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Shakshuka in a Le Creuset skillet
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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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Getting ready to have our chic picnic
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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
June 29, 2017
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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Close-up picture of the Soundpays app
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Soundpays: The Newest Revolution in Mobile Shopping

When Shazam came out, I thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread! I could be anywhere and hear a song I needed to know the name of, and I could find out at the simple press of a button. As a music lover, this was like pure magic! You know what else I love besides music? Shopping. Now there’s an app which is basically the Shazam for mobile shopping, and it’s called Soundpays. Soundpays is a new mobile wallet app, but it’s unlike any other mobile wallet out there. Based in Toronto, it’s Canadian innovation at its finest…

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Charming houses in New Hampshire
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Travel Guide: New Hampshire Highlights in 3 Nights

I’m a city girl at heart. I love the frenetic energy and the convenience of having so many coffee shops and restaurants at your fingertips. When I travel, if I’m not heading to another major city, you can find me on the beach in some place exotic (as you can see from my last travel guide). But, I must admit, there are times when it’s nice to change up the pace and connect with nature – go somewhere where you can’t see directly into your neighbour’s house. A couple weeks ago, I was invited to visit the state of New…

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Travel Guide: 4 Tips on How to do St. Barths on a Budget
June 19, 2017
Easy breezy in Aritzia
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Celebrating Canada150 in Style with Upper Canada

Canada’s 150th birthday is just around the corner! I started my Canada150 celebrations a couple months ago with my trip to the Juno Awards in Ottawa. We are just a couple weeks shy now of July 1st, so it’s a good time to continue the Canadian pride – this time, with a new style post and ode to some of my favourite Canadian retailers. I’ll also be celebrating Canada150 with a new food post coming up on the blog next week – so stay tuned! It’s been a little while since my last style post, and since I decided to…

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Bride and Bridesmaid swimsuits at Nikki Beach
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Travel Guide: 4 Tips on How to do St. Barths on a Budget

Visiting St. Barths has been a dream of mine for many years. Call me an elitist, but maybe it has something to do with the fact that it’s one of the most exclusive places on earth, or there’s a Nikki Beach on the island (and it was once one of my lifetime goals to visit all the Nikki Beaches in the world). But let’s be honest. My fiancé and I aren’t made of money; and with a wedding on the horizon, we weren’t looking to set ourselves back. Despite the otherwise hefty price tag, it is possible to visit St….

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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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Challah French Toast with Grilled Nectarines and Plums
September 1, 2017
Honouring my bridesmaids with fine jewellery from Pandora
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Expressing Gratitude: How I Surprised My Bridesmaids with A Gift From PANDORA Jewellery

One thing I am guilty of not doing often enough: showing appreciation, especially to those that are closest to me. It’s not that I’m not grateful or don’t have manners; I always do make sure to say “please” and “thank you”. But I know actions speak louder than words, and saying “thank you” can be less powerful in conveying gratitude than a meaningful gesture or a gift. In giving a thoughtful gift, you go that extra little mile and say “I truly appreciate you” to the person you who’s receiving it. However, life gets in the way sometimes, and there…

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Getting comfy in the salon chair at Toni & Guy Queen West
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There’s No Place Like Home: My New Hair Collaboration with Toni & Guy

I’m not afraid of commitment. I mean, I’m happily engaged to be married (we’ve been together for nearly 4 years), I’ve had several long-term relationships before my fiancé, and I have friendships that have lasted more than 30 years. But for some reason, I’ve never been able to commit to certain essential service providers, like a family doctor (I haven’t seen the same doctor regularly since my pediatrician) or a hairdresser. My ‘hair history’ is actually quite embarrassing. I used to go for a haircut max two times a year; and, other than my phase in high school when I…

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