A Spring In Your Step: This season’s hottest shoes

This season’s hottest looks, including suede pumps, classic heels and cowboy boots, by Christine Carlton. Photography by Brogan McNab. Back from whirlwind buying trips to Paris and Milan, The September Founder & CEO Christine Carlton shares her latest edit of shoes to covet (and wear) now. Clarita Block Heel $695, Alexandre Birman “The Clarita is […]

Stuff We Love For Your Home, Health & Happiness

Kiss Me This three-in-one plumping, moisturizing, and colour-boosting lip balm from Givenchy is encased in pretty pink leather and designed to give you the perfect pout this spring. Lips appear suppler, softer, and fuller upon application and their natural colour is subtly heightened. The genuine leather sheath makes it the perfect beauty accessory. Givenchy Le […]

The Benefits of Group Workouts

Ideas and insight on the positive effects of working out together, by AnnaBeth Rouse. Positive reinforcement can work wonders on your will to exercise, so it’s natural that many people seek out a crowd when they want to work out. There’s more to group workouts than just a bunch of smiling faces, though. Whether you’re […]

Tiny Home With a Huge Transformation

This year I jumped on the Tiny Home trend and worked with my parents to remodel an old 5th Wheel Trailer. After lots of bumps in the road, we created a space worthy of full-time occupancy. First things first! Being 15 years old and stored in damp locations for years, we wanted to ensure the […]

Get Strong, Tone, and Lean With These Resistance Exercises

Any exercise where you move your body against resistance can be considered resistance or strength (weight) training. You can add resistance to your movement with weight machines at a gym, by using equipment such as hand-held weights, resistance bands, medicine (exercise) balls, cables, and even your own body weight. The great thing about resistance training is you can do it just about ANYWHERE.  When you start a resistance training program, you can expect your body […]

This Months Skin Care Favourites for Dry Skin

Contributor Nicole Sweetman-Rice dishes on her favourite skincare products for dry skin this month! Cream Right now I’m really loving the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration. The formula is very rich and thick which is great for those days you’re feeling extra dry and need that added moisture. Since the initial release, […]

Why You Need a Personal Trainer

There’s a reason why celebrities and other highly successful people use coaches and trainers:  IT WORKS.  And that is why so many people are turning to personal trainers to help them move from mediocre to excellence in their pursuit of health, fitness and weight loss. The reality More than 91% of people who start an […]

Designed With Love, from Mani Jassal.

Fresh, free-flowing designs from culture-blending, Mani Jassal. Toronto Designer Photography by: Vipoositha For Toronto fashion designer Mani Jassal’s design team, a new season means a new collection! Inspired by florals and featuring a fresh bouquet of soft pinks, whites and neutrals in free-flowing silhouettes, the Spring Summer 2019 collection is aptly titled “With Love.” The […]

Today’s Top Beauty Pick!

Treat your makeup bad with this Whipped Blush! Shiseido Minimalist Whipped Powder Blush My idea of a perfect blush is one which is highly pigmented, silky, easy to blend, lightweight, long lasting and, trickiest of all, one that appears to be coming through the skin instead of laying atop it. A fruitless pursuit you say? […]

Healthy Tips To a Plant-Based Approach & The Hormone Diet

Tips and modifications to make a plant-based diet work for you, by Dr. Natasha Turner. Have you ever heard someone describe their diet by saying they “don’t eat anything that has a face.” If not, I am sure you are familiar with “vegan” or “vegetarian” diets. The current trend is to refer to this style […]

Interior Trend: Get the Parisian Look

Art Deco Revival Inspiration from Paris, France, by Kelle Merrell. In the heart of Paris, mere steps from the Opera House and the Louvre, sits Hôtel Saint-Marc; an ultra-chic hideaway where luxury, design and exclusivity are one. Built in 1791 on the private residence of the Duc de Choiseul, the property was once the most […]

