Entertaining

Spend More Time on the Patio and Less Time at the Gym

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 08.25.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

I'd say we've all more than earned the right to park ourselves on a patio, soak up the sunshine and sip that chilled Chardonnay. But, just because there's now a far more appealing after-work option than going the gym, doesn't mean our fitness has to suffer! Here's everything you need to know about minimizing your time in the gym so you can maximize your time on the patio.

My Mom Knew Your Mom in High School (So You Won't Mind if We Sleep on Your Floor)

Tim Sandlin | Posted 03.03.2014 | Canada
Tim Sandlin

Phil said, "We called a motel and the man there said they were full, and so was ever'body else. We don't want to be any fuss, but your daddy said that if we ran into trouble, you might put us up for a night." "Or two," said Eustacia.

Five Ways to Battle Holiday Season Weight Gain

Dee Brun | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada Living
Dee Brun

We basically become shut ins due to the cold and general all around grossness of winter weather. Then a holiday party forces us out and we become like crazed animals who have not seen food or booze in years. This is a deadly combination that is sure to end in a hazing of any and all holiday buffets.

How to Throw a Holiday Dinner Party You Can Enjoy

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Parmjit Parmar

With the holiday season fast approaching many are thinking about having friends and family over for a dinner party. What better way to celebrate the season than having a swanky dinner party? With the dinner party in mind, we decided to check in with Toronto's home entertaining maven, Dee Brun, a.k.a., the Cocktail Deeva to solicit her advice on throwing the ultimate party.

A DIY For Keeping Your Vodka Icy Cold This Summer

Vicky Sanderson | Posted 08.24.2013 | Canada Living
Vicky Sanderson

Sometimes, ladies and gentlemen, a picture really is worth 1,000 words. This scathingly brilliant idea is brought to you by the folks at Iceberg Vodka. A friend of mine who shall remain nameless tried it. A great idea, no?

Holiday Guests With Dietary Restrictions? Bring it On!

Christine Avanti | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada Living
Christine Avanti

At the holidays more than any other time, we gather together family and friends from different backgrounds and with diverse tastes and dietary needs. Allergies and food sensitivities are nothing to fool with, and preparing a tasty meal that respects your guests' health risks will make for a memorable and happy occasion. Here are some tips to help you make it through the social season!

How I Became a Walking Latke

Amanda Riva | Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada Living
Amanda Riva

My mom would make Latkes once during the eight days of Hanukkah and she would schedule it on the calendar so that she was fully prepared. When I would wear my coat the next day to school my locker, my hair, my book-bag and me would smell like these potato pancakes. I was basically a walking latke.

SavvyMom Roundup: The Pope and the Royal Fetus Joined Twitter

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

What a week it's been. As if the holidays aren't enough, we have a royal pregnancy, papal updates and Korean music light shows. Wait, which one of those is not like the other?

Happy New Year! Take Two

Cobi Ladner | Posted 03.21.2012 | Canada Style
Cobi Ladner

Stars' Favourite Holiday Entertaining Recipes

InStyle.com | Posted 02.19.2012 | Canada Style

What some of your favourite celebs will be serving to their guests this season....

You Can Pull Off And Plan A Sensational Seasonal Bash

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada Style

'Tis the season to throw or go to holiday parties. And it's a pretty safe bet, once you're at your friend's/boss's/aunt's house, you'll see and experi...

How To Host A Stress-Free Holiday Party With Tips From Janette Ewan

The Huffington Post Canada | Meredith Gillies | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada Style

So you want to throw a holiday party and you're thinking about all of the planning details -- menu, drinks, decor and the guest list. Hosting the perf...

Cooking: Efficient and Effortless

Jan Scott | Posted 11.24.2011 | Canada Living
Jan Scott