Ruffly Dresses: Smartbride Boutique's Pick of the Week

This week’s hot picks take their cue from the Spring/Summer 2010 runways, where ruffles are being seen everywhere, in all shapes and sizes. Ruffles add a girly, and often romantic accent to clothes, and if you consider yourself a bit of a romantic, especially for your big day, we’ve rounded up our top 5 ravishing […]

Intimate Dinner or Clubbing?

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Karen McFarlane – Jewellery by Karen

Thirteen years ago, after one of the earlier waves of  hospital “downsizing,” Karen McFarlane made a major career change.  Instead of seeking work within the industry elsewhere, she decided to go into jewellery.  First as a project to update her personal collection, it eventually became a line called Jewellery by Karen, which consists of necklaces, […]

Coming Soon: Protocol Corner

What’s formal?  Semi-formal?  How do I set a table for a formal dinner?  What’s the difference between American style and European/Contiental style?  How do I introduce people to one another?  When is it appropriate to call someone by his or her first name?  What about business cards?  Thank you notes?  These, plus many others, are questions many […]

September 22 to September 29 Survey: Business Casual Edges Out – Slightly

Last week, Prospere Magazine asked: What’s your ideal dress code?   It wasn’t surprising that many people, at 26.7%,  prefer the slightly relaxed business casual atmosphere.  Perhaps it’s because it isn’t as stiff as formal. However, a good number of you somehow prefer a more formal setting, at 20%.  Another 20% believe that casual-casual is the […]