Art your Heart Out: Themed Life Drawing at Summerhall

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“Try new things”, they said. “It’ll be fun”, the promised. “The weather’s too shitty to spend outside anyways”. This is how an artist (Kara), an aspiring architect (Leanne), a Food & Drink writer (Emily) and an interior designer (moi) wandered into Summerhall with pencils and sketchbooks and some very rusty illustration skills. This is how, […]

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#OOTD: Canuckerama, a very very Canadian outfit

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Another year, another outfit post. Today’s theme is CANADA. I just got back from a fabulous fortnight in the motherland, and I miss it already. I sometimes wonder if I’d stayed, would I be as obnoxiously Canadian as I am now? A maple syrup chugging, beaver hugging, hockey watching fan of moose and geese? Would […]

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Things we should leave in 2016: Get in the Sea

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I don’t do resolutions. As we barrel full pelt into 2017 I’m fighting off a cold, snuggled up to my beloved dog and drinking ginger and lemon tea. I spent the first few days of the year catching up with good friends and stuffing my face. Fuck productivity. Today is my first full day back and […]

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Airport observations: one delayed flight from CDG to Edinburgh 

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I said I wasn’t going to write an end-of-year post, but if I’m honest, this is more to keep me from losing my shit in the airport than anything else. Yes, my flight is delayed. I reek of broken dreams & recycled air. My perfume? Eau de Despair.  Someone rubbed up against me. I’m pretty […]

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Getting all Christmassy w Cruelty Free Red Lipstick

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I can’t do my makeup to save my life. In theory I have images of the perfect smokey eye and a strong eyebrow game. In practice? A wonky brow and some very weak attempt at a cat’s eye. Maybe some cream blusher smeared asymmetrically in the vague direction of my cheekbones. Highlighter? Don’t make me […]

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Christmas in Toronto’s Historic Distillery District: More festive than a reindeer reunion

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Toronto takes Christmas seriously. The whole of Nathan Phillips Square outside City Hall becomes an outdoor ice rink, and the Toronto Christmas Market turns the Distillery District into a hipster winter wonderland . There’s a neon-lit merry-go-round, a ferris wheel, and a 52 foot Norway Spruce tree decorated with oversized baubles bigger than my head. It’s so festive […]

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Ho ho ho, Merry Vegan Christmas at the Toronto Vegan Winter Market

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Twas the weekend before Christmas, and between working and trying to find the most festive shit to do or see in Toronto, I was exhausted.  The city has at 5 Christmas markets currently running, from the slightly hipster Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District to the big Holiday Fair outside City Hall in Nathan Phillips […]

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