Earlier this month, I managed to put everything aside here in Newfoundland and traveled to Ottawa for a few days. Despite my initial flight with Porter Airlines being cancelled, I had a wonderful trip and was smiling from ear to ear the entire time! Here are a few photos and tidbits from my trip–
ONE | I was pretty bummed out that my initial flight with Porter was cancelled due to fog on that Friday evening. Thankfully, I managed to rescheduled my flight to Monday morning (I am so grateful that my work allowed me to take the extra days off!). After arriving in Ottawa, my first stop was to hit up Magpie Jewelry and pick up the “Ottawa necklace” by Ottawa jewelry designer Lissa Bowie! It was actually the last one in stock, so I’m glad I got my hands on one ;)
TWO | Of course, I made several pitstops into Sephora, LUSH, the Hudson Bay Company, etc. PS: Did you know the Bay now sells Kate Spade jewelry!?
THREE | A trip to Ottawa isn’t a proper trip if shawarma isn’t involved ;) I was so excited to grab a chicken shawarma platter from one of my favourite places on Rideau street! The following morning, I woke up bright and early and had a lovely breakfast at the BagelShop in Westboro :)
FOUR | My days in Ottawa were jammed packed. I mean, I arrived late Monday afternoon; spent Wednesday in Toronto; and flew back to Newfoundland on Thursday afternoon. So, my schedule was super busy, as I tried my best to see old friends, co-workers, parts of town, etc. Thankfully, I did have a few hours to just sit, relax, and really enjoy the present moment.
FIVE | I really couldn’t have asked for better weather when I was there. It was fairly mild, and I even wore a sweater (no jacket!) during an afternoon walk through Westboro.
SIX | While in Westboro, I made a stop into one of my favourite cupcake places in Ottawa– the Cupcake Lounge! Oh so good!
SEVEN | Continuing with the food theme, I may have also stopped into the French Baker on Bank Street for some amazing french macrons!
EIGHT | One of my favourite things to do in Ottawa (usually on Sunday afternoons) is to have afternoon tea at Nectar Fine Teas! The spread is amazing, and the service is always top-notch!
NINE | While in Ontario, I decided to take a very late Greyhound bus to Toronto (at like, 1:00AM!). Not only did I want to see Laura and pop into Tory Burch and Kate Spade (ha!), but I also wanted to just visit Toronto again. I mean, it kind of blows my mind that I was living there in April (where my life was very different from what it is now). I left Toronto fairly abruptly, and not on the best terms… so I just felt I had to be back and just process a few emotions (whoa, #realtalk!).
TEN | After much shopping, Laura and I ended the day with a lovely lunch at Joeys! It was great visiting the city, and seeing a great friend :)
ELEVEN | My Greyhound bus left Toronto around 4PM, and I was super exhausted! I did end up getting a few goodies (including these adorable Kate Spade bow booties!), which I’ll blog about later on this week ;)
Although it was short, my trip to Ottawa and Toronto was perfect! I enjoyed every second there– and I am so incredibly excited for the spring, as I will be calling Ottawa my permanent home!