It’s hard to believe it’s been six months since I kicked off the racing season at Woodbine Racetrack – time flies when you’re having fun and the sun is shining! During the 2015 racing season, I went #OffToTheRaces for four events at Woodbine.

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I wouldn’t call myself a gambler by any means, but Woodbine offers your first bet free at many of their racing events and it’s always fun to pick a pony and see what happens!

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What are you up to this Sunday afternoon? I’ll be heading #OffToTheRaces at Woodbine Racetrack for the Pattison Canadian International at 1pm. This event is one of Woodbine’s most prestigious, next to The Queen’s Plate – world-class horse racing, international food and a free scarf for everyone upon entry! As usual, parking, admission and your first bet are also FREE.

Pattison Canadian International Fashion, food, fun and freebies! Round up your friends and head to Woodbine Racetrack this Sunday October 18th for the Pattison Canadian International event and races.

Don’t forget, you also have the chance to WIN a $1000 Woodbine gift card for simply snapping a selfie of yourself at the track and posting it to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #OffToTheRaces! See you there?

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Can’t make it to the track in person? Watch the Pattison Canadian International live on TSN5 and follow @DaintyGirl_TO and @WoodbineRacing on Twitter and Instagram for real-time #WoIntl updates – giddy up!

Do you consider yourself a coffee lover? If so, you’ve no doubt witnessed the Flat White frenzy that’s taken North America by storm and I’ll bet you’ve jumped on that bandwagon! Not sure what this mysteriously caffeinated buzz is all about? Keep reading! My friends at Second Cup Coffee Co. recently invited me to an educational Flat White tasting in downtown Toronto.

The Perfect Flat White at Second Cup

The Perfect Flat White at Second Cup

Left to Right: Nicole from She Does the City, Casie Stewart, Wendy from HUG and me

We pulled up bar stools at the beautifully renovated King and John location (which is open until 1am throughout TIFF) and got ready to sip and learn – a perfectly caffeinated opportunity after the long weekend! Our Flat White tasting was led by Pat Russell, Senior Product Developer and passionate Second Cup employee since 1996 – a true coffee lover!

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Last month I was so excited to attend the Queen’s Plate at Woodbine Racetrack – I had my outfit all picked out (thanks to David’s Bridal) and I was looking forward to seeing the red carpet fashion and fascinators at the Hats & Horseshoes Party. Unfortunately, I sustained an injury prior to the event and couldn’t go (pout), but on the bright side, I’m feeling better and #OffToTheRaces this Sunday for the 125th Breeders’ Stakes!

Breeder's Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack

What’s the Breeders’ Stakes? It’s the third and final leg in the Canadian Triple Crown and the winner receives $500,000! Race time is 1pm this Sunday August 16th and my friends at Woodbine Racetrack invite you to take your first bet on them! Better yet, you could WIN a $1000 Woodbine gift card for simply snapping a selfie of yourself at the track and posting it to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #OffToTheRaces!

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Can you believe it’s mid-August already? Summer is flying by and soon enough, it’ll be September – time to prepare your fall fashion essentials and back to school supplies! Before you visit your local shopping mall, why not check out one of Canada’s favourite online shopping destinations? eBay Canada is your one stop shop for back to school shopping – no crowds, no lineups – just great deals!

eBay Canada Back to School Deals

Whether your kids are going to grade school or you’re preparing for your last year in college – eBay has what you’re looking for and amazing deals to save you money during this expensive time of year.

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