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Popping Up: Aperol Bar in Toronto

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love a good Aperol Spritz – no matter what the New York Times says – so when I saw the much-loved Italian aperitivo brand popping up in my ‘hood, you know I had to go and check it out. If you want to live la dolce vita and feel like you’ve been transported to a private Mediterranean oasis, then Bar Aperol is your spot [...]

July 22, 2019 // 0 Comments

alice + olivia dress up Starbucks for the holidays

Very few fashion collaborations get me excited like this one between alice + olivia and Starbucks; of course it is mostly due of my love of kitshy, silly things. Designed exclusively for mass-coffee chain by Stacey Bendet, the set includes a double wall ceramic tumbler dressed in a removable tutu (yes! a tutu!) with a little bow tie and the cute little “Bearista Bear” wearing [...]

October 30, 2013 // 0 Comments

Do You Wanna Go Faster!?!? Fun, Fashion, Food at The Ex

I love the Canadian National Exhibition, also know as the CNE, but better know as The Ex. While it signals the ending of summer before all the kiddies goes back to school (or that TIFF is only a couple of weeks away), it’s one of the best places for people watching and fashion policing. Where else can you gather the most random groups of people together, all ages, backgrounds, and [...]

August 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

What I was listening to in 1988: Yazz – The Only Way is Up

Picture a twelve-year-old me. My favourite outfit was a bubble skirt with pedal pushers underneath, cropped top, and a neon scrunchie in my hair. I was obsessed with big crazy earrings – the bigger, bolder the better. Sunday nights I’d tune in to Radio One to listen to the countdown to see who would be number one that week with my pop culture bible at my side, Smash Hits [...]

July 31, 2013 // 0 Comments

A sneak peek at Queen Street West’s newest resto: Lot St

Last week I was invited to a tasting at the soon-to-be-open Lot St at 685 Queen Street West, just west of Bathurst St. As their Twitter bio describes, “Lot St. celebrates the cuisine of our diverse Canadian culture and tribute to the craft of cooking farm fresh.” The invite was informal and I was expecting a nice little taste of some of the food, which I knew would be delicious, [...]

July 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

Magnum’s Pleasure Store Extends Stay in Toronto

I’ll be honest, I’m really not that big of an ice cream fan. (Trust me, it’s a good thing for my dining companions – they can always have my mine.) However, add in some of my favourite things like chocolate, toffee, coconut, and macadamian nuts, and I just can’t resist. So when the invites came in for a few special events, I had to make time to pop up to the [...]

July 28, 2013 // 1 Comment

My Fashion Week Playlist on Songza

To celebrate Toronto’s upcoming World MasterCard Fashion Week, I decided to put together a fashion playlist of all the songs you’d expect to be included, like Madonna’s Vogue, Fashion by David Bowie and RuPaul’s Supermodel with some not-so-well-known and random tracks. Click here to listen to “Making a Fashion Scene” on Songza Hope you enjoy! Feel free [...]

March 13, 2013 // 1 Comment

Back to Blog

It has been a while since I blogged last – and for good reason. I’ve been busy focusing on my business and also freelance writing for a couple outlets, including MarketWire and Revive Magazine as well as doing my on-camera stuff with TDot TV, working with the TFI and YES on their Passion For Fashion program, and a fun television show that I cannot wait to tell you about when I [...]

February 1, 2013 // 1 Comment