Friday, May 17, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Well lovelies, times have changed!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
While lineups are one of my pet peeve, this time I actually didn't mind waiting for my turn - there is a steam room, sauna and whirlpool for relaxing before your treatment and the lounge was cozy and had comfy seats. Guests are encouraged to treat themselves to complimentary coffee, tea, apples and biscotti while they wait. Now onto my treatment! My therapist was very accommodating and definitely knew what she was doing as she took note and worked her magic on the areas that needed the most attention. At the end of my massage, I left feeling refreshed, relaxed and ready to take on the city again!
I had such a wonderful time at Stillwater Spa that I'll love for you to experience it yourself! So we've got one Bestie & Me Treatment up for grabs. This package includes massages, manicures and pedicures... and the best part? We want you to enjoy it side-by-side with your favourite BFF (whether that is a girl friend, sis or your mom)!
All you have to do is comment below and tell us who your Bestie is and why! Don't forget to include your name and email or Twitter so we can contact you. We'll be picking one lucky winner and pampering her and her plus one so enter before 11pm EST on Sunday, May 19.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
Food Truck Revolution
> Escape from the office or take a break from running errands and join the team from President’s Choice. Four food trucks will feature tasty food themed by regions across Canada – and it’s on us!
When: Wed, May 15 (11am - 1pm)
Where: Dundas Square
“Rattle & Roll” Foosball
> The Table has been popping up at various bars across Toronto hosting foosball doubles tournaments. Join us as we collaborate with 2nd Floor on a brand new event called “Rattle & Roll”.
When: Thurs, May 16
Where: 2nd Floor (461 King St W)
Style Faux Pas Pop-up Shop
> Shop till you drop this long weekend at sfp's first pop-up.
When: Sat, May 18 to Sun, May 19
Where: The Office Pub (117 John St)
The Queen's Trunk Pop-up
> Created by Canadian/British actress, singer and songwrite, Karen David, come celebrate British High Street Fashion, vintage and designer clothes, accessories and shoes.
When: Sun, May 19 to Mon, May 20
Where: Misfit Studios (694B Backalley Queen St W)
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The minute the temperatures start creeping up past 0 degrees in Toronto, you’ll catch people on a patio enjoying a bevvy. Once the temperatures hop, skip and jump over 20 degrees, you’ll see the happiest people on earth gathering for pitchers of beers & sangria. And why the heck not, right!
Well this look is for the patio partiers who love to see and be seen! This gorgeous, tribal printed dress with ultra hot cut outs pairs perfectly with our daring new Spike & Cord necklace as well as our Threaded Wrap Smoothie cuff bracelet. We’ve tossed sparkle with our Luxe Ball Drop earrings and finish the look with a fresh mint clutch purse and hot pink sandals. Fellow patio patrons, watch out! Full outfit details here.
Friday, May 10, 2013
|Chef Connie DeSousa of Charcut & Lisa Ng|
First of all, I have to comment on how cool and friendly Chef Connie DeSousa is. She is this tiny female chef with a wide smile that is making meat awesome as a culinary ambassador for Calgary. Connie took the time to ask about my visit and even suggested a lovely fondue restaurant for my first trip up to Banff. My first encounter with Charcut was during the Paul Hardy 10th Anniversary Party where I came across these homemade sticks of pork jerky wrapped in cute little bundles with butcher's twine. It was very inventive and different from the usual cocktail party fare. I kept coming back to the station over and over again and vowed to make a stop at Charcut during my next visit to Calgary.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
|Zara Short Trench, $119.|
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
I think I’ve discovered the secret to happiness.
Over the past three years I have shifted my focus and spending on to experiences instead of lots of ‘things’. Sure, I still love ‘things’ and I buy them all the time, but I don’t wrack my brain thinking about buying a new TV for my den or a patio set for my backyard. Instead, I’ve been prioritizing travel, food, concerts, genuine experiences, spending time outdoors, being active, learning new things and making lots of time for friends and family. I have become SO much happier because of this change and I feel like a real-life ‘Potentialist’.
|My old house on the Danforth|
I launched this blog with Wendy in June 2010 and started writing and freelancing for a living as well. YES, this was hard and yes, I was making less money. But I was doing what I loved for a living and I was determined to make it work. I am also a big believer that if you think big and put 150% into everything you do, people will notice and that can lead to big things.