January stated off slow for me, and started ramping up pretty quickly! I’ve been to a number of events this month, but my favourite event was the launch of Toronto’s first Escents store at The Holt Renfrew Centre.
Escents is an aromatherapy store that was founded in 1992 in Vancouver by Jacqui MacNeill. Here, things work a little differently. You first choose your Scentless product, and then choose custom scents to add to it.. They have over 100 scents to choose from, not including combinations that you can create. Essential oils sold by the drop is also available, which is pretty cool. If you’re looking for a drop of an expensive oil like rose, you can buy a single drop to add to your face cream. (more…)
Along with a classy atmosphere and a delicious menu, e11even has some amazingly delicious cocktails. My favourite cocktail? Their Georgian Mule. So tasty, I could drink 3 of these! If you’re looking for something yummy to pair this with, I suggest Nonna’s Meatball (This giant meatball is a crowd pleaser and my favourite dish!) or their Chocolate Pecan Pie. Yum. (more…)
I am SO excited for this series, The Magicians, to premiere on Showcase on Monday January 25th 9pm! I remember reading the book that the show is based on,The Magicians, a best-selling book by Lev Grossman, and liking it a lot. It’s kinda like a darker, older Harry Potter. (Not that Harry Potter isn’t dark.)
The Magicians stars Jason Ralph as Quentin Coldwater, a gifted grad student chosen to attend Brakebills University in upstate New York. He and his friends soon discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real – and poses grave danger to humanity.
Haven’t read the book yet? I’m giving away a prize pack to a lucky winner. The prize will include copy of Lev Grossman’s The Magicians, a branded bookmark and a deck of cards. Enter below!
FFWD Advertising & Marketing Week returns to Toronto January 25 – January 29, 2016, and brings another action packed week to Toronto. This diverse annual gathering of advertising, marketing and media leaders, attracts 6,000+ attendees to Toronto each year. (more…)
It’s the International Year of the Pulses! If you’re like me, you may be wondering what the heck pulses are. I now know the answer to this question, thanks to a delicious evening at Pulse Feast.
Pulses are edible seeds of plants in the legume family. Think, beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas. They are super healthy, and you’re probably eating them regularly already. You may be surprised to find out that pulses are Canada’s fifth largest crop, after wheat, canola, corn and barley! (more…)
So far, we’ve been lucky enough in Toronto to have a very mild winter! Usually by this time, we are knee deep in snow, and bundled up in down parkas. Winter will come, eventually, and when it does we’ll be ready! There are lots of fun things to do in this city as the temperature drops. Expedia.ca asked me to gather a couple of my favourite things to do in Toronto when it gets cold outside, here are my top picks.
Winterlicious and Summerlicious are prixe fixe menu events in the city. For two glorious weeks, you can enjoy set menus at over 200 restaurants in Toronto! Although this happens again in the summer (hello, Summerlicious!), I have a soft spot for Winterlicious. I use it as a reason to get together with my friends that I haven’t seen in a long time, and it gives you something to look forward to in the winter! So how does it work? You can get a 3 course lunch for $18, $23 or $28, depending on the restaurant. Dinner starts at $25 and goes up to $45. (more…)