It’s back! Winterlicious is here, and they are taking reservations now. This year there are over 200 restaurants participating. The menu prices have increased slightly, but it’s still a great value. Three-course prix fixe lunch menus are priced at $23, $28 and $33, and dinner is priced at $33, $43 and $53. There are also a slew of culinary events to check out!
This year, if you choose to dine at a King Street restaurant, there will be art installations and ice sculptures along the street. You can also save $5 off street parking here. Winterlicious starts on January 26th to February 8th.
New this year: Figures, Jamie’s Italian,and Frings
Best Bets: Batch, The Cactus Club, Cluny, Lisa Marie, Miku, Mildred Temple Kitchen, Momofuku, Pukka,
Feeling Fancy? Try Canoe, or Cafe Boulud
See all the participating restaurants here.
Check out some of my past reviews! Pukka, The Host Fine Indian Food, SpeakEasy 21, Reds MidTown Tavern,, Mildred Temple Kitchen, Batch, and Casa Loma Winterlicious Tea.
With all of the winter-proof beauty looks we’ll be wearing this season, it can sometimes be a struggle to find something that takes it all off at the end of the day!
One of my favorite products is the Wonderful Double Cleanser by Olenhenriksen ($39). This creamy cleanser is perfect for taking off the setting sprays, long wear foundation, and even stubborn eye makeup. Your skin will benefit from the olive and borage seed oils, as well as other ingredients like black current extract. The combination of all these special oils makes the cleanser smell amazing.
The best part? The cleanser includes a cloth you can use to remove any remaining makeup. Sounds good? Find out more about the Wonderful Double Cleanser by Olenhenriksen.
To make your holiday extra special, I have another giveaway for you!
Quo always has a beautiful Christmas collection filled with fun stocking stuffers and beautiful cosmetics. This year is no different. Here are a few of the items from the collection! (more…)
I’m a homeowner now, and with great power comes great responsibility. And bills. Like, lots of bills. But, other than the bills, there are so many things that I took for granted. Such as, having appliances. And vacuums. My condo has hardwood floors, and I decided to get a carpet for the living room. I love the carpet, but it seems to attact all sorts of dust, dirt, crumbs, you name it. The need for a vacuum became evident very quickly. I turned to one of the experts for help with this essential household item.
SharkNinja has been creating innovative products since their inception in Montreal in 1995. Since then, they’ve been creating vacuums, steam mops and other products.
I have the Shark® APEX™ DuoClean® Powered Lift-Away® Vacuum, and it’s a far cry from the vacuum that I had around the house when growing up. For one, it’s incredibly versatile.
This year is the first year that I’m going to have a stocking for my husband. I’m super excited to fill it with his favourite things, and a few surprises! I’ve decided to fill it with a variety of fun and practical (hello, socks) items. Kikkerland definitely brings the fun!
Here are my favourite stocking stuffers for the holidays.
- This mini messenger board is a fun way to communicate! Peg a Message Board ($15)
- With these lights, you’ll always be ready for a party!Disco String Lights ($10)
- A fun addition to your laptopMini Karaoke Microphone ($10)
- For those hard to reach spots!Brass Back Scratcher ($8)
- A handy tool to keep around.Crab Multi Tool ($20)
- Perfect for your daily commute!Bike Speaker ($20)
- This corkscrew will add a bit of pizazz to your wine.Narwhal Corkscrew ($25)
- A cute and practical way to keep your phone charged on the go.Cactus Car Charger ($10)
I’ve teamed up with Kikkerland to giveaway one of my favourite items, the messenger peg board! Wanna win? Enter below.
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I love to bake. I can bake cakes, pies, cookies, breads, you name it. There’s one basic recipe that strangely eludes me: chocolate chip cookies. For some reason, whenever I make chocolate chip cookies, they come out weird. They’re spread way too much, they turn into one giant cookie, they are too soft or don’t offer any crunch…you name it.
Enter the Redpath Canadian Sugar Bakebook. I’ve tried many different chocolate chip cookie recipes, and this is the one that helped my conquer my strange baking deficiency to make delicious chocolate chip cookies. The Redpath Sugar Bakebook is filled with 200 recipes to make brownies, cakes, cookies and breads. Today I’m sharing the chocolate chip cookie recipe with you. (more…)
This year was a huge one for me. I got married (!!), went on a honeymoon, and moved into one of my favourite areas of the city. I take so many photos, maybe more than ever before. I have photos on my cell phone and digital camera, photos that people sent me of my wedding, photos of my honeymoon and so much more. What I don’t have are tangible photos. I used to print my photos and put them in an album, but I don’t do that anymore. What if my laptop crashes and I lose all my photos? I’ve tried to make a goal for myself to print some photos, but I’ve definitely fallen behind this year.
Enter Chatbooks. Chatbooks gets it. Thanks to their super easy system, making your memories last forever in a pretty photobook is a breeze. I made my first Chatbook to celebrate my trip to Japan a couple of years ago. It was simple to do: I downloaded the Chatbook app, and was able to select my favourite photos to be published into a cute little book. It was a fast way to show off my trip and fit easily in my purse. I was hooked! (more…)