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Found myself wandering around the Wolseley neighbourhood to check out the latest hang out place here called Verde Juice Bar. Only three weeks in, this spot has been creating a buzz among locals with their cold pressed juices, smoothies and acai bowls. I went on a very humid day so the Rise and Shine smoothie was the perfect choice for me. Aside from refreshing drinks, you can't deny that their interiors look so cool with all the succulents, wood furnishings and light fixtures. With my initial visit to Verde Juice Bar, I highly recommend everyone to check out this hidden gem in the city.


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I'm excited to start this week with a feature on one of the newest tea shop in the city. Located in the heart of the Exchange District, the Amsterdam Tea Room boasts itself of providing a wide range of loose leaf teas and beautiful teaware. I went with my friend, Erika who ended up buying a bunch of their blooming teas. I have to say these blooming teas are quite impressive. They come in a bundled ball form and once you steep them, they open up and bloom to be a bouquet of flowers in water. With three weeks since opening, the Amsterdam Tea Room is a promising addition to the downtown scene. As much as I am a huge coffee drinker, I have to give the love for tea too!


I finally caught up with Bahar, who I first met during the opening of a local boutique called Pinch of Creativity. I decided to grab some dessert with her over the weekend at the newest spot in the city, Buttercream by Alareen. I have heard of her pastries in pop up markets so it's really wonderful to see that she now has a space to cater to customers. She makes a variety of macarons, cupcakes, cake pops, square bars and cookies on a daily basis; as well as buttercream cakes that can be preordered a day before. Aside from the sweets, you can also get local ceramic wares from Mud+Stone, hand poured candles from Coal and Canary and cake toppers from Prim and Prairie. Whether you're suddenly craving for dessert or looking to get a customized cake for a special occasion, Buttercream by Alareen is a great option for everything darling and sweet. The shop is located at 709 Corydon Ave and is open Tuesday to Saturday (11am to 8pm)