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Charidise, I Love You.

Hello Foodie Friends!

It’s been a while but I’m back with a food post, and a pretty damn good one to be real with you.

We all know Toronto is BOOMING with quaint and tasty little establishments all across the city, and more parcticularly the Downtown Core. No matter where you look, turn or try to hide we often find our will power oppressed by some sweet or savoury force with a bright sign leading us to the all great and powerful, food.

I mean even just taking a gander on Instagram now leads to an evening date at a place you may have never even heard of until just 5 minutes ago. Which is precisely how I came across AND ended up at Charidise last week.

Charidise, 27 Baldwin Street

Located at 27 Baldwin Street, nestled into the heart of Baldwin Village just North of Dundas Street at the Art Gallery of Ontario; this Taiwanese restaurant specializes in multiple unique dishes and a healthy choice of desserts. Just head on over to their Instagram for yourself, @charidise_gourmet, guaranteed you’re going to be the next to go. What really caught my attention was their Honey Toast, and when I called up a friend to extend the invitation there wasn’t even the slightest of hesitation from their end.

So we made our way…

I myself ordered the Strawberry Santa Sundae and my friend ordered the Popcorn Chicken and the Cotton Candy Honey Toast, while substituting the bananas with strawberries. Funny enough I didn’t end up with what had originally drove me there, but I’m not going to complain either way.

Strawberry Santa Sundae
Popcorn Chicken
Cotton Candy Honey Toast, with Strawberries instead of Bananas

Firstly, the service at Charidise is definitely up to par with not only the quality of food, but also the price being paid. You can expect to spend a good $40-$50 CAD between two people easily after meal, dessert and a soda to drink; which isn’t entirely bad for a cute date night out in the city. Secondly, the food and desserts were magnificent, I mean really…

The Strawberry Santa Sundae was a journey on its own from start to finish. It began with ice cream and as I ate I broke into spoonfuls of strawberry sauce and fresh cheesecake, keeping me on edge until the end. We then dove into the Popcorn Chicken, yes after dessert, and it was something I’d never tasted before. Seasoned with fresh herbs and spices joined by a tender crisp, not to mention sensationally fresh chicken; each piece hit the spot on target.

Popcorn Chicken

Now of course I need to take a moment to shoutout the Cotton Candy Honey Toast and all the holliness that it bestowed upon my taste buds. I mentioned that we substituted strawberries for the bananas and it was magical paired with the Nutella drizzel across the golden crisp, sweet and perfectly baked Honey Toast base. It was heaven in every bite, and well worth the wait for it.

The atmosphere was super warm and inviting, with an upstairs area accessible at certain, peak, times. We spent about an hour at Charidise before attempting to walk off what we had just devoured, attempting being said loosely.

I imagine I’ll be making my next visit back to Charidise quite soon and I’ll be looking to explore the menu further. Who’s with me?

Check out www.charidise.com and indulge yourself, you won’t regret it.

Stay Sweet,

pG.

Biotherm Life Plankton Mask || Week 2 || Day 2

One of my favourite about doing something like The 7 Day Mask Challenge is the fact that my skin consistently looks so fresh and clean, which is more than I could ask for; when it comes to beauty products anyways.

Today I’ll be reviewing my experience the Biotherm Life Plankton Mask as my choice for Day 2 of The 7 Day Mask Challenge.

So this mask made it into my possession by pure fluke seeing as how I hadn’t purchase it but rather it was gifted to me. And yes, gifting me a new mask I’ve yet to try is never a bad idea. When I began researching the benefits of Life Plankton and some of the other products that it can be found in, I became eager to crack open my own Biotherm Life Plankton Mask for a go at it myself.

Incase you aren’t sure what the benefits of (Fermented) Life Plankton aren’t either, here’s a brief overview:

  • Developed by Biotherm Biologists,
  • Micro-Organism,
  • Extreme regenerative properties. 

Although it’s a mask my skin my not necessarily need, it definitely doesn’t harm to gain from the benefits of Life Plankton in a sense of just keeping the skin healthy and nourished. And even if you an oiler skin type, hydration won’t ever kill you.

I give you…

Biotherm Life Plankton Mask

Here’s what the manufactures have to say…

  • Hydrogel facial mask,
  • Use twice-weekly when your over-scheduled skin shows up damage, appears lifeless, feels dry and tights, looks red and irritated,
  • Sheet Mask inspired, Hydrogel texture wraps skin,
  • Visibly brighter and dewy skin.

