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The BEST Afternoon Tea in Toronto


Since Mother’s Day is once again fast-approaching, I thought I would re-share my round-up of the best places for afternoon tea in Toronto. If you’re looking to get a reservation for Mother’s Day – STOP whatever you’re doing and call now! Places book up extra fast and if you can’t get the Sunday, consider meeting on the Saturday instead. Enjoy!

One of my favourite traditions for Mother’s Day is going for afternoon tea in Toronto with my sister and Mom along with Paul and his Mom. It’s a nice way for our parents to get caught up and a fun way to spend the afternoon together. We usually spoil our Moms with a small gift as well – see our 2014 + 2015 + 2016 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas & Guide. But the point is – our presence together is the present and it’s the small, yet precious moments that we will look back on and cherish.


Having toured and tasted my way through the tea rooms of Toronto, I proclaim these to be the best places for afternoon tea in the city: (more…)

Beauty Review: Clarins My Blend Facial


The Clarins My Blend Facial at The Ritz Carlton Toronto was by far the most thorough facial I have ever received. It was also the most priciest, which definitely proves that you get what you pay for.

My 90-minute treatment with my therapist Natalia, actually began with a  20-minute consultation and photos of my skin using a special machine developed by My Blend founder, Dr Olivier Courtin. Using different types of light, filters, a camera and a survey – the photo booth/computer was able to analyze my skin before my facial even began.


My Skin Analysis – The computer was able to tell me that I had combination to oily skin that is slightly dehydrated with moderate firmness. My pores were slightly dilated and there was was mild pigmentation. All in all – not SO scary as I thought it would be. With all the flying and traveling that I’ve been doing, combined with being busy/stressed and not drinking enough water – I thought I would be in the severly dehydrated category. So I was definitely surprised about the results. (more…)