pinkschmink looking out over Lake Ontario to Toronto
With beautiful weather on our side, we spent the afternoon on a brief (and exhausting) tour of the Toronto Islands by quadricycle.

I Want To Ride My Bicycle


19th century architecture of the University of Toronto
A walk through the beautiful grounds of the University of Toronto ended in a delicious brunch ... but not the one we'd planned.

The Long Walk To Brunch



pinkschmink looking back at the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, Niagara
When your second full day of a trip starts at a winery before you take a helicopter over the Niagara Falls, you just know it's going to be a good one.

Falling For Niagara




pinkschmink in Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
I knew that our Toronto trip was going to be good when we stepped out of our Airbnb apartment building after we'd checked in onto a beautiful floor mural.

Touchdown in Toronto


Candles lighting the garden at the Brunel Museum
Hidden away in a quiet spot on the south bank of the Thames, there is a secret rooftop garden complete with a cocktail bar known as the Midnight Apothecary

The Midnight Apothecary



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On the last day of a holiday, I have a tendency to revisit the places I've been to check if I missed anything – and Antibes was no exception.

A Long Goodbye to Antibes


Beach at Nice looking towards Sant-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
A day beginning in search of local produce and local legends in Antibes ends with ice cream at Fenocchio and finding peace amongst the sadness in Nice.

Finding Peace in Antibes and Nice



View across the rooftops of Grasse
While Paris is home to the great French haute couture houses, another of France's most famous exports has its fragrant roots further south in Grasse.

Sights and Scents of Grasse


pinkschmink on the rocks beside the ramparts in Antibes
When we arrived in Antibes, the first thing I wanted to do was explore the winding streets of the old town. The second was to eat gelato.

Exploring Antibes