free money

Don’t you love finding money in the coat you haven’t worn since last season? Or the purse you haven’t used in a while? A certain company is delivering 1,000 of those happy moments to Torontonians as you read this! A few months ago I wrote about a marketing trend that caught my attention – Random … Continue reading

Bobbette & Belle Patisserie

The cool weather is slowly making an exit and the prematurely opened patios are proof that this is an exciting time of year for Canadians.  The beautiful weather on Sunday was nothing less than a sign to get out of the house and explore more of the city. This time I took my travels to … Continue reading

getting back to yoga

I am probably one of the least athletic people you will ever meet  – I pretty much despise most physical activity. I can admit this but I’m not proud of it and it doesn’t sit well with me. In an attempt to be moderately active and healthy, I started taking yoga classes with a friend … Continue reading

niche coffee & tea company

Trying new restaurants and cafes is one of my favourite things to do. With so many options in this city (and with the right amount of dough), one could easily try a different spot every single day for a few years. That being said, it’s easy to fall into the trap of familiarity and return to … Continue reading

travels to the St. Lawrence Market

I love to travel and see new places but it is not often that I can hop on a plane and visit an exotic location on the other side of the world. What I have come to realize is that satisfying the travel craving doesn’t have to involve plane tickets and passports – sometimes the … Continue reading

step by step

One of my goals in 2011 is to learn new things. I have read that this is a key to happiness and personally agree that an active brain is a happy brain.  I got a head start on this goal and took a photography course at the end of 2010. The workshop was a one-day … Continue reading

find your own rhythm

Over the years, I have been a member of various Toronto fitness clubs.  Recognizing the importance of physical activity for my health, I’ve always had the best intentions, but somehow struggled to remain motivated. Recently I contemplated whether I was attempting the impossible.  You see, I have just realized that on a philosophical level, my personal values actually … Continue reading