Summer is pretty much done but before I trade in my sandals for boots and t-shirts for sweaters, Ford Canada sent myself and a few of my blogger besties Nelia Belkova, Sharon Ng and Anya Georgijevic up north for a girls only getaway to Blue Mountain, in the spirit of #FordTryMore where they asked us to step out of our comfort zone – more on this in a minute. Continue reading
If you follow me on Instagram you’ll often come across photos of me partaking in one of my favourite past-time activities; no, it’s not shopping, eating or sleeping, it’s yoga. I’ve been practicing yoga for more than six years; it allows me to participate in a form of exercise, meditate and centre myself after a stressful day or when life gets tough. Continue reading
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It’s been so long since I attended a music festival, so long in fact that I can’t recall the last time I ventured to one. Recently, all of that changed when Reebok Canada invited me to the first annual Way Home Music and Arts Festival. Continue reading
There’s been an energetic buzz in Toronto for the past year for the arrival of one of the world’s largest international multisport events, the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. For the months of July and August, more than 10,000 athletes and officials from across the Americas and the Caribbean will be coming to this city to test their skills and compete in the Pan Am Games (July 10-26) and the Parapan Am Games (August 7-15) in sports such as basketball to baseball, sailing to swimming and – my favourite event – track and field. Continue reading
Recently Lisa Ng of This Beautiful Day, a good friend and blogger bestie, told me about a project she is currently working on; to raise funds to build a water well for a community of 500+ people in a developing country with Generosity.org. Generosity.org creates an accountable water council from the villagers and trains them on how-to repair the well if it were to break down.
Living in a beautiful and developed country like Canada, we’re extremely lucky to have access to clean water on demand 24/7 for anything, from cooking to bathing and watering our lawns. People living in developing nations don’t have this type of access and must endure drinking and using contaminated water to survive – we’ve all seen the ads on TV and documentaries highlighting the plight many have to endure and it’s heartbreaking. Continue reading
Few things will get me up and out of bed at 5:00 a.m. in the morning. Actually, I can count on one hand what will; a designer sample sale, a trip to a tropical country, a yoga class and an intense pre-dawn workout with Nike.
Last month, I committed to the latter and took part in one of Nike’s legendary Nike Training Club (NTC) workout classes. The NTC classes are based on the company’s Nike + Training Club mobile app, which provides full body workouts for users. The app offers more than 100 exercises that are designed by Nike Master Trainers (think of a cross between an iron man and Olympian) and pro-athletes, ranging in length from 15-45 minutes, so you can get fit anywhere and on your own time. Continue reading
“It’s ludicrous I tell you! Ludicrous!” Those were the words I said to myself aloud when I read online that Cannes Film Festival organizers turned away several women in their 50s for not wearing high heels to a movie screening. Continue reading
It’s not often I get to write about food on The Souls of My Shoes, after all this is a fashion and footwear blog. However, every now and then an opportunity presents itself which allows me to step out of the box and in this case combine two major F words, fashion and food, because you definitely can’t have one without the other. Continue reading
Have you thought of what you’re going to buy your mom for Mother’s Day? Of course not! Like me you’ll probably wait until the last minute to run to the mall and find something, anything, to gift her. Bad, yes it is. However, what do you buy someone who has everything? And unless you’re willing to drop a wad of cash like a rapper then a budget friendly buy it is. Until now… Continue reading
Sneakers are everywhere! With the warmer weather upon us and the purveyance of fashionable kicks, from the runway to the street, it’s time to forgo buying a new pair of heels (for the time being) and slide your feet into chic and comfortable shoes that you can party in for hours.
One such sneaker that may catch your fetish for footwear is Keds’ newest collaboration with Canadian fashion brand PARTYSKIRTS. The partnership between the iconic American sneaker brand and sisters Lauren and Marial Armstrong, the duo behind PARTYSKIRTS, all started with a tweet on Twitter. The ladies were doing a tennis themed photoshoot for their own brand, which happened to include Keds; the images turned out so well they shared it online with the company and the rest, as they say, is history.
The Keds x PARTYSKIRTS collection consists of three styles, but my favourite is this black and white geometric print. It’s made from breathable canvas and outfitted with a rubber sole, both signature materials of Keds’ well-known and loved shoes. And if you like this striped print so much you can purchase the matching skirt from the Armstrong sisters too. Buy online.