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No More Café at the Colette Grand Café? [TORONTO]

Have you been to Colette Grand Café? Recently? It’s a beautiful French Bistro in Toronto. I love finding cute coffee shops in Toronto and whenever I do, the same thought comes to my mind every time: “I wish there were more of these hot spots when I was growing up downtown.” Colette is my go-to cafe when I’m visiting my mom because of its walking distance from her place. Brunch is amazing, dinner is good and the service is always the very best.  Last week I came here for some delicious cake and a latte, while I caught up with my sister. I was told there weren’t serving any desserts at the moment because they closed down their bakery/cafe section and changed it into a private party room. I for one loved that corner of Colette. Here’s an old picture of what it looked like: ca·fe kaˈfā,kəˈfā/ noun 1. a small restaurant selling…

How I Use hydraSense Baby Nasal Care [MOTHERHOOD]

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by hydraSense®. To make sure hydraSense® products are right for you, always read and follow the label. How I Use hydraSense Baby Nasal Care When baby D was born, I was so paranoid about what I’d do when he got sick for the first time. So many what if’s and questions! Two years later and now I have a 7-month-old daughter, Baby Z. As a mother of two, my advice is to follow your instincts, and the paranoia and panic when your child gets sick for the first time, it’s the inevitable. Stuffy and congested noses are common symptoms Baby D & Z get quite frequently. I use hydraSense products to help me tackle the congestion and stuffiness. There are a few products from their baby line that I keep in my medicine cabinet. The nasal aspirator, Ultra-Gentle Mist, and the Easydose vials. To ensure…

What I Wear on my Casual Days – Comfort is Everything! [STYLE]

I usually post more put together, fancy schmancy outfits and the orchestrated flat lays of food and product but this time I’m going to get real. Realest of the real. What I wear on my casual days. So I get asked this a lot from those who aren’t parents yet. What I Wear on my Casual Days – Comfort is Everything! [STYLE] “What’s it like? What’s it like to be a mom?” That’s a heavy question, because, I mean… where do I start? So according to how my day is going, I give an answer based on the first word that comes to my mind. It could be anywhere from the spectrum of “Help me!” to “it’s a huge blessing.” Nonetheless, it is a crazy schedule that never ends. When I’m not going to events, parties and I’m just staying home or doing the usual running errands in the neighborhood. I have…

Baby Brezza Food Maker & Why it’s a Great Gift [REVIEW]

As a new mom I tried making baby food myself. You know the old fashion way. Boiling, cooking separately blending and then a pile of pots and cups later and one crying baby (seeking my attention), I had baby food made!  With the baby brezza, it’s so easy, it feels like magic. So this time around, with baby number 2 I set out to find a method that would make us both happy. Something fast and easy. Baby Brezza Food Maker & Why it’s a Great Gift Price: $149.97 *But right now it’s on sale at Wal-mart for $134.97 Where to buy: Wal-Mart Bed Bath & Beyond Toys R Us (older version) Why it makes a great gift: When I was a new mom I was so busy learning about every stage, reading books, doing online research and not to mention the challenges I was having with Baby D’s eczema…

HOLIDAY MRKT AT SCARBOROUGH TOWN CENTRE

I am loving all the beautiful renovations and new stores at Scarborough Town Centre. They have a new food court called the TASTE MRKT, with lots of great food choices, new stores like Lululemon, Zara, Bonlook and Le Dolci to name a few. Click here for the full list. But this month what I’m really excited about is the HOLIDAY MRKT.  HOLIDAY MRKT AT SCARBOROUGH TOWN CENTRE The Holiday market is going on from Dec 1 – Dec 24th and is the perfect indoor festive place to find unique gifts for everyone! There’s a coat check + parcel check, amex gift wrapping station, lots of great vendors and a style angel who will guide you with your purchases at the mall. There are 30+ local vendors: Blossom moments, Cherrypick, Chocollata, Bonnefetti, Flower Pie and Sonic Bloom are just some of the great vendors you’ll find here. HOLIDAY MRKT: $500 GIFT CARD…

Gift Guide: Holiday Shopping for Everyone!

Holiday shopping is a huge task for those who feel like their list is never-ending. I love shopping for gifts but only if I have a game plan and know exactly what to get everyone. This year my gift guide is going to be easy to navigate through and I hope it helps cover everyone on your list! Happy holiday shopping! HOLIDAY SHOPPING FOR HER BEAUTY 1. STILA COSMETICS  @stilagirlcanada 💋💓 A post shared by Lifestyle • Fashion • Beauty (@humjk) on Dec 13, 2017 at 9:21am PST So many beautiful sets and the best part is that you can try all the mini versions of your favourite products. My favourite liquid shimmer eyeshadow in Stila is Kitten Karma and favourite lipstick gloss is Patina. But now with these sets, I was able to find other ones that I really love! Check them out at Shoppers Drug Mart: CLICK image…

Stila Holiday Gift Sets For You or Perfect as Holiday Gifts

I’m a stila girl! Because I’m so obsessed with Stila Cosmetics I just had to dive deeper to show you close-ups of these beautiful holiday sets. And if they’re not already gone, I’d suggest you go NOW to get your hands on them. Stila Holiday Gift Sets Not only do these sets make great gift ideas, but they’re also a great way to try so many different colours without purchasing so many full sizes. I always like stocking up during the holidays on these minis because I get to try so many for pretty much the price of one. No commitment. Lots of options. Price is right. You can also break the sets up and give a mini individually as a stocking stuffer or even place it in a customized gift. On my lids: Kitten Karma  – On my lips: Besos

NOTE Cosmetics at Rexall – Now available in Toronto

Note Cosmetics is a global makeup line that can be found in 72 countries and now available at Rexall drug stores. I love the simple packaging with cosmetics. Note cosmetics is sleek and black. A very sophisticated look. The brand is also cruelty-free, paraben free, fragrance-free and vegan. You can find this brand in Toronto.  NOTE Cosmetics at Rexall is here in Canada Here’s a sneak peek of some of the NOTE cosmetics products they have and why they’re different from other brands you may be using. NOTE Luminous Silk Compact Blusher – Soft Peach – $16.50 This blusher has argan oil in it and is free from parabens! Super soft to the touch and helps to boost moisture levels in the skin. This product has also been infused with botanicals. NOTE Mattemoist Lipstick – Miss Kiss – $14.50 This matte lipstick isn’t as dry as some of the other brands I…