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Meeting Vibes At Second Cup

August 30, 2016
Meetings at Second Cup

I don’t have an office…yet, and I don’t have a lot of free time.  The easiest way for me to meet with people is to schedule several coffee chats often back to back. Sometimes it’s budding media professionals looking for advice, other times it’s like-minded individuals hoping to connect. If there’s time in between I can catch up on emails or read a few paragraphs of a book.

I tend to frequent the Second Cup at The Stockyards. My fave drink is their Caramel Corretto. However, Second Cup has recently brought on the talents of some of the worlds most knowledgeable coffee experts to examine and improve every part of their coffee process, as they say from farm to cup – it’s better, not bitter! I’ve some of their new stuff and I’m feeling the new signature brew, Batch 49. Everyone knows I don’t like the bitter taste of coffee and so I was pleasantly surprised by the quality.

 If you’d like to try it. I’m giving away a free bag plus a $50 Second Cup gift card. Just tell me in the comments section below, your fave drink or food item at Second Cup.

The Look:

A wrap dress, like this safari-esque one from H&M is always my go to. It’s not stuffy, but still professional. Went for my usual neutral make up look. Tarte Amazonian Clay as a foundation, Anastasia Beverly Hills brow powder, Benefit mascara, MAC blush in Raizin & Whole lotta love, MAC Cork lip liner and Beaux lip glass.

What are your go to meeting looks?

Dress |Accessories: H&M

Bag: Louis Vuitton

Shoes: Spring

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Giveaway details:

  1. Tell me your favourite Second Cup drink or food item in the comments section
  2. Open only to people in the GTA
  3. Deadline is October 5th, 2016
  4. The winner will be selected randomly and items mailed to you
  5. If the winner doesn’t respond within 7 days, a new winner will be chosen

Good Luck!

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  • Reply Vina September 28, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Favourite drinks at Second Cup: Frozen white hot chocolate and the green tea chiller!

  • Reply Rebecca September 28, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Second Cup’s Frozen Lemonade w/ a bonus drip of Strawberry Italian Soda – best pick-me-up!
    Best of luck on your new digital endeavour! 🙂

  • Reply Juliette Benoit September 28, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Hi Nneka! Your blog is beautiful! All the best in your future endeavors post CP24 🙂 My fav drink at Second Cup is the White Hot Chocolate! Yuuuuummy!

  • Reply Dionne Bishop, CSEP September 28, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    ok I’ll play!

    When I’m at Second Cup it’s the London Fog all day every day! * Lactose Free of course (womp..womp..)
    I’m an old school tea drinker so Black tea is what I call “Real Tea”. The London Fog allows me to feel hip and cool, while still “keeping it real” ;0)

  • Reply Carlo Santin September 28, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Hi Nneka, your blog is terrific. I am more of a tea drinker myself, perhaps the occasional cup of coffee for a change. I would say the London Fog is a great special treat. Keep up the great work!

  • Reply Pierrette September 29, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Congrata on your new adventure. Wishing you all of God’s blessings.

    I love Second Cup!! Why? They have ALMOND MILK!!!!! I can enjoy my coffee and lattw without the lactose attack in my gut. My favs: almond-hazelnut-latte extra hot, half sweet. YUM! And the almond milk flat white is to die for!

  • Reply Marsha Malcolm September 29, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Favourite drink from Second Cup is White Hot Chocolate ?

  • Reply Alisha Parchment September 29, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Second Cup’s Butter Pecan coffee! Just delicious 🙂

  • Reply Monica September 29, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    My fav Second Cup drink is white got chocolate! Makes me want to go back for seconds 😉

  • Reply Michelle Martin September 29, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    My favourite drink from Second Cup is their White Hot chocolate

  • Reply Angie Richards September 29, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    My favorite drink from Second cup is Hot Chocolate with whip cream on top

  • Reply Michelle September 29, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    The simple, but flavourful Macchiato.

  • Reply Karen September 29, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    I love their Hot chocolate, Caramel Coretto Chai Latte in the winter and Italian soda and their frozen hot chocolate in the summer!!!?

  • Reply Leyasha September 29, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Hi Nneka! Warm wishes on your new journey! Congrats ?, my favourite drink is to die for at second cup is the White hot chocolate and also Vanilla bean Latte !! And food would be there muffins ?!!!!

  • Reply Ashley September 29, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Caramel Corretto as well!
    But my all time fave was their salted caramel hot chocolate. It was a seasonal drink at one point, not sure if they ever brought it back though.

  • Reply Tim September 29, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Will miss you on the weekends my love. Where you off to?.

  • Reply Danielle Willer September 29, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    My fav is the caramel corretto too! Missing you on CP 24, but admiring that you are doing your own thing!

  • Reply Tennille September 29, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    White Hot Chocolate, Chai Tea and their Butter Tarts are my favs. 🙂 Best of wishes on your new venture.

