Monday, April 13, 2015

Restaurant Review: Goodfellas Wood Oven Pizza.


Nestled in the heart of Streetsville, Goodfellas Wood Oven Pizza is a little slice of heaven everyone needs to experience! Not only are they known for their delicious Neapolitan-style pizza, but they have a variety of Italian-inspired dishes that will keep you coming back for more!

For the first time ever I visited the beautiful restaurant on a sunny afternoon, and fell quite in love with the entire decor of the place, and obviously their pizza as well! They have a menu full of mouth-watering thin crust pizzas for all tastebuds, the best cannolis I've had to date, and of course the finest red wine. 




They have an open concept kitchen which is beautifully decorated. You can see your pizza cooking right in front of your eyes! 




I loved the metal pots that just hung on the walls. Super creative, and an overall cozy feeling.


One of my favourite toppings on pizza is argula. I never used to be a big fan of it until recently. Once you've had it on pizza drizzled with olive oil and sliced parmesan cheese, it will change your world!



This delicious pizza you see above is the Vegetables Alla Griglia, with thinly sliced eggplant, caramelized onion, roasted red bell peppers, grilled zucchini, smoked provolone cheese, topped with shaved parmesan cheese, and extra virgin olive oil. I mean does anything sound better than this right now?!



Watching the amazing work the cooks do here at Goodfellas Wood Oven Pizza!




Putting the final touches on the exquisite pizzas!


They also have an amazing menu full of other great dishes. Like the above, Speidini Di Polpo, which is grilled octopus with fresh tomato, garlic, parsley, and olive oil. 



Or the Calamari Fritti, which is fried calamari with parsley, sea salt, and olive oil.



And if you are a big meat-eater, be sure to try the Misto di Salumi, which is a platter of assorted cured meats, such as smoked ham, capocollo, spicy calabrese soppressata, mortadella di Bologna, accompanied with all sorts of amazing cheeses, olives, and crostinis. 



Last but not least, an Italian meal is never complete without desert and espresso! Their to-die-for Cannoli Siciliani is filled with fresh ricotta de bufala, chocolate hazelnut Nutella, and crushed hazelnuts. Mmmm!




Without a doubt, Goodfellas Wood Oven Pizza is one of the best Italian restaurants I have been to. And I have had my fair share of Italian restaurants! If you have been or do go, please share your experience with me in the comments, or on Twitter @marquiskim, or Instagram @kimberleymarquisblog. 


Note: Goodfellas is also opening another location in the Fall of this year at 1 Old Mill Drive in Bloor West Village. Do follow them on instagram @Goodfellas_Corp 


A special thanks to the staff at Goodfellas Wood Oven Pizza for the amazing service and for hosting us. 


Photography: Ravelle Arianne


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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

My Go-To Green Juice.



When it comes to healthy eating habits, I can't say that I'm one who follows them very well. I do love my bagels, chocolate croissants, pastas, and overall junk food. I eat a lot and I do it all the time! I'm one of those whose got chocolate chip cookies and chips in my office drawer. However, I try and eat as healthy as I possibly can. One of my favourite healthy habits is actually something I recently started doing. Juicing. 

Now, if you are anything like me (not a morning person), you need something quick and easy. Juicers are great. However, they take up way too much of my time in the morning, and I personally would like that extra time for snoozing. Which is why the Magic Bullet has become my best friend. So technically, I'm not really juicing. I'm more so blending a bunch of my favourite fruits and veggies together. 

I'm absolutely in love with this daily 'morning ritual.' It's fast, simple, and most of all I feel great in the mornings. 

Below is my recipe. You can use any green vegetable, and really any fruit. 

Orange Juice. Or Almond milk, Apple juice, Grapefruit juice. 
Spinach. Or Kale
Apples.
Pineapples.
Strawberries.
Blueberries.
Lemon.
Ginger. I have been putting ginger in EVERYTHING. It is amazing. If you aren't on board yet, get on it!

BLEND!


I can honestly say this green juice has changed my life! I feel super healthy and energized. And this way I can continue with my not-so-healthy ways, and not feel terrible about it!


I am always looking for new and interesting recipes, so please share them with me if you've got something delicious! 



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Outfit of the Day: Bow-ties & Boots.








Dress French Connection  |  Leather Jacket Danier  |  Boots Aldo  |  Bracelet Aldo Accessories



It's finally getting to leather-jacket-type-weather! Couldn't be more excited to ditch the weather gear, and finally bust out some of my favourite dresses! I wore this lovely French Connection dress for Easter this weekend. It was the perfect dress for the occasion as the colours were bright and Spring-like. I paired it with one of my favourite leather jackets from Danier. 


I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend!




Photography: Ravelle Arianne



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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Profiling: Singer-Songwriter, Taya Marquis.




I may be slightly biased when I say, this singer-songwriter is an incredibly talented, driven, and captivating up coming artist, and if you haven't already heard her voice, I urge you to do that NOW! I'm talking about my lovely sister, the one and only, Taya Marquis

Growing up with her, and watching her obsess over being an artist is truly inspiring to me. In todays day and age the musical world is high competitive, and everyones got a backup plan. This young lady has never once had a backup plan. She has worked her f*cking ass off and continues to do so every single day so that her childhood dream of making it in the music industry comes true. 

