Well, happy 2014 everyone!! I am thankful for another year and hopefully lots of accomplishments this year but not without hard work. Right? Thank you all for making 2013 a memorable one. I am sure you are all fully recovered from the parties and ready to get back in the swing of things. Well, i am starting off the year with a colorful post in a pretty colorful outfit.

Who loves food like i do? How often do you Google a place to eat hoping the reviews are not a bit too exaggerated and the food is really good? Or how many times have you ended up in a hotel in the middle of nowhere, a town or new place and you just want to grab a quick bite somewhere without suffering the pain of bad food and terrible service dilemma? Everyone? Well, consider me your new found food buddy or friend who will hopefully save you from a culinary heart break.

No, i am not a foodie nor a chef but having worked in hospitality for years i have developed great love for food. Years ago while living in Maryland, USA before i ever thought of blogging, i would set out on my days off to discover new restaurants. To me it was fun and satisfying. Then i would find a reason to bring my friends and family there after an endless praise about these places. Guess what? They thanked me after. Knowing how my travels have landed me in so many unknown places, i still do it. Now i have decided this year to include a post every now and then about my food crawling adventure with details of how it inspires every chosen outfit.

After stumbling into this humble little cafe place one faithful day with William, i knew i had to come back for more. Being new here in town, finding a good place to eat can be a bit challenging so sometimes you take a risk and if you are lucky, good for you. If you are not, just don't go back. That simple. This place called Harvest was a home run. Nice little coffee shop that serves breakfast and lunch is located in the heart of downtown Canmore, Alberta, a 30-40 minutes drive form Kananaskis Village. I love a "hole in the wall" type restaurants because in honest truth, they often serve the best food out there. Now this place called Harvest is one and i loved it as soon as we walked it. Small with wooden furnishings, clean and well lit with not much of a decor.

How it works? You walk up to the counter to order off the black board menu, pay, grab your drinks right there and then and go seat yourself at a table. One of the ladies or even the cashier brings your food to the table for you within a short few minutes after ordering.

What did we order? Same thing we did the last (first) time we were there: Chicken & Brie Wrap. Oh my gosh!! Food came out hot, chicken was fresh and juicy. Adding pear to the wrap was genius. The melted brie cheese in it was an excellent idea and the cranberry mayo- There is nothing like it. It all came together and explodes in your mouth like a fountain of culinary heaven- DELICIOUS!! While William had some homemade quinoa salad for his side, i opted for some homemade mushroom soup.

Price Point? For my fresh, homemade chicken wrap with a decent size cup of soup, good service even with the lunch rush was $10.79 . Drinks are additional prices.

                                                      Chicken & Brie Wrap With Quinoa Salad

                                                    Chicken & Brie With Mushroom Soup

Why is this place so good? Besides the fact that we went back for more of their tasty cooking, some other folks did too because minutes after we got our food, they were sold out on a few items on their menu and our chicken wrap was one. Phew! Close. My advice? Try to be there before the lunch rush, especially on a Sunday afternoon when we were there.

Not staying? Sure, everything can be ordered to take out with you.

Now to my outfit: For lunch on a winter day at a downtown cafe, i paired a candy striped sweater with a pair of denim pants and suede wedges. The denim helped tone down all the colors moderately. One thing i have learned from the past is, a downtown cafe attracts a lot of mixed crowd but predominantly younger to middle aged crowd. Although, Harvest Cafe doesn't seem to, but some cafes have bands come in to play or organize fun events for their guests. Personally, i think a cafe atmosphere is always a great place for meeting people and making friends but you want to make sure you are dressed for the part anyway.

                        All Old: SWEATER: H&M // DENIM PANTS: American Eagle // BAG: Aldo // WEDGES: Madeline



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The Dainty Dolls House said...

Happy New Year doll!! I hope this one brings you all you wish for with a lot of love and happiness!! You look super, love the colours :) I love food, so this was fab for my eyes ;-) xx

Jackie Harrison said...

Great way to start beautiful images and you look awesome. Happy New Year my friend lets continue this journey.

Kati said...

