Breath of Fresh Air: Cafe Sfouf

New independent coffee shops are constantly springing up in the city like dandelions. Unless you are a winter sports enthusiast, it is way too cold to enjoy being outside 5 months outta 12. That is why we love our coffee shops, a much needed respite from the harsh winter chills. 

Miss Adri and I have been cafe hopping the past couple of weeks but every where we went, the coffee shops were packed to the brim with students jamming a semester's worth of material into their noggins. That is why when we stepped into Café Sfouf, we were surprised to see so many empty seats!  Café Sfouf is bright, airy, spacious and it has WIFI (deal breaker for many people). I really liked the simplicity of the space combined with the abundance of natural lighting. It's easy for cafes to become stuffy during the winter but this place felt like a breath of fresh air. Perfect for solitary study time, group meetings or one-on-one's with a long time friend. 

In case you were wondering, a Sfouf is a sweet almond cake from Lebanon. It was the perfect companion to my earl grey tea, just a hint of sweetness :-)

Their simple menu comprises of sweet or salty tartines, soups, cakes and cookies. The prices are reasonable and the food is served with care. 

And just like that, our quiet Saturday afternoon slipped into the evening. Soon, the days will start to stretch again, one minute at a time. 

Wall Flower

Jacket: RW&Co
Turtleneck: Zara
Lace skirt: Topshop
Bag: Old Navy

Hi! Remember this? It's an outfit of the day post! Despite the recent closet overhaul, I have not abandoned my love for fashion. I'm slowly curating my wardrobe so it only contains versatile pieces that I truly love and is suitable for my life style -innocent smile-. 

*Flips 180 degrees* BUT lemme introduce you to Mr-new-speckled-grey-jacket-of-my-dreams! On Monday, we had a fire alarm at work so everyone had to evacuate the building. We weren't allowed to go back inside so my coworkers and I strolled around the mall to kill some time. The true danger wasn't the fire in our building but the fire that burned in my heart the minute I saw this jacket on display. I squealed and jumped like a fat kid reaching for the last McNugget! Next thing I knew I had a shopping bag in my hands and it was time to go back to work. I caved in two weeks prior to the end of our 4 month shopping ban TT___TT I guess that's still a feat in my book?

Thank you Miss Adri for bending in all kinds of positions to capture my OOTD :-P

I'm getting back into the grind of consistent blogging now that I have my work schedule balanced out. Miss Adri and I have thrilling ideas for 2015 and we're filled with excitement >__<!

It's time to get off the wall and start creating!