There’s nothing like ice cold gelato to help you cool off on a hot summer’s day! I’m so happy to be celebrating the launch of summer in the 6ix at G for Gelato’s Sweet Summer Splash party. Join me on Sunday June 19 (noon to 5 p.m.) at 75 Jarvis St. because if you haven’t tried their gelato, pizza and desserts… you’re in for a treat!
Spring is almost here and we’re over three months into 2016. What are your goals for the year? Are you still on track to achieve them? This is a good time to check-in, re-evaluate and adjust your action plan to get the best results. This year I’m striving to become a better leader. While perusing the ‘books with the word boss in them’ section at Indigo, I stumbled upon Tina Fey’s Bossypants.
The comedian, Saturday Night Live writer, producer and actress is an inspiration and a leadership role model. I’ll spare you the tedious book review, barring one noteworthy section: The rules of improvisation that will change your life and reduce belly fat.
Sadly improv won’t reduce belly fat, however it can boost your life. This book made me realize that some of my best ideas were the byproduct of fun, exploration and experimentation. If you want to generate more brilliant ideas, it’s worthwhile to look into improv training.
Last night I had the pleasure of attending The Artist Project early access preview and opening party with my friend and colleague Steven Hellmann.
As we arrived, we were enveloped in an immersive mix of music, food, drinks and thought-provoking art.
As a born and bred Torontonian this city holds a special place in my heart. I love the bustle of its busy streets, the buzz of its culture and the glitz of its nightlife. As obsessed as I am with my hometown, I also mourn its lack of green space. It’s tragic how difficult it can be to connect with nature in this concrete jungle. When the rare opportunity to escape the city comes up, I often relish it. Last weekend I crossed something off of my bucket list that I’ve been meaning to do for awhile. I visited the mythical Muskoka ice skating trail at Arrowhead Provincial Park.
Lamesa Filipino Kitchen is a must-try if you’re in the Queen and Bathurst area. I’ve never had Filipino food before, but I will definitely have it again. This cute little spot has a cozy and intimate ambiance. I’d come back here for date night, with a close group of friends or for a casual business meeting. My favourite thing about this place is the staff. I love when people are passionate about what they do. It’s infectious. Our server explained the menu in detail, gave us his recommendations and then explained each dish thoroughly as it came out. What a treat!
A friend of mine taught me how to make homemade sushi this weekend and it was so good that I had to share it with you. It’s also super easy to make! First we stopped by our local Korean/Japanese grocery store to pick up all the ingredients. We tried three different rolls: California, Philadelphia and our own tropical maki creation. You can get really creative and have fun without following a recipe. Check these instructions to learn how to roll.
California rolls: Crab, cucumber, avocado and tobiko (flying fish roe)
Philadelphia rolls: Cream cheese, smoked salmon, cucumber
Tropical maki: Pineapple, shrimp, cucumber + coconut shavings, sesame seeds & mint leaf garnish
ボナペティ Bon appetit
One of the most delicious food events in Toronto is just around the corner. If you haven’t been to Winterlicious, you’re missing out! It’s a celebration of gourmet eats curated by top chefs at some of the best restaurants in the city. This event makes gourmet food affordable, giving everyone access to restaurants they might not normally try at prices that don’t break the bank. So pause that Netflix and chill session, throw on a parka and get out of the house to nibble on a fixed price menu of gourmet fare. It’s a great way to discover new places and revisit old favourites.