February 2022 Archives

Visiting Toronto's Distillery District in Winter

Every February one of the many ways we celebrate my son and brother's birthday is by taking a trip to the Distillery District. The last few years we have made the Toronto Light Fest our destination, but the festival has been paused during the pandemic so instead we take a trip to visit the shops, art installations, and then hot chocolate and treats from Balzac's. We've been bringing our little man there since he was two... now he's almost as big as his dad and loves the vibe of the area just as much! There's something really nice about visiting the Distillery when there isn't a major event going on... it's chill and so picturesque. The loveliest family time and tradition! Rosie :)

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The Distillery Historic District is located at 55 Mill Street in Toronto.

Vanessa Williams on The Evolution of Makeup for Black Women by Beauty Expert John-Paul Ricchio

Since Vanessa Williams became the first Black woman to win the Miss America crown in 1983, the world of beauty, skincare and makeup for dark skin has changed greatly. In this exclusive conversation with the legendary actor, singer, producer and fashion designer, we discuss the evolution of makeup for people of colour. It was such a great privilege to have such an open and candid conversation with the inspiring Ms. Williams- a true trailblazer and trendsetter. Enjoy... and when you are done watching, you can also read my full interview in the Toronto Star's Kit to learn about what products Vanessa Williams can't live without. JP xo