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Exploring The Distillery District, Toronto

The Distillery District, Toronto

Tucked away in south-east Toronto is collection of old industrial buildings that were once known as the Gooderham & Worts Distillery, now home to a community of creatives, one-of-a-kind small businesses, galleries, studios and the only place in Toronto you can ride a Segway!

It’s amazing how as much as it feels like stepping back in time when you arrive in the Distillery District, Toronto – it also feels like the most innovative and design-led area of Toronto. Head turning art peeks out from behind 19th century brick, making you look twice as what is peering at you from down the street. The Distillery District is definitely one of the most instagrammable areas in Toronto, full of murals, sculptures and beautiful displays of flowers.

The Sweet Escape, Toronto

Best Places To Eat Distillery District Toronto

Best Breakfast Distillery District, Toronto

We started our day there getting lunch at The Sweet Escape Patisserie with the sunshine bouncing off the original wooden beams while I sipped a mint mocha and filled my belly with a bacon grilled cheese, while Stu choose what I can only describe as a bacon and egg bread pie!

Independent Shopping in Toronto

Instagrammable Spots In Toronto

Art and Sculpture, Distillery District, Toronto

We wandered the streets of the Distillery District, finding cool clothes and homewares in shops that we could never dream of affording until we stumbled across a warehouse full of shops, studios and galleries. Toronto is home to some of the loveliest people in the world, chatting with us about our journey and travel plans while we perused some art.

I fell in love with the most adorable robot guy in Mehoi, who snuck into my suitcase home with me and I chatted for what seemed like a lifetime with the lady that owns Lilith’s – a bohemian treasure trove of one of a kind clothing, scarves and jewellery designed and customised in house while you wait. More on that to come!

Independent Shopping in Toronto

Case Goods Warehouse, Distillery District Toronto

Shops, Studios, Galleries, Distillery District Toronto

My other favourite shop was Fluevog Shoes, enticing me inside with a sign that read “no, you’re weird” and kept me browsing with it’s crazy floral leathers, chunky heels and kooky sole designs.

Fluevog Shoes, Unusual Clothing Toronto

Local Beers in Toronto

We left the Distillery District feeling full to the brim, but not before stopping at The Beer Store Boutique to pick up some local Toronto beers for back at the apartment. You can also book yourself on a Segway tour in the Distillery District, the only area of Toronto you are allowed to ride a Segway – after my introduction with Fat Tire Tours in Paris I highly recommend a Segway tour as one of the best ways to see a new place!

The Distillery District, Toronto is located within walking distance of Union Station.

Loves x xx

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Cookie Monster Fancy Dress Costume

Cookie Monster Fancy Dress Costume

If you’re looking for a super easy idea for New Year’s Eve or for your next party, try this Cookie Monster fancy dress costume I threw together on the morning of Halloween this year.

Sadly, I didn’t go to any Halloween parties, but I thought it would be fun to answer the door to our trick or treaters as Cookie Monster! I bought the T-Shirt a couple of years ago actually, with the intention of customising it into a really hilarious dress, but I never got around to it. So with one simple addition of a cookie necklace it made the perfect super easy fancy dress costume – no more excuses for not dressing up! I made the necklace myself by drawing some chocolate chips with a Sharpie on a circular piece of wood, but you can get some really cool ones from Etsy and who doesn’t want a cookie necklace to wear every other day too?

You can pick up the Cookie Monster T-Shirt from Amazon* for less than £8 too!

So there you go, a super easy and fun Cookie Monster fancy dress costume! Do you like costume parties? I love dressing up! Share some of your favourite fancy dress costumes in the comments below or @me on Twitter!

Loves x xx

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