Canada Summer

How to Stand up Paddle Board

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Some of my favourite memories are paddling and laughing with friends. Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) has really taken off in the past few years and it seems now more than ever people are trying this fun outdoor activity.

Peaches Are the Ultimate Taste of Summer

Jane Dummer | Posted 07.22.2015 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

With a bounty of beautiful, ripe peaches available, often people think of desserts and jam recipes. Each season I make peach melba and peach cobbler. However, peaches offer an interesting texture, colour and flavour that go beyond desserts, making smoothies, sangria, appetizers, entrees and snacks delicious.

9 Benefits of Travelling to a Tropical Destination in the Summer

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 07.18.2015 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

When we think about tropical all-inclusive holidays, it's often done with the filter of escaping from another one of Canada's harsh winters. While that will always be a popular time to hit the beaches down south, it will also always be one of the most expensive times to travel to warmer climates.

How to Choose the Perfect Fragrance for Summer

Caroline Topperman | Posted 07.15.2015 | Canada Style
Caroline Topperman

In the winter months I like a spicier seductive fragrance, a more complicated bouquet that keeps me warm when the temperatures fall below zero. The summer, however, is a time for light airy notes that evoke long walks on the beach and travel to distant lands woven with romance and adventure.

How to Craft a Courteous Camp Care Package

Lisa Orr | Posted 07.14.2015 | Canada Parents
Lisa Orr

Care packages are little packages of goodies and gifts that parents, friends or family put together and mail off to their little campers as reminders of home and to let them know we're thinking of them. However as many camps will tell you, parents often do not understand what is appropriate to send.

How to Uncomplicate Camping

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 07.13.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Camping can be the best memories that you can share with your friends or family. Growing up, I really loathed camping and actually being outdoors in general. I did not see the point of it. But now I love it. Being in nature is a requirement for me to live a happy, balanced life.

School May Stop for Summer But Learning Never Should

Malkin Dare | Posted 07.12.2015 | Canada Parents
Malkin Dare

So far, two weeks of summer have passed, and another seven weeks of summer stretch ahead -- an endless expanse of aching boredom for parents and kids OR a shining opportunity for fun and learning? Here are some tips for parents who choose the latter option.

8 Delicious Ideas for Your Next Picnic in Montreal

Yelp Canada | Posted 07.11.2015 | Canada Living
Yelp Canada

Picnicking is an important part of summer in Montreal. Like really important. We bring food and drinks and wine and candles to truly, madly, deeply enjoy our public places and to celebrate birthdays and bridal showers and Tuesdays. Check out the following list of beautiful green spots and the best basket-worthy eats nearby.

The Perfect Dessert for Your Summer Potluck

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.10.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

As a veteran potluck dessert-bringer, I've learned that squares are your most reliable companions. They're the archetype of the ideal sweet to bring to a party. Meanwhile, cheesecakes, cakes, cupcakes -- all gleefully dainty -- but so spectacularly fussy.

Get in the "Gone Fishing" State of Mind

Deri Latimer | Posted 07.09.2015 | Canada Living
Deri Latimer

I just set my out-of-office message for the summer, and it reads "Gone Fishing." Although I will literally be doing some fishing over the summer, I really mean for this message to express the state of mind I plan to create. It is a metaphor for how I want to feel and be over summer.

10 Terrific Road Trips From Downtown Toronto

Yelp Canada | Posted 07.04.2015 | Canada Living
Yelp Canada

Tired of hitting the hot pavement in the big smoke weekend after weekend? Sure, patios are great, but sometimes we all need to get the heck out of dodge. Here's a hot list of day trips not too far from downtown Toronto.

How to Manage 3 Embarrassing Summertime Problems

Dr. Allana Polo | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Allana Polo

Heat-seekers rejoice, the warm weather and sunshine has rolled in. We can finally shed some layers, shrug off dark winter days and embrace sweaty outdoor fun and warm-weather inspired treats. As you hit the trails for a sun-inspired run or the ice cream parlour for a cool treat, you may be experiencing a few of summer's unwanted, and embarrassing, side effects.

12 Ways to Improve Your Nature Photography Game

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Living
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

If one of your goals when you get outside to enjoy Canada's vast natural spaces this summer is to bring home some awe-inspiring photographs, you may be wondering where to start. We spoke with Bruce Kirkby, an award-winning wilderness writer and adventure photographer to get his take on what makes a great nature photo.

How to Unplug This Summer

Alyson Jones | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

We experience our greatest joy when we are in the moment, and we are truly present in our lives. From a place of presence we can connect with ourselves and others. It is time to unplug from my technology and plug back into my actual life. So this summer I have a plan to dig in deeper, go outside, and stay present and reconnect with what is truly important.

Top 5 Dope Girl Summer Songs

Anjulie | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Living
Anjulie

Ray bans. Red vines. Go train station stops in the suburbs. Shorts and high heels. Green tea ice cream. Beautiful girls from countries I've never heard of. Fresh fish, cockroaches and late-night club crawlers in Chinatown. I'm Anjulie. I sing and write pop music. These are the images I have of my summers in Toronto and this was my soundtrack.

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!

Three Refreshing and Easy Iced Tea and Tea Cocktail Recipes

Sheena Brady | Posted 06.25.2015 | Canada Living
Sheena Brady

Ever crafted yourself a heavenly cool, luxury iced tea? How about a crisp tea infused cocktail? If not, you've been missing out. Try quenching your thirst with these easy recipes that are not only sure to impress your tastebuds, though will also make you look like a pro if you have guests over.

Eat Your Veggies, Off the Grill

Devon Peart | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Living
Devon Peart

From a nutrition standpoint, grilling is a great way to prepare foods because it uses very little fat except to add flavour, in limited amounts, if you choose. Also you don't lose nutrients in the cooking water as you do when you boil vegetables, which is the go-to vegetable prep method for a lot of people.

Hot Summer Style Trends for Men and Women!

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

This summer, it is all about travel and safari inspired details from the past and combining that look with today. The looks this summer are very East Hampton and are easy to wear for a getaway. What is on trend right now are pieces that you can use for more than one function (take them from day to night).

How to Protect Your Skin From the Sun This Summer

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

I used to do triathlons in my 20s and loved long bike rides. I was racing in Alberta in a half-Ironman race and was on my bike (in a bathing suit) for almost four hours. With very little shade, no sun protection and sweat pouring from me, I got one of the worst sunburns of my life.

How to Resist the Summer Splurge

Jeffrey Schwartz | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada Living
Jeffrey Schwartz

Let's face it -- as a nation, our collective summer starvation turns us into ravenous sun-worshippers, giddy and eager to soak up every moment. And for many of us, money proves no obstacle, even if it means going into debt.

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?

You Already Have the Perfect Beach Body

Erin Treloar | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada Living
Erin Treloar

When I stand in the changing room of the bathing suit store I feel a sense of panic wash over me. Why does my cellulite seem so much more obvious in here? Are those stretch marks getting bigger? How did 20 new moles suddenly appear all over my body?

June 21 Is Going To Be Special This Year. Here's Why

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Living

If you plan on celebrating Father's Day by soaking up as much sun as possible, this would be the year to pull it off. Summer Solstice marks the offici...

Brew the Perfect Iced Tea Without the Extra Calories

Jane Dummer | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

With summer upon us, it's time to perfect everyone's favourite thirst quencher: iced tea! And who better to seek advice from than Certified Tea Sommelier Raelene Gannon. Discover Gannon's top tips for brewing the best iced tea, along with my suggestions for adding flavour without extra calories.