Cooking with Chef Paula Zavala

A fabulous Saturday afternoon in my kitchen with local Markham via Mexico Chef Paula Zavala. I was lucky to be able to attend her virtual Thai Food Cooking Class today. On the menu – Thai Coconut Milk Soup with Chicken or Shrimp, Chicken or Pork Skewers with Peanut Sauce and Thai Caramelized Plantains or Bananas.

Chef Paula hosts a few weekly classes virtually from her kitchen. Definitely recommend doing your mise en place prep before the class. In addition to her weekly classes, you can also book a private class too. What a fun and safe idea to enjoy with family, friends and/or your team for a little holiday cheer from the comforts of home. Gracias Chef Paula for a great few hours of connecting with others, learning and my delicious Saturday evening dinner. ♥️

Glow Medi Spa Markham

This family day weekend I really needed a bit of self care so decided to take advantage of the February promotion at Glow Medi Spa for an OxyGeneo 3 in 1 super facial which I have heard many great things about. My winter skin definitely needed a little TLC. My skin is a bit sensitive to some facials and I often experience redness that always subsides. Not with this facial. I was immediately able to go about my day makeup free with SPF. My post-facial skin feels fabulous. Thank you Lily, Amy and Alex for an absolutely lovely first visit to Glow Markham.

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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Toronto Marriott Markham

Meet York Region’s first luxury hotel Toronto Marriott Markham now open in the heart of Downtown Markham. A stunning lobby and Draco Markham a perfect place for a glass of wine, speciality bourbon cocktail or dinner without having to travel downtown. A lovely addition for residents, businesses and visitors to the City of Markham.

A Well-Fitted Bra

A well-fitting bra is a worthwhile investment and getting fitted is the key to the perfect fitting bra. All too often women are wearing the wrong sized bra and ones size changes too. For more than two decades, Legs Plus & Bra Boutique run by BFF’s Rhonda and Randi has been my go-to bra boutique. All the ladies that work at the shop are super helpful and they have an extensive selection including hard to find sizes. I love that they have brands one won’t find in a department store. A few of my everyday favourites are Chantelle, Fitfully Yours, Wacoal, PrimaDonna and Fantasie Lingerie for strapless ones and Anita for Sports Bras.

Whether you buy an everyday bra or one for a special occasion, make sure to take care of your investment by following these practical tips.

If you haven’t been for a fitting before, I highly recommend going for one next time you need a new bra. Always wear a t-shirt when you go for a fitting that you can pop over everything you try on to see what truly suits you and your body. Also make sure to factor lots of time to try on many styles and brands on. If you are in the Toronto area, definitely drop into see the ladies at the Bra Boutique. They will help you find your perfect fit.

A well fitted bra can not only change the way your outfits look but your confidence too.

The Simple Joy of Nature 


Many people love being close to the water. Others love being close to the mountains. For me, it is being close to trees and nature. It soothes and nourishes my soul especially at sunset. Happy to discover this beautiful spot this evening and to be able to enjoy a quiet moment savouring one of life’s simple joys.