Summerlicious 2014

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It’s that time of the year again… SUMMERLICIOUS!

For those of you who haven’t had the honor of being apart of this delicious event, summerlicious is a two week mouth watering experience in which Toronto restaurants open their doors to the public and serve exceptional food at low prices.

You can enjoy three course meals, or dinner menus in more than 200 restaurants. It is a fantastic way to try something new. Every year I fall in love.

 

Summerlicious will be running July 4th – 20th, however do book a table ASAP from my experience spots fill up FAST!

Enjoy!!!

xoxo Fil

 

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Singing in the RAIN

Singing in the RAIN

So to put a damper on your summer (no pun intended), if you are in Toronto then, the heavens have decided to piss down on us today. So there really isn’t anything else to talk about but summer rain fashion.

On a rainy day … whatever the season… we look in our closets and always tend to pull out the darkest shades available… black, grey, navy blue. This is all perfect for me as I live in black and grey. Above are some outfit ideas for you to stay fashionable in today’s sucky weather.

Look 1:

Stripes seem to be the go to print during the rain… no idea why… but I dig it.
For this look I paired a striped Dr Denim ‘Blair’ long sleeve top, with Bershka’s boyfriend jeans… on the foot Saint Laurent studded Rangers boot. Don’t be afraid to add pops of color in your accessories, for this I added a Aldo necklace…. oh and don’t forget your brolly, this one is from Pasotti.

Look 2:

Black … it goes with everything and suits pretty much anyone. Just because it’s raining doesn’t mean you still can’t rock the short shorts look, these are from Sheinside. If it’s a little chilly out pair those short shorts with a little extra coverage, add a big comfy sweater like this one from Enzyme. Add a little boot to keep those feet dry in the puddles… and these boots are actually from Payless! And of course compliment your look with some accessories, such as this sun, moon and star necklace from Charming Charlie…. and this rock star umbrella from… obviously… Alexander McQueen.

Just because it’s raining it doesn’t mean you have to stay inside, or wear a plastic poncho. You can look fashionable in the rain… rock those brollys!

xoxo Fil

Louis Vuitton – The Fashion Museum

Louis Vuitton - The Fashion Museum

More news on the much anticipated Louis Vuitton museum, was announced today.

The $143,000,000, 126,0000 sq ft museum is designed by, Canadian Pritzker Prize winning architect Frank Gehry. It is situated in the outskirts of Paris, Le Bois De Boulogne, and consists of 11 galleries containing the corporate art collection of LVMH, it will also play host to commissioned exhibits.

The doors of this immaculate museum will open October 26th, 2014. The first exhibition being showcased is a focus on the building itself and will run until Jan 5th 2015.

Great excuse to go to Paris!

xoxo Fil

A Fashion Farewell

A Fashion Farewell

After 27 years of business, Canadian designer Lida Baday has decided to close up shop.

Her creations sold in such places as: The Bay, Holt Renfrew, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstroms. They have also worn by celebrities such as powerhouse Oprah Winfrey.

Baday’s Toronto studio will be holding a sample sale June 20th until June 21st at 70 Claremont St. Everything is marked down to $80 and less… this is a massive markdown, from normal sale prices being $1,500-$1,800!

However with this sad news, we wish all the best to the Baday family.

xoxo Fil

Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast Ideas

Toast… most people’s go to breakfast item, however it can get really boring…. REALLY fast!

I stumbled across these ’21 Breakfast Toast’ Ideas (picture above) on buzzfeed… and thought it’s such a good idea… I had to share. I have decided to try all of the recipes… one each morning.

The one I am most excited about trying is the, Sliced Avocado + Crumbled Feta + Pomegranates + Olive Oil, this is destined to satisfy my sweet tooth.

Wash these down with a nice cold glass of Himalayan Pink Salt water and I think that’s a great , HEALTHY start to the day.

All idea’s can be found on buzzfeed…. image holds link.

Try it out… it looks DELICIOUS!

xoxo Fil

Father’s Day

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So for most of you you know that Father’s Day is this Sunday June 15th, for others this is a massive reminder!

But if you are like me, then you haven’t got your gift yet. I thought I would help out… here is a last minute DIY gift ideas for you!

1. Photo Album

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You can now get images printed really quickly… in fact on the Walmart website you can upload your images on line and pick them up in an hour… then all you need is an album and a little bit of time.

2. BBQ

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Research some BBQ sauce recipes and make some up, put in a cute mason jar and their ready for your dad to get his grill on.

3. Beer Cake

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If your of legal age, then you can grab this one for your Dad. Instead of giving him a 12 pack make it a decorative 12 pack.

4. Gift Box

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Make your Dad a gift box of all his fav things!… e.g cheese box, blu ray box, bbq box, aftershave box.

5. Key hook

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I am sure you have wine corks lying around, turn those corks into something decorative for Dad… simply glue the corks together then screw in some hooks… finished!

 

I do hope these 5 last minute DIY Father’s Day gifts have at least helped inspire you. A personal touch is really the best gift.

Happy Father’s Day!

xoxo Fil

Oh Lay Oh Lay Oh Lay

Oh Lay Oh Lay Oh Lay

The day has finally come… after 4 very very very long years, this glorious day has come upon us. Where the world stops what they are doing and are glued to the TV, where friendships and loyalty are tested, where the booze runs freely… of course it is WORLD CUP 2014.

As I am too busy watching the glorious game of FOOTBALL (not soccer), I am leaving you with some glorious images (above), of model Lys Inger shot by Igor Oussenko for Stolnick June 2014.

So grab a beer… turn on the TV… and get chanting!

LETS GO ENGLAND!!!!

xoxo Fil