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Plant World

Attention all plant lovers in the greater Toronto area: visit Plant World for all your planting needs. Or just go to swoon over all their plants. 

I went to Plant World in February when they were having a 30% off sale on all tropical plants and orchids. 

Plant World has anything you could need to grow and nurture your plant babies. They also have the coolest planters to put your plants in. Such much plant decor, so little space in my small condo. Sigh. 

Check out the decor and plants I photographed, as well as the succulents and cacti I took home: 

Ryerson University Student Learning Centre

Check out the Student Learning Centre at Ryerson University for some natural wood backdrops and pops of colour in your photos. 

When you first walk in, you’ll see rows and rows of long oak benches. Definitely worth snapping a photo here. 

Each floor in the student centre has its own theme. I went on a Sunday thinking that it wouldn’t be busy, but there were students studying on most floors. Good for them. Not good when I’m trying to get some photos though haha. 

Unfortunately I didn’t snap any photos of the exterior of the building because it was too cold outside. Hoping to stop by again soon to get a photo of the architecture. 

The7TO Hudson’s Bay Art Installation

Free art installation in Toronto? Sign me up! 

The7TO is a free pop up art installation hosted on the seventh floor of the Hudson’s Bay near Eaton Centre. It has themed spaces where you can snap a photo with a dinosaur, in a ball pit, or against a floral wall. 

The7TO has the following photo areas:

Dinosaur Butterfly wallFlamingos (Didn’t get a photo of this one)White ball pitCake land Chrome balloon entryway Hanging party streamers   Optical illusion wallFloral wall

My only qualm with the art installation is that most of the installations are not well lit. The ball pit was near the windows, so there was a decent amount of natural lighting. But the other art installations just had spot lights, which kind of messed with my photos. 🙁

Check out my photos at The7TO below:

8 Thrifting Tips

I’m constantly revamping my closet. Thrifting has been a blessing on my wallet and hopefully planet Earth too.

I’ve learned a few things throughout my thrift store trips. Hope these tips help you out too. Happy treasure hunting thrifty friends!

Know your style preferences and gaps

Yes, clothes at thrift stores are relatively inexpensive. But there’s no sense is buying clothes you won’t wear. Get to know yourself and the styles, colours, and materials you like. 

Go through your current wardrobe. Familiarize yourself with the clothes you have. Don’t double up on the same top just because you forgot you already had something like it.

Plan your outing

I like to go thrifting in the mornings on weekdays or weekends, or late in the evenings on weekdays. I find that these are the least busiest times at my local thrift store. When it’s less busy, I can quickly get a change room and I don’t feel

Thrifting Forever 21 Jeans

Don’t buy Forever 21 jeans brand new again. Seriously, don’t. You can always find a pre-loved pair at your local thrift store.

I can always count on my local Value Village stocking some pre-loved Forever 21 jeans. I guess because Forever21 jeans usually range from $15-35 and typically go on sale, so they just end up being donated once they no longer spark joy.

I thrifted these high-waisted Forever 21 jeans for $8.99. I really like the bottom detail and loose threading. They’re a perfect fit for me and stop just above my ankles. 

These jeans are in excellent used condition. TBH I don’t think these were worn much by the previous owner.

Rosalinda Restaurant

Looking for a cool vegan restaurant with the best plant decor in Toronto? Check out Rosalinda. Rosalinda serves “vibrant, feel-good vegan Mexican cuisine”. 

A few weeks ago I ate at Rosalinda with a friend. It was my first time eating at a vegan restaurant, and I have to say their food is soooo good! Flavourful and yummy.

Bear with my gluttony here. As I’m writing this blog, I’m realizing just how much food we ordered. But hey, in our defence, we didn’t eat breakfast and had been walking all morning. 

We ordered:

Veggie frittersAvocado tostada Roasted cauliflower tostadaTriple chocolate mousse Tres leches cake 

Rosalinda’s food is amazing. I would definitely go again if I was in the area. And I would recommend it to all my friends. 

Not only is their food good, but their plant decor is absolute goals. I spent the whole time swooning over their plants. I couldn’t capture everything, so you’ll have to go