Don’t miss the Artisan Cheese Night Market

We are less than a month away from what is arguably Toronto’s cheesiest night, the Artisan Cheese Night Market at the St. Lawrence Market.

This festival will feature 150 artisan and farmstead cheeses to sample and purchase. In addition to cheese, you can try charcuterie, chocolate, artisan foods, olive oil, Ontario wine, craft beer and cider, and spirits.

There will be all sorts of cheese for  sample and sale, including freshly stretched mozzarella. Some vendors include: Stonetown Artisan Cheese, Quality Cheese, Amour & Tradition (Quebec cheesemakers) Fromagerie Kapuskoise and many more.

The festival is run in 3 different sessions to avoid overcrowding, and only two sessions are left! Choose from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. or 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Don’t be disappointed, this event is selling fast! Grab your tickets at www.eventbrite.ca.

Bratwurst, beer and bites at the new Steam Whistle Biergarden

 

Bremner has been changing over the years. First we got the Ripley’s Aquarium, then the amazing Rec Room, and now, delicious eats. Steam Whistle Brewing has been in the brick roundhouse on Bremner for a very long time. In 1999 Steam Whistle took on a lease at the roundhouse to open a factory on-site. The rest is history. Steam Whistle has been brewing up fresh pilsner every since. In 2018 they expanded their operations to include another brewery. Now only 40% of Steam Whistle beer is brewed in Toronto. The rest is brewed in Vaughan.

Don’t be sad, this has freed up some space for some pretty cool things, including their new 2,500 square feet European inspired Biergarden. The restaurant is decked out in green and white with glowing neon signs and fresh plants. It has a very casual vibe, diners go to the green shipping container to place their orders. The goal was to create a traditional beirgarden that reflects the beauty of the ones in Munich, Germany. The restaurant can seat 100 people in bench style seating. When it warms up, 50 people will be able to dine on the patio.

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Fresh Summer Scents

Summer and fall have the absolute best scents. When I think about summer, I think lemons, mandarin and other fresh, bright fruits.

This summer, I’m trying a new scent: Nest Wild Poppy. Poppies are such beautiful flowers, but I’ve never thought of them in a fragrance. That being said, I’m totally in love with their Wild Poppy Eau de Parfum. It’s an intoxicating mix of pear, raspberry, and apricot with hints of Himalayan jasmine and Rose de Grasse. I didn’t realize how stunning poppies were until watching the behind the scenes video below!

Ever since I made the switch, I’ve been getting lots of compliments and questions about where I got my perfume. It’s my official scent of the summer.

As for my home, I’m ushering in fruity scents with my Velvet Peardiffuser and candle. This lush scent is gentle and refreshing.

This understated fragrance blends velvety Anjou pear and crisp apple with bright, crushed lemon leaves. Hints of peony accented with white musk and amber round out this scent, creating its lush, flavorful appeal.

Nest fragrances are available at Sephora.

H&M Conscious Exclusive 2019

 

Today, everyone should be making an effort to lessen their environmental footprint. Fashion giant H&M created their conscious collection a few years ago in an effort to reduce waste. I checked out what’s new from their Exclusive Conscious Collection 2019 for summer. Not only are the pieces affordable, but they are super stylish too.

The collection includes variety of feminine silhouettes, metallic colours and flashy prints. Materials such as recycled polyester, algae foam, lyocell and silk blends are throughout the collection. The collection is now available in all H&M stores for the summer. Expect to see off the shoulder dresses. tunics, and number of statement pieces.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

It’s almost Mother’s Day! Are you in a panic because you don’t have a gift yet? Fear not, here are some suggestions to keep mom happy.

Up! Pants

UP! Pants are a Canadian brand. These pants have fun details like petal slits and bold prints. My favourite is this pair of black pants with the ankle detailing. Best of all, these pants are super comfy! www.uppants.com (more…)

Cute Socks for Spring from McGregor

Now that it’s finally getting a little warmer, it’s time to swap out your thick, warm socks for a pair of cute ankle socks! McGregor has some adorable socks that will take you from spring into summer. McGregor has been producing high quality socks for 90 years, so they definitely know their socks. (more…)

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