Friday, June 10, 2016

Friday Wine Down

Happy Friday!

It's been two weeks since my last Wine Down (this is becoming a habit), I've been pretty busy with Work and Birthdays. 

This weekend I'm heading up north for some relaxation and hopefully a lot of blog post writing (yay!), I'm also hoping to take some time to read the stack of books that are piling up on my night stand.

Before all that though, I'm gonna Wine Down this week for you guys!

Pilates and Pecans

One of the things I've been doing since the beginning of the year is going to Hot Pilates on Monday nights.

I love the class, it's a great workout, it's relaxing and I always feel better afterwards. Also I do it with one of my best friends, Amanda, which gives us a chance to do an activity together and catch up each week.

Sometimes though we need a bit more catch up time than before class allows, so we treat ourselves to dinner and wine!

Enter: Milestones. Originally we'd planned on some chicken bites and a White Wine Spritzer, but we decided that a Badass Salad wasn't REALLY going against our Pilates workout...

Plus, the Beet and Goat Cheese salad was topped with candied pecans... how was I supposed to say no?

We definitely made the right call. Doing activity hangouts with friends and extending into lazy lunches or dinners is always the way to go!

Planting Flowers

This week I had an afternoon off work for some appointments and managed to wrap up earlier than I'd expected.

Taking advantage of the beautiful weather, I decided to get to work on beautifying my balcony and planting flowers and herbs for the summer.

Coriander, chives, basil and rosemary. Salvia, sunflowers, purples, pinks and yellows! My balcony is looking more and more beautiful. All that's left to do is string up some lights for night time.

I decided to reward myself with a homemade Green Tea Iced Latte and some time in the sunshine. 


Bull Riding Birthdays

June is here, and with it come about a million family birthdays.

Both parents, my brother, his girlfriend, an aunt, two first cousins AND one of said cousins just had a baby girl on the 2nd... It's a busy month.

We celebrated the first of these birthdays last weekend when we went out for my Brother's Girlfriend's 25th birthday bash! 

During the day Dana, some of her friends and I went to get manicures and have some sangria in the sun, but that evening everyone met downtown Toronto at the Rock 'n' Horse saloon for a night of country fun!

Dancing, eating, slinging back beers; it was a great night! We also all took a turn with the mechanical bull!

I have some serious bruises, but it was a ton of fun. 

What I'm Drinking

This weekend I'm heading up north to celebrate my Mom's birthday! 

Seriously. June.

I'm hoping to indulge in one of the hottest new canned cocktails in Toronto this summer: The Georgian Bay Gin Smash.

This drink is HARD TO FIND. Luckily, if you have a cottage that happens to be on Georgian Bay, it's a heck of a lot easier!

The perfect mix of Gin and Citrus, easy to drink and conveniently pre mixed! This drink is delicious for hot days on the dock, which is what I am looking forward to most this weekend.

What's on tap for you this weekend? Any great plans? Are you making the most of these warm sunny days? Let me know in the comments below!

PS: Here's what else I've been up to!

  • Loving this blog post from Inspiration Indulgence (an oldie but a goodie!)