Tag Archives: Dec/Jan 2014/15

Following Her Heart with Flamenco Soul

Canadian singer, actor and producer, Amanda Martinez is a rising star – named one of 10 most-influential Hispanic Canadians. Many know her as a radio host (launching Canada’s JAZZFM91 Latin Jazz program), television personality on BRAVO and Star TV! This year she was named honorary co-chair of PanAm 2015’s Ignite program as well as having parts in television shows “No … <entire article…>

Beaches Life magazine cover_Dec2014

Bring Back the Meaningful Tradition of GIFT GIVING

A gift should say: Surprise – Excitement – Caring – Thoughtfulness – Memorable – Gratitude – Love… it does not need to say Expensive We’ll never forget the surprise on our son’s face when he saw a hamster under the tree, all packaged with a bow on the cage. One New Years, a daughter of a friend surprised her parents … <entire article…>

The Joy of Holiday Cheer

Guests arrive at your door, what better way to greet them than with a warm welcome and a hot or cold drink. Depending on the weather outside, you’ll want to plan accordingly. Be ready to adjust at the last minute! Snow, cold and ice outside? Offer something warm, like hot apple cider or mulled wine. Warmer weather, rain? If the … <entire article…>

Holiday Trends this Year

Holiday Trends in food, décor and entertaining change from year to year. Check out the best holiday trends of 2014 for a beautiful, fun and festive time! “Cocooning is out. Hiving is in.” Like bees, consumers today are opening their doors to their neighbours and family, and expressing their creativity through home entertainment. 2014 PRNewswire reports Decorating Trends Holiday decorations … <entire article…>

Forget the Resolutions What’s Your Biggest Challenge?

New Year’s Resolutions work well for many people. If you’ve made a list in the past and you’ve been able to keep your resolution, good work! Resolutions are a great way of moving in a new direction or changing habits. But for many of us, resolutions don’t work that well. You may want to lose five pounds but putting it … <entire article…>

Your Annual Holiday GIFT Guide – Gift Ideas From Your Local Shops

A gift should say: Surprise, Excitement, Caring, Love, Memorable, Gratitude, Thoughtfulness 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 … <entire article…>

Say Goodbye to Flu this Winter

When you are rushing around ahead of the holidays, staying up late and stressing about what you need to get done, your body is more vulnerable to germs. All of a sudden, you are sick in bed at the very time you want to feel and look your best. At this time of year, it is especially important to fight … <entire article…>

Warm-up Your Mood Through Style

Canadians are in love with their coats! No wonder, with the kind of weather we get. One day it could be raining, the next day snow, then a drop to below freezing temperatures. Today’s choices for men and women include styles and colours beyond just black and grey. Brighten up your mood with a coat of a different colour! Make … <entire article…>

Stay on Your Feet this Winter

Winter is here and with it, the risk for slips, trips, and falls. Last winter, more than 21,000 people in  Ontario visited the emergency room due to injuries from falling on ice or snow. Today, advanced technology in winter clothing, footwear and mobility aids are specifically designed to minimize accidental slip and falls.   Your Winter Check List & Tips … <entire article…>