Author: Janu Ys


#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 […]


Shokugeki of Ice Cream – Nathan Jones vs Taylor Goring

Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma is a Japanese manga series that was more recently developed into a very popular anime series. The term Shokugeki (食戟 Shokugeki) itself, is one that started off in Tōtsuki Culinary Academy – the culinary school where this anime is mostly set in, that refers to cooking […]


Sunday Brunch at The Commodore Bar on Queen West

Today, my good friend Brittney took me out for brunch at The Commodore Bar on Queen West, because she loves me very much. Sundays are usually my days to sleep in, do nothing, maybe paint, maybe answer my phone. Ultimately, it’s my day to decompress and focus on myself and my all-around […]

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 […]

shangri-la parkdale restaurant review

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 […]


May Beauty Favourites

My May beauty favourites have been inspired by the stresses of moving and settling in. Ha! But seriously, settling into our new place and changing our lifestyle to make adjusting to our new environment hasn’t proved to be easy. I’m learning something new about myself every day in addition to learning […]

Samosas & Mimosas

Teacups & Saucers

I don’t want to be presumptuous and assume that all of my readers have been to an amusement park of any kind at some point in their lives or the other. However, I’m going to have to make that assumption with this post. You know that teacup ride? The one […]