The Aurora Winter Festival has blown into Ontario Place, filling it with holiday magic. I checked out the festival just a day before it opened. So, what can you expect to see at the festival?
The Aurora Winter Festival inspires the festive spirit through magical winter experiences. Escape into a hidden village by the North Pole filled with captivating Christmas light displays and magical characters, and enjoy the market huts, food gardens, amusement rides, live entertainment, and plenty of other exciting activities. From visiting Santa’s Workshop to lacing up your skates on the Frozen Pond, there is something for every age at the Aurora Winter Festival.(more…)
Cuisinart Elemental 13-Cup Food Processor
This food processor can handle anything that you throw at it! You can whip up large meals (delicious crab cakes, pizza dough and more) with it’s large bowl and powerful blades. A must for the home burgeoning on professional home cook!
With the Nutri Ninja, you can whip up a custom smoothie in a flash. Once you’re done blending your drink, just snap a lid on the cup and head out the door. This is the perfect gift for your friend who’s always on the go.
I don’t know how Kikkerland does it. They manage to come up with cool concepts and ideas for things that you didn’t even know you needed, but can’t live without once you have it. Here are some of the items that I’ve come to rely on around the house. (more…)
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.
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…)
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…)
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.