Demeter makes the most unique fragrances around, and are one of my favourite brands. They especially shine for their holiday scents. I’ve been gleefully rotating between my favourites- Eggnog, Mulled Cider and Gingerbread. It’s amazing how accurate these scents are. (Yes, I smell delicious.) They’re sure to make you want to cozy up to someone special, or encourage you to do some holiday baking! You can buy these scents and more at the Real Canadian Superstore for $15.
This year for the holidays, they have released Humongous Minis! They come in full 1/2 oz cologne splashes for only $6.00 each. These are the Ultimate Stocking Stuffer, and are available in Holiday fragrances, like Demeter’s Snow, Gingerbread and the new Candy Cane Truffle, as well as classic Demeter scents, like Leather, Baby Powder and Pure Soap. These humungous minis and humungous mini holiday sets are available on www.demeterfragrance.com
Demeter was generous enough to give one lucky reader a HUMONGOUS minis Limited Edition 4 Piece Set!
It’s really important to take some time to take a break and relax during the hustle and bustle of shopping for gifts and decorating for the holidays. That’s why today’s Christmas Cheer prize is a $50 gift card to Fionn MacCool’s Pub. I tried out their summer menu earlier this year and loved their Irish nachos.
Featuring delicious, made-in-house menu items, cold pints, premium whiskies and handcrafted cocktails along with live entertainment and a late night party program Fionn MacCool’s is the place to get your party on. Fionn MacCool’s has five locations in Toronto and numerous in the GTA. For more information visit www.facebook.com/primeirishpubs. To check out their menu, click here.
There’s nothing that can pick up your outfit or add a pop of colour to your day quite like a pair of fun socks can!
I love socks, and I’ve been loving the designs from Yo Sox since I first saw them at this TIFF media lounge.
Aren’t they awesome? Yo Sox are designed in Canada and made in Turkey. They strive to create funky, fashionable socks that are also very comfortable. (And they are! I love mine.) They make socks for men and women. You can also get knee socks! Right now, they have an online pop up shop, so you can shop to your heart’s content.
For today’s giveaway, I’m giving away a box of socks! One pair of knee highs and one pair of ankle socks, both for women, both super cute. You’re sure to be the talk of the town! Or the Christmas party. Enter below. Contest closes on Friday. Dec. 13th.
All the Best Fine Foods in Rosedale is one of those stores that I need to be pulled out of, because there’s so much to see, eat and buy!
True to their name, they offer all of the best food that one could want. They sell tea, crackers, chocolate, meals to go, cheese, pastries, bread and so much more.
The best part is that they make many of their items in house. They have a selection of flat bread, various delicious shortbread, desserts and hot meals to go. You can also buy frozen pot pies and lasagna.
Sometimes, during the holidays you just need a break. As a special seasonal offering, All the Best Fine Foods has gourmet turkey dinners ($23.95 per person) with all the fixings available for take out.
Herb-roasted, fresh, free-range Ontario Turkey with Fresh Herb Stuffing and Turkey Gravy, Brussels sprouts with cranberries, roasted pistachios and chive butter, Browned Butter Thyme Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Maple Squash Purée, ‘The Best’ Cranberry Orange Sauce.
How amazing does that sound? Turkey not your thing? They have other options! Click here to see.
Today I’m giving away a $25 gift card to spend at All the Best Fine Foods. To win, enter below.
No only is La Vie en Rose creating innovative bras and lingerie, but they also work hard to keep you comfy and cute in pjs. This season, La Vie en Rose has come out with three different fabrics for their pajamas.
La Vie en Rose Mink is a woven polyester fabric that has brushed to create a faux fur look. Perfect for chilly mornings.
La Vie en Rose Peach Finish is a blend of cotton and polyester. It’s stretchy and has a barely there feel.
I tried out a pair of pajamas in La Vie en Rose Peachy Dream. This fabric is soft like peach fuzz and is incredibly light. Also, it’s really warm! I was worried that it wouldn’t be warm because it was so light and thin- but nope, it’s warm and cozy! It’s also very packable and won’t take up much room in your suitcase- so it’s great for a winter weekend getaway!
La Vie en Rose has a variety of sleep sets, robes and pajamas to keep your cuddly over winter. Check them out!
We’re giving one lucky reader the chance to cozy up in her own Peachy Dream pjs for the holidays (worth $50!) ! To win, enter below! a Rafflecopter giveaway
I just love the holidays, don’t you? I’m happy to kick off my giveaway with one of my favourite retailers- Chapters Indigo!
Not only does Chapters have you covered for unique holiday gifts and books, but they also have a fantastic stationary and gift wrapping section. Many of the cards and gift wrap are designed by the Indigo team themselves, but they also carry other retailers. My favourite two brands that they carry are Rifle Paper and Kate Spade.
Take a peek through their holiday section to get gift wrapping and greeting card ideas. Enter below to win wrapping paper and a boxed set of cards from Indigo! Contest closes on Sunday. Dec. 8th and is only open to Canadian readers.
When I was younger, I used to play board games all the time. Snakes and Ladders was the best! As time moves on things become less tactile and more touchscreen. Old school games have been making a come back, (Snakes and Lattes, anyone?) and I’d been toying with the idea of hosting a game night.
Happily, Mattel approached me and asked if I’d like to host a Mattel Game On! Party. Is that even a question? I baked cupcakes, gathered up a few of my friends and settled in to play some games!
Apples to ApplesIt’s the game of hilarious comparisons, ready for party play! In each round, a new judge draws a Description Card. You’ve got to decide which card in your hand matches the Description in play, and hope the judge thinks your card is the best. And with so many cards in this version, it’ll never be the same game twice!
It was so much fun! You get a bunch of words like Honest, Sticky, Cruel, Soft, etc. You then have to find a suitable card among the crazy nouns and adjectives that could be in your hand. Micheal Jackson, rainbows, figures from history or towns. It was hilarious!
Hosting a game night is a great way to give your eyes a break from the screen, bond with friends and use your imagination.
Want to host your own Mattel Game On! Party? Mattel wants to give one lucky reader a Game On box filled with games! To enter, see below.