Thanks so much for your sweet words, they made my day!
Your sweater is really, really cute - I love the colours!

Have a great new year,

Lubka Christova said...

Hey, Bu! Happy NY to you! :) I wish you 2014 o bring you even more challengers, love and fun :))


Unknown said...

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Unknown said...

Looks yummy. Oh and I love your pretty wedges :)

Happy New Year! May it bring you happiness, good health and success.

Anna xx
Little Pretty Mess

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

what a nice place!! I love your striped sweater!!!

margaret cruzemark said...

Keep on glowing this new year with your amazing sense of fashion, style and your elegance. Bisous.
Miss Margaret Cruzemark

Nequéren Reis said...

Olá!!!, Deus te abençoe boa tarde, Amiga hoje eu só quero AGRADECER, pela oportunidade de ter você como amiga e que neste ano a nossa amizade seja melhor e mais forte apressar de ser virtual mais eu agradeço por todos recados que você durante o ano todo mandou mesmo sendo critica ou que gostou eu amei cada palavra por que aprendi a amar e a respeitar cada pessoa, e a prendi com os erro e acerto e ajuda de você que para cada dia o post no blog fica se melhor eu preciso de você para dizer o que esta bom ou ruim eu só tenho a agradecer pela oportunidade de conhecer você e me desculpe por tudo, mais uma coisa eu sei DEUS, pela sua infinita bondade colocou você na minha vida para exalta o seu nome a cada dia e ser glorificado por nós, 2014 vai ser o ano da nossa vitoria. 2014 DE SUCESSO.
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Unknown said...

Dear Busola,

I wish you all the best in the new year.


Pooja Mittal said...

I am a big foodie and love to try out new and intresting places for food..
Loved your colourful pullover, suits you.. :)
Happy 2014

Kayashionista said...

Happy New Year beauty!!! <3

Tea Kaya


Unknown said...

i love the colours of your sweater.
happy new year.


Unknown said...

Nice outfit! Love your style! You look genius! Love your outfit!
Thanks for your sharing and posting!
Have a nice day!


Unknown said...

Nice outfit! Love your style! You look genius! Love your outfit!
Thanks for your sharing and posting!
Have a nice day!


Stella said...

Awesome Sweater!! Taste the rainbow ;-)



Unknown said...

happy new year!!!:)


Imogen said...

This is most definitely the best way to start the new year- in a bright outfit. I love rainbow stripes, can't get enough of them. This totally reminded me to wear my rainbow stripe cardigan sometime soon...maybe even to work tomorrow!

Margaret Dallospedale said...

This sweater is adorable and you're so lovely!!!!
I love these photos.
Happy New Year
The Indian Savage Diary

JustPorsh said...

Lovely outfit!
The food looks yummy.

Happy New Year!

Unknown said...

Haapy New Year! You look lovely! What about the cold and storm over there? I watch it on tv OMG!!!
Kisses from Spain, Kela

Unknown said...

Amazing casual grab lunch look!
I love when I can find a good meal in a lovely and aesthetically decorated cozy place.

Wish you all the happiness, love, joy and success in 2014 Busola!


Cute post Busola! Love your outfit, especially the multi-colored sweater. You look fab! Happy New Year to you!

xo, Alina

The Fashion Stir Fry said...

Hahaha, i love food too!! Thanks a lot

The Fashion Stir Fry said...

Thank you Jackie. I like that and it continues...

The Fashion Stir Fry said...

Thank you Kati and you are most welcome dear :)

The Fashion Stir Fry said...

Wishing you the same Lubka and more. Thanks for a memorable 2013.

The Fashion Stir Fry said...

Thank you :)

The Fashion Stir Fry said...

Thank you so much Anna :)

The Fashion Stir Fry said...

Thank you Francesca.

The Fashion Stir Fry said...

Thank you so much :) Happy New Year to you too.

Buy Leather Jackets Online said...

this outfit look amazing..! happy new year :)

Mary Stackhouse said...

Chicken and brie. Stop. Anything and brie is a good idea to me. Lol.

xx, Mary


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