What I personally love most about this mask is that it’s application is not only easy, but since it’s an overnight mask it simplifies the process of the pm routine on evenings when it’s used. Bonus.

I usually use the The Body Facial Mask Brush to apply this mask, after removing my makeup and going through my evening cleansing process. I also make sure that I’ve toned my skin and applied my eye cream before applying an overnight mask, as it’s the final step in an evening routine and you want to ensure that is so when you are using one; unless instructed otherwise.

The Biotherm Life Plankton Mask has a lovely cooling sensation when it’s applied, and you can honestly feel the Hydrogel wrapping your skin as suggested. And although it tickles, it definitely feels soothing and hydrating. The great thing about this mask is that it also dries extremely quickly so you aren’t waiting and hour before you can go to sleep, which means a longer one. Another bonus.

The next day I prefer to wash my overnight masks off with an exfoliating cleanser and the one I used this morning won’t be on the market until Thursday, but I’ll be back with more about that product then. The reason for this is to ensure that you’ve gotten all of the mask residue from the one that sat wrapping your face all night off of your skin, and to make sure that any foreign debris that may have got stuck in your pores is now also long gone. The result: 

  • Smoother,
  • Radiant,
  • Softer,
  • Calmed,

… skin.

I definitely recommend the Biotherm Life Plankton Mask to anyone in need of repair and revitalizing, deep hydration, extreme soothing and/or just a nice cooling mask after a day of wear-and-tear. Any skin type.

Tomorrow I’ll be back with a Multi-Mask combo with two of my personal faves, so check back after 6 pm for that post and all the luxurious details. Until then be sure to keep exploring what’s out there and let me know if you find anything worth spending some time playing around with.

Stay Calm and Mask On,

pG.

L’Oréal Pure-Clay Mask Exfoliate & Refining Treatment || 7 Day Mask Challenge || Week 2 || Day 1

Well here it is, the beginning of 7 days of indulgence; which is not unusual for myself anyways.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, my mask routine can be quite intricate sometimes and even I wonder how, or why. And then I think to myself, “it’s because you enjoy not only looking clean, but feeling good as well.” Don’t we all? Which it’s why I’m sharing my love for Professional Masks over the next few days, so maybe you’ll fall in love as well.

Last night I kicked off The 7 Day Mask Challenge Week Two with one of L’Oréal’s 3 Pure-Clay Masks. The one I went with, L’Oréal Pure-Clay Mask Exfoliate & Refining Treatment. Before I dive into the mask itself, let’s take a look at what some of the designated benefits are from this product…

L’Oréal Pure-Clay Mask Exfoliate & Refining Treatment

 

  • 3 Pure-Clay’s and Red Algae Extract,

  • Potent Pure-Clays and Volcanic Rock exfoliate dead skin on face and smooth surface imperfections,
  • Addresses rough skin deep clogged pores,
  • Imperfections are less visible.

The reason I decided to begin with this bad-boy is because it’s ability to cleanse deeply makes it a good start to any week of consistent masking; to eliminate debris and oils that linger in our pores. That way we don’t trap any unwanted entity in our pores before treating the skin.

After doing my usual double-cleanse, one to remove my makeup and the other as an extra-precautionary step to ensure the skin is super-clean, I threw on my toner and then went ahead with applying the mask. I use a mask brush to restrict my use of product but to also make sure I get an even and visible application.

The mask sits on the skin for about 10 minutes before needing washed off. Now since this mask has small exfoliating particles it’s suggested that we apply a small bit of water to the dry mask and massage gently before washing off entirely. This added feature ensure the exfoliating process takes place fully, and you definitely want to do that.

My thoughts on the mask overall are that it’s extremely effective: it cleanses my pores deeply, it definitely refines the texture of my skin for a smoother feel and look, as well as making sure my complexion is warm and even. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be a staple part of my routine.

I would recommend the L’Oréal Pure-Clay Mask Exfoliate & Refining Treatment to anyone looking for a gentle exfoliation, in search of refined pores and smoother skin. Preferably a normal to oily skin type.

Tomorrow I’ll be back with Day 2 of The 7 Day Mask Challenge Week Two as I begin to get even more in depth with my favourite mask routines.

Smoother is always better,

pG.  

Week Two || Professional Masks

One of the questions I often face from many people is, 

What’s the difference between a Sheet Mask and Wash-Off/Professional Masks?

… so I decided to do a little project and point out some of those differences.

