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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We just bought and moved into a new home, and we can’t afford a vacation this summer. SO, it’s the summer of the staycation! I’ll be going to the beach, Toronto Islands, friend’s cottages and hitting up as many summer music festivals as I can – including WayHome Festival!

WayHome Festival Ticket Giveaway

WayHome Festival is arguably the biggest summer music festival in the Greater Toronto Area this year. Kicking off its inaugural run at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte, Ontario July 24-26, it’s one of the most anticipated lineups of the summer. Guess who’s going?!

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What are you doing next Sunday afternoon? Do you like getting dressed up, watching horse races, listening to live music and eating great food? If so, you don’t want to miss the 156th Queen’s Plate at Woodbine Racetrack next Sunday July 5. I’ll be #OffToTheRaces – join me?

The 156th Queen's Plate at Woodbine

I’ll be cheering on my favourite horses from the grandstands as well as taking in the Queen’s Plate fashion scene at the annual Hats & Horseshoes party!

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