If you’re like me, chances are you’ve had a few bad experiences washing special articles of clothing at home. The tags may not say “dry clean only” but sometimes they really should! After ruining a few items of clothing, I often defer to dry cleaning out of fear and most likely spend more money than I need to. My friends at Tide recently challenged me to give regular home laundering a try once again. I accepted the challenge and picked out an outfit that I would normally hand wash or dry clean – this delicate airy sundress and a soft chambray kimono.


Dress: Aritzia, Kimono: Aritzia, Hat: Aritzia, Shoes: Le Chateau

The labels recommend hand washing on these items but I defied those rules and washed them using the gentle cycle in my washing machine, cold water, Tide Pod detergent and Downy Fabric Conditioner.

Turns out, they’re surprisingly washable!

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My fiancé and I recently moved from a two bedroom townhouse to a four bedroom detached home in Toronto. While we were thrilled with the idea of upgrading to a bigger home, we weren’t so excited about the process of moving. Enter Jiffy


Of course there’s an app for that! Jiffy offers easy home services on demand. When we determined our moving date, we simply launched the Jiffy app, searched on “moving” and entered our moving date. Within one click, Jiffy searched their inventory of reputable Toronto-based moving companies until they found one that could provide service on the date requested. Within 5 minutes, I had a confirmation email in my inbox with the name of the moving company and an approximate price quote. Easy peasy!

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I’ve been an east-ender for almost 10 years and now that I live closer to the Danforth, there’s so much more to explore! I’ve always heard good things about Allure Body Bar – they’re well recognized for their waxing services. I haven’t ventured into that realm myself yet (thankfully, I just don’t need to), but I visited Allure a few weeks ago to try their lash and brow tinting services.


I love the idea of tinting because it means less makeup! With vacation season in full swing, this is the perfect service to try so you can skip the mascara on the beach or at the pool. Raccoon-eyes and bikinis just don’t mix.

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After another snowy evening in Toronto, the weather is finally starting to look up this week! Double digit temperatures inspired me to style a spring outfit complete with fringe and florals! I love summer dresses with floral prints, but it’s still too chilly to wear my sleeveless ones without a coat or jacket on top. When I found the Soia & Kyo Romie fringe suede jacket online at Shopbop, I simply couldn’t resist picking it up – express shipping please!

2495Jacket: Soia & Kyo fro Shopbop, Dress: Free People from Shopbop, Boots: Le Chateau, Bag: Forever 21, Watch: Cluse

I have a few black leather jackets so I’ve been looking for a taupe/tan one. This suede jacket in Sand is the perfect spring topper and the fringe detail is absolutely stunning!

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When I used to work downtown, the “PATH” or shopping concourse was both a convenience and a curse. I would start my day in the food court with a breakfast sandwich and a tea or coffee, and I would have some sort of fast food for lunch. Sure, there were healthier options, but there were only so many $12 salads that I could afford! I probably spent $2500 a year on coffees and lunches and I worked downtown for 10 years – CRAZY! For the past three years, ever since I started working from home, I make myself a smoothie every weekday for lunch. Not only has this been an economical choice for me, but a super healthy one too!

IMG_0887My signature smoothies always include a variety of fresh or frozen fruits, spinach and yogurt, among other things that I find at my local health food store. When I heard about the new iögo large yogurt pouches, I was thrilled because they’re perfect for someone who goes through as much yogurt as I do!

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