Two weeks ago I did 7 days straight of Sheet Masks and starting tonight I’ll be doing the same with different Professional Masks.

The key difference between a Professional Mask and a Sheet Mask is that Professional ones are more targeted treatments, and can offer deeper cleanses while doing so. In essence, someone with a more complex/oily skin type may want to use Professional Masks over Sheet Masks, in order to help address the specific needs and concerns at hand.

… and I love my Professional Masks.

Here’s my schedule for my 7 Day Mask Challenge, Week Two, Professional Masks:

  • May 19th: L’Oréal Pure Clay Pore Refining Mask,
  • May 20th: Brothers Life Plankton Mask,
  • May 21st: Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Energizing Radiance Mask + Kiehl’s Calendula and Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask,
  • May 22nd: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Mask,
  • May 23rd: Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask + Kiehl’s Calendula and Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask,
  • May 24th: Kiehl’s Cilantro and Orange Pollutant Defendant Mask,
  • May 25th: L’Oréal Pure Clay Brightening Mask.

Intricate, isn’t it?

Much like with The 7 Day Mask Challenge, Week One, I’ll be posting daily about my experience with each mask and what I enjoyed about it.

So check back tomorrow for Day 1’s post, and keep in mind you may be encouraged to try a new mask or two once we get started… and I wouldn’t blame you.

TGIF,

pG.

The 7 Day Mask Challenge || Week One || Day 2

Yesterday I shared my experience with the SNP Charcoal Mineral Black Ampoule Mask and my positive results overall. Right after posting that I went on to my Day 2 Sheet Mask, the Etude House Hyaluronic Acid Mask.

The mask itself is obviously much different from the one that I did the night before, in the sense that it’s more hydrating than pore tightening. The reason for the change in benefit is because you never want to over-nourish OR over-stimulate the skin with products offering the same results, on back to back days anyways.

That being said I began Day 1 with pore tightening and followed with the hydrating mask to offer a balance in the skin, before going at Day 3 of The 7 Day Mask Challenge.

Let’s take a look at Day 2’s mask choice…

Etude House Hyaluronic Acid Mask

Retailer’s description:

  • Low-irritant mask made of breathable o.2mm air sheet,
  • Contains Hyaluronic Acid,
  • Provides intense moisture and smoothness to skin.

Personally I’m often drawn to products that use Hyaluronic Acid in their formulation because my skin drinks it like I drink water. I usually have a lot of dehydration in my skin due to wearing makeup and a filthy addiction (that I’m slowly kicking), so the HA really does wonders for carrying that H2O back into my skin. 

The mask itself was drenched in the Hyaluronic Acid formula and at moments it may have felt slightly uncomfortable, like the drops of serum dripping down my neck for example. I’ll definitely take note of this when using any Etude House mask in the future. Regardless I kept it on for 15 minutes in total to ensure that I was going to see the right end result, being smoother skin and more hydrated skin.

And are those are the results I felt, saw?

Yes they were, definitely. Although there was no DRASTIC change in the quality of my skin post-usage it definitely felt nourished and soft, which all of us can potentially benefit from.

Would I run to the store to pick this up?

Probably not, there’s other masks on the market that I’d rather try instead.

Overall I give the Etude House Hyaluronic Acid Mask a 2/5 stars for Sheet Masks.

Tonight I’ll be indulging in my third mask of The 7 Day Mask Challenge, and I’ll be back tomorrow with a follow-up post.

For now, leave a comment with what hydrating Sheet Masks you use in your routine.

Hydrating is key,

pG.

SoCIAL LITE Vodka Keeps it Lo-Cal for the Weekend

Back in August of 2016 at an event being held just outside of Toronto I was privileged to be introduced to an impressive new drink, SoCIAL LITE Vodka. It currently retails in Alberta, British Colombia as well as Ontario. Now I wish I could describe to you the heat that day in a way that would allow you to comperehend my immense need for a crisp refreshment; this after standing out in the scorching sun for a short while. While my desire manifested some more I became interested in a conversation I was hearing from just across the grass at another tent, “… cool, refreshing and light…,” is what I overheard. I took it as a sign and quickly ran over to the tent bearing the 355ml black and lime-green cans, with drops of ice-water running down their exteriors. 

