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…

Rustichella d’Abruzzo in NYC

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Amanda Spinoza
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In a world where everything is about bigger, better, and faster, one thing that has remained the same since the beginning of time is pasta. Sure, there have been dozens of new shapes, sizes, pairings, colors and flavours, yet the constant seems to be the dreaded cooking time. If you’re anything like me, you stare at the water waiting for it to boil. Al dente perfection in eleven to twelve minutes? I might die of starvation by then. Don’t get…

Shy Girl’s Guide to Leaning In

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Guest Post
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Almost two years ago, I somehow managed to land my first full-time corporate job. My illustrious burrito rolling and freelance blogging background did not feel like enough of a foundation, so I viewed this new job through a lens of extreme anxiety. I felt like the kid coming to school with her mittens on strings. My shortcomings were painfully apparent. My propensity for shyness and cynicism around new people compounded this insecurity: not only was I a fraud, but my…


#WomenCrushWednsday – Frostine Shake

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Amarina Norris

When I first saw Frostine Shake, her photos were sweeping across the body positive pages of Tumblr.  She had the best hair colour I have ever seen (the minty/anti-freeze shown here) and she was standing en pointe, her ballet shoes laced up to her calves. I hadn’t seen anyone of her size in the six years that I was the fat kid in my ballet class, eventually quitting when we were to start our pointe lessons because I didn’t think…


Cooking Burgers With Beer At The Works

10 Oct, 2014  |  by rochellelatinsky

The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro has been making headway into their planned nationwide expansion, with more than 20 restaurants throughout Ontario and one in Newfoundland so far. Yet the fast-growing full service restaurant chain has been experimenting with what they can put in between burger buns since they first opened their doors in Ottawa. With more than 50 burger options on their menu today, they show no signs of stopping their domination and innovation on the gourmet burger scene. I recently had the…