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Sodastream: Homemade Ginger Ale Recipe by Didier Young

Childhood is a fantastic time in someone’s life. You do not have any real responsibilities (including doing your own laundry), taking daily naps is pretty much compulsory and you can eat all the sugar in the world and stay nice and slim. As it is the case with most children, I didn't have a very developed palate. Greens were pushed to the side of the plate, pasta was rapidly devoured and anything with sugar was more than welcome. It’s a completely different story now that I am an adult obviously. I’ve learned about calories, carbohydrates, fats and all the other wonderful things present in our food and that has made me more conscious of the things I put in my body. My love for all things sweet remained unwavered but I learned of healthier alternatives for some of them. Today, I’ll be talking about a great substitute for pop.

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Ricarda's Jazz Brunch by Didier Young

As the work week comes to an end, we always look forward to the activities that we will be partaking into during the weekend. Some of them, like doing laundry, aren't necessarily the most recreational or eventful occupations but there are always great ways to spend those two glorious days of rest. Long walks along the waterfront, sunbathing in the park, shopping in cute little boutiques and, my personal favourite, grabbing brunch with beloved friends. Today’s post focusses on the Mediterranean restaurant Ricarda’s.

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Miku by Didier Young

This time of year holds a different meaning for everyone. Students are glad to be done their exams and to head home for the holidays. Bloggers start working on their holiday gift sets and end of year giveaways. Others start stressing out because Christmas is at our door steps and we ended up buying more presents for ourselves than for our loved ones. When it comes to the Hospitality industry, restaurants start gearing up to launch their Holiday menus. Today, we shall take a look at Miku’s.

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Baddies by Didier Young

The blogger world is comparable to a bee hive. We all work in unison to create the honeycomb that is our feed and just like bees are attracted to honey, we are attracted to minimalist locations, pretty latte arts and photogenic food. Luckily for us, the latest incarnation of this holy trinity manifested itself in the form of Baddies, located at Landsdowne and Bloor.

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Bosk & Chef Emil Minev by Didier Young

The pen is mightier than the sword. This particular sentence gives a grander purpose to the power of words as opposed to brutal force. With words, we shape human laws and allow arguments to be resolved through debate. We pass down words of wisdoms and lessons learned. We create imaginary worlds and creatures that transport us to otherworldly locations. Sometimes written words are so powerful that they lead explorers in a wild goose chase, searching for a mystical paradise and sometimes the idea of those utopian lands creates such a lasting image that we name buildings and hotels after them. Such is the case with the Shangri-La hotels.

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