Minding Your Manners – “Next” : The Other Four-Letter-Word

Kyle Bernstein We’ve all been there.  You’re patiently waiting in the “10 items or less” lane with your basket which contains exactly nine items.  You are certain of this because you’ve watched the eyes of the patron behind you count and recount them in an attempt to have you booted from the line.  Your basket seems […]

Hong Kong Public Transportation

One of the best ways to get around Hong Kong is by its subway system, called the MTR.  It consists of seven rail lines, plus two express lines (one to the airport and the other to Hong Kong Disney) as well as one for light rail.  Lines are diffrentiated by the end stations, rather than […]

Christmas in Hong Kong: Absolutely CRAZY!

Christmas Eve at Pacific Place Mall, Hong Kong  In most parts of the west, Christmas is quiet.  Stores are closed and people are spending time with their family.  Not so in Hong Kong.  Though Christmas is celebrated commercially (kids see Santa, homes often have trees and of course, malls and streets are decorated), the Christian […]

Shopping in Hong Kong

Wow…what can I say?  Shopping here is a recreational sport.  From high end malls like Pacific Place, IFC and The Landmark (where practically every store is something you’d find on Fifth Avenue or Rodeo Drive) to local markets, you can anything and everything.  Ranging from local brands to internationally known ones like Zara, Kate Spade and Vivienne Tam, shopping doesn’t […]

Vintage Shopping a Huge Success

Erin Easterbrook Vintage clothing has been doing very well in this economy The 25th annual Ottawa Vintage Sale was a day of “full-body contact shopping.” That’s how Jill Guertin describes the event which took place Nov. 15 in the Chateau Laurier Hotel. Although numbers have yet to be confirmed, many vintage vendors say they thought […]

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Travel: Hong Kong Series

Cynthia Cheng Hong Kong Harbour in the evening.  Picture © YTWong/istockphoto Prospere Magazine will be writing a series of articles about Hong Kong starting Saturday, December 19.  Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of China, reverted back to Chinese rule in 1997 after 99 years as a British Colony.  As a result of colonialism, the culture […]

She Does the City Holiday Bash at 69 Vintage

She Does the City, a Toronto-based lifestyle site, hosted its holiday bash at the new 69 Vintage on Bloor and Brock on Tuesday, December 15.  It was an evening of mingling, nibblies, shopping and playing dress up.  Good fun was had by everyone.  More pictures to come!

Hats and Vintage Clothing at Chateau Laurier!

Erin Easterbrook Hundreds of people browsed through the annual antique clothing sale at the Chateau Laurier recently, looking for bargains and unique fashion items from the 1900s to the 1970s. The 25th vintage sale anniversary drew men and women of all ages, who picked-over the men’s and women’s clothing, jewellery, linens, and collectibles on offer […]

Evan Biddell Sale at Chasse Gardee

Cynthia Cheng It was a night where fashion met multimedia art on November 25 as Evan Biddell’s “End of Decade” sale transformed Queen Street West boutique, Chasse Gardee, from shoe store to art centre. Featuring a multi-media window display by Jol Thomson, who had a show at Toronto’s Distillery District a few days later. The sale […]