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Sweet, Savoury & Serene, High Tea At Shangri-La, Toronto

Upon stepping into the Shangri-La, Toronto you will immediately feel a zen like presence. Enchanting Eastern influences adorn this chic and inviting space. A long modern fireplace takes centre stage and haute couture fashion designs are gracefully displayed. The Essence of Shangri-La, their signature scent illuminates the air as a pianist perfects the ambiance.

It’s a great thing that Essence of Shangri-La is available for purchase at the hotel reception desk – we personally loved the fragrance so much that we took it home with us!

Polished, gracious staff are courteous, attentive and knowledgeable, as the Shangri-La houses a collection of 68 premium globally sourced teas including a few exclusive blends. Canadian Fashion Designer, Sonny Fong is the creative genius behind the absolutely gorgeous, fresh and modern Lobby Lounge Wear Collection. Luxurious Asian prints drape and embody the staff, enhancing the ultra lux hotel vibe.

The MixMatch Ladies were in for a special treat as Chef Andrea Ferrero (Executive Chef of Shangri-La Tokyo) joined the talented Bosk team from May 8 – 12th. His sweet and savoury creations are as delicious as they are beautiful. A glass of bubbly accompanies high tea; though a vast collection of wines, cocktails and spirits is also available.

We had an amazing experience and definitely will be back. Undoubtedly a #MMMFave. We highly recommend you check it out. Everyone needs to experience this urban oasis.

High Tea is served daily from 2PM – 5PM, reservation required, Dress Code: Business Casual.


Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto

188 University Avenue

Toronto, ON M5H 0A3

(647) 788-8888







Meet Your New Makeup BFF

The MixMatch Ladies couldn’t help but fall in love with this adorable, fun and functional Sili Sponge from NuYU NEW YORK.

Not just a pretty face, the hypoallergenic Sili Sponge can literally replace your bacteria harboring brushes. Your new BFF is the perfect tool for concealer, foundation, contour, highlight and a great overall blender. We love the ease of application as well as the fact that the non absorbent surface eliminates makeup waste. Less waste equals more money for new makeup shopping for all of us! Simply wash with soap and luke-warm water after each use and voila, bye bye bacteria! Perfect for all skin types and an amazing bonus for acne prone skin.

Beautiful makeup application, paraben and cruelty free, wonderful for the environment – winning all around. The NuYU Sili Sponge definitely made it in our #MMMFaves and a must have addition to any makeup bag! Visit https://nuyuskin.com to get yours!




A Global, Flavourful Adventure At Awai

The MixMatch Ladies found themselves in plant based heaven at Awai, a definite gem in the heart of Bloor West Village. This hot spot boasts a wood-fire oven, high ceilings, beautiful décor, candlelight and hands down the best plant based food we’ve ever had. Our taste buds definitely were taken awai on an amazing culinary adventure.

An eclectic menu features delicious global flavours with unique spice blends. Anything ordered straight off the menu is a definite win, although Restauranteur, Chef Nathan Isberg has been known to forgo the menu altogether and create custom dishes. We definitely propose you go this route as you will not be disappointed.

Savoury dishes are artfully crafted and accompanied by perfect wine pairings, served up by knowledgeable and attentive staff. Gratuity is not expected but with such great service, it’s impossible not to want to show appreciation. We left in awe and highly recommend you discover Awai for yourself… everybody deserves a night of enchantment and great food!





Fun & Fearless, The Creative Gents Behind Event Circle

Upon first encountering Jakob Metz, The Activation Guru and Daniel Carson, The Director of Creativity, you will instantly feel like you’re amongst old friends. These professional, fearless, friendly and stylish guys are the mavericks behind Event Circle. A Toronto based, interactive, visual production, branding and activation photo agency.

As a bon vivant about town you may have already experienced the good fortune of being photographed at an event the EC crew has covered. From Bar Mitzvahs, and major sporting events to Toronto’s most high profile occasions, Event Circle has graced the grounds of some of Canada’s swankiest soirees. Affiliated with Magen Boys Entertainment, they form a rare and unique team that’s second to none.

