Smartbride Boutique Contest: Share Your Favorite Funny Wedding Videos

From Smartbride Boutique: From entrance and reception dances, cake mishaps, and all out FAILS, we’ve seen it all. But with millions of brides and grooms tying the knot each year in North America, there are no shortage of cute, funny and all around fantastic wedding videos to share. Join us in digging up the funniest […]

Rosedale Diner: Not Your Typical Burger Joint

You know you’re in Rosedale when you see an item on the menu for $117.  At a diner.  OK, it’s not likely anyone has ever ordered the so-called Gourmet Package and the only reason why it’s that pricey is because of the Veuve Cliquot (the actual dish is $17).  Besides, the restaurant is closer to the Summerhill […]

Allison Izu Capris: Great for the Petite

  Top: Elie Tahari (I think this was from his S/S 2009 collection) Capris: Allison Izu Bag: 442 McAdam (Hobette – F/W 2010)   My Allison Izu Kolohe Capris have arrived!  They’re lower rise pants (the “waist” is right at the hip bone) and fall a couple of inches below the knee.  I think they’re […]

Pleasant Outdoor Dining at Vaticano

You can spot Vaticano Restaurant in Toronto’s Yorkville area from far away – it’s the restaurant with a huge picture of the chef and owner!  The restaurant, which is a participant in the city’s annual Summerlicious and Winterlicious festivals also boasts an excellent “regular” menu.  At a recent visit, I tried their parpadelle Vaticano, a vegetarian pasta […]

DelectablyChic! Set to Launch in September

Above is the DelectablyChic! logo!  We are expected to start posting on the other site September (September 1, to be exact).   You can take a sneak peak at the site by clicking the URL above.  On the site, you’d also find a link to our new Facebook page.  As for Twitter, we plan on converting our current @prosperemag ID to one for […]

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Giveaway!

Chocolate was once part of some ancient American societies, such as the Aztecs and Mayans.  Cocoa was used not only for religious ritual, but also for currency.  Europeans soon discovered it and chocolate became a sophisticated drink. In the early 19th century, the cocoa press was invented.  Beans were squeezed to produce liquid cocoa butter, which can […]

Vintage Clothing from the Past: Hong Kong 1950s-Early 60s

Mad Men‘s fourth season debuted yesterday, but have you ever wondered what clothing from other countries looked like around the same period? Below are clips from various fashion shows in Hong Kong back in the 1950s and early 1960s. Notice how many pieces look like they were inspired by Asian clothing. Also, observe what the […]

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, […]

442 McAdam Goes Compact for Fall 2010

The first thing I noticed about 442 McAdam‘s Fall 2010 collection was its compact sized bags, very different from previous collections.  Though the 100% cowhide is still intact, the smaller size intrigued me as a petite person – though I have a few totes, I prefer smaller bags which are more in proportion for smaller people.  The […]

Scotch Whiskey: Still a ‘Man’ Drink

Cynthia Cheng At the Home for the Holidays event last week, I had my first experience of drinking scotch on the rocks.  Yeah.  Scotch Whiskey.  With Ice.  Nothing Else.  For a girl who usually sticks to wines and fruity cocktails, it was quite the experience.  It was really strong, for one and definitely an acquired […]