Statement Wall at Bar Neon

So this on/off spring and summer weather that Mother Nature keeps teasing us with really needs to stop. For one thing, it can’t be good for global warming. In a few years, we will have probably done some serious damage to the ecosystem and it may not be pretty. Second point to mention is that many of us are more likely to get sick. This hot and cold back and forth-ness is just too much to ha ... >
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Sorry/Not Sorry for Winter

Winter has got to be the longest and dreariest season of the year. Dark days. Bitter cold temperatures. And so much snow. So what do we do to cheer up and stay warm? Find comfort, enjoyment, and warmth in the company of great friends and delicious coffee. In mid February, my pal and amazing photographer, Goran Petkovsky and I did just that. We at Sorry Cafe in Yorkville, sipped on great lattes and ... >
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East Coast Love for Halifax

We truly are not fulfilling our patriotic duty as a Canadian citizen if we have not experienced our country from coast to coast. In my younger years, I had the privilege of going to the west coast on a couple of family trips to visit Victoria. While completing store manager training with Aritzia, I was flown out to Vancouver to their Support Office. I have lived in Ottawa and visited Montreal a ha ... >
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Vincent – A Women’s Fashion Boutique on Preston

Photo looking into the store, showcasing some of the displays of clothing.
Nestled right in the heart of Little Italy along Preston Street, lies the cutest and trendiest women’s apparel boutique that goes by the name of Vincent. The first time I stepped foot in the store, I was immediately greeted by the smiling faces of the dynamic sister duo of Amanda and Angie. They welcomed me into their store like it was their home. One can’t help but fall in love with t ... >
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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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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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Let’s Go Back to School – Review

I would go back to School in a heart beat.  The kind I am referring to is not the educational institution setting, but the hip, fun and trendy brunch spot in Liberty Village in Toronto.  What better way to end a year and begin a new one than with great company and delicious food? Back on December 31st, after a flight from Ottawa to Toronto, I had a scrumptious lunch at School with some friends. ... >
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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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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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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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