NEW IN: Murale Spring 2018

About Murale Murale is the destination for prestige beauty shopping in Canada. There’s some crossover between the brands available at Murale, Sephora, the Bay and Shoppers Drug Mart. For example, Murale carries your typical NARS, Chanel, Guerlain, Foreo, Stila etc. However, hard to find beauty brands catered to more niche markets (natural, luxury, international) are…

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Introducing Clove + Hallow

Hurrah! Another cruelty-free and vegan makeup option is now available in Canada (see my Note Cosmetics review). It’s an exciting time to be a consumer in the makeup and beauty space. In the fall of 2017, Clove + Hallow – a brand that pairs clean beauty with a clean aesthetic – became available at the…

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Bite Beauty Prismatic Pearl Multisticks Review and Swatches

Mix the versatility of the Bite Beauty Multisticks with the Bite Beauty Prismatic Pearl Lip Glosses and what do you get? The Bite Beauty Prismatic Pearl Multisticks – makeup for the eyes, cheeks and lips in the prettiest metallic/shimmery colours. Colours The Bite Beauty Prismatic Pearl Multisticks are meant to be the same in function…

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DaanGo Cake Lab Scarborough Character Macarons Review

Is there anything that’s too cute to eat? I think not, but perhaps the Daango Cake Lab Character Macarons come close. DaanGo (translates to “cake” in Cantonese) Cake Lab is the brainchild of Christopher Siu, former Masterchef Canada Season 2 Top 5 contestant. For anyone in Scarborough, DaanGo Cake Lab is conveniently on Midland between…

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Hello, Mrs. Robinson Toronto

This Friday marks the grand opening of Toronto’s newest cocktail bar and music venue, Mrs. Robinson. She is named after Sylvia Robinson, CEO of Sugar Hill Records (of Sugar Hill Gang and Grandmaster Flash fame) also known as the “mother of hip hop”. Fittingly, Mrs. Robinson Toronto is a funk, R&B and disco joint. Some nights will…

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Easy Peasy Lemon Bars

Desserts. Some like them sweet and some like them sour. I don’t discriminate. My all time favourite slightly “sour” dessert is the lemon bar. The best lemon bars have a golden crust with a bright lemon filling that balances a tangy and sweet . The great thing about lemon bars is that they’re easy to…

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Central Restaurante – Lima, Peru

Lima, Peru. 4 hours. 17 Courses. 6,217 kilometers away from home. As seen on on Netflix Chef’s Table (Season 3, Episode 6), Central Restaurante is the brain child of chef Virgilio Martinez Velez and featuring his innovative 17-course tasting menu “Mater Elevations”, a food tour through Peru’s varying elevations and ecosystems in the comfort of…

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The Salkantay Trek to Macchu Picchu

The Salkantay Trek is a 5 day, 4 night, 70+ km multi-day hike to Macchu Picchu. It’s often taken as an off the beaten path alternative to the Inca Trail or is for those who aren’t able to book the very popular Inca Trail. I went with my uni friends Gloria and Lucy. We sifted through…

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