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Afternoon Tea at the Omni King Edward Hotel – Toronto

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By: Natalia Dziubaniwsky

Everyone has to experience Afternoon Tea at least once and the Omni King Edward Hotel is certainly a classy place to do it.

A time-honoured tradition, the King Edward Hotel has been serving afternoon tea since the 1920’s. Guests can enjoy tea inside the Victoria room or in the lobby, which is truly fit for royalty with its plush purple velvet couches and oversized chess pieces. (more…)

We’re Celebrating The Year of the Rooster

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Happy Lunar New Year!

We are currently in the year of the rooster and the recent Lunar New Year has got me thinking about one of the mini goals I want to achieve this month.

To be honest with you, January was such a blur with travel, deadlines, work, family visits that I am declaring February the new January. A new month, means a fresh new slate and Lunar New Year is the perfect time to re-evaluate your goals to see where you’ve been and where you’re going. (more…)

Weekend Brunch: Drake One Fifty in Toronto

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By: Natalia Dziubaniwsky

I love trying new brunch spots in the city, so when the opportunity came to try the newly launched Soul Brunch at Drake One Fifty, I knew I couldn’t resist. Having frequented the popular weekend brunch at the Drake Hotel a few times (whose famous blueberry scones have a following of their own), I had yet to visit their sister restaurant.

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A Winter Warm-up at Pho Vistro in Toronto

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By: Natalia Dziubaniwsky

There’s something about a bowl of warm and steaming pho that really hits the spot for me.

A popular Vietnamese soup, pho consists of flavourful broth, rice noodles, herb and vegetable garnishes, and meat such as beef or chicken. This bowl of soup is sure to warm your belly during the coming winter months or satisfy your appetite and taste buds during any season. (more…)

Easy Butternut Squash Soup

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By: Natalia Dziubaniwsky

With winter coming, I wanted to try a new butternut squash soup recipe and recently had the chance to partner up with Sears on their Kenmore Pro Heavy Duty Professional Blender.

I was really surprised to learn that this blender can create a hot soup from raw ingredients with no pre-cooking required. Somewhat skeptical about this, I chose a quick and easy butternut squash soup recipe to test this feature. Since I’m nowhere near Martha Stewart in the kitchen, I’m all about simple step meals. (more…)

Artisanal Pizzas + Rustic Italian Eats at Masseria – Toronto

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By: Natalia Dziubaniwsky

Toronto’s artisanal pizza craze doesn’t look like it’s slowing down anytime soon.

New establishments offering time-honoured crispy and doughy pies seem to be popping up faster than I can keep up with. No complaints here though; in the name of the love of pizza, I will gladly scour the city to sample every new pie shop. (more…)