Month: August 2015

Make it! Strawberry Mimosa with DAVIDsTea

stawberrySummer may be fleeting, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it to the fullest! Next time you host an outdoor soirée, consider making this playful tea cocktail. Made with DAVIDsTEA Strawberry Colada, its sure to be a hit.

You’ll need:

2 cups water
2 heaping Perfect Spoonfuls of Strawberry Colada
1 tbsp agave nectar
sparkling wine

1. Steep tea for 5 minutes then strain.
2. Fill a medium bowl with ice and pour in tea.
3. Stir in agave nectar and mix until dissolved.
4. Pour mixture into a pitcher while straining out the ice.
5. Fill champagne flutes halfway with sparkling wine, then fill the rest of the way with chilled tea.

To see more delicious DAVIDsTea, please visit www.davidstea.com

Win it! CNE Tickets

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The CNE rolling into town is simultaneously exciting and sad to me. Sad because summer is ending, but exciting because the CNE is back!

The CNE is a long standing tradition for me, and summer just wouldn’t be complete without riding the Ferris wheel, visiting the sprawling food building or without screaming that yes, I do want to go faster on the Polar Express. In addition to all of your favourites, here are some new things to expect this summer.

West Coast Lumberjack Show: This “chock-a-block” 45-minute show features mighty lumberjacks who will compete and showcase high-energy stunts including: Axe Throwing, Chainsaw Carving, Underhand Chop, Pole Climbing and Log Birling on water!

Food Truck Frenzy:  The CNE hosts one of Canada’s largest food truck rallies on August 28August 30. Foodies can rejoice in unique offerings from 23 of Toronto’s trendiest food innovators featuring internationally inspired fare and indulgent treats that have become part of the CNE experience.
Craft Beer Fest:  Enjoy a refreshing cold one in the heart of the Food Truck Frenzy featuring 11 regional master craft brewers.

Concerts:  Catching a concert at the CNE Bandshell is the best way kick-start an evening at the Fair. This year’s line-up spans the entire musical spectrum, headlining some of music’s hottest acts including Alan Doyle, Cody Simpson, Brett Kissel, Tokyo Police Club, MKTO, Dallas Smith to name a few, as well as classic icons America, Chubby Checker, Rick Springfield and Foghat.

Bon Voyage! Acrobatic & Ice Skating Show: Canadian ice dancers and Olympic gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir star in a new Acrobatic & Ice Skating Show inside Ricoh Coliseum.

Celebrity Chef Stage:  Canada’s top chefs take to the stage inside the Enercare Centre, formerly Direct Energy Centre, to share tips, cooking demos and their diverse culinary perspectives with foodies alike. Chefs Lynn Crawford, Bob Blumer, Michael Smith, Chuck Hughes and Vikram Vij are some of the food superstars participating.

The PC Financial Sky Ride: The Sky Ride returns to the CNE, extending 40 feet above ground, transporting riders across the grounds with breathtaking panoramic views of The Midway, Lake Ontario, and the Toronto skyline.

Wanna win a pair of tickets? Enter below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Weekend Getaway: Pelee Island

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There’s so much to see and do in Ontario! Did you know that you can visit the southern most point in Canada for a weekend in Ontario? I went to Pelee Island this summer and had a blast! It’s about a 3.5 hour drive from Toronto, and then a 1.5 hour ferry ride. Here’s what I did while I was there!

Take a hike! Point Pelee National Park

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Summer Beauty Essentials

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Summer isn’t over yet! Here are my favourite hot weather picks.

1. Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen ($32): My favourite sunscreen for daily use, and it comes in a super unique rubber purple bottle.

2. NARS Audacious Mascara ($34) This new mascara has 200 molded bristles and lengthening hooks to maximize your lashes.

3. THEFACESHOP Real Nature Mask – Aloe
($2)The South Korean face mask craze has come to Canada! THEFACESHOP has tons of different masks to up your skin game. I like this aloe one!

4. Life Brand SPF 50 Lotion ($11) This sunscreen is great for outdoor activities, is waterproof and moisturizing to boot.

5. Life Brand After Sun Aloe Gel ($7) This soothing gel is the key to cooling down after a day on the beach.

6. YSL Pop Water Glossy Stain ($36) These glossy stains are my favourite! They give your lips a sheer, shiny colour with a jelly consistency. Think jello.

7. GOSH Giant Blush This giant blush is a extremely portable cream blush.

8. Maybelline New York  Eye Studio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil ($12) This gel eyeliner glides on smooth for a extra long lasting bold look.

9. eos Shave Cream ($3.50) This new shave cream packs in 24 hours of hydration and deep moisture. I like vanilla bliss!

Take a Skecher Shoecation!

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Are you looking for a new pair of shoes to bring along on your next vacation or summer adventure? You could win a new pair of shoes from SKECHERS!

All you have to do is take a photo of your SKECHERS shoes, post it to Instagram with the hashtag #ShoecationSweepsCanada and Like their Instagram page (@Skechers.Canada). New winners are drawn at random every week until August 28.

Eight winners will receive the below prize pack ($150 approx value):

  • One (1) pair of Skechers shoes of winner’s choice
  • One (1) Peter Thomas Roth Shampoo
  • One (1) Peter Thomas Roth conditioner
  • One (1) DK Eyewitness Travelers Guide Travelers Book

Don’t have a pair of Skechers? Pick out a favourite pair here!

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