Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday Wine Down

Happy Friday!

It's a hot one in the Toronto area this week. Hydration and keeping the shades drawn are the name of the game right now.

I can't say I mind too much though, it's lovely to have the heat! I know I'll miss it when it's gone.

This weekend I'm hoping to spend lots of time outside by the lake working on my tan and snapping pictures (maybe catching a few Pokemon...) so let's Wine Down this week!

Cottage Times

This past weekend I was up north for what will be my FINAL time up in July. 

Why is the summer so fleeting!?!?!?!

Luckily it was a gorgeous weekend and we had my Uncle and Cousin up to enjoy it with us. This mostly involved floating on the lake in a giant inflatable pineapple and drinks overlooking stunning views.

I can't believe that before long we'll need to close this place up again. Sometimes living in Canada really sucks... But at least we know how to make the most of our summers!

Pokemon Go
Speaking of Canada sometimes sucking... after a whole week of waiting behind the rest of the world we FINALLY got Pokemon Go on Sunday Night and I AM OBSESSED.

Seriously, it's a blast. It's amazing how many people are out walking around my neighbourhood playing. Little kids to grown adults, punk skaters, gym rats, girlie girls, hardcore gamers, couples on date nights... it's become the great equalizer.

Way to go Nintendo, you knocked this one out of the park. I hope you're enjoying building your Scrooge McDuck style vault to enjoy the WHOPPING amounts of money you're making on this release.

New BVI Photos!

If you're a friend of the blog, you'll have read in this post (or this one, this one and this one) that I was recently on a sailing trip through the British Virgin Islands!

One of the problems with being "the girl behind the camera" is that you're rarely the girl in FRONT of it, so I don't have a ton of pictures of myself down there.

Fortunately, our trip had another lovely lady with a fancy camera and she just sent me some new shots that I'm actually in and LOVE, so here they are! 

The last one is my favourite.

Thanks to Clarity for snapping these pics. She's busy writing an article on our trip right now for a sailing magazine, which I will be sharing with you when it's out!

Early Bird Catches The Worm

I don't know what's wrong with me, maybe it's the weather, maybe it's the summer... but my internal clock has been waking me up at 5:55 am every day.

I am SO productive because of this... Monday I made fresh bread, Tuesday and Wednesday I got a workout in, Thursday I edited my blog post for the day and did all the dishes.

Seriously, I love it. Being an early bird definitely has it's advantages... even if I'm pooped by 10pm.

What I'm Drinking

This weekend, I've decieded to take a crack at some of the awesome recipes featured in this summer's LCBO magazine!

The LCBO magazine is great for food and drink recommendations, and this one features heavy on edible lavender treats and drinks!

Going with the theme, I'm hoping to whip up the Lavender Raspberry Mojito!

Doesn't that look tasty? You can check out the full recipe here, which is a little labour intensive but BOY does it look delicious! Perfect for this hot sunny weekend ahead!

What are your plans for the weekend? I hope you've found something fun (or tasty!) to keep you cool!

xxox Laura

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