May 2012 archive

Vacation~

Hi everyone!

I’m off on vacation! To Paris, Rome, Florence and Venice!

I’ll be posting pictures on Instagram and twitter when I get the chance.

See you in June!

Shop.ca opens it’s doors

Soon Shop.ca will be opening its virtual doors for business, and it’s got a pretty impressive list of brands.

Why should you shop on Shop.ca?

  • It’s Canadian! I always prefer to order from Canada
  • If your order is more than $40 you get free shipping, and lots of items have free returns.
  • Everyone who signs up early will earn 5x the Rewards on everything you buy at SHOP.CA for the rest of 2012. That’s 2.5% on every dollar you spend on the site for the rest of this year! Could be worth it if you shop a lot!

Interested? Visit shop.ca to sign up and find out a bit more about the program!

Disclosure: I’m part of a shop.ca blogger promotion.

The Grid Celebrates 1 Year with Pop-Up Lunches!

It’s been once year since Eye Magazine evolved into the Grid! To celebrate, they are hosting yummy pop-up lunches throughout the city next week. My only criticism is that these are smack dab in the heart of Toronto. It would be lovely if some of these pop-up lunches made it to the edges of the city. Here are the deets!

 

Essie Review & Giveaway!

The other day I received a lovely little package from Essie, chock full with new shades for the summer. True to this seasons palette, these new shades are bright! With fun names like “Oh So Teeny Bikini” and “All Tied Up” these colours will get you in the mood for summer!

I tried out a couple of the polishes, and I liked them! I’m not used to wearing such bright colours on my nails…but that being said I’m pretty excited to try the orange. Essie polishes go on smooth and are pretty opaque. All of the shades are a flat, glossy finish except for “All Tied Up,” which has a bit of a shimmer.

(yes, I’m a messy nail manicure. I do my nails like I live my life. FAST.)
Essie has given me one set to share with one lucky lady! To enter, fill out the form below and tell me your fav shade!
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Royal Mother’s Day Brunch at Casa Loma


Note: This brunch has changed for the worse, and I would not recommend this for 2015.
Treat your mama to a delectable brunch at Casa Loma! This splurge is truly worth the $51.00 (plus tax). You are greeted with a delicious mimosa, and things only go up from there! It was the best brunch I ever had, (second going to  this place. ) They had a breakfast, salad, pasta, carving and of course, dessert station. My favourite was the breakfast station, especially the scrambled eggs with goat cheese, basil and cherry tomato. After brunch, you get to wander the beautiful grounds and take some pictures! (admission is included) Don’t take my word for it, read the menu! It’s sure to impress your mom! Mine loved it.

Menu

Breakfast Pastries

Lavender and Honey Scones, Ontario Preserves and whipped butter

Chocolate and Traditional Croissants

Mini Cranberry and Lemon Muffins

‘Toast you own’ Bagels, Breakfast Breads

Coffee Cake, Chocolate Bread Pudding with Crème Anglaise

Breakfast Station

Eggs en Cocotte:

Baby Shrimp and Lemon Aioli
Sardou Canada- Caramelized Jerusalem Artichoke and Creamed Spinach

Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese, Basil and Cherry Tomato

‘Tranche de’ Double Smoked Bacon and Breakfast Sausage

Roasted Baby Redskins and New Potato

Golden Pancakes and Waffles

Berry, Chocolate, Orange, Vanilla Sauces and Coulis’

Pure Organic Maple Syrup

Fresh Exotic Fruit and Berries, Whipped Cream

Soup/Salad Station

French Baguettes, Rolls and Butter

Baby Red and Golden Beet salad with Truffle Oil and Champagne Vinaigrette

Spring Greens with a Variety of Vinaigrettes

Poached Shrimp, Spicy ‘Chivas’ Cocktail Sauce, Lemon Herb Remoulade

Chick Pea Salad, Curry, Lime Leaf and Galangal Vinaigrette

Our Chef’s “Choice of the Market” Seasonal Soup

Fruit and Cheese Station

Imported and Domestic Cheeses, Assorted Crackers

French Baguettes, Whole Fruit, Fresh Fruit Salad

Carving Station

Roast Beef with Mom’s Gravy and Horseradish

Roasted Wild Salmon, Herb Béarnaise

Cornish Hen ‘Spring’ Coq Au Vin

Garlic Mashed Potato

Ontario Root vegetable Ratatouille with Rosemary Roasted Redskins

Pasta Station

Conchiglie & Penne ‘Al Dente’

‘The Best of the Market’ Vegetable Risotto

Chef Nuno’s Aged Cheddar Cheese Sauce

Pesto, Tomato Basil and Alfredo Sauces

Mushroom Ragout with Roasted Shallots

Dessert Pastry Station

Our Pastry Team’s Seasonal Selection of:

Assorted Cookies, Squares, Brownies, Tarts and Pastries
Strawberry Short Cake
Chocolate Fountain with all the Fixins

Orange, Apple, & Cranberry Juice, Water, Coffee and Tea Included. Cash Bar Available Offering Wine, Beer and Liquor.

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