EATS: Twist Burger Bar

Hello everyone! The HF and I recently decided to try one of the newer burger restaurants in Hamilton and boy – were we impressed. Twist Burger Bar opened up relatively quietly last year and TBH if you’re a driver – it’s easy to miss.  Continue reading

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OOAK Spring Show 2018 + HAUL

Hello everyone! If you blink, you might miss the Spring One of a Kind Show and Sale. It began on Wednesday, March 28th and only runs until this Sunday, April 1st at the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place. It’s a great time to replace anything you’ve gotten rid of during any spring cleaning (LOL) or just to check out some great handmade goodies.  Continue reading

EATS: March Break in #HamOnt

Hello everyone! Hamilton is my 2nd home and I was glad to have a staycation there for the entire March Break. I seized this opportunity to really enjoy myself and eat ALL of the delicious things in and around this great city (yes, I went to Burlington a couple of times during the break.) Here was my week at a glance:

SATURDAY: Pintoh Cuisine (399 Elizabeth Street, Burlington)
We were lucky to have been able to come here during the last weekend of Taste of Burlington. I had been to Pintoh before with TasteHamont and I was determined to bring the HF here too. Before this night, he had never actually had authentic Thai food so I was so glad to finally introduce him. It was a fantastic prix fixe deal – $40 per couple! They have something similar regularly called The Pintoh Experience for 2 (which we will definitely try the next time.)

We started off with Nam Khao Som Moo (which I just learned is actually Laotian in origin) which is my new favourite dish. It is a fried curried rice salad that was spicy and savoury but very well balanced with acidity and ginger and that awesome fermented sour sausage. Seriously – if you had asked me 5 years ago to eat anything that was “fermented” I would’ve been very suspicious. This is a MUST ORDER.  Continue reading

Anastasia Beverly Hills x Amrezy Highlighter

Hello everyone! My birthday is coming up next week and I decided to treat myself to some early birthday presents (I’m turning 32 – woohoo!) One of the goodies I snagged was the Anastasia Beverly Hills x Amrezy Highlighter since one of the makeup artists I follow (who is also a friend of a friend) had been raving about it and demo-ing it in her IG story. I love a good gold highlight and I can’t wait to rock this when I’m super tanned in the late spring/summer. Truth be told, I am not exactly sure who Amrezy is but the highlighter is what dreams are made of. I love that it’s not a super yellow gold and it is not subtle. The product itself is gorgeous with the rippled texture in the pan.  Continue reading

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution: The Queen

Hello everyone! When I saw this lipstick in store, I was very dramatic. I had first seen Charlotte Tilbury’s The Queen on Instagram and I was sad that it was an online exclusive (I generally try not to order much when it’s in US dollars…although it seems like they may charge in Canadian dollars now…will have to confirm.) Fast forward to just a few weeks ago when I was walking through the makeup department at Nordstrom and when I saw it, I literally said out loud, “Oh my God. The Queen is here!”

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#ShiseidoDots: Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors

Hello everyone! I recently had the fantastic privilege of attending an event hosted by Dave Lackie and Shiseido Canada to celebrate the launch of the new Shiseido Essential Energy line. The location was not revealed to us until he had chosen the winners of the contest (to win an invite) and I was floored and ecstatic to learn it would be at the Art Gallery of Ontario and we would be treated to cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a private tour of the Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors exhibit. You know, the one where upwards of 60 000 people in online queues per day to try to snag tickets to this incredible event. HEADS UP: this post is very photo heavy! They had gift bags waiting for us near the entrance for the end of the event so it was great looking forward to what would be inside.  Continue reading

EATS: Born and Raised

Hello everyone! The HF recently took me out for non-Valentine’s Day and as per last year, it was another surprise. He gave me these beautiful peach roses and whisked me off to dinner. I’d only been to Born and Raised once before (grabbed a pizza with TasteHamOnt during our first food crawl) and had been longing to try some more on their menu. We decided to start with the Beef Tartare. Deliciously seasoned and topped with a perfectly soft boiled quail egg, it was absolutely perfect with the toasted bread.  Continue reading