chocolate

Something Different at These Two PEC Wineries

Vacationing in Prince Edward County with my cousin and her family was a nice balance of adult and children activities. OK, I’m sure the kids felt otherwise when we weren’t at the beach. Anyway, after visiting winery after winery, you see the same things. This can be trying for everyone when your party includes kids. I was very happy to see something different at Waupoos Winery and Huff Estates.
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Image of chocolate pizza from Max Brenner in New York City

NYC Breakfast at a Chocolate Bar and Restaurant

If you’re in New York City and love chocolate, you’ll need to visit Max Brenner.  It’s a chocolate bar and restaurant located in the Union Square area (and in other states in America and overseas).  Its motto is: Max Brenner creating a new chocolate culture worldwide.  Actually, it serves more than just chocolate-related food, and it’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  So it’s a great place to go even if those accompanying you aren’t chocoholics.

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Image of an almond chocolate croissant from Brioche Dorée.

Talking About France at a Parisian Bakery Café in Toronto

The summer is slipping away too quickly. I’ve already seen leaves change colour in Toronto. Pretty odd in light of the beautiful, warm weather we’re still having. It seemed like almost yesterday when I met up with one of my blogger friends, Janice Chung. It was just before summer began. She had then recently returned from a five-and-a-half week trip to France and surrounding areas.

I wish we could go back to when summer was about to begin. Since that won’t happen, at least I can spend a few minutes remembering my delightful catch up with Janice at Brioche Dorée on King Street West in Toronto.

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Image of treats from Walt Disney World

Vacation Time to Defrost, Recharge and Enjoy Disney

A few weeks ago my family and I went to Walt Disney World to escape the cold Toronto weather and just be kids.  It was a wonderful trip, with lots to see and do while soaking up the sun in 30+ degree weather.  It was a trip where I was not connected to work.  This time around, it was easy as I am currently taking a break from the practice of law.  I pretty much only connected online to make and update my Disney FastPass+ selections (see my FastPass+ tips in this post below).  What freedom it was to not pull out my smartphone to check for messages.

It is unfortunate that when we are practising, we feel the need to always be connected.  Basically, we feel that our job security is on the line.  During my time practising, however, I was fortunate to have various mentors tell me that we all need to take time away from work to recharge.  I was even more fortunate that I had colleagues who could “babysit” my files while I was away.  Without a positive statement from someone more senior, I would have felt guilty taking time off.  Without helping hands, I would have felt that I needed to stay connected.

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