Will upsizing make you house poor?

With mortgage rates so low, you might be tempted to get a bigger home, but should you? [Read more…]

Birthday celebrations at Medieval Times

Not my birthday, but that of a friend. She wanted to celebrate at Medieval Times, the cheesy event that features knights, horses, jousting and eating with your fingers. As you do. [Read more…]

Aleks Susak’s debut collection sends peacocks down the runway

I need to find a place to wear this peacock dress from Aleks Susak. It’s the right blend of elegance and drama. And hey, peacocks. [Read more…]

Art and Socks – a night with Hitsu, formerly Huely

I’m not an art expert, I fall into that category of knowing what I like. Street art is a bit take-it-or-leave-it but I enjoy seeing how the genre changes and how it can be translated into and onto different materials. [Read more…]

Christmas shopping with Marshalls, Winners and Homesense

I’ve an idea of what I’m buying the people on my list (and my charitable donations) but there is always one person who tends to be the tough-to-buy. [Read more…]

Forget Boomers, time to do it for ourselves

I just finished listening to The Geritocracy on the Canadaland podcast. It was interesting but not necessarily eye-opening. The boomers are rich compared to the rest of us. Gen X (for want of a better term) is feeling the squeeze. I wrote this a couple of years ago for Bankrate.

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Finding a hairdresser who understands naturally curly hair

So I wrote a piece on hair for NOW magazine. Here’s a longer, unedited version with more personal reminiscing. [Read more…]

Ted Baker London in Toronto Eaton Centre

If you want a dash of British style (tweeds, lots of pattern and colour), you’ll be happy to know that Ted Baker London is opening this Saturday in the Eaton Centre. [Read more…]

Public Transit: The train to Vancouver International Airport; Toronto needs to catch up

I was in Vancouver recently for work and I rode their train. Toronto, you need to catch up. [Read more…]

Walking in Coal Harbour, Vancouver

I was in Vancouver recently for the Food Bloggers of Canada conference. It was fabulous and I met some great people. [Read more…]