Posts Tagged ‘Indigo’


I usually blog about recipes or restaurant suggestions, but this blog post will be dedicated to gift suggestions. Seeing as Chanuka and Christmas are both right around the corner, I think it’s a good time to share five great gift ideas for a foodie.


1. This practical (and pretty) muffin pan from Indigo. Just take your muffins directly out of the oven and place directly on the table. LOVE IT.


2. A Gift Card to HelloFresh. This is the perfect gift for a) anyone who is busy b)anyone who hates grocery shopping or c) anyone who has entertained a lot over the holidays and is simply tired of thinking about what to make for dinner!!


3. An electric spiralizer from Hamilton Beach. How cool? A growing trend these days is to make zucchini noodles (or sweet potato noodles) and this genius gadget will have you making healthy recipes with no effort at all. Not to mention it will grate and make ribbons too.




4. A  subscription from Try the World. Once you subscribe, you will receive a curated selection of gourmet foods—including ingredients to cook with, drinks, and snacks—from a new country every month, plus a Culture Guide to help you create an authentic culinary experience at home. This is the perfect gift for a foodie!


5. In the event you know a food blogger, this portable studio from Staples would be the ideal gift. You have no idea how tough it is to take photos past sundown. Oh the problems I have when the sun starts to go down in the winter at 4 pm. #bloggerslife



Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season. Hope you find the perfect gifts and enjoy the holidays with family and friends.

Disclosure: Some products or services in this blog post were provided to me, however all opinions are my own

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Indigo recently opened the world’s first cultural department store for booklovers at CF Sherway Gardens. It offers a fully immersive experience, including a cross-section of ‘shops-within-a-shop’ with seamless integration of books and lifestyle products, all merchandised to inspire and delight.

The store is 33,000 sqf and quite impressive!!

indigo - merchandising

This magazine selection blew me away. Can’t remember the last time I saw this type of selection.

indigo - magazines

The merchandising at this particular Indigo is also brilliant. If you are looking for any gift for any occasion – this would be store you should go to.

Need a cottage gift? A hostess gift? A birthday gift? A teachers gift? There’ s no shortage of options.

indigo - gift

While at the event I managed to muster up the courage to ask Heather Reisman for a photo.

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After taking the photo with her, I noticed this amazing wall with Heather’s Picks.

indigo - heather picksOne book in particular that grabbed my attention was this book. I liked the name of the book and the tag line too!!

indigo- book

Happy Reading!!

PS what are you reading these days?

For more information

CF Sherway Gardens, 25 The West Mall, Toronto ON


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After I read Repairing Rainbows” by Lynda Fishman, I immediately called up my book club leader and highly recommended it. To my suprise, she was in the middle of reading it!! I offered to host the book club if the book was selected and I also mentioned that I had met Lynda and knew that she would be happy to attend the book club meeting.

A few emails later –  it was arranged. The book was selected…Lynda was going to attend…and I was delighted to host the book club meeting.

Lets talk about the book: I will begin by telling you that it’s one of those books that you can’t put down. I started it on a Friday around 2 p.m. and finished it Saturday at 4 pm.

Repairing Rainbows is a memoir about a remarkable woman who has a painful story to share. It’s not an easy story to read but I couldn’t stop turning the pages. I wanted to know what happend “next” in Lynda’s life. The book also inspired me.  Even though it’s sad…it’s also about hope, about choices and about moving forward. I read the book with the same intensity that I read “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls. Lynda actually told me that many people have mentioned this to her.

Now let’s talk about the book club: 40 woman showed up on a snowy Saturday afternoon. As always our book club is about food (and the book). I didn’t even serve wine. (Is there something wrong with us?..ha). Lynda was introduced and people were invited to ask questions. Hands went up in the air immediately.

After the questions, everyone was invited to eat and more socializing took place.

I recieved lots of comments about the provencal wheatberry salad. I know you want the here it is.

The recipe is courtesy of  OuiChef. It’s simple and yummy. Not to mention “healthy”.

It was indeed a successful book club and I was honored to host it. I hope you get a chance to check out the website “Repairing Rainbows” and to read the book as well. You can buy the book at Indigo or online at Amazon. I hope you enjoy this memoir as much as I did.

Happy Reading

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