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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613 Night Market 2014 Review

This past Saturday night, I went to the first ever 613 Night Market. It was held at the Ottawa Convention Centre that is conveniently attached to the Rideau Centre. The 613 Ottawa Night Market was inspired by the night markets that happen in other cities like Richmond and Vancouver BC. These markets bring local food vendors and artisans all in one easy and central location for shoppers and foodies ... >
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The Drake General Store Touches Down in Ottawa

Where else can you find tasteful, fun, and creative Canadian made goods all while shopping in a hip, cool and inspiring setting? At the Drake General Store of course! There is something for everyone here! The Drake empire  from Toronto (no, not to be confused with Drake the rapper, coincidentally from Toronto), has extended its reign to include a Drake General store in the nation’s capital. ... >
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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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Spirit Twin

Meet Marcus. He is my “Spirit Twin”. Funny Guy! We all must have someone out there on us who is destined to be your spirit twin. What is this preposterous thing called a spirit twin you ask? Basically it is someone out there in this world who is basically the same person as you on many levels (emotionally, psychologically, possible even physically to some extent).  If you have ever se ... >
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Raybans Are Not Clydesdale-Proof

Who doesn’t know what Ray-bans are? Unless you have been living under a rock, you have seen them on everyone, young and old.  They are considered classic, timeless, fashionable, functional, hip, cool, and everything in between. Celebrities and the average Joe can all be found wearing them. If Pharell can wear Ray-bans, than anyone can! Beyonce is wearing the Club Masters. Rayban History Ray ... >
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World Cup Frenzy

Last night I experienced a new first. Nothing life shattering, but to a sports fanatic it could be.  I watched my first ever World Cup Soccer game.  I met up with some good people at Maclaren’s on Elgin in Ottawa.  Japan was playing against the Ivory Coast in Group C of World Cup soccer.  My friend Kana was full-on nation pride by rocking a Japanese team jersey and brought a flag. I can ... >
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Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black (or otherwise known as OITNB) is not a new fashion trend.  Only a handful of people could pull off orange as a replacement color to black in their wardrobe and I am not one of them. Rather OITNB is new hit series that was produced by Netflix last summer. So if you do not have Netflix, what are you waiting for? I binge watched the entire second season in 3 days. No joke. Ar ... >
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The “Side” Effects

Trends and fads come and go. For some reason, the concept of the “side” effect or trend put my head spinning in motion recently and I had a brainstorming session with myself on all of the different variations this has evolved into. Below I have recreated my internal brain storming session into an organized list. Let me know your thoughts on them. Note that some of these side trends are ... >
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Humans of NY

Do you know who Brandon Stanton is? If you don’t, I think you should! He is the brains and the man behind the camera of the ever growing popular HONY (no, not HORNY for those of you that have your minds in the gutter). HONY stands for Humans of New York. What started off as a simplistic personal project, has now blown up and evolved into an international success. This handsome fella is the b ... >
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