Month: November 2018

NEST Holiday Scents

One of the best things about the holidays has got to be the amazing holiday scents. Fresh pine, gingerbread, spices….mmm. NEST has a wonderful collection of scents all year round, but I’m especially in love with their winter collection. This year, they have a few new scents in addition to their popular Holiday scent.

Their classic holiday scent is an intoxicating blend of pomegranate, Mandarin orange, pine, cloves, and cinnamon with a hint of vanilla and amber. I like using this scent in my home when Christmas is only a week away. The liquidless diffuser looks pretty, and releases scent for up to 30 days.

New to the scent family is Sparkling Cassis. This new scent is made with the incredible combination of pink champagne, crème de cassis, frosted cranberry, and wild fig. I love this scent, and I’m using it to lead up to the holidays in my home with candles in the bathroom and a reed diffuser in the living room.

If you’re looking for a bit of a more playful scent, Sugar Cookie may be right up your alley. This scent smells (you guessed it) just like a sugar cookie. It’s a baker’s dream with the warm flavors of Tahitian vanilla bean and bourbon-infused caramel with delicate threads of sugarcane crystals and the rich essence of golden amber.

Pick your favourite scent at a Sephora near you!

Cookies, confetti and rainbows: Exploring the HAPPY PLACE

By now, you’ve definitely heard of the Happy Place. If not, you’ve definitely seen the photos of giant cookies, a massive rainbow ball pit and a confetti dome. The Happy Place is officially in Toronto, and it’s becoming more popular by the day.Taking over a small building on Queens Quay, the Happy Place hails from sold out shows in Chicago and LA.

There are different spaces to explore in the 20,000 square foot space, including world’s largest indoor confetti dome with half a million pieces of confetti, a bright yellow bathtub with a rubber ducky wall, giant  X & O mirrors, 7-foot tall candy stilettos and so much more. (more…)

Philosophy Holiday Collection

Now that we’ve officially left the season of pumpkin spice, bring on the holidays! I got the chance to check out the new philosophy collection and holiday packaging. Offering hot apple cider in a showroom
filled with pine themed holiday decor and ornaments of Purity Made Simple, Amazing Grace and Hands of
Hope, philosophy knows how to get us in the mood for the holidays. (more…)

[Read it] The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

This heartwarming tale is told from the perspective of a Japanese cat named Nana. Satoru, his owner, adopted him when he was found injured on the streets.Since then, human and cat have lived together in quiet companionship.

Suddenly, everything changes.
Satoru takes Nana on a roadtrip across Japan to find a new home, but Nana doesn’t know why. This book has beautiful descriptions Japanese landscapes like the countryside, farms and the sea.
While we journey, we learn a bit more about Satoru’s childhood, relationships, and of course, cats.

This book may or may not have a heartbreaking conclusion…you’ll have to reach it to find out what it is. If you’re a cat lover, you’ll warm to this charming book.

Get the book here:

The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

[ Review ] Cleaning Up with the Shark ION™ Robot Vacuum

I’m not lazy, exactly, but if someone happened to gift me a free cleaning service for life I would gladly take them up on their offer. It’s not quite a cleaning service, but this just may be the next best thing.

I was super excited to find out that Shark had entered the world of robotic vacuums. Thanks to Shark, I got my hands on a Shark ION™ Robot Vacuum Cleaning System. This vacuum is awesome! It packs a double punch, because it also comes with an ultra slim hand vacuum. (more…)

Clay Restaurant opens at the Gardiner Museum

The Gardiner Museum is home to a new restaurant this fall. Clay is a new, beautifully designed restaurant brought to us from the genius minds of The Food Dudes. 

Clay offers a select, seasonal menu featuring fresh, local ingredients. They’re open for brunch and lunch. I was invited to check out the new space, and immediately fell in love with the clean, simple design. (more…)

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