Friday, September 30, 2011



Toronto, ON – Football legend Michael Strahan supported Canadian acrobat Dominic Lacasse on September 27th, 2011 in his attempt to become a Guinness World Records™ holder for the second time. Dominic completed 12 chin-ups in the “Human Flag” position, surpassing the minimum requirement of five to set a world record*.

This ultimate grip challenge kicked off the official launch of Vaseline MEN™ in Canada. Michael Strahan was on hand to show his support for Lacasse and introduce the new line of fast absorbing, non-greasy body and face lotions specially formulated for men to help keep their skin hydrated from head to toe. Lacasse helped demonstrate the benefits of the new products by applying some to his hands just prior to his impressive acrobatic feats.

Michael Strahan also launched his new online video game in Canada that challenges Canadians to get (and keep) a grip. While an impeccable, non-greasy grip is essential for acrobat Dominic Lacasse, this video game helps reinforce the notion that it was also critical throughout Strahan’s 15-year football career.

“No other game requires a good grip as much as football, since you have to hold onto the football to win – and you just can’t do that with greasy skin,” says Michael Strahan. “Vaseline MEN has really scored with this new product line, and the game highlights the lotion’s non-greasy formula while giving guys a chance to do what they love – take on a challenge.”

Vaseline® worked with Strahan to develop the groundbreaking new Vaseline MENTM Keep Your Grip Challenge online video football game that lets men across Canada experience the action of putting their grip to the test. The Keep Your Grip Challenge game features non-stop keep-your-grip action for an experience typical of more sophisticated console games. In the game, Strahan provides encouragement and advice, while challenging Canadians to keep their grip as they attempt to break through the end zone through five levels of non-stop play.

Canadians can take the Keep Your Grip Challenge by visiting where they will also have the chance to enter to win great football-related prizes.
About Vaseline MENTM

Vaseline MEN is a new line of fast absorbing, non-greasy, hydrating body and face lotions designed to help keep men’s skin resilient, fortified and healthy looking and to help it perform more efficiently.

The new line includes Vaseline MEN Fast Absorbing Hydrating Body and Face Lotion and Vaseline MEN Extra Strength Hydrating Body and Face Lotion. Vaseline MEN products are available at drug, grocery and mass merchandise stores across Canada.

* Pending official certification from Guinness World Records™ About Vaseline®

Vaseline® products are manufactured by Unilever, one of the world’s largest consumer products companies. With a 140-year heritage as North America’s most trusted skin expert and more than 30 years as a leading hand and body lotion, the Vaseline® brand delivers products that meet the specific needs of consumers, no matter their life stage or lifestyle. All Vaseline® products can be purchased at grocery, drug stores and mass retailers nationwide.

Thursday, September 29, 2011


Poutini's will be joining in on the excitement of Nuit Blanche, as the popular eatery will be open until 5am on Saturday, October 1

"Poutini's has a strong commitment to local, sustainable food, so it was important to us to be a part of Foodstock. We stand united with other chefs and Ontario farmers in fighting this proposed mega quarry. Taters not craters!"

Hours Mon: Closed Tue-Wed: Noon-Midnight Thu: Noon-3am Fri-Sat: Noon-3:30am Sun: Noon-9pm
Poutini's House of Poutine 1112 Queen St. West, Toronto 647-342-3732

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Everyday Living Top Pick

This adorable menswear inspired bootie will have you lighting up the room! Fergie brings you Gatsby, a distressed tan leather ankle boot with a lace up vamp and laser cut details through out. A 1/2 inch concealed platform and 4 1/2 inch heel complete this fab style.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Grilled Thai Chicken Skewers

Grilled Thai Chicken Skewers
2 tablespoons Arrowhead Mills Organic Creamy Peanut Butter

1/2 cup Bragg Liquid Aminos

1/4 cup lemon or lime juice
1 tablespoon Swanson Organic Date Sugar

2 tablespoons Swanson Organic Curry Powder

1/2 tablespoon Swanson Organic Garlic Powder

1 teaspoon Swanson Organic Ground Cayenne Pepper
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cubed
In a mixing bowl, combine peanut butter, liquid aminos, lime juice, date sugar, curry powder, garlic powder and cayenne pepper.

Place the chicken breasts in the marinade and refrigerate. Let the chicken marinate at least 2 hours -- overnight is best.
If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 20 to 30 minutes to prevent them from burning on the grill. Preheat the grill to high heat. Place the chicken breasts on skewers, then grill for 5 minutes per side.
Makes approximately 12 skewers. Serving size: 1 skewer.

Nutritional Breakdown (per serving):

Calories 48, Fat 1 grams, Protein 6 grams, Sodium 648 mg, Carbohydrates 2 grams, Fiber .6 gram

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 on Blu-ray and DVD, November 8

Ayn Rand’s Suspenseful Bestseller

ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART I------Arrives On Blu-ray and DVD November 8

Toronto (September 22, 2011) – Powerful forces trigger a global revolution when the highly-anticipated film adaptation of The New York Times-bestselling novel, ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART I, emerges on Blu-ray and DVD November 8 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Widely considered to be one of the most influential books of the last century, this is the first installment in a planned trilogy from critically-acclaimed author Ayn Rand (The Fountainhead). ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART I takes a talented young cast to explore the themes of individualism, socialism, and anarchy.

Set in 2016, the country is on the verge of economic collapse. Young executive, Dagny Taggart (Taylor Schilling, “Mercy”) runs one of the largest remaining railroads despite her inept CEO brother, James (Matthew Marsden, Resident Evil: Extinction). To save the railroad from financial ruin, Dagny seeks out entrepreneurial industrialist Henry Rearden (Grant Bowler, “True Blood”), whose super-strength metal alloy holds the promise of the future. As government interference abound continues and the country’s most competent and productive workers systematically disappear, Dagny refuses to give up. As she bears witness to seeing the motor of the world stopped, Dagny increasingly hears people reciting: Who is John Galt?

The ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART I features supporting performances by Edi Gathegi

(X-Men: First Class), Graham Beckel (Brokeback Mountain), Jsu Garcia (“Without a Trace”), and Michael Lerner (A Serious Man).

Available on Blu-ray and DVD, special features include an in-depth look at the identity of “John Galt.” Pre-book is October 12, 2011

ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART I Special Features:

· Road to Atlas Shrugged

· “I Am John Galt”

· “The John Galt Theme” Slideshow
· Commentary with writer / producer John Aglialoro, Brian Patrick O’Toole and Harmon Kaslow

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.
Follow Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment on Twitter @FoxHomeEnt

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

· Star Wars Clone Wars In Cinema

LEGO® STAR WARS®: The Padawan MenaceTM

Animated Special Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD September 16
Features Signature Family-Friendly Fun, Spirited Action and Irreverent Humor – Along with Two Bonus Shorts and an Exclusive Minifigure!

TORONTO, ON (September 12, 2011) – After the Cartoon Network debut of their first-ever original television special, The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm will join forces once again to bring LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace to Blu-ray Disc and DVD. Launching on September 16, the 22-minute original standalone special will feature the charm, action and irreverent humor that have become the signature style of LEGO Star Wars animation collaborations and will include five LEGO Star Wars shorts, as well as an exclusive, collectible minifigure.

LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace BD/DVD combo pack is available now for pre-order exclusively at

Featuring situations, characters and locations from throughout the entire Star Wars Saga, the original adventure is written by Emmy Award winner Michael Price (The Simpsons) and produced by Oscar-winning Animal Logic, the production company behind Happy Feet.

To date, Star Wars is the first and most successful LEGO licensed product collection in the company’s history, generating more than 200 LEGO models and approximately 275 LEGO minifigures inspired by the Saga, which has also spurred a blockbuster collection of videogames, selling 25 million units to date worldwide. In addition to its popularity among younger fans, a significant portion of the LEGO Star Wars consumer fan base is made up of adult fans and franchise collectors.
· Hunt for R2D2
· Bombad Bounty
· Star Wars in Two Minutes (Part 1)
· Star Wars in 2 Minutes (Part 2)
· Star Wars Clone Wars In Cinema


A routine Jedi Academy field trip is turned into a rip-roaring comic adventure in LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace. Tour guide Master Yoda leads a group of rambunctious Jedi Younglings through Senate chambers when he senses a disturbance in the Force. Summoned to help save the Republic, he discovers that one of the Younglings secretly boarded his ship…and has a taste for adventure! Meanwhile, C-3PO and R2-D2 are put in charge of the boisterous group and find themselves in over their heads. As the evil Sith prepare to wreak havoc, it’s up to Yoda and the Droids to ensure that their young charges aren’t torn to bricks!
Lucasfilm, Star Wars and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. TM & © Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.
LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick & Knob configurations and the Minifigure are trademarks of The LEGO Group. ©2011 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved.

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magic

everydayliving™: The Household Essential Guide for Getting Control...

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Friday, September 16, 2011

California Strawberry Commission, an official sponsor of the film festival

With delicious strawberry recipes and hosting tips it’s easy to create the perfect red carpet festivity at home.

                                             Strawberry and Goat Cheese Pizza

Recipe and image courtesy of the California Strawberry Commission

This cool and elegant appetizer perfectly blends freshness with sweet, savory flavors and a dash of spice.


2 tsp. kosher salt 1 tbsp. olive oil 3 tbsp. white balsamic vinegar 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup aged balsamic vinegar ½ cup (4 ounces) softened goat cheese 4 cups fresh California strawberries, hulled and quartered ¼ cup (2 ounces) crumbled goat cheese coarsely ground black pepper baby arugula or mixed greens prepared pizza dough


To make white balsamic vinaigrette: simmer white balsamic vinegar until reduced to 1½ 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, divided pizza dough into four pieces. Roll each piece of pizza dough into an 8-inch circle. Place on a baking sheet; bake in 400°F 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

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Vintage 60s Mod PLAID Red Green Yellow FRINGE Coat CAPE

Gorgeous vintage 60s 70s green, yellow, red plaid cape!

* Arm holes/ slits  * Shoulder seam  * Below hips approx  * Big bold plaid 
* Fringe edges  * Big front buttons

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sobeys Inc. and Imperial Oil alliance pumps up gas and grocery rewards for customers

New points exchange program enables Club Sobeys, Club Thrifty Foods and Esso Extra members to accelerate rewards program benefits

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 6, 2011 /CNW/ - Sobeys Inc. and Imperial Oil today announced a rewarding new points exchange program that will allow Club Sobeys/Club Thrifty Foods and Esso Extra members to convert their rewards points between programs.
The arrangement provides members of each program the convenience and flexibility to combine loyalty points to redeem for their choice of either gasoline or grocery rewards.
"We are proud to join forces with Esso Extra to provide even more value, flexibility and choice to Club Sobeys and Club Thrifty Foods members," said Chris Goodale, Vice President, Loyalty & Insight, Sobeys Inc. "Not only can Club Sobeys and Club Thrifty Foods members use Esso Extra points to increase their points balance for faster grocery rewards, they can also choose to take advantage of Esso Extra rewards."
The process to earn free groceries by filling up or earn free gas and car washes by grocery shopping is quick and simple. Club Sobeys/Club Thrifty Foods members and Esso Extra members can simply choose to have all of their points automatically converted into the partnering program online at, or
"We are excited to offer Esso Extra customers this opportunity to combine their points and more quickly obtain their choice of more gas and car wash rewards from Esso Extra or more grocery rewards from Club Sobeys or Club Thrifty Foods," said Andrew MacKay, Retail Manager, Fuels Marketing, Imperial Oil. "Either way, these are practical and valuable reward solutions for better everyday living."
The points exchange option is available to members of both programs who reside in provinces where Club Sobeys/Club Thrifty Foods is available.
About Club Sobeys & Club Thrifty Foods

Club Sobeys/Club Thrifty Foods is a unique customer reward program that offers members points for every dollar they spend in-store. The program is free to join, and Club Sobeys/Club Thrifty Foods points can be redeemed for instant savings on in-store grocery purchases, for gifts and merchandise from the program's online rewards catalogue or to support local charities.

Club Sobeys/Club Thrifty Foods points can be redeemed at all Sobeys locations in Ontario and Western Canada as well as Thrifty Foods stores in British Columbia.
For more information about Club Sobeys (Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia), Club Thrifty Foods (British Columbia) and Esso Extra, or to apply for a membership to earn reward points on everyday grocery and gas purchases, please visit, and
About Sobeys Inc.

Sobeys Inc. is a leading national grocery retailer and food distributor headquartered in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited (TSX: EMP.A), Sobeys owns or franchises more than 1,300 stores in all 10 provinces under retail banners that include Sobeys, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Price Chopper and Thrifty Foods, as well as Lawtons Drug Stores. Sobeys Inc. is committed to providing the most worthwhile experience for its customers, employees, franchisees, suppliers and shareholders. More information on Sobeys Inc. can be found at
About Imperial Oil

Imperial Oil is one of Canada's largest corporations and a leading member of the country's petroleum industry. The company is a major producer of crude oil and natural gas, Canada's largest petroleum refiner, a key petrochemical producer and a leading marketer with a coast-to-coast supply network that includes about 1,850 Esso Branded retail service stations.
For further information: Sobeys Inc.
Barbara McCully
Director, Communications
Tel: 905-214-6796

Imperial Oil
Tel: 403-237-2710

everydayliving™: Wrinkle Injections: Breaking The Rules Of Aging

everydayliving™: Wrinkle Injections: Breaking The Rules Of Aging: Wrinkle Injections: Breaking The Rules Of Aging : Dr. David Lipschitz is the author of the book "Breaking the Rules of Aging." To find out m...

Sunday, September 11, 2011

CakeStar Inc.- Canada’s Own Cake Boss Ladies’

CakeStar Inc.- Canada’s  Media Grand Opening of their Edible Art Bakery

Sisters Barbara Accogli and Monja Chiaravalloti (aka @CakeStarGirlz on twitter) have made their
name creating stunning “Edible Art” around the GTA that Duff Goldman and The Cake Boss themselves would be proud of!

In true Roman fashion, their road to success is decorated with cakes both sinful (adult cakes to
make Charlie Sheen blush) and sweet (children’s theme cakes that would make Nonna proud).

Their cake creations have been commissioned by The CBC (“How Do you Solve a Problem Like
Maria” reality TV show), CP24 for Anne Rohmer’s Oscar themed Birthday, The Honda Indy

(Race Car Cake- see link here ), and the new NBC Network comedy-drama TV series

“Suits” (featured cupcakes by CakeStar this summer). This summer, the dynamic duo also
worked with area bakers at The Harbourfront Centre to break the World Guinness Record for

World’s “Most Layered Cake.” And they did it!

After a lifetime of being mentored by their father Nicola, an Italian master baker and pastry
alchemist at the family bakery, the sisters that bake together chose to stick together. Barbara
and Monja are pleased to invite you to their greatest work of art to date - their new

CakeStar Bakery – for an exclusive Media-only Grand Opening.

• Event Details:

Date: Monday, September 26, 2011

Time: 6pm-9pm

Address: 3431 Lakeshore Blvd., Etobicoke, ON (at Kipling)

Pls. RSVP by Sept. 22nd to: Mary Luz Mejia ( )

What: A delicious celebration, including an interactive “Mini Cake Pop” station, a cannoli making
station, and a demo with Monja decorating one of their amazing creations by hand. Start off the
night with some savoury treats provided by Barbara’s husband, Chef Carmine Accogli of

Toronto’s “The Big Ragu” restaurant and prepare to be sweetly enchanted.


