Lillet, s’il vous plaît!

Confession: I’m not a big drinker. Yes, I work in advertising. Yes, I’m a bit of an anomaly. I can pinpoint where things took a turn for the “I don’t think I can party anymore” – 21st birthday, an entire bottle of Veuve and a three-day hangover. We won’t mention…

C is for Cookie [Giveaway]

Pro tip: if you ever want to make friends at the office, arrange to receive a box full of Italian biscuits, crackers and pasta at work. About a month ago, a case of my childhood favourites from Misura arrived and we immediately dug in. I continued to dig in for…

How well do you know your roast?

I’m a firm believer that you can tell a lot about a person by their choice in coffee. At Starbucks, the level of personalization available means that’s even more true. I’m a Grande Bold kind of girl or, if I’m going to treat myself, a triple tall lactose-free skinny caramel…

Join the #ThatCleanLife challenge

Feeling the need to detox? Me too. Even though the Toronto weather makes it feel like it will never happen, today is the first day of spring and sunshine is on the way! I love spring cleaning (even though I can be a bit of a messy person otherwise..shhh) and…

5 best cupcakes in Toronto

Happy National Cupcake Week, Toronto! One of my lots in life is that I can’t say no to a cupcake. The delicious personal-sized morsels of disaster are always so prettily packaged and cute that I find it hard to resist. Also, their size makes them oh-so-easy to justify, especially the…

5-minute DIY: holiday ornament keepsake

For magpie-types like myself, the holidays can be a dangerous time to set foot into any store. All that glitters is proudly on display and it’s all I can do to keep my blinders on and wallet relatively full. I wasn’t so lucky this weekend when dropping into Starbucks to…

DIY: gilded serving plates

My recent nesting urges have driven me to Teatro Verde, Restoration Hardware and HomeSense more times than I can count recently. We’ve been house hunting in earnest and my house-making feelings have been at an all-time high. I’ll admit, my frequent  business-only sourcing trips for a recent blogger program I…