|November 30, 2018||Filled under Style & Beauty||
Located in Toronto, Carnabys is a new breed boutique store specializing in one-of-a-kind bespoke jewellery. Using the highest quality materials, the company offers 20+ years of expertise in contemporary, luxury design and personalized service. With a flair for the extraordinary, the pieces are enjoyed by local couples, sports icons and celebrities from around the world.
Here are a few of our Top Gift Ideas for Her:
Diamond Warp Ring
Melt her heart with this alluring 14kt white gold Diamond Warp Ring! Features .06cts of micro pavé diamond accents beautifully wrapped around delicate split bands. Brings a touch of luxurious finish to any outfit. ($425)
Carnabys Gold Stud Earrings
Add a subtle sparkler to her ensemble with these elegant and timeless Diamond stud earrings. Available in yellow gold and white gold settings. (.10ct-18k for $350, .20ct-18k for $375)
Carnabys Drop Necklace
This stunning Drop necklace set in yellow gold with a diamond solitaire can be layerd with other designs for a stacked style or wear by itself for a more delicate look. A must have classic for any time of year. ($450)
|November 29, 2018||Filled under Food & Drink||
What: The holiday season is finally upon us and is notoriously known as a time to treat yourself. Orville Redenbacher microwave popcorn is the perfect base for creating fun and festive snacks, when you’re hosting or just as a treat for yourself. Here’s a holiday recipe made with kernel corn to resemble holiday ornaments when decorated with festive coloured sugar and candy for the ornament tops!!
Holiday Kernel Popcorn Balls
PAM Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
1 bag (82g) Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet Buttery Microwave Popcorn
4 cups (1L) miniature marshmallows, divided
1/4 cup (60 mL) butter, divided
15 drops green food coloring Coarse colored sugar and candy canes or gum drops, optional
Directions: Spray large bowl, rubber spatula and piece of waxed paper with cooking spray; set aside. Pop kernel corn according to package directions. Remove all un-popped kernels and place half of popped corn (about 8 cups/2L) in bowl. Place 2 cups (500 mL) marshmallows and 2 tablespoons (30 mL) butter in microwave-safe bowl; microwave on HIGH 45 seconds or until marshmallows melt and mixture blends when stirred. Stir in food coloring. Pour marshmallow mixture over popped corn in bowl. Toss with greased rubber spatula to coat. Divide mixture and shape into 6 balls. Place on waxed paper. Decorate with coarse sugar and candy canes or gum drops, if desired. Repeat above steps with remaining popped corn, marshmallows and butter to make uncolored popcorn balls. Decorate with sugar and candy, if desired.
About: Orville Redenbacher’s line-up of microwavable popcorn includes the following flavours and pack-sizes:
-Extra Buttery – Available in 3, 6, 10 & 24-pack formats
-Buttery – Available in 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 24-pack formats
-New Simply Salted – Available in a 6-pack format
-Select White – Available in a 6-pack format
-Sweet & Salty – Available in a 6-pack format
-Light Buttery – Available in 6, 10 & 24-pack formats
-Smart Pop! (94% FAT FREE) – Available in 3, 6, 8 & 10-pack formats
Bonus: Canadians can also feel good choosing Orville Redenbacher Original Gourmet Popping kernels and Ready-to-Eat popcorn which are 100% whole grain, high in fibre, gluten-free, and made with no artificial colours or flavours.
Cost: Orville Redenbacher Simply Salted microwave popcorn is available nationwide at all major grocery retailers, drug stores and discount retailers. The suggested retail prices are as follows: 3-pack size ($3.49); 4-pack size, mini bags ($3.49); 6-pack size ($4.49); 8-pack size, mini bags ($4.49); 10-pack size ($6.99); 24-pack size ($11.99).
For more info and recipe ideas visit www.orville.ca. Share your love of popcorn with other Canadians on social media and follow Orville on Facebook and Instagram @OrvilleCanada.
|November 24, 2018||Filled under Events||
Where: The Assembly Theatre, 1479 Queen St W
When: November 30 – December 2
Cost: Tickets from $15 – $35 and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3809162
Details: Theatre of the Beat presents #ChurchToo, a collective creation by seven playwrights from across North America. Directed by Matt White with dramaturgy by Theatre of the Beat’s Artistic Director Johnny Wideman, #ChurchToo explores the struggle of wading into the realities of sexual assault and examines the difficulties of speaking out in a community where the topic of sex is often considered taboo.
