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.
With new coffee shops opening in Toronto every year, there are no shortage of options for a great cup of joe. From stellar ambience to the best caffeinated brew to get you through the day, here are some of the top indie coffee shops in the 6. [Photo: Boxcar Social]
There’s no shortage of great burger joints in the 6, which is why it would be crazy to hit up a fast-food chain when you’ve got local quality to work with. From secret menus to old-school favourites, with vegan and organic options too, here are the top burger joints in Toronto. [Photo credit: vegan big mac courtesy of Doomies]
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]
Toronto is filled with amazing cafés and new and exciting ones are opening year after year, which makes choosing the best a difficult task. But we managed to narrow it down to the top ones that never disappoint. Each have something special to offer. So, without further ado, here are the cafés in the 6 that will win you over every time. [Photo: Reunion Island Coffee]
There’s just a different feeling that working from a coffee shop can give that an office or library just cannot compare. Like the coffee for one, and the liveliness of the people around you. Here are some of the top cafés in Toronto, equipped with free Wi-Fi, where students, freelancers and just about anyone can get some work done. [Photo: Jimmy’s Coffee]
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]
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