Like most siblings, my sister and I used to squabble from time to time. Actually, to be honest, we fought quite a bit. Our arguments were always over the usual stuff: personal space, annoying habits, and who was loved more by our parents. My sister is younger and I thought she was babied; she … [Read more...]
Is The Apple Watch Really Worth It?
I've been wearing the Apple Watch for over two months now and putting it to the test. When it launched back in the spring, I was really curious to see if it lived up to the hype. So, is it worth the investment? In a recent surveys conducted by Wristly, there's been a high rate of satisfaction … [Read more...]
Review: Zaggora Workout Hotpants
You may have heard of Zaggora or have seen them on the side of your Facebook page. The workout pants (aka Hotpants) that uses technology in their fabrics to help you burn more calories. Sounds too good to be true? I was skeptical but I was curious and I know many other women out there in our … [Read more...]
Novel Girl Review: The HOST
Cover Synopsys: Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away.Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their body intact. But Wanderer, the invading "soul" who occupies Melanie's body, finds its former tenant refusing to relinquish … [Read more...]
Novel Girl Reviews : My Top 3 Mother Daughter Books
The secret Life of BeesBy Sue Monk Kidd Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lilly Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lilly's fierce-hearted black "stand-in-mother," Rosaleen, insults … [Read more...]
Hot Docs: Adopted ID looks at inter-racial dynamics
There is no shortage of films to enjoy in Toronto, it's a cultural advantage to living in a big city. Aside from the blockbusters splashed across every major theatre, there are some very interesting films that are also well attended. Housed in the Bloor West Annex area, the Bloor Cinema showcases … [Read more...]
Novel Girl Reviews : TH1RTEEN R3ASONS WHY By Jay Asher
Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker--his classmate and crush--who committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why … [Read more...]
Billy Elliot Opens in Toronto.
I suppose it worked in my favor that at the Toronto premiere of Billy Elliott last night, Sir Elton John was there with a big smile on his face and a white tutu around his waist. This worked in my favor, I'm thinking, because when Elton's there, no one has any choice but to bring his or her A-Game. … [Read more...]
2011 Subaru Legacy: And I Thought It Was a Grandpa Car
Model Tested: 2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5i equipped with Sport Package and 6-speed Manual Transmission Competition in its class: Infiniti G Sedan, Chevrolet Malibu, Audi A4, Mazda 6 How much? MSRP $27, 995 I've long equated the Subaru Legacy as a "Grandpa Car", simply for the fact that my grandpa … [Read more...]
Microsoft 2010 – You ROCK!
Huuuuge THANK YOU to Microsoft and Urban Moms for letting me take part in this campaign! It was awesome to see all the new features...and really.. how I can actually use them in my life. Who'd have thought... I'd actually figure out how to really... and I mean... really.. use the programs. … [Read more...]