Converse has been around since before I can remember. Synonymous with the sneaker itself, Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars are ever-popular. So, how can a brand remain at the top of its game in the fashion scene for so many years? It all comes down to solid branding, clever marketing, and classic timeless appeal. Read More
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House-made soda pop has been appearing on several drink menus around the city. Normally, I don’t drink a lot of pop but this kind of fizzy, I can get into. The flavors are fresh and more unusual, while the sugar content won’t burrow dark holes in your teeth.
Toronto is an exceptionally ethnic city. One of the results being a diverse and lively food scene with wide ranging influences from around the globe. Interestingly enough, despite a large Filipino population in the downtown, finding Filipino food was not easy. Yet this is shifting, more options have been surfacing, adding new flavours and dishes to satiate Toronto’s appetite.
The title of this post is the tag line for Glory Hole Doughnuts, a new comer on the baker scene whose name you won’t soon forget. Move over cupcakes, it’s time for doughnuts gone wild. Amazing sounding combinations like Beer Pretzel, Elvis with Marshmallow and Granola & Yoghurt have me interested beyond the cheeky branding.
I have always been one for creature comforts and my home is my castle, my secret garden, a place that I am happy to come back to at the end of the day. Not just for me to enjoy, but also an inviting place for guests, so things like comfortable seating, nice lighting and interesting yet practical design are of importance to me when creating my home space. Read More
We sit next to strangers all the time, in a movie theater or on the public transit, but dining with randoms? The use of communal tables in restaurants has become more common lately and while they are hardly the setting for a romantic dinner, sharing your table with new people can make for a more lively dining experience. Read More
This has been a HOT summer and in efforts to stay cool people have been barely clothing themselves. At the risk of sounding like a grandma, I think some things have gone a little too far. Read More
The fashion for making everything old new again has hit an industry normally obsessed with the future. The latest trend in camera manufacturing are bodies that look, feel and work like vintage cameras with all the digital bells and whistles. Working new concepts into old frames, the major camera companies are putting out state of the art retro models. Designed somewhere between a point & shoot and a full-bodied pro camera, these ‘mirrorless’ cameras look pretty slick.
Stack ‘em up and prove that you have the most friends. That’s right, crafty friendship bracelets are piling up this season. But in this recent incarnation, have they lost their authenticity? Read More
What obsession do I share with millions of other people? – My love for playing Draw Something. I’m guilty of playing as soon as I get up, before I go to sleep and all times in between. My longest streak is 83, so far, and my greatest drawing accomplishment was a masterful rendering of Elton John. But enough about me. Read More
It seems like everything old is new again and the logo for the Toronto Blue Jays is no exception. Perhaps this explains the Blue Jays mania that is sweeping the streets and the cool kids that inhabit them. Do they all love baseball, have fierce Toronto pride or is the retro logo making baseball chic? Read More
References to the epic 90s show, My So-Called Life have been popping up everywhere lately. A pair of patchwork printed cut-off shorts labeled #RayanneGraff, had me digging back into the show’s archives to get some style candy. Read More
Spring sun is beaming down and has me thinking about what I am going to plant in my rooftop garden and how to keep those pesky squirrels from eating everything. A neat design idea that peaked my interest is the pallet garden. Read More