When the boys are away, the ladies will play! This past weekend, I had some of my first “alone time” since getting married and promptly filled it all with lady-dates with my friend and pseudo-roomie Lauren. Our man-friends did that thing where one decides to rent a condo in a certain building and the other immediately follows, so we’re only a few floors away from one another at all times!

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After a Friday evening carb-and-Minions-fest (more on that another day – we made pizza from 100% scratch!), we decided to walk it off with some Queen E. adventures. It started off with a trip to the Toronto Flower Market and ended with a stop at my most favourite place – Bobbette & Belle’s flagship shop!

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Have you been the to the flower market? This was my first time going and oh gosh, I need to get back for every one coming up, please. I was expecting a much larger event and was surprised to see it tucked away beside a car dealership on Queen St. E. I wasn’t expecting such gorgeous blooms and tasty treats to help with the heatwave, though!

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The (dairy-free) Blueberry Pie popsicle from The Pop Stand was to die for – it’s a shame my wedding’s passed because I would have loved to have some of this drippy, retro goodness there!

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It didn’t take long for me to locate & purchase all the peonies. My favourite flower is just slipping out of season and I was so happy to find such a beautiful bouquet that featured them from La Primavera Farms. I also picked up some deliciously sweet Sweet Peas from florabunda and they’ve been scenting our condo with their loveliness since the weekend. Are you ready for it?

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DSC04240[dress – Anthropologie / bow flip flips – Valentino / sunnies – Prada]

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We made the 1.5km trek over to Bobbette & Belle for their classic iced coffee and so I could introduce Lauren to their beautiful storefront…and buttery, flaky croissants. We ran into co-owner Allyson and I was so glad to be able to show off some photos from the wedding and the beautiful cake she designed for us. Seriously – go there and buy cake from them. You won’t regret it.

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Once we dragged ourselves away from Bobbette & Belle and all the cute vintage and housewares shops that dot Queen St. E., I rushed to find homes for my sweet new blooms. The Oh Joy! for Target (RIP) pitcher I picked up last summer was the perfect home for La Primavera’s bouquet and my crackled white little vase from Indigo housed the sweet peas beautifully.

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Aren’t they just stunning? I could stare at them all day, honestly. The next Toronto Flower Market is Saturday, August 11 – see you there! xo

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