Scenes From the Weekend: Sunfest.

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Hii there! How was your weekend? It was another busy one for me.

Dinner Friday night:

Pancakes

 

Kodiak Power Cakes with butter and syrup. I will never, ever get tired of breakfast for dinner on Friday nights.

Atticus was wondering why the grocery bag was following him around…

Chasing Tail

Silly puppy.

Saturday night, Eric and I ended up at Prince Albert’s for dinner, which is an adorable retro diner downtown. We ended up here for Valentine’s Day earlier this year and have been looking for excuses to go back.

In true diner style, we shared a vanilla milkshake:

Milkshake

 

And then I ordered the Jerk Chicken Burrito – rice, cheese, sauteed veggies, jerk-spiced chicken and pineapple rolled into a tortilla.

Burrito

 

It was awesome! I loved the pineapple addition. Eric got poutine – no surprise there.

This weekend was Sunfest - a large multicultural festival in London (Ontario) that always draws a large crowd. There’s four different stages playing all kinds of different ethnic music at any given time, tons of vendors, and fantastic food.

Music

 

This act brought out a belly dancer – it was really cool to watch.

It’s easily my favourite local event each year! So my mom, aunts and I headed downtown to check it out on Sunday afternoon.

Of course, I beelined straight for the food. I had been thinking Indian food but it felt too hot for curry, so I went to a Latin American tent.

Latin American food

 

I got a combo with salad and rice, a chicken tamale, a beef empanada, and a bean and cheese pupusa (I asked for pork and cheese, but I’ll take beans too). I need Central American food more often – particularly pupusas (thick tortilla stuffed with cheese and other fillings). One of my favourite things ever!

And then we shopped.

 For all my egg lovers out there:

Egg Shell Jewellery

 

There was a vendor there making egg shell jewellery – that’s different!

This vendor is there every year and I love the name:

Fairies Pyjamas

 

I guess that even fairies need pyjamas?

He does like to think that he’s a guard dog:

Pug On Patrol

…although he’s more likely to lick you to death than anything else.

But what if you like ricecakes?

Ricecakes

 

Whatever, still funny (Although most of the vendors focused on clothes and jewellery, clearly there were some random ones in there).

Oh, and if you wanted to go rock-climbing, that was an option:

Rockclimbing

 

Also a good way to win money, apparently. You had to climb to the top of the ‘advanced’ wall, but I don’t think I saw anyone make it past the first third on that one. I totally would have shown them all up, if it wasn’t for wearing a skirt and sandals ;-)

Satisfying the afternoon sweet tooth:

Gelato

 

Gelato! I love that that the small size included three flavours. I went with…something I can’t remember (it was vanilla and had chocolate flakes), ‘blue sky’ (which tasted like birthday cake…although why they wouldn’t just call it birthday cake, I’m not sure) and pistachio. I fully expected to like the ‘blue sky’ one best, but the pistachio surprised me. So good!

*Edited to add: the first flavour was stracciatella – thanks Lucie!

Oh, and I bought the cuffs and the ring at the festival. I wanted a leather cuff, but the vendor talked me into buying two and he threw the ring in there. I am easily sucked in…

I also bought a new pair of earrings:

Earrings

 

They basically make me feel like I should be wearing a toga and a crown of olive leaves. So…does someone want to have a toga party and invite me?

And I left the festival in a completely different outfit I went there in.

Romper

 

(forgive the hat head)

Yay romper! I hadn’t planned on buying any new clothes for a while after my last big shopping spree, but I thought it was cute. #worthit

That’s all for me today – have a great Monday!

<— Are you a fan of big festivals? What was the last one you went to?

<— In a spread of pretty much every cuisine possible, which one would you head to?

<— Egg shell jewellery: weird or awesome?

<— What did you do over the weekend?

