November 11: Remembrance Day

There are those who say that Remembrance Day is no longer relevant to modern Canadian society.  Why?  Because we need to respect the diversity of our country.  There are Canadians who came from countries oppressed by the military.  Others say that one shouldn’t bother because some newer Canadians have no true connection to veterans – […]

T Cafe – Trendy Teas and Good Eats

Michelle G. In the heart of the Annex, Bloor Street West is populated by an assortment of eateries, many with an Asian or sushi theme. The T Café, located at 511 Bloor Street West, blends perfectly into this area with its minimalist décor and emphasis on tea culture. The T Café boasts a menu rich […]

Food Booths at the One of a Kind Show

Logan Niles Spring rolls from Saigon Soul Food I had the pleasure of attending the One of a Kind Show this past weekend at Toronto’s Direct Energy Centre.  I naturally couldn’t wait to check out the food products, do some sampling and get a feel for the kinds of culinary items displayed.

Smartbride.ca Raises Funds to Help Women

Cynthia Cheng   Smartbride.ca, the recently-launched free, classified site catering to all things bridal-related, held a charity event to raise money for the Women Moving Women program.  Women Moving Women, which is part of the Canadian Women’s Foundation, helps lower-income women escape poverty by empowering themselves.

Good Things Come in Small Packages

Cynthia Cheng Recently, the Los Angeles-based lingerie company, The Little Bra Company held a trunk show in Toronto.  Producing pretty bras in A and B cups, The Little Bra Company is one of few lines which also offer non-training bra like pieces that come in 28 and 30 bands.  They also carry more “common” band sizes […]

For Dress Shirts, Fit is the Thing

Cynthia Cheng   Clothing sizes is always an issue, for men and for women.  Mike Davie, founder of James VII, a Toronto-based custom clothing business for men is about to branch out to women’s dress shirts.  Since custom shirts are made-to-measure, the look and fit is much better for the wearer – he or she […]

Confessions of a Party-Going Shopper

Cynthia Cheng Guest getting her make-up done before a photo shoot Confessions of a Shopaholic opened in theatres across North America on Friday, February 13.  To celebrate its premiere, an party thrown by Hey Do You was held at the Fifth Social Club in Toronto the day before.  Over 225 people attended the fun-filled night getting glammed […]

I Heart You: 8 New Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in New York City

Robert Haynes-Peterson A few years ago for Valentine’s Day, my sweetheart and I celebrated by wandering through Manhattan, sharing “Secret New York” with each other-the quirky jazz lounge on Ave. C, the real Winnie the Pooh at the NYPL Children’s Library.  Our day together, learning what each other knew, was perhaps our most successful and […]

Marketing, Image and a President

Cynthia Cheng Barack Obama is making history beyond his being the first US President of African descent.  The media, especially over the past few weeks, has also promoted his human side, portraying  him as a family man having to deal with everyday family and household issues like any other regular person.  We can see this in […]

Antiques Diva Decorates with Collectibles: Colleen Lynch of Dovetail Decor helps clients take the clutter out of their antique collections

Colleen Lynch & Rob Campbell Antiques and collectibles add beauty and individuality to today’s interiors. It’s no secret that old furniture appreciates in value, while contemporary pieces decline. But most importantly, investment grade antiques command respect as they symbolize a great man or family’s connection with history and culture. Colleen Lynch is the designer behind […]