You Are What You Eat: You Can’t Out Exercise a Bad Diet

Ever heard someone give himself or herself permission to indulge their sweet tooth just because they just had a great workout?  It’s a common excuse. Many people believe that because they exercise, they’re in the black as far as their calorie input/output.  But in reality, this sort of thinking is a sure road to failure. […]

Spring/Summer 2019 90’s Comeback: Retro Trends Rule

90’s looks and fashionable favourites get a fresh spin for spring, by Brian Jarvis. Slicked Back Let’s dive right in with a trend we’ve seen pop up here and there over the last two years. Fresh-out-the-pool, slicked-back hair is making a big splash in 2019! Balmain, Burberry, Victoria Beckham, House of Holland, Tory Burch and […]

How to Find Quality Fashion Clothing Online

Demonstrating ways to make sure you can rely on your manufacturer, by Tomas Sewport. If you want to start a fashion business, then finding a manufacturer who makes high-quality fashions is important. You probably started building your clothing business. You probably came up with a niche and some ideas for the types of clothes you’d […]

Beautiful Glasgow; A Mother-Daughter Trip of A Lifetime

How travel feeds the soul and rejuvenates your spirit, by Jennifer Valentyne . Recently I took a lifelong dream vacation to Glasgow with my daughter, Georgia. I wanted to build memories that she will hopefully cherish for a lifetime. I’ve never seen her so excited about a trip and she definitely did her research before […]

5 Ways of Getting To The Core of Your Health

How core strength affects your entire body, by Dr. Claudia Machiella. The core of your body is the area around your navel and pelvis. Most people think that the core consists only of the abdominal muscles, however, the core also includes your pelvic muscles, mid and lower back muscles and even your hip muscles. All […]

Beauty Products on Trend for Spring 2019

What’s in store this spring to freshen up your look, by Suzanne McKay. THINK PINK Lightly stained pink lips will be a go-to this spring but, should a punchier pout be more your thing, lay on that lip colour and match the hue on the cheeks to add a lively statement to your complexion. A […]

Three Steps to Stopping Sugar Cravings

Why we crave the sweet stuff and how to avoid it, by Gina Livy. Out of control cravings can quickly sidetrack our best intentions when it comes to weight loss and health goals. Sugar is one of the biggest—and cutting it out is no small feat. Even JLo, who recently did the 10-day no-sugar no-carb […]

How Colour Can Change Our Lives

Our lives are filled with colour and we unintentionally associate certain things, ideas or situations with these colours.  For example, we think of beautiful pastel colours, or bright colours with summer months.  A lovely time of year where the sun is always shining and the trees are lush with bright green leaves and flowers of […]

Spring Skincare Secrets

Spring has arrived and we’re all breathing a collective sigh of relief. Winter may be gone, but the time to take extra care of our skin never goes away. When the weather changes, so do the needs of our skin and we should pay close attention to exactly what those needs are.  Cleansing and moisturizing […]

Spring Up and Clean Up!

Founder, Cheryl Hickey Family Brand & Arm Here For You, Host of Entertainment Tonight Canada. Spring is here! For me that means it’s time to shake off the cobwebs and get it together! Now is the time to start new! Pack away those winter blues and pick up a new attitude and new you. OK. […]

The Groundbreaking Spring Trends of 2019

By Alicia McNamara Hang Tough Sexy punk rocker chic ruled the runways for SS19. Leather on leather, and don’t you dare forget the spikes. Think grungy, but pass on the dirty. This boss lady is high class. You can never go wrong pairing a banging leather jacket with tight denim, and a great pair of […]

A Conversation with Actress Laura Vandervoort

A flying extra-terrestrial, a werewolf and a lizard princess are just a few of the memorable roles played by Canadian actress Laura Vandervoort over the years. She sometimes plays humans, too! But the talented actress (Supergirl, Smallville, Bitten) says long hours in the makeup chair and sweltering costumes have made for an invigorating career. We […]

