We go up to Toronto every few years and always have such a great time! We were so excited to bring the kids and they did great! It did rain pretty much the whole weekend, but we still made the best of it. We tried to get photos, but it’s not easy with two littles and living in the moment. Memories were made and that was the most important!
We left on Thursday afternoon and made it to about 40 minutes outside of the city before we were all starving. We stopped at a Japanese restaurant and ordered sushi and noodles.
We arrived at the hotel a little after 8 and the kids were blown away at how beautiful it was.
Our view from one of the windows.
The first thing I did was slip on that amazing Ritz Carlton robe and made myself some tea!
Brooke loved the robes too!!
Bradley took this photo!
I took a video and some blurry photos of the kids enjoying some warm cookies and milk delivered for them!
The man who delivered them told the kids to dunk them in the milk. They loved it!
Friday morning I scheduled a Hydrafacial (another post coming on that!) so hubby ran and got me a quick Starbucks breakfast and of course a Matcha Latte–Canadian soy milk tastes so different! This drink is not sweet at all up here. I still loved it. I also took a few minutes to work on my coaching!
Although it rained, the kids and Joe had a ball exploring a bit!
The kids could see the CN tower out of their side of the suite which was pretty cool.
Joe ordered an Uber and the kids had their first experience riding in one. They found a really yummy breakfast place (so good we went back all together on Saturday!)
Mama was still hungry since I didn’t eat anything for lunch, so we walked the wind and rain to this little restaurant/bar Gabby’s. I had a yummy goat cheese salad and Joe loved their wings.
Bradley is really getting into his selfies haha!
After our mini walk in the rain, we came back to chill in the hotel until our dinner. I stopped at the hotel bar and grabbed a glass of delicious rosé, threw on my robe and relaxed in bed. It was glorious!
We put on our fancy clothes and I was determined to get a family photo of the kiddos looking so adorable. The hotel had this beautiful Easter egg display that the kids loved. We were heading to dinner at East Thirty-Six.
I mean, come on!! I know I made them, but how cute?!
Always let them take a silly photo too!
They’re something else.
Saturday we went back to Cafe Landwer so that I could experience it!
The kids had pizza and it was really really good!
I went with an Eggs Benny Florentine—yum!
Nutella Hot Chocolate = bomb!
The boys had homemade vanilla ice cream
The kids & Joe loved the daily candy bar!
My little shopping spree at the mall consisted of a fun new black coat, sunnies, earrings and some skincare products. After shopping we did go swimming in the pool. Brooke loved it but Bradley wasn’t a huge fan…hoping to change that by the next vacation!
Brookie and the CN tower.
For dinner Saturday night we returned to Rodney’s. This place RUINED us for oysters the last time we were in Toronto! They were so fresh and never once do you get a shell.
We were proud that the kids at some butter noodles with scallops.
Joe enjoyed a Bloody Mary and a lobster roll. I had some really tasty Thai seafood soup.
On the walk back, Bradley cried because he wanted to Uber (LOL!) and we stopped so they could get a little mango ice cream which helped ease the crying a bit.
Sunday was Easter morning and the bunny sent Joe a photo text saying he hid the baskets at home, but the kids had a few eggs and some ears in the hotel waiting for them.
We went to Fran’s for breakfast–it’s right by the mall and super tasty!
Little rabbit ready for the ride home.
Once we got home they found their goodies and played a bit, before we hit up a restaurant for a quick dinner.
We didn’t end up at the Aquarium or the CN Tower, mostly because we didn’t have a ton of time up there, we wanted to relax a bit and enjoy our hotel, and it takes a long time to eat out at restaurants! We figured we will return again soon (maybe later this Summer or early Fall?!)
Overall it was just so nice to escape the everyday life, not have to cook every day, and most importantly spend some great quality time with just us four. Brooke and Bradley both loved the big city, the different foods, the fancy dinners and hotel. We can’t wait to explore many more places with them.