Canada Lifestyle

What Your Purse Says About You

Caroline Topperman | Posted 07.31.2015 | Canada Style
Caroline Topperman

Open any woman's closet and you will find dozens of bags. Different occasions call for different styles and mostly we tend to wear several hats, whether it be business woman, mom or best friend. Most of us do, however, have that one favourite bag but what does it say about you?

If You Cheat on Your Diet, Forgive Yourself

Dr. Christian Turbide | Posted 07.30.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Christian Turbide

Above all, the most important thing you can do for yourself, and your health is to forgive yourself and move on. The past cannot be changed and only you can create your best future. Especially when it comes to your food, forgive yourself for any past transgressions, then move forward with a clean slate!

What You Need to Know About Hypertension

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.19.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Often, patients don't even correctly understand the meaning of the word "hypertension," and think of it more in terms of stress, anxiety, or other psychological disturbance rather than what it actually is, namely a physiological dysfunction that can turn into a chronic disease if untreated.

Let's Stop Being Busy

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 07.20.2015 | Canada Living
Rhonda Scharf

Think about your plans for tonight. Do you plan on sitting on your back deck with a beverage trying to see how many bird calls you can recognize? What about watching a sunset -- when was the last time you did that?

Eid Reminds Us to Reflect and Reconnect

Meghan Rose MacIver | Posted 07.16.2015 | Canada Living
Meghan Rose MacIver

It's the end of the holy month of Ramadan here in Turkey and as a western yoga teacher living in Istanbul, I'm usually just happy to watch locals celebrate the holiday of Eid around me. But something gave way this year, and I had an opportunity to reflect on my old experiences.

The Real Reason You Sabotage Your Diet

Dr. Christian Turbide | Posted 07.09.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Christian Turbide

I've spent the greater part of my medical career asking myself, "Why do we embark on these negative behaviors if we all want to be healthy?" We all look at ourselves in the mirror and tell ourselves that we must change yet go through the same motions the next day.

No Expectations Means No Limitations

Natasha Koifman | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

When we live our lives chasing expectations, we close ourselves off to opportunities. My life did not follow a specific order; everything that happened felt surprisingly unexpected and even scary at times, but it left me open to what the world had to offer.

10 Savvy Wedding Spending Tips to Keep Your Budget in Check

Sandra Hanna | Posted 07.06.2015 | Canada Living
Sandra Hanna

According to a recent survey by coupon site RetailMeNot.ca revealed Canadians spend an average total of $776 on gifts for wedding related events such as showers, engagement parties and the actual ceremony. And that's just one wedding! To keep your wedding budget in check, I've pulled together my top ten savvy spending tips.

How to Have the Best Online Shopping Experience

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I love being able to combine style and affordability. I have spent many nights (and days, if we are being honest) in my pj's sitting on the computer viewing super cute clothes on auction websites. Over the years, I have learned some tips about getting the best deal when shopping at an online auction website. #1 rule: stay within my set budget!

Makeup Trends You Should Try This Summer

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I have skin that is over 40 and a little oily, it can be tricky to find the right coverage. Then combine this with hot and humid weather and it makes it even more complex. How can I get the right coverage and apply cosmetics without having eye shadow in the creases and powder settling into lines?

Creating a Kitchen to Dine For

Colin & Justin | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada Living
Colin & Justin

As interior designers and all-around visionaries, we constantly strive to see things differently: we're obsessed by the way in which change can alter the quality of life in every domestic (or for that matter commercial) project we tackle. And in the kitchen -- the undisputed heart of most client homes -- quality of life is paramount.

How to Self-Tan and not Look Like a Streaky Weirdo

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Now, we have a better understanding of the long term damage that the sun can cause. At the same time, self-tanners have improved and can now provide a real looking tan on the skin. To find out the top tips on how to use self tanners and get the best glow, I spoke with Alyson Hogg, Founder and CEO, Vita Liberata.

How To Feel And Look Great In The Outdoors!

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 05.29.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Recently, I was lucky enough to speak with Jasmin Ghaffarian, Director of Womens Outdoor Outerwear & Lifestyle, The North Face. Jasmin shared with me the top trends for outdoor wear this summer and some of the latest innovations

Top Trends For Casual Shoes This Spring

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 05.14.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I am always looking for that special combination for my shoes of being cute and comfortable. Spring and summer are the best times of the year to adorn your feet with footwear that can take you anywhere and look great!

10 Steps to Living a Life of Greater Ease and Health

Dr. Divi Chandna | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Divi Chandna

With spring in the air and summer right around the corner, comes a renewed zest for life! After interviewing a number of my clients and doing some soul searching myself, I have compiled a list of 10 steps that you can start today to create greater ease in your life -- and by extension, greater health.

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Not One (Plus) Size Fits All

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

When it comes to treating weight problems, even experts believe that similar methods can be applied almost universally: Put your patients on a diet, have them engage in regular exercise, and, if all else fails, recommend some surgical procedure. What gets rarely looked at are the differences between overweight individuals that may have led to their unhealthy weight gain in the first place.

Trending Outdoor Products for Spring 2015

Carson Arthur | Posted 06.20.2015 | Canada Living
Carson Arthur

Spring is officially in full swing and we are starting to see two specific outdoor trends that are definitely taking over the market place. The question of "lifestyle" vs. "investment" is driving outdoor renovations. It seems that there is an even split between homeowners who are making lifestyle choices for their backyards and those homeowners who are focusing on improving the value of their homes. This direction has even been impacting the products that we are spending money on.

Want to Be Healthy? Take the "Captain Obvious" Approach

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

You don't have to spend tonnes of money on cleansing programs, protein powders or the latest miracle food to achieve your health and wellness goals. I am not saying don't eat gogi berries (or this month's equivalent miracle food). I am just saying that you don't need to spend oodles of money or follow a restrictive "diet," you just need to get back to basics.

How to Find the Perfect Fitting T-Shirt Bra

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I am always on the lookout for great tips on fit and was fortunate enough to speak with Angela Chamoun, buyer at Diane's Lingerie. Angela shared with me her top tips on how to find the perfect fitting (and comfortable!) T-shirt bra.

The Hottest Athleisure Trends For Spring!

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I love the idea of having a multi purpose wardrobe. Living on the north shore in Vancouver there are so many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. But after a hike, I may need to go to the store or the bank. How can you dress for a hike and for running errands around town?

Toronto Fashion Week: Speaking Through Your Style

Jagneet Singh | Posted 05.24.2015 | Canada Style
Jagneet Singh

Monday was day one of Toronto Fashion Week, and I was there with a curious eye to how fashion inspires thought.

The Power of Saying 'No'

Natasha Koifman | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

As we go through life, we are often told to open ourselves up to opportunities, to not limit ourselves, to say "yes" to new experiences, to meeting new people and to stepping out of our comfort zone. People tell us that there's joy in abundance and that it's good to have it all. But there's power in saying "no."

A Girlfriend's Guide to Starting a Business

Debbie Bondar | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Business
Debbie Bondar

Today women are starting businesses at a blistering pace with survival rates higher than men. When compared to their male counterparts, women are routinely lauded for having better team-building skills, being more intuitive and for being smarter money managers than their male counterparts. But none of this matters when you become an entrepreneur. So what does matter?

Why I Wear Make Up (Almost) Every Day

Sara Starkman | Posted 05.09.2015 | Canada Living
Sara Starkman

I don't wear makeup because of society. It's not because every endorsed picture of the naturally exquisite Sofia Vergara makes me want to set my corneas on fire. It's not because I don't like what I see in the mirror without embellishments (okay, it's a bit of all of those things). It's because, for the most part, wearing make up makes my days better.