My best friend Courtney Sanders wanted to celebrate her milestone birthday in Toronto, so off we went. Most admirable was the fact that she has a 3-month-old baby who she is actively breastfeeding. She actually planned out the weekend so that she could pump while she was away from him. So fascinating! More on babies later. Anyway—we had a fantastic time. See the details below.
The Anndore House was situated in a very interesting part of the city. It was a significantly smaller building than many of the high-rise residential buildings that surrounded the block, dwarfing it and making it seem even more boutique-y than it already felt.
Had this delicious avocado toast two days in a row over at the Anndore House restaurant Constantine in Toronto.
Obligatory tropical plant photo.
The dining area took up the majority of the ground level, where Constantine was split into three areas, outdoor, bar, and inner restaurant.
One thing I really enjoyed about the decor was the use of warm jewel tones and round edge detail in the accessories and furniture.
The outdoor areas were surprisingly cozy given the proximity to a fairly busy street. I felt completely comfortable on the banquettes, and loved the subtle texture in the textiles.
Ferns adorned and hung from the ceiling.
A lived-in bathroom. New York subway tiles and gray grout against bronze shower hardware for fresh feel on a clean vintage look.
Shorter buildings were surrounded by huge residential structures, which I was not used to seeing (and was also a little jarring). This was the view from across the street.
This charcoal-infused coconut ice cream was just as mysteriously delicious as it looks. I had a green-tea scoop layered beneath this one and in the future I'm going to get just the charcoal. It was seriously good.