Barbara Accogli (Edible Artist)
Barbara was born in Rome and raised in Toronto, Canada. She is the co-owner, baker and
edible artist for CakeStar Inc. She has been in the world of food all her life, and loves every
minute of it. The daughter of a pastry chef and an artist, she adopted her father’s love for the
kitchen with her mother’s love of art and fashion at an early age. Barbara has practically lived in
the family bakery for 26 years. This is where she played in her creative sandbox, baking and
learning from the masters. In 2011, a dream came true when CakeStar Sweet Boutique opened
its doors in Etobicoke. Barbara also co-owns The Big Ragu in Toronto, with her husband,
Carmine. Together, they have a daughter Amelie, named after the French movie! Barbara has
explored creative outlets such as interior design and jewelry making but cake is her favourite by
far! She is an entrepreneur, designer, blogger, developer, baker and overall executor – and
she’s ready to take on anything life throws at her, one cake at a time.

Monja Chiaravalloti (Cake Artist/Designer)

Born and raised in Toronto, Monja Chiaravalloti spent a great deal of her growing life in the
family business - an Italian Bakery. She attended college and worked in a variety of careers
such as personal training, a stint in a martial arts school and as a freelance makeup artist for
Indy films to name a few - only to come full circle later in life to help out at her family’s bakery
and discover the magic of cake art. Being self taught she learned primarily by trial and error,
punctuated with a few hands-on courses. A few years, she later partnered with her sister
Barbara to continue the family business with a focus on the modern art of today’s cakes. This is
how CakeStar was born! Monja has a beautiful son Julian who was diagnosed with Autism at an
early age. Today with lots of love and work, Julian's autism is mild. He is the inspiration behind
plans to incorporate special needs cake decorating classes and workshops at Cakestar.

• For More Information or to Interview Barbara or Monja- please contact:

Mary Luz Mejia - Sizzling Communications

Cel: 416.992.2644

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (Goodreads Author)

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Mara Dyer doesn't think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.

There is.
She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.

She's wrong.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Virtual Vintage: The Insider's Guide to Buying and Selling Fashion Online

Virtual Vintage: The Insider's Guide to Buying and Selling Fashion OnlineVirtual Vintage: The Insider's Guide to Buying and Selling Fashion Online

Product Description

Vintage clothing has never been more chic, with everyone from celebrity trendsetters to style-conscious professionals searching for wearable treasures from the past. Virtual Vintage is the first and only guide that helps both the novice and the fashion connoisseur evaluate and confidently participate in the thriving vintage marketplace that exists online. No other book explains how to get it, sell it, fix it, or wear it with flair. Authors Linda Lindroth and Deborah Newell Tornello equip readers from head to toe with
• more than 100 chic sites—rated and evaluated

• instructions on contacting sellers

• smart strategies for bidding in online auctions

• advice about evaluating the size, quality, and colors of a garment

• tips for cleaning and repairing vintage items

Whether you’re looking for a 1960s Rudi Gernreich knit, Gucci hipster trousers, a Claire McCardell for Townley shirtwaist, or a Chanel suit in pink wool with black patent-leather trim, Virtual Vintage will help you build a unique and sensational wardrobe.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Benni Cinkle from Rebecca Black’s “Friday” Video to Release Single about Teen Empowerment

“That Girl in Pink” Benni Cinkle, is releasing her debut single and music video "Can You See Me Now" on YouTube on Thursday, September 1.  “Can You See Me Now” is an empowering song for troubled children and teens and will be available for purchase on 20% of profits from the single will go to That Girl in Pink Foundation (, a non-profit organization (501c3) dedicated to raising awareness, involvement, and donations for causes that affect kids, in which Benni is the Vice President and Founder