Halo Espresso Bar

Happy Labour Day Babes! 

It has been a hot minute since my last post but I have been SO crazy busy up here in Toronto! I did make time to collaborate with a new coffee shop that just opened in Mississauga though and I am super psyched to share it with you guys. 

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Halo Espresso Bar is about to become your new favourite spot to grab coffee in Mississauga. They opened a little over three weeks ago and are already gaining so many loyal fans. How could they not with some of the BEST coffee I have had in the GTA!?

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First off Halo roasts all their own coffee in store. I love coffee shops that do this, it really makes for a better coffee. So that caught my eye and heart right away.

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They also make all their cookies and pastries fresh in store. How delicious do these all look? Trust me when I say they taste even more amazing than they look if that is even possible! 

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The actual store is also too cute! I love how open and airy the entire place is. Plus the lightening is PERF for pictures aka the Gram ;)

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Look at that menu! I don't know about you guys but I literally want to try E V E R Y T H I N G. While I didn't get to try literally everything I did get to work my way through quite a few drinks so let me show you what I tried. 

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These are the drinks I got from he top to the bottom, the Coconut Chocolate Latte, the Triple Caramel Latte, a regular latte, and the Pumpkin Spice Latte.

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If you're not into coffee than you could get this refreshing iced tea which is FAB and super low cal. They even have cold pressed juices for all the juice lovers out there.

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Halo has also recently added food to their menu. I personally tried the Turkey Breast Croissant and it was DELICIOUS. I would definitely recommend!

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If you live in Mississauga or are ever up for a visit Halo Espresso Bar is a MUST visit. You won't find a better coffee shop around trust me ;)

As always if you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them down below or find me on any of my socials and slide into my DMs!

I hope you all have a fantastic Labour Day babes!

Xoxo,

Alex

Whatever Sprinkles Your Donut

**WARNING DONUT PORN AHEAD**

Hey there guys!

As per my warning this post is going to be a "hole" lot of donuts and if that is going to kill your diet by giving you crazy craving stop here, but if you're ready to lust over some amazing donuts LETS GET INTO IT!

Shoutout to my Mom who took these photos and didn't notice the HAIR TIE ON MY WRIST!

Shoutout to my Mom who took these photos and didn't notice the HAIR TIE ON MY WRIST!

I had the pleasure of being invited to Wow Donuts & Drips to try some of their fab donuts, lemonades, and coffee. This was probably one of my favourite collaborations because 1. FREE DONUTS DUH  2. The place and the donuts were HELLA aesthetic and taking pictures in there was a freaking breeze. 

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I'm going to take you through my donuts so here we go. The first one is the Pina Colada donut. It is just amaze as it sounds you guys. Literally too delish! The second one is Over the Rainbow AKA the most beautiful donut ever made. The third is Banana Spilt! One of my personal faves BTW. The fourth is Orange Creamsicle and it's crazy how much it tastes like the real thing! Last but not least the fourth is the Lord of the Ring donut. It is covered in gooey chocolate and pretzel bites, donut porn at its finest ;)

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Still mad about the hair tie *FacePalm*

Still mad about the hair tie *FacePalm*

Now on to their coffee. I love that they give you the coffee plain and let you create whatever your heart desires. You can add your own syrups and milks which I thought was super cool. I am definitely a fan of being able to control what is going into it!

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Their lemonades are also insanely good. I tried the Strawberry Coconut(pictured) and Watermelon lemonades, both did not disappoint. They aren't too sweet and are perfectly refreshing in the Texas heat. 

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Now I would like to share my own personal creations, I am currently looking for names for them so feel free to give me any suggestions ;) Also if WD&D wants to name on after me FEEL FREE GUYS! 

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I mean come on! How gorgeous are the Basic Blogger B*tch creations?? They are a snack and drink all in one, plus they are perfect for the gram ;)

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I really can't find a single negative thing to say about Wow Donuts & Drips. They have the prettiest and most delicious donuts in Plano. I definitely recommend stopping in to get some donuts and super cute pictures for your socials! Oh and if all that doesn't sell you, WD&D also makes all of their donuts fresh so there you go! No excuses to not go check them out ;)

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As always if you have any questions or comments leave them down below or find me on any of my socials and slide into my DMs. 

Happy Hump Day!

Xoxo,

Alex

 

Brunching at Iron Cactus

Happy Sunday Babes!

Also known as BRUNCH DAY!!!  Speaking of brunch I am so excited to share one of my new favourite brunch spots with you guys, you definitely will be wanting to hit this place after reading this post trust me ;)

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Iron Cactus had me come in to try their brunch last week and OH EM GEE you guys! It was one of the best brunch experiences I have had in a while, and you know I am basically a Brunch expert so trust me when I tell you it was AMAZE!

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The brunch at Iron Cactus is an all you can eat buffet for $18. They have everything set up in this gorgeous room and you can just walk around and choose whatever you're feeling for that day. So many options, so little time!

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I tried a little bit of everything, I got the Huevos Rancheros, the Mexican Casserole,the Cheese Enchiladas with some Fajita Meat on the side because I wanted EVERYTHING, and then some salad because ya know health.

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For dessert I decided to hit up the waffle bar because I am all about some waffles y'all. I added some of the fruit from the fruit bar too! The waffles are made fresh and they have all the toppings set out so you can top it however you want. 

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Now on to the DRINKS!! Iron Cactus knows how to get lit you guys! They have over 100 different kinds of Tequila and they also have the El Agave Marg that was rated the best in Dallas! 

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I loved their cocktails SO much(clearly you can tell). First of all they are FREAKING adorable and they also tasted delicious. I would definitely recommend you try the cocktails and margaritas because they are out of this world good!

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I recommend brunching at Iron Cactus 1000% and I will personally be going there again because they have won my little brunch loving heart. Everyone was amazing and so was the food. Thank you so much to Iron Cactus for having me come in!

If you guys have any questions or comments leave them below or find me on any of my socials also linked below! 

I hope you all have had a great weekend!!

XOXO,

Alex

*Iron Cactus invited me to try brunch on them but all opinions and thoughts are my own*