to replenish my soul
& celebrate a belated valentines day.
we checked into our little hotel
with a view of spadina's chinatown
and to the right, downtown & the cn tower.
during our short stay,
we walked to nearby queen street west
for a bite to eat in a gloriously casual pub
before strolling the streets
and enjoying the fading of the sky as the sun set.
then a few games of pool
before settling into a dark restaurant
to share a lamb burger, chicken kebabs
and stand up comedy
featuring some of the best in canada.
under the sparkling street lights
and cuddled under a cozy, fleecy blanket.
waking to bright & sunny skies
(and slightly warmer weather)
we ventured out into kensington market
- a quirky, authentic, slightly disheveled
and completely delightful neighborhood -
to enjoy authentically mexican tacos
and a few beers
from a little hole-in-the-wall restaurant
before settling down at a dark wood table
in a starkly white cafe
to enjoy americanos, oolong teas,
and pleasantries with torontonian baristas.
sadly returning home,