ZimSculpt at the Toronto Botanical Garden

ZimSculpt is a stunning new exhibit to the Toronto Botanical Garden this summer. Curator Vivienne Croisette has brought 100+ sculptures across the world from Zimbabwe to Toronto for a free exhibit that will run daily until Sunday September 30th.

All ZimSculpt sculptures are for sale and there is also a marketplace where you may purchase smaller sculptures too. Vivienne will host coffee chats on Saturday and Sundays mornings and there are also tours available to get a behind the scenes perspective into the sculptures.

Two sculptors – Brighton Layson and Passmore Mupindiko – are part of the ZimSculpt team that has travelled to Toronto and will live-sculpt brand new sculptures next to the Marketplace Tent. Don’t miss the opportunity to see them create during their stay.

I was lucky to learn about this exhibit as Vivienne is a friend of a friend of mine. It did not disappoint. The ZimSculpt modern stone sculptures are simply amazing and I love how many portray strong women and family life. You truly need a few hours to roam and appreciate all the pieces that are placed throughout the gardens. If you live and/or visiting Toronto in August and September, I highly recommend planning a visit to explore and discover ZimSculpt for yourself.

Enjoy!

Acqua di Gioia

“A perfume is more than an extract it is a presence in abstraction. A perfume, for me, is a mystique.” – Giorgio Armani

I love perfume. Many scents I love are too heavy for summer as well as the office. I was gifted Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia a few years back and it quickly became a favourite. It has a lovely light scent that isn’t too floral and is perfect to wear to work everyday regardless of season. Please be mindful as many individuals have scent allergies and sensitivities. Definitely something to keep in mind if wish to wear perfume to work or a job interview.

Plane Spotting at YYZ

When I was little, my dad would take my brother and I to Toronto Pearson to watch planes land. The excitement of the plane coming towards you is a rush that never gets old. It is something I still absolutely love today.

One of my favourite spots to catch jets landing is the parking lot behind the Petro Canada Gas Station on Airport Road. It is the perfect spot when this runway is in use. Download a flight tracking app to your mobile to determine where planes are landing. Trust me when you arrive, you will find many other fellow plane nerds trying to capture the perfect shot.

Today I met a family who brought their four year old son for the first time and the smile on his face said it all. If you are looking for a fun family activity, I highly recommend a wee bit of plane spotting. A great way to create a lifetime love of flight.

Markham Wellness Circle

About last night.

Thankful to be included in the Markham Wellness Circle Launch Event. I met many awesome wellness professionals as well others like me who are passionate about all things wellness.

The Markham Wellness Circle in partnership with the Markham Public Library will be hosting free monthly wellness events at the brand new Aaniin Community Centre and Library. If you are interested in exploring things related to the mind, body and spirit and live and/or work in Markham, you will want to join us at a future event.

Please follow along on Instagram @markhamwellnesscircle and/or sign up for their newsletter direct to your inbox to learn more about future events.

Namaste

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Remembering June 21, 1983

“Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life – a kind of destiny.” – Princess Diana

It is hard to believe 35 years ago today, I was so very lucky to see Princess Diana and Prince Charles on a school trip to Ottawa that just happened to coincide with their first visit to Canada. While a few decades have passed, I still remember that day. It was very hot and humid and I remember being dressed in pink top and skirt. Forever a girly girl. I remember the waiting and the moment when a few school friends and I finally saw Princess Diana in her limousine en route to Rideau Hall. Sadly the photograph wasn’t the best quality but my memory of that day remains alive and well.

Princess Diana – you are forever missed.