What are you doing tomorrow? Because I’ve got a pretty stellar reason to play hookie! Can’t skip work? What about a little lunch time treat? Perhaps a super happy happy-hour? You don’t want to miss this! To celebrate their 10th birthday, The Ten Spot will be offering FREE quickie pedis, manis and all waxing services from 11am to 7 pm in ALL 18 of their fabulous locations! Weeee!

FreeServicesI was living in the Queen West neighbourhood in Toronto when The Ten Spot opened their first location there. I remember going for a mani-pedi and being so impressed by their “anti-spa” mantra – the quick convenience of a local nail salon with the top quality standards and stringent hygiene of high-end spas. Looking at my gorgeous nails, I was hooked and have been a loyal customer ever since!

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I just returned from a weeklong business technology conference in Nashville, Tennessee. As the sole representative for my company at this conference, I needed to do a lot of networking! When I’m meeting people for the first time, I want to leave a positive first impression in every aspect – from my conversational skills to a professional appearance and friendly personality. Since I always greet people with a smile, I want my smile to make an impact – and for that, I turned to the new Colgate* Optic White* Platinum TM/MC High Impact White TM/MC toothpaste.

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My friends at Colgate recently sent me some samples of the new Colgate* Optic White* Platinum TM/MC High Impact White TM/MC toothpaste and the Colgate* Optic White* WhiteSeal TM/MC Mouthwash and I’ve been using them together, twice per day for about two weeks. I love how fresh and clean my mouth feels and how my smile simply sparkles!

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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.

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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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This Easter weekend, the One of a Kind Show returns to Toronto to share unique discoveries made by local artisans. It’s always my favourite trade show of the year as the perfect one-stop shop for all occasions! This season, the One of a Kind Show invites you to share in their spring 2016 vision with beautiful, handcrafted items from 450 coast to coast Canadian exhibitors.
OOAKYou can feel good about supporting local no matter what you’re shopping for! Whether you’re on the lookout for some unique home decor items, fashion, jewellery, art, toys or artisanal foods for your next dinner party – the One of a Kind Show has something for you.

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Happy holidays! I’m finished my shopping, all the gifts are wrapped and I’m wholeheartedly in the Christmas spirit this week! I can’t wait to spend some quality time with my family and disconnect from work for a few days. Most of my downtime will be spent in cozy lounge wear (AKA “I ate too much turkey” pants), but for those dressy events, I found the perfect holiday dress!

4166Dress: M for Mendocino, Shoes: Nine West, Necklace: Jennybird, Clutch: Ela

I love this dress because it doesn’t scream “holiday dress”. Don’t get me wrong, I love velvet and sequins as much as the next girl, but this elegant navy dress can be worn long beyond the office holiday party or the New Year’s Eve bash.

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