When I met the MET


“But if I had to choose a single destination where I’d be held captive for the rest of my time in New York, I’d choose the Metropolitan Museum of Art.”

Tim Gunn

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Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm. – John F Kennedy

Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm. - John F Kennedy

What I love about Washington DC:
The Smithsonian museums – all free!
The Monuments
The history and politics you can learn when you visit these sites
The restaurants (they’re pretty damn terrific!)

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Visual Diary: Diving into Good Food at Canoe restaurant and bar

Luckily for the budget-minded, Toronto’s Summerlicious (‘special offers’ offered by restaurants throughout the city) is in full effect.

My best friend, Regina, and I decided that we would try Canoe restaurant’s menu. We called on the day of and luckily got a spot for 2:15 Lunch.

Located atop of TD Tower, we marveled at its breath-taking view of Toronto and appreciated the taste and the visual presentation of the food served to us.






For $25 Lunch we got:

New Farms Chilled Cucumber Soup
Orange Scented Cucumber, Hewitt’s Buttermilk & Dill

(Prepared by Regina’s boyfriend who is one of Canoe’s chefs)


MAIN- Chicken Campanelle Pasta
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MAIN- Wellington County Flat Iron Steak
Gai Lan, Sarladaise Potatoes & Smoked Mustard Aïoli


Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse
Coco Caramel & Devil’s Food Cake

(Chocolate and Hazelnut….the keys to my HEART)


DESSERT – Frozen Yoghurt
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Overall a delightful experience!

a highly recommended restaurant

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