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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Ottawa’s Noodlefest 2015

Two bowls of pork, lam and yam soup with chopsticks.
I sipped, I slurped and I filled my stomach with delicious noodle dishes at Ottawa’s Noodlefest. It was the second annual Noodlefest organized by the Prive group (same group that put on the 613 Night Market).  The location couldn’t be more perfect, because after I finished my regular Saturday shift at Aritiza, JD met me and we just walked over to the beautiful Shaw Centre without ha ... >
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Ottawa Says Goodbye to Holt Renfrew

It is always sad to see an iconic business, event, institution, or legacy leave, and the Ottawa Holt Renfrew is no different. For the past 78 years, the Ottawa Holt Renfew has taken residency on along the historic Sparks Street.  It will close it’s doors for good on Sunday, January 25th, 2015. Outside the Holt Renfew in Ottawa with its liquidation signs. Holt Renfrew Ottawa. From a branding ... >
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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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Review of 416 Snack Bar in Toronto

So you should probably clear some space on your calendar and make a pit stop at the 416 Snack Bar located in Toronto. It will be well worth the time and your stomach will be very happy. JD and I were in Toronto not too long ago and decided we needed to give this place a shot. If the name wasn’t catchy enough, then I think it was our love and affinity for the 416 area code. I mean, if Drake b ... >
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Review of the 2014 Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show

When the true season of fall approaches, fashionistas in the nation’s capital know that the annual Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show is on the horizon as well. I have been a couple of times since moving to Ottawa over the past few years, and this past year was by far the most successful trip that I have had. The Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show was held at the Ottawa Convention Centre. Vendors from a ... >
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Halloween Costumes 2014

I may be a bit late in the Halloween costume posting game, but better late than never, right?  Hope everyone had a great Halloween weekend! I went through a phase in my life, between the ages of 21-26 whereby I didn’t get excited about Halloween any more. It seemed like so much effort and a waste of time to piece together a costume, and if I was going to do make a Halloween costume, then I ... >
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To fauna or Not to fauna? That is the Question…

The absolute definite answer to this is to fauna. For months upon months, a sign read, “coming very slowly”. And every time I passed by it, I always wondered what this spot was going to become. The curiosity behind the brown papered windows was finally revealed. fauna is Ottawa’s newest and trendiest restaurant that recently opened near the corner of Bank and Gladstone. Being fro ... >
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House of PainT is Pretty Hip for Ottawa

Picture this: some great beats being dropped, break dancing and pop and lock dancing happening, people cheering when the dancers execute an awesome trick, underground rappers performing on stage, and everyone having a great time. This doesn’t quite sound like an Ottawa event. Easily identifiable with Toronto, New York City, Chicago, LA, etc. Don’t underestimate the urban and hip hop sc ... >
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Clean Eating – No More Crap!!

Well I can’t promise that I will never not eat crappy food again, but I certainly am committing to myself to keep it to a minimum.  So I had a bit of a scare when I went home a few weeks ago. For the past little  while, I was having weird skin rashes and inconsistent bowel movements (yes this is the truth without being graphic). I had arranged with my mom to make a doctor’s appointme ... >
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