Long Weekend: Yoga, Swimming & a DIY Wellness Retreat

  Andrea Banerjee When my sister asked me to go with her on a wellness retreat, we were both excited and curious at the idea. Full disclosure: We both work 9-5 office jobs and are urban/suburbanites by trade. A weekend of meditation, exercise, fresh air … and time away from our vices and devices? It…

What’s New at the Toronto Zoo?

The Toronto Zoo located in Scarborough is home to over 5000 animals. It’s an extremely accessible and family friendly attraction making it a great choice for your next city adventure! By attending the keeper talks, you’ll learn new things about the animals and their unique personalities each time you visit. You might find you have…

Royal Wedding Themed Cooking, Baking, and Crafting!

With the Royal Wedding fast approaching, these family friendly activities will help make the event extra special and memorable. Invite friends over for a viewing party and wow them with these easy to make gourmet hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and dazzling fascinators. Kellogg’s partnered with former Royal Chef, Darren McGrady to give breakfast a posh makeover. I had…

Behind the Scenes with Global Chef Canada

  I had the chance to go behind the scenes with Rahil Rathod, the recent Gold Medal Recipient of the Canadian Culinary Federation (CCFCC) national competition. Chef Rahil has earned the honour of representing Canada in the upcoming World Chefs Global Chef Challenge this July in Malaysia.   Seventy Nations are competing in the Global Chefs…

Introducing Il Fornello’s New Vegan Menu!

Il Fornello has been a longtime Toronto favourite for wood-fired pizza and fresh made pasta. I attended a media-tasting yesterday to sample their all new vegan menu. Luckily, I took tons of pictures because words alone wouldn’t do it justice. It was an absolute delight! Il Fornello brought in a vegetarian chef, Margie Cook, to…

Savoury Macarons, the Next Big Thing?

I was skeptical at first too. I love macarons, especially high-quality imported French macarons. Just last month, I did a head-to-head comparison of two of Toronto’s biggest names Ladurée VS Nadège. Read all about the epic showdown and see who came out victorious here. I considered myself well-versed in the macaron scene… But savoury macarons? Nadège had a featured Brie and…

Mindful Monday-Visualization Meditation Exercise

Happy Mindful Monday everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and feel ready to make the most of the week ahead. I went hiking yesterday, on one of my favourite trails, near the Royal Botanical Gardens. We saw a lot of wildlife and beautiful spring landscapes but the best part was seeing Elowyn…