Jakob and Daniel literally bring to life unique, unparalleled installations not just aesthetically but through state of the art, innovative technology. It’s no secret that quantitative content collection and data analytics produce measurable results – with a team of over twenty five devoted staff – engaging the crowd is their forte. With a charismatic, non-intrusive approach, forming trusting bonds is fun and easy – enabling the collection of concise insight into exactly who a brand’s customer is.

You may notice flamingos are a bit of an EC mascot, popping up throughout the EC website and office. Jakob & Daniel possess a bit of an affinity for the world’s most stunning and social birds. This is the perfect metaphor for the EC team! Living, thriving on and embracing challenge, while enjoying the freedom of creative expression. These guys are true trailblazers with their no limits approach.

Thus, giving a whole new meaning to the old adage, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”  While positive brand impressions are left to sink into the customer’s minds, fond memories are rooted in their hearts. Event and brand elevation at it’s finest.







Prost, Polka, Party! Canada’s First Annual Vegan Oktoberfest, A Sold Out Success

Veg Heads TO and MixMatch Marketing Inc. really know how to throw a party! Bellies were stuffed full of savory vegan schnitzel & sausage, prepared and served up by Doug McNish himself, polka kings and queens lined the dance floor excitedly eager to do the chicken dance.

The enticing smell of freshly baked soft pretzels from Dolled Up Desserts filled the air – Cheers, chants and Prost! echoed the room while Beer from Amsterdam Brewing Co. was being drunk with reckless abandon. Event Circle snapped up memorable moments with their vegan themed photo booth while patrons busily filled out ballots for exuberant raffle prizes to be won.

You guessed it – Canada’s first ever Vegan Oktoberfest took place this past Saturday night, October 22nd at Nest in Toronto! A sold out event in support of a wonderful cause, the Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank.

Everyone was welcome! Vegans and non-vegans came together in celebration of beautiful, delicious plant based nutrition and products, including some of the city’s top names.

Doug McNish
Dolled Up Desserts Baking
Sweet Teeth Vegan
Penny Candy Jam
The Pop Stand
Sweets from the Earth
Klusters, A Real Handful
Malty & Hoppy Delicacy
ANU – The Way of Shea
doTERRA Wellness

The event was an amazing success and the best part is that Veg Heads TO will be putting on a series of vegan events in the near future with plans to make Vegan Oktoberfest an annual occurrence! 2017 is already in the works!

A special shout-out from MixMatch Marketing Inc. to Brew Haikus for capturing the highlights of the evening in video haiku.

*Event and Veg Heads TO Graphic Design by Crrumb Design Agency



Toronto’s getting a vegan Oktoberfest this year

Instead of bratwurst, you can munch lettuce wraps and cauliflower buffalo wings at Toronto’s newest Oktoberfest event. Why? Because this one is 100 per cent vegan — prost to that!

Toronto’s Vegan Oktoberfest is happening on Saturday, October 22 at Nest, the nightclub on College, just east of Bathurst.

The event, hosted by Veg Heads and MixMatch Marketing Inc., isn’t just about celebrating Bavarian culture, beer and vegan delicacies; it’s also a fundraiser for the Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank. Tickets are on sale now for $15, but they go up in price on October 1.

Along with beer, music by DJ Gudrun and a photo booth, there will be plenty of vegan food vendors on site, including big names like Doug McNish. He’ll serve sausages and salad. And yes, there will also be soft pretzels available thanks to Dolled up Dessert because what’s Oktoberfest without a good sausage and pretzel?

Here are the vegan Oktoberfest vendors:

Photo by Mandeep Flora in the blogTO Flickr pool.

Read the original post on BlogTo, written by Amy Grief


Save the Date for Vegan Oktoberfest!

Gather up your lederhosen and make sure your yodeling is on point!

Veg Heads, a team of plant based foodies supporting the local culture of sustainable, delicious nutrition, is throwing the best party in town! A fundraiser in support of The Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank. Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank – TVFB

Join us Saturday, October 22, 2016 in a celebration of great friends, 100% vegan fare, music and beer at Vegan Oktoberfest 2016. We are honored to showcase some of the city’s best and brightest local vegan vendors (to be announced soon). Held at a very cool venue, Nest, 423 College Street.