  • Reply Necole September 29, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    My favourite drink at Second Cup is white hot chocolate

  • Reply Joanne September 29, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Favorite drink: London Fog. I’m so happy to see that you’re pursuing happiness. Wishing you the best on your new journey. I hope to be doing the same very shortly. 😉

  • Reply Stephanie Wallace September 29, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    My favorite is the vanilla hot chocolate with lactose free milk.

  • Reply Reshma Ramjattan September 29, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    London Fog! It just makes you feel so good on a cool fall day 🙂 Good luck on your future endeavours Nneka xoxo

  • Reply Melissa Occhiuto September 29, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    My absolute fav drink at Second Cup is a Skinny Chai Latte with extra cinnamon in top ?

  • Reply Reshma September 29, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    My favorite drink at Second Cup is the Caramel Coretto. Every time I go there I have every intention of trying something new but I never end up doing it. Always go to the Caramel Coretto.

  • Reply Jenny Robin September 29, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Hi Nneka,

    Favourite drink at Second Cup is Vanilla Bean Latte. Love your blog. Good luck on your new adventure.

  • Reply Shana Hall September 29, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    I love their banana bread or a german chocolate cupcake for a treat. 🙂

  • Reply May September 29, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    My favourite drink is chai tea latte and the double chocolate brownies yum yum yummmm

  • Reply Sandra J September 29, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    I’m a simple girl. .
    My go to item at Second Cup is a cup of white hot chocolate…soothing & delicious a great way to start or end your day. ?

  • Reply Sandra J September 29, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    I’m a simple girl. .
    My go to item at Second Cup is a cup of white hot chocolate…soothing & delicious a great way to start or end your day.

  • Reply Annette September 29, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    My favourite is the chai tea latte. Congrats on your new venture!

  • Reply Kristen B September 30, 2016 at 1:55 am

    Hi Nneka!! My favorited drink is a hot chocolate beverage with whip cream. Yum!

  • Reply Melissa September 30, 2016 at 1:57 am

    I love their London Fog! Especially on a cold day.

  • Reply Vania Gonzales September 30, 2016 at 2:44 am

    My favorite drink @ second cup is white hot chocolate. Thx

  • Reply Melody Motsa September 30, 2016 at 2:46 am

    Hey Nneka! My favorite Second Cup drinks are the iced hot chocolate and the white hot chocolate…yum!

  • Reply Candace Baldwin September 30, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    White Hot Chocolate

  • Reply JEAN-PHILIPPE September 30, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    At Second Cap, White Hot Chocolate is the best! Miss you on CP24.

  • Reply pamela politano September 30, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Their white hot chocolate is soooo yummy!

  • Reply Lisa Patrovannie September 30, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    My favourite drink from Second Cup is the mocha chillate. Even in the winter it evokes thoughts of the summer time.

  • Reply Michelle Barnett October 1, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    I love their white hot chocolate and their iced lemon loaf

  • Reply Italrasta October 2, 2016 at 5:44 am

    Hi Nneka! My fave drink is a decaf, skinny, half sweet iced mochachino.

  • Reply Nazeema October 3, 2016 at 12:55 am

    Hello! My absolute favourite drink for many many years is the hot chocolate….love love love!

  • Reply Zach Bussey October 3, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    It’s gotta be their coffee! Love their new Better Not Bitter campaign haha.

  • Reply Kamoi McWhinney October 3, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    My favourite drink at Second Cup is the Strawberry Real Fruit Smoothie. You are an amazing inspiration as an inspiring Black Female! Excited to read more of your blog 🙂

  • Reply Karen G October 4, 2016 at 1:24 am

    My fav is the pumpkin spice latte, and cherry Italian soda with the white chocolate cheese cake. Miss seeing you on my TV everyday.

  • Reply Leya October 4, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Hey girl!! Congrats on your journey ! All veiwers including my self miss ya on CP24 , but it is great that you made a path in life where you feel comfortable in and happy! Anyways to your question: I LOVE LOVE LOVE thier white hot chocolate !!! Drinking white hot choclate brings back memories, 1!4 and reminds me of my fav holiday christmas and for food their brownies !! <3

  • Reply Linda Svarovsky October 7, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Butter pecan is my fav

  • Reply Julia Maycock October 7, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Macchiato always

  • Reply Annalisa Badu October 7, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    My favourite item from Second Cup is their red vevelt cake ,as a media intern often times it the only thing i can afford from that place. looool

  • Reply Julie Prasad October 7, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Never had a second cup looking Beautiful as always

  • Reply Christina D October 7, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    I’m in love with their white hot chocolate, I would always by one after I finished my midterms in the middle of dead winter. I remember the first one I’ve had from there, and my best friend’s mom bought it for me (as a surprise) during the Toronto’s Santa Claus Parade, it made me so happy.

  • Reply Lynne Gabriel October 12, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Hi Nneka! I have missed you good luck on your new venture. If you ever need a stylist
    I’m your girl. Flexible hours.

  • Reply Jessica Rose March 29, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    I love the White Hot Chocolate ???

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