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Toronto – Rosalinda

Rosalinda opened earlier this year in May, and I’ve been a handful of times. Sometimes just to grab a snack and a drink at the bar (totopos!), sometimes with friends, sometimes on a date, sometimes with a group. It’s good for all of those things. And Rosalinda has turned into one of my favourite fancy-casual type places in the city. Seating is ample (138-seats) – the space feels huge – especially by Toronto restaurant standards. If you go during the day, it’s full of bright natural light, and a ...
Tags: Toronto, Vegans, Vegan Food, Toronto Restaurant, Rosalinda, Chorizo Verde Taco With, Jackfruit Pibil Taco, Sam James Coffee, Richmond St W Toronto ON


Perfume Your Home with Rye Whisky by Joya

  The New York based perfume house Joya, founded by Frederick Bouchardy and known for their beautiful porcelain, exclusive perfumes and scented candles, has announced a new collaboration with Kings County Distillery. Together the companies are going to release a 2nd edition, whiskey scented candle. Alongside the fan favorite Bourbon candle, its companion is introduced in white glass. Inspire... Read full article: Perfume Your Home with Rye Whisky by Joya from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes ...
Tags: Fashion, New York, Joya, Fragrantica Perfumes, Frederick Bouchardy


Simone Biles Did A Game-Changing Vault That No Woman Has Ever Accomplished

We’re incredibly lucky to live in the same world as Simone Biles, who is making history by dominating the world of gymnastics. Witnessing her perform her routines will give you goosebumps every time, even if you can’t do a cartwheel. And superhuman Biles isn’t just winning gold medals and setting new records — she’s performing feats of athletics that have never been done by a woman in her sport. At a qualifying competition for the world championships, Biles completed a brand-new vault that has ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, Pippa Middleton, Simone Biles, Doha Qatar, Cheng, Biles, McKayla Maroney, Cheng Fei, Rio Of


On Molecules, Yet Again: Molecular Fragrances

  Lately in fragrance-related writing we have increasingly encountered mentions of successes in the field of so-called "molecular perfumery." The word "molecule" has firmly established itself in our lexicon, popping up nearly every time one talks about modern fragrances.   In the minds of many, "molecules" are intrinsically connected to two other notions such as "pheromones" and "aphrodisi... Read full article: On Molecules, Yet Again: Molecular Fragrances from Fragrantica Perfumes and Cologne...
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7 Editor-Approved Lipsticks You Can Get At The Drugstore This Fall

Adulting is indulging in things that make you happy but broke. Traveling, socializing, and shopping — whether it be for furniture, locally grown groceries, or an investment cross-body bag — can set you back some serious coin. But luckily, quality makeup doesn’t have to be on the list of things that bring you joy (and your bank accounts grief) thanks to the drugstore beauty aisle.There’s a wave of new hair and makeup lining the shelves at mass retailers for fall, and among the products we’re hoa...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Walmart, Paris, Cvs, Lee, New York Fashion Week, Revlon, Burt, Maybelline, Jessica Alba, Eugenie, Choco, Ulta, MEGHAN MARKLE, Almay


Salvatore Ferragamo Uomo Signature: Cut the Sugar

  It's been a year since I was introduced to Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo Signature, the new edition of the Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo line. But only now it has arrived in shops and so here I am revealing how it smells, having received a sample at the TFWA event in Cannes. This is supposed to be a more intense version of the original pillar scent Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo, and in fact there are some i... Read full article: Salvatore Ferragamo Uomo Signature: Cut the Sugar from Fragrantica Perfumes an...
Tags: Fashion, Cannes, Fragrantica Perfumes, TFWA, Salvatore Ferragamo Uomo Signature, Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo Signature, Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo


The Sneaky Way Halloween Is Ruining Your Skin - and What to Do About It

Halloween is all fun and games until someone dressed as Pennywise drinks too much zombie gut punch and trips over the cauldron of Kit Kats. But besides the next-day regret that's often fueled by fuzzy memories and a few unknown bruises, you can also blame your splotchy, dry, hungover skin on the a-a-a-a-alcohol. "Drinking alcohol dehydrates the body and skin, which can make you look puffy and bloated," said dermatologist Debra Jaliman, MD. "It also creates a histamine reaction, because it causes...
Tags: Halloween, Alcohol, Beauty, Skin Care, Beauty tips, Beauty Interview, Debra Jaliman, Josh Zeichner


