New Run Club Alert: Adidas Runners Toronto

I know I’ve said again and again how incredibly fortunate Toronto’s fitness community is, but this latest news makes that statement all the more true. Just last week, Adidas Canada launched Adidas Runners Toronto—the company’s first such run club in North America—and I was lucky enough to be there for the inaugural run. Led by coach […]

The Body Shop Celebrates 40 Years With Big Promises

The Body Shop wasn’t about to let its 40th anniversary slip by without anyone noticing. But instead of pink flamingos on the lawn or a wild weekend in Vegas, the company used the milestone as an opportunity to challenge itself to a greater level of innovation and philanthropy than it would have ever dreamed possible […]

Artists Help Launch New Burt’s Bees Lipstick

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of checking out the Burt’s Bees Shades exhibit at Arta Gallery in Toronto’s Distillery Historic District before it opened to the public. If you haven’t popped by yet, I highly suggest a visit before closing night on March 11 to see the magic for yourself. And if you’re wondering why it’s […]

My Whole30 Challenge: What Failure Taught Me

On January 11, I embarked on my first-ever Whole30 challenge. For those of you who aren’t familiar, it’s a 30-day eating plan created by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig, with two New York Times bestselling books behind it, designed to rid you of your bad food habits, sugar and snack addictions, and food-related inflammation and sensitivities. […]

Be Mine: The Heart-Shaped Konjac Sponge

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I’ve decided to spend this week reflecting on various aspects of that wonderful thing called love, from community love and self love to some healthy treats baked with love. Whether you’re perpetually single, serial dating, happily married or fresh off a divorce, it makes no difference here—this week is all […]

For Women, By Women: Adidas PureBOOST X

Did you know most women’s running shoes are just adapted versions of men’s shoe designs? According to the folks at Adidas, that’s the cold, hard truth. To be honest, I never really gave the issue much thought, but it certainly sounds plausible. Come to think of it, I haven’t noticed many differences between male and […]

Shopping Gets Personal At Lululemon

Picture this: You arrive at your favourite store on a weekday evening, pressed for time but in desperate need of a few specific items. You’re escorted straight to the back of the store where there’s a change room already stocked with pieces pulled just for you—your size, your style, exactly what you’re looking for. What’s more, […]

Toronto’s Newest Green Beauty Boutiques

You all know how much I love my ‘hood, Toronto’s Queen Street West. And it might sound crazy, but lately it seems like the ‘hood loves me right back. I swear, almost weekly I hear about a new business opening in the area that is just so up my alley. It’s as if the universe is […]

Shop Local: Etsy Made in Canada Day

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’m a self-proclaimed sucker for all things made in Canada. I’ve written about the subject for Flare, as well as here on my blog. It just feels better to spend my money supporting local businesses that have made the conscious decision to produce their goods on home soil despite the obvious […]