ICONIC London Debuts in Canada | John-Paul Ricchio on CTV News

in 2015, entrepreneur Jade Elliott sold her car to start a beauty brand from her bedroom. And ICONIC London was born. A favourite of Kim Kardashian, this sensational makeup line is now available in Canada and I couldn't be more excited to share the must-have products from this line, how to use them, and how to win them. Watch my appearance on CTV Morning Live Vancouver to learn how to create the ICONIC London Ombre look, and how to enter to win the ultimate ICONIC London prize pack valued at $400. JP xo

Opening Soon in Toronto... Rialto Patio in the Paradise Theatre

Last weekend people started to happily return to Toronto patios as Covid numbers continue to fall, hospitals close their Covid wards and more people get their second vaccine doses. Throughout the lockdown, the Paradise Theatre has been of course closed, but there were always comforting messages of hope on the iconic marquee. Seeing this message yesterday was truly the most hopeful of all that we are emerging from the darkness of lockdown.


Yes the Rialto is back. Osteria Rialto is an Italian restaurant located inside the beautiful lobby of the Paradise Theatre, a 1937 Art Deco heritage venue that reopened in 2019 after being abandoned for 13 years. Rialto has been offering a takeout menu as well as a wine and bottle shop throughout the pandemic, but it's wonderful to see in-person dining return. The restaurant's Executive Chef Basilio Pesce and his team offer a delicious menu inspired by his family's Southern Italian heritage. It's located at 1006 Bloor St W. Rosie :)


Images from the City: Tim Hortons KFC Bucket

One of my favourite things along the Lake Shore is the Tim Hortons KFC bucket. This Tims location at 3719 Lake Shore Boulevard West used to be a KFC. When the franchise owners took over the spot in 2018, they decided to keep the leftover KFC bucket and turn it into a giant cup.



I love it. Send your images from the city to rosie@mytorontoscoop.com or tweet them to @rosieferg. Rosie :)

Buying Melatonin Online in Canada

We have used liquid melatonin to help get my son get to sleep for years. There were a few different types that worked but eventually the health food store we would purchase it from would run out, or the type we were using would be discontinued. It has become such an important product in our household that I was incredibly relieved to find a reliable Canadian store to purchase it from regularly, and one that ships it to my door for free. That store is Well.ca. For years now I have been able to purchase Nature's Harmony Sleep Tight Liquid Melatonin in berry flavour, and the stress of running out of this product is gone. (That's the brand we use but there are other ones available as well.) I think once in all this time the product was backordered and I had to wait a bit, but I had a few in reserve so it wasn't a panic situation. Well.ca ships for free if your order exceeds $35; that applies in the GTA where I live but if you live in a remote location there may be a shipping fee.


Melatonin is an over-the-counter product so you don't need a prescription, but if you are looking for a pharmacy that offers free delivery the Well.ca Pharmacy is great. It's available online 24/7 and also does medical cannabis consultations in Ontario. Rosie :)

Opening Soon in Etobicoke... Earl's

Earl's Kitchen + Bar has 67 locations across North America so it's not exactly the kind of locally owned small business we typically showcase here on the Scoop. But, the development of this particular Earl's across from Sherway Gardens sparked my interest because the construction of it seemed frozen in time- it ground to a halt just as the pandemic was declared last March. Now over a year later, things are moving again and a new sign says it is opening this summer. A literal sign of hope that all types of restaurants and bars will be back in action soon. Rosie :)