Month: April 2017

Mother’s Day Floral Arrangements with Coriander Girl

We’ve shared our love for Coriander Girl on the blog before. Hands down our favourite florist in Toronto, Coriander Girl is the Toronto flower shoppe to get all floral needs done. If you’re thinking about going somewhere else, don’t. The lovely ladies at Coriander Girl are especially known for their hand-tied bouquets and stunning textured centrepieces at weddings. When Coriander Girl invited us to join in their Spring Garden Plant Arrangement Workshop we were thrilled! Just in time for Mother’s Day, Coriander Girl is putting together beautiful planters that mom is going to adore, and they asked us to share them with our T&C readers! Even better, these planters can last for months and mom will think of you every time she sees these beautiful blooms!

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Three Cheers for Parfaits!

parfait yogurt yoghurt strawberry berry blackberry blueberry coconut ingredients healthy meal replacement food foodie cups raspberry fruit granola chocolate brunch brunching brunchers lunch breakfast DIY homemadeThere is very little in life that Lauren and I enjoy more than a hearty brunch in Toronto. Sure, eggs, avocado and toast are brunch staples, but what takes your brunch to the next level are the sides! Want to impress your friends and family? Elevate your next get together with the perfect brunch accompaniments that comes together in only a few minutes – parfaits!

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How to Network Alone

When I started working, I hated networking events. They were loud, the food was bad and I didn’t know anyone among the hundreds (or sometimes thousands) of attendees. Can you say awkward?! What I quickly realized was that no one is naturally good at networking because networking is a skill that I had to work on. Why? As a young lawyer, I discovered that I needed people – first, I needed a job, second I needed advice and third (eventually) I would need clients. Networking events are opportunities for young professionals to hone networking skills, meet people in the industry creating a web of contacts. So I grit my teeth and started attending as many networking events as possible, alone. It was hard but eventually I started getting comfortable approaching people I didn’t know and creating a list of  personal contacts. Here are my best tips for attending a networking event alone!

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Skin Tips You Can’t Live Without!

skin tips beauty healthy acne prone dry oily break outs pimples zits cleansers creams routine water clean freshSpring is in the air, and our skin is practically starving for some moisture and sun. Winter is super harsh on our precious skin, and I am feeling the effects of it. Right now my skin is rebelling – and I have a few breakouts I am trying to control! Even with my tried and true skin routine, breakouts can happen. Haven’t seen it? Read it here!

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Easy Easter Cake

Happy Easter! In our family, Easter is a busy time. We run from church to family get togethers all weekend long. On top of all that, our dad’s birthday falls on Easter this year! There’s nothing better than bringing a beautifully homemade birthday cake to celebrate a special person – anyone can buy a cake but only you can make it extra sweet by making it yourself! Now this cake is light, yummy and quite pretty. It can do double duty as a birthday cake or a cake for any special occasion that you want to impress. Hop on in!

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Spring Hike Close to Toronto: Crawford Lake Conservation Area

Canada is a spectacularly gorgeous country. Lauren and I have been travelling so much lately we needed a reminder of how blessed we are to have such bountiful nature in our backyard. Especially in the beginning of Spring, coming out of winter for me is like breaking out of a long-ass hibernation, feeling like a raging hangover. Unless you are living in parts of the country where the landscape is hard to miss like beautiful British Columbia or Amazing Alberta, you can easily forget to simply “get outdoors”. What better way to kick the winter blues and escape the concrete jungle than go for a good old wander where the wifi is weak but the views are everything?

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Travel Diary: Exploring San Francisco

After 2 weeks on the road we finally made it to San Francisco. I’ve always wanted to visit this city, it just seems full to the brim with sites to see and places to visit. The Golden Gate Bridge, the Painted Ladies, the super twisty road, China Town, Alcatraz…the TROLLEYS!  Luckily, we set aside a few days to explore San Fran from top to bottom (or from top of the hills all the way to the bottom). We spent our first full day on the waterfront, eating chowder, checking out the sea lions, and taking a boat cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge and around the harbour. A boat cruise is probably the best way to really appreciate San Fran’s unique city-scape and get the best pictures. You can find tons of blog posts about visiting San Fran’s waterfront area. So I thought I would share our adventures a bit further into the city where we found gardens, butterflies, shopping and the best darn Greek food I’ve ever had!

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Fitness for your Soul: SoulCycle on King West

soulcycle, cycling, spinning, fitness, gym, studio, fit life, working out, work out, weights, cardio, calorie burn, nyc, toronto, exercise, gym life, spinning, spin class, biking, bike ride, king street west, yyz, the sixWhere’s all mah soul sistas… Lemme hear ya’ll flow sistas…  Welcome to SoulCycle. Spinning here is equal parts of cardio craziness, mediation, inspiration, therapy, and dance party. Side effects include addiction and obsession. You have been warned!

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Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room, Seattle

To me, Seattle means one thing: Starbucks. Starbucks coffee fans (myself included) flock to the original Starbucks store in Pikes Place Market to take a few selfies, taste a special unique blend, and buy some souvenirs. I know, super touristy, but I needed that OG Starbucks mug for my collection. We all know that Seattle is the Starbuck stronghold, and they recently stepped up their coffee game with its new and flashy concept café: the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room.

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