4 Tips to Maintain Your Beautiful Blonde

You’ve gone to the salon and your hair dresser has finally blessed you with your ideal blonde. But, you notice that shortly after your colour is nothing like the day you walked out of the salon. I get it! Maintaining your blonde can be difficult. Today I’m saving you from green and orange hair, and […]

The Importance of Women Lifting Weights

Many of us enjoy the benefits of weight training for the MANY positive effects it can have on our body and in our lives. However, I see that many women still fear that old, tired myth that it will make them bulky or manly looking, simply because of their lack of understanding. We all have a genetic predisposition to […]

6 Ways to Make Your Cardio Count

Getting FIT is not always about how hard you train, but actually about how smart you train. If you’ve lost motivation, aren’t seeing results, or want to up the sweat factor, I’m sharing six ways to get more out of your cardio sessions. Doing some sort of exercise daily is the best way to keep […]

Diamond Buying Hacks for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we know everyone has jewelry-buying on the mind. For so many, that means a very special diamond piece.  We’ve enlisted Andrew Brown, president of WP Diamonds, a leading purchaser of diamonds and fine jewelry worldwide, to put together the top “Diamond Buying Hacks” for you to live by when […]

How to Decorate a Rental Property

Did you know that 1 in 5 Canadians have rented their property in the past or are considering doing so in the future? With the trend moving toward creating short term rentals to earn a little extra income, designer Jo Alcorn shares tips on how to stage and protect your home. My Home is Your […]

Transform a Boring Apartment into a Relaxing Home

By Nicole Sweetman-Rice Moving into an apartment can be daunting. There are so many restrictions and guidelines when renting, it can be difficult to make the space your own. Having recently moved into my first apartment, I discovered some basic concepts that made the pro-cess go smoothly. Here are the three key things to keep […]

Keto: Yes or No?

Dr. Natasha Turner’s take on the keto diet trend What is the keto diet? The keto diet that you’ve likely heard about is short for “ketogenic diet.” This eating plan is all about minimizing your carbs and upping your fats to get your body to use fat as a form of energy. That typically translates […]

An Experienced Stem Cell Doctor Answers Your Questions

By: Martin Braun, MD Regenerative medicine involves the use of early cell lines (stem cells) and cell signaling molecules to repair, renew and revitalize tissues and organs. Stem cells are unspecialized cells that have the capacity to change into any healthy cell in our body. Here are answers to the most commonly asked questions about […]

Top 10 Questions About Spray Tans

Ready to take your spray tan to the next level? Here are your top 10 questions about spray tan tricks and techniques, answered! What is quick contour? Quick contour is a technique that accents the collarbones, cleavage, stomach, arms and legs. It takes about an extra two minutes and it gives the illusion of a […]

Feng Shui Tips and Techniques

Improve your well-being at home with tips and techniques from this ancient art. Feng Shui is the practice of arranging your environment so that energy or ‘Chi’ flows gently Through your home. Feng Shui helps make your space feel good and can support what you want out of life, whether it is a better career, […]

Exercise or Sleep? What’s More Important?

Quality sleep, regular exercise and eating right help keep our bodies functioning their best. Research shows that regular physical activity is important for quality sleep, and quality sleep is important for physical performance. So, is one more important than the other? Sleep is the foundation for a healthy mind and body. While we sleep, our […]

Corduroy Comeback: How to Style Corduroy

By:Lynda Castonguay There has been a resurgence of interest in corduroy lately and as the younglings would say, I am here for it. You would be hard pressed to find someone, except maybe the younglings I just mentioned, for whom corduroy does not conjure up images of the 70’s, or that one professor who hasn’t […]

10 Tips to Turn Your New Year’s Resolutions Into Reality

The clock has struck midnight and the new year has begun! With eyes of hopefulness, many have written out their New Year resolutions and are on their way for success. But, how long do these resolutions last? Dr. Alok Trivedi, a human behavior and psychological performance expert offers up 10 tips for turning your New Years resolutions […]

