Pleasant Outdoor Dining at Vaticano

You can spot Vaticano Restaurant in Toronto’s Yorkville area from far away – it’s the restaurant with a huge picture of the chef and owner!  The restaurant, which is a participant in the city’s annual Summerlicious and Winterlicious festivals also boasts an excellent “regular” menu.  At a recent visit, I tried their parpadelle Vaticano, a vegetarian pasta […]

A More International, Sophisticated Perspective Needed Online

Cynthia Cheng Many blogs don’t seem to have an international perspective.  These sites, usually run by people who’re multigenerational, don’t seem to understand those who are children or grandchildren of immigrants.  Whenever non-multigeneration people posts something that multigenerationers feel is incorrect, there seems to be a reason to “correct” them.  It’s as if old culture influences is not […]

Je T'Aime Seasonless Fashion, Swimwear and More!

Cynthia Cheng LG Fashion Week continued Thursday starting with Aime Luxury’s debut at Toronto Fashion Week.  Designer Monica Mei, an alumna of Ryerson University’s design program, launched the line in 2008 as a seasonless collection.  Aime Luxury pieces are very feminine, classical and likely influenced by Ms. Mei’s experiences all over the world. NADA was up […]