Status: currently crushing on Toronto, and crushing hard, y’all. The scene at Oretta isn’t just gorgeous to look at, it has all the vibes of a spot straight out of Milano. With a towering Art Deco space flooded with color and texture, and a menu full of classic Italian fare and all the carbs you can handle, this spot has #brunchbucketlist drawn all over its glossy walls.
What happens when you mix a Toronto neighborhood with the aesthetic sensibilities of Venice Beach? Brunch spot heaven known as La Palma. Started by Craig Harding and Alexandra Hutchison, this culinary duo knows a thing or two about restaurants. Their first restaurant, Campagnolo, rose in the ranks and now they are here to give you the pastel brunch of your dreams.
Is it the quirky-modern decor or their breakfast pizza that makes La Palma so lively? We say both - welcome to brunch!
What's round in design and sleeps amongst the trees? The suspended spherical treehouses designed and innovated by Free Spirit Spheres, also known as your next birthday destination. For the outdoorsy folk, lodging in a suspended treehouse burrowed in nature is enough of a bucket list adventure - but nature does not end in your Free Spirit Sphere. The surrounding area serves as outdoor stomping grounds filled with adventurous activities like kayaking and hiking.
Cozy up in nature's man-made pods. Get the crew and go hiking. Celebrate your birthday amongst the trees and stars.
Photography by Local Wanderer
Fact #1: People love pizza. Fact #2: People love good design. What happens when you combine the two? You get a spot that’s good for your palette and your palate. True True Pizza in Toronto has married these two marvelously and proved it’s definitely true when they say “you’ve never had pizza like this before.” Emphasizing the craft of the pie, this Toronto team sources local ingredients, takes their time and piles on the creativity both on the plate and in the restaurant space. Boldly taking on the "other guys," this spot is ready to show you the way to pizza paradise.
Get ready to have your Friday night ritual get a major makeover.
The enchanting Starling Lane Vineyard, in Victoria, British Columbia is more than just a “wino’s” dream, it is a fairytale venue for occasions and celebrations of all kinds. Dating back to the early 19th century, the old-world charm and elegance of this fascinating site is still strongly felt and can be seen in the preserved buildings, unique vistas, and antique wine barrels. It's not hard to understand why this spot is considered to be one of Victoria’s most sought after venues.
Upon hearing about a glam wedding that took place on these fabulous grounds, we sat down with husband and wife photography team, Shari + Mike, who gave us the inside scoop on the stylish wedding they shot. Everything was literal perfection. From the bride and groom to the immaculate floral designs and antique layout, it is clear to us that everyone involved in making this day so special succeeded... and then some! Read on to check out all the deets!