Delicious Hummus Dip Recipe

I love hummus and I wanted to make my own dip for healthy snacking and my family loves it too. Anything to encourage veggies and a healthy dip. My taste buds were calling forth the following Ingredients:


1 Can 540ml of washed and cleaned Chick Peas. Take the skins off as well.

1 garlic clove

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

A pinch of Cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp onion powder

1/4 Cup Pumpkin Seed Oil

1/4 Cup of Vegetable oil

The juice of 1/2 a lemon.


Add all the ingredients in a food processor and mix until smooth and creamy! You can always add more salt and pepper if you like. Enjoy!

This hummus came out so delicious and creamy. The Pumpkin Seed oil is so rich and lovely. You should give this a try. Delicious and healthy. Enjoy!

It’s A Celebration! Event Planning Tips And Advice

I wanted to write this article to help bring ease to planning any event. When I was planning my own wedding I had no idea about anything. But I learned so much through my experience that I wanted to share some great tips with you. I also worked with a few caterers and know about food, service and menu ideas. Feel free to ask me any questions you might have in the comments. Included in this post is a quote from my cousin who kindly offered to share her expertise with event planning.

I will first add that If you can hire an event coordinator/organizer do it! It will save you so much stress and also you will enjoy the party and be in the moment. As for me I learned though the process and I’m here to share all the details of how to go about doing things early so you don’t stress. Let’s get started.


Plan a year in advance. I’m not kidding. Some venues are booked a year in advance and also have paper work that needs to be completed. Also food tasting is involved and menu planning. You also have to establish food allergies and guest lists so yes! Plan a year in advance! Make sure all the people involved in making your event happen, show up at the venue at the right date and time. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from others. Team work makes things flow better. You can’t do everything your self.


What is your budget? Make sure you know how much you can spend and budget your party accordingly. Don’t overspend in one area because you won’t have enough money in other areas. It’s all a balance and finding the right people that will give you the best price and quality.

The first most important thing when beginning to plan an event would be deciding your date. Then making a guest list of whom you plan on inviting. Then finding the appropriate venue that will accommodate all of your invited guests. Next would definitely be the theme for your party. Following that I would work on putting the menu together. Those are some of my important party planning tips. -Eve Lacey


It is so important to have a date set. Keep in mind not to book a date too close to a holiday like Mother’s Day or Father’s Day because people usually like to do their own thing on those days. If you are planning a Church ceremony make sure that both the Venue and Church are available for you on the date that you select. Book a date that is not close to a popular Holiday.


Don’t invite the entire world! Invite people that are close to you and want to share the special day with you. You don’t have to invite everyone you’ve ever known! I personally enjoy receiving invitations that are unique and tie into the theme of the party. It’s like the prescreening event. A hint of what’s to come. A response card is very important and a RSVP date as well. Also add a food restriction area so people can tell you in advance what foods to avoid on their menu.


16 years ago I chose a venue that was used by everyone. It was a Big Fat Greek and Portuguese wedding. If I could go back in time I would use a unique venue that reflects my relationship with my husband and our characters. I would make the ceremony and event in one place instead of two places and I would find a venue that is unique and different. Maybe a building with art and architectural features that stand out like the ROM or ART Gallery. I feel that depending on your theme your venue can reflect your love and passion. I think barn weddings are beautiful and also backyard parties can be so much fun. Get some amazing party ideas on Pinterest! So many things you can pin for your party ideas.

Some venues have catering available in house and some you can bring in your own caterers. Check out the menu in both and also the cost per person. Make sure the venue can take the number of guests you planned for.

Food is very important. I feel that if you feed your guests the right food they are going to be happy. I’m a huge food lover and I’ve worked in a few venues that involve amazing food. The menu is great when they accommodate people that are vegetarian and have allergies. Always make sure they offer you various options. If you are having pasta make sure you offer a white and red sauce. Some people don’t like white creamy sauce and prefer tomato sauce instead. You can also just have an d’oeuvres party or a buffet style party. It all depends on the theme of your event. If it’s a country style party you can have BBQ. It can also be a fusion of two themes! The possibilities are endless!


