Life Lately: Spring/Summer 2017 Edition

It’s been a while since I’ve done a life lately post so I wanted to share this spring and now summer 2017 edition. I have to say the spring is somewhat of a blur, so much was going on and work was particularly busy and stressful so let’s just focus on the positive here today shall we.


My husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary in May, he surprised me with diamond earrings and planned a whole day to ourselves.  We started with a lovely lunch at Belsito restaurant (pic below) in Kleinburg which is a pretty town north of where we live.

After that we spent some time strolling in the quaint neighbourhood and then headed off to pick up our girls and drop them off at my parent’s.

From there we headed downtown to an amazing restaurant called Scaramouche.  If you are ever in Toronto you MUST go there, it is world-class and every single dish was culinary perfection. I had never been before and as we drove through the residential neighbourhood and then pulled into a cul-de-sac with a condo apartment at the end I thought we were lost.  To my surprise we were in the right location, this restaurant is in the most unassuming place literally in the basement of a residential building.  However, as you walk down the stairs the wow factor hits with the elegant decor and large windows with a fantastic view of the city skyline.

The coconut cream pie is to die for…


I was lucky enough to have two girls nights in June.  Below are the pics from a fun night with one of my besties, we don’t get to see each other often but every time we do it’s as if no time has passed.  I think this is what the greatest friendships are made of, no matter how much time passes the bond is always there and you have that familiarity and comfort with each other.  We had great conversation, cocktails and cheesecake need I say more…


The hubs and I had a date day and went to catch Wonder Woman, I have to say I loved it. It was entertaining, had a great story line plus strong women kicking major butt was pretty cool.  If you get a chance this is definitely a must-see summer blockbuster.


I’m excited to share we will be headed to beautiful Mayan Riviera, Mexico at the end of July for my b-day celebration.  We went last year for our first family trip and it was a total success.  I have been counting down the days for our next trip and looking forward to ringing in a milestone birthday with my three favourite people on the planet.  I’ll be sharing a review post of our resort in August so stay tuned for that.


You know I can’t have a post without some sort of fashion talk, now that we are heading south I have been stocking up on beach wear and summer dresses.  Here are some of my recent purchases and wish list items:

1. lace kaftan / 2. tiered cami / 3. maxi dress / 4. tassel earrings /5. floral dress / 6. sarong / 7. Fit & flare dress


I’ve mentioned before how I go on music binges and as of late it has been all about retro 80’s.  I mean it’s seriously some of the best music ever, so much fun to listen to, lighthearted and it just makes me happy.  Here are two of my all-time favourite songs from the 80’s, “The Promise” is probably one of my all-time favourite songs ever.  Not sure if anyone has seen the movie Napoleon Dynamite but this song always reminds me of that movie which in my opinion is one of the best comedic movies of all-time.  Oh wow after reading this paragraph it’s clear I can be a tad over dramatic given how often I have written “all-time favourite”:).  Anywho enjoy these songs and the beautiful summer sun, till next time friends…

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  • Reply Paul

    Congrats on 10, I would eat both of your pies cherry Cheesecake and Coconut Cream, the 80’s Aha best video MTV

    June 28, 2017 at 2:56 am
  • Reply jacqui

    Well this restaurant looks stunning, what amazing food, I’m drooling! Cute post – happy anniversary to you. x Jacqui

    June 28, 2017 at 6:23 am
  • Reply Andrea Nine

    Happy Anniversary you gorgeous lady!!! Looks like a great celebration!! Ia m a girl of the 80’s so I still LOVE the music!! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    June 28, 2017 at 6:34 am
  • Reply Lisa

    Happy 10th! Sounds like the perfect day (and dinner). I’m so bummed we did not get to meet up – but maybe another time. I hope you have a wonderful week.

    Daily Style Finds

    June 28, 2017 at 6:41 am
  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge

    Loved this update! Happy Anniversary and what a wonderful gift he gave you! The restaurant looks delicious. I loved Wonder Woman as well. Such a great movie! Can’t wait to hear about your upcoming trip.

    June 28, 2017 at 7:12 am
  • Reply Jill

    Happy Anniversary! That restaurant sounds amazing! The Promise and Take On Me are two of my favorite 80’s songs too and I loved Napoleon Dynamite! That striped halter dress is so cute!

    Doused In Pink

    June 28, 2017 at 7:46 am
  • Reply Blaire

    Your husband sounds like such a sweet heart! What a fabulous Anniversary surprise. I haven’t seen Wonder Women yet, but I am dying to take my daughter. Love those picks especially the pretty sarong.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    June 28, 2017 at 8:31 am
  • Reply Amy Arnold

    Looks like you had an amazing anniversary celebration! And yay for an upcoming vacation!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    June 28, 2017 at 10:05 am
  • Reply Brooke

    Happy anniversary!! Glad you two got out to celebrate! Two girls nights in one month, woo!! Lucky girl!

    Pumps and Push-Ups

    June 28, 2017 at 12:26 pm
  • Reply Kelsey Bang

    what a fun adventure!

    June 28, 2017 at 12:51 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth Seal

    Wow beautiful food, I can’t wait to see Wonder Woman! I adore those dresses too 😀 xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

    June 28, 2017 at 4:08 pm
  • Reply Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    We are going to Mexico in 2 days! I can’t wait! I have never done one of the all inclusive resorts, but I have been to Mexico a couple of times for a port stop on cruises. I can’t wait to soak up some sun and we have a swim out room! I really loved Wonder Woman, too! All of that food from your anniv. looks amazing, happy 10 years!


    June 29, 2017 at 10:43 am
  • Reply Jacqueline

    Happy Anniversary! I loved Wonder Woman too! Such a great movie!
    Stylin In St. Louis

    June 29, 2017 at 7:40 pm
  • Reply Bethany

    Happy Anniversary! I want to see Wonder Woman too!

    July 2, 2017 at 5:07 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    Looks like you had a blast of an anniversary celebration! Congrats and keep it up!

    Jessica |

    July 2, 2017 at 10:58 pm
  • Reply Bernice

    This restaurant looks so good and your dishes look amazing! Happy anniversary to you, and your hubby xx

    July 3, 2017 at 11:57 pm
  • Reply Laura

    Congratulations on your anniversary! My hubby and I just celebrated 11 and are hoping to have a weekend away in August to truly celebrate. Love your fashion picks!

    July 4, 2017 at 9:59 am
  • Reply Alyssa

    Congratulations on your anniversary 🙂

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

    July 4, 2017 at 2:51 pm
  • Reply Mónica Sors - Mes Voyages à Paris

    Happy Anniversary!! The dresses are too cute and great movie review!! Thanks for sharing!
    Mónica Sors

    July 5, 2017 at 5:54 am
  • Reply Jennie

    Sounds like you had a wonderful spring and summer. What a sweet anniversary celebration – the food of Scaramouch looks scrumptious! Oh, I always loved A-Ha’s Take on Me video. Now I will be singing this song the rest of the day…

    Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

    Jennie – A Pocketful of Polka Dots

    July 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm
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