CHICAGO

indexHey Guys!

I am so sorry I have been MIA… however my life has taken over … SUCKY! I do hope to get back into the spirit of writing as I was loving it.

But just a little update I am currently in Chicago and LOVING it… I mean who doesn’t love Chicago???

So as I am in Chicago I thought I would let you into my TOP 5 things to do while your in the windy city.

 

1. BILLY GOAT TAVERN

The famous Billy Goat Tarvern is DEFINITELY a place you have to go. Established in 1934 this place has seen it all. So take it from me YOU GOTTA EAT HERE… oh and order a double double.

2. CLOUD GATE

Cloud Gate or as I (and many many others) like to call it ‘The Bean’. Is just a really cool sculpture by Anish Kapoor’s located in Millennium park. Great place to take some ‘selfies’.

3. NAVY PIER

It’s hot, it’s summer, you want a beer or a margarita? Head to Navy Pier located right on the water (obviously) this place has some serious people watching and guess what! You can walk around with a drink… epic!

4. JOHN HANCOCK OBSERVATORY

You can’t go to the city and not see the city from the sky. The 360 views at the John Hancock building are unreal… and if you dare try the TILT. Which is basically a glass window which you stand in and it TILT’s to scare the crap out of you. AWESOME.

5. MAGNIFICENT MILE

Or MAG MILE as ‘us’ Chicagoan’s say, is the PERFECT place to get your shop on… stuffed with high street names such as TopShop and High ends names such as Burberry… this mile of shopping has something for everyone!

 

Hopefully you are heading to Chicago at some point and if not… set a date! You will love it.

 

xoxo Fil

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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

 

4 of July

I’m back!! After a lovely long weekend, some time to catch up with family and friends, and enjoy Canada Day… I am back and ready to get BLOGGING!

After a night of fireworks to celebrate Canada Day… my mind has wandered to the fact that America will be lighting up their skies with fireworks this Friday for Fourth of July. So I have decided to do a blog post on ways my American friends can incorporate their flag into their lives this Friday.

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Clothing… probably the most obvious way to incorporate your flag. Their are many different clothing items promoting the American flag available for sale on the high street. However you don’t have to deck yourself from head to toe, you could just use one item… or create an outfit of red, white and blue…. e.g red top, blue shorts, white shoes.

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Many of you will be getting your kit off this Friday… I am sure!… whether it is at the beach, back garden, pool whatever… everyone seems to get a little naked on July 4th. So show your patriotic by plastering your flag on your private parts! There are lots of cute bikini’s available at places like American Apparel, Target, Nastygal.

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Having people over? Or just hungry? Food is the way… not only is it delicious but you can have some fun by adding the American flag into your meals.

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Why not bring some of that pride indoors, adding decorative pieces to your interior is not only being patriotic but also making your space look great. There are so many DIY ideas online to add some flag into your house.

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Now all that’s left to decorate is your car. You don’t have to paint the whole thing in an American flag… unless you want to, and if in that case don’t hold me responsible. You can add a simple car flag… these are super cheap and easy to get a hold of… especially with the world cup going on.

I hope you all have a fantastic July 4th… and an amazing long weekend! Be safe and have FUN.

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

The Good Press

The Good Press

Today I wanted to talk about one of Toronto’s little gems!

THE GOOD PRESS!

Although this is probably late news for most of you will already know about The Good Press, if you don’t then…. I don’t know where the hell you’ve been hiding. But I wanted to discuss it anyway as I have become addicted!

The Good Press is situated in a deliciously warm and inviting basement shop located 87 Yorkville Ave, Toronto. On top of their stunning interior and alluring atmosphere, they offer a wide variety of treats such as: made to order fresh juices, smoothies, grab and go cold press items with quirky names such as Eye Spy, prepared salads, and even açai bowls served with organic granola and fresh fruit.

The Good Press have also recently released the news that they offer juice cleanses!

This really is the place to get your fresh and healthy on! And, with so much variety it will bring you back every day… and trust me you will want to go.

So go check them out today! Make sure to try my fav drink – Emerald City (kale, cucumber, celery, parsley, romaine, apple, lemon, ginger)… YUM!

Enjoy

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

Himalayan Pink Salt

Himalayan Pink Salt

Today I wanted to share my little secret of Himalayan Pink Salt. I have incorporated this miracle salt into my diet for the past month now, and I can see that it’s benefits are having a positive effect on me.

Himalayan Pink Salt benefits:

Controlling the water levels within the body, regulating them for proper functioning
Promoting stable pH balance in the cells, including the brain.
Encouraging excellent blood sugar health
Aiding in reducing the common signs of aging
Lowers Blood Pressure
Detoxify The Human Body
Provide Your Body With 84 Much Needed Minerals And Other Bio Compounds
Banish Sinus Issues And Respiratory Conditions
Dramatically Improve The Condition Of Your Sleep
Balancing Out Your Body’s Acidity And Alkaline Levels
Heals Your Arteries

I consume my Himalayan salt by mixing 1/2 tsp into a quart of water every morning. But you can also:

Add it to your foods like other salts
Soak in a bath with it
Use on face as a scrub (try adding honey with it)
Use as a salt board
Use as a lamp

There are so many fun ways to use Himalayan Pink Salt, and the benefits are endless… pick up some today and try it out!

xoxo Fil