Events are lovely in my opinion when they include flowers and candles. I love having flower arrangements because they look beautiful, they set the mood and smell incredible. Before buying candles always ask the venue if that’s allowed. Some venues allow small candles and some don’t allow it at all. The great thing is you can buy candles that are battery operated and still get a beautiful candlelight effect. Depending on your theme the florist can discuss what’s in season and or what will compliment your party. You can choose your colour and flowers just the way you like them.


I personally love sweets and love when there is a little candy, chocolate or cookie as a gift. I don’t like taking centrepieces. I pray to God they stop doing that at Weddings and Baptisms. Especially if they are the tall bloody vases that no one wants. Please stop the insanity! LOL Favors are a lovely way of saying thank you for coming. I personally love treats and sweets.


There are so many amazing DJ’s and the best way to see how good they are is see them in action. You can ask them to see their videos. I would totally recommend listening to the music you want and talking to the DJ to see if they have your music selection. I’ve seen a few DJ’s at events that I really liked. One is GIMMEMAR. She is amazing. The other is Lisa Monet which I saw her do her thing on Cityline Taping. So inspiring!


Photographers and videographers can be so expensive so I would totally recommend finding the right person for your budget and also read reviews. Sometimes photography students are more affordable and do a better job. Check out photographers from Universities and Collages. Ask friends and family for recommendations as well. If you spot something you like at an event keep that info for your event as well. I love photo booths at events they are so much fun.


I personally love a hand written thank you cards. It makes the memories of the event really special and it also makes you feel appreciated that you shared the special day with friends and loved ones. It’s also nice to buy handmade cards from ETSY. Hand made items are so special.

I hope this article has helped you in some way. I truly hope that your event goes amazing and remember that if something doesn’t go your way on that day it’s truly not a huge deal. It might seem it’s the end of the world but people want to see you happy and share time with you. So don’t worry about the small stuff. Enjoy your day and make special memories.

You don’t have to do what everyone else does. Traditional is not bad at all but go for what you like! If you like hand made items go for that! If you want to play your own music at your event totally do that. It’s all up to you. Don’t feel pressure to follow the “norm” what ever that is. I would totally change things if I could go back and do things the non traditional way. But that’s just me. I truly wish you all the best with any event and please feel free to ask me any questions. I’m always here to help.

#TakeyourChance CHANEL Launch Toronto

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Chance Eau Vive “You have a new opportunity” -CHANEL

The above quote speaks volumes for me!


I’ve had the most wonderful experience last week. I graciously received a VIP invitation by CHANEL to join them at the Launch of the new CHANEL Chance  at Yorkdale Mall in Hudson’s Bay. The CHANEL Chance Lounge was filled with various stations of entertainment. There was a makeup artist ( Kris Wares), DJ( Gimmemar) Photo booth, artist (Chris J. Nevin), Card reader and delicious food and drinks. I felt like I was transported to a magical place!  I took the chance and went to each station to have a new experience. I tried everything for the first time and it opened up my senses!




I had my makeup touched up by the lovely and talented Kris Wares. The lovely blogger in the photo is IG (@styleblogca). We chatted and she gave me many tips on how to apply makeup. I’ll be using these tips for my future video tutorials. 459245964597

I  took some lovely photos at the photo booth. I love photo booths so much because you get to keep those moments with you. Very nice touch to the evening.


Following the photo booth I had a Tarot card reading. It was my first time doing this. I wasn’t nervous at all actually. It was a positive reading and accurate too. Following my Tarot card reading the lovely artist Chris J. Nevin drew a sketch of me. I adore it and I’m framing it for my office.


