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Entertaining Guide: How to Host a Chic Picnic at Home like a Pro (Without Being One)

It’s all in the detail! Whether it’s a wedding, birthday party, or even if you’re just having friends over for a night in, the details are almost always what matter most when it comes to throwing an unforgettable party! Whenever I go to a party and the host has made an extra effort to impress through little details, I always find the experience to be so much more special. In my recent blog post, I showed you our romantic chic picnic in the park with Boursin. Today, I’ve teamed up with Boursin Canada again to elevate the chic picnic experience!…

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Easy Shakshuka Recipe

Tomato, tom-ah-to, potato, pot-ah-to, shakshuka, shakshouka (gesundheit!). It’s a dish spelled a few different ways and that sounds a bit like someone sneezing! Its origins are still subject to (sometimes, heated) debate, with some sources saying it dates back to the Ottoman Empire and some saying it originated in North Africa before being brought to Israel by North African Jews. It’s a very popular dish in Israel, Palestine, Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco. Either way, I think it’s safe to call it a Middle Eastern slash North African dish, and it’s absolutely delicious! Traditionally served for breakfast, I can…

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Romantic Chic Picnic in the Park with Boursin

It’s official – I’m a “Mrs.”!!! What a whirlwind the last week has been! Alex and I tied the knot last Saturday, July 8th and we couldn’t be any happier! It was such a beautiful day and everything was perfect. I took a break from the blog for two weeks, but now I’m happy to be back! And I’m excited to say that this marks my very first blog post as a married woman! I can’t wait to share photos from our wedding with you guys soon, including all the big and little details! But first, I wanted to share…

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Trio of Crostini with All-Canadian Cheese for Canada150
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Trio of crostini for Canada150
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Trio of Crostini with All-Canadian Cheese for Canada150

Canada’s 150th birthday is just a couple days away! In my last style post, I mentioned I’d be keeping the celebrations going this week with a Canada150 food post. So, I’m excited to have teamed up with the Dairy Farmers of Canada to share my very own crostini recipes and a super simple baked Camembert, all using Canadian cheese! The first things that come to mind for Canada150 are celebrating and entertaining. Whether you’re entertaining at home or a guest at someone else’s, this trio of crostini will be a crowd-pleaser for Canada Day. The first is a Camembert and…

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Selection of appetizers at Ricarda's Toronto
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A Second Look at Ricarda’s: Why First Impressions Are Not Always Accurate

I’m going to be brutally honest. The first time I went to Ricarda’s, I was not impressed. Well, let me rephrase: I was not impressed by the food. The first time I went to Ricarda’s was for the grand opening in July of 2016, and I found it to be extremely ostentatious. There were acrobats hanging from the ceiling and models walking around in giant plastic bubbles. There was a bountiful seafood bar, fresh pasta bar, and an open beverage bar. Not to mention the fact that the restaurant is in a GIANT space and is beautifully decorated. Nevertheless, I…

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My ‘Jacked Up’ BLT Recipe

Warning: this post may contain scenes of extreme deliciousness (which may be unsuitable for those who do not enjoy bacon). It is intended for mature carnivores only. Viewer discretion is advised. Bacon lovers, rejoice! Did you know that National BLT month is a thing? …Yeah, me neither. But I’m so glad that I know now and you will never hear me complain about any opportunity to celebrate BACON! National BLT month is during the month of April, and I’ve teamed up with duBreton to bring you my very own, mouth-watering BLT recipe. It’s a classic BLT sandwich  with a couple…

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Best dim sum experience on the #JunoExpress to Ottawa
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Eating My Way Across Ontario with Metro – First Stop: The JUNO Awards

Anyone who knows me well knows there are 3 things in life that I love the most (aside from my fiancé and pizza): food, travel, and music. So, when Metro offered to take me on an adventure this past weekend to Ottawa for The JUNO Awards—giving me an opportunity to get a HUGE dose of music, food, and travel all at the same time—I was like, “Hellllllll, yessss!” How Metro is Celebrating Canada’s Sesquicentennial In celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial (which is just a fancy way of saying 150th anniversary), Metro is putting together a series of 7 local events, called…

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Lambretta Pizzeria & Wine Bar: A Hidden Gem in Roncesvalles Village

I don’t spend enough time in Roncesvalles Village (“Roncy”, for short), although I should! It’s Toronto’s original Polish neighbourhood, and it underwent a significant revitalization a few years ago. It’s home to some pretty cool spots, like the original location of La Cubana, Reunion Island Coffee, and Barque Smokehouse and Butcher Bar, to name a few. But today on the blog, I want to share a pizzeria that I recently discovered, even though it’s been around for a couple of years: Lambretta Pizzeria & Wine Bar (See? This is why I need to spend more time in this neighbourhood. I’m…

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How Mentorship Has Impacted My Life and How I Said Thanks to My Mentor

So, it’s been several weeks since my last blog post and I apologize for falling behind! It’s been so busy at work, we’ve been doing a lot of wedding planning, and I’ve been super focused on my physical fitness (as you can probably tell if you follow my IG stories) …and well, you really can’t do EVERYTHING, even though you can try! But I’m excited to be sharing a new post with you today on Valentine’s Day about a topic that is very near and dear to my heart: mentorship. I recently had the opportunity to say a big “Thank…

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Happy 2017, everyone! I hope you’ve all enjoyed the holidays. It’s been a little while since my last blog post. Between being super busy at the office and spending time with family and friends, I’ve been mentally and physically exhausted (who else can relate?)! Although we’re all back to our regular routine now, it will probably still take me a few days to get completely back on track. But, I’ll do my very best to bring you guys lots more fresh content for the new year soon, so stay tuned! Well, the holidays may officially be over, but hopefully the…

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