Category Archives: Beaches|Life

Are you an Oscar Fanatic?

Enter our Beaches|life Oscar contest and be entered into a draw for two movie passes. How to play: Go through the following list of nominees, choose your winners and then email us your predictions by February 23. Everyone who has at least three correct answers will be put into the draw. Good Luck! The nominees are: Best Picture: 127 Hours … <entire article…>

Let’s Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

Who can ignore a celebration that includes about 70 million people each year! All around the world, Irish and non-Irish alike drink Guinness, sing songs and wear green on March 17th. St. Patrick, Ireland’s Patron Saint, was born in the 4th century. He used shamrocks to explain the Holy Trinity to pagans and is also known for driving snakes out … <entire article…>

Valentine Promise Cards

Kids of all ages can make these special valentines that offer something special with the “I love you.” Write Promise Valentines to special people in your life using blank gift cards or coloured paper.  You might want to create handwritten notes wrapped up in gift boxes, or attach your promises to a flower or a helium balloon! Adult “Promise” Valentines … <entire article…>

Make 2011 the Year for Health, Wealth and Happiness

Start the new year guilt free. At one time or another, everyone has made New Year’s resolutions to get fit, eat right and reduce debt; we do this because we want to be happier.  Now that January is over, it’s time to set real goals and forget about the empty promises of resolutions. For centuries, men and women have pursued … <entire article…>

The Joys of Winter

Winter, Like it or not, is a part of our Canadian culture, along with snow shoes, toques, red mittens, scarves and skates! The next time you’re admiring the clear bright blue sky against rolling snow drifts or snow flakes hanging off branches, think about the joy winter brings! Snow means Canada; surviving a big snow fall rather than shutting down … <entire article…>

Show Your Customers You Care This Holiday Season

Do you remember the last time you received a personal hand-written card? Didn’t it make you feel good? It is always important to show your customers they matter, however, the holiday season is a time when you can go the extra mile with a personal thoughtful gesture; it’s often the personal touches that separate you from your competitors. A holiday … <entire article…>

The Magic of Layering Up and Down

We know that cakes are layered and we are taught to dress in layers but there are more layers to uncover. Check out these clever ideas for “layering” all through this holiday and winter season. Holiday Feast with Layers The holiday season is a busy time for everyone, lots of activities, unpredictable weather and unexpected change in schedules. When hosting … <entire article…>

5 ways to Glam Up for a Festive Event

We’ve all heard the expression, you clean up well. Here’s how you can glam up well for the special party, without a lot of fuss! Add a thick, sparkly gold or silver bracelet Red lipstick Wrap a silvery shawl around your shoulders Rhinestone anything – earrings, necklace, bracelet (check grandma’s jewelry box!) Anything black patent, pumps, a belt, or a … <entire article…>

Beaches Holiday Gift Guide

There is nothing that says ‘I care’ more than a thoughtful gift. Sharing in the joy of the season, spending time with friends and family, giving and receiving – these are the things that make this time of the year so magical. Let your loved ones know just how special they are with the ideal gift…your local retailers have a … <entire article…>