La Lumiere du Mile End

Finding a good brunch spot on a Saturday morning always makes me break out in a sweat. The most popular brunch places always have a long line-up and waiting to eat is like attending a symphony starring my grumbling belly. That's why I asked Miss Adri to meet me as soon as La Lumiere du Mile End opened so that we did not have to wait.

La Lumiere du Mile End is a vegan restaurant and its ambiance makes you feel you're inside your cute artsy aunt's dining room. I especially liked the colorful paper cut outs dangling in the air. I ordered an avocado sandwich and Adri got a burrito and both dishes came with a handful tortilla chips as sides. I was feeling plain that day since I had eaten a ton of junk over the week so I liked my sandwich. I'm not quite sure if the dish was worth the price, perhaps if we had a side of salad instead of tortilla chips. If you're looking for a place where you can enjoy your brunch without being stared down by 10 hungry eyes waiting in line, then I would suggest you to try La Lumiere du Mile End.

I'm leaving for Portugal and Spain in 4 days with Miss Adri! This will be my first adult world vacation. I can't believe that I have been working straight since last summer. I used to skip class so often to sleep in (even though I lived on campus). Up until now, I have only missed one day of work. Time moves so quickly when you are working full time that I feel like a drone going through the same routine. I'm grateful for this little break to reflect on some important things and to enjoy a new environment. I'm very excited to write a guide for Spain and Portugal once I come back :-) Please look forward to it!

Winds of Change

Just a quick blog post here. It's finally warming up in Montreal! People were wearing skirts with short sleeves and bare legs over the weekend and it wasn't even THAT warm. I guess we're all eager beavers when it comes to bringing out our summer wardrobe. It's been so long since my last outfit of the day. I have to confess that my wardrobe is becoming boring-er. I used to love colors and patterns but nowadays, I always default to neutral and plain designs. Maybe it's got something to do with age and the work place... 

This is a typical outfit that I'd wear to the office. The skirt is probably too short but I like breaking zi rules (hehe).

Trench coat: ASOS
Blouse: H&M
Skirt: Zara
Bag: Old Navy

Over the weekend, Miss Adri and I did a lot of walking in preparation for our trip. She showed me a great overhead passage way that's right above a train track. There were two men taking portraits while busting out all kinds of gang signs. I later made Miss Adri pose with a gang sign. Please message me for a copy of ghetto thug Adri. 

It was SUPER sunny and windy that day which made it hard for us to shoot. We realized that by using the sun as a back light even when it's high up in the sky, we were able to get a dreamy effect.