Monthly Archives: June 2013

#20 – Drink a fancy bottle of Champagne

We celebrated our first wedding anniversary this weekend, so this seemed like the perfect time to pop a special bottle we’d been given as a wedding gift.  Along with our Great Gatsby inspired vintage glasses, it was the perfect way to celebrate.
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Details: We got the vintage glassware from BYOB Cocktail Emporium at 972 Queen Street West (Queen & Ossington).

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#18 – Go to the Drive-In

When I was a kid, we used to go to the drive-in once every summer while we were camping.  There is something so quaint and fun about drive-ins, and the experience is just as good now as it was when I was younger.

We saw Now You See Me (OK) and Fast and the Furious 6 (terribly awesome).  Since we went on a Saturday, it was a triple bill, but we left before Identity Thief.  We ate a lot of concession food, hollered at the screen all we wanted, repeated the bad one-liners (basically the entirety of FF6) and thoroughly enjoyed the retro intros and intermission videos.

We went to Fonthill’s Canview Drive-In, and I was especially surprised that they have a vegan/vegetarian menu.  While they were out of stock on a few things, it was great to be able to enjoy a vegan sausage and not just be limited to popcorn.

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Details: We went to Fonthill’s Can View Drive-In, details can be found here.  A complete list of all drive-ins in Ontario can be found here, including Toronto’s Polson Pier Drive-In.

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#61 – See the oldest (sugar) Maple tree in Canada

Spoilers; this post is going to go to a pretty hippie granola place.  You’ve been warned.

When we first pulled up to the Comfort Maple, it wasn’t what I was expecting.  The tree was in a lovely grassy little park in the middle of nowhere in Pelham, surrounded by crop fields.  I’m not sure what was my expectation (maybe a tree so large it blocked out the sun?), but whatever it was, the Comfort Maple wasn’t immediately it.

Then we spent some time with the tree (here comes the hippie part), and this tree had a presence.  There was something about it that felt aware and very zen.  I had a serious moment connecting with that tree and left much calmer than I had been all weekend.  It was a beautiful and peaceful spot.  If you are able to visit, I recommend it.

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Details: More information can be found here and directions to the tree can be found here.

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Bonus #5 – Go to New York

I’ve never been to New York; Adam’s been many times.  It’s always been on my Bucket List, and Adam and I have been talking about going together for ages.

So when I unexpectedly had a weekend off at the same time as Porter was having a flights sale we spontaneously booked flights for a whirlwind 36 hours in New York.

To say I’m in love with the city sounds cliché, but man, is it ever true.  We did and saw so much, and yet saw nothing; there is so much more for us to see and do the next time we can get there.

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#15 – Go to a museum

We recently took an impromptu weekend trip to New York (bonus post here!) and decided to knock #15 off the list while we were there.  With so many options, it was hard to pick a museum, but in the end, went with the American Museum of Natural History.  Image

Details: Information about hours, location and exhibits can be found here.

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#37 – Try 5 new fruit beers

I have a serious thing for cherry beer, but it can be difficult to find in Toronto, so Adam challenged me to try five new fruit beers.

Now that it’s summer, fruit beer seems to be everywhere, so we crushed this one, with seven new beers at this point.  Our favourites were the two watermelons and the Bar Harbor Blueberry.Image

Details: (top to bottom) Frambozen from Mill Street Brewery (Toronto)
Fruitstand Watermelon Wheat from Kensington Brewing Company (Toronto) enjoyed at Two Bite Saloon in Toronto
Hell or High Watermelon Wheat from 21st Amendment Brewery (San Francisco) enjoyed at Pod 39’s rooftop lounge in NYC
Bar Harbor Blueberry from Atlantic Brewing Company (Bar Harbour, Maine) enjoyed at Alphabet City Beer Co. in NYC
Strawberry Harvest Lager from Abita (Abita Springs, LA) bought from the Alphabet City Beer Co. in NYC
Apricot Wheat Ale from St-Ambroise (Montreal) enjoyed at the Victory Cafe in Toronto (also available at the LCBO)
Blueberry Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company (Long Island) enjoyed at The Frying Pan in NYC.

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