Author Archives: Ted

Our Annual Love Affair with the Oscars

Why We Love the Oscars On Oscar Night, millions of people around the world tune in for the finale of the year’s awards season. Whether or not our favourites are nominated, or win, the truth is that many of us will stay glued to the television screen starting from the red carpet cover and ending close to midnight; and the … <entire article…>

Cool Winter, Warm Hearts

How many Facebook friends do you have? How many Instagram followers? How many people are in your contact list? Social media creates an ability to connect and engage with the rest of the world that’s never existed in before. Our favourite apps are a wonderful way to stay connected with people, your friends and your family, whether they live on … <entire article…>

Get (Winter) Active

During the winter months, many of us feel more like sitting around and watching television instead of going for a run! But despite a natural tendency in winter to slow down, staying active is essential for our health and our state of mind.  The first step, what do you like to do outdoors? For some, it might be skating or … <entire article…>

Playing Dress-Up How to Dress for a Formal Event

Receiving an invitation to a formal event can make you feel like Cinderella…. until you have to figure out what to wear. No need to panic. Here’s how to interpret formal for men and women so you can feel like royalty but still feel comfortable with your own style.  Black tie is often requested for an evening wedding reception, a … <entire article…>

WINTER Yum!

Cold Weather, Warm Heart and Delicious Dining WINTER Yum! is calling your taste buds to explore the amazing food and drinks from all around the globe – right in your own neighbourhood. Step into your local neighbourhood restaurants, pubs and breweries to experience the wide-selection of delicious meals, hot and cold drinks, and leave some room for decadent deserts! Check … <entire article…>

Movies Starring & About Great Women

It may have been your mother, girlfriend, sister or even teacher, whomever it was, we all have had special women inspire us. In this edition of Beaches|life, we are saluting the strong women in film, both the actresses and the characters they portray. The Color Purple | Thelma & Louise | Frida | Mona Lisa Smile | Million Dollar Baby … <entire article…>

DIY or NOT DIY…That is the Question

Got a project you need done around the house? Perhaps a shelf that needs building, some plumbing repairs, or just a thorough cleaning? Often, working on a project or getting to work scrubbing a kitchen can be a good way to relax, even work off some stress. But there are other times when it might make sense to ask, “Is … <entire article…>

Hearty Meals for a Hearty Winter

There’s a reason why food in northern climates includes a lot of stews and roasted meals. The heat from cooking used to be a major factor in keeping a house warm and cozy, and at a time of year when you couldn’t get fresh vegetables, you could still enjoy delicious and nutritious meals. Besides, the aroma from a stew cooking … <entire article…>

What are your 2019 Oscar Predictions?

PLAY ONLINE TO WIN:  Participate in our annual Beaches|life Oscar® challenge for your chance to win a pair of movie passes to Alliance Cinema in the Beach. How to play: Go through the following list of nominees and predict the winners. Fill in your picks below by February 24, 8pm. The winner will be the one with the most correct … <entire article…>