James and I could not have had a better 24 hours in TO! We accomplished everything we wanted to. We’re officially done all of our Christmas shopping. I found the perfect place to do our “kid” shopping at every year (my excuse for a yearly TO getaway…) The Fairmont Royal York has been on my “life-to-do” list, and I finally got to stay there!! They treated us like royalty, it was great! We ate at a cute little Italian-inspired restaurant called Paese, which is right down the street from our next destination “The Royal Alexandra Theatre” where we saw “Rain” perform their Beatles Tribute. It was a great show!
Our Epic Restaurant breakfast this morning put our bellies to the max, so we had to walk it off and tour the area. We found out there’s a CN Tower CityPASS that includes the 5 most famous attractions in the area that we’ll definitely bring the girls to next spring.
The girls had a great time with nana and papa, and even slept the whole night for them! I guess I’m one of those crazy moms, but even being gone just one day feels weird to me…and I guess it’s the “mommy-guilt” that makes me always feel like whatever I’m doing, the kids should be a part of because they love seeing and doing new things….will the mommy-guilt ever go away???
All-in-all, a great day with my James!
James’ Caesar Salad (Yum!) and baked Octopus (Yuck!)
I have a thing for Christmas trees! and it just so happened that Friday was the official Royal York Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.
The somewhat creepy halls of the Royal York..