Your Dose of Summer Chick Lit Reads

Summer is finally here, and I’ve been busy devouring books. I love reading chick lit and quirky novels in the summer sun. Here’s what I’ve been reading lately, and what you should pack for your next pool side vacation or beach chair read.

The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai

Wonderfully addictive, I loved the multicultural characters, and the strong female lead focused on her career.

Rhiannon Hunter may have revolutionized romance in the digital world, but in real life she only swipes right on her career—and the occasional hookup. The cynical dating app creator controls her love life with a few key rules. Only there aren’t any rules to govern her attraction to her newest match, former pro-football player Samson Lima. The sexy and seemingly sweet hunk woos her one magical night… and disappears. Rhi thought she’d buried her hurt over Samson ghosting her, until he suddenly surfaces months later, still big, still beautiful—and in league with a business rival. He says he won’t fumble their second chance, but she’s wary. A temporary physical partnership is one thing, but a merger of hearts? Surely that’s too high a risk… Buy it here.

 

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Get your glow on with Stila’s Little White Lies heavenly highlighting palette

You can never have too many highlighters. Stila has come out with an amazing highlighter palette called “Little White Lies Heavenly Highlighting Palette”. This one is special because on the surface, the colours look very similar. When applied, each shade comes to life, and transforms. The texture is a cream and powder combination.

Another cool thing about the highlighter is the base is actually translucent. What is being picked up by the light, are actually tinted pearl particles. The palette comes with 3 shades, and lasts all day when applied.

This palette is perfect to give you a summer glow.

Retails for $59 at Shoppers Drug Mart

Score big with brunch at Score on King

Caesar cocktail lovers eagerly welcomed the Score on King to Toronto. This new pub hails from the west coast, and are known for their massive, over the top Caesars. However, this neighborhood spot is much more than a few fancy drinks. The Score serves up pub food with a twist and huge portions.The menu that they serve is identical to their Vancouver location. When they aren’t serving brunch, they have an all day menu with nachos, fried chicken, avocado fries, pulled pork mac n’ cheese, sushi sliders and other staples. (more…)

Get up and out the door this summer with UP! pants

I’m so excited that we’re heading into warmer weather. It really doesn’t feel like it, but I promise that it’s right around the corner! Last week we had a warm 20+ degree day, and I took the chance to wear my new UP! pants.
This Canadian brand has several pairs of stylish pants in bold prints, unique cuts and comfortable fabrics. Their new collection, Spring Romance, is available online and in stores.

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Don’t miss the Artisan Cheese Night Market

We are less than a month away from what is arguably Toronto’s cheesiest night, the Artisan Cheese Night Market at the St. Lawrence Market.

This festival will feature 150 artisan and farmstead cheeses to sample and purchase. In addition to cheese, you can try charcuterie, chocolate, artisan foods, olive oil, Ontario wine, craft beer and cider, and spirits.

There will be all sorts of cheese for  sample and sale, including freshly stretched mozzarella. Some vendors include: Stonetown Artisan Cheese, Quality Cheese, Amour & Tradition (Quebec cheesemakers) Fromagerie Kapuskoise and many more.

The festival is run in 3 different sessions to avoid overcrowding, and only two sessions are left! Choose from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. or 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Don’t be disappointed, this event is selling fast! Grab your tickets at www.eventbrite.ca.

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