Wishlist 2016

My last post was my 2015 wishlist. Woops. LOL.

♥ (Saks) Memo – Marfa EDP – [Link here]

♥ Illume candle – Thai Lily – [Link here]

♥ Sephora Collection – Holy Sheet – [Link here]

♥ Benefit – Bigger & Bolder Brows – [Link here]

♥ (Saks) Jo Malone – Lime Basil & Mandarin Candle – [Link here]

♥ (Saks) Jo Malone – Pomegranate Noir Candle– [Link here]

♥ Stella & Dot – Jolie Sparkle Chain Link Necklace – [Link here]

♥ Stella & Dot – Pave Wishing Bracelet – [Link here]

♥ Ted Baker – Olliia Porcelain Rose Wash Bag – [Link here]

♥ Kate Spade – It’s A Tie Bow Reversible Earrings – [Link here]

♥ Kate Spade – Out To Lunch Tote – [Link here]

♥ Voluspa – Maison Metallo Candle – Laguna – [Link here]

♥ Also I’ll be happy with some succulents (cute ones for my desk)

There’s no need to get me books! If you really want me to read a book (that you absolutely love and think I will love), please feel free to email me the title instead.

Wishlist 2015

Since a few people have asked, I guess I’ll come up with a few things that are nice to have this year.

Chloé – Love Story – [Link here]

Tory Burch – Zip card key fob – [Link here]

Kate Spade – Dainty Sparklers Bar Y necklace – [Link here]

Kat Von D – Shade & Light Contour Palette – [Link here]

Sphero BB-8 Droid – [Link here]

—And thanks to GBBO, I’d like some baking supplies—

Silpat mat – [Link here]

Williams-Sonoma Pastry Tools – [Link here]

Williams-Sonoma Gold Touch Non Stick Cooling Rack – [Link here]

Traditional Flour Sifter – [Link here]

Ateco Pastry & Decorating Tips – [Link here]

I’ll appreciate whatever you get me but please don’t buy me books.

Afternoon tea at Annvita Tea Room

On Halloween 2015, Yuki and I decided to try the newest tea room near my place, Annvita Tea Room. It opened a few months ago but I never got a chance to visit it til now.

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Don’t let the grungy parking lot or the neighbouring chicken store fool you, it’s a pretty tea room inside.

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Here is their menu. Probably the prettiest but also the worst menu (read: overwhelming) I’ve ever come upon. It makes the mistake of having too much content. I love reading but I do NOT want to sit around reading through a menu. I’m not kidding. There are tabs on the menu and someone needs to come by and spend 10 minutes explaining everything for you to understand.

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Like most tea rooms, they do have tea leaves for you to smell but they have SO MANY teas to choose from that they have the samples divided per table.

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After navigating through that menu, we finally decided on afternoon tea for two which came to $90. The tier arrived before the tea which is not usually the case.

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FINALLY the tea arrived. This was actually pretty good. I mean, probably one of the better teas I’ve had to be honest. What’s the secret? They brew the milk IN with the tea. Blasphemous. But I don’t care, I’m not a purist. It was exactly the kind of sugary and creamy goodness I was looking for. 😛 It even came with a mousse with cracker.

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For the savory tier, we have a ham and cheese croissant, a chicken salad croissant, shrimp & salmon cracker, more ham, and pineapples wrapped with bacon. (Yo dawg we heard you like pork)
As you can see, they only gave us one of each sandwich which baffles my mind considering how much we’re paying for this. So I ended up with the ham. It was OK. I can’t comment on the chicken. The shrimp salmon cracker was also mediocre. I found the bacon too dry – saved by the pineapple. The ham slices were dry but ok for flavour.

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Now this is where they shine! Their scones were delicious. One was a regular scone the other a rose flavoured scone. The seafood puff tasted too seafood-ey. (Before you say that I’m picky, let it be known that I was a pescetarian for over 2 years so when I say something is seafood-ey, I mean it!) The madeleines were forgettable. Yuki said the kiwis were green/raw.

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Their tiramisu was delicious! But why is there only one?! The macarons were also soft so I was pretty pleased with that. I could have done without the other two desserts.

All in all, it was a decent tea room. Would I return again? Not if they continue to charge that much for half the portions!
However, if the downtown area is too far for you, Annvita is a decent option uptown.

Annvita Tea Room
annvita.com
5437 Yonge Street,Toronto, ON
(647) 505-5666