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Babaton cohen pant with Aritzia lace top with Zara sock boots
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Style Post – My Favourite Pair of Trousers: The Babaton Cohen Pant

Hands up if you buy the same article of clothing in multiple colours if you really like it! I’m totally guilty of this. BUT, I think it’s excusable if: a) you LOVE that article of clothing, and b) it’s classic enough to last you for many seasons. If you follow me on Instagram, you saw that I recently committed this crime by buying, not 1, not 2, buy THREE pairs of Steve Madden flats at the same time. Yet another item, and the subject of this blog post, that I have done this for (and recommend that you do too)…

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Enjoying breakfast with my husband at One King West
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Romantic Staycation at One King West

A few weeks ago, Alex and I celebrated our 3-month wedding anniversary (how time flies!). We got to spend it at one of our favourite hotels in Toronto: One King West. We have such a special connection to this hotel because it’s actually where I spent the night before our wedding and where Alex and I spent our first night as a married couple! We were invited back for a romantic staycation for 2 nights, and the timing of our return couldn’t have been more perfect. Can you believe, we were even put up in the exact same room that…

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Chilled zucchini soup
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Zucchini, Leek and Basil Soup

I can’t believe it’s already the end of October and the holidays are just around the corner! However, it feels like anything but outside, since we’ve been enjoying an unusually warm autumn in Toronto (no complaints about it, whatsoever, though!). Many days start off chilly, and by the afternoon, the temperature’s in the double-digits. So it’s no wonder we are all feeling a bit weather confused these days! It’s also left me feeling the same way in the kitchen. The weather had me craving ice cream for Thanksgiving, and now, these balmy temps aren’t exactly inspiring me to start preparing recipes for…

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Wearing my new outfit from Aritzia
in Fashion

Style Post – Treat Yourself with Upper Canada

Last Thursday, October 19th, I celebrated my 35th birthday! Yes, 35th! No complaints over here about getting old. Thirty-five is actually a number I’m very proud of, and that represents the amount of progress I’ve made. I finally feel like I’m at a place in my life that I’m super happy with, and for that I’m grateful. But, what I’m not so grateful for is the fact that I had to work on my birthday. As much as I wanted to take the day off, I ended up spending the afternoon working 🙁 . My answer to working on my…

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Eggs en Cocotte with hands on coffee
in Food

Oeufs en Cocotte (Eggs en Cocotte)

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And what would a good breakfast be without the eggs?! But, I don’t know about you, I often get sick of eating the same old omelettes, sunny side up, hard boiled and scrambled eggs. I like to mix it up and find interesting ways to cook my eggs. I picked up a few cocottes a couple months ago while shopping at the St. Lawrence Market (what else is new?!). They’re these cute, little black dishes that look like miniature Dutch ovens. I originally got them for my Brussels sprout mac and…

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Challah French Toast with Grilled Nectarines and Plums
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Ice cream in cups with hand mixer
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Easy, No-Churn Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

One of my fondest childhood memories is of my mother’s homemade coconut ice cream. Mmmmmmm. She would make it for special occasions, like the holidays, and even my cousins would put in requests for it whenever they visited. But while I loved my mother’s homemade ice cream, I absolutely haaattteddd the process of making it. Whisking the ingredients, then warming the milk, then tempering, then thickening, then chilling, then churning, then freezing, and then finally serving! It just seemed like such a laborious task involving an inordinate amount of steps. I couldn’t stand waiting for the end product, not to…

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Interior of Oretta Toronto
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It’s Not Too Soon to Start Thinking about Aging, So Here’s What You Can do About it Now

Last week, I had the pleasure of sitting down for breakfast with Jeanne Beker, Tosca Reno, Lynn Spence, Dr. Janet Tamo and Dr. Kucy Pon at a roundtable hosted by Proctor & Gamble at Oretta. Not only are some of these ladies icons in their own right, but they are also all incredibly nice people! Needless to say, joining them at an intimate breakfast to discuss some of the most important issues facing women was very humbling and inspiring! The focus of the discussion was on health, wellness, and beauty for the aging woman, particularly women who fall into the…

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Orecchiette with sausage, rapini and grana padano
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Orecchiette with Sausage & Rapini

If you’re a pasta-lover and you missed the carbs from last week’s eggplant lasagna recipe, then you’re going to love this one! Since I haven’t yet made a pasta for the blog, I knew I wanted to start with one of my favourites: orecchiette with sausage and rapini. This is one of my absolute favourite pasta dishes, second only to carbonara (which I will attempt to make one day, when I muster the courage). Because of its shape, this pasta is called “orecchiette” which means “small ears” in Italian. And, just like its meaning, this dish is EAR-resistible (sorry, but…

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Wearing striped shirt, black leather skirt and Chelsea boots
in Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle

It’s No Secret I Get Paid for Being an “Influencer”, But Here’s What I Want You to Know About it

Cat’s out of the bag: I earn money from posting sponsored content on my Instagram account and blog. Shocking. I’m sorry to sound so sarcastic, but I want to get real with you guys. I want to contribute to an open dialogue around sponsored posts and influencer marketing because it’s what I do for a living. It’s been a little over 3 months since I left my full-time job as a corporate lawyer of 9 years (!). I took the ultimate risk and decided to pursue my passion as a full-time blogger/content creator and entrepreneur – another shocking fact not…

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