WW: A Weekend with a Friend :)


Hi All,

This Wednesday I thought the topic of friendship and spending time with best friends was important- so I thought I would share my visit with one of my best friends Claire.

Claire and I met just over two years ago now as co-workers in a summer student research job- we hit it off instantly!

And now that we’ve gone our separate ways with career and education, we’ve always made time to keep up with each others lives and to get in a couple visits here and there (like our visit last Christmas).

I went to see her this past weekend and it was SO MUCH FUN 🙂

The first night we went to this amazing bar in downtown Toronto called Barchef, where they serve the most fabulous cocktails.

Claire ordered this ‘Sailor’s Mojito’ that was served with an accompanying ‘drink ravioli’ and ‘beach essence’ that gave you the smell and feel of the beach as you drank – Claire bought the recipe book and found out that it’s dry ice with tanning oil to give the beach smell- but wow was it amazing!

It was such a cool place- but it was a really dark and cozy atmosphere, amazing for sipping drinks- but not so great  for photos- this is the only one that turned out, but I also tried the strawberry lavender daiquiri, the basil daiquiri, and my personal favourite of the night- the coconut mojito. – All so amazing!

But after a late night of being posh and drinking fancy cocktails in a nice bar downtown Toronto with all of Claire’s beautiful friends – it called for a long sleep.

A sleep which ended in a wake up call of this lovely kitty giving me a gentle head-but, then rubbing down my whole body before sprawling out tummy-up beside me 🙂

The beautiful and oh-so-fluffy Sparta. Who also after waking me up, decided he would go right back to sleep in his tree 😛

So Claire and I got on with the feast making- and made a lovely brunch of medium boiled eggs, toast, sausages, pastries, fruit salad, yogurt and muesli! mmmmm was it ever good!

Perfect fuel for the day ahead- of swimming at her friend’s pool- which I was too in the moment to take pictures of- and for the evening activity which was going to the EX! or the Canadian National Exposition- a huge fair!

Naturally we got the wristband pass for all the rides and almost made ourselves sick riding all of them!

Even the beautiful kiddy swing ride!

It was such a fun weekend- and it really reminded me of how important friends are, and how special they are in your life 🙂 – there were so many other little unmentioned things too- like getting ready to go out for drinks, colouring the little animal print-outs with Claire’s copic markers, and just getting a chance to catch up! 🙂

Hope you’re all having amazing weekends too!

xo erin