Author Archives: Ted

Movies of the Royal Family Past & Present

The Royal Family has always been a fascination all around the world, but this summer, there is added enthusiasm with the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. Beaches|life wants to add to the Royal hoopla by featuring films about the Royals, past and present.   Mary, Queen of Scots (1971) Dir. Charles Jarrott; Vanessa Redgrave, Glenda Jackson, Patrick McGoohan … <entire article…>

A Perfect Time for a Summer Splash

The City of Toronto operates 57 outdoor pools for all to have fun in the sun and make a splash while enjoying the warm summer weather. Local Outdoor Pools  – Open daily to September 2nd or 3rd. D.D. Summerville Outdoor Pool 1867 Lake Shore Blvd. E, 416-392-7688 Leisure Swim, 10 am-4 pm/5-7 pm Greenwood Park Outdoor Pool 150 Greenwood Ave, 416-392-7804 … <entire article…>

Just Like Your Eyes are the Windows of Your Soul, Store Windows are the Eyes of the Store

Window displays became popular in the late 1800s because large plate glass was now available to make windows that ran the length of a store. When Selfridges opened in London, England, it featured the longest continuous window façade Britain had seen. The window displays at Selfridges became an instant hit, setting a trend that retailers still use today in order … <entire article…>

Beaches Living Celebrating 15 Years Connecting You and Your Community

2018 marks a milestone for Beaches Living – our 15th anniversary! Throughout this incredible journey, our vision has stayed the same: connecting you with your community for better living. In 2004, we had a vision to create a resource in print and online that would give local residents helpful and fun information at their fingertips. We would tell the stories … <entire article…>

Coming, Going & On the Move

Welcome new neighbours: Welcome new neighbours: Bespoke Butchers – 1378 Queen St. E. Budapest Restaurant – 1959 Gerrard St. E. Daughter of Oz Salon – 1360 Queen St. E. Distill Gallery – 1360A Queen St. E. Dulcinella – 7 Coxwell Ave. Freedom Mobile – 1889 Queen St. E. Freshii – 1002 Kingston Rd. In Bloom Flower Shop – 155 Main … <entire article…>

Inspired by The Beatles haircuts: The Fiorio Success Story

Maurice Fiorio loved The Beatles when he was a young boy living in France in the 1960s. In fact, he and his friends desperately wanted to look like the hottest new music group, with haircuts like John, Paul, Ringo and George. “Our local barbers only knew how to give us crew cuts,” Maurice recalls, “But we wanted to look cool, … <entire article…>

Life-Changing Moment for Six Nations’ Musician

It was a life-changing moment. Just hours after “The Lucky Ones” was released, it was the No. 1 song in Canada, performed by Canadian music artist Logan Staats. The 29-year-old musician from Six Nations Reserve had become the first winner on The Launch, a new music competition show on CTV. First aired this January, each episode of the series follows … <entire article…>

Fabulous, Fun Fiddleheads

What’s brilliant dark green, comes in a beautiful shape, and is chock-full of nutrients? It’s the Canadian fiddlehead from the Ostrich fern. Fiddleheads are the curled, edible shoots before they unfurl. They get their name from their shape – a fiddle head! Loaded with vitamin A and C, and high in potassium, these seasonal delicacies are a nutritional powerhouse, rich … <entire article…>

Looking & Feeling Your Best

Looking good leads to feeling good, feeling good leads to feeling empowered. There is no doubt that the two are related. When we take care of ourselves, that is, exercise, eat healthy, stay hydrated, and get enough sleep, we automatically feel good. And when we feel good, we automatically glow from looking good. So how do you do this? A … <entire article…>