The Trendy Bride

T.U. Dawood It’s summer and wedding season!  If you are a bride-to-be, this article is meant to be a summary of all the latest trends and must-haves with plenty of tips thrown in to make your special day spectacular and fun! The Organized Bride: For the woman who wants to plan each detail of her […]

Banana Squares: A Modified Recipe

Cynthia Cheng My soon-to-be mother-in-law recently gave me a copy of A Treasure for My Daughter, which is a Jewish recipe/holiday guide book that is more or less a combination of Emily Post’s Etiquette and a Junior League cookbook (A Treasure for My Daughter is published by Hadassah-WIZO, a Jewish women’s service organization that is […]

Fashion Week Day 5: Project Runway Alum, Sweet Desserts and More

Frame: This Dubai-based label debuted its first international/commercial collection today under the theme “Heaven and Hell.”  A mixture of modern middle Middle Eastern and western influences, this collection consists of flowy dresses for women (heaven), well-tailored suits for men as well as casual pieces, including denim, t-shirts as well as tight, rebel-chic pants for women […]

Toronto Neighbourhood Profiles: Leslieville

Jessica Napier Just over the Don River this former 19th century farming village turned working-class industrial centre is transforming once again into one of the city’s most eclectic destination neighbourhoods. In an area where garages and abandoned storefronts were once the norm now trendy resto-lounges, galleries and home décor shops dominate along the Queen Street […]

Best Dragon Seafood Cuisine

Cynthia Cheng Just north of the 416 border is perhaps one of York Region’s hidden gems.  Best Dragon Seafood Cuisine, a Chinese restaurant located in a mall on 100 Steeles Avenue West, serves traditional Cantonese fare in a unique fashion.  Some of their banquet/set dinner dishes aren’t found anywhere else, and a lot of thought […]

Rethink Flappers and Rethink Pink: Rethink Romp 2009

Cynthia Cheng Rethink Breast Cancer held its annual Rethink Romp on Thursday, June 11.  Rethink is an organization which raises funds and awareness as well as supports younger women with breast cancer. Younger women (those under 50) have different issues than those who are older, including fertility, early menopause and financial implications.   The event was held on the top […]

Deliciously Delightful KandiSwim

Dani Kates originally intended to study painting at Cornell.  A year in, she decided that fashion was her calling and transferred to Parsons.  For her final project, Dani created a line of swimsuits, where one of the judges who was from Bergdorf Goodman, told her she had potential.  Dani then decided to launch a line of […]

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 […]