Forget me not…


A year ago today I blogged about lattes and Kensington Market, self-imposed stress and a horrible complexion, and how a trip downtown with one of your favourites can cure it all! One year later and so much has changed, except for my horrible complexion and self-imposed stress, so I can’t wait to spend Sunday downtown with my mentor. Casie is always so full of positivity and after our conversations I always feel motivated and ready to take on the world! I miss that feeling.

In other news, I’ve been blogging at least four times a week for the last three years and I must admit that I’m running out of material. I don’t want this to turn into a blog about NOTHING and I don’t want to blog just to blog, so I’m cutting down my posts. I’m only going to write when I have something worth writing about or something that I can’t help but share.


Don’t worry, it’s not you, it’s me and I hope you understand.

Talk soon,

Vanessa Xo

Lattes, Sunshine, and a total Buzzkill

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Self-imposed stress can do some wonderful things to your complexion and even give you that sexy eye-twitch you’ve always wanted. Yes, that was sarcasm but a trip downtown Toronto on a beautiful Fall day may be the cure for all that ails you.

You may have read about my trip to Kensington Market on Vintage Living Magazine but there are a few things that I forgot to mention. For starters, everyone in Kensington Market is so youthful, friendly, and accommodating – they even overlooked the i’m-a-small-town-girl sign that looms un-auspiciously over my head. The shops and cafes are divine and for a place that doesn’t have a lot of garbage cans or recycling bins, it’s exceptionally clean (gosh I’m such a priss).

I thoroughly enjoyed my Tuesday downtown and even learned a few things…

  • A skinny, half-sweet pumpkin spice latte is the best thing about Fall – apart from scarves, sweaters, ankle boots, and watching the leaves turn fifty shades of red.
  • Popping into a restaurant you’ve never heard of IS a great idea.

  • Your taste buds will give you a round of applause when you try something new – even if you look silly for eating with a fork instead of chopsticks.

  • Finally, bees that won’t leave you alone when you’re trying to enjoy a wonderful meal on a patio are a total buzzkill! But don’t let that get you down!

Smile, bee happy, and move your meal inside before you get stung!

Love Always
Vanessa Xo

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Vanessa loses her…

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I’d like to direct you and your spectacles to Vintage Living Magazine. I wrote a guest post for them yesterday after my adventure with Steven to Kensington Market. Please check it out here. You can take a look at my other guest posts by clicking the “Elsewhere on the Internet” tab above.

Thank you to Shannon, from VL for allowing me to guest post on his fabulous blog!

And thank you to Steven for being my Vintage Shop Virgin date!

Love Always
Vanessa Xo