This week has been lots of fun, although I feel a tiny bit guilty about it! It has got to the point where I am convinced that I need to spend every waking hour applying for jobs, which is insane but
On Sunday I was in New York, the BIG Apple. However instead of sinking my teeth to that ripe old fruit, I drowned myself in coffee whilst volunteering at the New York Coffee Festival. In was INSANE.
Remember how I attended the London Coffee Festival? Well my friend Michaela was organizing the New York sister fest and I thought I would help a honey out. I had a GREAT time manning the VIP desk but I did drink way way way way way way (WAY) too much coffee. Help!
Later we tackled our coffee come down with some late night Japanese food. Thankfully it was all kinds of glorious.
Monday was arguably one of the best days of the year as such fun was had! Michaela and I got the Staten Island Ferry to see the Statue of Liberty, which was amazing and provided some incredible views of Manhattan! ALSO you can drink beer on the ferry, so obviously I needed a Samuel Adams.
Later we had a lovely dinner on a boat by the river then headed once again to see Sleep No More at the Mckitrick hotel, followed by a few cocktails on the roof. Lush.
AFTER THAT we went to another roof top bar which, er, had a pool in it. Weird. But all the fun!
I wasn’t exactly feeling fresh as a daisy come Tuesday morning so a glorious coffee and pastry combo was exactly what I needed. Yes, coffee again. On Sunday night I thought I would never drink coffee again but luckily I had had a day’s rest between then and Tuesday morning.
Our AirBnb host runs a coffee shop with his lovely wife and they invited us to try their incredible brews! I had a Japanese Kyoto cold brew coffee (it was a hoooot day!) and Michaela had an iced latte with vanilla soy milk. Both were delicious. What was arguably EVEN more delicious were the cream cheese and agave pastries we had along side them. #Swoon.
Later we headed to Dumbo in Brooklyn for a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, which was fantastic as you get to see the whole city.
After than we had some much needed dinner followed by a trip to see Finding Neverland. I have to say I thought the show was excellent – so watch out for a little review coming soon.
I was sad to leave New York but very happy to be going “home” to Toronto. New York is undeniably awesome but I have to say I prefer the vibe in Toronto. The city is very clean, there is loads going on and the people are very friendly.
I won’t hark on about the 12 hour bus journey, I’ll just show you what was waiting for me at the end of it…my lovely Will had made me a lovely dinner of roast chicken and veg. What a beauty.
As much as I LOVED my roast dinner the night before, I started to feel very guilty as I realised that we are currently sharing our garden with 12 chickens! As it was a nice day, I sat out on the grass for a bit and was joined by these huns!
After a few job applications, I headed to see a spooky show at the Theatre Passe Muraille with Harriet, which was good. We then had a cheeky post show beer and some potatoes bravas. Brava!
Thank the lord for sushi in this city! Will and I started the day by attending a slightly grim job expo in which a few people were a touch patronising to us… the less said about that the better maybe. After that we headed Bloor St, home of all the sushi, and chirped ourselves up with a glorious Bento Box filled with dreams and Teriyaki salmon.
I spent the wholllleee day apply for jobs in Starbucks, which was slightly dull but afterwards I felt pretty good about myself. Later Will and I treated ourselves to a nice home cooked dinner, a few gin and tonics and a night on the tiles. The good thing about our location is that we can pretty much walk everywhere fun. We saw this cool and apt piece of street art on our way to the DANCE PARTY!
We are currently living in an apartment with no Wifi for a month, so my blog posting may be slightly more sporadic than I want. That said, I will definitely keep trying!
Love to all.