Photo by @darreneaglescreative

It was then and there that I became acquinted with Dan Beach, Executive for SoCIAL LITE Vodka; as he first shared with me the story of how the drink, and brand, came to be. He explained that himself and two of his friends (Kevin and Neetu), whom all maintained an active lifestyle, wanted to find a way to indulge in a healthy social life without any reprocussions; whether that be a hangover the following day or poor health that can be developed from drinking alcohol. We are all susceptible nonethless. It all began in their kitchen and soon became something bigger than it was potentially expected to be. Since it’s conception they have grown to retail their product in 3 provinces while introducing two new flavours. To boot, they have now intergrated Arlene Dickinson from Dragon’s Den into their SoCIAL LITE Vodka family to strengthen it even more. 

Once I had heard all of this, Dan poured me a sip from the slender can decorated with chic-green and black branding into a plastic cup. I threw it back and my love was instant.

The original flavour, Lime Ginger, is absolutely to die for; tangy but not bitter, refreshing but not powerful, and fizzy but not too overwhelming. Lime is certainly the dominant flavour with hints of ginger in every sip, blended into a vodka-soda. It is no wonder that it has become such a difficult item for LCBO to keep on their shelves. The kicker here is that the flavours are 100% natural with no added sugars or artificial flavours, weighing in at a super-light 80 callories. It is safe to say that you could pound a few back and not become a haggard Haggrid the following day. What a DREAM!

While the brand continues to grow the two new flavours they have developed and launched are Lemon Cucumber Mint as well as Pineapple Mango. These additional flavours are currently available in Alberta and British Colombia, so us Ontarians must sit patiently and await their release onto shelves in an LCBO nearest us.

Photo by @darreneaglescreative

Being someone who has partied hardy for a few years of my life I am definitely resistant to the possibility of being consumed by a hangover after a night-out, or even a night held at home. I have suffered my fair share from doing so and truly despise wasting a full day for a good night; there is no balance in doing so, not for me anyways. This is why SoCIAL LITE Vodka is the ideal drink for myself to indulge in when I chose to drink, which is really just on the occassion. If you are anything like me a sugar-filled drink will give you a massive headache, which is why I am glad I could share with you this beautiful creation that I myself was also personally introduced to.

Thank you, Dan Beach. 

Photo by @darreneaglescreative

If you prefer a drink that requires a smaller commitment in terms of the reprocussions associated when it drinking, you must look no further. SoCIAL LITE Vodka will become your saving grace as it has been mine.

With that being said it is Friday after all, so a TGIF to you with hopes for a pleasant weekend ahead.

Stay In-Control.

Peter. =D 

New Looks, Courtesy of BonLook 

Eyeware.

The absolute bane of my existence.

Last week I posted about My Toronto Eaton Centre Top 5 Shops with BonLook being one of them. This on-the-rise eyeware retailer is a native Canadian-based brand from Montreal, with 8 stores currently open to the public. I easily became intrigued by their advertised price for a pair of frames and lenses at a much lower price than other stores, $135 CAD; $185 CAD if you require their super thin lenses for a heavier prescription. Once they finally opened-up shop at the Toronto Eaton Centre near the end of 2016 I took full advantage of their fantastic pricing, and also beautiful collection.

The staff at the Toronto Eaton Centre location are not only incredibly friendly but also come from such a genuine place when selling. From the greeting to the sale, the service is extremely polished. The representative whom helped me was able to create an ultimately seamless experience and after some serious browsing with her at my side, I was able to chose my pair.

Trailblazer in Woodland Plaid
Trailblazer in Woodland Plaid

The Trailblazer in Woodland Plaid, do they not just sound Canadian? These are the bad boys that would finally give me some character and not just be, I hate to say it, basic. With blues, pinks, blacks and other colors in a plaid pattern decorating the frame which is light, slim and shaped to fit my face to perfection; I fell in love instantly. They are definitely my favorite pair of fames I have owned to date so it is no surprise that I waited to anxiously to pick them up after ordering them. 

Nearly three weeks is what it took to get them and I ordered them into the store, despite the home delivery option. I will not sit here and complain because there is an automated email system and online interface through their website that keeps the process fully transparent. What makes BonLook special is that they cut out the middle men/women from the entire operation. No outsourced distrubution centre or mail delivery service.

Trailblazer in Woodland Plaid

Coming from someone who has purchased glasses of all sorts from LenaCrafters, Hakim Optical and Clearly Contacts with a with a heavy +5.50 in both eyes, I can assure you that the quality of my new friends from BonLook do not compare. I already mentioned the light weight that the frames bear but I must also comment on the sleek design that makes them feel slightly more compact, yet durable, than others do when folded into resting. Being the clumsy nugget I am at times I have already knocked them once or twice, despite every intention to avoid doing so, and they have yet to succumb to owner-inflicted damage just yet; I knocked on wood, not to worry. This is a true testament to their overall durability thus far.

