Rave: Happy first Anniversary Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens!

It’s
been a whole year since Loblaw gave new life to the historic Maple Leaf
Gardens, and today the store is kicking off Food’s Greatest Celebration – a weekend
of can’t miss activities and contests. 


Photo credit: JJ Thompson/medianeeds.ca
Pretty ballet dancers 

After four days of construction, 1,000 tiles of gingerbread, 5,000 mini candy canes and 700 pounds of candy (!!), the 17-foot President’s Choice® Giant Holiday Gingerbread House was unveiled and all lit up in twinkling lights early this morning. Was it ever a sight to see…

Photo credit: JJ Thompson/medianeeds.ca

Santa Claus is spending the day greeting guests from the President’s Choice® Giant Holiday Gingerbread House. Been good this year? Starting today until the end of the holiday season, Santa and his elves will be on hand inside the gingerbread house every weekend, ready for photo ops and to get a sneak peek at what’s on your Christmas list.

The
Marty Oakes Trio starts off a weekend of live music today until 3 p.m., with the
Ryan Oliver Jazz Duo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 1. The Mary Mac Duo wraps things up on Sunday, December 2 with a performance from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. With the soundtrack set, you’ll be ready to
take part in daily contests (like today’s pizza making challenge) led by top
food experts for your chance to win a ton of prizes.


Photo credit: JJ Thompson/medianeeds.ca

This lucky shopper was one of the first 400 customers through the
doors at 7 a.m. today – and won
$5,000 worth of Loblaws gift
cards!


You
know we can’t stay away from a celebration, and with this much to see, hear and
taste this weekend at the Loblaws Store at Maple Leaf Gardens – you know where to find us.  




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Rave: Jogi Health and Wellness Activewear Line

Oh, Joe Fresh Style. Just when we thought we had all the accessories, work outfits and cute bathers that we needed, you went and did it again. Enter the 42-piece Jogi collection. And to be clear – it’s pronounced Yo-gi, not Jo-gi. Clever, aren’t they?

True to Joe Fresh style, this new line of health and wellness accessories is very reasonable. How affordable? Nothing’s priced over $45.


Sold at select Loblaw stores, don’t let the name mislead you; the collection spans well beyond yoga gear. Here are some of our favourite items:

Yoga gloves, $10. For those readers who are hot yogis, you know the feelings of frustration when you’re schvitzing during downward dog. These gloves grip the mat, keeping you firmly in place. There are also yoga socks to boot. No pun intended. $10



Now we wouldn’t use the term “lazy” since we are talking about activewear items. However, something about “convenient” workout kits gives us the extra boost to get moving. Jogi launched such workout sets as the Step Set shown above, that comes with the right equipment for the focused workout you are looking for. The Elemental Jogi Kit, for example, features a non-slip yoga mat, two yoga bricks and a yoga strap to improve strength and flexibility. $40

The cardio kit also does the “convenient” trick. We can improve our cardio endurance and performance with a jump rope, or neoprene ankle or wrist weights for some added oomph. Finish it off with cushioned push-up bars, and our workout for the day is done. $25

Finally, the universal balance board. Taking us back to the playground days, these funky-looking boards are a fun way to work on your balance and core. $20


With so many different workout options, our excuses are limited. The pieces are cute, in pretty colours that motivate us to create our own gym and get jacked. Pronounced j-acked, not y-acked.