheers,

Kate

Thai Food Had Me Like

Howdy!

Let me just tell you that I’m NOT one of those people who are always eager to try new cuisines or order something unique and different at a restaurant. I truly wish I was but part of me is either terrified of not liking new food or liking it too much; I’m not even sure myself.

However, lately I’ve been trying to open up more to dishes I couldn’t imagine trying in a million years. Today me and my friend, Sierra, went out for dinner after yoga. She picked a place to eat and I just went along with it (no ragrets). We ended up at a Fine Cambodian and Thai Cuisine restaurant, Pat’s Restaurant, in Kingston, ON. At first I was hesitant about my order taking time to read every entree description. They are so many delicious sounding dishes you can pick from that I just gave up and went with what first caught my eye.

I ordered a Western Style dish that included golden tomato, chicken, dried pepper, magrood, lemon grass and shallots with plain white rice. The waiter kept asking me if I’m comfortable with spicy food cause apparently the dish I picked was quite hot. I threw the doubts away and decided to leave my food comfort zone. WAS IT EVER DELIGHTFUL! The food has so much spice and flavour to it! I absolutely loved it. The chicken and rice were cooked well, and together with sauce and tomatoes tasted amazing. I’ll admit it, it was quite piquant but that’s what created an unforgettable flavour.

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My friend, Sierra, ordered Phanaeng Kai dish that consisted of red curry chicken, basil, lime leaves, peanut and coconut with rice. She asked for it mild as she doesn’t enjoy spicy food that much. It look ravishing and I tried the sauce her dish came with. It had creamy taste to it, and I liked the curry flavour. I’m definitely thinking to try that dish next time I’m at Pat’s.

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One thing that I gave points to Pat’s for is the fact that you can order your meal mild, medium or hot, depending on your spice preferences. Pat’s also offers delicious sounding appetizers and soups that I plan on tasting when I stop by next. Their prices are very good for the size of the dishes they offer. You wouldn’t have to pay more than $13 dollars for your meal unless you order extra appetizers which I’m glad I didn’t go for; I couldn’t even finish the dish I had despite its deliciousness.

As you’re paying for your meal you can grab a fortune cookie (or two..) if you’d like. If you don’t like fortune cookies you’re probably not human and should stop reading this.

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…so this is why I always find crumbs in my bed.

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Cheers,

Kate

Vincent Van Gogh Out With Me

Hey there beautiful souls!

I don’t know about you but I love brunch dates. It doesn’t matter if you’re out with your best friends or your boyfriend, you have a perfect excuse to dress up in a cute outfit! Let your imagination into the world of flowers, patterns, crop tops, high wasted shorts and neon colours. This summer’s trends make me so happy. I’m a fan of vintage and the fact that so many 50s and 60s trends are back in style makes my inner hippie content with fashion. My collection of vintage dresses is rapidly expending and extra closet is definitely a must.
This past weekend me and my boyfriend, Mack, decided to check out a breakfast place in Kingston, ON called Eggsquis. It’s somewhat similar to Cora’s but 100 times better tasting. The place has locations all over Ontario and Quebec and offers the finest options in crepes, waffles, omelettes, yogurts, French toast, bagels, freshly squeezed juices, eggs, bacon and sandwiches (all that with delicious fresh fruit and veggies). When we got there Saturday morning the place was packed! However we only waited for about 5 min and got a cute table by the window. We got offered coffee right away. I don’t drink coffee and neither does Mack but I found it a nice gesture.

Trying to decide what to order was way too difficult due to the wide variety of delicious breakfast foods. Finally I ordered a BOB #4 (a bit of both) that included two eggs, choice of meat (I went with bacon!) and spinach and cheese crepe. It also came with French toast and some fruit on the side. The eggs were done “sunny side up” to perfection; the crepe was just the right amount of cheesy; the French toast and fruit were great and the whole meal was absolutely delectable.

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I ordered the juice of the day as well, which was raspberry, orange and banana juice. That juice left my taste buds speechless. I could literally taste the fresh fruit and drank the juice within minutes of getting it. Definitely ordering it again next time I’m at Eggsquis.

