Food & Drink :: Kiwi Key Lime Smoothie & Review of Genuine Health’s Fermented Greek yogurt proteins+

Geniun Health Fermented Greek Protein Shake 5

A few weeks ago, I shared a fun and easy protein packed Breakfast Cup recipe combining yogurt, fruits, granola and Genuine Health‘s fermented Greek yogurt proteins+ productsThis is the first time I’ve ever tried protein powders and products for an extended period of time and I felt inclined to share my overall experience with you and of course – another quick, simple, and delicious recipe as well! Inspired by my mini lime tree, I decided to try this Kiwi Key Lime Smoothie with an added touch of the Genuine Health fermented Greek yogurt proteins+ in the vanilla flavour.

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Food & Drink :: Nespresso Bar at Taste of Toronto

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It’s going to be a hot one in Toronto this weekend! If you’re looking for something fun to do with friends and family, the Taste of Toronto is in full effect and for you foodies out there, you’re not going to want to miss this! I was invited to join Chef Victor Barry and Master Sommelier Elyse Lambert at a private coffee & food pairing event yesterday with NESPRESSO, the official coffee sponsor of Taste of Toronto and had the opportunity to enjoy the ultimate tasting experience and launch of NESPRESSO’s newest and most intense Grand Cru of the Lungo familyEnvivo Lungo.

As a proud member of the NESPRESSO Coffee Connoisseur Club for the past several months, I’ve had the chance to taste and learn about the variety of intensities, notes, and flavours that NESPRESSO coffee has to offer. I’ve also come to share their appreciation of combining exceptional coffee with excellent food, these two elements really do go hand in hand.

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Lifestyle :: Give A Sh!rt with Value Village

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Earlier this week (June 21), as part of the Rethink Reuse CampaignValue Village took over Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto with this art installation to kick off their International #GiveAShirt event. The primary objective of this is to spread a very important message – to create public awareness on our clothing footprint and our impact on the environment. Together, we can collectively make a difference by simply considering making our next new t-shirt a thrifted or reused one.

I am personally a big supporter when it comes to recycling and reusing clothing items. As seen in many of my previous DIY projects, I love transforming pieces of clothing and shoes I already own into new wardrobe items. This is a great way to reduce the pollution generated by the clothing industry. I hope you’ll join me and Value Village in creating awareness on the Give A Sh!rt campaign.

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Beauty :: Garnier SkinActive Routine

Garnier Skin Active Skin Care

No matter what age, what gender, what ethnicity you are, let’s face it (no pun intended), we all have skin concerns! For as long as I can remember, my skin concerns have always been 1) combination skin (extremely oily T-zone) 2) occasional acne outbreak and 3) sun exposure. Since my teenage years, I’ve been on the hunt for skin care products to help me address those exact issues. Sometimes, I would luck out and find the perfect product. However, as seasons change and unfortunately, with age, my skin tends to require different products to treat or prevent the same set of challenges. Therefore, I’m never really done when it comes to keeping a lookout for great items to add to my skincare routine – it’s an ongoing and evolving journey!

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to stay at the beautiful Langdon Hall for the Garnier #SkinActiveRetreat where I was able to learn first hand about the skincare innovative and technology that SkinActive has to offer. I also received advice from Garnier’s Skin Expert, Dr. Noah Wieder and a personalized skincare prescription to aid me in battling my skincare troubles.

If you can relate to some of my concerns, read further to see my personalized skincare prescription!

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Outfit :: Military Chic

Military Jogger Pants Tyler Madison

I love having a bit of fun and breaking rules when it comes to fashion. I can’t say that I’ve got a particular go-to style or preference in colours or prints when it comes to styling an outfit. I’d like to think of myself as someone that won’t be shy to try on a new trend or pair unusual items together. I typically make my outfit decisions on the fly when I get up in the morning, as it’ll honestly depend on my mood, the weather, and how much lead time I’ve got!

On this particular day,  I wanted to break the rules and wear joggers to the office. These pull up slim leg jogger pants with drawstring at the waist from I ♥ Tyler Madison (use code nh25 for 25% off) was just what I was looking for. They are overly comfortable and when worn with a romantic blouse and blush coloured draped vest, no one can barely tell they’re of a casual style.

