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Toronto Lights Festival

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You know that scene at the end of the movie Tangled, where all the lanterns are released and they are beautiful. I’ve lived my life trying to replicate that (okay, fine. I tried to recreate it for my wedding, but it didn’t work out). Unfortunately, these gorgeous lanterns are banned from most places because they are a fire hazard.

Luckily, there are awesome events like Lantern Fest! At Lantern Fest, every visitor will be able to release their own lantern into the sky! The festival will be held in an open field so that there aren’t any fire hazards. Of course, there is the possibility that the event may be cancelled if the winds are blowing the wrong way, but hopefully that won’t happen. If that does happen, the event will be held again within 3 months.

In the GTA, the event will be held in Ohsweken, Ontario. This is about an hour and 10 minutes away from downtown Toronto, so it’s pretty close! Ticket price includes your own lantern and a welcome kit. Bring your own chairs and blankets and get ready for a magical evening!

Sounds like fun? Readers can save $5 off tickets by using the code HEARTLESS.

Find out more about the festival here: https://thelightsfest.com

 

 

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Best Buy Life and Tech Expo at Dundas Square

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They say that the two things that you can count on is death and taxes. I’d like to add a third one…technology! Technology is always updating and becoming better, smarter and faster. This week, the Best Buy Life and Tech Expo is back for a third year. The three-day long expo from September 12th to 14th boasts one of Canada’s largest consumer technology showcases featuring more than 60 top exhibitors from around the globe at Dundas Square.

Participating exhibitors include:

  • Zeeq Smart Pillow
  • Noon VR
  • Parrot
  • Google Home
  • Retrak
  • Yuneec
  • Meural
  • Oculus
  • Xiro
  • Ring
  • HP
  • Sphero
  • Logitech
  • Microsoft
  • Propel
  • August
  • iHealth
  • Tangible Play
  • Nest
  • Nokia
  • Wonder Workshop
  • Philips Hue
  • Muse
  • Spin Master
  • Nanoleaf
  • Zepp
  • Anki
  • Sony
  • FitBit
  • Little Bits
  • Linksys
  • Fossil (Fossil, MK, Diesel, Armani)
  • UB Tech
  • Smart Companion
  • Movado (Movado, Hugo Boss, Tommy H)
  • Samsung
  • Nonda
  • Nixon
  • Click and Grow
  • Thinkware
  • Guess
  • LIFX
  • Fensens
  • DJI
  • Samsung
  • BBY Mobile
  • UE/Jaybird
  • Ricoh (Pentax)
  • Altec Lansing
  • Sonos
  • ESET

Some of my favourite things are below!

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Nanoleaf Aurora Smart LED Light Panel These smart LED triangles can brighten up your living room. The lights can be voice controlled and syncs with Android and Apple products. (more…)

[ TIFF Report ] Bask-it Style Lounge

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Ah, to be a celebrity during TIFF. There are many lounges designed to showcase the newest and best to A-list celebs. I got the chance to visit one of the lounges, the Bask-it Style Lounge held at the Thompson Hotel. This lounge does things a bit differently by delivering a bag full of treats directly to the stars hotel room.

In the past celebrities gifted include: Matt Damon, Jennifer Garner, Julianne Moore, Naomi Watts, Colin Farrell, John Legend, Sir Elton John, Rachel McAdams, Pierce Brosnan, Blake Lively,Olivia Wilde, Tom Wilkinson, Rachel Weisz, Iggy Pop, Princess Charlotte of Monaco, Elle Fanning, Helen Mirren, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman and many more

I attended the preview to get a sneak peek of what’s in the bag! (more…)

The Great Canadian Cheese Festival

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I’m so excited this weekend to finally be able to attend the Great Canadian Cheese Festival in Prince Edward County!

This artisan cheese festival is all weekend long, and tickets include tasty cheese samples, seminars and more! I can’t think of a better way to spend the first weekend in June, can you?

You’ll get a chance to meet over 40 artisan cheesemakers, enjoy cheese and wine pairings, and much more!

Get your tickets here and enjoy a cheesy weekend in the country.

 

Canada’s African & Caribbean Wedding Show

I’ve been enjoying being engaged, and attending a vast majority of wedding shows! I’ve attended small indie wedding shows, lavish Indian wedding shows and massive north American wedding shows. I’m really happy that there’s a Caribbean and African Wedding Show! I’ve been struggling to find a bridal hair dresser, and I know that I’ll be able to find vendors that can do my hair and much much more. Canada’s African & Caribbean Wedding Show is this Saturday April 1st at Daniel’s Spectrum. Tickets are $35, and includes:

  • a welcome glass of champagne
    50 elite exhibitors
    Two runway fashion shows (1pm and 4pm)
    Tropical music lounge with refreshments
    Fabulous door prizes

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See for yourself on April 1st! Get your tickets here: http://www.africancaribbeanweddingshow.com

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Cheap & Cheerful Winter Date Night Ideas

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It’s starting to get a little bit brighter outside, and milder weather is definitely on the way! That being said, the Toronto winter weather has been known to return with a vengeance! Winter is definitely sticking around for the next few weeks.

I love being downtown all the time, but I am a sucker for an impulse buy. That bakery has a new matcha croissant? Sold. There’s a sale on a cute pair of shoes? Don’t mind if I do! Now that I’m saving up for a wedding and a condo, I need to stop these impulse buys. Loan & Go has some great tips on how to avoid impulse buys!

Another way I’m trying to save money is by going on thriftier date nights. There are lots of great cost effective ways in Toronto to still have fun, but save some cash. Here are some ideas!

Catch the Toronto Light Festival at the Distillery District. Not only is this totally free, but it’s romantic and tons of fun! My favourite is the coloured rings installation.
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