2014: My favourite Toronto sweets

There’s nothing like going through your photos and realizing how much you’ve eaten! Here are some of my favourite desserts from the past year…
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Favourite 2014 Toronto sweets
1. A pistachio gelato bar from Bar Ape (@golightlyca)
2. A classic soft-serve from Dairy Belle (@golightlyca)
3. Lemon cookies from Bar Buca
4. Peanut butter brownie and sour cherry macarons from Colette
5. An apple danish from Portland Variety (@golightlyca)
6. Ice cream sandwiches from Bang Bang Ice Cream (@golightlyca)
7. Always, office birthday cake (@golightlyca)
8. Macarons from Butter Avenue
9. A homemade raspberry almond pop tart from Bake Shoppe
10. A Nutella latte from La Merceria
11. A lemon cheesecake donut from Glory Hole Doughnuts at Crown Flora Studio‘s Holiday Market
12. Yogurt parfaits from Colette‘s Sunday brunch

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Decorate: A glittering holiday table

Holiday brunch table settingI created this blindingly sparkly table setting for the holidays. I was so excited to photograph the Kate Spade glitter placemats I found at Homesense, that I didn’t actually photograph the food I made for my holiday brunch. And yes, that is a giraffe. Sources for the centerpiece and place settings are below…
Holiday brunch table setting
Holiday brunch table settingCenterpiece:
Rectangular platters: CB2
Glitter tealights, giraffe (spray painted gold): Dollarama
Pine cones: Michaels
Pillar candles & mini trees from previous year’s holiday decorations

Place setting:
Champagne flutes: CB2
Cocktail stir sticks: Made with bamboo skewers & tinsel {via Quaintrelle}
Napkins: Oh Joy! for Target
Ornament placecard holders: Dollarama

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Holiday Finds: Hostess gifts

Holiday hostess giftsI can’t believe it’s one week until Christmas! More finds…I think I’ve bought an equal number of things for myself as for other people this holiday season. If you still need to pick up some quick hostess gifts, here are a few ideas.

1. Cookie cutter set, JCrew
2. Morris Kitchen Spiced Apple Syrup. Available at Indigo.
3. German Rock Sugar, DAVIDsTea
4. Bow Lovely Magnets, Kate Spade. Available at Papyrus.
5. Golden Garden recipe cards, Rifle Paper Co

Holiday Finds: The party outfit

A few ideas on what to wear this holiday season…

Holiday party dresses{Cut-outs & Bows} 1. Dress 3053, Oak + Fort; 2. Farrow Courts, Sezane

Holiday party dresses{Black, gold & beaded details} 1. Pari Classic Pump, Loeffler Randall; 2. Tube Dress with Tucked Neckline, Zara; 3. Beaded Box Clutch, Zara

Holiday party dresses{Midnight, silver & dramatic exits} 1. Oriel Top, Club Monaco; 2. Sailor’s Knot Studs, Kate Spade; 3. Slit Pencil Skirt, Joe Fresh; 4. Jamie Metallic Pump, Club Monaco

Finds: Baby, it’s cold outside

Staying inIt’s official!: It’s too cold to go outside anymore. If anyone needs me, you can find me curled up with a movie and a bag of salt & pepper Pop Chips.

1. LaineyGossip The Riggs Boyfriend Shirt, Eluxe.ca
2. Dream a Little Dream Eyelashes Eyemask, Kate Spade
3. Fawn Hot Water Bottle, Indigo
4. Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask, Sephora
5. How to Steal a Million

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