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for some last minute gift ideas? I can help! I’ve rounded up my Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for 2018.  By: Jaclyn Harper First up, the Parlux Aylon Hair Dryer. Who doesn’t love the look of a professional blow dry? Well now you can gift superior performance at home. The Aylon uses air ionizer tech ionic […]

Time Management for Busy Moms

By: Lisa Canning Here’s the thing about time: we all have the exact same amount of it, and how we use it will determine the happiness level of our lives. And while we cannot control how much time we have, we can control how we spend it. Here are my essential tips for managing time well in […]

5 Diet Myths Busted

The average woman spends 17 years trying to lose the same 20 to 40 pounds over and over again—leaving you to wonder: do diets even work and why is weight loss so complicated? To answer these questions, let’s start by busting the weight loss myths that are preventing you from finding a weight loss plan […]

Laser Skin Resurfacing: Your Questions Answered

By Dr. Sean Rice, MD, MSC, FRCSC There are many options for laser skin resurfacing that can dramatically improve your skin’s appearance. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about the procedures and choices available. WHAT DOES L.A.S.E.R. STAND FOR? This is an acronym which stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emissions of […]

10 Tips for Surviving the Holiday Season

As I write this my home office has been converted into a makeshift Christmas workshop. There is wrapping paper and sparkly ribbon strewn across the floor, the kids wish lists with toys cut and pasted from flyers waiting to be mailed to Santa are pinned to the corkboard and every square inch on our family […]

Dark and Dramatic Looks For Colder Weather

When the temperature drops from summer heat to autumn cool, we automatically feel like doing a 180 with our makeup, moving from light and fresh to dark and dramatic. Get Dramatic Without Going Heavy  Though your makeup should alter a little in colour and style with the change of season, you needn’t feel obligated to […]

Winter Fashion Must-do’s! | 80s Revival

Put down the Uggs! This winter we are experiencing a resurgence of 80s power glam. Do not go digging in the back of your wardrobe. Instead, to stay ahead of the style game this season—you should be looking in your mother’s closet! Here are some of the hottest trends to stay on top of as […]

FAQ About Breast Reconstruction

By Dr. Mary-Helen Mahoney, MD, FRCSC Breast reconstruction involves a surgical procedure to rebuild part or all of a breast that has been removed. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about breast reconstruction. Who can have breast reconstruction? Almost all women can consider having breast reconstruction. The timing of breast […]

Profound Health Benefits of Sleep

Think about how great you feel after a solid, deep sleep. You wake up feeling rejuvenated and alive, and ready to face the day. That’s not all. Sleep makes you feel better, but its importance goes well beyond boosting your mood or banishing under-eye circles. Read on to learn why sleep is good for your […]

The 4 Perfect Tequila Cocktail Recipes!

Blame Hollywood. For the fact that tequila is such a bar star, that is. Long before HBO’s Entourage plugged Avión (even giving the spirit its own storyline that persisted through a couple of seasons), tequila was on a pretty friendly basis with the heavy hitters of stage and screen. Bing Crosby fell in love with […]

Understanding Emotional Eating and How-to Stop It!

Do you ever find yourself staring down a pint of ice cream or a bag of potato chips, and wanting to devour the entire container or bag? Our relationship with food is intimately connected to our cultural and family traditions, our social lives and our daily routines. Whether fuelled by boredom, anger, or sadness, it […]

Reducing my Carbon Footprint: One Manolo Blahnik at a Time

Recently during one of my bi yearly closet detoxes, as I looked at the pile of clothes I was about to donate to a local charity shop lying in a heap beside me, I couldn’t help but wonder what the fate of these clothes would be. Would they all be repurchased by someone and go […]

The Importance of Friendships Post Baby

Life post baby comes with so many changes, its hard to keep track. Every day brings about new challenges, questions, and adventures. A new parent is trying to navigate their way through this new stage in their lives while at the same time attempting to juggle all the things that existed pre-baby (their relationship with […]

How To Shut Down Negative Self-Talk

Ever noticed that it’s a lot easier to be loving, compassionate, and forgiving with others than it is with ourselves? Sometimes we all fall to that little voice inside of us. It’s all too easy to listen to that inner dialogue that is often as nasty as a social media troll. It’s that voice that […]

Vitalize Evening!

