two after twenty

a cup of happy – mccafe pods.


I’ve been a coffee lover since forever. Okay, not forever – but probably since grade 8 (which, yes, is probably way too young). Throughout my university days, I was averaging maybe 4 cups a day (yes, too much!), but now I have about a cup every other morning and it’s always something I look forward to.

And yep, mornings are busy. We all know that feeling – hitting snooze way too many times, rushing around half-dressed and trying to wrangle together a quick smoothie and a coffee in the other hand (or maybe this isn’t as common and are just my mornings … either way). So when these McCafe pods came along, I can’t tell you how much easier these haphazard mornings became – slip in the machine, press “brew”, and there you go. One morning task off the checklist!

Also, when I first opened the bag to these pods, the strong aroma of fresh coffee hit me. It is so strong, probably because of the way these pods are constructed. 100% compostable (insert hand praising emoji here), with a mesh underside. Honestly, one less stress in the morning – cup, brew, coffee ready, boom.






colette grand café.


When I was freelancing, I looked everywhere in Toronto for different places to set up with a laptop and a nice steaming mug (and a power outlet – definitely a must). Looking back, I wish I had known of Colette Grand Cafe. Stepping into Colette is like stepping into a different world (especially during a Toronto winter, guh). It’s filled with life, subtle pastel colours reminiscent of a summer house, and it always smells glorious in here. And the atmosphere is usually in this perfect “middle zone” – not too loud, not too busy, but still with a steady hum of pleasant conversation so it’s not dead quiet. I still have to try brunch or an actual meal here (I know, I know, I still haven’t!), but for now, a few snaps from a quick coffee visit.






mums in the morning.


It’s been too long since I’ve posted! Things have been so hectic during this summer, which is such a lame excuse (I know), but hopefully some of you have been keeping up by catching a few glimpses through my Instagram feed.

I’ve been getting into the bad habit of not carrying around my Canon or 35mm out of convenience, and it’s such a hard habit to get out of sometimes! So I had a few mums lying around the other day, and I thought I’d take 5 minutes out of this busy summer schedule to share a few simple photos. And it felt really, really good. I don’t want to wait this long between posts again – in fact, I already have another post I’m editing right now. Sometimes you just have to take a second or two for yourself and be creative, y’know? :)