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The best lunch. Ever.

Toasted bread, sliced avocado, salt, pepper, chill flakes, lemon juice squeeze.

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Last weekend, I had the opportunity to check out the Toronto Festival of Beer (Spring Sessions edition) at the Evergreen Brick Works. The event was so much fun! 

There were so many tasty beers and food items to try, it was a wonderful afternoon spent. I also enjoyed the hearing/watching the live bands; the music lent a happy atmosphere to the mostly outdoor venue. 

My favourite beers were a tie between Beau’s Brewery Tom Green Beer and the Maple Porter from Nickle Brook Brewery. I devoured the meatballs from Pizza Libretto, a sausage roll from The Pie Commission, freshly shucked oysters from Oyster Boy, and Budda’s Bacon Butter Chicken stuffed buns from Hot Bunzz. So full and so happy!

I highly recommend checking out their next event to anyone who enjoys food/beer/music/good times - there should be another one this summer!

OOTD : bananas sweater from H&M, BDG jeans and triangle necklace from Urban Outfitters, beanie from American Apparel, boots by Hunter (thanks Mom for lending them to me for the rainy day!)

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On the last night of World Mastercard Fashion week, I invited my darling mom as my date to check out Stephan Caras' runway show that evening.

I absolutely fell in love with his creations. I loved his aesthetic of textured femininity with classy sex appeal - so hot! I would die to rock one of his dresses any day. Needless to say out of the four fashion shows I attended, this was hands down my favourite. My mom said it was her favourite as well.  Bravo Stephan!!

A huge thank you to @roastedkeyboard​ for the photo of my mom and I. LOVE!!

And an extra special thank you to the fabulous team at Rock It Promotions for finding a way for me to attend multiple shows this year, so appreciated!

Looking forward to next season! :)

OOTD details: dress : Pink Tartan / purse : CC Skye / shoes : / tights : TNA / earrings : Dynamite

The second night I attended World MasterCard Fashion week, my good friend Anita and I took in two runway shows; Triarchy and Soia & Kyo.

Triarchy, is a Canadian denim brand founded by three siblings. I really loved the equestrian theme as well as the “Canadian tuxedos" on display. The pieces were very wearable and the majority of their denim appeared extra comfortable/soft.

During the break between the presentations, we checked out the food selection as presented by The Ritz-Carlton Toronto. It was nice to see real food for the fashionable peeps to purchase between shows for something to nibble on, with an assortment of paninis, baked goods, and coffee. Well played!!

The second show we took in was Soia & Kyo. The collection featured many warm and cozy looking coats, just perfect for our Canadian winters! I am in a dire need of a new coat next season and I know have some ideas of what brands I should be focusing on. 

My OOTD consisted of a neoprene dress I picked up from Eluxe, by Nicholas, which I am so in love with (it’s so easy to wear and I love dresses with pockets!). My earrings are from Moda Operandi, designed by Ek Thongprasert. Patterned tights from Costa Blanca Boots are from Sears Purse is from Urban Outfitters.

Maybelline was also present all week, beautifying the masses. They also had a really awesome vending type machine that would spit out a product at you after you tweeted at the brand - smart marketing and thank you for the nail polishes, I am very excited to try them all!

Up next, the final day I attended World Mastercard Fashion Week ;)

Recently, I was lucky enough to attend World Mastercard Fashion Week right here in Toronto and check out a few runway shows showcasing very talented Canadian designers. It was really amazing to see some all of the behind the scenes action, all from the side of the runway, including the intense photographers scrum at the bottom of the catwalk.

The first show I watched was Melissa Nepton. I loved the style of the collection. The clothing was street smart, relaxed yet put together, and edgy with feminine details - awesome! I posted some of my favourite looks above. Can’t wait to pick up a couple of her pieces, my wardrobe can really use some more Canuck created items like this!

My OOTD details: Peter Pilotto x Target wrap skirt, faux leather panelled t-shirt from Forever XX1, necklace by Cara New York, textured tights by Express, boots from Hush Puppies, and clutch from Alexander Wang. 

Photos courtesy of Harpreet “Happy” Pharwaha

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From March 15 to March 22, a spectacular sight greeted residents of downtown Vancouver: a monumental net sculpture floating in the sky, spanning 745 feet between buildings. Created for the TED Conference’s 30th anniversary, the installation called Unnumbered Sparks is the result of a collaboration between artists Janet Echelman and Aaron Koblin.

Woven from braided fibers, the ethereal net ripples and sways in the sky. At nighttime, the sculpture comes alive with illumination that is choreographed by visitors who gather beneath the net. By making small movements on their mobile devices, visitors can paint spectacular beams of light that streak across the sculpture’s surface in real time.

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Photographed by Trunk Xu in Shanghai

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Stylish St. Patrick’s Day outfit ideas via Lifestyle Mirror - so cute!!

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St. Party’s Day was a ton of fun last year with live music, frosty beer, and tons o’ fun people! I am very glad they have decided to stage the party indoors this year as it was a bit chilly last time around. This year’s party will be at Andrew Richard Designs and sponsored by Carlsberg Beer.

There are still a limited amount of tickets left for this year’s event found on the St. Party’s day official website. Use the code ANDREWRICHARD for 50% off tickets. I hope to see you there!

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Check out my post from last year’s St. Party’s Day here 

Spring is on its way and there are lots of things to see and do in Toronto!

Here are a list of the upcoming events I will be checking out this month : 

March 14-16 Carlsberg St. Party’s Day - last minute tickets here

March 17-21 World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto - more details here

March 28-29 Toronto Festival of Beer Spring Sessions - grab tickets here

March 31 Canadian Chefs Congress Spring Thaw Dinner : tickets found here

So excited to be share my adventures with all of you! Stay tuned! xx