#WomenCrushWednesday – Shauna Alterio of Forage Haberdashery

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Amarina Norris

Five-ish years ago I was in a bit of a fear-induced limbo. I had a jewellery line that was doing well on Etsy but I was struggling with the inevitable debt I would incur going back to school for fashion design while also coming to the realization that my entrepreneurial goals would mean making some crazy sacrifices for it all to work. The stress! I was deep in an Etsy procrastination hole when I came across a video they did…


Real Talk: You Can\'t Always Eat What You Want

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Guest Post
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Deprivation is never sexy. When my doctor told me — for the third time this year — to go on an elimination diet, I was in a decidedly bad mood. No caffeine, no sugar, no gluten, no tomatoes, no dairy, no corn, no soy, no peanuts, no citrus fruits, no alcohol, no fried foods. For three weeks. That amounts to a lot of meals eaten in sullen silence. Picture me eating my virtuous bowl of zucchini noodles with kale pesto…


Testing recipes from Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty More

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Guest Post

    Vegetarians rejoice! On October 14, celebrity chef Yotam Ottolenghi released another vegetarian cookbook, Plenty More, a sequel to the best-selling cookbook, Plenty. With the hype surrounding Plenty More’s release, recipes from the book are bouncing around the foodie blogosphere. I considered making the Peas With Sorrel And Mustard, but was put off by my inability to find sorrel at a speciality grocery store, let alone figure out what sorrel is in the first place. CBS quoted Ottolenghi saying…

Fat Girl’s Netflix Companion – HALLOWEEN EDITION!

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Liz Jukovsky

Quick Budget-Friendly Meals for Your Netflix Halloween Marathon Halloween has a lot in common with New Years Eve. The excitement of dressing up and drinking til you puke in your mouth on the dancefloor, lasts for only a short window in your early 20s, after which time you find the idea of going out just sort of exhausting. For those of us who’ve passed the party-holiday-enthusiasm window, but still like costumes and candy (candy being code for booze, and lots…

Boozy Little Black Book: the Raspberry Rose Ginnie

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Vanessa Kunderman

The Raspberry Rose Ginnie calls on some exquisite floral water, which adds some really complex flavours to the gin and muddled raspberries in this recipe. I’ve included my rosewater recipe below in case you don’t have any rosewater handy – I know I didn’t! I also used dry gin for the ginnie, but you can really use whatever you have on your bevvie cart. If you want to sweeten this bevvie on top of the raspberry and rose flavours, feel…

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An Interview with Rachel Bone: Feminism, Scandinavian Folk Art and What It’s Like to Be a Female Artist

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Amanda Spinoza
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  Rachel Bone is an illustrator whose work I fell in love with as a lost girl at the School of Visual Arts in New York City just a few years ago. The wonderful thing about going to college in Chelsea is the easy access to some of the biggest art galleries in the world. Pace, Gagosian, David Zwirner and the like were just blocks away. On a cold winter day, my Ma (that’s my loving nickname for my mother)…


#WomenCrushWednesday – Michelle Buteau

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Yuli Scheidt

I don’t take in a ton of television these days but recently I’ve really been into @midnight. For the unfamiliar – it’s thirty great minutes of internet-theme comedy game show featuring comedians that I have crushes on and hosted by a nerd/comedian that I had a crush on when I was thirteen (Chris Hardwick, the nerd thing is self-proclaimed). One night I tuned in and saw this hilarious babe win the show and immediately wanted to know all about Michelle…


Lookin’ Good Girl – Bespoke Fit with Dress Mavens

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Yuli Scheidt
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I’ve never had a bespoke item made for me in all my 28 years. Even with all the troubles this tall and ground girl has with off-the-rack it never occurred to me that I could plug some measurements into a website and come out with a tailor made dress at my door. Was it that I thought it would cost too much or that it wasn’t for me? Dress Mavens is there for me now. Nadine Moffatt and Paulina Zimakas…


Not Your Mama\'s Mustard: Whisky and Spice

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Carly Mcleod
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Any foodie knows that sauces and ingredients can make or break a dish, and that you must choose them wisely. You have to ride the fine line between packing too much punch or risk not living up to the hype. And just like us fat girls, you want something a little more complex, and filled with unique flavours. Enter Whisky and Spice Mustards from Toronto, Ontario. Dan Gordon, the fellow behind Whisky and Spice, has found the way to incorporate…

[CONTEST] Gettin’ playful with the Everything to do with Sex Show

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

The 2014 Everything to do with Sex Show is just around the corner (happening October 24-26, 2014 at the Direct Energy Centre.  Have you ever wanted to explore your kinks or deepest fantasies in a safe and open space or just wanted to pick up a new dildo?  Well, this is the show for you! The show weekend is filled with everything your heart could possibly imagine. From toys and accessories, and swings you won’t find at your average Toronto park – the…