Happy Weekend + Links I Love


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Happy Sunday! How’s your weekend going? I adore Toronto in the summertime.

The Front Street Foods culinary market opened shop at Union Station on Monday. The 2015 Pan Am Games officially landed in Toronto on Friday and the city is set to play host to over 10,000 athletes and coaches from 41 countries and 250,000 visitors from around the world.

This weekend, I explored Old Town Toronto and joined in the Pan Am festivities. I hope you have a fun, relaxing one! Sit back and enjoy a few of my favourite reads this week…

+ Amanda Lindhout sells hostage story to Hollywood. I was beyond thrilled when I found out that the first book I read this year (and one of my favourites!) is moving to the big screen.

+ Watch: A warrior’s cry against child marriage.

+ An Ode to Statement Sandals. So shiny and new.

+ Just in case you were wondering: What It’s Like to Face a 150 M.P.H. Tennis Serve.

+ An Ice Cream Cone, a Ring, Then After 23 Years, a Promise. The sweetest love story.

+ This polka dot cake is almost too pretty to eat.

+ It’s that time of the year again: A guide to packing the perfect picnic.

+ Game changer: Misty Copeland leaped across barriers recently becoming the first African-American woman to be named a principal in the history of the American Ballet Theatre. And now, she’s landed the lead role in the Broadway musical, ‘On The Town.

+ Darling Magazine has partnered with International Justice Mission to end sex trafficking in the Dominican Republic. Catch up on their update posts here, here, and here.

+ This is wayyyy up there on my list of must-see summer movies.

Summer reading update: This week, I finished The Painted Girls, from my summer reading list. I can’t believe it took me this long to read it. A beautifully-written, mesmerizing read.

I also finished Laura Dave’s new summer novel, Eight Hundred Grapes. I found it incredibly refreshing and deeply satisfying.

Earlier this week, I checked out The Barbarian Nurseries by Hector Tobar from the library. I’ve never read anything by the veteran journalist. But this one grabbed me from the first page and hasn’t let go. I highly recommend checking it out.

Have a great week!

(Photo of Caroline and I at Nathan Phillips Square.)

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