Posts Written On August 23, 2011


Great tasting and available now at grocery stores across Canada!

You may not be hitting the red carpet with some of Hollywood’s hottest stars – but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the excitement of The Toronto International Film Festival. Whether you are a helpless romantic, a fan of comedies or love drama, you can create the below recipes to celebrate your love for movies and create the perfect red carpet festivity at home.

Red Carpet Recipe:

Strawberry and Goat Cheese Pizza

Recipe and image courtesy of the California Strawberry Commission

  • 2 salt
  • 1 tbsp.olive oil
  • 3 tbsp.white balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp.extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup aged balsamic vinegar
  • ½ (4 ounces) cup softened goat cheese
  • ¼ cup (2 ounces)crumbled goat cheese
  • Coarsely ground black pepper
  • Baby arugula or other mixed greens
  • 1 pkg.prepared pizza dough

Strawberry Tostada


To make white balsamic vinaigrette: simmer white balsamic vinegar until reduced to 1 1/2 tbsp. Whisk in extra virgin olive oil. To make aged balsamic reduction: simmer aged balsamic vinegar until reduced to about 4 tsp.

Heat oven to 400°F. On lightly floured surface, divide pizza dough into four pieces. Roll each piece of pizza dough into an 8-inch circle. Place on a baking sheet; bake in oven 10 minutes or until firm and slightly brown.

Spread pizzas with softened goat cheese. Toss strawberries with white balsamic vinaigrette; arrange strawberries evenly on goat cheese. Bake 10 minutes more. Remove from oven; scatter crumbled goat cheese on top. Drizzle with aged balsamic reduction; sprinkle with black pepper. Garnish pizzas with a few leaves of arugula or mixed greens.

Makes four 8-inch pizzas


Thanks Dr Hara!

A few year back… I chipped my tooth and got a root canal on my front tooth a few years ago. And as the tooth dried out, it started to darken 🙁  ESPECIALLY in photos! See it? It’s the one on the right. Since my sister’s wedding is coming up in 2 weeks, I decided to get that fixed!  I went to Dr Hara, recommended by my friends with great smiles and she suggested a veneer bond.

All the magical tools

Veneer bonds are good for shaping chipped tooth and cost less than a porcelain one (Those are $2000+ per tooth). The bond one is 1/2 the price and just did the job. I am gonna be smiling with more teeth now 🙂  What do you think?

If you are looking for a new dentist in the New York area….

Dr Alexandra Hara, 133 E 58th Street. New York, NY 10022. (212) 308-9696




Why I love @MenajiSkincare

“SKINCARE FOR THE CONFIDENT MAN.” Mënaji Skincare based in Southport, Connecticut, is a line of skincare and grooming products for men. Michele Probst, beauty expert and professional makeup artist, founded the company to create products to cover up blemishes, dark circles, and scratches. On top of that, her interest is healthy skincare as well!

A few clients that Probst has worked on include, Al Gore, Barack Obama, Jay Leno, Katie Couric, Tim McGraw, Enrique Iglesias, and more.

Menaji Skincare includes four product categories: Cleanse, Correct, Protect, and Conceal. Try Menaji Moisturizing After-Shave, lightweight and softens and brightens dull skin. It also minimizes fine lines and wrinkles!

Menaji Skincare has all the essentials every guy needs. The Face & Body Scrub (Exfoliator) will clear clogged pores and leave your skin refreshed and moisturized. Many products include a natural blend of vitamins, such as Camo Concealer, which comes in three skin tones (light, medium, and bronze). You can use this concealer for blemishes, razor bumps, under-eye circles, and anything else you want to cover up! It’s so small you can carry it in your pocket!

Check out Menaji Skincare on Facebook and follow them on Twitter! You can also find product overviews from Probst herself on YouTube!

*They have a special offer here on their website!*



I really want this Caterpillow. It folds in a ton of different ways and is such a great conversation starter!

Not only do they have a cool product, there is also a very developed thought behind the development of it!

If you are looking for a reason to get this, look no further.

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