Canada Lifestyle

A Modern Rustic Guide To Renovating Cottage Bathrooms

Colin & Justin | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Living
Colin & Justin

Designing (what we hope will prove to be) two perfect bathrooms, we pushed the envelope, wherever possible, to create wildly generous accommodation with ample proportions for washing, showering and associated bathroom ablutions. Oh, and more than a smattering of serious luxe cottage style.

This Spring's Top Menswear Trends Are Bold And Bright

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Menswear is all about building a closet with investment pieces and less about trendy items. Look for top styles that are bold in colour and cuts, and don't be shy to wear pieces with prints, as this will show your innate fashion sense.

The Top Travel Style Trends This Season

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

The best travel looks are made-up of comfortable yet stylish pieces that can be worn in a variety of scenarios. Simplicity is key. I designed a comfortable black dress thinking of travel. You can pair it with flip-flops for the beach or with leather sandals for dinner. Add a nice scarf and some jewelry and you have created a different look with the same dress.

Top Tips For Travel Skincare

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

When travelling, the skin can become rather dehydrated. Often at times, the business, associated with travel can add stress, which also interrupts your skin's natural levels of moisture production. If flying, or spending more times outdoors, the water levels in the skin can also be robbed by recycled air and the environment (sun/ wind).

Get Radiant Skin Using The 5 Elements Of Seasonal Skincare

Candice Batista | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Style
Candice Batista

It's a very simple principle, any system that is in harmony tends towards health, well-being and sustainability. A system that is in disharmony tends towards illness, disease, suffering and collapse. The same rule applies to your skin.

Colin And Justin's Bedroom Showdown

Colin & Justin | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada TV
Colin & Justin

Excuse us: for the first time ever we've been at war during one of our own TV series. As you'll see on Sunday's Cabin Pressure, our long suffering director Marshall twisted our arm into a full on C&J competition, that being to fashion one guest bedroom per designer. Crucially, neither of us would be privy to the other's plan. But which do you prefer?

Fewer Kids Walk Or Bike To School -- And That Hurts Everyone

University of Toronto News | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

More than twice as many kids are driven to school these days compared to 25 years ago, and that's having an impact on everyone. In a study released April 5 by Metrolinx, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area's transportation planning agency, researchers found a decline among youth in the use of physically active modes of transportation to commute to school over a 25-year period. And this has huge implications for the future of Toronto.

10 Steps To Help You Bounce Back From Adversity

Marcia Sirota | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Life can be beautiful, but occasionally it can also kick us in the teeth. We can experience loss, disappointment, adversity. Eventually, everyone has to face their fair share of pain. What makes the difference between someone who barely survives these challenges in life, and someone who meets these challenges head-on and thrives?

How To Get The Best Online Deals For Spring Trends

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.06.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I love spring fashion and find shopping online so convenient. The time I save can be spent outdoors, or enjoying time with my friends or dining out. To find out the latest tips and tricks about how you can get the most out of your online shopping experience I spoke with Camille Kowalewski from eBay Canada.

Hot Spring Trends For Shellac Nails

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Recently, I was lucky enough to speak with Linda Ly owner and founder of Onyx Aesthetics Studio. Linda shared with me the hottest trends for nails this spring and also the top tips for shellac manicures and pedicures. I love shellac polish. I find it lasts much longer than regular nail polish and I don't get as many chips.

Men Must Learn To Cope With Longer Lives

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Men used to have shorter life spans than women, according to statistics that seemed unchanging for many decades. But lately the gap started to close, and at least part of the male population is now making headways in terms of healthy aging and longevity.

A Few Of My Favourite Things -- The March Edition

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Crunches have traditionally been the "go to" abdominal exercise; but I am on a mission to change that! Why? First, crunches round you forward, which promotes a hunched-over posture. So, even if you manage to sculpt your abs, no one will see them because you will be bent over. Plus, we all sit too much anyway, and sitting already rounds us forward... Ditch crunches and instead do functional exercises.

