Tag Archives: June/July 2011

Patio Talk: Cool Drinks for Summer

Looking for the perfect summer beverages? With soaring temperatures choose the best drinks for outdoor entertaining and relaxing. Remember, in the summer we need to keep hydrated. Beverages with lower alcohol content quench your thirst and are less dehydrating in hot weather: think various coolers and light beers. For your wine Summer wines should be light and crisp, with green … <entire article…>

Man’s Other Best Friend

“BBQ is my life,” says Ted, whose home office is his actual backyard. He describes it as “Casa BBQ”, and it’s outfitted with no less than 65 grills and smokers.  Last year the count was closer to 100 but Ted generously donated 25 to the 2010 Beaches Yard Sale for the Cure. Ted believes that cooking outdoors has a special appeal, particularly to men (often … <entire article…>

The BBQ GUY - Ted Reader

Coming, Going and On The Move

Welcome new neighbours DeLish by Studio D – 2116 Queen St E History In the Making – 2194 Gerrard St E Northern Reflections – 2064 Queen St E Paws in the Bath – 2491 Queen St E Sausage Partners – 1378 Queen St E Subway Sandwiches – 968 Kingston Rd Teach Me to Fly Daycare – 2560 Gerrard St E … <entire article…>

My Secret Beaches Spot

My Secret Beaches Spot is this tranquil place that I like to visit when I just want to slowdown. Its view of Toronto’s skyline beyond the calming water is a reminder on how close the busy city is, and yet from here it seems so far away. Cameron T. Answer to Win If you can tell us where the Secret … <entire article…>

Father & Son Movies

One of the most special human relationships is that between a father and son. To celebrate Father’s Day Beaches|life honours this special family bond with these father and son films. They will make you laugh, cry, hope and even think a bit. Hope you can enjoy one or more of these movies with your own dad, or maybe with your … <entire article…>

Sun-Damaged Skin? You Can Turn Back Time

Most of us know that hours spent under the sun, or using tanning beds, accelerates the photo-aging process and can lead to sunburn and skin cancers. Unfortunately for some of us, the damage was done long before we began following these warnings, and our skin shows it. The good news: you can reverse this damage! Photo-rejuvenation or “photo facials” are … <entire article…>

Summer style at Work

Casual style in summer means a more relaxed, fun atmosphere at work in your workplace, whether it is an office or store. You want a look that’s still professional but in keeping with the sunshine, hot days and bright skies of summer. Freshen up your office or store with colour, perhaps add some posters, fresh bunches of flowers, soft green … <entire article…>

Quick and Easy Summer Seafood BBQ Tips & Recipe

Warm summer days can evolve into impromptu entertaining made simple and easy outdoors on the deck, patio or in the backyard.  Set out some colourful placemats and plates.  Throw a few flowers from the garden into a canning jar and add a couple of votives for when the sun goes down.  A simple menu such as grilled fish or seafood … <entire article…>

Device on Ice

Is it okay to text or compute while gathered with friends and family on the patio or deck? We say no, leave your phone and your computer inside. It’s not cool to Twitter or chat online during a social gathering, especially when you’re visiting face-to-face on a warm summer day or evening. The same goes for collecting emails or finishing … <entire article…>