Hello November!

November’s here already! Although this means that it’s almost hibernation time for me (since I am allergic to cold weather), there are still some great things happening this month that will force get me out of the house…

In film:
1- Beyond The Lights (premieres November 14th). This film is about a music superstar, Noni (played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw), who struggles with the pressures of fame and success to the point where she contemplates suicide…I’m hoping this movie can shed some light on this issue and help those with suicidal thoughts to speak up and reach out.

2- Mocking jay – Part 1 (premieres November 21st). If you’re a Hunger Games fan like me then you have been anxiously awaiting the last (well part 1 of 2) of this trilogy. Can’t wait! “May the odds be ever in your favour.”

In fashion:
I’m loving the November covers this year…
1- Zoe Saldana, soon to be mom of twins, graces the cover of Elle (US) and looks amazing while doing so.
2- I am loving Anne Hathaway‘s lip colour choice on the cover of Elle (UK). That dark lip is perfect for Fall.
3- Gugu Mbatha-Raw covers Elle magazine’s Women In Hollywood issue and she is simply flawless with her bold lip and hair slicked back. Love the ring and ear jewelry too!
4- Adriana Lima covers VOGUE PARIS this month in this gorgeous bejewelled headpiece. I’m loving the smokey-all-over-face makeup too. It really makes her eyes pop!
5- You know I love me some Queen Latifah. She’s covering this month’s Essence issue and looks fearless in this gorgeous dress.

In entertainment:
1- Catch Usher on his UR Experience tour featuring August Alsina. This is sure to be an entertaining ‘experience’ filled with hot choreography and great vocals. I would love to see another one of his shows, he does not disappoint.

2- Stevie Wonder is also headlining his Songs in the Key of Life Performance Tour across North America this month. I’m sure this will be an amazing show as well. He is a legend!

Also, don’t forget to turn your clocks back this Sunday. It’s almost time for us to Fall Back! (I love having the opportunity to sleep an extra hour!)

Last but not least, let us remember and honour our heroes on 11.11.14 “Remembrance Day”. Lest we forget!

Happy November!

Hello October!

October is here! Yay! Wait…doesn’t that mean colder weather and shorter days?!…😳 (it’s getting dark out really fast now…womp!). Thankfully, there are still some great things to look forward to this month like…

Thanksgiving!!! In Canada, we give thanks in October (the 13th this year). It’s one of my favourite holidays because I get to spend time with my family and partake in a delicious feast (thanks to my momma…she can throw down in the kitchen!) all while being thankful for my blessings. There is nothing better than that. PLUS it’s a long weekend.

CIBC Run for the Cure is also happening Sunday October 5th and I look forward to supporting some friends in their 5k run for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. For more info or to donate, click here.

In entertainment:
If you love dance (like I do) then you may be interested in the So You Think You Can Dance Tour featuring the top 10 finalists of season 11. The dancers will be performing in more than 70 cities across North America starting this month. For tour dates, click here.

The National Women’s Show will take place at the Ernst & Young Centre from October 25-26. This event is the ultimate girl’s day out with exhibitions about fashion & style, beauty & wellness, travel & adventure, home & design, business & career and food & wine. For more info, click here.

Comedian Russell Peters is currently headlining his Almost Famous World Tour. Everyone knows I love a good laugh so I’m looking forward to his show this Saturday.

In film:
1- Addicted featuring Sharon Leal & Boris Kodjoe premieres October 10th. Based on the best-selling novel by Zane, Addicted is about a successful businesswoman, wife and mother of two, Zoe Reynard, who is drawn to temptations that she can’t seem to escape. Her secretive life eventually leads her down a perilous path that she may not survive. I’m excited to see this sexy and provocative thriller.

2- The Ottawa International Film Festival (OIFF) will take place from October 15-19 at Mayfair Theatre. Celebrating its 5th Anniversary this year, OIFF will showcase 25 narrative features, short films and documentaries from all over the world. Click here to see the 2014 film listing.

I’m definitely ready for October, are you? What are some of your ‘bucket list’ items this month?

Happy October!

Hello July!

This month, let’s…
▫️enjoy BBQ season & lots of yummy summer drinks,
▫️celebrate Canada Day,
▫️get excited for the FIFA Finals,
▫️attend a few concerts & festivals (Bluesfest, Jazz Fest, Justin Timberlake JT2020 Tour, Bruno Mars Moonshine Jungle Tour, Essence Music Festival just to name a few…)
▫️watch the hilarious “Think Like A Man Too” movie…it’s a must-see for some good laughs (go pick up this months’s Essence magazine featuring the all-star cast).

Happy July! Happy Tuesday! Happy Canada Day!