Gas Light Electric Makes Some Really Cool Signs

Photo of the "M" marquee sign lit up.
Everybody needs a little more light in their life! How you define that is open to interpretation. For me, I have always been fascinated and enjoyed the look of light fixtures and lamps. In recent years, the industrial, yet minimalist look has been a favourite of mine. However, after recently spotting the unique and hip “C-O-F-F-E-E” marquee light up sign at Equator Coffee, something ab ... >
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Club Monaco Gets a Refresh

A shot of the entrance of Club Monaco.
When you think of Club Monaco, what initially comes to mind? This once Canadian owned fashion company has grown up! It looks quite spiffy in it’s new renovated stores. I remember it in the mid 90s when it was best known for its sweat shirts and crew neck T-shirts. Club Monaco Original Logo Sweater Fast forward almost 20 years later, and you will find much more than athletic sweatshirts. Clu ... >
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Can you escape at Claustrophobia?

Ottawa problem solvers, puzzle lovers, game enthusiasts and those looking for fun, there is a new challenge in town for you at Claustrophobia. What is Claustrophobia you ask? There is the obvious and literal dictionary term of “an abnormal fear of being in enclosed or narrow places (dictionary.com). However, Claustrophobia is also a new escape room game located in the Hintonburg neighborhood of ... >
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Toronto Raptors host the Miami Heat and give out bobble heads

A Charles Oakley bobblehead situated next to its box.
After seeing an awesome Toronto Raptors game back in the fall, I decided I wanted to see another one! Unfortunately, Drake was not there this time. The 2014-2015 season is a commemorative year for The Raptors as they celebrate their 20th Anniversary in Toronto.  Every Friday night home game, the team wears purple retro dinosaur jerseys with the team’s original logo. In addition, they have ... >
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Filly in the City

When you combine the horse world with the fashion world in an urban downtown setting, you get Filly in the City.  Christine Curtin, the owner of the store, combined her passion for horses and previous work experience to bring Filly and the City to life back in mid December.  On a recent trip back to Toronto, I had the opportunity to speak with Christine after she kindly invited me to take a look ... >
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It’s Time to Get Dirty with Frank

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Frank is not who or what you might think it is. It has a catchy tag line of “get naked. get dirty. get rough. get clean.” By the description, one would think that is extremely inappropriate and sexual, and from their marketing camapaign, it certainly alludes to that. But in reality, Frank is a line of body cleaning and betterment products primarily using c ... >
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Toronto Christmas Market in The Distillery District

Have you been to the Toronto Christmas Market in The Distillery District? If  you haven’t you really should before it closes up shop for the season. This annual market runs from Friday,November 28th to Sunday, December 21, 2014 and will be sure to get you in the holiday spirit. I was fortunate enough to be in Toronto and have a little bit of free time to check it out.  This annual holiday ... >
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Holigiving at Lee’s Kitchen

A few of us were fortunate to be invited back to Lee’s Kitchen for Holigiving. What is Holigiving one might ask? It is a gathering held on the American Thanksgiving weekend bringing together friends, food and good cheer in celebration of the Christmas holiday season.  All of us work such crazy schedules and long hours, especially those in retail leading up to Christmas. This was the perfect ... >
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The Raptors vs The 76ers and Drake is in the Building

If you have never been to a Raptors game, then you are surely missing out. I had the entertaining pleasure of going to the Raptors vs. the 76ers game on Sunday, November 9th with a few friends. It had been a few years since I saw my last NBA game, so it was time to relive the excitement and energy. What is awesome about watching this sport, is that the game is fast paced, high scoring, and there i ... >
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A Kanye Jack-o-Lantern Kind of Night

When a pumpkin + a love for hip hop + fall + good knife and some patience are all added together, it produces a Kanye West Jack-O-Lantern. As a bonus, a healthy snack can result from the byproduct of the labour (more details on that later in the post). For the longest time, I had been saying that I wanted to carve and create a really cool jack-o-lantern. And while my idea is not the most original ... >
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