Renee Rouleau

Renee Rouleau, owner of the Renee Rouleau Skin Care Salon in Texas, is the genius behind one of my new favorite facial washes. A self-proclaimed beauty junkie, I make it my business to know about the latest and best products on the market.

Sorn Thai

2550 Yonge Street, Toronto ON 416-322-3563www.sornthai.comMapApprox $20 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? some available Lunch, DinnerMon to Sun: 12pm to 11pm Maybe once a month I find myself at Sorn Thai, re-familiarizing myself with the comfortable flavour of a Thai meal shared between friends. Like chicken soup in the winter months, Thai… 

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Halloween – All for Fun

Fake blood turns me on. I love watching it drip downwards, deep red, thick and fresh, like liquefied rubies muddying a pristine river. Blood gleaming on my skin, on your skin, under the gauze bandages, the stab wounds eating away at young flesh, a slow and inconvenient way to die.

High Park’s Fall Fantasia

Monday, Oct 8th, I won’t forget you. Traffic was burgeoning, parking was scarce, and the emerald outdoors was calling my name. Summer’s passage was long gone and I was left to scour the recesses of my closet to rediscover my sweaters from last fall — and then you came along and swept me into a… 

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Celebrity Style for Less

Have you ever lusted after a handbag or a necklace that Angelina Jolie or Kate Hudson was sporting only to find the price tag on that special item is astronomically high? I, for one, have been through that scenario more times that I can count.

Sassafraz

100 Cumberland Street, Toronto ON 416-964-2222www.sassafraz.caMapApprox $50 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? some available Lunch, DinnerSun & Mon: 11:30am to 12amTue to Sat: 11:30am to 2am Elephant-sized clouds of smoke billow into the air, sirens scream their warning as they speed down Bloor Street, bewildered onlookers wonder what would bring out seven… 

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Stratford-upon-Avon Calling

When’s the last time you paid 40 cents for metre parking? In Toronto, probably sometime in the 19th century? But in Stratford, the glorious Canadian-imitation birthplace of the illustrious bard, it’s not just a myth. I’m so accustomed to carrying one and two dollar coins for parking, it’s almost foreign to start sifting through my… 

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