A few weekends ago, two friends took me out for a birthday brunch. Our first stop: Lettuce Love Cafe--"Canada’s First 100% Gluten-free Vegan Restaurant"!
Cup of tea #1: Earl Grey tea with almond milk.
My chocolate chip pancakes came with fruit, tempeh (a soy product) and potatoes. Topped with maple syrup and coconut whipped cream, the yummy chocolate pancakes tasted just like regular pancakes!
Our next stop: Kelly's Bake Shoppe for dessert!
The award-winning Kelly's Bake Shoppe's sweet treats are all gluten-free, dairy-free, and peanut-free.
Cup of tea #2: Lemon meringue latte with coconut milk--a tasty dessert in a cup!
The double chocolate donut enjoyed by my companion. I was still full from our brunch so I took home a triple fudge brownie (not pictured) and enjoyed its chocolatey goodness for breakfast the next day (I did have a banana first before the brownie. Ha!).
Even if you don't have any dietary restrictions (like myself), I recommend you try out the allergy-friendly but delicious treats offered by Lettuce Love Cafe and Kelly's Bake Shoppe in Burlington, Ontario!
My friends continued to spoil me with tea-related birthday presents.
This whimsical tea-themed birthday card made me smile.
This pretty birthday card with teacups cracked me up!
I've never met tea towels with stacked teacups that I didn't like.
New black, oolong and green teas for me to try out this year.
This new teacup has the same beautiful pattern as the pair of teacups that I received this past Christmas so now I have a set that I can use for tea parties.
Love the quatrefoil shape of this gorgeous vintage teacup by Windsor China.
Thank you to my friends for the fun birthday outing and gifts!
Discovering that I won Stephanie from The Enchanting Rose's generous giveway (my first giveaway win!) was the icing on my birthday cake. The delightful package arrived in the mail last week and contained this lovely pocket card with these fun goodies.
The pretty tea bag holders that I won. THANK YOU, Stephanie!!!
If you're crafty, you can make your own teabag holder. Click here for Stephanie's tutorial.
If you're like me and can't craft your way out of a paper bag, you can purchase these cute tea bag holders from Stephanie's Etsy Shop, Rose Petal Blessings.
I'm joining the following parties this week: