1. Do a Detox (on a Discount)
So maybe it’s a bit cliche to kick off January with a detox, but, like, who isn’t doing one anyway? I love that one of my favourite local juice purveyors, Greenhouse Juice Co., is giving us all even more incentive to get back on track by offering their cold-pressed juice cleanses for 15% off when you pick them up at one of their locations until January 18. Happy cleansing!
2. Shop For The Cure
If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s that you don’t have to be uber wealthy to give back. I love that the students of U of T have come together to host their Garage Sale and Bid For The Cure event in support of SickKids hospital, taking place on January 11 from 12-5 p.m. at the Hart House Debates Room (7 Hart House Cr.). Don’t miss your chance to shop the sale and take part in the silent auction that will include vouchers to the Backyard Axe Throwing League, a signed Maple Leafs hockey stick and more coveted goods from local brands such as Gold Apothecary, Said The King Co. and World of Angus!
3. Create a Custom Scent
Since we’re all most likely spending January hibernating indoors, wouldn’t it be cool to have our own custom home fragrance blends to make cozy time even more special? Escents, Canada’s premier aromachology retailer, recently opened up shop at the Holt Renfrew Centre (50 Bloor St. W.) where they feature a blending bar for everyone and anyone to create their own custom scents.
4. Check out the WedLuxe Show
Get engaged over the holidays? For the bride-to-be looking for “true love, and true luxury,” the much-anticipated WedLuxe show returns to Toronto at the CARLU (444 Yonge St.) on Sunday, January 10. Presented by Kleinfeld and Oliver & Bonacini, this is no doubt THE wedding show of the year, and you can be sure to find everything you need for the haute-est day of your dreams.
5. Dine Out on a Dime
My favourite bi-annual food festival returns on January 29 until February 11. I always look forward to Winterlicious for trying new restaurants (and classic favourites) without breaking the bank thanks to the festival’s prix fixe lunch and dinner menus available at participating restaurants. This year, I can’t wait to try America Restaurant at the Trump Hotel, Bar Buca and Colette Grand Cafe, to name a few.