After a week of wear I can honestly say that I am beyond happy with how they feel and look, and I am definitely enjoying the compliments; as would anyone. What I will say with certainty is thay if you are in the market for a new pair of specs I should urge you to explore your options at BonLook before pounding down your gavel on a decision elsewhere. Take it from me and try something new. You will not regret it but in the case that you do, you know where to find me.

Keep in Vision,

Peter. =D 

DECIEM The Abnormal Beauty Company, Deviance that Trends

Only a few years ago, in 2o13, DECIEM hit the market by trade with their ‘Abnormal’ approach to Skincare, and well the Beauty Industry as a whole. They carry their own brands of Skincare, Haircare and Bodycare: NIODHylamideThe Chemistry BrandThe Ordinary./’stemm/FountainhifWhite Rx and AB CREW.  At some point you may notice and be drawn to the very unusual, simple yet visually appealing marketing and advertising that can be seen in and around Toronto; more recently when the company opened the doors to their first store on Queen Street early in the summer of 2016. To elaborate on what I mean when I say simple, what you see is the black and white colour scheme that emphasizes DECIEM The Abnormal Beauty Company as the consistent branding. 

Quite like the modern and simple approach to the company branding, boutiques are now popping up accross the city, Yorkville and The Distillery District to name a few, as well as across the world; they also carry an open-concept, loft-style shopping experience that correlates to the overall concept. In a day and age where marketing teams are using all angles to target markets across the globe and SEO organizations are monitizing clicks, it makes sense to let the products do the talking. One may call it, unusual.

DECIEM The Abnormal Beauty Company is a name I haven’t quite been able to escape lately, and to no surprise my curiosity gets the best of me again today and I make a visit to their small but well-stocked boutique at Parliament and Carlton with the intention of try something new. Since I work for another Skincare company myself it’s not often that I deviate away from the norm and dip my fingers into something other than what we retail, and I mean literally. However this feels like the appropriate time to do so with a peeking interest. I throw on my jacket and head out the door just two blocks East of the intersection I currently live at. 

DECIEM The Abnormal Beauty Company, 242 Carlton Street

When I arrive I open the door and take a step inside an Apothecary that differs from any other, I instantly become a kid in a newly discovered candy store. The interior, which is a warmly designed open-concept, invites with a beautiful plank table and bench that sits center to the products lining the brick walls of the studio retail space. Without hesitation I instantly become drawn to the shelf that retails the boosters, serums and primers. Currently my skin is extremely dehydrated and I’m in need of a new primer so this seems to be the right direction, keeping in mind to explore the rest of this heavenly place after finding what I need. 

To my surprise, it doesn’t take me long despite the array of Beauty strung out across the store.

Options live at DECIEM The Abnormal Beauty Company and it’s clear to anyone who enters one of their stores, or even checks out their website. For that reason it helps to ask for assitance from one of their representatives or do some research online prior to seeking your own experience. Last night when I did my digging via the web I came across a primer and serum I want to incorporate into my routine. The Hylamide Finisher HA Blur and The Ordinary. Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 serum are my choices. Knowing that these are what I came for I gather them and place them aside as I explore some more. 

NIOD

The lady behind the cash-wrap who provides a small greeting when we first arrive needs to be probed for answers, unlike some stores where customer service representatives are willing to provide the insight without the initial inquiry. So I probe on through her sweetness. When doing my research last night I also become intrigued by a product from the AB CREW line called the Hair Minimizing Body Hydrator which is supposed to minimize the re-growth of body hair post-removal. Neat, huh? A hydrating body lotion that stunt’s the growth of hair after a shave or wax. Enough said, you can count me in. She continues on to explain to me what I already know based off of my experience on www.deciem.com, so I allow her back to her desk to continue on working away as she was.

