Australia’s Gorgeous Beaches

Tourism Australia There’s nothing like Australia’s beaches! Did you know that Australia’s coastline is linked by more than 10,000 beaches?  More than any other country in the world! Whether it’s a getaway at a new resort lavish enough for royalty, or a beachside tent, Australia has coastal getaways like no other. With so many beachside […]

Going Away, but Not Really

It seems that not too many of you are going on a REAL vacation this summer as these were the results: 28.6% said that you were going away 14.3% said that you were going away, but not too far 42.9% were only goin to spend time at the cottage 14.3% are not going away, period […]

Miami the Healthy Way

Lynn Burshtein Vacationing in Miami Beach can be a decadent affair, filled with sun-bathing and clubbing until all hours of the night. Finding healthy food at South Beach’s trendy restaurants is a challenge and shopping the numerous boutiques – to paraphrase Carrie Bradshaw – might be one’s only form of cardio there. But with the […]

From Smartbride Boutique: Destination Wedding Dresses

With cold weather alerts all over the place in Toronto, we wanted to think warm thoughts and transport ourselves somewhere warm, somewhere with sandy beaches, warm sun, blue oceans……hmm, we feel better already! (for more, click here)

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 […]

Prince Edward Island: A Tiny Island with a Huge Heart

Sabrina Ramnanan Coining Prince Edward Island The Gentle Island was no arbitrary decision. This quaint Canadian province can enchant even the most city-frazzled Torontonian. Known for its delicious seafood, Anne of Green Gables, lush green golfing courses, gorgeous beaches and cozy B&Bs, this little island should be on your destination list.   For a real taste […]

Designs by K. Cayetano: Internationally Inspired Jewellery

For Karen Cayetano Leano, fashion is in the blood.  In her bio, she notes that stylishness comes from her father, while the love of jewellery comes from her mom.  Though she does not have formal education in fashion – her undergraduate degree is in business – she has worked as a production manager in the […]

Swellwomen Surfing & Yoga Retreat

Lynn Burshtein The word “swell” can refer to an ocean wave generated from a distant source, or, in more common parlance, a description of something fantastic. For Me-Shell Mijangos, founder of the Maui-based surfing & yoga retreat, Swellwomen (along with its co-ed counterparts, Swell Co-ed), the dual meanings of the word complement one another. A […]

Medieval Portugal VI: Mosterio da Batalha and Mosterio da Santa Ana

K. Lau Webitor’s Note: In this final installment of Medieval Portugal, we take a look at two of Portugual’s monasteries which date back to the 1100s. Mosteiro de Batalha, Leiria In 1385, Joao I, facing the stronger Spanish forces in the battle of Aljubarrota, made a vow to build a superb church in honour of […]

Destination: Water – Toronto Designer Launches Bathing Suit Line

Destineau, Cristin Lazier’s mommy-daughter bathing suit line had its first trunk show at the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club on January 25, 2008.  The line, whose name is a hybrid of “destination” and the French word for water, “eau”,  consists of seven suits for adults, with two of the suits coming in girls’ sizes (2-6).  The event […]