If you’re looking to beat the heat, and take in a little culture while you’re at it, I have the perfect place for you. The Art Gallery of Ontario has two exciting exhibitions for the summer.
The first exhibit is Vija Celmins:To Fix the Image in Memory. Vija was born in 1938 in Riga Latvia. and has been a working artist for over five decades. Her practice involves a variety of mediums such as painting, sculpture, and detailed drawings. Throughout her 50 year career, she’s taken inspiration from the environment around her such as nature, or found images. The work in the exhibition is chronologically places from the 1960s to her present work. (more…)
As we drew closer to the island, a few birds here and there circled the sky, some diving into the ocean to capture fish. Eventually, these few birds became hundreds.
As our boat docked on the island, only a few birds remained to be seen. Welcome to Bonadventure Island. The island is a short hop away from Percé, Quebec. What makes this tiny island unique are the two hundred thousand birds that live here. Of these, a colony of 110,000 northern gannets attract visitors from around the world. (more…)
Bigger isn’t always better. Sometimes, good things come in small packages. Fenty knows that, and their new line is cuter than ever! The Fenty Beauty Minis are travel-friendly sizes of some of their best selling items.
The Mini collection includes:
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.
There’s nothing more refreshing than a cold glass of iced tea in the summer. David’s Tea has several new summer tropical tea collections that are bursting with flavour and colour- just like summer!
For those of you who like a little bit of a kick with your tea, the Tea Cocktail kit is right up your alley. A cute plastic shaker is filled with 5 different loose leaf teas, fruity coasters and little cocktail umbrellas. Coco Colada, Lychee Bellini, Moscow Mule, Sparkling Sangria and Rosé All Day are ready to be explored. (more…)
What’s your favourite foundation? We’ve reviewed several on this blog, and one of our hands-down-favourite foundation is DoubleWear by Estée Lauder. We’re not the only fans, this foundation is universally loved, especially in Canada. The popular foundation is celebrating Canadians with the launch of a new campaign. The new campaign celebrates diversity across Canada, and shines a spotlight on the fact that the foundation is made in Canada! That’s right, Canada is only one of two countries that are producing DoubleWear.
Estée Lauder Stay-in-Place Makeup is their #1 foundation, first launched in 1997. DoubleWear delivers 24-hour wear with a matte finish that looks flawless and natural. The colour stays true with buildable, medium to full coverage for all skin tones, and I mean all! The foundation is available in a whopping 56 shades in Canada and is $56 each.
The campaign features 11 Canadians of all different complexions and shades. Each person has a story to tell about their background and what finding the perfect foundation match means to them.