442 McAdam Goes Compact for Fall 2010

The first thing I noticed about 442 McAdam‘s Fall 2010 collection was its compact sized bags, very different from previous collections.  Though the 100% cowhide is still intact, the smaller size intrigued me as a petite person – though I have a few totes, I prefer smaller bags which are more in proportion for smaller people.  The […]

442 McAdam Fall 2010 Launch Event

442 McAdam held its Fall 2010 launch event at Poor Little Rich Girl on Yonge, south of Eglinton on Saturday, July 17, 2010.  Pictured above are two bags from the collection (the Hobette (left) and Chappy (right)) on a table with some refreshments.  More information about 442 McAdam’s Fall 2010 collection coming soon!

The Cha Chaan Teng: Hong Kong's Own Unique Cuisine

British colonialism has certainly influenced Hong Kong casual dining.  The Hong Kong grown cha chaan teng, which translates to “tea restaurant,” is a casual dining restaurant that is a hybrid of east and west.  The affordable fare ranges from more Chinese noodle in soup dishes to food found in North American restaurants such as french […]

Zayna Mosam: Image and Lifestyle Consultant

GTA-raised Queen’s University alumna, Zayna Mosam has been formally advising people since 2003, when she launched Zayna Mosam Image Consulting.  She works with men and women of all ages, advising them on personal style, branding, communication optimization and lifestyle management. Currently, Zayna’s roster of clients come from a variety of industries, including finance, communications, education and entertainment.  Zayna Mosam […]

Bullfrog-Limitless: Unique Furniture for the Modern Home

Cynthia Cheng Bullfrog and Limitless is a haute-design furniture store located on the northeast corner of Sherbourne and Adelaide (366 Adelaide Street East), the only free-standing store selling the two brands in North America. The store only opened in May, offers pieces for every room in any living space and is already the talk of the town when it […]

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, […]

The Eatery: Where Creativity and Sushi Meet

Simon Miller Sit in the Eatery and try not to stare at everything around you.  From the six foot long papier-mâché shark, octopus, and super hero hanging from the ceiling, to the hiply dressed servers, to the interesting food being served to the table beside you, everything is unique. 

The Art of the Kimono Bag

After returning to Australia from living in Japan, designer Donna Webster wanted to share the exquisite beauty of Japanese traditional dress, especially that of the Uchikake, worn only by brides or for a stage performance.  The result is Kimono Collection, a line of bags launched in 2006 and created from Japanese wedding kimono, leather and Australian […]