What amazing weather we’ve been having this long weekend! On Friday, I checked out the ever popular Mildred’s Temple Kitchen (85 Hanna Avenue, Suite 104, Liberty Village). I was welcomed into the modern, urban-chic decor and immediately felt like I was out of Toronto and visiting another city. My brunch date and I went around 1:30pm and luckily there was no wait – as we were starving! Pictured above was the black currant scone and buttermilk biscuit we ordered as apps for 2 for $6 – definite must have! The scone was more on the dry side, but with a sweet aftertaste, and the buttermilk biscuit was amazing with the butter and homemade jam.
Little Kay’s Favourite Sourdough Grilled Cheese Sandwich – $12
At first, I ate half of the Grilled Cheese sandwich plain, without helping myself to the tomato relish and cornichon provided on the side. I found the sandwich too cheesy and greasy to hold, without enough flavour. Finally decided to add the toppings to my second half of the sandwich and it made a world of a difference! It instantly added the jolt of flavour that I was looking for, and I was extremely satisfied with the added toppings.
Huevos Monty – $14
Described as “Mildred’s classic black bean refritos & sharp cheddar cheese baked in flour tortillas and topped with eggs sunny, fresh salsa & avocado crème fraîche”, I found this dish also quite tasty. I’m not a big bean person, so if you’re like me, it might not be your cup of tea. But overall, the presentation and anything with a fried egg sunny-style on top is a win in my books!
The decor was absolutely fresh, green and inviting and I would love to be back in better weather to enjoy the outdoor patio. After exploring Liberty Village for a bit, we made our way to The Bazaar pop up shop (580 King Street West), featuring some of Toronto’s best retailers bringing together an eclectic collection of men’s and women’s fashion and accessories, including my fave – vintage items as well.
I had the pleasure of meeting the sweet owner of 69 Vintage, Kealan, who owns a vintage boutique located on 1100 Queen Street West after trying on some of her amazing jewelry pieces. When asked where she finds her pieces, she had responded that she finds inspiration from her travels everywhere and mentioned the flea markets in California. Makes me wish I had taken the time to visit some of them while I was there!
It was also lovely visiting Sally Han, owner and designer of Psalms Accessories, and running into my long time school mate, @grazia87. I’m a huge fan of Sally’s work, and am especially in love with her new Shop for Jayu collection featuring affordable pieces that are all under $60. Pictured above in the bottom left corner image, is an example of one of her pieces (the white/gold chunky bracelet for only $39). If I had a bottomless piggy bank, I know where I would be doing all my shopping! I did, however, end up walking away with a few new pieces to add to my collection
The pop up shop event is happening all weekend – and today will be the last day to check it out! See all details below.
Hope you guys are having an amazing long weekend! Thanks for reading!
[ From Head to Toe ]
Trench | Club Monaco
Sweater | Unknown label from San Francisco boutique
Tank & Leggings | Artizia
Flats | Michael Kors
Purse | Longchamp
Accessories | Marc by Marc Jacobs, Joe Fresh, Shop for Jayu
Scarf | H&M floral print