For me, it means sleeping in, accomplishing a list of errands, and the occasional CoCo run. However, being away from home means making the most of the day, rain or shine.
Amongst these was The Paperie, a stationery store similar to that of The Paper Place in Trinity Bellwoods, but with fewer selection and the added area for workshops. Amusing themed cards, gradient envelopes, and patterned harcover notebooks lined the tables; kitschy pens and adorable acorn erasers were also being retailed, though at somewhat higher price point than downtown.
The difference lay in the details, which really shone through with closer inspection: Chairs with blue and pink covers were arranged around the white tables such that each would consist of alternating pairs. Overhead lights in cool and warm tones shone down below for added pizzazz. Artistically arranged spoons surrounded the perimeter of the cashier in a orderly presentation. There was even a lone sofa near a (supposedly) makeshift fireplace for more lounge-like seating.
My personal depiction was "Oh Canada!", a mix of timless Vanilla and modern Red Velvet. Likewise, Chocolate x Toasted Marshmallow formed "S'Mores", and Butter Pecan x Pancakes & Maple Syrup became "Butter Me Up".
Ultimately, the two items could be combined and customized, but with a price tag on par with Starbucks' Secret Menu orders.
Another puzzling aspect was the amount of espresso that had been provided to me: it was definitely greater than the amount I was accustomer to, and caused the topmost swirl of chocolate frozen yogurt to dissolve into a dung-like clump.
On the other hand, the Cappuccino, while undeniably foam-less, wasn't the teensiest bit sour at all and had been crafted with appropriate ratios of milk and espresso.