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What To Wear For City Exploring: Casual & Colourful

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The world is just so vast and so beautiful, I am leaving pieces of my heart all over the place and Toronto was no exception, especially when we happened upon Ontario Place on the map, not quite sure what to expect, and wondered into one of the most picturesque places I’ve seen in the flesh.

A public area with greenery, lakefront access and an events space, Ontario Place is the perfect destination for a lovely walk or bike ride and ideal to stop along the way for a picnic sat on the water’s edge.

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What to wear for city exploring
It can be hard to choose what to wear for city exploring as you’re on your feet all day in busy surroundings, not knowing what you’ll happen upon next. I absolutely love packing my favourite clothing for travelling with, so these clogs by Lotta from Stockholm had to come with me.

They are surprisingly comfortable for a heeled shoe, but if you’ve never worn clogs before I recommend a shorter wear at first – the soles are not flexible so walking in them can take some getting used to. I also always try to pack a small pair of flats in my backpack, too, just in case we end up on a much longer trek than expected and my feet need a fresh sole half way through!

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Casual & Colourful What To Wear For City Exploring Outfit

Another top tip for what to wear for city exploring is layers! Even on a really cold day, you can work up quite a sweat marching from one end of a city to the other and despite going to Toronto in October, they were experiencing quite an unexpected heatwave! I like to wear a vest, top, lightweight cardigan and scarf for city days and pack a raincoat in my back pack if there’s a chance of rain. Thin layers still trap enough heat to keep you warm and are easier to pack away in your bag than a chunky jumper or padded coat.

If you’re going somewhere breezy, always tie up your hair! Anywhere high up (like the CN Tower) or along the water’s edge like Ontario Place will cause havoc with your hair and no one wants to enjoy these amazing views with hair blowing into their eyes and sticking to their lip balm!

Best Views Of CN Tower - Ontario Place

If I spent some extended time in Toronto I would sit on those grass banks and read a book or doodle in my sketchbook while breathing in that fresh lakeside air. What an incredible place to wander around to gather some inspiration and get one of the best views of the CN tower in all of Toronto!

Outfit Details
Silk Blouse | Orla Kiely  //  Heart Necklace & Earrings | Onetenzeroseven  //  Mustard Cardigan | Forever 21  //  Jeans | Dorothy Perkins  //  Vegan Pink Clogs | Lotta From Stockholm

Loves x xx

Best Views Of CN Tower - Ontario Place

Ontario Place is located on Lake Shore Boulevard West in Toronto and is free and open to the public. 

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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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