Parisienne French: French for the Stylish Fashionista Crowd

I recently received a complimentary copy of Parisienne French: Chic Phrases, Slang & Style by Rhianna Jones through a PR company, a book filled with fashionista and style-centric French phrases.  Since French is one of the official languages here in… Continue Reading

La Bohème at the Four Seasons Centre

I first saw La Bohème in the form of a musical called Rent, back in 1997.  I had taken OAC music the year before, where we studied the Giacomo Puccini opera, which was the musical’s source.  One of the differences… Continue Reading

Greta Constantine Fall 2013 Preview

Held last Wednesday, first with a preview dinner at Parts and Labour, followed by a more media-oriented event at the Hoxton, Toronto favourite, Greta Constantine, presented the Fall/Winter 2013 collection.  The upcoming looks, which feature designing duo, Stephen Wong and… Continue Reading

Cookies: A New Kind of Dessert Bar at The Red Bench

I recently had the pleasure to speak with Elie, one of the owners of Toronto’s newest cookie, tea and froyo bar, The Red Bench, located on Yonge, south of Bloor. The name, The Red Bench, was inspired by an actual… Continue Reading

H&M Fall 2013: Where’s the Colour?

H&M, hardly the first non-high end brand to present at any Fashion Week, made its Parisian debut recently with the Fall 2013 collection at the historical Musée Rodin.  Celebrities including Emma Roberts and Ashley Olsen, joined stylists, editors and musicians… Continue Reading

La Société: Bloor Street’s Latest Restaurant Addition

The space formerly known as Dynasty Chinese Cuisine has once again opened up, and this time, it spills not only to the upstairs patio, but the sidewalk as well.  This wonderful new space is La Société Bistro, a French-inspired bistro/brasserie… Continue Reading

Romantic, Delicious and Apple-Filled

Who would have thought a theme restaurant would do well in France?  But Pomze is no theme restaurant in the American sense.  In fact, it’s elegant and grown-up, just like many other eateries in Paris.  However,  one thing that makes it different… Continue Reading