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I'm one day late than my usual Monday posts, but I promise it's going to be a fully packed blog entry today, plus a video too! Over the weekend I managed to check out a bunch of new spots in the city and  try new events and experiences. I went for a quick day trip to Gimli, Manitoba (1 hour from Winnipeg) and saw how the harbour was during winter time. It was so cool, literally and figuratively, to see the frozen water with all the ice fishing huts around. Food stops for the day included Flatland Coffee Roasters - a Gimli must, Thaw Bakery - a new fusion style bakery with French and Asian influences in their pastries (I highly recommend their Matcha Brioche), La Pampa - offspring of a downtown restaurant called Corrientes that specializes in gourmet Argentinian empanadas (over 21 varieties and is a family business with the friendliest owners).

I was also finally able to check out Mur Lifestyle's studio and space at the Exchange District. If you haven't heard of this online store yet, go and search them now and browse through the most beautiful selection of curated home pieces. Just like their entire aesthetic, their space was minimal, functional and charming. It was a pleasure to meet one of the owners, Joel to chat with him about the brand's vision and aspirations. I bought a couple of things that I'm excited to share on IG.

Later in the evening, I attended a Filipino pop up dinner hosted by Creme Del'Essence and Manila Nights. The event was called Hapunan (meaning 'dinner') and consisted of a 5-course meal with Filipino inspired dishes. To cap the night, my friends and I decided to head to one of the newest microbrewery in the city, Little Brown Jug. Nothing beats ending a long day with a nice cold pint of beer and LBJ totally delivered that.


In case you don't want to read through all that text, here's a video recap of my weekend adventures. 

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Finally got to sit down and edit videos from both my New York and Toronto trip last January. These are way overdue, obviously but I'm slowly getting used to doing these videos. Maybe, I might incorporate these more in future posts (especially that the weather is finally getting nicer out). Hope you enjoy!

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I'm trying to get back into blogging locally and so this time around I wanted to take you to my adventures last Saturday. I'm also trying something different by adding a video with today's post (and to be honest, I do share more details of my adventures in there than all the still photos). 

Coffee and Donuts from Parlour & Oh Doughnuts
Customized script Pop Up by calligrapher & artist, Kal Barteski
Lunch at Clementine cafe
Mud+StoneWhitehouseMadebyJosephine studio visit
Furniture hunting at The Shoestringpicker and 84 1/2 warehouse
Local greenhouse, Shelmerdine's opening day
Beer and Ramen at The Forks Market
"From Here and Away" community space opening night