After 48 years, we’re going to Disney. Walt Disney World in Florida to be exact. We’ve spent a couple of weeks doing our research, going through the site, talking to friends, talking to each other. I’ve created a Pinterest board, and I’ve reviewed the Disney Food Blog – disneyfoodblog.com
It’s overwhelmi [...]
This is the official start of the winter holidays for me and includes a tot of homemade baileys in my coffee (check), baking (gingerbread ingredients in hand), banging a drum and lighting a candle (likely solo in Allen Gardens tonight) AND BBQ pork and noodles for dinner.
So whether you celebrate with this kind of fire:
Or this kind of fir [...]
This may seem strange to my friends who are artists, musicians, entrepreneurs and consultants, but last year I found myself without benefits for the first time since I was 18.
It was a shock how many things you take for granted when you are “covered” – dental cleanings every 4 months, free glasses every 2 years, drugs! And even more of [...]
As many of you know, I am on the Steering Committee for Second Harvest’s Toronto Taste which is happening this Sunday at the ROM. Not to be confused with all the “Taste of…” events around Toronto and elsewhere, Toronto Taste is a gourmet fundraiser for Second Harvest.
Now celebrating it’s 20th Anniversary, Toronto Taste brings tog [...]
Today is my favourite day of the year! It’s the winter solstice and by extension it’s the Festival of Lights in Kensington Market (hosted by Red Pepper Spectacle Arts)
(for those of you viewing from home… aka an RSS reader, email or facebook there is a cool little flickr slide show embedded here)
“Why Lexa, why?” you might ask, “Why would y [...]
This weekend is our first opportunity this summer to get out of the city and run around barefoot in the grass, bumping into trees and blaming the forest. And to be delighted by the beauty of a wasp, toad and big-assed fire!
It’s our first cottage weekend in 2008, and we are more than a little excited about it. To demonstrate [...]
Thank you for your patience and attention. I vow:
to stop testing “cool new” blogging tools on you
to stop taking an hour to blog about my Sunday night
to stop inundating you with photos from Conferences & Tradeshows (at least I will after this next one and if I can figure out how.)
Now to prep for the last of the shows, c [...]
In an attempt to embrace the “freedom” that is entrepreneurship and get me away from my computer at least once every two weeks, Plethora Press has instituted a Second Friday policy. That means that, starting today, I will be taking every second Friday off throughout the summer.
Switch up — Originally uploaded by [...]
On Friday July 13 from noon until 2pm, head on down to Nathan Philips Square to taste what could be available on street vendor carts across Ontario once the new changes to Ontario’s street food vendor regulations hit the street on August 1st.
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While I’m already being teased about my ability to stave off sleep, I’m planning on participating in Nuit Blanche with Rockr & Junkii (or is it just the Junkiis) tomorrow night.
I have already compiled a list of all-night-CheapEats to keep my strength up, and Ger has been working on a list of installations to hit.
Some of th [...]
I just got an email from the Ex (for non-Torontonians that’s the Canadian National Exhibition or CNE), promoting their 5 after 5 deal.
Tuesday through Thursday we can go to the Ex for $5 after 5pm.
The Ex for $5. That rocks!
And makes the Food Building an even better deal. Who goes to the Ex before 5pm anyway?!?
The email is saying [...]
Yesterday while cycling over to our mailbox I saw this street art being created for Pride.
Portraits in the Park InstallationPhoto courtesy of photojunkie.
My friend Rannie, aka photojunkie, has a great installation of at the Toronto Free Gallery March 9th-April 8th.
Portraits in the Park
It’s a series of portraits he took through out the summer in parks across the city. As I’ve said before, I’m blown away by al [...]
Yup, it’s time to celebrate… we worked our asses off (or on.) We ate, we wrote, we proofread ’til our eyes crossed. We typed and typed and typoed. We edited, we fact checked, we called and called and called.
Now it’s time to PARTY!
Please try and come and join us at the Rivoli on March 1st, cuz we are going to have a r [...]
Unite to ignite the longest, darkest night at the Festival of Lights in Kensington Market on December 21st.
Fire breathers, stilt walkers, giant puppets, choirs, dancers, drummers all join in a lantern-lit carnival parade through Kensington Market culminating in a huge burning-man-esque revel at Bellevue Square Park.
This is one of thos [...]