Posts tagged art
Sunny Sunday

What's better than going coffeeshop-ing back to back on the weekend? Not many things, in my books.

Took the long way around to get to Rooster Coffee House this afternoon. I've met up with my mum here before; this place is the perfect spot for a date, to catch up with a friend, or just to do homework like I'm doing today. 

As you can see, this place is always hopping, so the best way to get fast service here during their rush hours is to order their brewed self serve coffee! Its affordable and very tasty, made from their in-house beans. And of course I couldn't go without a pastry... today's choice was a pecan tart, and I must say its the best one I've had in a while.

I always bring my favourite notebook along with me to jot down inspirations. Its made by Rifle Paper Co. and Garance Doré and the blush pink of the book just happens to match with my favourite watch! (can you tell its my favourite colour next to yellow?). 

"Make a wish" it says on the coffee cup, which actually was a surprisingly big pick-me-up after a bit of a rough day. The little horseshoe doodle inspired me to try my hand at some more coffee cup art - phases of the moon! I'm going to have a huge collection of these custom cups at this rate. 

Happy weekend to everyone! xo Merike


Walk in the Park

What a beautiful fall Saturday! I've been meaning to go to this coffee shop on my street since I moved to Toronto in August. I've walked by it and its witty chalkboard sign everyday and never stopped by. Don't know why... of course I've been busy but not too busy to stop by a cute tiny bakery!

Since the sun was shining and I wanted an excuse to wear my favourite sweater and mittens to the park down the street, I decided today was the day to go to Andrea's Gerrard Street Bakery. 

There's a beautiful chandelier and you can watch the bakers at work, with their aprons making what they call "wee cakes".. the cutest little cakes in every flavour. There were way too many pretty pastries to choose from so I went with the classic chocolate chip cookie and americano coffee.

Decided to do some coffee cup artwork after walking to Riverdale park which I feel like is my own tiny central park right close to home! Been meaning to start this project for a while too.