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 […]

Periwinkle on Bloor Great for Unique Holiday Gifts

Various vendors at Periwinkle on Bloor Periwinkle on Bloor, a store which allows artists and designers to rent cubbies to sell their product, recently opened on Bloor, near High Park.  Managed by Cindy Yong, this type of boutique is fairly common in Asia, though unlike Periwinkle on BLoor, products tend to be locked behind glass.  […]

Holiday Season Starts, Yet So Much to Do!

We aren’t that surprised with this week’s results.  70% of you have not even started shopping, though 20% are nearly finished and 10% have started, but aren’t close to finishing. Where are you at?  Have you started?

Vermont Couple Carves Solutions with Soaps and Candles

Dawn Lancaster and her husband, Mike, have created a line  soaps and candles called Carved Solutions after 20 years of working a 9 to 5 job.  Incorporated just over three years ago, the soaps and candles are eco-friendly, custom-created and locally made, the products have an elegant feel and are perfect for gifts this holiday season. Soaps […]

Poll: What have you done for the holidays?

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Christmas in October? It's TOO EARLY!

  Last week, Prospere Magazine asked readers what they thought of the Christmas/holiday-related decorations stores put up BEFORE Halloween.  Half of Prospere Magazine’s readers who participated (at exactly 50%), believe that any time before November 1 is much too early.  30% believe that earlier is okay – as long as it’s not too early (e.g. August).  […]

Too Early for the Holidays?

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What to buy Dad for Father's Day

iBFrank It’s that time of the year again, and Father’s Day is just around the corner. Are you somebody who decides on that last minute cologne? Or how about the home made card? When you decide on what to get for the special Father in your life, look at it for a few seconds and […]

Poll Results: Still Spending, Despite Economy

Last week’s question:  Have you been more careful with your holiday spending this year? Most of you are still shopping.  In fact, some of you – 17.6% are buying MORE this year.  At the same time, 35.3% of you are spending just as much as you did in the past and 29.4% are spending less.  […]

Cynthia's Thoughts: Commercialization, Traditions and Modern Christmas

Thursday is Christmas Day. I love the holiday, but there are two things about Christmas which bug me. The first is mass commercialization.  There are so many cheesy “gimme gimme” ads, and kids are really demanding of the types of presents they want, even in this current economic climate.  In reality, Christmas has been very commercialized for decades – […]