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Fashion & Style

The top 10 looks from Toronto Fashion Week fall 2015

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / March 30, 2015

Toronto Fashion WeekLast week, World MasterCard Fashion Week (WMCFW for short) took over David Pecaut Square for its fall/winter 2015 shows. The week-long spectacle showcased hundreds of men's and women's fashion by Canadian and international designers alike. Atelier Wonder and Hayley Elsaesser were inspired by subcultures; Mikhael Kale and Vawk took cues from the past; and Pink Tartan teemed with military vibes.

Here are my picks for the top looks from the latest installment of Toronto Fashion Week.

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New salon doubles as a bar, cafe and boutique

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / November 11, 2014

her majestys pleasure torontoKing West is home to a new hybrid business perfect for spoiling women rotten. It's a beauty salon, cafe, boutique, and cocktail bar all rolled into one -- a true destination for some serious R and R.

Read my profile of Her Majesty's Pleasure in the fashion section.

10 signs you grew up in Scarborough

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / October 30, 2014

scarboroughAs someone who spent her youth in a suburban Scarborough home, I know I still show the quirks of an east-ender, despite having up and left. You can take the girl out of Scarborough but you can't take Scarborough out of the girl.

Here are 10 signs you grew up in Scarborough.

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Sports & Play

How to spend a day in Scarborough

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / October 22, 2014

scarboroughScarborough is one of the biggest districts in the GTA. Spanning from Victoria Park Avenue to the borders of Pickering, it's home to a vastly diverse population due to waves and waves of new immigrants over the years, as well as a handful of natural landmarks worth a long gander.

It's no surprise the neighbourhood is a hotbed for ethnic food and wholesome outdoor activities - there's definitely no roti or greenery quite like Scarborough's anywhere else in the GTA. The area may have an undeserved bad reputation, but there are quite a lot of things to do in its 188 square kilometres.

Here's how to spend a day in Scarborough from morning until late night.

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Eat & Drink

The top 5 juice cleanse options in Toronto

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / October 8, 2014

juice cleanse torontoThe juice cleanse is on the rise in Toronto. While there are a number of recently-opened fresh juice bars and bottled options scattered around town, spots that give you the option to jump on a liquid diet for a few days (or weeks) are a bit harder to come by. In a city that values a good burger/solid food in general, this comes as no surprise.

But for those keen on the purported benefits of the juice cleanse, such as flushing out toxins, charging up on nutrients and - as a result - feeling brand new, it's good to know who can provide enough juice to sustain you. Of course, this kind of detox isn't for everyone - make sure your physician gives you the OK.

Here are my picks for the top 5 juice cleanse options in Toronto.

See also: The best juice bars in Toronto

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Fashion & Style

10 Instagram accounts for Toronto fashion lovers

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / August 12, 2014

vanessacesario_Fashion on Instagram isn't difficult to stumble upon. After all, anyone with a smartphone can take an artful shoe selfie (shoesie?), or a melancholy portrait while wearing cool outfit. But there are a handful of Torontonians working their modest phone cameras into something a little more progressive, turning their feeds into a source of inspiration for fashion enthusiasts everywhere.

In a sea of #ootds, these are the names that stood out to me the most - certainly making the hashtag a lot more bearable to peruse. Here are my picks for the 10 must-follow Instagram accounts for fashion lovers in Toronto.

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