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Winter “Stay in” Evenings

After the holidays, many are trying to save some money and avoid going too far on a cold, dark evening. How about a Games Night for family and/or neighbouring friends? It’s surprising how quickly a fun board or card game takes your mind off work and other worries. And best of all, “Stay In” evenings costs very little and are guaranteed to be … <entire article…>

$$ Talks – Holidays bills are here

Wouldn’t it be nice if this time next year you weren’t worrying about paying your holiday bills? In order to avoid credit card shock next January, you can set-up a “pay yourself – holiday bills – first” plan. Here are some steps that will help you be holiday-debt-free next season. You now know the total amount you spent on gifts in 2011. Divide the total by … <entire article…>

Hockey Mom!

by Beth Parker I never thought I’d be one of those hockey moms, you know, yelling cheers from the sidelines and racing off to sit in a frigid arena several times a week. But suddenly I realized that it had happened. Without intending to join the growing group of parents that follow their sons and daughters as they take to the ice and play Canada’s favourite … <entire article…>

7 Steps to Soft, smooth, flake-free skin

by Raffi Nersesin, Paramedical Skin Health Winter is the worst time of the year for dry, flaky, cracking, chapped and leathery-looking skin. Here’s how to protect your face from the elements by changing your skin-care  regimen during the colder months. 1. Cleanse You want to be gentler on skin by avoiding foaming or soap-containing products because these will encourage dryness and irritation by stripping … <entire article…>

Dreaming Big As The Sun

UPDATE (May 1, 12) – READY, SET, AND GO! Follow up our story “Dreaming Big As The Sun” published in February Beaches|Life. – Marcelo da Luz and his Power of One (Xof1) Solar Car is heading off for a new challenge, 28 days pulling his solar car from Toronto to Otawa. Taking off this morning 10 am from Earl Haig … <entire article…>

De-clutter Before you Shop – and for a Good Cause

Holiday gift giving, new decorations, boxes of chocolates? We love it all but before long we’ve just added to all the stuff already filling our closets and drawers. Before setting out to shop and decorate this year, take a few hours to de-clutter with others in your household. Go through each room, including the garage and basement, and collect items … <entire article…>

Lighting Up

The end of the year and beginning of the New Year is a time for celebration for many around the world of different faiths and traditions: Christmas and its different dates, the Winter Solstice, Hanukkah and Diwali. But regardless of how you celebrate, traditions are best when shared with others, family at home, extended family, friends, colleagues at work and … <entire article…>

Top of her Game – Chef Crawford Just Keeps on “Pitchin’ In”

With 24 years of culinary experience working in top restaurants across North America and as Executive Chef at the Four Seasons in Toronto and in New York City, Lynn Crawford has earned her title, “Canada’s Top Female Chef ”. Lynn has become a household name because of her show“Pitchin’ In” on the Food Network, where she travels all over North … <entire article…>

Beaches|Life Dec/Jan 2011_12

Coming, Going and On The Move

Welcome New Neighbours Arax Shawarma – 1921 Queen St E Menchie’s Frozen Yogourt – 1985 Queen St E Serenity Hair Design – 2246 Queen St E Shop Task – 1624 Queen St E Tori’s Bake Shop – 2188 Queen St E On the Move King’s Table – Colón, Panama KT Photography Sugarfoot – 220 Richmond St W Changing Hands Expedia … <entire article…>