Stuff your face, and dance the night away to tunes spun by our amazing DJ Gudrun. Snap up fun memories with our vegan themed photo booth provided by Event Circle and don’t forget to hashtag #vegheadsto & #VegFoodBank in all of the night’s photos. Most importantly Prost! (That means Cheers! in German)

Play a mean accordion? Are you a Polka King or Queen? Want to be part of our event? email us at info@mixmatchmarketing.com to be considered.

Vegan or non-vegan, you won’t want to miss out! EVERYONE is welcome! Doors open at 7:30PM until we can’t yodel no more!

Tickets are selling fast, follow this link to get yours!


Mac’n Cheese Festival

Last year around this time: the internet was abuzz with great reviews and friends raved about the fabulous time they had at the Mac’n Cheese Festival.
Wait a minute, Mac’n Cheese what? Where was this?  How come we didn’t know about it? Next year will be different, we promised as we swiftly entered reminders into our calendars to keep a close look out for this fabulous event.

June 3 – 5, 2016 was booked and this year was different! The typically health conscious, calorie counting, salad seeking MixMatch Ladies joined forces with thousands of foodies on a delicious adventure. A taste of heaven at the Mac’n Cheese Festival held at Ontario Place.

Suddenly we were surrounded by oooey, gooey goodness created by some of Toronto’s best and brightest chefs. With so many delectable dishes in close range, what’s a girl to do? Sample EVERTHING of course! Luckily, the MixMatch Ladies had been saving room in their tummies all week, we were prepared. We ate, then ate some more, and some more. You get the picture.

The best part is that you don’t have to wait for next year’s festival to indulge in our absolute favorites of the festival.
The truffle mac’n cheese created by the chefs of Prohibition Gastro House, was to die for. It left us craving more and more. We were so happy to hear that this dish is a staple on their menu. Prohibition, we have a feeling we will be seeing you very soon. Be sure to check them out at 696 Queen St. East, Toronto!

Dessert? Yes, please!
We have fallen in love with the perfect palette cleanser and summery dessert – The Pop Stand Ice Pops!  A gourmet, all natural treat popping up at farmer’s markets, events and fairs all across the city, when we spot their adorable cart we race to get our hands on one. So coveted, it’s not uncommon to sell out of their most popular flavors. The Blueberry Lime & Mint is a must try. Follow @popstandtoronto to keep tabs on where they may pop up, or contact (647) 625–5708 for inquiries or to place custom orders.

Was it worth the wait? Definitely!
Family friendly and fun with over 75 food, drink and artisanal vendors. Who doesn’t love craft beer, carnival games, rides and live entertainment all set on a warm summer’s night along the beach? Free admission and shuttle buses are always a bonus too!

Already looking forward to next year’s festivities, mark your calendars!


Kings of the Sliders

Chef Life

It’s official, the MixMatch Ladies have crowned the Chef Life Chefs the “Kings of the Sliders.”

We were fortunate enough to run into this super charismatic trio of amazing chefs not once but twice! Initially, a few weeks back at Midnight Market and just this past weekend at The Field of Dreams Market in support of the Jays Care Foundation. The Cheflife Chefs were serving up delicious, mouth watering, mini sliders, a definite crowd favourite. How perfect!

It’s no secret, the MixMatch Ladies love to eat and definitely have a soft spot for burgers! Natural angus beef jam-packed with smoked bacon, cheddar cheese and crispy onion strings topped with their own very special Showtime sauce. All on a lightly toasted baby bun. We simply could not resist! It was melt in your mouth deliciousness!

A really great group of guys, so hospitable and so much fun. You can catch them lighting up festivals across the GTA and beyond or at their awesome restaurant, Showtime Bistro 2761 Markham Rd. Toronto


Tiri Mini ToGo Iron

Listen up Tiridolls….us jet set fashionistas need to be on the beauty ball. Am I right? Well, we’ve got some serious love for the new mini ToGo iron with super cute travel case. Super adorbs!
It’s the exact same quality, tourmaline technology and style we’ve come to love and expect from the full size versions only super lightweight and compact. Now we can straighten, flip, wave and curl our gorgeous manes like pros. It comes in Brilliant Blue, Black Tie Affair, Radiant Red and my fave Pretty in Pink. Keep one at your boyfriend’s house and travel the world with beautiful hair. You never know who you’ll meet on vacation. Wink wink. 😘 😘