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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Hello ~ I'm Making My Way Back...

Hello Lovelies:

I know it's been a while since I last posted here and visited many of you, thank you for all the emails and PM asking how I was doing -  know I'm slowly working my way back. There have been lots of changes happening all around me; some by choice, others not so much. In the midst of the chaos I launched the Resilientista Magazine (which I'll share more about on it's own future post); and my calendar has been filled with lots of community service, and taking care of my health & wellness.

As I reviewed all that was on my desk, I realized that I was in need of some serious streamlining for my well being, so I started to look at ways to do this. Writing two blogs was really overwhelming and so I have decided to only blog here. And will be restructuring Resilientista to better reflect the direction it is taking, which will no longer include a blog section. But don't worry lovelies, it is remaining self care , self love, and creating the life you want to be living in the next chapter of  your life -  focused. It will also be highlighting some extraordinary women who are passionate about helping women live their best life - can't wait to share all the fabulousness with you!!

Since I will be a little wrapped up finalizing the restructuring of Resilientista over the next couple of months, I'm sharing below some of the most popular posts from Resilientista Musings, you may not have seen or perhaps would enjoy reading again. 

I'm looking forward to being back to the blogging world very soon. 

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Month in Photos - April 2017

When you take time to reflect ... it's amazing how many small things you really enjoy!
Here is a snapshot of what made my April...

The bitter cold made way for mild chills and the urns on the front porch got a little more colorful.
Enjoyed afternoon tea at Colette Grand CafĂ© with my friend Shirley ... 
Attended a women's networking event at Verity - learned great stuff and mingled with some amazing 
women who are building their Empires!
Easter lunch at home was a great reminder of the importance of having 
regular gatherings over a meal.
 The great weather beckon road trips to the country home .. and these two were all in!
The Resilientista Magazine launched in April with the Spring 2017 issue. 
If you missed it you can read it here ... and you can subscribe ( IT'S FREE) HERE.
Attended CAFTCAD - one of Toronto's busiest working stages - WOW ! what unique finds 
from film and television productions shot in Toronto - such fun!!
Made my way to the Evergreen Brick Works and discovered some amazing Belgium waffles. 
Will be keeping an eye out for where the Wafel Bar truck will be in the city this summer. 
My favourite highlight for April was making it to High Park to enjoy the cherry blossoms!
It really is magical - and this year Mother Nature really put on quite a show..

What made your high light reel in April ?

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Weekend in the City - Spring

The weather has certainly been amazing here in Toronto and the warmth and sunshine is really beckoning me to get outside. Here are some of the things I'm considering this weekend...
According to the park's website - the original prediction of full bloom between April 23 and 26 has now extended through the weekend of April 29 and 30. It really is a sight to behold, and unlike most things we can access on demand - if you miss this year's bloom - you will need to wait another year to experience this magical show from mother nature. More details, maps and driving/TTC directions can be found HERE.
 Event Info
Whether you are passionate about sewing, knitting, felting, quilting, beading, stitching, crocheting, scrapbooking, embellishing, crafting and other creative art forms, there is something you to fuel your creative bone.
Friday, April 28 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, April 29 – 10:00am to 5:00pm

International Centre, Entrance 1
6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON Canada L4V 1E8
with free parking

Visit one of Toronto's busiest working stages and scoop up unique finds from film and television productions shot in Toronto.

Authors of Indies Day
On April 29, get out and help support independent bookstores.  The event takes places at various locations throughout the city with readings, signings and appearances - click here for more information.. runs all day from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Catch two of the finest Jazz musicians in the country, Ted Quinlan & Mike Downes at Arvo Coffee in the Distillery District on April 30th - admission is free. more info here.

The 2017 Hot Docs Festival,  showcases 230 films from a record 58 countries -  April 27 to May 7.  Tickets range from from $17 - $24 ... View film schedule HERE.

FREE Daytime Screenings ~ Courtesy of documentary Channel
Seniors (60+) and students with valid ID can take advantage of free admission to films that start before 5:00 p.m. Pick up your tickets at the screening venue’s box office on the day of the screening, subject to availability.
Last weekend to experience Street Food Market at the Evergreen Brick Works.  Since early March  weekend visitors to the Evergreen Brick works have been enjoying a collection of local, street-inspired eateries from across the GTA. Kick off your weekend with a breakfast fix starting at 10 am ... or visit through the day until 5:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday.  I know I'm looking forward to experiencing the Wafel Bar!! Find out more HERE

What fun outings, activities do you have on your mind/planned 
for this weekend where you live?

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Monthly Bits & Bites ~ March 2017

While it was actually on February 28th, (pancake Tuesday), my search for pancakes took me to
 this delightful place called Old School Toronto

If you follow along on Instagram, you will recognize the name Trattoria Nervosa, it's one of my fav places to eat. I've wrote about my introduction to this great eatery here, In March I had the opportunity to catch up with a business colleague/friend and enjoy a light lunch.
What better way to enjoy the evening on International Women's Day, than with a group of fabulous women who are taking their personal financial security seriously and thanks to RBC Global Asset Management we learned it's never too late to get started.
Tutti Pizza!! was delighted to discover the Yorkville location is re-opened!
Attended a talk at Verity hosted by my friend Susan Sommers, on the importance of fitness. She did her first marathon in her 60s!! Recently launched her second book Love Your Body, Embrace Your Life and though I've heard her speak many times, each time I walk away inspired and motivated. 
 I have been wanting to invest in a Nespresso machine for some time ...
and on a recent trip to Canadian Tire found it on sale!! in red ...  
The flower shops on Avenue Road - always offer up some beautiful blooms, year round to brighten your day! Though I shop all ... I often find myself popping in to Jong Young Flower Market, where one weekend in March I discovered this amazing commercial mum!! 
Strolling through the Loblaws close to my home, and discovering they are not only one of the locations authorized to sell wine - but that they stock my fav bubbly!! Now that made my March!

What made your March?

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