Friday, January 29, 2016

Happening Weekend: Art, Beer & Tea!

Toronto Weekend Events Listing for January 29 - 31, 2016

It's the last weekend of January and there is barely any snow on the ground in Toronto! It's a little unbelievable but I'm not complaining. And with the (not quite balmy) winter weather, it's the perfect time to get out and enjoy some great events happening in the city.

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Here are my top picks for happenings and events across Toronto:

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Haircare Review: 'Scentillating' Sweet as Honey Hair from Garnier Whole Blends!

Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasures Shampoo & Conditioner Review

Now that the winter has finally arrived in Toronto, I'm starting to feel the drying effects on my skin and hair from the harsh winter cold. My hair suffers from serious dryness and frizziness in the winter time, and since I colour my hair frequently, my hair starts to look very lack luster and doesn't feel the greatest either.

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So I was so happy to be sent the New Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasures Shampoo and Conditioner to test out.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Exhibit: Lyn Carter Earns Her Stripes!

Textile Museum of Canada's Lyn Carter: 11th Line & Home Economics Exhibitions Review

I haven't been to The Textile Museum of Canada in a while, so I was glad I took the time out of my busy pre-vacation schedule to go visit Lyn Carter: 11th Line. This unique exhibition is part of  the Toronto Offsite Design Festival that took place last weekend, as was Come Up To My Room, which ended on Sunday.

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Field, 2015
The exhibition title 11th Line comes from the name of her rural Ontario address where she lives and works, which is explored in her pieces.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Happening Weekend: Bedrooms, Freaks & Artists!

Toronto Weekend Events Listing for January 22 - 24, 2016

There's nothing like a happening Toronto weekend to help get you over the winter blues. Just make sure you layer up when you leave your home to get out there and enjoy the many fabulous events happening throughout the city this weekend. I, myself am braving the cold and enjoying some great art exhibits. Maybe I'll see you? If you see me, come say hi. I'm the girl in The Purple Scarf!:)

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

Friday, January 22, 2016

Exhibit: Lucky 13 for CUTMR!

Gladstone Hotel's Come Up To My Room 2016 Art & Design Event Review

Last night I was thrilled to attend Gladstone Hotel's Come Up To My Room (CUTMR) media opening reception. CUTMR is one of my favourite annual art exhibition events at one of my favourite places in Toronto.

Life Moves Fast (Ferris Beuller's Bedroom) by The Racket Club from Come Up To My Room (CUTMR2016) at Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Culture, Art, Design, The Purple Scarf, Melanie.Ps, Artmatters
Life Moves Fast (Ferris Bueller's Bedroom) by The Racket Club
I'm always excited to see the new and unique ways artists and designers have transformed the Gladstone Hotel's rooms, hallways and open spaces. And I certainly wasn't disappointed this year.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Exhibit: ¡Viva Mexico!

The ROM's ¡Viva Mexico! Clothing and Culture Exhibition Review

Mexico has taken over the Patrica Harris Gallery of Textiles and Costumes at The ROM to bring Toronto a stunning in-depth look at the country's amazing textiles. ¡Viva Mexico! Clothing and Culture is a vibrant and dynamic textile exhibition that is one of the largest in the world with many textiles never having been displayed before.

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Tehuana Gala Ensembles
¡Viva Mexico! showcases over 150 historic and contemporary textiles, telling the rich story of Mexican culture that spans centuries reflecting both it's indigenous and colonial past. Highlights include complete costume ensembles, rebozos (women's shawls), sarapes (men's out garments or the Torontoian's picnic blanket), as well as some exquisite bead work and embroidery.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Happening Weekend: Chase the Winter Blues Away!

Toronto Weekend Events Listing for January 15 - 17, 2016

Winter may have finally arrived in all it's cold and dark fury, but there are still plenty of things to do in Toronto this weekend that will help chase those winter blues away.

Here are my top picks for fun events and happenings in the city this weekend:

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Exhibit: Painting Set Free!

AGO's J.M.W. Turner Exhibition Review

A few weeks ago, I finally had some free time and enjoyed some much needed art therapy at The AGO and visited the large J.M.W.Turner: Painting Set Free exhibition. The (mostly) solo exhibition explores Turner's mature works of the last 15 years of his long and illustrious career.

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Light and Colour (Goethe's Theory)- The Morning after the Deluge - Moses Writing The Book of Genesis, exhibited 1843
Featuring more than 50 painting and works from Tate Britain, I enjoyed my journey through Turner's late experimental years and got to know the artist a little more.

Friday, January 08, 2016

Happening Weekend: No Pants? No Problem!

Toronto Weekend Events Listing for January 8 - 10, 2016

This week was a rough one for me, trying to get back to my regular work and life schedule after the craziness of the past two months, was difficult to say the least. So this weekend I will be playing catch up with the long list of things I need to do. But I will have to get out and enjoy some of the fun events happening across Toronto.

Haapening Weekend: No Pants Festival in Toronto

Here are my top picks for happenings and events across the city this weekend:

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Exhibit: Inside Andy Warhol's Silver Mind!

TIFF's Andy Warhol: Stars of the Silver Screen Exhibition Review

It's like the match was inevitable: Andy Warhol's beautiful film stars and TIFF, home of one of the world's largest film festivals, where modern day movie stars converge every year. Partnering with Pittsburgh's Andy Warhol Museum, TIFF brings together almost 1,000 pieces of Warhol's art and personal memorabilia to create Andy Warhol: Stars of the Silver Screen, TIFF's largest exhibition to date.

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Andy Warhol: Stars of the Silver Screen
explores Warhol's fascination of the famous and beautiful through a rare chance to view Warhol's large collection of collectibles, pictures, film stills, and more that he started amassing at a young age.

Monday, January 04, 2016

P.s!: Another Year, Another Adventure!

Happy New Year!:  2015 Roundup & 2016 Preview

Is it just or did 2015 pass by in a blink of an eye??!! I feel like I just celebrated 2015 and here it is 2016 already! Maybe it is old age (I hope not), but time flew by. And looking back on 2015, so much has happened in my life both professionally and personally.

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After reading last year's yearly roundup and looking through some old posts, I'm pretty happy with the path I have taken with my blog which led to some great opportunities in my life.

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