True Restaurant’s Chicken Ballotinne

Prospere Magazine first came across True Restaurant in 2008 when it first opened in Yorkville.  This green and locovore-friendly restaurant has an amazing list of foods, ranging from pastas and pizzas to entrees like the chicken ballotine.  Stuffed with mixed nuts and dried fruit, the chicken is, in addition to the traditional potatoes and vegetables, […]

Quick Holiday Cooking Tips

Logan Niles With money being tight all over and holiday festivities feeling the squeeze here are a handful of great holiday food and party tips to keep you from getting “Scrooged” out of a good time. Share and Share Alike It seems the days of cookie swaps are fading as we become more health conscious […]

The Key to Creating a Sustainable Stress-free Future

Leslie Bennett, Leadership and Coach Facilitator Pain and stress usually go hand in hand. The key to relieving stress begins with understanding it. The Canadian Mental Health Association suggests many people believe stress is an event that happens to them such as an injury or a promotion. Others believe stress is our response to an […]

Hats and Vintage Clothing at Chateau Laurier!

Erin Easterbrook Hundreds of people browsed through the annual antique clothing sale at the Chateau Laurier recently, looking for bargains and unique fashion items from the 1900s to the 1970s. The 25th vintage sale anniversary drew men and women of all ages, who picked-over the men’s and women’s clothing, jewellery, linens, and collectibles on offer […]

The Recessionista’s Guide to Holidays

T.U. Dawood Did you ditch Holiday cards last year because of the Recession?  Are you dreading Secret Santas and holiday gift giving this year because your budget is just not what it used to be?  Have you not got yourself a special outfit to wear to the office Christmas party because it’s simply too much […]

Evan Biddell Sale at Chasse Gardee

Cynthia Cheng It was a night where fashion met multimedia art on November 25 as Evan Biddell’s “End of Decade” sale transformed Queen Street West boutique, Chasse Gardee, from shoe store to art centre. Featuring a multi-media window display by Jol Thomson, who had a show at Toronto’s Distillery District a few days later. The sale […]

FastLane Goes High Tech!

Cynthia Cheng FastLane had its recent networking event at Woo, an Asian buffet restaurant right in the heart of the city. Featured at the event was the return of HiTech Tattoos, previously a regular fix at FastLane.  As usual, they were there to personalize people’s mp3 players and phones.  With the theme being technology, there […]

Gorgeous Dresses Auctioned for a Great Cause

Cynthia Cheng The first dress auction Frocktail Party was held at the Burroughs Building on Queen and Bathurst on November 12, 2009.  Started by a group of friends who’ve known each other for years, the event, which consisted of a silent auction of dresses, supported the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).  The JDRF was created over 30 years ago […]

Pretty Jewellery Lands One in Handmade Heaven

Savithri Sastri Maileen Gan doesn’t want to look the same as everyone else.  That is why she loves handmade jewellery.  “I like that it is unique and that an artist put so much thought in to designing it,” said Gan, a business analyst in her twenties. One of her favourite pieces is a pair of […]

Masked at the GenNext Rouge Fundraiser

T.U. Dawood The United Way and its youth division GenNext held its annual Rouge fundraiser on Saturday, November 14 to great success.  Held at One King West, the sold out Masquerade Gala drew a crowd of twenty and thirty-somethings set to enjoy the red-hot music and people-watching. This is the seventh year of Rouge and all 800 […]