Category: Events

Celebrate Pizza Month at Queen Margherita Pizza


Some magical being has declared October National Pizza Month, and I’m all too happy to oblige. Pizza is kind of the perfect food for me because it combines my two great loves (cheese and bread) into one delicious package. Mmm. Pizza.

To celebrate, Queen Margherita Pizza has a special all month long. You can enjoy a fresh Margherita Pizza with Fior di Latte and Fresh Basil along with a Sleemen beer for only $10 during the entire month of October. It’s an awesome deal, their Margherita pizza has the BEST sauce and perfect crust.

Here’s an inspirational photo.


Go and get your own at any of the 3 Queen Margherita Pizza locations near you!

Etsy: Made in Canada

Etsy has so many talentend artisans and deisgers. You can find almost anything you need there! The one downside is that you can’t look at the items in person before you buy them. Luckily, this weekend the Etsy: Made in Canada market is in town! The Marketplace is on Saturday September 24th at MaRS Discovery District from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Artscape Youngplace from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. You’ll be able to shop at over 20 of Etsy’s top artisans. See some of my favs below!


These mini planet rings from BlackIrisDesign are so pretty.


Just the cutest DIY embroidery raccoon kit from Kiriki press!

first-editionFirst Edition Tea Co will be there selling their blended teas. I love these book inspired teas!

See all of the vendors at

TIFF Swag Report 2016

TIFF is finally here! By now you’ve probably caught a few films, or maybe even bumped into a celebrity or two! I’ve been busy checking out different lounges around the city where A-listers will be gifted exclusive swag and luxe services. Here are my favourite lounges.

Bask-it Style Lounge


At the Bask-it Style lounge, celebrities don’t even need a lift a finger. A bag packed with goodies is sent directly to their hotel room. This year, the swag will be housed in bags from local designer Annie Thompson.


One of my favourite items was Studio1098’s handmade sterling silver Canada Collection jewellery line, designed to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial moment on July 1, 2017. I loved the delicate maple leaf charm necklaces and cuff links!  (more…)

[Win it!] Tickets to the Toronto Cider Festival


In a couple of weeks, the second annual Toronto Cider Festival rolls into Dundas Square on Saturday August 27, 2016. If you’re a cider lover, you’re not going to want to miss this chance to try over 40 different ciders from 20 different cideries from across Canada and abroad. Last year the festival sold out, so you’re definitely going to want to get your hands on some tickets early.

In the evening, A VIP session takes place; providing exclusive early admission to the evening session, 10 sample tokens and access to a “Food and Cider Pairing” discussion led by Doris Miculan Bradley – a 20-year industry professional and the Canadian Brand Ambassador for The Wines of Vinho Verde.

As a bonus for attendees, this year there will be some pretty awesome contests at the festival. (more…)

Get Outside Day is July 15th

Point Pelee National Park

Did you know? According to Coleman Canada nearly two-thirds of Canadians spend fewer than two hours per week outside doing recreational activities. How sad is that? We have such beautiful parks and outdoor spaces all over Canada.

Because of this, the Get Outside Day movement, to excite and encourage Canadians to get outside was launched. July 15th, 2016 is National Get Outside Day. Coleman continues to  petition the Canadian government to declare one day this summer National Get Outside Day.

“As Canadians, we’re proud to call this beautiful country home, but it’s unfortunate that so many of us are unable to find the time to get outside and enjoy what Canada has to offer,” said Ezio Sbrizzi, President, Coleman Canada. “As Canada’s leading outdoor company, we needed to do something about it which is why we started the Get Outside campaign. Now more than ever we remain committed to the cause, rallying the Canadian government to allow all of us more time to enjoy our country’s great outdoors.  We know that’s a long shot for this year, but our entire team at Coleman will be taking July 15th off to recognize and celebrate Get Outside Day at Bronte Creek Provincial Park in Oakville, Ontario. We encourage all Canadians to get outside that day to support the cause!”

That’s a cause I can get behind! To learn more about the petition and for inspiration and ideas on how you can #GetOutside this summer,  visit

The Stop Night Market is around the corner!


Are you ready, Toronto? One of the most delicious summer food events is in the city this Tuesday and Wednesday! The Stop Night Market will feature 70 chefs, 20 local beverage vendors, and 35 one-of-a-kind food carts created by local designers. Each night offers a different selection of fantastic Toronto chefs and vendors.thestop1

On Tuesday, visitors can enjoy bites from: 416 Snack Bar / People’s Eatery  A3 Napoli  Barque  Blue Goose Pure Foods  Boralia  Branca  The Commodore  Dailo  Delica Kitchen  Dundas Park Kitchen  El Cabillito  Enoteca Sociale  FeasTO  Gusto 54 Catering  Hawthorne  Hopgood’s Foodliner  Lindsey Bakes  Mad Maple Country Inn  Maizal  Mata  Nana  Oyster Boy  Providore Catering  Rasa  Rooftop Taqueria  Rose and Sons  Scout Canning and more.

Wednesday night brings dishes from: The 47  Abokichi  Art Gallery of Ontario  Ascari Enoteca  Bar Fancy  Bespoke Butchers  Blue Goose Pure Foods  Carmen  Citizen Catering  The Dock Ellis  Farmhouse Tavern  The Gabardine  Hey Meatball  iQ Food Co.  Kanpai Snack Bar  Midfield Wine Bar & Tavern  Momofuku Shōtō  Oyster Boy  Patois  Pizzeria Libretto  Richmond Station  Sea Witch Fish & Chips  Smoke Signals  Steve Gonzalez On Tour and more!

While you’re enjoying these delicious tastes, you can rest easy knowing that all proceeds from the Night Market benefit The Stop’s critical food access and community-building programs.

There are still tickets available! Each ticket is $100 and gets you all you can eat and drink! Grab one here.

The Night Market is on Tues. June 14th & Wed. June 15th 158 Sterling Road, (to get to the event you need to go through the West Toronto Railpath.).

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