Author Archives: Lisa Ng

5 Fall Events To Check Out in Toronto!

toronto vintage clothing show

I’ll be back in Toronto next month for a little visit and put together my round-up of a few of the fun events happening in the city for fall. Here are my top five picks:

The Toronto Vintage Clothing Show

This fun event is back at Exhibition Place on September 30th + October 1st, running from 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday and 4 PM on Sunday.

Look for antique finds for your apartment and one-of-a-kind vintage and retro clothing at this annual show. It’s definitely a fun way to spend and afternoon and have a sift around. You never know what you’re going to find!

September 30 + October 1, 2017 (more…)

Food Diary: The BEST of FEAST 2017

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We came. We saw. We ATE.

I am so lucky to live in such an incredible food city and FEAST really highlights some of the amazing chefs that Portland has to offer. This is my second year at this epic food festival and it was really nice to know what to expect from a weekend of gluttony.

The highlight events for me this year was The Grand Tasting, Smoked! and Brunch Village, plus a bunch of fun parties and classes in-between.

Here are the best things I ate, drank and saw during FEAST 2017 in Portland, Oregon: (more…)

Travel Guide: A Weekend Getaway in Seattle

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It’s been one crazy busy summer and I’ve finally had a chance to sit down at my desk and create a little travel guide for Seattle from a trip we took back in July.

My cousin lived in Seattle for a bit over ten years ago, and that was probably the last time I spent a good chunk of time in the city. Since Seattle is only about a 3-hour drive away, we figured we were long overdue for a visit!

Here’s what I suggest to eat, see, and do during a weekend getaway to Seattle: (more…)

d | bar at The Four Seasons Toronto

Lobster Roll d bar

By: Natalia Dziubaniwsky

The 42nd Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is on NOW. Swarms of celebrities have been touching down in Toronto for the film screenings and promotions. If you’re into film and celebrity watching, then this is the perfect time to catch a screening or try to get a glimpse of your favourite celebrity. (more…)

CHAN Restaurant at Pike Place Market – Seattle

bibimbap chan pike place market

Where should we eat near Pike Place Market?

This was our dilemma on our recent trip to Seattle. The choices are so overwhelming and everything just looks so damn good. Paul and I settled on a modern Korean Gastropub right near our hotel in Pike Place Market.

We knew we were in for a treat, when we saw how busy Chan Seattle was and the crowd starting to gather outside for their phenomenal happy hour from 5-6:30 PM daily. I can easily say it’s well worth the wait and the line moves quickly. We arrived right at 5 PM and the place was already busy with hungry diners.

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Follow Me To FEAST 2017!

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FEAST is almost here!

It’s my second time attending this Portland food + drink festival and I’m super excited as I had a blast last year. What’s super nice is now I sort of know what to expect and what the rhthym is like for the weekend which is really a nice way to say, “Lisa, PACE YOURSELF” + wear stretchy pants! (more…)