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Mack ordered duchess crepes, which is an order of three crepes with strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and bananas. He also got buckwheat crepes instead of plain ones (perfect substitute for those of you who prefer to stay gluten free). They were served with syrup, and he got cottage cheese on the side. Cottage cheese was an ultimate topping and along with syrup created an unforgettable taste.

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Prices range from $10-15 for fairly big meals; brunch is also offered. Safe to say we both enjoyed our breakfast and are definitely planning on coming back!

Eggsquis on Urbanspoon

It was quite a hot sunny day so I decided to go with an equally sunny outfit! Here’s what I pulled out of my closet:

Top – Ardene

Skirt – U2B

Necklace – Claire’s

Sunglasses – Aeropostale

Shoes – Indigo by Clarks

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Bright colours are just what you need this summer and don’t be afraid of whites, they make you look tan. For make up I used Urban Decay Naked 2 palette and the lip plumper that came along with it! If you want to see the finished look follow the link on my page for my Instagram!

Cheers,

Kate

Fluorescent Adolescent

Holla!

If you recognized the title of my post, congratulations, we can be best friends! If you didn’t keep reading cause I’m about to introduce you to one of the greatest indie rock bands. Florescent adolescent is one of my favorite songs from the album Favorite Worst Nightmare by Arctic Monkeys. I’m absolutely in love with them and their music is orgasm to my ears. It’s extremely hard to compare them to any rock band I’ve heard of before as they try something different in each one of their albums, from psychedelic to hip-hop influenced rock. Every song has a story and literally turns you inside out. The feelings I get listening to Arctic Monkeys are unutterable. I STRONGLY recommend to check them out if you haven’t heard any of their songs. If you listen to them please leave comments with your favorite songs! The most exciting thing is the fact that I’m going to see them live in Toronto in a couple weeks! I’m honestly freaking out and might have a meltdown during the concert (not even kidding!). Their most recent album AM is amazing and I can’t go a day without listening to it! If I had to pick top 3 favorite songs they would be R U Mine, Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? and Stop the World I Wanna Get Off With You. All the songs in that album are mesmerizing and I can guarantee you will fall in love with them and the band (or your time back, jk my time machine is currently in repair). Counting down the days till I get to see Alex Turner cause I’m in love with his voice.

As a music junkie I’m constantly searching for new bands to listen to and looking for local concerts to go to. Today I got to attend this very low key concert for the band Crosss, at the Artel in Kingston, ON, which is where I’m residing for the summer. The Artel is a live-in artist-run gallery and venue. It was my first time being there and the atmosphere is pretty “house party” relaxed. There was art on the walls, that apparently changes every week and a small stage. The band that opened for Crosss was called Amphetamines, and let’s just say me not enjoying them would be an understatement. The members of the band seemed to have some talent but unfortunately couldn’t combine it together to make it sound good. As for the genre I would say it was a mix between psychedelic rock and screamo. Interesting is one word to describe their performance. Despite the fact that my experience with them was horrible I couldn’t wait to see Crosss on stage. I only checked out couple of their songs before the concert and they sounded pretty sweet. Crosss went beyond my expectations and made my night. They were so passionate performing and you could see them putting every piece of their soul into their music. They played post-punk and psychedelic rock and reminded me or Nirvana, whom I love to death. Give Crosss a shot cause I’m more than happy that I did!

Finally, I wanted to share the outfit I wore to the concert. Since it was about to listen to some alternative rock I decided to go with a “grunge” look. Here’s what I put together:

Top: Aeropostale

Plaid shirt (stolen from my boyfriend): Gap

Leggins: Eclipse

Necklace: Agent 99 (local Kingston store)

Shoes: Steve Madden

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Pretty simple huh? I finished off my look with some darker shades of eyeshadow from the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette and Sephora metallic glow lip shine. If you would like to see a picture of the full outfit check out my instagram (follow the link on my page)!

Cheers,

Kate