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Remember this pop up restaurant post from The King + Bannatyne Sandwich Shop? Well, they were at it again over the weekend and I made sure not to miss it. This time, they served some porchetta sandwich with spice roasted pineapple and jalapeƱo coleslaw. A newly opened dive bar called Handsome Daughter hosted this event and it was perfect since the main mural inside was done by a local visual artist named Dany Reede. Similar to previous King+Bann pop ups, they invited another local artist to give away some hand screened prints and showcase more of his work. Art and Food LOVE!


In case you aren't following me on instagram, I just recently got back from a tropical vacation last week. Please bear with me as I share an older ootd I have in my drafts folder. I'm still in the process of organizing my pictures so that I can share some travel diary posts here soon.

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A few weeks ago, I was able to drop by Flash Boutique (corner of Graham & Vaughan). This 3-month pop up shop showcases local artisans with their homemade and vintage items for sale. The shop has everything from handmade knits, framed paintings/photos/prints, potted succulents, skincare items, vintage pieces and accessory trinkets. So if you're into etsy, diy and all things crafty, be sure to check out their location downtown before the end of 2014.

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After blogging about local cafes 12, 3, 4, 5 here, it was only a matter of time that I share with you my simple joy that is Parlour Coffee. Situated in the heart of downtown Winnipeg, Parlour gives me the best reason to catch my bus early so that I can spend time in their space before heading to work. And here's a shameless admission; I love going here to grab a latte, stuff myself with infamous Oh Doughnuts and people watch by the window. Seriously, best spot downtown.

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In line with the WWIM10 (world wide insta-meet 10yrs), I went to an instagram meet up hosted by these people here in the city. It was a last minute decision and I'm glad I went despite the chilly weather. I'm new to IG (just started last summer) and I enjoy discovering local events, people and places through it. Although I didn't stay throughout the entire photowalk downtown, it was really cool to meet the faces behind some of the people I follow.

Special shoutout to this lady, Michelle of Full Belly, Worn Soles! So nice to meet you!
For more instagram goodness, follow me at instagram.com/animatedconfessions

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This is what you call indian summer! Since we were blessed with great weather, I decided to go biking around downtown to get some snap shots of the beautiful autumn season. I also stopped by a porchetta & meatball restaurant downtown called Little Maria's. It's this little kitschy diner serving meatballs, pasta & sandwiches. For dessert, they have fresh baked pies, cannolis & baklava.
Check them out here.