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Zakkushi Izakaya

An etymological breakdown of the word, izakaya, shows us that it is a compound word that quite literally translates to a ‘stay in sake shop’ (i– to stay, sakaya– sake shop). Izakayas are Japanese gastropubs with a casual atmosphere that Toronto is flooded with, and Zakkushi is a prominent member of many “Top Izakayas In […]

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Sunday Dinner Co.

While I toil away enough at my freelance gigs so that I don’t feel like a deer in headlights at the end of the month, I indulge in food as a vehicle to self-care. It gets me through. When it comes to food, everything matters to me. The detailed study […]

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New Moon in Virgo – September 2017

This month’s new moon in Virgo is the first new moon since the eclipse. It also happens to be the case that there is an occultation in our midst. For more on the occultation, you can click here. I would highly implore you to take a very different approach to […]

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New Moon Meaning & Ritual

A NEW MOON IS A SIGN THAT THE SUN AND THE MOON ARE ALIGNED. OUR LUMINARIES BEING IN THE SAME ZODIAC SIGN MAKE IT A TIME OF CONCENTRATED ENERGIES OF THAT PARTICULAR SIGN. A new moon means a new beginning. The presence of a new moon makes it a wonderful time […]

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#AllAreWelcome LUSH Campaign

LUSH Cosmetics’ last ethical campaign was titled: “All are welcome. Always”. It highlighted immigration and the journey that, that word encompasses – the negative and positive. For starters, we as a community need to understand and come to terms with the fact that because we are on Aboriginal land, and […]

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Samosas & Mimosas

July 14, 2016 – 1:46 pm EST.

I catch myself in the act of downplaying and simplifying what I want to do or say, often in the name of accessibility for my readers, but truly because I fear coming off as pretentious. And, this happens far too often. I was reading through my previous work, and though […]

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Shangri-La – Restaurant Review

I ventured down Queen St. West and stumbled upon Shangri-La, a quaint little Tibetan restaurant with a few splashes of South Asian cuisine and tried my hand at a mouthful of their menu items. Having recently moved to the Parkdale neighbourhood in Toronto, I wanted to start experiencing some of the city’s […]