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Not a Fashion Blogger: LFW Day 2 (Series 2/4)

You might know that I was at LFW with Plus Minus Magazine a few weeks ago, because it’s been pretty much my main talking point ever since. Yes, I am a one trick pony. If you’ve been following this series – or just read yesterday’s post – then you’ll have a bit of an insight into how clueless I was …

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Not a Fashion Blogger: Tales of a LFW Rookie Day 1 (Series 1/4)

A few weeks ago, I found myself on a train to London. At least once every few months I make that same five hour trip for work, to visit friends, or to eat my way across the city with dogged determination. This was different. This was the one thing I’d brought up in conversation with every friend, acquaintance and cab …

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Christmas in Toronto’s Historic Distillery District: More festive than a reindeer reunion

Toronto takes Christmas seriously. The whole of Nathan Phillips Square outside City Hall becomes an outdoor ice rink, and the Toronto Christmas Market turns the Distillery District into a hipster winter wonderland . There’s a neon-lit merry-go-round, a ferris wheel, and a 52 foot Norway Spruce tree decorated with oversized baubles bigger than my head. It’s so festive even I got into the …

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Ho ho ho, Merry Vegan Christmas at the Toronto Vegan Winter Market

Twas the weekend before Christmas, and between working and trying to find the most festive shit to do or see in Toronto, I was exhausted.  The city has at 5 Christmas markets currently running, from the slightly hipster Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District to the big Holiday Fair outside City Hall in Nathan Phillips Square. There’s a Holiday Market …

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A few of my Vegan, Cruelty-Free & Ethical Faves from VegFest

I had an epic weekend. The kind with TWO consecutive birthday parties to go to, an exhibition launch at my gallery, house guests, and the biggest vegan event in Scotland. The kind that ends up with me falling asleep fully clothed on a Sunday night halfway through an episode of SVU. I will never know who kidnapped that girl now, …

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The Offspring: Dust off Your Dancing Shoes

My taste in music hasn’t changed hugely since high school. I’ll always find new bands and artists to like, but my favourites when I was fifteen are still high up on my list of faves now. Take NIN, for example. I was a massive Trent Reznor fangirl when I was a wee goth teenager, and “The Only Time” is still …

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10 Tips for a Long-haul flight

I’ll be flying home to Toronto for Christmas, and that journey is one I take so often it’s almost routine. I have my packing list. I have empty suitcases ready to fill with everything I’ll need to brave a good old Canadian winter. I even have itineraries, details of meetings, family dinners, and events I want to go to in …

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Don’t take the kitchen sink to a Wedding

I went to a wedding! One of my very favourite people got married yesterday at a beautiful ceremony at the Mining Institute in Newcastle. I love small, personal weddings as my family is HUGE. Every time a cousin gets married, all 600 of us firsts, seconds, and several-times-removed-barely-related relatives have to make the rounds and try to remember each others …