Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Beach - Toronto

yesterday I was lucky to get a tour around the area The Beach in Toronto from Tracey

it is an area East of the city and I had a wonderful visit

with all the delicious treats and wonderful time together, I felt like celebrating my birthday!

I hope you are ready for a sweet and colorful report...

Tracey first showed me a fantastic cupcake house Life is Sweet

absolutely delicious homemade cupcakes

and beautiful warm accessories from the HoneyBea DesignHive

we went to her beautiful and light house, where I felt right at home

the light colors remembered me of our apartment in Amsterdam

if you know Tracey's blog Helana and Ali, you will know about the beautiful felt creations she makes

they were everywhere and so pretty in real life

after that, as if this all was not enough yet, we went to Bobette & Belle

it is one of those places where everything is pretty and delicious

we enjoyed the macaroons to the max

and decided we both have to get married again, to have an excuse to order one of these pretty cakes

~ to the same guys, that is ~

how is that for a quote

~ enjoy and let them eat cake ~ 

such a wonderful place to sit and drink tea with a sweet treat

the weather was beautiful

we walked along Queen Street East and took a look at vintage shops in the neighbourhood Leslieville

beautiful city parks along Queen Street

and a wonderful fabric shop macFAB where fabric was 50% off

so here I am at home

with a box full of super delicious cupcakes

beautiful fabrics on my table and my mind full of wonderful memories to a fantastic day

and I am happy and thankful to be able to share this beauty with you!

how is your week going so far?


  1. Yum, yum, yum. It already feels like spring looking at your blog. I don't think my week's been as fun as yours! x x

  2. Hi Maaike,

    I love the photo's and the vintage shops are great.
    jammer dat alles zo ver weg is...
    Wat was het vanmiddag gezellig, je moeder was in de winkel en ze vertelde dat zij binnenkort naar je toe komt, HOW GREAT!
    Jij vermaakt je prima zo te zien en ik ga je volgen anders moet ik straks weer aan je moeder de naam van je blog vragen!
    Geniet straks van elkaar en tot de volgende keer.

    Groetjes van Jayne (de Zinkenviool)

  3. so sweet...and mouth-watering! I wish I was there right now!
    Ana BC
    Lanas & Hilos

  4. oh my gosh....what eye candy....I enjoyed every minute!!! thank you

  5. How I wish I could have joined you. Your day out seemed to be one of the greatest ever!!! Look at that floral fabric with bright pink and greens... Is that a Michael Miller? I think I've spotted it somewhere online... Right up my alley. Aaaaaahhh, lets have cake. Now I am off to work followed by another weekend skiing. That is not to bad either. :D

  6. Oh my! Eye candy from where I sit. What an absolutely exceptionally glorious day! Love the colors in all your images. To be there would have been delightful for sure. Glad to see that you had beautiful weather for your outing. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

  7. Oh my goodness Maaike, almost too much prettiness to take in! What a lovely day you look to have had. The cake shop is divine, and your friends house, so lovely. I shall go and check out her blog right away! Have a great weekend, love Linda x

  8. Wat een heerlijk blogje! Ik heb er weer van genoten.


  9. Beautiful images Maaike. My favourite are all the cakes lined up. And I don't know for one of those cakes ... I might marry someone else ;) I've already been busy with my fabric finds ... how about you?!

  10. gorgeous! I love bobbette and belle, they catered the desserts for my baby shower and everything was so delicious....I think I might have eaten about 30 cupcakes and macarons...mmm

    it looks like you and Tracey had a beautiful day in the beach and leslieville!

  11. What a gorgeous day! I love how the flowers on the cake flows right into the bouquet of flowers in the same color. And all the buildings are beautiful, filled with bright clean light.

  12. Hi Maaike, I am glad I found your blog too! So great to find like minded people in the GTA!
    These pictures are really pretty, looks like you had a lovely day!
    Happy weekend to you!

  13. ALLEEN maar foto's waar ik 'oooh' en 'aaah' bij roep! Zo mooi allemaal! Dat is heerlijk nagenieten en meegenieten zo!

  14. Such beautiful cakes! I would have loved one of those for our wedding! x


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