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I have always thought that the way people eat, and what they eat, really says a lot about them.
Not to underestimate the fine delicacy of French foods, but frog’s legs just aren’t my thing. Blame it on my delicious Greek heritage, but my idea of something that should be on a plate is not a something with very little meat that used to hop. Or quack.
BY: EFFIE STAR
The latent sexual innuendo is unavoidable in this frisky and fun date idea: go riding!
Ladies, throw on some skinny jeans and flat booties, and enjoy the au naturel aromas and sounds of your next romantic date: horseback riding ‘pour deux’! Make arrangements at one of the many horseback riding trails just an hour outside Toronto, remembering to book according to your level of expertise. He’ll be relieved that you can enjoy nature, and you’ll be intrigued by his ease with it. Unlike a racing bet, a horseback riding date will ring in a sure win-win. The bonding you and your date will experience will stretch beyond the day of fresh air, a nice long drive, and riding because you have shared an experience more unique and secluded than the much adored, yet sometimes repetitive, dinner for two.
You might be wondering where I’ve gone on dates. You might be thinking my recent disappearance from the column has meant that I was swooped up, up and away, to the most exotic location, or in a hot air balloon for two, or a helicopter ride, or even on a weekend getaway to somewhere with sand, and sun, and mojitos.
To my fans, thank you for the emails, but no, I have not eloped. I am not secretly pregnant and overcome with sudden event planning stresses for my secret wedding to my billionaire husband, who is the prince of some remote island off the coast of somewhere too elite to discuss. And I have not finally been convinced by the man of my dreams that he and I should go somewhere… anywhere… and explore the obvious chemistry between us.
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Can you believe that just last weekend our amazing city was swarming with top celebrities like Ben Affleck, Hilary Duff, Jennifer Garner and Brad Pitt? (I know I know, but whether you’re team Angie or team Jen, he’s still BRAD PITT ok?!) I’m thinking good ol’ Brad must have scrolled back to some of my older articles, because he was at MARO, a supper club I wrote about a few weeks ago, with George Clooney and Matt Damon this past Sunday. So if it’s good enough for Brad ‘n friends, then it’s good enough for your sweet cheeks too! Now will you start taking my date-place advice?! Good. Great. Read on. Continue reading
The Taste of the Danforth is Toronto’s largest street festival and its attendants are second only to Caribana… and you haven’t been?? Watchoo waitin for?! Take a chance you… um… cooped up girl! (Gwen has guts to call us something else).
Although the festival is centred in the heart of ‘Greek town’, the Danforth is visited by a variety of ethnicities and cultures, and all are welcomed to the home of food, music and, well, food! Opa!
By Effie Star
She’s complaining that she misses the beach. He’s complaining that he misses the outdoors. I have the perfect compromise.
The sun blazes daily over Toronto waters at Lakeshore’s Sunnyside. This Etobicoke hot spot for sun and water lovers is the next best thing that our city has to offer roller-bladers, bike riders, and swimmers alike. What are you waiting for? Strap on your sneakers, but keep your swimwear underneath—this weekend, you’re going outside.
By Effie Star
Ahh, Canada day. Not just a day but an entire extended weekend of outdoor events like the ribfest, firecrackers, camping, or home barbecues just passed. But just because the grill has cooled off and the fireworks are done and did, doesn’t mean your love life has to fizzle away with it. And that’s exactly what some relationships are like: fireworks. They start off raw, lonely, and expectant; but soon the flame is set, the heat is too much to bear, the anticipation is on overdrive and… POP! The sky is lit, colours fill your world, sounds boom in your ears, all of your thrill is wrapped up in that one single entity of magical wonder! But just as suddenly as it started, it ended. The colours fade, your exciting visions are replaced with gray smoke, the air is silent and the flame has burnt out. You’re left there with just the shell of what was once so unique and interesting, and you can’t quite decide what to do next.