Just in time for the weekend, I’ve got a restaurant recommendation for you! Gusto 101 is a place I love equally for brunch and dinner, as well as Summer and Winter. Their brunch offerings are fantastic – Eggs in Purgatorio (eggs cooked in spicy tomato sauce) and Pizza all’Uova (a pizza with speck and a runny egg in the middle) are two of my favourites. The dinner menu has the best Beef Tartare I’ve ever had, as well as incredible pasta and pizza dishes. The cocktail menu is also great, and you can get the house wine for $1 an ounce! In the Summer months Gusto 101 has a great patio that seems to always be packed with happy diners, while in the Winter, everyone is happy to settle into a seat in the industrial cozy interior. It’s a great place for a fun dinner with friends, or someone special.
(I’m also in love with their coffee cups, and am on the hunt to find something similar for our house)
Two years ago for Christmas, Jana wanted a Daniel Wellington watch from Zane. So I got her the Classic Oxford Lady. She loved it. And I loved it. So much so that I started wanting one myself! So this past Christmas, Jana bought me the Classic Lady York! Now we can walk around together accessorized like Classic Ladies!
I first heard of avocado toast from Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook “It’s All Good”. As someone who likes avocados, toast, and Gwyneth Paltrow, I was intrigued. Then I started seeing images pop up all over my Instagram feed of avocado toast and I figured I should give this stuff a try. Let me tell you, Gwyneth and the people of Instagram know what they are talking about! This stuff is delicious!! The crispy warmth of the toast is the perfect compliment to the cool creamy avocado. I like to top mine with a sprinkling of salt, pepper, and red chilli flakes. Jana and I love having this with a hard boiled egg in the morning for breakfast.
1 piece of toast per person
1/2 avocado per person
red chilli flakes
Cut the avocado in half, and scoop the flesh into a bowl. Mash with a fork. How smooth the avocado is up to you, I like mine mashed, but with a bit of texture still. Spread the mashed avocado onto your toast. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and red chilli pepper to taste. Eat. Enjoy!
I’m a fan of statement accessories in my wardrobe, so why not have statement pieces for your home? I think bright patterned rugs are a great way to inject a little personality into a space. It’s one of the best ways to make a room seem fresh and inviting. The three rugs above are from Australian company Fossik and are absolutely stunning. Sadly, they don’t seem to offer shipping to Canada on their website, but I am determined to figure out a way to make one of these mine! (or at the very least, something similar locally). Each rug has about a million colours you can pull from for coloured accent walls or throw pillows.
Usually, the idea of wearing running shoes anywhere other then the gym would give me images of Melanie Griffith in Working Girl. Not my idea of cool street wear. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely a flats kinda girl. I like walking everywhere, and as a result, tend to wear my comfy work flats into the ground. So I’m always on the look out for comfortable flats that I can wear on the weekends, as to save my work shoes for, work. Once again, Pinterest has come to my rescue! When images started springing up of very cool girls wearing very cool looking sneakers with the everyday cool clothes, I knew it was a look I needed to recreate myself.