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 August!

August is my favourite month of the year. Not only because I love mid-summer weather but also for the simple reason that I love celebrating special events like birthdays…wink wink (especially today, Happy Birthday Moon!). It’s the perfect time to reflect and be thankful for everything that God has done and to look forward to the great promises that He has planned. So to all of my Leos and Virgos…Happy Birthday!

August bring more great festivals and events:

▫️Festival of India (Aug 9-11) – Music, dance, henna, yoga and cooking at Marion Dewar Plaza.

▫️Les Grands Feux (Aug 10-24) – 5 nights of international musical firework displays celebrating Denmark, Philippines, U.K., U.A.E. and finale night for only $12.

▫️Greek Fest (Aug 15-25) – Food, language lessons and live music.

▫️South Asian Fest (Aug 16-17) – Midway rides, cuisine, live performances and Splash! boat cruise.

▫️Run For Women (Aug 24) – 10km, 5km, and 1km run along the water in support of women’s mental health programs at LeBreton Flats.

▫️Hot Air Balloon Festival (Aug 30-Sept 2) – Graffiti contest, amusement park and craft tents. Performance by Sean Paul on Aug 30 ($27).

In Fashion: Actress Zoe Saldana fronts the cover of FASHION Magazine‘s August 2014 issue and looking absolutely stunning in Julien Macdonald. I’m looking forward to her starring role in the Nina Simone biopic.

What are you looking forward to this month?