Friday, May 20, 2016

Happening Weekend: Summer Has Unofficially Arrived!

Toronto Weekend Events Listing for Victoria Day Long Weekend 2016

It's finally here - Victoria Day Long Weekend! Even though the official first day of summer isn't until June, the long weekend in May is the 'unofficial' start to summer in Toronto and the rest of Canada. People cram into their cars for a traffic packed drive to cottages or jam onto an available patio that has any sun shining on it. And there are plenty of fabulous events happening across Toronto to help you celebrate not only the long weekend, but the unofficial start of the summer season!

Victoria Day Firwroks, happening weekend
Here are my top picks for amazing events and happenings in Toronto this long weekend:

Monday, May 16, 2016

Exhibit: Extraordinary Everyday by Jake Sherman!

CONTACT Photography Festival: I'm New Here by Jake Sherman Exhibition Review

I love the month of May in Toronto. Not only does the weather (usually) become warmer but festivals both large and small start popping up all over the city, including the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, which runs for the whole month of May! I try to go several CONTACT exhibits every year and 2016 is no exception.

I'm New Here by Jake Sherman, Scotiabank Photography Festival Exhibit at Nuvango Gallery in Toronto, Photo, Photographer, Culture, Art, Artmatters, Ontario, Canada, The Purple Scarf, Melanie.Ps, Ossington
A few weeks ago I was privileged to attend the opening reception of Toronto photographer Jake Sherman's photography exhibit, I'm New Here, at the new Nuvango Gallery on Queen Street West.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Happening Weekend: Art, Booze & Dogs!

Toronto Weekend Events Listing for May 13 - 15, 2016

Yay! It's finally the weekend, and I for one am excited. Now that the weather has been getting warmer, the amount of amazing events happening around the city has grown and are going outside.

Photo by Jake Sherman, CONTACT Photography Festival, Nuvango Gallery, Toronto, Culture, Photography, Art, Artmatters, Ontario, Canada, The Purple Scarf, Melanie.Ps
Photo by Jake Sherman from CONTACT Exhibit at Nuvango Gallery
Here are my top picks for fabulous events and happenings in Toronto this weekend:

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

My Style: Party Hardy!

Design Lab from Hudson's Bay Party Dress Outfit

Just over a year ago, Hudson's Bay introduced a new clothing line named Design Lab. It's made by the same 'in-house'  brand Lord & Taylor but for the younger generation. And I am in love this new clothing line. It has some great fashion forward pieces, as well as some classic staples with an added twist or print.

My Style: Design Lab Dress from Hudson's Bay, Photography by Ardean Peters, fashion, ootd, outfit, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, The Purple Scarf, Melanie.Ps

I finally bought my first piece from Design Lab several months ago, it was a party dress that I got on clearance, and I love it!

Friday, May 06, 2016

Happening Weekend: Exploring Toronto!

Toronto Weekend Events Listing for May 6 - 8, 2016

I'm so excited it's finally the weekend. And it looks like it's going to be (mostly) sunny the next two days. With so many fun and exciting events happening this weekend, it's the perfect time to get out and explore the amazing city of Toronto.

Image: Torontoist
Here are my top picks for events and happenings in Toronto this weekend:

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Haircare Review: Finding Zen with Orofluido Asia!

Orofluido Asia Haircare Review

There's a Japanese saying that "the beauty of her hair alone, can a woman captivate a man". Well if that's true, my hair needs a serious beauty makeover because I'm not captivating anyone right now, let alone someone from the opposite sex. And with the weather finally heating up, my hair is starting to frizz and expand. The warmer it gets outside, the bigger my thick hair gets. So when I arrived home from my vacation in February, to box filled with the Orofluido Asia haircare line, I was beyond happy.

Orofluido Asia Zen Control Shampoo, Conditioner, Mask, Elixir Haircare, Beauty, Review, Revlon, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, The Purple Scarf, MelaniePs

Orofluido Asia claims 'exceptional frizz control, elasticity and smoothness.' And I'm hoping it will also help me to captivate a man....

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