National Women's Show Promo Code

By: Alison Silveira

Congratulations to Laura R for winning two tickets to the National Women's Show! Thanks to all those who entered the contest.

To my readers who would still like to attend the show, you can buy tickets online using the promo code, CHARMING and get $3 off!

To purchase tickets, visit:

Enjoy the show and have a great girl's day out! :) 

Win a Pair of Tickets to the National Women's Show!


By: Alison Silveira

Ladies, round up your girlfriends and get ready to attend the National Women's Show, which runs from October 16 - 19 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre! Indulge in the ultimate girl's day out by learning about the latest fashion trends, sampling sumptuous snacks and sweets, shopping until your drop and so much more!  

I am giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky reader. There are many ways to enter (see below). Good luck!

Open to Canadian residents only, 19+. 
Contest ends Wednesday, October 14. Winner will be contacted directly via email and announced on social media. 

Toronto Food & Wine Festival + Ticket Giveaway!

By: Alison Silveira

The upcoming Toronto Food & Wine Festival will be sure to impress every gourmand's palate. Held at Evergreen Brick Works from September 18 - 20, foodies can indulge their cravings for gourmet food and drink at the Grand Tasting Pavilion, which will feature samplings from 130 purveyors of premium products from around the world, including Ontario. 

Celebrity chefs Curtis StoneTyler Florence, Gail Simmons, Chuck Hughes, Mark McEwan and many more will participate in live cooking demos, talks and workshops. Sharpen your knife skills, visit the farmers' market onsite, learn to make Japanese soba noodles and take a master class with chefs who are the best in the business. 

The Toronto Food & Wine Festival is the culinary event of the year you don't want to miss. Tickets are available for $36 per adult and $18 per child ages 6-15. To learn more and to purchase tickets online, visit:

Ticket Giveaway!

I am giving away a pair of tickets (valued at $72) to one lucky reader. There are many ways to enter (see below). Good luck and happy wining and dining! 

Open to Canadian residents only, 19+. 
Contest ends Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 12 p.m. Winner will be contacted directly and announced on social media. 

The Yoga Conference & Show

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By: Alison Silveira

Getting caught up in the hustle and bustle of city life in Toronto can take its toll on your mind and body. Learning yoga and practicing meditation are two of the most effective ways to de-stress. Relax and rejuvenate your body and soul at The Yoga Conference and Show this weekend. Participate in over 60 hours of yoga, cultural arts and lectures. Spend time shopping among 250+ conscious minded organizations and companies offering products and services in line with your mindful attitudes.

To gain complimentary access to The Yoga Conference and Show, click on the following link and register:
A special thanks goes out to Marie Roberge-Pellerin for the complimentary tickets. 


Dates & Hours:
Friday, April 10, 2015 • 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 11, 2015 • 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 12, 2015 • 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building 
255 Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2W6

To learn more about the Yoga Conference & Show, visit:
Twitter: @YogaConference

Once is Simply Grand

Once is Simply Grand

The musical adaptation of the film, Once won a slew of awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2012. All of the actors in the musical play their own instruments, making it a truly unique theatre experience. Although the theatre is expansive, an intimate mood was created on stage. Prior to the show commencing, audience members could order beer on stage in the setting of an Irish pub, while enjoying lively music performed by the cast members. 

Once tells the story of a Dublin singer (Guy), played brilliantly by Stuart Ward, who has had his heart broken. Ready to give up on his dreams of success, he finds encouragement and the motivation to pursue his music through a charming young Czech woman (Girl) he meets by happenstance. Ward gives a raw, passionate performance with an honesty that draws you in completely.  

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