I also had my hands massaged with one of the new creams. Did you know that all the Chance fragrances have lotions, creams, and they even have hair fragrance without alcohol! You’ve got to stop by The Hudsons Bay and smell them! They are amazing!



The Four  Fragrances

Chance Eau Vive ( A wave of energy. A boost of vitality, explosive character, floral-zesty)

 Chance eau FRAÎCHE ( Natural and casual, vibrant and sparkling, happiness and fantasy.)

 Chance eau Tendre ( A delicious caress. A burst of tenderness. A poetic whisper. Wrap yourself in CHANCE EAU TENDRE It is a soft and delicate fragrance.
A special moment to savour with chance. )

Chance  (Unpredictable by nature. Candid, sincere and joyful.
Go with the optimism of CHANCE. It is a surprising fragrance that is reassuringly authentic. A captivating one-to-one with chance.)

I tried them all and It was hard to decide on just one. I really love the Eau Tendre. I love the sweetness of it.  The bottles are beautiful, simple and elegant. I truly want them all in my collection.


Thank you so much to CHANEL for the invitation. Thank you to all the lovely people and artists. It was a magical and fun filled evening. I’m truly grateful and I will always remember the wonderful and special moments shared that evening.

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“Make-up which brings the joy of being yourself, only better.”

-Eric Antoniotti

Hello my lovely friends! I’m here to share with you a lovely evening that I had at the Clarins VIP Party Hosted by the amazing and talented Dave Lackie. I am very lucky that I was selected for this amazing opportunity and I’m here to share this wonderful experience with you.

Here is the wonderful and inspirational Dave Lackie with yours truly @bestdayblogger




This party was a very special one because it is one of my favourite beauty and skincare brands.

This year Clarins Celebrates 60 Years!

Happy Birthday Clarins!

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I’m truly grateful that I attended this amazing party. It was held at the Arcadian Courts on 401 Bay Street, 8th Floor. The service and food is truly amazing.  The evening started with amazing d’oeuvres and drinks. The beautiful Clarins Products were beautifully displayed around the room.



The decor was so elegant and the food very delectable!

The party started off with the amazing Dave Lackie introducing us to the wonderful, creative and inspirational Eric Antoniotti who is the International Artistic and Training Director for Clarins.

“Eric Antoniotti collects passions: the theatre (as spectator and actor), country walks, sculpture, gemmology, botany with a particular love of orchids and…beauty. From Tokyo to Mexico and New York, he reveals the natural radiance of women across the world. Meet a Man whose mantra is Life and Harmony. ” -Clarins

From left to right: The amazing and inspiration Dave Lackie who is the Editor of BEAUTY the guide & CityLine beauty expert, followed by Cityline Videographer  Patrick Reynolds and Eric Antoniotti who is the International Artistic Training Director for Clarins.


These fine gentleman were the perfect hosts for the evening with wonderful speeches, interviews and beauty tutorials. I learned so much about skincare, beauty and make-up application.

I had my lovely picture taken by the amazing photographer of the evening David Hawe who captured this photo which was tweeted out by the amazing Dave Lackie. In this picture are two wonderful ladies. From the left to the right is yours truly Bestdayblogger with the amazing Connie Peixoto and the lovely Julie-Lynne McCann.

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The evening was perfect and I truly enjoyed watching the makeup tutorial by Eric Antoniotti. You can see a couple of clips in my video of Eric Antoniotti applying makeup to the lovely model. 2519

Thank you to all the lovely people that I met at the Party! A truly magical and unforgettable evening!

Thank you to Clarins, Dave Lackie, Eric Antoniotti (International Artistic and Training Director for Clarins), Danielle La Roche (National Public Relations Director for Clarins Canada),  Émilie (Social Media Clarins Canada) and all the lovely friends I made that evening.




Special thank you to these lovely ladies! I hope we meet again!


connie peixoto

Julie-Lynne McCann

Cookie Gigan


Thank you again for an unforgettable evening!

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