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People who aren’t super into flipping, spinning, or dropping hundreds of feet for fun will find that the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) has a lot to offer this year other than rides. The main reason I made the trip out to the CNE was of course for food. Exhibitions are known for three things: bright lights, rigged games, and deep-fried calorie-rich snacks. This, my friends, is the ultimate cheat day outing. I even skipped lunch in preparation for indulging in as many unique treats as possible. The two must-try CNE menu items on my list were the Fran’s decked out milkshakes, and Cheesery’s rainbow grilled cheese.  I chose the classic “6ix” milkshake which is made up of six different chocolate treats including Nutella, Kit Kat, and Coffee Crisp topped with sprinkles and cotton candy. It was definitely worth the $12, but my tip to you is to bring a friend to help cut costs and share snacks. There’s no way I could stomach those dishes on my own. My second tip is to not limit yourself to the food building. The most unique eats are stationed outside amongst the midway games so grab a map and scope out the area before committing to a meal.

I hope this helps you make the most of your CNE dining experience and remember, don’t be afraid to treat yo-self.

xo Lau

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Crown Flora

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Pink makes everything better. Crown Flora Studio recently went through a major facelift; changing the exterior colour of the floral shop from moss green to bubblegum pink. Owners Davis Khounnoraj and Adam Mallory felt that the upgrade would help their one-of-a-kind floral arrangements pop. Last night, Crown Flora Studio was the perfect blooming backdrop for FAULHABER client, essence cosmetic’s ‘Forbidden Garden’ event. Fifty of Toronto’s top beauty bloggers and publications came to preview the new Fall/Winter 2016 collection, showcasing the highly anticipated Forbidden Volume Mascara and Top Coat. I was the event photographer for the evening and couldn’t help but snap a few pictures against this adorable storefront post-event.

What I’m wearing: Dress from Kate Spade Saturday (found at Winners), heels from Marc Fisher, bracelets from Jewelz by Angie (at Whimsy, Fredericton), and necklace from Forever 21.

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Springtime in Paris

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Nothing says “Springtime in Paris” like a little white dress (LWD). For me when shopping around for summer outfits, finding a LWD was quintessential to my search. I wanted something light, easy to care for, and unique, and after several disappointing trips to the mall, I hit the jackpot at Winners with this affordable Acemi tent dress. For a LWD similar to this, check out Free People’s She Swings Slip and soak up your last few weeks of summer sun in style.

What I’m wearing: LWD from Winners, Sandals from American Eagle, Bracelets from Alex and Ani, Backpack from Taaluma Totes, and Sunglasses from Ray-Ban.

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