What girl doesn't love to doll up and spend the night out with her charming date? But more than fancy dinners, in my experience the casual dates are the ones that tend to be most fun. So in this spirit, here is my list of top ten favorite casual dates:
As a couple we are quite active and rollerblading is one of our favorite activities. In Toronto, we enjoy rollerblading on a dedicated path along the Lake Ontario waterfront.
It is nice to have rituals and a casual Sunday brunch is one of the favorites in my couple. In Toronto, we enjoy Mildred's Temple Kitchen in Liberty Village.
Play Offs and Beer
We enjoy attending hockey games and now that the play offs are on we enjoy watching them over beer and nachos at our local pub.
Attend a Sports Game
In the winter, we love hockey and in summer we enjoy baseball. There are always free games you can watch in a local park, and going to a Toronto Blue Jays game is on our June to-do list.
Grab a Tea/Coffee and Go For a Walk
I enjoy making grabbing DAVIDsTEA Luscious Watermelon tea to go and then going for a walk either in a park or along my favorite streets.
Skip on Dinner and Grab Dessert
Why not enjoy a lovely dinner at home and then head out for some dessert. Our Toronto favorites are Caffe Demetres or Summer's Ice Cream.
As an art buff, I love going to the gallery and E likes it or at least pretends to. In Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) has a Pablo Picasso exhibit on until August.
Who does not enjoy a good laugh? In Toronto, check out Yuk Yuks or Second City.
Go Shopping for Him
Going shopping for yourself with him in tow can be brutal, but going shopping for him is fun. Be sure to keep it brief, plus remember to be supportive and guide him.
I AM WEARING:
Gap Crewneck Pullover
Dallin Chase Patchwork Skirt
Kate Spade Little Blaine Purse
Marc by Marc Jacobs Big Idea Mirror Watch
Tai Weave Crystal Bracelet
J.Crew Classic Leather Ballerinas
Special thanks to my personal favorite Sunday brunch destination - Mildred's Temple Kitchen - who kindly offered a $50 gift certificate for a WithLoveGabrielle reader!
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Note: $50 gift certificate winner to Mildred's Temple Kitchen will be chosen at random on Sunday May 27th.