|June 13, 2017||Filled under House & Home||
What: Benjamin Moore, North America’s favourite paint, colour and coatings brand, introduces Century in Canada – a new dimension in paint that builds upon the brand’s legacy of craftsmanship, precision and beauty. Formulated to exceed the creative desires of the most exacting designers and environments, this innovative paint comes in a curated collection of 75 brand new colours that are brought to life with the first Soft Touch Matte finish.
About: Benjamin Moore has developed the most sophisticated palette in its class through a complex alchemy of art and science. Skilled craftsmen and chemists applied years of experience to the making of this ultra-premium paint. The resulting formulation is so intricately balanced it is only made in small batches that will be pre-mixed and sealed to ensure the truest colour and experience in every can. The convergence of science and craftsmanship in Century produced the first-of-its-kind Soft Touch Matte finish, offering a tactile experience similar to that of a soft leather glove.
Bonus: Century is available in a palette of colours ranging from mid-tone to dark shades, intended to enrich the colour collection of interior designers. These quintessential hues offer an unrivaled depth and richness of colour previously unseen in the industry, enabling this paint to transform not only a room, but the entire colour experience. The colours of the Century palette draw inspiration from natural elements such as minerals, gems, spices, herbs and plants.
|June 12, 2017||Filled under Events||
Where: Royal Ontario Museum
When: June 17 – November 19, 2017
Cost: Included in ROM General Admission and free guided tours for the general public are led by Indigenous docents paired with the ROM’s Department of Museum Volunteers.
Details: Anishinaabeg: Art & Power is a celebration of the beauty, power, and passion of Indigenous art. On display in the Museum’s Third Floor Centre Block, the exhibition explores the history, traditions, and legends of the Anishinaabeg through several hundred years of their art.
The Anishinaabeg are one of North America’s most populous and diverse Indigenous communities, and their art was deeply influenced by their interactions with different communities over time. The exhibition builds on a universal theme of art moving with people, changing in interesting directions as communities intersect.
The exhibition primarily focuses on Anishinaabeg beadwork and paintings of the Woodlands School. Dating from 1875 to 1925, the beadwork reflects the changes in the art of the Anishinaabeg, also known as the Ojibwa, as they encountered other Indigenous peoples in their westward movement to the plains and through an increasing settler population. The Woodland School, well-known through the work of Norval Morrisseau, blossomed in the early 1970s. This school of painting shared with the world Anishinaaabeg traditions and beliefs that had for many generations been silenced by church and state. The beaded regalia and paintings are contextualized by an array of early Anishinaabeg objects, while present day works of art offer current commentary on ancestral traditions and issues. The exhibition’s 140 two- and three-dimensional objects originate from Quebec to Saskatchewan and as far south as Minnesota.
The ROM’s Youth Cabinet, an integrated group of culturally diverse youth led by emerging Indigenous professionals, is collaborating with an Indigenous elder, storyteller, and writer to create stories inspired by the Museum’s permanent Indigenous collection. This online anthology appears on Wattpad, the global storytelling platform, in late June 2017.
Inspired programming complements the exhibition. ROM Speaks, the Museum’s signature lecture series, offers fascinating and thought-provoking presentations, including award-winning Canadian First Nations artist Kent Monkman and playwright/author/journalist Drew Hayden Taylor. Indigenous Now, the June 16th edition of Toronto’s most popular destination Friday Night Live (FNL) features live performances, food vendors, and gallery activations.
The exhibition is incorporated into curriculum-linked programs for elementary, secondary, post-secondary school groups, and adult English language learners. For the family, Gallery Trail activity guides are available for download on the ROM Learning Portal or can be picked up on-site. To enhance the exhibition experience, visitors are encouraged to stop in to the Daphne Cockwell Gallery of Canada: First Peoples on Level 1.
More Info: www.rom.on.ca
|June 6, 2017||Filled under Style & Beauty||
What: The Simple Skincare Hydrating Cleansing Oil is made with 100% pure grapeseed oil, which is light in texture and infused with skin-loving ingredients that leave all skin types cleansed, instantly hydrated and soft. The cleansing oil is a gentle, soothing and effective way to remove make-up and to deeply cleanse without stripping or irritating the skin, keeping the natural oils in your skin balanced.
About: Oil attracts oil, so when a few drops of the Simple Hydrating Cleansing Oil are massaged onto dry skin, the formula efficiently attracts grease and make-up and then rinses away effectively once the oil is emulsified with a little water.
Bonus: Dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, ophthalmologist tested and packed with skin-loving ingredients including multi-vitamins.
Where: Available in drug, mass, grocery stores and through eCommerce partners nationwide, $12.97-$16.97 for 125mL.
|June 3, 2017||Filled under Food & Drink||
Let’s face it, ketchup chips are an undeniable part of our Canadian identity and are truly one-of-EH-kind! Pringles Ketchup Chips are a timely fit for any upcoming Canada 150 special food features and/or round ups of some of the all time favourite snacks that Canucks love to munch on. Well, just in time for Canada’s 150th birthday, Pringles has introduced Pringles Ketchup Chips, offering something Canadians can rejoice over!
In the lead-up to National Ketchup Day (June 5), the Pringles Ketchup Slippery Slide will glide into downtown Toronto on Saturday, June 3, at the corner of Front St. W. and Simcoe St. beginning at noon. Former Blue Jays player, Brett Lawrie, will rally Toronto ketchup enthusiasts, to suit up in Pringles helmets, goggles and coveralls to brave the 50-foot slip and slide covered in ketchup! In addition to expressing their patriotic love for the flavour – participants will also help Pringles set a unique world record “The Most Canadians to Slip Down a Ketchup Slippery Slide in One Hour.”
Mr. P – Pringles’ beloved mascot – will be at the event with lots of Ketchup Chips to be enjoyed. Come show the rest of the world what it’s missing and catch up on all the chip chat on Facebook and in social media using #KetchupSlipperySlide!
For more info visit www.kelloggs.ca.
|June 2, 2017||Filled under Style & Beauty||
Summer calls for colourful style swaps – ditch the dark and dingy for fuchsia flowy dresses and cobalt cut offs without worrying about white marks.
New Dove Invisible Antiperspirant sticks and dry sprays are formulated to leave no white marks on 100 colours while providing softer, smoother underarms. On top of keeping you confident in colour, Dove Invisible offers 48-hour odour and wetness protection for those rising temperatures.
So dive into your closet with certainty knowing that Dove Invisible Antiperspirant has you, and your clothes covered. Style expression has never been so easy.
The lineup includes:
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different execution using clean, crisp notes on top of a feminine floral heart.
2. Sheer Fresh – Bright fruity notes of pineapple and pear are combined with an elegant floral bouquet of freesia, jasmine and water lily, with caring and creamy back notes adding the finishing touch.
Available in drug, mass, grocery stores and through eCommerce partners nationwide for $3.97-$8.99 (45g /107g). For more info and to learn more about the Real Beauty Pledge visit www.Dove.ca.