We’re just one month away from our 2nd annual Vitalize Evening! Enjoy cocktails and hors d’ouvres as we entertain and educate our party attendees about current trends in beauty, health, fashion, and wellness. Make sure to grab your tickets here ! As well, be sure to check out our amazing prizes under Contests !  

How To Work With Your Unruly Curls

Have you spent many frustrated years trying to tame your curls to no avail? Well, through a lot of trials and tribulations, I have found some of the best, low maintenance ways to wear natural curls and simultaneously avoid looking like a mad scientist. Keep reading for some awesome tips for how to work with […]

A look at the science behind intermittent fasting

If you pay attention to health and weight loss trends, you’ve likely heard of intermittent fasting or IF. However you may feel about the “hanger” or potential stress of fasting, it’s hard to ignore the documented benefits of this dietary trend. In this article, you’ll discover the solid science that backs up those health claims. […]

Get Great Abs Without Doing Crunches

Core strength and core stability lead to great-looking abs and also protect your spine. The terms are often used interchangeably, but there’s a difference between core strength and core stability. Core strength is when you can hold a position 
or posture while resisting fatigue. Core stability is the ability to maintain your balance when movement […]

Your PRP Questions Answered

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is a procedure in which an individual uses his or her body’s own natural growth factors in a concentrated form to stimulate cell growth in order to produce new healthy cells and promote healing. Commonly used to promote hair growth, to reduce fine wrinkles and for hand rejuvenation, the treatment is not […]

5 Beauty Must-do’s Before Vacation!

The day is coming close! You’re finally getting ready to pack your bags and leave your day job… at least for a week, that is! It’s vacation time and you’re ready to hit the beach, enjoy the ocean and bask in the sunshine! Personally, when I go on vacation, I love to enjoy my time […]

How to Achieve Kitchen Bliss

I recently completed a tough kitchen make-over. Maybe the toughest yet as it was my own personal space! Follow my tips below on how to create a space you will truly love. I chose my appliances first. I knew I wanted something completely different and when I saw the new Fingerprint Resistant Sunset Bronze collection from Whirlpool I made […]

Sexy Summer Hairstyles to Help You Beat the Heat

A simple snip, courageous chop or maybe a wild new colour? These four sexy hairdos are sure to help you kickstart your summer! VIVID COLOURS From hot pink to electric lime—this season’s hair is bright, loud and shocking! No more flirty pastels this festival season, this colour trend is FULL ON. Think childhood favourite Jem […]

10 Tips to Help You Host the Sunniest Outdoor Party This Summer

When planning an outdoor event, choose a theme and let it guide your decor, activity, food and 
beverage choices (and maybe even your attire!). Hot themes for summer 2018 include “Palm Springs in the 1960s” (croquet, Pucci-inspired colour palette, retro cocktails) and a “Great Gatsby” garden party! Welcome your guests with a signature cocktail. Fill […]

MAC is Giving Away FREE Lipstick This Sunday!

You heard that right! MAC is giving away free lipstick! Sunday, July 29th is National Lipstick Day, and in celebration, MAC is giving away one free lipstick to everyone who comes to the store! The promotion is available nationwide and no purchase is necessary! MAC stated on their website that customers who visit the store […]

Harmful Ingredients to Look for in Your Cosmetics!

