The Awful Alphabet: The fun way to learn your ABCs

Tired of the same old alphabet books and looking for a way to make learning the ABCs more fun? You need to check out The Awful Alphabet – a picture book using humour to teach children each letter of the alphabet while pointing out that sometimes things just don’t go your way. After a successful launch this past weekend, we were able to talk to Josh and Tracy – the creative minds behind this awesome new children’s book. ­What is the Awful Alphabet? The Awful Alphabet is no ordinary alphabet book but it is 100% a labour of love from Josh and I!......

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Shop Local: Valentine’s Inspired Looks

Wondering what to wear this Valentine’s Day? This is never an easy question to answer, but we were lucky enough to pair with local fashion shops SixtySix and Stitch & Stone to bring you our favourite Valentine’s Day outfits! Whether you’re planning on having a cozy night in during our current snowpocalypse, or heading out for a night of music and dancing, we’ve got you covered. Look One: Coffee and Tea  A simple blouse with a blazer or cardigan is perfect for a low-key (yet still romantic) coffee date. We paired our look with Toms ankle boots and dark......

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Local Valentine Gifts to help Nurture your Loved One

Do you have a crush on someone who treats their body like a temple? Or maybe it’s a significant other who has recently taken on a healthier way of life. If so, here are some Valentine gift ideas for your special someone, and to top it all off they are all LOCAL! Massage oil: Yes you could go to some fancy chain store to buy this product, but will they customize it? A local Holistic Nutritionist, Dana Clark, makes her own massage oils using essential oils. Using essential oils for fragrance doesn’t just make it smell beautiful, but also......

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Valentine's Day in Sudbury
Events |
February 10, 2016

Valentine’s Day in Sudbury

In case you haven’t been paying attention, Valentine’s Day is coming – quicker than you think! Still trying to plan that perfect date? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! Paint night. If you want to get crafty this Valentine’s Day, we suggest you check out Paint Social!Grab a drink and get your paint on. Don’t worry – you will be guided step-by-step through the painting by their performing artist. They are hosting events all weekend for $45. Painting starts at 7:00 p.m. so why not grab an early dinner at Respect is Burning. If you haven’t been there since the re-opening,......

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Get Hot and Nerdy This Valentine’s Day with Sudbury Burlesque

Over the last couple years Sudbury Burlesque has been raising our temperatures with their risqué and clever routines. Their shows ranging in theme from 90’s to High on Mount Olympus have given us a wide range of titillating performances. Get ready to wipe the steam from those bottle cap lenses and get the spinach out of those braces as this time Sudbury Burlesque takes on all things not so cool with Talk Nerdy to Me! With a plated meal, burlesque performances and a DJ dance party to follow this the perfect Valentine’s Day date for the lovable dork in......

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Lip-Sync Your Heart Out: LU Airbandz 2016 Raises $11,000!

Every year, Laurentian University hosts Airbandz For Cancer; an event where LU students team up, suit up, and dance and lip-sync their way to the top in front of a sold-out crowd, all to raise money for the Northern Cancer Foundation! This year’s Airbandz show was on February 6th, and raised $11,000! We talked with Joseph McGibbon, Residence Life Supervisor at Laurentian University to get the scoop on the history of Airbandz for Cancer. LU Airbandz is very popular fundraising event within the student community on campus; can you share with us the story of how it began? How......

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A gentleman's spin on "Netflix and Chill"

“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” – Robert Frost. Gentlemen, Valentine’s day is upon us which means we must strive to wow our significant others once again. To many, the classic dinner and a show may seem fitting for this warm day in a month filled with coldness. Although, there may be those of you who would like to dazzle your date with something more intimate and personal; to these individuals I say cheers, you are about to create a night to remember. With this step by step guide, your sure to create quite the memorable......

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Spotify Playlist: Love Jams
Music |
February 08, 2016

Spotify Playlist: Love Jams

It’s February, which means that there’s some unwritten rule that everything must be love themed, and I’m not enough of a free thinker to break trend. Also, everyone loves a good love song. Whether or not you’re in a relationship, everyone feels this ridiculous pressure to experience romance on Valentine’s Day, and inevitability those expectations are rarely met and make everyone feel down as hell. This year I propose that you do what I usually end up doing on Valentines Day: get drunk by myself and dance and sing along to music in the ~romantic~ ambiance of candlelight and......

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Weekly Roundup: February 8 - 12

Monday, February 8 Regional French Cuisine – France has been excelling in cuisine for centuries. Their classic foods and cheeses have also drawn foodies from all over the globe to feast “like the French”. Join us for a sampling tour of three classic dishes from different French regions – Coq au Vin, Boeuf Bourguignon, and Tarte Tatin. Cost: $70 – 6:00 p.m. @ Kitchen Bits – 1390 Kingsway LOL Sudbury Comedy Festival Presents: Jeremy Hotz – One of the most unique stand-up comics working today, Canadian born Jeremy Hotz has quickly become a proven international success. With stellar performances at the Montreal......

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20 of the Best Movies to Watch on Valentine's Day

With Valentine’s day only 8 days away, aren’t you in the mood for a good RomCom? Our team has rounded up 20 of our favourite romantic movies to watch this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re celebrating with a significant other or having a Galantine’s night in, we guarantee you will find something on this list! 500 days of Summer –  Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer (Zooey Deschanel), suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom......

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