Canada Lifestyle

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

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 04.15.2015 | 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 04.04.2015 | 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 04.03.2015 | 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 03.24.2015 | 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 03.16.2015 | 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 03.13.2015 | 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 03.10.2015 | 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.

How To Be A Celebrity for A Day

Kelly Lovell | Posted 03.03.2015 | Canada Living
Kelly Lovell

Everyone deserves to have a day to feel special. Luxury can be associated with expensive outings, taste and experiences; however it can also be inspired by a sense of self worth and the way people make us feel. A life of luxury may seem out of your reach; but money isn't the only way to make you feel like you are worth thousands.

Top Tips for an Amazing Home Facial

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.20.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Getting a facial done at the spa is one of life's great pleasures. It is relaxing and my skin always feels amazing when it's done. It is good as a treat, but can get pricey if you get them done regularly. I wanted to learn more about the top tips of how to do a mask at home, so I spoke with Sephora and they shared with me the top tips for doing a mask in the comfort of your own bathroom.

Why I'm Making 2015 All About 365 Days of Me

Megan Fielding | Posted 04.17.2015 | Canada Living
Megan Fielding

In summary, the year of fun ended in a drained bank account, a broken heart, and feeling slightly beaten down. Although the ending sounds like a massive Debbie Downer (insert wa wa wahhh sound effect), reflecting back it was an epic year and I wouldn't have changed a thing! With last year's lessons in mind, I'm embarking on this year's proclamation.

Wellness in the 21st Century

Marcia Sirota | Posted 04.04.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Wellness isn't simply about getting enough exercise, eating our greens and ensuring that we have enough good-quality sleep. Wellness is also about paying attention to all the other things that constitute well-being: it's considering the toxins we're being exposed to every day.

How To Find The Perfect Brush For Your Hair

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.03.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

To start with, there are four main types of bristles. Each bristle will help you create a different style or can be helpful to nurture specific kinds of hair. Understanding the bristles function will help you find the brush that will work best for your hair. This will also be a great help when you style your hair!

Salvage Yards: No Shame Reclaim

Colin & Justin | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Style
Colin & Justin

One future. So let's make the best of it, huh? We've long since championed this mantra and, whilst appreciative of regular Canadian furniture outlets, we reserve space in our creative veins for reclamation outlets and salvage yards. Aye, we love to mix past and present.

Top 10 Survival Tips for Travelling with Kids

CanadianMomEh | Posted 03.06.2015 | Canada Travel
CanadianMomEh

Family trips are the stuff childhood memories are made of but it's not always easy travelling with young children. The following are the top 10 survival tips you'll need when travelling with kids.

How to Have Fabulous Eyelashes for New Year's Eve

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.23.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Recently, I spoke with Joyce Poon, President & Founder, Noir Lash Lounge. Joyce shared her top trends for gorgeous eyelashes for New Year's Eve and the holidays. False lashes are seeing a HUGE comeback and are actually the fastest growing sector in the beauty industry.

Why Can't I Be Feminine and Have Body Hair?

Hana Shafi | Posted 02.20.2015 | Canada Living
Hana Shafi

Body hair doesn't have a gender. It's just hair that grows from your body and twisting it to mean otherwise is just yet another way for society to control women and profit off the double standards that have been forced upon them. So if you spot me on the subway with my ripped jeans and leg hair, just remember: it's just hair, it's not going to bite you.

Mapping Out Your 2015 Goals Is the Best Gift You Can Give Yourself

Anita Saulite | Posted 02.18.2015 | Canada Living
Anita Saulite

A new year brings excitement and anticipation of what's to come. It gives us the permission to make changes in our lives or not. With a little orchestration, we can map out 2015, set goals and accomplish more. This might be the best gift you could give yourself. Let me show you how.

How To Look Gorgeous Naturally For The Holidays

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.15.2015 | Canada
Sacha DeVoretz

In the winter my skin goes from combination to dry and flaky to oily, all within 24 hours. Choosing beauty products and skincare routines can be difficult in this situation. Here are some tips that will help you keep your skin healthy and glowing throughout the holiday and winter season.

Have a Holly, Jolly and Budget-Friendly Holiday

Hana Shafi | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada Business
Hana Shafi

The Christmas fervour of shopping malls and Dundas Square is partly a good thing. It creates a sense of community and happiness. And it's a way to brighten up the cold, overcast dullness of winter. But people really do need to control their spending and remember that they are not the Great Gatsby.

How to Navigate the "Prediction Season" for 2015

Jeff Quipp | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada Living
Jeff Quipp

As the holiday season nears and 2014 comes to an end, we're at the cusp of being inundated with countless lists and predictions about what 2015 holds. Everybody has the desire to gain insight into what's on the horizon. But with such a huge number of resources to turn to, how do you cut through the noise and find what is truly valuable?

8 Essential Beauty Products for Adventure Travel

Diana Petrucci | Posted 01.06.2015 | Canada Travel
Diana Petrucci

When you're bargaining in street markets, shaking hands, touching money, and using bathrooms sans soap and water, hand sanitizer is crucial, and you'll be using a lot of it. Unfortunately, this can be very drying on the skin since most are formulated entirely with ethyl alcohol. Nothing puts me off more than a sterile hospital smell and scaly hands. Luckily, there are alternatives.

How to Create a Five-Star Bathroom in Your Own Home

Colin & Justin | Posted 01.03.2015 | Canada Style
Colin & Justin

A good bathroom, for us, is an utter necessity, both at home and on the road. This considered, what does yours say about you? Is it a tranquil, organized home spa, or a chaotic scene awash with soap scum, razor blades and squeezed out tubes of toothpaste?

Quiz: Are You Living Your Ideal Lifestyle?

Theresa Albert | Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada Living
Theresa Albert

It got me to thinking...if money were no object, how would I choose to live my 50s, 60s and 70s? Want to play with me? I fashioned this ridiculous but fun quickie quiz completely unscientifically to see which of four general lifestyles suit me best...Can we live the way we love?

From One Extreme to Another: It's Time to Stop This Workout Madness!

Jessica Zapata | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada Alberta
Jessica Zapata

There's a big push right now for women to lift weights and to lift heavy. As a trainer I get it. I want to be strong. I want my clients to be strong. But there comes a time, when for the average person, enough is enough. We have once again taken it too far.

Hot Cardio Tricks for the Cold Weather

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 11.24.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

Summer is OVER, people! At the risk of being a total downer/drama queen straight out of the gates, as of this week, it is officially fall. I've slowly started moving my cardio workouts indoors. So, in order to make my time on the stationary cardio equipment a little less dull, boring, and monotonous, I've come up with a few tricks to make the time go faster and get more bang for my (torturous) buck.