I don’t know about you, but I find myself often spending hours reading reviews and watching YouTube videos online for new cosmetic products. Is it worth the price? Will it work well with my skin shade or texture? But, never do I truly find myself putting in the time and effort researching for ingredients that could […]

What You Need to Know About Tattoo Removal

That pretty butterfly on your wrist or the family crest on your bicep—complete with menacing eagle—seemed like a great idea in college. But sometimes, people have tattoo regret. Maybe you’ve outgrown the tattoo, maybe you never really liked the artwork, or maybe you just want to lighten your tattoo and have something different done over […]

At Home in California with Grease actor Lorenzo Lamas

Janette Ewen interviews Grease actor Lorenzo Lamas For more than 30 years, actor Lorenzo Lamas appeared on our TV screens as a leading man on popular shows like Falcon Crest and Renegade. Lamas got his break early, by playing the role of “Tom” in the worldwide phenomenon known as Grease; set to celebrate its 40th […]

Blessed Be Amanda Brugel

The Handmaid’s Tale actress dishes on being the only Canadian actress in the series, breaking into the biz and the cosmetic procedure she says every actress should save up for. How did you get into acting? I’ve always wanted to be an actor. I grew up in a family where my father was vice-president of […]

A Canadian Summer Cottage Style

Your tiny Andy Wolf shades are on, windows are down, and winter is a speck in your rear-view mirror. Where are you headed? Muskoka baby! It’s summer! And every Canadian will be “oot” and “aboot,” taking full advantage of every sunny day that Mother Nature will give us. Whether you’re headed to a cottage for […]

Organizing Your Makeup: A How-to for Makeup Hoarders

Fine, I’ll admit it… I’m obsessed! Whether it’s a new foundation, or an eyeshadow palette, I’ve probably bought it. In fact, I at one point had so much makeup, that certain things often got neglected.  All of those beautiful new goodies I owned were lost in a sea of clutter – and my money had […]

10 reasons to Visit PEI This Summer

9 Reasons to Visit Prince Edward Island this Summer

There is nowhere in Canada where one can experience beauty, simplicity, and serenity like the provinces on the East Coast. Known as the birthplace of Canada, PEI hosted the inaugural meeting towards the country’s 1867 Confederation. As summer is just around the corner, for those who have yet to decide their vacation destination, the beautiful island […]

Where to Take a First Date in Toronto

First dates can be nerve-wracking, but the right setting can make or break the whole experience! It can be tough to pick a perfect place to impress a person you don’t know very well, especially with so many places to choose from in Toronto. We’ve narrowed it down to a few places that are hard […]

Increase Your Flexibility This Summer With Core Stretches

Core Stretches should always be an important part of your total fitness plan. Regular stretching after your workout not only helps to prevent muscle stiffness and soreness, but it also relieves stress and tension, increases flexibility, and improves blood circulation. It’s important to always maintain proper form during your stretches, and stretch to the point of mild discomfort but never pain.    Here are […]

3 tips on how to stop over eating at meals

3 Tips on How to Stop Overeating at Meals

Outsmart your brain with these 3 tips on how to stop overeating at meals How do you stop overeating at meals when life celebrations and holiday feasts are amazing? And it’s not just the abundance of delicious food but also the people, the decorations, and the ambiance that may distract us from focusing on the […]

Is Your Metabolism Broken?

I get it. I know how it feels to be working out hard and eating healthy but still not feeling confident with who you see in the mirror. Tired, frustrated and defeated you wonder ‘what you are doing wrong?’ It may not be you, it may be your metabolism! Your metabolism describes biochemical reactions in […]

Tropical Decor. Enjoy a South Seas getaway without leaving home

Luscious lounger We’re currently coveting this comfy Pretzel Lounge Chair, made of sustainable rattan and covered in natural linen with a charming black velvet flock pineapple motif. The frame is available in dozens of colours, including this delightful Turquoise Teal. Ships internationally, $1,240, ecochic.com.au Bamboo beauty A cut above your typical bamboo blinds, this elegant […]