Paint Your Heart Out at Paint Lounge

A photo of a smock with paint splatters all over it.
The perfect combination on a Saturday night; live music, drinks, good company and some paint at Paint Lounge! There are three locations of Paint Lounge located throughout the GTA, so no matter what ‘hood you are in, there is one close to you (Toronto West, Toronto East and Markham). The idea behind Paint Lounge is that people get to paint in a social, friendly, and relaxing atmosphere. No on ... >
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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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DIY Pumpkin Masterpieces

Who does’t love shiny objects, especially gold dipped DIY pumpkin shiny objects at this time of year?  I recently started following this awesome DIY blog called Homey Oh My.  The big thing I like about her stuff is that her DIY projects are all quite easy, simple and attainable without causing headaches or breaking the bank.  I was inspired by one of her fall projects and decided to integ ... >
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The Reverse Surprise Party

Who doesn’t love a surprise party? We all know how they go. Lots of planning and logistics are done without the lucky recipient knowing. And then that special moment when they walk in the door and SURPRISE! Well last weekend, we had a funny incident occur. The lucky recipient surprised the guests! I was the main coordinator and missed the key cue for when the Birthday Girl walked in the door ... >
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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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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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No Rubber Ducks During this Bathtime

It was bath time for the horses and ponies on Sunday and subsequently short wearing conditions for the humans.  With the warmer weather finally deciding to hang around and a sunny afternoon, it created the perfect conditions to give the equines a bath to rid them of all of their winter dandruff and dirt.  If this weather didn’t change to normal seasonal temperatures, I was starting to won ... >
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Need a LYFT?

So if you didn’t already know, I was recently in San Francisco and had the time of my life (check out my post: https://www.tobakiss.ca/san-francisco/).  San Francisco is one of the high tech capitals of the world with Google HQs, Facebook HQs, LinkedIn HQs and many more based out of there.  Knuggs and I couldn’t get over this one awesome app that we utilized with our friend Shawn wh ... >
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Music Festival Season Commences

With the first weekend of Coachella at a close, it seems to be the unofficial kick-off musical festival for the spring and summer months. At the top of of must-see festivals is certainly Coachella.  Lots of people plan their vacations around this event, as it draws major A-List musical headliners like Pharrel, Outkast, Ellie Goulding, Lordes, just to name a few.    This year was not short of mu ... >
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