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The weather is extremely cold in Toronto these days, while we were thinking the spring has finally came, and winter just gave her last few shouts to us now. As such, nothing is better than a cup of hot coffee, especially in a warm, cozy place.

 

As part of our adventure, we love to go to variety of coffee places, experiencing different atmospheres and this week, we would like to introduce you our favourite chill spot – the Balzac’s Coffee -.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Balzac’s Coffee is located at Toronto’s Distillery District, and it would be a perfect place for you if you are looking to spend some quite, peaceful time to read or chat with friends. It definitely has a vintage feels to its interior, and it is very spacious inside, you could choose to sit either downstairs or upstairs. We always go upstairs so that it gives a better view for taking pictures.

During the summer time, the patio seatings open up for everyone to take a break from the hot and humid Toronto weather. It is great for “people-watching” (not in a creepy way!), and just to have a Parisian-style cafe experience in the Distillery main square. Balzac’s Coffee will also be offering variety of summer drinks starting …. hopefully soon haha

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They also hold cafes in many other locations across Ontario, so be sure to check it out if there is one near you. And apparently, each of Balzac’s locations are carefully picked for their historic significance and character! Their floor decoration is gorgeous, don’t forget to keep this in mind and you may take a picture with it. See hashtag #Ihavethisthingwithfloors on Instagram to create yours.

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Balzac’s Coffee also offers variety of cakes and cookies, along with their specially roasted coffee. This day, Yico ordered a cup of hot chocolate; and Yu got her Chai Latte. We spent about 1 hour in the cafe to keep us warm, talking about more inspirations for the blog, checking out Instagrams…and we enjoyed it. – Almost forgot to mention – they also have free Wi-Fi! Order a hot drink, have some desserts and enjoy your long, relaxing afternoon.

Comment down below to let us know your favourite coffee shop in Toronto!

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We wish everyone had a sweet Valentine’s day <3

Hi, I’m Yico. We thought it would be nice to start off by letting you know more about us. This week, I’ll be introducing myself, and next week, you will get to know Yu better.

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Now that you have a better feeling of who I am, I want to show you guys my visit to the Royal Ontario Museum this week.If you guys are thinking of going, it’s free for students on Tuesdays. I decided to take advantage of this discount, as I’m not going to be a student pretty soon (!!!)

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This hall has warm tone lighting, creating a gorgeous effect when it reflects off the windows2IMG_7674It was a windy day, so I chose a soft taro-purple knit. It’s a v-neck slouchy fit and hangs off the body really beautifully, looking effortless but still stylish. As the top is a looser fit, I decided to tuck it into a slim pencil skirt to balance my silhouette.It’s a lot warmer than it looks as the fabric is a closely woven knit. The triangular leather bag is from COS( A Swedish brand that under The H&M group, and recently opened their first Canadian store on Bloor St in Toronto). The lines are so simple and minimalistic but the shape is eye-catching. Although it looks small, it still has enough space for my phone, keys, and cardholder.

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I like how the skirt has a front slit, as it adds a bit of visual pizzaz.

This area is called the Stair of Wonders, and it is my favourite spot in ROM. You can see different shapes when you look from different angle. I recommend everyone to go check this unique place out. The walls of the Stair of Wonders are a bright white, providing an interesting contrast to the dark steps. It reminds me of a bar of chocolate…..now I’m craving for chocolate, haha.

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This gallery features “Treasures from Earth”. The rocks on display match the amethyst colour of my sweater

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Lastly, I have to mention my shoes! It’s a spin on the traditional converse, made in collaboration with the designer Jack Purcell. The black curve on the front of the shoe looks like a smiling face 🙂


♦ What I am wearing ♦

Leather Bag: COS

Sweater: Uniqlo (Similar)*

Skirt: Oak Fort (Similar) *

Shoes: Converse Jack Purcell

*My mom shipped them to me from China

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Hello World, we are Rhapsody Monday! We are soo excited that our dream finally came true. This is our first time making a blog together to share with the world what we love, and what we see in this busiest city in Canada, Toronto. We both love fashion, traveling, photography and of course, coffee breaks 🙂 Every Mondays are the days for us to explore the city, and to capture every intriguing moments, so stay tuned! If you love what you see in our blog, please don’t hesitate to comment down below! Enjoy.IMG_73591

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The temperature reached -10°c this day, which makes a thick (but super soft and comfortable) cocoon jacket an essential piece of the outfit. And of course, LAYER, LAYER, LAYER. I’m in love with this ASOS turtle neck jumper dress (links down below), with endless possibilities to layer with other fashion pieces.

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Turtle neck is my all time favourite. I feel like I have bought 5 pieces turtle neck sweater for this winter, and 3 of them are grey. The wool scarf from Acne Studio is long and big enough to keep me warm from the wind and coldness in Toronto. You can see I’m a huge fan in GREY because this colour can go with anything, especially most of my coats are dark colours. To give my outfit a vivid look, a pair of pink cigarette pants helps balance the colour tone. The Stan Smith from Adidas is definitely a must have for everyone. It’s so comfy and the minimal look makes it easy to match any style.

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Rhapsody Monday


♦ What we are wearing ♦

→ Yu ←

Jumper Dress: ASOS

Shoes: Zara

→ Yico ←

Scarf: Acne Studio

Shoes: Stan Smith

Cigarette Pants: ASOS (Similar)

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