Today marks the beginning of August, and it’s now officially time to start squeezing every last moment out of what’s left of this summer. One of our favourite things about summer is all of the incredible dessert options there are for entertaining this time of the year. We’ve picked out favourite cute dessert ideas that have our mouths watering just looking at the pictures!
Check out the details for each:
It’s no secret that wine and a good book go hand-in-hand. Whether you indulge on your own or with a group of book club members, it’s one of the best ways to relax and unwind in the summer.
Our friends at Clos du Bois have curated an amazing book list to help guide us all through the dog days of summer. From Best Beach Read to Best Foodie Fiction, the list captures all of the categories we love most.
Looking for the perfect wine to serve at your book club? Clos du Bois’ Cabernet Sauvignon is one of our favourite picks with its aromas of cassis and plum with vanilla and mocha notes; ripe black fruit flavours with vanilla spice to finish.
Without further ado…
The 2014 Teen Choice Awards aired tonight and we’re recapping all of the red carpet highlights. Check out the top trends below and let us know if you agree with our pick for best dressed!
Summer 2015 is officially the summer of the crop top and if there was one prominent fashion trend on the Teen Choice Awards red carpet it was definitely the peek-a-boo waistline.
Queens of Darkness:
Our pick for best dressed goes to Pretty Little Liars star, Shay Mitchell. The combination of the on-trend crop top, white lace detail, beautiful side braid and bordeaux lip makes this look our favourite of the night.
If having one product that can serve as your face and body moisturizer, bath oil, anti-aging skincare, makeup remover, hair treatment, nail care and treatment of scars and stretch marks appeals to you, then you may want to read on!
We’re giving away a Bio-Oil Summer Essentials prize pack worth $65 to one lucky winner.
It’s the perfect time of year to highlight a product that can help with all kinds of summer skin issues. We’re all enjoying wearing our short-shorts, tank tops, sun dresses and itsy bitsy bikinis, but that also means our skin is on display for all to see and nobody wants feel insecure about the way their skin looks. Bio‑Oil is a specialist skincare oil that is clinically proven to improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. Bio-Oil’s moisturizing properties also make it effective for aging and dehydrated skin. A truly multi-tasking oil, can be used as a moisturizer for face and body, to gently remove makeup, to condition nails and cuticles, to soften dry heels and elbows, to tame split ends, to soften and condition lips, to relieve itchiness, to soothe skin after shaving, or as a moisturizing bath oil. Bio‑Oil has garnered 184 skincare awards and is the No.1 selling scar and stretch mark product in 17 countries, including Canada.
To enter, simply click on this post to leave a comment describing how you plan to use your Bio-Oil.
Contest entry is also available on our Instagram @PinktheTown
Contest closes Sunday, August 17th.
Since starting Pink the Town back in 2012, our goal has always been to provide women with a place to connect with everything they love, both online and offline. We developed a website to feature all of our favourite topics in beauty, fashion and lifestyle, and we created Pink the Town events to allow women to experience new things, meet new people and discover new passions. We developed events for the everygirl designed to delight, teach and inspire and have always been on the lookout for new event ideas, partnerships and exciting ways that we can bring all women the pink carpet experience.
Our aim is to be the go-to place for events for women, so if you have any ideas of something you’d like to try we’d love to hear from you! Be sure to sign up as a member or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. And be sure to keep checking back often, or follow us at @pinkthetown to hear about all of our happenings. You can also check out all of our past events HERE.
Today, we’re excited to highlight our most recent Pink the Town event, a Calligraphy Workshop in partnership with Quaintrelle.ca, Post Calligraphy and The Paper Place. On Wednesday, August 30th, we gathered at The Paper Place in Toronto to try our hand at some beginner calligraphy – something we’ve always wanted to try.
The Paper Place provided some of the materials used in the workshop. If you’re looking to try calligraphy and need some supplies, The Paper Place is a great place to start. If you haven’t yet been by the store, you must! You’ll be in awe of the beautiful selection of everything from paper to pens, notecards to party straws, darling art and office supplies and everything in between.
Lisa from Post Calligraphy led our amazing group in a detailed calligraphy workshop. Her modern approach to both calligraphy and teaching made everyone feel comfortable and her work is stunning – something to aspire to. You can check out her work on an ongoing basis by following her on Instagram @postcalligraphy.
Lisa also gifted each guest with a personalized name card and their favourite quote written in calligraphy to frame. Le Dolci Cupcakes and Cakes satisfied our sweet tooth with a delicious selection of macarons. If you’re ever craving macarons, we recommend a trip to Le Dolci. Or better yet, join in on their next Macaron workshop. We plan to host another one soon so stay tuned!
We also couldn’t wait to gift our guests with totes from Ban.do to celebrate the companies launch at Hudson’s Bay in Canada! Yes, that’s right. One of our favourite brands is now available at The Bay! The black and white stripped tote with the hot pink heart was the perfect addition to our kit.
The beautiful flowers were provided by the amazing Coriander Girl.
Thanks to all of those who joined in the fun!