Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Interior Design Show 2019 in Toronto

Hope everybody is enjoying 2019 so far. The first show of the year that I always look forward to check out is The Interior Design Show. It is happening at the Metro Convention Centre from January 17-20. Due to new floor plan and additional space needed, IDS19 will move to the south building, instead of the north building.

IDS19 will be in its 21th year, showcasing hot topic design trends and the most innovative of international and Canadian design. An incubator of ideas, the show hosts the most influential design minds of today, curates feature exhibitions and collaborations, and is a platform to launch never-before-seen products. IDS is a total design experience!

At this show, IDS will celebrate the "Power of Design" and is expanding and evolving its currect offerings to include IDS Contract (reason for the new location at the MCC) a hyper-curated B2B trade-only exposition and conference focused on all verticals of design.

Lots of great speakers that will definitely inspire and educate visitors. One very interesting speaker at the IDS19 is Questlove! That's right, the musical director for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where is beloved Roots crew serves as house band. He will be in conversation with Adam Sandow to talk about all things creative! Click here for the guest speakers schedule.

For more information, schedule and to purchase your tickets, click here.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Vans Debuts New 360™ Technology in All Weather MTE Collection

I don't want to say this, but winter is around the corner. Time to keep your feet in style yet cozy. This holiday season, Vans debuts MTE 360™ technology that enhances heat retention around the foot and improves moisture management within each shoe. 

The All Weather MTE footwear collection provides premium, water-resistant leather and suede uppers, warm linings and a heat retention layer between the sockliner and outsole. Inspired by Vans’ 20-plus years of snow boot design innovation, a durable lugged outsole was developed to provide advanced traction for an alternative cold weather must-have. 

Vans continues to expand the All Weather MTE collection with new iterations of the Sk8-Hi MTE and UltraRange Hi MTE, designed for the elements and featuring bright colorways and new prints, as well as updated technology and functionality details.  


For added utility updates, Vans introduces the Boa Closure System on the Sk8-Hi MTE. The functional snow boot technology optimizes a secure and precise fit, achieved by a micro-adjustable dial and strong-yet-lightweight laces on Vans latest model, the Sk8-Hi MTE Boa.
UltraRange Hi MTE

Inspired by a world of adventure, Vans UltraRange Hi MTE provides advanced comfort, lightweight traction and breathable construction and has been updates to include MTE 360™ technology for all-around warmth and a lugged outsole for increased traction.

LOVE this pair!!

What do you guys thing of the All Weather MTE collection?
To learn more about the Vans All Weather MTE collection and explore the new technology, go and check out Vans.ca/AllWeather.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Golden Bubbles Mac & Cheese HK Waffle

I love HK-style egg bubble waffles! When I heard that Golden Bubbles had combined their best tasting HK bubble waffles with Mac & Cheese, I had to try!!

Just take a look at it - how could you say no?! It was very tasty - loved that it was both savory and sweet! Yummy! Definitely worth trying!

This brand new Mac & Cheese HK waffle will be available from June 8 - 10 at the Mac & Cheese festival in Mississauga.

After that, the Mac & Cheese HK waffle will be available for a limited time at their Sky City store in Scarborough from June 14 - 28 for a limited supply per day.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Interior Design Show 2018 in Toronto

Happy 2018! The first show of the year that I always look forward to check out is The Interior Design Show. It is happening at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto from January 18-21.

The Interior Design Show is Canada’s premier showcase of new products and furniture, superstar designers and avant-garde concepts from North America and beyond. Started in January 1999 (celebrating 20 years!), makes the first Interior Design Show opened its doors to an enthusiastic design community, media world and consumer market. The Interior Design Show has established itself as the breeding ground for design creativity, innovation and inspiration, bringing together hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of visitors each year.

Many exciting speakers, like product designer Karim Rashid will be there! Click here for the full list of speakers.

Find the industry's best from flooring to lighting, furniture, design and so much more! Click here for the full list of 2018 exhibitors.

Can't wait to get inspired by some of the most innovative international and Canadian design. With three full days of inspirational exhibits, influential speakers and leading products, IDS is not just a fair, it's a total design experience! Click here to buy IDS tickets today! I will see you there!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Bench Fall Collection - Heritage Range

Fall is here! It's time to bring out those sweaters, hoodies and jackets. I went and checked out what Bench had in store for the fall season, and loved what I saw.