The Ordinary. Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 and the Hylamide Finisher HA Blur

After about another 10 minutes of analyzing products and ingredients while exciting myself ridiculously over things I probably don’t need/ already have, I approach the desk to make my purchase. While the kind and beautiful young lady rings me through she shares with me some company information and it delights me to hear that the products are a Toronto-based brand(s) made right here in the city. This helps to explain the ridiculously low cost of a highly-active serum and primer for only $29.15 CAD with tax. If your jaw just dropped, rightfully so. She delightfully hands me my bag with my goodies and I snap a few photos of the luxuriously modern boutique before heading out. 
I can’t help but stress that you do yourself the service and find the time to trek on over to one of the few locations now being offered by  DECIEM The Abnormal Beauty Company. This includes Seoul in Korea, as well as Melbourne and, soon, Sydney in Australia. It’s clear that they have something working exceptionally well for them and it’s worth it to make the discovery now while it still remains much more personable and than other brands on the market, while also keeping to their philosophy by beautifully different. 

I’ll also be following up in two weeks with my results after beginning to use today’s haul, keep posted.

Stay Deviant,

Peter. Xo 

Heavenly Infusions 

Working retail can sometimes make it difficult to find the time to be the Urban-Explorer we all want to be, at least that’s what I find anyways. But don’t get me wrong, I love what I do for a living. I finally have a day off to do some of that exploring and experience a new spot or two somewhere in the heart of the city which is why Infuse Cafe (IG: @infusecafe) becomes the perfect place to start. Prepared with my writing tools I walk down Yonge street to Infuse which is just north of the Ryerson University campus, 354 Yonge Street; an ideal spot to lure in caffeine deprived students looking for a more natural alternative compared to some of the other choices in the area. A small but quaint joint gloved by aromatic smells of Herbal/ Organic Teas that are being infused, nestled between a McDonald’s and Swiss Chalet on a busy main street; it’s interior is white and lined with mild decor consistent with branding that appeals to the organic nature of the brand, essentially creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for anyone looking to unwind and try something new in the process.
  
I walk in and find myself being greeted by an extremely warm and polite young gentleman at the brewing bar/ cash wrap who invites me over as he notices my increasing curiosity, while I gaze in awe at the equipment lining the bar currently in action brewing another customers’ drink. The technology they use in-house is BKON’S Reverse Atmospheric Infusion system otherwise known as RAIN. He picks up on the fact that it was my first time, I must seem that taken back by what I was seeing, and so he begins to explain the concept behind the branding as well as the many menu options. He goes on to explain the Fair Trade nature that Infuse Cafe (www.infusecafe.ca) and Infuse Teas (www.infusetea.ca) stand by which excites me to the bone as I myself work for a company that is heavy in philanthropic values. Not only is Infuse Fair Trade but all cups and straws are made of 100% biodegradable material. Seamless; would best describe the effort needed to connect to the Infuse Cafe mission on a personal level and this is what we should want to see more of as we leave 2016 behind and venture forward into 2017. To boot, 95% of the Teas at Infuse Cafe are certified by Quality Assurance International (QAI) with the Organic Symbol and this just reiterates their commitment to quality and how this company services not only its’ customers, but also the environment.

Taken from @infusecafe on Instagram

Once we find my Tea, which is the Orange Blossom (and it is mighty ‘bless’, no shame to bare), the gentleman invites over me to watch the RAIN infuse my Tea with the numerous vacuum-like operations that the system has. Keep in mind there are over 50 different Coffees, Teas and Specialty Drinks to choose from so any bit of direction should be welcomed with open arms when a visit is made to Infuse Cafe for the first time. The BKON RAIN system in use provides a richer and more full bodied taste to Teas and Coffees by using, and I quote, “…multiple vacuum cycles which allow for extraction to occur at the deepest layers of cellular structure.” As someone who sells cosmetics products and is subjected to language similar to this, I take a second to realize how scientific this experience was in-fact becoming and how revolutionary this entire concept is. Infuse is not mass-marketed, mass-produced nor popular on a global scale (yet…) but may surpass many other of it’s competitors sheerly off of it’s commitment to quality but also due to it’s impressive level of transparency. The way I see it, enhanced beverages accompanying an enhanced experience.

For the next hour I sit at the window with my Tea in hand while doing some writing, and during this time I get the opportunity to connect with Infuse Cafe on Instagram personally. They reach out to me through a private message which instantly makes me feel that much more at home. A no brainer at this point, I know I make the right decision in checking out Infuse Cafe on my day off. Between the greeting, knowledge and service offered a short while ago when I first walk in, to the forward-thinking tools that produce the delectible Orange Blossom Tea I just finish; I must suggest taking a trip to one of Infuse Cafe‘s current two locations as a wise and unregrettable experience to any Urban-Dweller in Toronto. 

Taken from http://www.infusecafe.ca

Stay Sweet,

Peter. Xo