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Giveaway :: A Pair of Keds and More

Summer DIY Keds Outfit

Happy Friday friends! Last week, I shared a DIY tutorial on how to customize your own pair of Keds to gear up for the upcoming Summer season. A pair of classic white Keds can be paired with so many different outfits and when you put your own mark on them, they can really transform from an ordinary pair of sneakers to a spectacular addition to your wardrobe!

I paired mine with a casual off-the-shoulder dress and some favourite accessories, it was the perfect outfit (and comfortable one!) for a weekend stroll. As many of you know, nothing warms my heart more than to see YOU attempt one of my DIY projects.

Read further to enter a contest to win a pair of Keds and Mocs c/o of SoftMoc!

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Gift Guide :: Father’s Day with Tonic Blooms

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Father’s Day is this coming weekend and if you’re still struggling what to get Dad this year, I’ve got a great recommendation for you. Tonic Blooms, best known for their on-demand, flower delivery service (two hours within GTA and delivery is free!) has curated a special BBQ themed gift box just in time for Father’s Day.  This special edition gift box put together just for Dad features amazing local products from producers spanning from Vancouver Island to Prince Edward County.

If you’re not able to meet Dad this Father’s Day, why not have this delivered right to his doorstep? Better yet, invite Dad over and cook him up an amazing BBQ dinner and send him off home with these goodies?!

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Outfit :: On Top of the World

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Happy Friday!! The beauty of having an office with a rooftop terrace is that you can take a break and enjoy a breath of fresh air despite a super busy day. We recently moved offices and it was incredible that we were able to find a building with an exclusive outdoor terrace space just for us! Every Friday, we all get together and enjoy a few casual drinks on the top floor. Ever since we started LOGiQ3, company culture was a priority. “Patio Fridays” were one of the first social events and I’m so proud to say that this informal employee gathering is still going strong after 10 years!

On busy days that require running from meeting to meeting, I prefer to keep my comfort level at bay. Luckily for our casual attire policy, I am able to put together an outfit such as this one. I love to mix feminine pieces with a slightly edgy look. Pairing this delicate floral dress with a double buckle belt and a simple leather strapped chunky heeled sandal is just the perfect combo.

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DIY :: Summer Rhinestone Keds

DIY Rhinestone Summer Keds Outfit

It’s been some time since I worked on a fashion related DIY and I’m excited to share this fun yet simple project with you! Nothing beats a pair of classic white Keds for Summer and I’ve partnered with SoftMoc to show you just how easy it is to customize a pair of your own!

I was inspired by fun pineapple and cherry prints that I’ve been seeing in stores as of late and created an ‘adult’ creation by using fancy and sparkly rhinestones for my DIY Keds shoe design. I loved how they turned out!

Not only are these DIY Summer Rhinestone Keds perfect for Summer but they are 100% one of a kind!

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Outfit :: The Colour Purple {and giveaway}

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I stumbled across this spread of Spring lilacs on a casual stroll last week and couldn’t help but to stop and literally made Kyle snap these photos of me. I can’t believe I spent nearly $30 the other weekend on lilacs (and literally two stems of peonies) at a nearby florist when I could have (but probably shouldn’t) ‘borrow’ some from this yard of lilacs at the park!

The beauty of living in the Beaches neighborhood is that we have so many spots to explore on foot. As much as I love a good sandal sometimes they’re just not all that practical when it comes to long walks by the beach (I sound like I’m writing an online dating profile!). I was introduced to the GEOX Nebula line, designed to walk the world. Nebula features technology that ensures lightness and breathability, offering superior body temperature regulation, which means they’re suitable to wear without socks! I chose these multi-colour version instead of a neutral option because they add so much more fun to a casual weekend outfit!

I’ve also recently been obsessed with wearing longer length necklaces. I went through a phase of dainty stackables, but now, I’m really into longer lengths with larger pendants!

If you like the marble necklace I’m wearing below, keep reading for your chance to win a $60 e-gift card to Shop for Jayu!

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