Friday, March 25, 2016

Happening Weekend: Happy Easter!

Toronto Weekend Events Listing For Easter Long Weekend 2016

It's that wonderful time again - Long Weekend! And even though the weather has turned cold again, there are many events and happenings across Toronto to celebrate one of Canadian's favourite moments - long weekends!

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

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Haircare Review: Bringing My Coloured Hair Back to Life!

L’Oréal Hair Expertise Color Radiance Haircare Review

Don't you hate it when you just get your hair coloured and it looks absolutely amazing but then it starts to fade just after one or two washes?! Because I do. I have been colouring my hair for the past 20 years, experimenting with colour and brand, although the last few years, I have been dying my hair red. I have also been experimenting in hair products, trying to extend the glossy, deep "just-dyed" hair colour, so I was so happy to receive L’Oréal Paris Hair Expertise Color Radiance Shampoo, Conditioner, and Instant Miracle hair treatment complimentary from Influenster to sample and review.

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I'm always on the look out for products that claim to protect colour treated hair from dryness and damage that constant colouring can do to hair. L'Oreal states that it Hair Expertise it helps with both these issues, so I put it to the test.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Exhibit: Bold & Timely!

The Power Plant Gallery's Winter Exhibitions Review

Even though winter has finally ended, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery is still running their winter exhibitions, which opened just before I left on vacation almost two months ago. And finally, I get to share my review about the bold four exhibitions that are on now.

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Patrick Bernatchez: Les Temps inachevés
Three of the four exhibits are new and all use a variety of media in their installations.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Happening Weekend: Spring Has Arrived!

Toronto Weekend Event Listing for March 18 - 20, 2016

This work week has been a tough one and I for one am so happy that the weekend is here. Celebrate the end of winter and say goodbye to March break this weekend with lots of fun and exciting events and happenings in Toronto.

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

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Exhibit: Visiting Heaven & Hell!

Kofflery Gallery's Howard Podeswa: A Brief History Exhibition Review

Since I've been back home in Toronto, I have been trying to fit in all the art exhibits that started just before or during my vacation, which has been hard. But I finally got the chance to visit Koffler Gallery's Howard Podeswa: A Brief History, which was near the top of my must-see art exhibits.

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A Study of Hell, 2013
I'm so glad I found the time to visit this amazing exhibit before it closes near the end of the month.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Happening Weekend: Spring Forward!

Toronto Weekend Events Listing for March 11 - 13, 2016

There is quite a lot happening this weekend in Toronto. It's the start of March Break for most of those with kids (and a warning for those without kids:) and the start of St. Patrick's Day Celebrations. So get ready for some fun this weekend!

Happening Weekend Toronto, St Patricks Day Parade
Photo: Montreal Gazette
Here are my top picks for fabulous events and happenings in Toronto this weekend:

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Exhibit: Poetry at Toronto's Beaches!

Winter Stations Design Competition 2016 Winners Exhibition Review

It's been hard trying to get back to my daily life in Toronto, not only because I miss the excitement of travel, but I miss the summer heat of South America, and my tan is fading fast here in Toronto. So I decided to beat the winter blues by visiting Toronto's beaches in the east end and the Winter Stations Art Installations that have transformed the abandoned lifeguard stations along Kew, Balmy and Woodbine beaches into stunning works of art.

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Flow by Calvin Fung and Victor Huynh
Seven winning designs of the Second Annual Winter Stations Design Competition has brought some much needed heat and beauty to both the desolate Toronto Beaches and for at least for a little while, chased my post travel winter blues away.

Friday, March 04, 2016

Happening Weekend: Happy Birthday!

Toronto Weekend Events Listing for March 4 - 6, 2016

Not only is this the first weekend of March, but it's also the first weekend after my South American Adventure. And did I mention that today is also my birthday? So not only do I have some unpacking and laundry to do, I'm also going to go out and celebrate my Toronto homecoming as well as my birthday with some great events in the city.

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

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Explore South America: Life Lessons from Backpacking across South America!

Personal Insights Learned from Traveling in Peru, Bolivia & Argentina

I can't believe it's already March; February just flew by, especially since I spent most of it in South America, visiting some amazing places and meeting some fabulous people! I just got back a few days ago from my South American adventure and I'm so excited to share all my experiences, insights and travel tips I have learned along the way over the next several weeks. But first I have to get back into my regular, post trip routine, which has been proving extremely difficult.

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Enjoying the view of Machu Picchu from the top of Wayna Picchu Mountain, Peru
For the past three weeks, I backpacked my way across three countries, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina, and I will share my adventures in each place with all of you as soon as I can put into words (and organize my pictures:) everything that I saw and experienced, but first I want to share some things I learned about myself and things I'm grateful about now that I'm back home in Canada.

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