Tag Archives: Dec/Jan 2011/12

Beaches Holiday Shopping Guide 2011

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…>

My Secret Beaches Spot

A little gem that I walk by everyday. It isn’t until late fall to early springthat you can actually see it. This is My Secret Beaches Spot. I hope you can share it with your readers. Andi Z. If you can tell us where the Secret Beaches Spot photo was taken, you could win a $25 gift certificate to Casa … <entire article…>

Coming, Going and On the Move

Welcome new neighbours Beaches Dance and Music Studio – 1A Hannaford St Cinamon Indian Bistro – 1966 Queen St E The Cottage Co. – 2199 Queen St. East David’s Tea – 2010 Queen St E K.A.S.I.A Preschool – 65 Glen Manor Dr Pet Valu – 1656 Queen St E Sun Life Financial – 1918 Gerrard St. E Wind Mobile – … <entire article…>

Health talk: Foods that De-stress

It is true. Some foods and beverages keep us ‘wired’, like caffeinated beverages, and others, like chamomile tea, help calm us down. Checkout these facts:B vitamins and magnesium are involved in the production of serotonin, which helps regulate mood and relieve stress. B12, in fact, is one of the most important vitamins involved in the synthesis of the ‘happy’ brain … <entire article…>

Chinese New Year 2012

Year of the Water Dragon The first day of the Chinese New Year 2012 will be celebrated on January 23, 2012. The festival usually lasts 15 days, ending February 6, 2012. Chinese New Yearis an annual official public holiday for many countries, including Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Indonesia. Some countries refer to the Lunar New Year with their local … <entire article…>

You Ask… You Answer.

Winner of… Congratulations to Matthew Domain, the winner of our question from the October/November issue. The Leslie Street spit began construction in the late 1950s. Its original purpose was to provide a breakwater for Toronto’s Outer Harbour, to handle the increase in shipping on the Great Lakes after the Saint Lawrence Seaway opened in 1959. This issue’s question: This issue’s question: … <entire article…>

Best, Worst and Most Interesting Gift This Year

I remember one year tracking down a second hand flute in Winnipeg then shipping it to Toronto in time to give to our daughter for Christmas. I’ll never forget how happy she was and how surprised. It must have made an impact – today she is a music teacher! Sometimes the best gift you ever got was something unexpected; tickets … <entire article…>

Holiday Do’s and Don’ts with your tech-toys

Arranging parties and keeping track of guest responses has never been easier with email, programs like email, apps and smart phones. But when using these new tools for sending party invitations, be careful to avoid some of these invitation faux pas! Not everyone uses the internet or checks it as frequently as you do. Make sure everyone receives your invitation … <entire article…>

Biz talk – A Personal “Thank You” Goes a Long Way!

Looking for ways to thank your staff or your customers this holiday season? Try and think of a way that thanks them that represents who you are: Homemade baked cookies or chocolates packed in a tin box says that you really spent a bit of time doing something nice for them. Gift certificates can seem a bit too easy, but … <entire article…>