Canada Holiday

Sticky Situation: Classic Holiday Office Party Etiquette

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 11.21.2014 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

Here I go again sharing my annual holiday office party tips. I know that you know the guidelines but, a little refresher never hurts, especially in our global digital era. "What's different than a groovy 60s, or a discoing 70s party?" you ask. There is one big difference.

Time to Shine: Easy Holiday Style

Erin Nadler | Posted 11.20.2014 | Canada Style
Erin Nadler

The holiday season is fast approaching, and so too are all of the season's parties and after work functions. As they start to jam up our calendars our closets flash through our minds, and so begins the "what to wear"? Transitioning into the evening does not have to be stressful. Here are some helpful tips to consider before the holiday party season begins.

How to Get the Best Tech Deals on Black Friday

Melanie Raposo | Posted 11.14.2014 | Canada Living
Melanie Raposo

Black Friday has nothing short of incredible deals on tons of tech like TVs, tablets, audio and more. But before you claim squatting rights in line at your favourite retailer, consider these shopping tips for buying tech during Black Friday.

Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually Exist

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 07.19.2014 | Canada Travel

They're real and they're spectacular. This is Mount Thor on Baffin Island in Nunavut (Nestor Lewyckyj) It has the world's highest vertical ...

Why We Should Bring Back Dominion Day

Tom Kott | Posted 08.31.2014 | Canada Politics
Tom Kott

Of course, Canadians should be proud of our history as a tolerant, multicultural nation. But this comes without the need to destroy the symbols that brought us to this proud point. Rather, we need to see ourselves as dwarfs on the shoulders of giants. For this reason, Dominion Day should be brought back.

The Origin of Easter Eggs

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 05.31.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

The Easter egg has similar pagan roots. Many cultures around the world have long regarded the egg as a symbol for life and fertility. Engraved and decorated ostrich eggs found in Africa date back thousands of years. The early Christian communities adopted the custom of painting eggs, usually in bright red, as a reminder that the blood of Jesus was shed on the cross for them.

St. Patrick's Day Brings Joy All the Way to Canada | Posted 05.11.2013 | Canada Travel

The whole world loves the Irish. How could anyone not? No other country is as stereotypically drunk, fun and friendly. Maybe that's why we take St. Patrick's Day so seriously in Canada. But how do Canada's festivities hold up to the main event in the founding nation?

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!

Five Ways to Holiday Shopping Salvation

Karen Cleveland | Posted 02.09.2013 | Canada Living
Karen Cleveland

A daunting shopping list, annoying music at full volume, crowds of people walking with their heads down texting...welcome to the fresh hell that is holiday shopping. The stress of shopping can make even the most festive, patient person want to start throwing elbows, but some of the trauma can be curbed with these five tips.

I'll Admit it: I Use Santa to Keep the Kids in Line

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

I've been using the power of Santa Claus for a few weeks now, and things are looking good. For maximum effectiveness, the use of Santa and his omnipresence is good for the window directly following Halloween until December 25. During this time, I enjoy the increased attentiveness, dearth of meltdowns and general calm that precedes Christmas day.

A Haute List Of Holiday Items For Her Courtesy Of eLUXE

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Style

'Tis the season to get shopping -- for holiday gifts that is. And while we could give you list after list (which, in December, we surely will) of t...

Thanksgiving Side Dishes: Make Them Your Meal

Meghan Telpner | Posted 12.06.2012 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Family events can be tough and you don't have to be a vegetarian or a vegan to recognize that the typical Thanksgiving meal is heavy. My best advice, therefore, is to stick with the side dishes. Choose carefully and load up on the lighter options, taking small portions of the heavier, more decadent delights. Here are some of my favourite Thanksgiving Feast creations -- season appropriate, taste-bud delighting and wonderfully health promoting.

Take A Vacation From Work, Not From Your Work-Out

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 10.28.2012 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

When I told my co-workers I was excited to work out during my vacation, I was met with shock! But a break from work doesn't need to mean a break from exercise. Understanding workouts as an obligation or as drudgery just sets one up for failure both during our daily lives, and on vacation. We should all "re-frame" how we understand workouts during our everyday life.

Fun (and Functional) Travel Gear for Summer

Ilona Biro | Posted 09.21.2012 | Canada Travel
Ilona Biro

With summer holidays in full swing, we thought it was time to round up some of our favourite travel gear. While style was important, so too was functionality: these items are both useful and classic staples no world traveller should be without. From our favourite refillable water bottle to stylish sandals built to take on tough terrain while aligning the feet and providing comfort, you'll want these as you explore the world this summer.

So Much More Than A Gift Card: The All-In-One Experience Presents

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada Living

In this season of gift giving, it's all too easy to get lazy and grab for the first thing you see. And more often than not, the first thing you see is...

Wine Spill At Your Boss' House And Other Disasters!

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 01.12.2012 | Canada Style

With so many things on the go during the holidays, it can be easy to stumble into a seasonal snafu. Never fear: we have answers to your "How do I h...

Holiday Etiquette: Budget Buying, Small Parties, Gifts For Colleagues

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 01.12.2012 | Canada Style

With so many things on the go during the holidays, it can be easy to stumble into a seasonal snafu. Which is why we'll be taking your "I wonder if...

Build The Perfect Holiday Wardrobe With Tips From Kelly Millar

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada Style

The holiday season is here and we have one question for you: Whatever will you wear? With everything you have on your to-do list -- party planning,...

Avoid Gifting Pitfalls With Expert Advice From Finishing School's Karen Cleveland

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 12.25.2011 | Canada Style

Halloween festivities are about to get underway and that can only mean one thing -- come November 1 we'll be thrust into holiday mode. The stores will...

Talking Turkey, Eh?

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 12.09.2011 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

There are many things to be thankful for when you have children: your mom decided to serve dinner buffet style, so the kids can choose what they like. One piece of broccoli and four pieces of bread? Fine. Don't care. Sit down and shut up.

Polite Kids 101: It's Not Always Your Job To Teach Your Children Manners

The Huffington Post Canada | Shelley White | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada Living

Though turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes usually get top billing, most people would agree Thanksgiving's really about saying thank you. As Canad...