38 Comments

  1. Ohhh I love festivals like that- especially with well..food.

    I can’t say I’ve had latin American cuisine before but that looks delicious! I recall having Tuscan and Korean (potato straws..so cool!). And no joke- the best fried chicken ever (Korean again!).
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  2. Sam! You gotta buy more rompers- they look great on you..loving it! Never seen egg jewellery before but one thing’s for sure- I rather eat my eggs than wear ‘em! Lately I’ve been craving Lebanese food so I’d probably head to that stall if it were an option. My weekend involved plenty of downtime, catching up with friends and seeing The Fault in Our Stars at the cinema- definitely worth a watch!
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    • Thanks Khushboo! I’ll keep an eye out for more And I loved that movie! We won’t even talk about how many times I cried in it…

  3. That festival sounds so cool and I love events like this. So Summer!

    I LOVE both outfits on you, so perfect!! The hat and the romper – supercute.
    Was that third flavor stracciatella? That’s how we call vanilla with chocolate flakes.

    I moved on the weekend
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  4. Cute romper! I love festivals too. The last one I went to was the Sound of Music Festival, but we didn’t end up staying long because we weren’t really into any of the bands haha. I’m hoping to go to some more this summer though – especially Rib Fest! Cannot wait!

    That plate of Latin American food looks seriously awesome. I don’t get to eat Latin cuisine often, but I really like it.
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    • haha I don’t usually go to Ribfest here, but if I’m craving some pulled pork I’ll have to make my way over there when it’s on!

  5. That romper is super cute on you! As for the earrings, I say we go to Italy and Greece and have a real yoga party
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  6. Sunfest sounds awesome and I LOVE your skirt/romper!!! I feel like you need to do a fashion post JUST SAYIN’
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    • Thanks lady! As for a fashion post…I have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to clothes 95% of the time. It’d probably be more funny than anything else! Maybe one day

  7. I adore festivals like that, and we have a tonne of them here in Edmonton over the summer. There’s one big one called Heritage Days that’s all about food and culture from all over the world… so they have basically every cuisine imaginable. It’s not always easy for me to find food I can eat at those events, but I definitely like seeing all the performances and listening to the music.
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    • The music is always great – we sat around and listened to a band from Zimbabwe for a while, which was awesome.

  8. Festivals! I don’t think I’ve ever been to one quite like that since they’re not really a plenty here in the Boston area, but they do look fun. Especially the food. And the clothes :D.
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  9. Oh yes, big fan of festivals. And gelato. Especially festivals with gelato…
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  10. Every year there’s a local festival all about food from different nationalities. I didn’t get to go last year, and I’m dying to go this year! They have the.best.gyros. there ever. The line is always ridiculously long but whatever, it’s so worth it!

    Sounds like you had a great weekend! But when good food is involved, how could it not be a blast?
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  11. That looks like so much fun (mainly just eating all that food, haha)! I don’t think I could narrow it down to a single favourite cuisine – I love me some Italian but I also love good old fashioned American food like burgers and ribs!
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  12. That festival sounds awesome! The vendors sound so unique, and all that food? Mouth watering I haven’t had gelato in ages, but you just gave me a hankering for it haha. The friends we stayed with this weekend have a pug that looks like Atti. Made me want one even more!
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  13. That romper looks amazing on you! Definitely worth buying! I really want a summer romper but with being 6ft 1, the proportions are always out of whack!

    Really like the egg shell jewelry, so different.

    If I could have any cuisine it would be Brazilian – mmmm meat!!
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    • I’ve never gone out for Brazilian food before! I would love to try it, although Bridesmaids has me a little bit paranoid…

  14. I was about to say – stracciatella! It’s my favorite.

    That sign is hilarious… but what if it’s a rice cake with #yolkporn?
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  15. I have breakfast for dinner most nights!
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  16. I love all of your purchases! That romper is really cute.

    I tend to gravitate toward Mexican or Japanese. I love Indian as well but I have that all the time here (including curries in way-too-hot weather…had to laugh when you wrote that), so tacos or sushi would be my go-tos!
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  17. The curiosity is killing me — what did The Faeries Pyjamas sell? I love the name so much!

    Your sun hat is fantastic, by the way. Wonderfully festive.
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  18. The romper was totally worth it. I’m not sure I could pull off the look, but you definitely do.
    It looks and sounds like you had a great weekend. I love going to festivals and I’m looking forward to the garlic festival coming up soon in Cleveland. Yep, it’s all about garlic although there was a rock climbing wall in years past for the kids. Random and still awesome.

  19. That Latin American food looks so good, I’m so jealous! And I’ve been craving a vanilla milkshake, isn’t that weird? You look so pretty in both the black tank & the romper!! Loving both!! xo
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