Come Celebrate Summer at Riant this Saturday May 31



FitBit: The Good Press

The Good Press is now serving "Toronto's best organic cold-pressed juice" and now that I have tried two flavours: the Ruby Tuesday and the Chocolate Milk, I believe that statement to be true!

Although the juices are great, which they are, the açai bowls they offer are not only delicious but they are so filling. I had the classic bowl and a juice after a bootcamp and aside from feeling good about my meal decision, I felt full, which is crucial after my workouts.

Also available for your consumption are vegetable wraps, "live shots", smoothies, and coming soon, something I am so excited about: popsicles!  How perfect would those be for those hot summer days walking around in Yorkville? The perfect snack- delicious and healthy? Sign me up!

Visit the Good Press at 87 Yorkville Ave
Check them out online at www.thegoodpress.ca  
Read their tweets: @goodpressjuice
Look at their delicious snapshots: @goodpressjuice


Toronto Boutique: PARLOQUE Beyond The Shore

There is a new store calling West Queen West home and it's vision? "To provide the bold man and woman with a curated and unparalleled high fashion experience with an international perspective."

Keeping true to its promise of serving the individuals who crave self expressionism, the store offers such international brands for women as Whitney Eve, Cheap Monday, UNIF, Evil Twin, my new favourite S=YZ, and so much more. For menswear brands such as Sir New York, Malmo, Katie Eary, RVLT, are sure to put a smile on any stylish dude's face.

The store also carries some very cool accessory brands that are from all over the world, which rings true for the clothing brands as well, great brands like Cast of Vices, Bones & Feathers, and the coolest sunglasses by ILLESTEVA are definite must-haves for those who don't mind being stopped in the street and asked where they got such amazing pieces!

Can't make it down to the brick and mortar store in Queen West? No problem, PARLOQUE plans on opening it's e-commerce website at the end of May for both the Canadian and global customer!

Connect with Parloque
Twitter: @Parloque
Facebook: Parloque 
Instagram: @Parloque


Vintage Find of the Week: 1980s Diamond Gold Earrings

This stunning set of 18kt yellow gold estate earrings are from the 1980s but could easily be found today in Holt Renfrew and resemble the styles seen in Alexis Bittar. The earrings are set with 30 brilliant cut round diamonds totaling approximately 1.35 carats.

Currently selling for $2,550. Yes, you absolutely need them, shop here.

Why not try? A Coral Crossbody Bag

I walked into one of my favourite Toronto boutiques, Riant, last week and spotted the perfect crossbody bag. The size was just right for all my essentials, but that wasn't what caught my attention, it was the eye popping colour. The object of my desire was no other than the Mackage Novaki-S4 Small Crossbody Bag, available in store at Riant for $225.

Although you may not necessarily think to pick up such a bold colour, the bag itself is quite versatile and can transform between each season. The obvious choice for spring/summer, it would look wonderful beside a stark white pair of jeans or bright yellow shorts, and would pop against floral prints and royal blues.

So the next time you have the choice between picking a black bag or a bold one, why not try a coral bag?  


Beauty Product of the Week: Benefit Benetint Lip and Cheek Stain

Recently, especially in the colder months, I've gravitated towards using blush to get some colour on my cheeks and brighten up my face. The only problem with powder blush? It won't last all day, enter cheek stains. The Benefit Cosmetics Benetint is the original and still most popular rose-tinted cheek and lip stain. Both kiss and smudge-proof, this sheer tint will last all day and leave you looking flushed in the best way possible.


Vintage Find of the Week: Chanel Black & White Quilted Patent Leather Bag

The number one item on any vintage collectors list? It can only be the Holy Grail of vintage finds: a quilted Chanel. New ones may be easier to come by however, the price they carry may not be right. This is where hunting one down in a vintage shop that can be trusted is a huge find.

I've spotted a Chanel bag that is not only a rare find but it is absolutely unique in colour and texture and going for a great price: originally priced at $1,900 but currently listed at $1,600. Add it to your collection here.


Best Dressed: 2014 Met Gala Edition | Cara Delevingne, Olivia Munn, & More

Last night was the night for those in the fashion industry to get their own red carpet to walk down and for once all eyes are on them to see who is best dressed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala, in celebration of Charles James, the American couturier whose work will be on display as part of the  exhibit, Charles James: Beyond Fashion, at the newly renovated Anna Wintour Costume Center.

There comes a certain precedence with the gala each year and although last year's very successful PUNK: Chaos to Couture theme allowed the fashion elite to have fun in couture costumes, this year we were able to see more of an individual expression with each fashion icon and star. How one picks a best dressed at such an event is a bit overwhelming however these are my choices for the best dressed last night.

Cara Delevingne in Stella McCartney and jewels by Cartier

Olivia Munn in Diane Von Furstenberg with jewels by Fred Leighton and LoveGold and clutch also by DVF

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Balmain

Giovanna Battaglia in Dolce & Gabbana 

Images via The Cut                                        


Beauty Product of the Week: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

 Tinted moisturizer that also offers SPF 20 is what every girl needs. The best part? This one also gives you a sheer hint of colour for a dewy glow. The Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 gives the perfect 'no makeup' look we are all trying to achieve while evening and enhancing your skin. Its also extremely lightweight and great for all skin types, even those with sensitivities.


Outfit Inspiration: Miss Hawaiian Tropic

Not planning a trip to the tropics anytime soon? No problem, all of the latest spring and summer fashion has you covered! Get ready to become Miss Hawaiian Tropics in the latest and greatest prints.

Topshop $28, Shop

Forever 21 $33, Shop 

Fausto Puglisi $430, Shop

Eugenia Kim $240, Shop

Topshop $64, Shop

Zoe Karssen $198, Shop

Topshop $68, Shop

Topshop $68, Shop

Topshop $84, Shop

Topshop $40, Shop


Vintage Find of the Week: Hèrmes Green Kelly Watch

The only thing more classic than a Hèrmes Birkin is a Hèrmes Kelly. A watch will always be a good investment, especially a vintage Hèrmes.

This week's vintage find is courtesy of VintageCouture.com and is an amazing Hèrmes Green Kelly Watch, previously listed for $1,400 but it currently listed for $1,000. Find it here!