Here is a little bit on Taya:


Taya grew up in Mississauga, Ontario where she attended Cawthra Park Secondary School
of Performing Arts. Upon graduating she moved to Los Angeles, California to write full-time, and pursue a career in the music industry. After being in California for 2 years, she moved back to Mississauga to study Entertainment Business Management at Metalworks Institute of Sound and Music Production. Taya has already co­wrote with platinum selling artist Ke$ha and songwriter Robert Allen who wrote “Disturbia” by Rihanna and “Forever” by Chris Brown.Today, she is currently living in Toronto, and getting her name out on the music scene. Taya has already performed for Canada’s Walk of Fame Emerging Artist Showcase, Honey Jam, Wekfest alongside Snoop Dogg, Finger 11 and Justin Nozuka, Performing on notable Television stations in Canada such as CP24 and more, and recently Opened up for Tinashe’s Aquarius Tour just to name a few. L3 Magazine has named her one of Toronto’s up and coming artists, A&R report has dubbed her one of their Artists to watch in addition to rave reviews via Boi1da.net, Best Fan Blog, Now Magazine which only scratches the surface . With growing interest in her music, Taya has recently released her first EP entitled “Woman” produced and written in collaboration of herself and producer/artist Neo Tempus. Taya is an alluring up­and­comer to watch, and has a story she has yet to share with the world.




Watch her behind-the-scenes video from her Tinashe performance:




Taya also just released her new video Obsession, which is a song I literally cannot stop singing to. You can check out the rest of her EP 'WOMAN' here: https://soundcloud.com/tayamarquis/sets/woman






If you haven't seen Taya perform yet, she's headlining her first show on APRIL 17th, at the Rivoli in Toronto!!! Come out and support the local talent! Doors open at 9pm! 



Taya & I at her first Canada's Walk of Fame performance.


You can also follow Taya on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.


Interesting Fact: TAYA is an acronym for To Advance Yourself Always.


See you all on April 17th!!




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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Outfit of the Day: Prints & Things.








Pants Winners  |  Blazer H&M  |  Shoes Aldo  |  Sunnies Marc Jacobs  |  Leopard Print Bracelet Chapters  |  Black Wrist Bracelet Aldo Accessories  | Necklace H&M



I think it may finally be SPRING in the city!! Crossing my fingers that the weather stays beautiful! I'm in love with this outfit for two reasons:


1. It's perfect for work. Super trendy because of the amazing printed pants I just happen to find at Winners. The blazer makes it a little more 'corporate' which is perfect for the office.


2. Take off the blazer and you transition right into an evening outfit. The top I'm wearing under the blazer is slightly cropped, which is perfect for a night out, if you don't have the time to get changed. And I mean, who has the time these days?!


Such a great outfit, super comfy, trendy in many ways, I just love it! 


How are you transitioning into Spring?? Drop me a line in the comments! Don't forget to follow me on Instagram @kimberleymarquisblog for more of my fashion updates!!


Photography: Ravelle Arianne


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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Everyday Essentials: What's In My Bag?


A girl's bag is very personal and can contain her entire life in there. Today on the blog I'm sharing some of my handbag essentials I cannot live without. These are just a few of of the many things I carry around.








1. Leopard Print Gloves from Marciano: Since it's winter practically 7 months out of the 12 months here in Canada, I feel these are a must in my bag!


2. At least 2 pairs of sunnies! I love my Marc Jacobs pair, and I have one cheaper pair just as a backup. 


3. Holt Renfrew's Pantone Notebook: I carry it around everywhere and jot down absolutely anything from quotes I see, inspirations, grocery lists, etc. It comes in very handy!


4. Osis Hair Powder: This is a miracle hair powder from Schwarzkopf! Add a little bit of powder to your roots for instant volume. Works much better than hairspray, in my opinion! 


5. Telescopic Mascara: I've tired a million different mascaras in my lifetime, and I have to say Loreal's Telescopic mascara is the absolute best. 


6. Nivea Cream: Great for dry hands, face, legs, etc. I always keep a mini one in my bag, just in case!


7. Make Up Forever Powder: Again, trying a million different powders for my face, I find that Make Up Forever is one of the best out there for great coverage without having to use foundation. 


8. Clinique Eye Shadow Palette: I have a few different eye shadow palette's from Clinique. I find they have a great selection of colours!


9. Three must-have lip colours: A classic red: Alarm by Rimmel London. A classic nude: Totally Toffee by Maybelline. A bold pink: Flat Out Fabulous by MAC.


10. Last but not least, can't live without my EOS lip balm


What are some must-haves in your bag? Share them with me in the comments! Or tweet me @marquiskim. And don't forget to follow me in Instagram @kimberleymarquisblog



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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Outfit of the Day: Simple Prints.











Jacket Le Chateau  |  Sweater Michael Kors  |  Pants H&M  |  Shoes Aldo  |  Accessories H&M/Aldo  |  Bag Marc Jacobs  |  Necklace India  |  Sunglasses New York



Now that winter is coming to an end, I'm slowly but surely putting away all the winter wear and pulling out the spring jackets and shoes! As you can in this post, no socks! However, there is still some snow on the ground, so just patiently waiting for it all to melt away and for some warmer weather to roll in. Outfits are so much better when it's nicer outside! 


In this post, I'm rocking some subtle printed pants. I love me a pair of good printed pants, as we all know that by now! I own way too many of them. Most of them however, are more on the causal side. These ones are actually great for work. I paired it with a simple white sweater and a chunky necklace. You can even throw on a blazer over the sweater for a more corporate setting.


Lets hope my next few outfit posts are more spring-like!



Photography: Ravelle Arianne


 
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