Best in Show: Shower Fresh Scents (2018)

Charles Dickens once mused on the merits of the shower: "I think it is of service to me as a Refresher – not as a taker out, but as a putter in of energy."  The reality of a satisfying shower is one of life's small delights that make living worth living. The brain-pummeling, brisk, jolting and ultimately life-affirming experience is best appreciated when one is deprived of it for a short tim... Read full article: Best in Show: Shower Fresh Scents (2018) from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes M...
Tags: Fashion, Charles Dickens, Fragrantica Perfumes


Simone Biles Did A Game-Changing Vault That No Women Has Ever Accomplished

We’re incredibly lucky to live in the same world as Simone Biles, who is making history by dominating the world of gymnastics. Witnessing her perform her routines will give you goosebumps every time, even if you can’t do a cartwheel. And superhuman Biles isn’t just winning gold medals and setting new records — she’s performing feats of athletics that have never been done by a woman in her sport. At a qualifying competition for the world championships, Biles completed a brand-new vault that has ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, Pippa Middleton, Simone Biles, Doha Qatar, Cheng, Biles, McKayla Maroney, Cheng Fei, Rio Of


I Tried the Tatcha Primer Beauty Experts Are Loving, and It Kept My Makeup Perfect All Day

You could call me a primer enthusiast. As an editor, I'm on a never-ending quest to find the best, newest formulas that truly do what they're supposed to: fill pores, blur imperfections, and keep my makeup in place all day long. That's why I was intrigued when my friend, a fellow beauty-lover, insisted that I give the Tatcha Silk Canvas Protective Primer ($52) a try. After just one application, I became totally hooked; my other favorites are now pushed toward the back of my vanity. This primer ...
Tags: Beauty, Skin Care, Sephora, Tatcha, Beauty Products, Primer, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Review, Makeup Primer


Make a Change Today: One Thing You Need to Stop Doing to Yourself

An Epiphany Imagine for a moment the year is 2000 B.C. and you’re a fisherman living along the coast of what is now Southern Europe.  Like any other morning, you’re fishing when suddenly a powerful burst of energy enters your body.  It creates a tingling sensation in your fingertips, a flutter in your heart and warmth in your belly.  You know it’s not anxiety or a heart attack because it feels comforting and fulfilling. You put your fishing pole down and sit at the water’s edge.  You reach do...
Tags: Life, Happiness, Inspiration, Lifehacks, Southern Europe Like


Désert Suave, the New Journey of Liquides Imaginaires

Philippe Di Méo presented last Tuesday at Villa Rose the very beautiful fragrance Désert Suave, the latest creation of the trilogie Eaux Imaginaires. Just like L'Ile Pourpre and Fleuve Tendre, the first two chapters of this collection, Desert Suave plunges us into an imaginary land. An olfactory escapade full of promise, one of an oasis that invites relaxation and pleasure of the senses. A tasty... Read full article: Désert Suave, the New Journey of Liquides Imaginaires from Fragrantica Perfume...
Tags: Fashion, Fragrantica Perfumes, Philippe Di Méo, Villa Rose


Olly Stone will maybe be a fast bowler for England some of the time

Olly Stone (via Sky Sports) It’s an absolute statement of fact that no-one remotely cares whether England win rain-reduced one-dayers against Sri Lanka. England fans care whether England have an England fast bowler playing for England though. In Olly Stone, maybe they sort of do. And maybe he’ll play a quarter or a third of England’s major games in the next year or so. Stone’s first international wicket was Niroshan Dickwella. He bounced the shit out of him with a ball that was clocked at… 82...
Tags: England, Sex, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Stone, Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lanka England, Olly Stone, Niroshan Dickwella He


Melania Trump Explained Her “I Don’t Care” Jacket & It Isn’t About Immigration

Melania Trump sat down for her first-ever interview in office last night, giving us a rare glimpse into her life as first lady and offering some insight into her trip to the U.S. border over the summer.Trump told ABC News’ Tom Llamas that she had an immediate reaction when seeing media coverage of families being separated at the U.S. border. Her answer wasn’t unexpected: she had previously released a statement saying that she hated seeing the children forcibly taken from their parents under her...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Texas, Abc, Africa, Victoria, Zara, Abc News, Trump, Melania Trump, Andrew Harnik, TOM LLAMAS, Hills Kelly Cutrone


