Te Aro

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There is nothing more satisfying than waking up and drinking your first cup of coffee. Whether it’s in the privacy of your home, or surrounded by like-minded people at a coffee shop, it’s more about the ambiance of having a coffee and what it entails that I love than the actual coffee itself. Mind you, I love my coffee very much.

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I’m a morning person, and like to get started on my daily to-do list at the crack of dawn if possible. Along with the satisfaction of having a cup of coffee, comes the satisfaction of crossing things off my to-do list. I won’t admit to how much I thrive off that. 😉

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In this post, I’m talking about my new pieces from The Peach Box. Rings are my thing, and I was so excited to receive a matching ring and bracelet set from their Roman Empress Collection. The roman numerals and clean lines found on both make for classic pieces, and I can pair them with literally anything I own.  I usually go for silver jewelry, but decided to switch it up by getting a rose gold bracelet to match the watch I recently picked up from Reitmans.

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I’ve decided to add an additional section to the blog called “Coffee and a Treat.” Here, you’ll be able to come along with me on all my food adventures- coffee included. Toronto has so much to offer in terms of places to eat, having cuisine options span from across the globe. We’re lucky to have such a diverse culture, with never ending options in terms of trying new menus.

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I had a mid- afternoon coffee and tea date with a friend at Te Aro. Located on Queen Street East, the converted auto shop has a relaxed, laid back feel to it. I first came across this place a few years back by fluke, and fell in love with their coffee and treats. This time around I tried a white pear tea (no added sugar necessary) and chocolate chip and sea salt cookie. I’m coming back for the cookies and asking for the recipe next time because they are so damn good!

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If you’re ever in the area, I would definitely recommend this place. It’s a hot spot on that side of town, so you might have to wait for a table to clear up if you’re looking to stay and enjoy your treats. We went there around 12:30 pm, and the place was packed. Other than that, I’ve got no complaints. 🙂

Final Rating: 4.5/5

All photos were taken by Rita Roque. Check her out here.

jacket: Forever 21 | top: Kit and Ace | bottoms: Reitmans | watch: Reitmans | bracelet: The Peach Box (here) | ring: The Peach Box (here)

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Special thanks to The Peach Box for partnering with me on this post

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