Foodie Swellness: Disaronno Sour recipe

Disaronno Sour cocktails at Brassaii

When the mercury rises, as it has this week in Toronto, doesn’t it just make you crave being on a patio with a cocktail in hand?

Last week, I got to check out the Canadian launch of the Disaronno Contemporary Terrace to enjoy a few Disaronno Sour cocktails. Did you know Disaronno has a lineage that dates back to the Renaissance?  The tinge of apricot along with seventeen herbs and fruit makes it a subtly sweet cocktail, perfect for after-work drinks on the patio.

(Note to self: Pick up some Disaronno next time I’m at the liquor store.)

Disaronno Sour

  • 1.5 oz Disaronno
  • 1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 lime wedge

Add ice to tumbler and pour ingredients in. Stir. Garnish with lime wedge. Serve.


Leave a Comment July 22, 2014

Fitness Swellness: Tryfit fitness class pass

Tryfit pass

Maybe you feel like you’re in a bit of a fitness rut. Or you’re just keen to add something new to your workout routine to make it a little more exciting (there’s only so many times you can run the 5k around your neighbourhood, and at some point, even the hottie instructor in Spin class isn’t enough to keep you interested and motivated during class). Then Tryfit may be just what you need to discover a new workout or studio.

This new fitness pass in Toronto gives you access to 20 specialty fitness studios around the city — with Tryfit you get to try one class at each of them over a period of six months. All for $49. When a single trial class can cost about $20 at some studios, that makes it a pretty good deal — that’s if you’re up for trekking to different spots around the T-Dot to get your sweat on.

Studios include Flirty Girl Fitness, Moksha Yoga Downtown,Think Fitness Studios and Totum LifeScience (Roxborough) to name just a few.

I’ve got mine and hope to hit up a few of the studios over the next six months. How ’bout you?


Leave a Comment July 21, 2014

Fitness Swellness: Nike Pro Bra Collection and NTC Pop-up Studio in Toronto


Wearing two sports bras at the same time because you feel that one is just not enough is a bad idea. While you might feel this is helping them from bouncing around as much, it’s unhealthy. “Women tend to wear two bras because they want things to be held tight and not to move. But it can cause a lot of downward pressure on your shoulder blade, collar bone, and all of these muscles can get strained, your nerves and ligaments can get compressed and it can constrict your breathing,” says Dr. Melinda Wu, a family physician with Women’s College Hospital in Toronto who I chatted with at the Nike Pro Bra launch. “It makes more sense to have one sports bra that properly fits, supports you, minimizes displacement and does what it’s supposed to do.”


If you’ve been on the hunt for just the right sports bra, the Nike Pro Bra Collection may just be what you’re looking for. There are five styles, 25 sizes, and you can get properly fitted for one at the NTC Pop-Up Studio that’s now open in Toronto until the end of July.

More details about the pop-up on my post over at Vitamin Daily!

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