Anjappar Chettinad

3090 Eglinton Ave East, Scarborough ON 416-265-2695www.anjapparcanada.comMapApprox $30 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? some available LunchTue to Sun: 12pm to 3pmDinnerTue to Sun: 5pm to 10pm Closed on Mondays When it comes to authentic South Indian food, I trust my mother. The moment she says, “This restaurant has really good Indian food,… 

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Smudgepot Yoga Mat Spray

The worst thing when leaving a gym is to lug home a foul-smelling yoga mat and gym shoes. After an energizing workout at the gym, your body may feel revitalized, but your equipment has taken a beating and the smell of sweat doesn’t go away overnight.

Spa Therapy

Harsh winds, snow, bitter cold … all the elements lashing against your weakened body. To help you get through the harsher months of the year, we suggest doing things that make you warmer, cozier and consequently, happier. One of the best ways to get happy is a relaxing massage.

King Palace

820 Church Street, Toronto ON 416-515-8188MapApprox $20 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? n/a Lunch, DinnerMon to Sun: 10am to 6am Closed on Mondays The corner of Sherbourne and Richmond was once a gas station that serviced cars, while King Palace serviced their appetites with rich Pakistani dishes. But gas stations and parking… 

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Beads, Stones, Metals

Thank goodness my mother has stopped doing the Tupperware parties. I mean really, how many plastic lunch boxes do I need? She is now embracing a completely new and exciting phase. Heike Motehedin – with her jewellery – was the VIP that night.

Friendly Thai

678 Yonge Street, Toronto ON 416-924-8424www.thefriendlythai.comMapApprox $25 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? some available LunchMon to Sun: 11:30am to 3pmDinnerMon to Sun: 5pm to midnight It was lunch time on a Friday and my friends and I were being bounced between the local area Thai restaurants. Yonge & Bloor, known for serving… 

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Principessa Beauty

I’m an Urban Princess – Are you?. All girls deserve to be pampered and I’m no exception. Principessa, which is Italian for princess, does just that – makes me feel like an urban princess. The Principessa line hails from Vancouver, making this another Canadian success story.