Hot Trends For Undergarments This Spring

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.21.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Colour is big this spring -- sunny yellow, mint, candy pink complemented by richer jewel tones such as real turquoise and fuchsia are on trend. They're fun, bright and perfect for spring.

Good Genes Or Bad, Your Health May Be Influenced By Your Partner

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 03.07.2016 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

A new study claims that those we share our lives with, our spouses and partners, have a much greater influence on our health- and fitness status, regardless how genetically programmed we are. The more decisive factors, it seems, are the choices we make in connection with other adults.

What Makes A 'Luxury' Car?

Reggie Ramone | Posted 03.07.2016 | Canada Style
Reggie Ramone

The entrance of technology, expectations of luxury, and disruptive competitors are just some of the variables that constantly change market needs, and luxury car makers are then left with the difficult task of building next generation models that exceed, well, everything.

Can Your Personal Finances Survive A Stress Test?

Anita Saulite | Posted 03.03.2016 | Canada Business
Anita Saulite

Managing a big change in life can be daunting. That's why we need to have a clear understanding of our financial situation. It can't be fuzzy. Banks, for example, regularly conduct stress tests to identify areas of vulnerability. Testing allows for preventative planning to avoid systemic breakdowns or unrecoverable losses.

Top Tips For Mature Skin Over 35

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.26.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

I believe your skin (and your hair) are your two best accessories. So I make an extra effort to take care of myself by drinking plenty of water, eating healthy and maintaining a daily skin care regime. Recently, I was lucky enough to speak with Elizabeth Lamont, Vice President of Marketing, La Prairie.

Hot Spring Trend Alert: Watches

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I love watches. They look elegant on both men and women. Having a watch on your wrist, says that you could use your phone to tell the time, but you are more interested in the details and creativity with how you express your style.

I Am Not Sorry, I Am Judging You

Jessica Glazer | Posted 02.09.2016 | Canada Living
Jessica Glazer

I am judging you if you are barking orders at your partner. That person is not your slave. Their role is to help you, support you and guide you. There was a time, before stress, when you were loving and kind, which is why you are together. Get back to that. Your life will be better.

Hot Style Tips For Bigger Chested Women

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Finding the right fit when you have a bigger chest is not fun. So many women have commented to me, "You are so lucky to have a chest." Not when it comes to finding clothes that fit. But as the fashion industry continues to expand its vision on body shapes, now too, there are styles to accommodate bigger chested women.

Designing Life Your Way

Chakameh Shafii | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada
Chakameh Shafii

As we grow older we start to get to know ourselves a little bit more each day. Taking on new habits, letting go of old habits, gaining strength and so...

What If We Renamed Feminism To Make It Gender Neutral?

Sara Starkman | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Living
Sara Starkman

Not only am I a liberal-minded, strongly opinionated woman, but I'm a fully conscious being with a beating heart, eyes and a f***ing conscience. Somehow, though, we've managed to turn the continually debated subject matter into something people shy away from breaching and exploring. Something easily misinterpreted as "Latin for armpit hair."

Top Trends For Yoga Wear This Season

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

With the chilly weather outside, this time of year layering options are really popular for yoga. Choose pieces that you can remove as you warm up once you're on the mat. Pairing a strappy bra with a tank and covering up with a long sleeve tee allows you to peel off the layers as you begin moving through your poses and start to sweat.

Top Style Trends In Reading Glasses

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Don't laugh, but reading glasses have become a key part of my style. The first time I picked up a pair of reading glasses (after 40), everything changed (for the better). No more straining to read or having to increase the zoom view on my computer screen.

My Search For Meaning And Connection

Her Magazine | Posted 01.22.2016 | Canada Living
Her Magazine

While I have a blessed life (with its fair share of twists, turns, and challenges) with a loving husband, three healthy children, a career, and a comfortable lifestyle, the hustle and bustle of everyday life was leaving me feeling lonely, and craving deeper connections and meaning.