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Tough lessons learned at Oprah’s Lifeclass in Toronto

Let me preface this by saying I’m not a rabid Oprah fan. That said, when my mom first got lucky in the NYC ticket lottery, I was completely onboard to visit NYC and see Oprah’s Lifeclass (for free!) at Radio City  Music Hall. Unfortunately, she ended up fracturing her foot…

Not Myself Today

How are you feeling today? Don’t say “fine” – how are you really feeling? Too often, this question is answered flippantly and without giving thought to what our mood actually is that day. Worse, we might be afraid to share how we’re really feeling for fear of discrimination, scrutiny or…

Brunette bloggers take on La Société

They say blondes have more fun…but brunettes are definitely a force to be reckoned with. This weekend, I had the pleasure of brunching with some of Toronto’s best and brightest lady-bloggers. Organized by  Valerie Stachurski of I’m Charming You along with Nicki from View The Vibe, we braved the rain…

Light up your tastebuds at Luma

Last night was my first time at Luma in Toronto (located in the Bell/TIFF Lightbox). Yes, I know everyone else has already been. Yes, everyone else has already told me how awesome it is. However, I wasn’t expecting it to be quite *this* awesome. When Danielle and I planned our…

Boots & Hearts is bringing country to southern Ontario

To me, nothing screams ‘summer’ more than driving with the windows down, blasting some country tunes. That’s why I can’t wait for Boots & Hearts country music festival! Taking place August 10-12 at the Canadian Tire Motosport Park in Bowmanville, Boots & Hearts is sure to be must-see show of the…

I love you because…

Have I mentioned that I absolutely love musical theatre? I really do. Need proof? This is me as Elphaba (in Lush’s Mask of Magnaminty) singing Defying Gravity in my apartment in my second year at Queen’s. My blonde housemate, Kathleen, made the perfect Galinda. So, you can imagine how psyched…

the california diaries: beverly hills, 90210

The California Diaries will share my experiences traveling to LA in March 2012. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ramblings of a first-time California Girl. First up, our hotel – The Beverly Wilshire! The iconic hotel is best known for its starring role in Pretty Woman. I’ve done a lot…