TIFF ’18 My Movies to Watch

Being a local while TIFF is happening in the city can be really interesting.  Even more interesting when it’s happening down the street from you.  In some ways I feel extremely proud that my home city is hosting a world renowned festival that has been around for almost 40 years (I know!) and attracts the…

Review of Noce Restaurant

If you’ve asked me for a restaurant recommendation lately, I’ve probably suggested you try Noce.  Over the last year I’ve been there a few times, both spontaneously and for official tastings.  Each time I have left more impressed with the food, the team and their commitment to creating an authentic Italian dining experience in Toronto….

The Ten Spot Gel Mani/Pedi Review

Hair done, nails done, everything ‘did.  Yup, it’s in your head now. I try not to be too high maintenance when it comes to beauty upkeep, but the one thing that is a must for me is having my nails done.  I’m one of those weird people that is quite conscious of their hands.  God…

My Summer Skincare Routine

A short disclaimer.  I am not a dermatologist or any kind of skincare expert.  I have built my routines on research, reviews that I’ve read and of course some good ol’ trial and error.  This is also NOT a sponsored post.  These are genuinely all products that I have bought, used and live by. Living…

Roasted Broccoli Recipe

So apparently you guys really like broccoli.  Who knew?  Not one of my favourite vegetables but for some reason when I think of eating healthy it’s the first one that comes to mind.  I think the only time I like it is when it’s smothered in cheese and baked into a pastry dish or casserole. …

How To Design Your Condo Balcony

My balcony is tiny.  I mean, it’s miniscule.  If I were to lie down, I’m pretty sure I would fit perfectly within it.  Needless to say, I’m not throwing any day jams out there but I still wanted to have a space that was decent enough to hang out on, have my morning coffee, read…

My Favourite Toronto Patios

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  The sun is out, my freckles are appearing again, clothes are lighter and the general mood in the air is just happier.  Summer, you are the best.  Summer also means getting out and enjoying the weather as much as possible because sadly, we know what is waiting…

Baked Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

It feels like over the last few years the eggplant has gotten a bad rap.  And you know EXACTLY what I’m talking about, thank you very much cellphone emojis.  However, I digress, and will continue on about my post about the eggplant, the VEGETABLE. The eggplant can be a very divisive dish. It feels like…

Dinner at Mira Restaurant

If I was a betting girl, I would say that the next food trend to hit Toronto is going to be Peruvian food.  Not only have I been seeing small pop ups featuring this eclectic cuisine, but some bigger restaurants have also been hitting the scene recently.  More specifically, the trend seems to be focused…

The Gusto 101 Cavolo Nero Salad Recipe

I love making salads at home because it’s a super easy way to get vegetables into my diet and for me, a good salad with a side of protein is the perfect meal.  But who can eat the same salad every day right? Gusto 101 is one of my favourite restaurants in the city and…