Featuring an ensemble cast of Meghan Fowler, Brendan Kinnon, Lindsey Middleton, and Robert Murphy, this collection of scenes by Alison Brookins, Jonathan Brower, Joy De Vito, Charlie Gray, Gary Kirkham, Megan Piercey Monafu, and Hillary Rexe aims to create space for conversations and truth-telling in regards to sexual abuse in Christian communities.
Follow an array of characters through seven vignettes, each bringing to life stories about hidden trends within our church communities. From the secret relationship of a young woman and her pastor, to discriminatory church policies, all the way to bringing forth allegations against persons in power, #ChurchToo illuminates the messy dynamics that accompany the complicated truths of power and sexual abuse. Commissioned by Mennonite Church of Eastern Canada, this provocative piece aims to engage audiences across the country in urgent conversations regarding this often-ignored issue.
Written by Alison Brookins, Jonathan Brower, Joy De Vito, Charlie Gray, Gary Kirkham, Megan Piercey Monafu, & Hillary Rexe.
|November 23, 2018||Filled under Events||
Where: The Regent Theatre, 551 Mount Pleasant Rd.
When: November 29 – December 2, 2018
Cost: General Admission is $30 and can be purchased at www.communitytarget.brownpapertickets.com/
Details: The Passionate Players – a community theatre fundraising initiative from two of Canada’s leading immersive theatre companies Outside the March and Convergence Theatre – returns for their fifth production, this time the World Premiere of A Community Target. Written and compiled by emerging Canadian playwright Robert Motum, the play is directly lifted from interviews with scores of former Target Canada customers and employees, from cashiers all the way to the CEO and everyone in between.
On January 15, 2015, less than two years after they opened their first Canadian stores, Target announced that they would be discontinuing operations in Canada. At the time, the story was analysed by every business critic and financial pundit on television; they spoke about numbers, shareholders, and stocks. What was strikingly absent from this conversation, however, were the voices of the 17,600 Canadians who had just lost their jobs and had their lives upheaved. A Community Target shares these stories in an intimate, personal and communal way.
The production will be performed in and around one of Toronto’s oldest cinemas and one-time vaudeville house, The Regent Theatre, and will be staged in a promenade style, giving audience members the opportunity to explore every inch of this historic building.
A Community Target will feature a cast of thirty community members – non-professional performers who are participants in the The Passionate Players Program. Now in its fifth year, The Passionate Players is a benefit endeavour from Outside the March and Convergence Theatre. The program offers community members interested in gaining hands-on experience in theatre the opportunity to train and participate in a full-fledged production. All proceeds from the production go to supporting the not-for-profit creative endeavours of both companies.
**Note: The main floor of the Regent Theatre is wheelchair accessible.
|November 23, 2018||Filled under Music||
Where: Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge Street
When: November 30, 2018 – January 5, 2019
Cost: Ticket prices range from $27-$99 Adults; $27-$69 Children under 12; $256 Family 4-Pack and can be be purchased at www.rosspetty.com, by phone at 1.855.599.9090 or in person at the Elgin Theatre Box Office. For group discounts call THE Group Tix Company at 647.438.5559 or Toll Free at 1.866.447.7849
Details: Dog-walker Dorothy, Camille Eanga Selenge, finds herself in OZ and as the enemy of the Wicked Witch of the West, Sara-Jeanne Hosie, after she accidentally squishes the Wicked Witch of the East (blame global warming). With hilarious help from Sugarbum, the Good Witch of the North, Michael De Rose – who comes from a long line of Bums including the legendary Plumbum; and the funniest trio with more courage (Daniel Williston), heart (Eric Craig) and brains (Matt Nethersole) since The Three Stooges; plus the cheers and boos from the audience, Dorothy might make it back home to her hacky sack playing friends and the Ossington Summer Street Festival with some newfound confidence and a future full of promise!
Directed and choreographed by Tracey Flye, music directed by Joseph Tritt and written by Matt Murray .
Follow the Yellow Brick Road back to the Elgin Theatre this holiday season, because “there’s no place like home!”