The Vacation Poll!

During the summer, some people go away (far away), while others stay closer.  So why not ask: [poll id=”134″]

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 […]

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.  […]

The Recessionista’s Guide to Holidays

T.U. Dawood Did you ditch Holiday cards last year because of the Recession?  Are you dreading Secret Santas and holiday gift giving this year because your budget is just not what it used to be?  Have you not got yourself a special outfit to wear to the office Christmas party because it’s simply too much […]

Holiday Dress Suggestions from Fernanda Carneiro

Fernanda Carneiro I aimed my Fall/Holiday collection to the fashionably wise woman who wants to stand out in a classy way. The collection highlights retro geometric designs and recognizably classic tailoring.  This combination of fine lines and beautiful tailoring make for the perfect pieces to wear to those family or office holiday parties. To illustrate […]

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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Cynthia's Thoughts: Back Next Week

Cynthia’s Thoughts is taking the Easter Long Weekend off and will be back next Friday. Image  © Klaus Meindl/iStockphoto

Poll Results: Recession Not Ending That Soon

Last week, Prospere Magazine asked its readers: US Federal Reserve chair, Ben Bernake, believes that the recession could end by the end of the year, if everything is properly stablized. Is he too optimistic? A third of you (33.3%) believe that Bernake was only saying this so that people wouldn’t be too worried.  Another third […]