Dell XPS 13 Gold

The Dell XPS 13 Gold model.

The Dell XPS 13 Gold model, starting at $1,199.99.

For well over a decade, I’ve been a Mac girl. You could even say that my Mac is my best friend. I mean we have spent so much time together, working long nights into the wee hours of the morning on photos or articles or blogs. Side-by-side, it’s been me and my Mac.

It wasn’t always that way, it started off as a love/hate relationship, more on the hate side. I was so used to working on a PC, and couldn’t stand the Mac computer. Eventually that did change and since then I never looked back.

One of the perks of my job, being a journalist/blogger, is that I get to review some pretty cool stuff, from beauty products to electronics. This summer I’ve been tinkering around with the Dell XPS 13 Gold model, and I must say that it’s been quite fun to play with. Continue reading

Where Have We Gone Wrong?

Whether it’s acts of terrorism, hate crimes and racism, this violence that’s been all over the media lately, that has been consuming innocent lives is absolutely horrible – it’s a waste of beauty and potential to our society. I would have thought that today we would be living in a world where violence would be happening less and less, not more and more. Continue reading

Lush Creates Fun, Fresh & Interactive Experience With New App

Lush AppLushies can now have their favourite beauty products available at the tip of their fingertips with cult beauty brand Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics’ launch of an iOS and Android App in Canada.

With the Lush App, consumers can browse, explore and purchase the freshest products while on the go. Working in conjunction with Oven Bits, the software design and development team behind Vogue’s mobile app, the Lush app aims to bridge the gap between the retail and digital experience for its customers. It allows users to shop by scent and feeling, search for local store and spa locations, read compelling articles about brand initiatives and discover what products other users are raving about. Continue reading

Taste of Toronto Sizzles with Tantalizing Flavours

Taste of Toronto 2016 chef lineup (Clockwise from left to right): Kazuki Uchigoshi, Rob Bragagnolo, Michael van den Winkel, Trevor Lui, Anthony Rose, Elia Herrera, David Lee, David Neinstein, Carl Heinrich, Chris Kalisperas, Michael Acero, Davin Shearer, Ted Corrado, Mark McEwan, Michael Hunter and Franco Stalteri. Photo credit: Sarjoun Faour Courtesy of Taste of Toronto

Taste of Toronto 2016 chef lineup (Clockwise from left to right): Kazuki Uchigoshi, Rob Bragagnolo, Michael van den Winkel, Trevor Lui, Anthony Rose, Elia Herrera, David Lee, David Neinstein, Carl Heinrich, Chris Kalisperas, Michael Acero, Davin Shearer, Ted Corrado, Mark McEwan, Michael Hunter and Franco Stalteri. Photo credit: Sarjoun Faour Courtesy of Taste of Toronto

Take a bite out of Toronto’s hottest culinary event of the summer, a tasty restaurant festival that will have your taste buds craving every mouth-watering flavour this event has to offer.

Now in its third year, Taste of Toronto will feature a stellar lineup represented by 16 of the city’s renowned chefs who have played a hand in Toronto having become such a culinary powerhouse. Running from June 23rd-26th, festival-goers can stroll through Garrison Common at Fort York and engage with Toronto’s masters of cuisine at their restaurant booths, dishing a delicious array of global flavours throughout the weekend.

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is upon us, a day we celebrate all our dads do for us, so spoil him with something he will really love. Stuck on what to get him? Here are some cool finds that will really wow him. (Please note: All prices are suggested retail prices.)

Priv_LeftAngle_openBlackBerry PRIV, $899.99

BlackBerry’s newest smartphone couples the company’s industry-leading security with Android, with full access to over a million apps on Google Play, including Uber, Spotify, Instagram and BBM. Your dad will love watching videos and playing games on the stunning 5.4-inch dual-curve OLED display with four times the resolution of an HDTV. Features include an 18MP camera, full-day battery life, and a slide out physical keyboard for greater accuracy. PRIV is available from ShopBlackBerry.comRogers WirelessTelus MobilityBell MobilityWind Mobile, and SaskTel Wireless.

 

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Debra Goldblatt-Sadowski, rock-it promotions’ Founder and President, Makes the W100

Debra Goldblatt Sadowski, of rock-it promotions, makes the W100 list of Canada's Top Female Entrepreneurs. (Photo by Luis Mora for Elle Canada.)

Debra Goldblatt-Sadowski, of rock-it promotions, makes the W100 list of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs. (Photo by Luis Mora for Elle Canada.)

Being a successful entrepreneur in today’s economy is definitely not easy – being a woman trying to run your own business is event more of a challenge. Many people have tried their hand at starting their own business, but unfortunately most of them don’t succeed or aren’t able to withstand the test of time.

It takes strong will, determination, persistence, hard work and a good team standing by your side to truly make it – and for Debra Goldblatt-Sadowski, all that hard work has paid off as she has made the W100 list of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs.

PROFIT and Canadian Business unveiled the 18th annual list and ranked Goldblatt-Sadowski, rock-it promotions‘ founder and president, No. 85. Published at PROFITguide.com, the W100 ranks female entrepreneurs using a proprietary formula that considers the size, growth rate and profitability of the businesses they own and manage. Continue reading

Jasmine Lorimer is Canada’s First-Ever Bachelorette

Jasmine Lorimer is Canada's first ever Bachelorette. Photo by Erich Saide.

Jasmine Lorimer is Canada’s first ever Bachelorette. Photo by Erich Saide.

You asked, they delivered. The waiting game is finally over Canada – your first ever Bachelorette is here. As revealed on Entertainment Tonight Canada, Kenora, Ontario-native Jasmine Lorimer is putting her heart on the line this fall on W Network’s The Bachelorette Canada.

Lorimer, a hairstylist currently based out of Pemberton, British Columbia, will search for the man of her dreams when 20 eligible bachelors do whatever it takes to win her heart. By her side throughout this journey to find the love of her life will be host Noah Cappe, best known for his roles on Food Network Canada’s Carnival Eats, The Great Canadian Cookbook and W Network’s top-rated series Good Witch. The smash-hit reality series premieres this fall on W Network. Continue reading

“Create A Life You Need No Escape From”

“Create a life you need no escape from.” I read this quote today from one of my Twitter followers and it got me thinking about life.

How many times have we all thought we need a vacation, that we need to get away from the hectic craziness of our every day lives? I know I have, many times, and I’m sure many of you have too. Continue reading

Laughter is Coming with Graeme of Thrones

Photography by Paul Wilkinson Photography Ltd.

Photography by Paul Wilkinson Photography Ltd.

Starvox Entertainment is bringing the hit theatrical production Graeme of Thrones to Toronto this fall for its Canadian stage debut this Fall at the Panasonic Theatre.

It’s been given four stars and described as “Charming and Funny … Deftly, Daftly reimagined!” by The Times, “An absolute must-see for fans of the books and TV series,” from West End Wilma, and was said to be “A must for any Game of Thrones fan,” by Time Out.

With tickets having officially gone on sale today via mirvish.com, Torontonians will be able to vie for their own seat on the throne through the comedic parody that will be on stage at the Panasonic Theatre (651 Yonge St.) from Tuesday, October 11 through Sunday, October 23. Continue reading

Cyclists vs. Drivers vs. Pedestrians – Rules of the road for who?

Growing up when I was learning how to ride my bike, my dad taught me and my younger brothers how to ride in the alley behind our house. It was great because there weren’t many people or cars going by, so we were able to ride back and forth rather freely, smash into fences or fall off our bike without the worry of getting hit by a car or running over some poor person walking by. Continue reading