Stuart Weitzman Stores Coming to Toronto

Cynthia Cheng   A pair of Stuart Weitzman wedges from 2008 According to this Toronto Life article, Stuart Weitzman will be opening its first Ontario store at the Eaton Centre in August (there are already two stores in Quebec).  I am extremely excited as this line is one of few which carries uber-tiny sizes.  As a size […]

Bound Feet in China Circa 1900s vs. Niqabs in Quebec Circa Now

Cynthia Cheng My great-grandmother had bound feet.  Almost every girl in China had it done in those days, a very painful procedure.  This was eventually outlawed with the fall of the Qing Dynasty and the birth of the new Republic in 1911 (though there were plenty of rural women who continued with the procedure – […]

Metro Inc. Goes National

Metro Inc. (TSX: MRU-A), a supermarket chain based out of Montreal was in the news quite a bit back inthe fall. The company, which until recently operated under a variety of different names across the country, decided to streamline its so-called “conventional” chains at the end of 2008.  This means that familiar names like Dominion, A&P and […]

Cynthia's Thoughts: Judge Ungrounds Kid – SERIOUSLY

I heard a very interesting piece of news yesterday.  A 12-year-old girl successfully sues her father for grouding her.  Why was she grounded?  She was chatting on blocked sites and posting “inappropriate pictures” from a friend’s computer.  Dad decides that his daughter cannot go on a three day school trip.   A fair and reasonable punishment, right?  WRONG!  At least […]