Tag Archives: Feb/Mar 2014

Look on Winter’s Bright Side

It’s no secret that Toronto has had more winter this season than in recent years. You know what they say, “if you can’t beat ’em…” let’s try to give winter a chance. Consider our neighbours to the north: Northern Ontario, Alaska, The Territories and Scandinavia including Iceland! Residents of winter wonderlands live a good part of the year without a … <entire article…>

What is your 2014 “Break-Through”

You may have had some lofty goals in January, maybe something that was to revolutionize your entire life, or perhaps something as simple as shining your shoes weekly. Now that we’re a couple of months in, how do things stand? It’s Never Too Late It’s never too late. You’ve had time to see what’s working, and what needs improvement. Perhaps … <entire article…>

Food for Thought – Going Nuts is Super for the Brain

People today are living longer – and better – than ever before. While our ancestors may have never dreamed of living well into their nineties, continuing to enjoy life a good 30 years after retirement is the new norm. So it is more important than ever to consider the lasting effects of the choices we make when we are younger. … <entire article…>

Sock It Up with Fashion and Function

February and March are the months to play with your wardrobe. We all have colours we just love, but unfortunately they don’t always fit with any of your outfits, until now. In the past, we’ve hidden these colours underneath our clothing, but now we can be bold and show off, or if you are a little shy, maybe a little … <entire article…>

Be the Host with the Most – 5 Excuses to Celebrate this Winter

The holidays have come and gone. For many of us, the winter blues have set in, while others are simply hibernating until warm weather replaces frosty temperatures. If another long winter is getting you down, why not find a reason to celebrate—without the pressure of the holidays to wear you out? Winterlicious Without Leaving Home – While Torontonians love Summerlicious, … <entire article…>

My Secret Beaches Spot

Brrrr… When? Where? Who? Answer as many of these as possible! Tell us when, where and who the Secret Beaches Spot photo was taken, and you could win $20 Casa di Giorgio Ristorante (1646 Queen St. E.) gift certificate. Email your answer by March 10, 2014 to info@beachesliving.ca. Send us a photo of your Secret Beaches Spot with a brief … <entire article…>

Celebrating Singlehood on February 14: It’s Your Day!

Note: some ideas and suggestions are created before COVID, though all ideas can be applied with a little creative mind… It’s Valentine’s Day – the lovers have this pseudo-holiday covered in all its commercial glory, but did you know that it’s for you, the singles, too? If you belong to the singlehood, here are a few ideas of how you can … <entire article…>

Wicked Winter Woes: When Nature Strikes Twice

With record-breaking temperatures over the holidays, our city definitely got a Christmas present we will never forget. Typically immune to natural disasters, Toronto was hit hard twice in 2013. First it was the extreme summer flood followed by the ice storm. While some of us were luckier than others, we can’t be sure that we’ll be just as lucky next … <entire article…>

Feb 14 14 Blues

Sun-up, Valentine’s Day, and it dawns on me that Family Day holds no promise either. I’m no loner; yet, I live alone. Donna took ownership of the girls and asked me to leave. Three years ago. I reach for the lamp, but it doesn’t respond. Another black-out. I get up, light a candle, an unromantic glow. I peer out the … <entire article…>