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Ja Rule & Ashanti to headline Toronto Festival of Beer

I’m not sure what’s going on with Toronto this summer, but we’re getting some amazing artists! It seems like they’re specifically targeting my demographic, especially with this latest news.

Ja Rule and the Grammy Award Winning Ashanti, will headline the final day of Toronto’s Festival of Beer, presented by The Beer Store. It goes down Sunday, July 28 at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place. This show is in partnership with 99.9 Virgin Radio.

This is the only Canadian stop for the duo. It’s definitely going to be an amazing performance paired with cool brews and delicious food. Don’t miss it!

Grab your tickets here.

[Read it] The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

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.

Get the book here:

The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

[ Win it! ] Indigo Canada 150 Collection

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Indigo is all Canadian, and they’re celebrating our big milestone- Canada’s 150th birthday! This is a celebrating that goes way beyond July 1st. In their Canada 150 Shop, you’ll find carefully selected books, tote bags, delicious smelling candles and more, all dedicated to Canada.

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My favourite part of the shop is the Coast to Coast section. I love the wooden canoe paddles for your walls, fun beach towels and lawn games. Also, how cute is that pillow?

If you’re a reader like me, you’ll love their curated list of Canada’s top 10 reads. Anne of Green Gables is on the list, one of my favourite books of all time! History buffs and Canadiana fans will enjoy The World Needs More Canada – an amalgamation of anecdotes, insights and photography from over 100 storytellers and thought-leaders across the country.

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I’ve partnered with Indigo to give one lucky reader a prize pack that includes: a Canadian mug, 1 Read the North T-shirt, 1 delicious smelling candle, a Read the North tote bag and a The World Needs More Canada book. Feeling lucky? Enter below! Good luck!

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Recipe for Change is Back for Another Year

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One of the best foodie fundraisers in Toronto is returning for another year. Recipe for Change will take place on Thursday February 25th at St. Lawrence Market. The evening brings together 30 of Toronto’s top chefs sharing gourmet dishes. This year, participating chefs include Nick Liu (DaiLo), Rocco Agostino (Libretto), Chef Nuit (Pai), Evis Chirowamhangu (Mnandi Pies), David Liee (Planta) and many more. See the full list here. For $135, guests will be able to eat and drink their fill. Tickets are almost sold out, grab yours here! (more…)

Hello 2017!

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It’s 2017! Last year was pretty awesome. I’m looking forward to a year full of some big firsts. Getting married, buying (hopefully!) a condo and a honeymoon! Bring it, 2017. 🙂

Homido VR Headset

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Probably the coolest gift of the Christmas season this year, the Homido VR headset is one not just for the tech geeks in your life, but for anyone who enjoys a 3-D experience, and all you need to start is your smartphone! Just strap in your phone, put on the comfortable headset and be taken on any adventure you like. An array of games, and learning videos can be experienced with the headset. Watch 3-D movies, and walk around in 3-D virtual environments.

With 1000+ apps available for your smartphone you’ll never run out of things to try!

Retails for $79.99 at Best Buy

[Make it!] Pork medallions with sage and port

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I love to bake, but I can’t say that I love to cook. I’m a big foodie and enjoy eating all sorts of meals, but don’t often cook meat heavy dishes. When duBreton sent over some delicious and easy sounding recipes, I knew that I wanted to whip one (or two!) up. (more…)

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