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A trip to the Pleasure Store, anyone?

Yesterday is what we like to call Fake Friday – a Friday that falls during that magical time between May and September where those of us who work in agencies get the Friday *and* the Monday of the long weekend off. Fake Friday is usually just a joyous day, but…

Release your inner artiste at Paintlounge

There are certain things that set off my skepticism receptors pretty much immediately. Usually it’s things like a friend going on a date with a probably-sketchy guy she met online or an email that starts with “so I found this great article about social media I think you should read”.…

Relax, Reset, Recharge (Recap!)

The last few weeks have been the ultimate whirlwind. We launched a big campaign at work (maybe you’ve heard of it) that has, to be completely honest, taken up 99% of my time. Not too much time left over for this little blog or for my personal Twitter feed. One…

WIN tickets to see Jillian Michaels in Toronto!

I have a confession: I l-o-v-e Jillian Michaels. She’s always been my favourite coach on The Biggest Lose – she’s motivational while digging deep to find the root of the problem – and I really admire the career she’s built for herself. The transformations she’s able to create in her…

Flash sale alert: The Rich is Back this Friday!

If I was Oprah, Benefit Cosmetics palettes would top the list of my favourite things – I seriously recommend them to everyone. There’s always one in rotation in my beauty routine and I have a feeling the latest one will be no exception. Benefit Cosmetics has partnered up with British…

Perfect Homemade Popcorn [recipe]

I’m more than a little obsessed with popcorn. Obsessed to the end that, when things started getting serious with my boyfriend, my old roommate asked “Does he know about your popcorn…thing?”. The “thing” is that I would happily skip dinner in lieu of buttered movie (or microwave) popcorn with both…

Now open: Yonge & Eglinton’s hottest barre. Hello, Barreworks!

In a move that will surely make it difficult to move, I spent yesterday afternoon at Yonge & Eglinton’s hottest new barre: Barreworks! A favourite of the Queen West crew, Barreworks is a ballet-inspired, barre-based workout that all but guarantees you’ll feel the burn the next day…or week. I tried…