Body Bar (lack of) Massage Review

Body Bar massage Groupon

Screenshot of my purchase of the Body Bar massage

June 19, 2019:  I bought a 60-minute massage Groupon deal back in February.  Since then, I have tried several times to call Body Bar (located at 115 Apple Creek Blvd, Unit 4, Markham) to schedule an appointment to redeem my Groupon.

The first couple of times I called, no one picked up but I received a recorded message informing that they only have massage appointments a select few days of the week and that Continue reading

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Vegan Food at Copper Branch

Copper Branch Markham

Copper Branch located at 180 Enterprise Blvd in Markham

May 26, 2019:  I was first exposed to Copper Branch earlier this year as part of a Yelp event.  I returned here with Tracy to try out the vegan selections further.

Everything is made from vegetables and fruit or soy proteins on their menu, so that all of the “meat” are actually mock meat.  It’s one of the newest restaurants to hit the downtown Markham area at Birchmount and Highway 7. Continue reading

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I hate wedding planning and coordinating. I hate having to involve other people that I have to rely on and trust for an apparent special day of my life. Continue reading

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Brunch at Starving Artist Waffles & Espresso (Markham)

Starving Artist Waffles & Espresso eggs benny

Starving Artist Waffles & Espresso located at 5762 Hwy 7, Unit 3 in Markham

May 26, 2019:  I had heard about Starving Artist for a while, so when I realized a few months ago that there is a Markham location to this waffles-focused breakfast franchise, I was ecstatic to visit it with some friends.

Starving Artist Waffles & Espresso is located on Highway 7 east of McCowan Road and just before you reach Markham Road.  It’s Continue reading

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Authentic Italian Dinner at Sud Forno (Yonge)

Sud Forno fried cod

Sud Forno located at 132 Yonge St in Toronto

May 22, 2019:  I think Sud Forno is a hidden gem that hardly anyone ever talks about!  Why is that?  (Perhaps because it is newly opened only since July 2017?)

Thanks to us leaving early from work and the original restaurant that we wanted to go to being full, we took Nancy’s advice and headed to Sud Forno for dinner at around 6 p.m. on a Wednesday night.  I didn’t even know Continue reading

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All You Can Eat Dinner at Yummy Sushi in Richmond Hill

 Yummy Sushi storefront

Yummy Sushi located at 1480 Major Mackenzie Dr E in Richmond Hill

May 18, 2019:  We decided to go for an all-you-can-eat sushi dinner on a whim.  I wanted to eat a variety of tapas, particularly more vegetables, and it seemed an achievable goal with a Japanese style all-you-can-eat restaurant.

We looked up local AYCE restaurants and Yummy Sushi stood out in having one of the cheaper dinner options Continue reading

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Saturday Brunch at Provo FoodBar

Provo FoodBar brunch

Provo FoodBar located at 308 Dundas St W in Toronto

May 12, 2019:  Our visit to Provo FoodBar confirmed to me why you should never decide on a restaurant when you’re hungry.  …

Provo FoodBar is located on Dundas Street West directly across from the Art Gallery of Ontario.  After our Sporting Life 10K run at 10:30 a.m., we were looking for a restaurant for brunch just like last year.

While on the Dundas streetcar, Provo FoodBar was the first restaurant that popped up in my search along our route that had high ratings and was open for brunch.  We Continue reading

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