Lisa Kozoriz
Lisa Kozoriz lives in Toronto's East End. When she's not knitting cat toys, she enjoys a pint or three at her local pub and hosts living room dance parties. She also writes a lifestyle blog featuring food, culture and local happenings at with her sister.

Entries by Lisa Kozoriz

My Years as a Strip Club Coat Check Girl

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2014 | 12:23 PM

Days after I graduated high school, many moons ago, I sat my mother down for a heart to heart. We concluded that we were wasting our lives living in the suburbs and we began apartment hunting in the city.

My mom is a cool cat who always looks after...

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I'm 36 - It's Time to Get My Braces Off

(6) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 8:06 AM

Almost three years ago, I decided to live out a teenage nightmare and I signed up for braces to correct my raging overbite.

In my previous posts I described my experience of having braces as grown up lady as well as the surprise jaw surgeries and gum grafting that...

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My Adventures in Gum Grafting

(2) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 4:40 PM

I had been studying my gums on a regular basis noting how it wouldn't be too much longer until I could see the roots of my canine teeth. This alarmed me. What also alarmed me was the fact that I could not afford to do a damn thing about it....

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The Road to Perfect Teeth: One Gal's Quest

(10) Comments | Posted October 2, 2013 | 11:41 AM

I've had braces on my (finally straight!) teeth for over two years now and I have been documenting the trials and tribulations along the way. You may have been horrified/enlightened by my previous posts where I discussed eating, not eating and reconstructive jaw surgery.

Aside from braces,...

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The Joys of Jaw Surgery (and Other Adventures on the Road to Perfect Teeth)

(8) Comments | Posted January 20, 2013 | 2:40 PM

I made the decision to get braces put on my severely misaligned teeth two years ago. As you may or may not know, Canada has some great health care options. But in Ontario, we citizens pay out of pocket for all dental services unless we have a health insurance plan...

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Eating My Way Through Italy -- With Braces

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 4:11 PM

I entered the years-long journey into adult braces in 2011. After months of consultations, x-rays and other minor tortures, I finally received a set of brackets on my lower teeth. 

A coworker sympathized and tried to prepare me. "Say goodbye to sandwiches," she said. Bull, Nazli! I thought. But dear...

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