Baby, it’s cold outside ❄️

How to stay cozy and chic this winter, a sneak peek at Eataly Toronto, and a new study finds we all have time to exercise.

Baby, it’s cold outside ❄️

How to stay cozy and chic this winter, a sneak peek at Eataly Toronto, and a new study finds we all have time to exercise.
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✨ Happy weekend! Today is Saturday, November 2, 2019, and we’ll be there for you when the rain starts to pour. 


We know, we know — it’s hard to find a silver lining when it comes to the impending doom that can be a Canadian winter. But it’s not all bad, we swear! If you can look past the shocking temperatures and constant snow-shovelling, winter can actually be, oh we don’t know, kind of beautiful? And so can your winter wardrobe. From warm bucket hats to chic hiking boots and extra-long puffers, indulge in some of these trends and this winter might end up being your most well-dressed season ever. 

• What Else You Need To Know

All bundled up? Good. Time for some classic winter activities. From ice skating to film festivals and nature walks, the Great White North is chock-full of options when it comes to injecting some fun and fresh air into your life, even in freezing cold temperatures. Not convinced? Then this cup of chocolate-y goodness might be more your speed.


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• Glam Squad

The wait is finally over — well, almost. The Giambattista Valli x H&M collaboration, which may just be the most glamorous collection of the year, is dropping at H&M stores worldwide on Nov. 7. The designer, whose over-the-top, feminine designs are beloved by Rihanna and Reese Witherspoon, injected the collection full of florals, ruffles and of course, lots and lots tulle. Some standouts include a millennial pink tulle mini-dress, worn by Kendall Jenner on the runway showcasing the full collection in Rome last week, a sequin blazer and matching shorts, and a ruffled, floral dress that can be worn to many, many weddings for years to come. Marie Claire
Image credit: H&M


• We Found Love

You may not immediately recognize the name Deepica Mutyala, but you’ve definitely seen her face. In 2015, the beauty blogger and influencer posted a YouTube video demonstrating how she covers dark under-eye circles with — wait for it — red lipstick. The video went completely viral (it was only Mutyala’s second-ever video and has racked up 10 million views to date). This year, she launched Live Tinted, her very own beauty line, consisting of three multi-sticks (called Huesticks) in universal shades of red, nude, and orange, that can be used on eyes, lips, and cheeks. In the process of developing and testing the perfect shades, Mutyala discovered Found, a fourth, limited edition shade that’s a perfect combination of rose and rust (sounds weird but trust us — it’s perfect). Live Tinted’s Huestick in “Found” ($33) adapts to your skin tone and looks different on everyone. 
Image credit: Live Tinted


“There should be three elements in a well-decorated room. First it needs a mood, [which] is usually generated by the wall colour. The next required element is something unexpected — something that trips your senses […] Finally, there should be somewhere for your eyes and mind to rest.” 

–  Steven Sabados, designer and artist, on how to masterfully decorate any room in your house. CBC Life


• Expansion Mode

The most-anticipated food-related opening of 2019 is almost here. Eataly Toronto (which is totally worth a cross-country trip if you’re not in the Greater Toronto Area) is officially opening its doors at 55 Bloor St. W. on Nov. 13 at 5pm, and though that’s two weeks away, it’s an event that should be added to every foodie’s calendar. Covering three floors and 50,000 square feet, the first Canadian location of the world-renowned brand is home to four restaurants, seven eateries (think take-out pizza, pasta, made-to-order cannoli, and gelato), three bars, and one hands-on cooking school. There’s also a large selection of imported Italian goods for purchase, including olive oil, balsamic vinegar, authentic pasta, sauces and condiments, and meats and cheeses. (Why go to Italy, when Eataly brings Italy to you?) Toronto Life

Image credit: Toronto Life


• Gold Standard

Speaking of eating, Luxury Gold just announced its 2020 Culinary and Cultural Discoveries Themed Journeys, and they’re seriously going to make you drool. Choose between three unreal eight-day trips to Greece, Peru, or Argentina and Chile, and spend your time wine bar-hopping, sampling the best in local eats, learning to make traditional cuisine, and dining out at Michelin-starred restaurants. (Where do we sign up?) If you’re a foodie who travels mainly to eat and explore the best that global cuisines have to offer, then you can’t miss these indulgent getaways. Travelweek


• At Long Last

It’s heeeere. After literally two years of teasers and announcements, the Virgil Abloh x IKEA “MARKERAD” collection has dropped. Featuring everything from a clock, mirror, rug, table, chair (and more!), there’s sure to be something for everyone — as long as you’re into Virgil Abloh’s ultra-modern Off-White aesthetic, that is. Each item features one of Abloh’s signature details, whether it’s neon orange tags or words in quotation marks (our fave is the “wet grass” rug). The collection ranges in price from $9.99 for a cushion cover to $349 for a coffee table. The highly anticipated collab’s launch date (it hit stores yesterday) could not have come at a more perfect time (just before hibernation season, of course). HighSnobiety

Image credit: IKEA


• Let’s Get Physical

We have some bad (or maybe good) news. If your reason for not hitting the gym has been the classic “I have no free time,” you may want to think of a new excuse. A study which recorded the habits of people for two years found that even after taking work, sleep, household chores, family time, grooming and more, into account, the average person still has five hours of free time. Welp. According to the study, about 50% of our free time is spent looking at a screen (like right now!) and only 7% is spent doing physical activity. May we suggest you combine the two and read the rest of this on the elliptical? Just a thought. Bustle


• Betty Cooper just landed a new gig. Riverdale’s Lili Reinhart is the new face of Covergirl.

• Jonathan Adler’s graphic home decor collection for Amazon just got a ton of new additions.

• A social wellness membership club called Remedy Place is opening in L.A., featuring everything from hyperbaric chamber oxygen therapy, to ice baths with guided breath work.

• Diane von Furstenburg and Apparis just launched a collection of the brightest, most eye-catching faux fur coats ever. 

• Wear your love of pasta and wine on your underwear with the risqué new Kiki De Montparnasse x Caroline Vreeland collection


• Failure to Launch

Not thrilled with how your Halloween costume turned out this year? We promise it could’ve been worse.

This weekend, feel free to keep snoozing

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