Check Out Week 5 Of The Money Diaries Savings Challenge & Save More Than $600

Managing your finances can be a pretty personal project, but when I was writing Refinery29 Money Diaries, I was really inspired by the idea of women connecting online and IRL to cheer each other on as we all try to achieve the same goal: getting more comfortable with managing our money.With that in mind, I've developed this savings challenge that you can follow along with here, in the book, and in our Facebook group. The challenges I'm going to be sharing over the next six weeks aren't always e...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Fashion, Music, New York City, Netflix, Philadelphia, Nice, Amex, Seattle, Hulu, Metro, Don, Facebook Twitter, Priya Malani, Sallie Krawcheck


Rant & Rave: More fountains for drinking, filling water bottles needed

Readers rave about welcoming to tourist, free breakfast, Seattle Mariners, help after bike accident, courteous homeless; rant about dark house paint, bottled water, yelling rowers, dog chasing squirrel
Tags: News, Life, Lifestyle, Seattle Mariners


6 Dining Room Trends You Need To Try

A dining room can be more than the place where members of the house meet to share a meal. It could be an exciting place everyone thinks of when they want to spend time in the best room in the house. To make this happen, below are some interesting dining room trends you can try. 1. Benches in Place of Dining Room Chairs Even with the aim of changing up the conventional dining room look, using a bench in place of a chair probably seems a little extreme. However, it works. In fact, many h...
Tags: Fashion, Table


5 Steps for Throwing a Killer Birthday Party on the Cheap

I recently had my milestone 40th birthday! My wife loves to throw a party, so she was asking me for weeks how I wanted to celebrate. I’m not usually one for making a big deal out of birthdays, but this one felt like it deserved some recognition. I wanted to have a great time, but I didn’t want the costs to get out of hand. In my mind, the most important thing was to get my closest friends and family together to share in my milestone. My wife and I worked up the following plan to maximize our fu...
Tags: Marketing, Lifestyle, Frugality, Cards Against Humanity, Host, Money Tips


Princess Eugenie Had A True Millennial Royal Wedding Reception, Tequila Shots & All

Royals, they’re really just like us. Even when they throw star-studded weddings in storied castles with a red velvet cake designed to feed 850 guests. Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank was every bit as lavish and you’d expect, including her diamond-encrusted platinum tiara set with six dazzling emeralds (to match her eye color, naturally). But even the royals need some down-to-earth moments in their wedding, and this one was full of millennial touches — right down to the tequila...
Tags: Fashion, Music, England, United States, Williams, Cara Delevingne, George Clooney, Justin Timberlake, Vanity Fair, Robbie Williams, Charlotte, George, Clooney, Demi Moore, Fomo, Eugenie


7 Things Sunday Riley Taught Me About Getting Great Skin

When you think of skin-care lines with serious cult followings, Sunday Riley is right up there with #shelfie stalwarts like Glossier and Drunk Elephant. The brand's best-selling products, including Luna and Good Genes, can be spotted in the Instagram feeds of practically every in-the-know beauty lover.But it isn't all about good looks. Riley's carefully-crafted formulas really work — and I should know. Good Genes has always been there for me and my troublesome skin, and the recently reformulate...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Instagram, Luna, Riley


Trump Is Still Rallying For His Failed Family Separation Policy

After fierce public pushback to President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance family separation policy, which forcibly separated families at the U.S.-Mexico border and was ended by a court order to reunite them, the president announced that he is again considering family separation as a means of deterring illegal immigration.In a press conference held on South Lawn of the White House on Saturday, Trump revealed that he believed the administration’s previous separation policy was an effective method o...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Abc, Washington Post, Mexico, White House, United States, Amnesty International, Donald Trump, Abc News, Department Of Homeland Security, Jeff Flake, Trump, Melania Trump, Southern Poverty Law Center, U S Border Patrol


Gattinoni Armonia

Having a history of 72 years in the world of fashion, including Couture, Prêt-à- Porter and Accessories,  the Italian house of Gattinoni was founded by Fernanda Gattinoni in 1946. At just 19, Fernanda’s talent led her to the London-based fashion house Molyneux, purveyor to the Royal household. After she reportedly refused to work with Coco Chanel in Paris, she returned to Italy cooperating w... Read full article: Gattinoni Armonia from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
Tags: Fashion, London, Paris, Italy, Porter, Coco Chanel, Molyneux, Fernanda, Gattinoni Armonia, Gattinoni, Fernanda Gattinoni


