With a constant need to express herself, Parisima has dabbled in all sorts of arts – from finding her inner Picasso to throwing herself in front of the camera to singing and dancing on stage. Her first language is writing, her religion is music and her passion is fashion. In an attempt to mesh all forms together, she’s cooking up a juicy style blog. Follow her for first dibs.
Going back to school can be tough, especially when you still haven’t found the right books-worthy backpack or tote. For those looking for functionality without sacrificing style, here are some boutiques in Toronto that carry sleek bags – from designer handbags to leather backpacks to bags with the fur – that can take you from school to work to play all in one day. [Photo courtesy of Eleven Thirty]
Being pregnant doesn’t mean sacrificing your personal style. While there are a few stylish maternity stores in Toronto, you can still shop from trendy non-maternity stores, too. Show off that baby bump and look hella chic. Here’s where to shop for styles you can wear before, during and after pregnancy. [Image credit: iStock.com/Chet_W]
Move aside oatmeal, there’s a new breakfast bowl in town. What started as the açai bowl craze – an ice cream meets smoothie bowl, rich in antioxidants – has evolved into all sorts of flavoured inventions. If you’re looking to start your day with more fruits and veggies, or craving a colourful smoothie bowl topped with fruits and grains, here’s where to find them in Toronto. [Image credit: iStock.com/Mizina]
There’s no birthday, wedding or special occasion without a cake. If you’re vegan or have dietary restrictions, you can still order a delicious cake or cupcakes for your special day. From chocolate to cheesecake to marzipan, you can find specialty dairy- and egg-free cakes and cupcakes at these vegan-friendly bakeries in Toronto. [Feature image: Tori’s Bakeshop] 
If you’re vegan or have a lactose intolerance, you don’t have to sacrifice having ice cream anymore. There are so many places in Toronto where you can indulge in dairy-free, egg-free ice cream. And, there’s nothing boring about them either. In fact, these vegan ice cream parlours are just as epic as their dairy counterparts. [Feature image: Nanashake]
All-natural sunscreen options have reached Toronto, using minerals like titanium and zinc, which act as barriers against UVA and UVB rays. From Coola to Boo Bamboo to 100% Pure, here’s where you can find safe, all-natural sunscreen brands in the 6. [Feature image: Consonant Skincare]
Fashionistas know that sunglasses are essential pieces to a wardrobe. You could be wearing the most basic outfit, but with the right pair of Karen Walker sunnies, you’ll be looking hella fine. Plus, no festival outfit is complete without a pair of Quay Australia or Illesteva shades. Shop fashionista-worthy sunglasses at these clothing and accessories boutiques in the 6. [Image credit: iStock.com/baona] 
Canadian Olympians are getting ready to hit the #RoadToRio for the 2016 summer games, taking place August 5th to the 21st. Are you ready for #Rio2016? Cheer on team Canada in true patriot love fashion, get styled like an Olympian, and wear the team uniform to show your support. Here’s where to shop Olympic fashion and performance wear. [Photo courtesy of Mark Blinch/Canadian Olympic Committee]
When it comes to Toronto’s most drool-worthy frozen desserts, we’re not talking your basic crème glacé. You may have seen photos of them on your social media news feeds, quickly hitting the retweet or like button and cyber-stalking for hours. From the most extravagant ice creams to soda floats to everything-in-between, here’s where to find the most epic frozen treats in Toronto. [Image credit: iStock.com/GMVozd]
If you’re a Drake fan, you most definitely know about OVO Fest – a massive three-day concert that goes down annually in the 6 and brings a stellar lineup of special guests to the city (including Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Jay Z, Lil Wayne and The Weeknd). To prep you for the TO exclusive festival, here are the places to run in the 6 for that OVO swag. [Image courtesy of Fitzroy Boutique]
There are no shortage of events hitting Toronto this summer. With school out and the heat on, there’s every reason to get out and join in on the festivities. From theatre shows to craft beer fests to epic concerts to culinary experiences and more, here are the top festivals to hit the 6 this summer. [Image credit: iStock.com/monkeybusinessimages]
Summer in the 6 is time to indulge in some delicious outdoor fun. Dine by the water, discover delicious food creations, get romantic with pasta under the stars, explore some of the TO’s top vegan fare, and more. From newfound vendors like Eva’s Original Chimneys to old favourites like Beavertails, you’ll find the best desserts, drinks and dishes this summer at these Toronto food festivals. [Image credit: iStock.com/kitzcorner]
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