I've always been a big a fan of Bench stuff - nice fit, well made, great attention to details and cool looking! Not sure if you know, but Bench recently introduced the all new Heritage Range! I picked up two tops and both happens to be from the Heritage collection.

The Heritage Rage is a collection developed with vivid colours and exciting new fabrics! Through state of the art fabrics, the classical shapes of the funnelneck, zip through hoodie and the corporation logo hoodie were reinterpreted and brought to an all new level. The styles can be summarized as: minimalist, consistent and expressive. What an understatement!

The two items I picked up from the Heritage collection were the corporation logo hoodie and zip through hoodie - no surprise there, I'm a hoodie kind of guy : )

You can't go wrong with the corporation logo hoodie - it's a true classic. I like the minimalistic design with a hint of logo love. I love the small details: those colourful tips on the cords - an iconic element of the Bench Heritage Range. I went with the red - I just love that shade & it's perfect for fall : )

The other top was the zip through hoodie. It's simple and sophisticated at the same time. Again, the details! Love the tonal logo tapings along the zippers and the hood. I decided to go with the black - more practical.

Both the corporation logo & zip through hoodies are in nano fleece - a cozy feel and super comfy!

What do you guys think of my picks? Do you shop at Bench? Click here to check out all their fall collection!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Converse - Counter Climate Boot

We've been fortunate with some mild weather lately in Toronto, being that it's almost November. Like it or not, winter's on its way. If you're looking for some winter footwear, definitely go check out Converse latest Counter Climate boot collection. The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Nubuck boot is warm and waterproof!


The Converse Counter Climate collection infuses meticulous design, premium materials and durable construction to help keep you comfortable, and doing what you want to do, in all types of weather conditions. The Holiday 2017 collection provides the necessary tools to combat the climate shifts while emphasizing essential weather-beating benefits.

Function and style go hand-in-hand with this season’s Counter Climate boot. The innovative sneaker boot collection features a waterproof Nubuck leather upper with an internal neoprene bootie for warmth and a gusset tongue to help keep water out. The sneaker boot also has a lugged outsole for added traction and leather heel tab for grip.

Waterproof Nubuck leather upper with an internal neoprene bootie for warmth

This Chuck Taylor All Star Nubuck Boot is available in a men’s (unisex) and women’s offering. The women’s boot features gunmetal fashion hardware for added style.

The Converse Counter Climate Boots Collection is available now at Converse.ca and key retailers: Brown’s Shoes, Little Burgundy and Foot Locker in Canada. The unisex boot is available in Black, Sangria, Mason and Raw Sugar and will retail for $150 CAD.

Enjoying my Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Nubuck boot!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Geox's Fall Collection - Nebula Trainers

I got the opportunity recently to check out GEOX'S Fall collection and got to pick up a pair too! There were so many beautiful choices! I wanted something that would be causal yet dressy. It must be comfy and of course, looks great! I went with the Nebula trainers - the blue sole got me : )

The Nebula trainers is not only eye catching - check out all the great features & benefits, which I had no idea before. It is Geox iconic shoe that concentrates maximum performance in the design. The brown coloured upper is in a very soft waterproof suede fabric, offering a personalized fit thanks to the elastic front strips with provide maximum flexibility and cushioning. The blue sole with Net Breathing System which guarantees excellent breathability and stability.

Resulting from the fusion of a modern design with maximum comfort, Nebula represents the peak of GEOX technology.  Designed for travelling the world, perfect for any season, they naturally adapt to every movement of the foot.

The combination of the Net Breathing System and Inner Breathing System equips the shoe with 360 degrees breathability, also thanks to the special lining that supports temperature regulation of the foot. Maximum flexibility, stability, comfort and grip are all guaranteed by the 3D Performance Unit.

Can you believe all these great benefits?! I love them even more and so glad I picked them : ) I've only been wearing them one time for these pics so far and I could tell you for sure that they're very comfy, super lightweight - like walking on a cloud! These Nebula trainers will definitely be in rotation for me this Fall.

To check out all the other great Fall styles from GEOX, click here.

What do you think of my choice - Nebula trainers?