A Week In Seattle, WA, On A $58,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.We're going on book tour for our new book, Money Diaries: Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Your Finances... and Everyone Else's. Next stop: NYC on Tuesday, October 16! Grab your tickets here!Calling all entrepreneurs: We want to hear from you! If ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Mississippi, Gmo, Netflix, Lena Dunham, Seattle, Classpass, Lululemon, Safeway, Barre, New Orleans LA, Keri Danielski


Designer Outlets in Italy

While I revel in writing about Renaissance art, medieval villages, and Ancient Rome on this site, I know that one reason visitors come to Italofile is for information about shopping — in particular, outlet shopping. This post is based on Corriere della Sera’s list of the fashion outlets, all of which are located in northern Italy, as well as in Italian-speaking Switzerland. I have listed those outlets below and added others in Lazio (i.e., outside of Rome) and elsewhere in central and southern...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Milan, Featured, Shopping, Rome, Italy, Switzerland, Prada, Florence, Torino, Lazio, Bologna, Tuscany, Emilia-romagna, Valentino


How I Share A Tiny 460-Square-Foot Studio With My Fiancé

What $259,000 Gets You In Los Angeles In Refinery29's Sweet Digs, we take a look inside the sometimes small, sometimes spacious homes of millennial women. In today's episode, 27-year-old Jessica James shows off her Burbank studio apartment which she shares with her fianc é.When Jessica James decided to make the jump from renting to owning, she knew she would need some help. Luckily, a friend offered to be her real estate agent, and was forwarding studios and apartments within her price ra...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, James, Burbank, Jessica James


Ariana Grande & Pete Davidson Have Reportedly Broken Up

Is it all over for Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson? Sources tell TMZ the couple have ended their romantic relationship and that the engagement is off.Apparently things ended between the two with no ill-will, it "simply was not the right time for their relationship to take off." Which has serious undertones of "it's not you, it's me."People also confirmed the split, with a source calling the relationship "way too much too soon."Grande's last Instagram post was of her new pet, Piggy Smallz. David...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Tom Hanks, David, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Sony, Selena Gomez, Pete Davidson, Miller, Mac Miller, Davidson, Grande, Smallz Davidson, Rogers MovieReport


Original vs. Flankers: Givenchy Insensé

"A great fragrance is recognized by the nearly physical shock you experience when coming across it for the first time," wrote Edmond Roudnitska once. It's been over twenty years, but I vividly remember that sunny summer day. I was walking down the street when my curiosity finally took over: I opened the bottle and experienced Givenchy Insensé for the first time. I remember the place where it hap... Read full article: Original vs. Flankers: Givenchy Insensé from Fragrantica Perfumes and Cologne...
Tags: Fashion, Edmond Roudnitska, Givenchy Insensé


Hervé Gambs Ice Cologne: Ice Lemon, Ice River Ice Land

At a TFWA stand in Cannes, Hervé Gambs presented his upcoming collection of fresh, citrusy, aquatic and minty creations. The new Ice Cologne line contains three icy-fresh fragrances that will come out on the market in the spring of 2019. The fragrances are called Ice Lemon, Ice River and Ice Land. Ice Lemon is described as a cocktail of sparkling citrus fruits and explosive spices for an effect... Read full article: Hervé Gambs Ice Cologne: Ice Lemon, Ice River Ice Land from Fragrantica P...
Tags: Fashion, Cannes, Fragrantica Perfumes, TFWA, Hervé Gambs, Ice Cologne, Ice Land Ice Lemon


A Week In New York City On A Joint $315,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.We're going on book tour for our new book, Money Diaries: Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Your Finances... and Everyone Else's. Next stop: NYC on Tuesday, October 16! Grab your tickets here!Calling all entrepreneurs: We want to hear from you! If ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Mississippi, New York City, Netflix, Reddit, Paris Hilton, Seattle, Gucci, Sephora, Caesar, Koreatown, New Orleans LA, Sweetgreen, Freshdirect


Perfumed Horoscope October 15 - October 21

The truth may not always be a matter of facts. Sometimes it can be bent, refurbished, and sometimes not saying something is worse than a lie. With planets Venus and Mercury intersecting each other, and going in opposite directions, this week opens opportunities for situations where something said could be much less than 100 percent accurate. This week we are looking at the Skylar natural perfu... Read full article: Perfumed Horoscope October 15 - October 21 from Fragrantica Perfumes and Col...
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