Tag Archives: June/July 2011

Keeping BBQ Season Safe… and Oh So Good

Backyard barbecuing is one of Toronto’s many rites as we approach and enjoy the summer season. Summertime is spent in the sunny weather athome, while camping and at the cottage, and grilling food is a pleasurable part of that summer experience. Before you step out on your back patio or your cottage deck to begin, there are a few steps … <entire article…>

A Father’s Day Not Soon Forgotten

by Dan Hill   To celebrate Father’s Day in June 2000, my 11-year-old son and I walked to our local Starbucks in the Beach. Like most kids his age do with their dads, David opens up to me occasionally, but on his terms and timetable. Meaning, the more I ask him questions the more he clams up. It’s when I just hang with him—no computer, cell … <entire article…>

Embrace the long-awaited summer heat

Hot summer days are here. When you are feeling uncomfortable from the heat remember those soggy, cool days in May, then you will begin enjoying our precious 92 days of summer. Here are some ways to get the most out of the unwanted heat: Too hot? Think back on those soggy, cool days in May when we thought that summer … <entire article…>

What’s on your cruise “bucket list”?

Drop in and Make Your Dream Come True Where would you like to spend your next vacation? According to Dave Young, owner of Expedia CruiseShipCenters, “Everyone dreams about where they’d like to take their next vacation. By visiting his newly opened store on Queen Street, it’s easy to make that dream come true, and at a price you can afford. … <entire article…>

Zero to 100 Miles for Your Patio Table

Getting your food from your backyard to within 100 miles (locally grown) is recognized as a healthier lifestyle and kinder to the environment. Most produce you find at a local farmers’ market has been picked within 24 hours. It’s ripe, fresh, full of flavour and you are giving back to the local economy. Locally grown foods are said to consume … <entire article…>

CompletePets – the Pet Store on Four Wheels

People love their dogs and never has this been more evident than in recent times – we can pamper them in doggy spas, buy them gourmet treats and even dress them in designer doggie fashions! In this vast world of pet services, local Beaches resident David Schmidt is filling one of the last remaining gaps in the market – a … <entire article…>

Summer Jewelry Trends

Summer has arrived and along with it the plunging necklines that make way for your bold and chunky statement necklaces that are all the rage. Pair them up with some classic silver hoops and you have your go-to pieces for the season, said by Lara Bazant, jewelry designer. Check out these Hot Jewelry Trends for this summer! Big mixed cabochon-style … <entire article…>

Put your flag on the map!

Unlike our neighbours to the south, Canadians are quite reserved when showing our pride.  A Canadian team is in the Stanley Cup Finals which has us bursting open with excitement and uniting us from coast to coast. Let’s take this pride and heat it up just in time to celebrate Canada’s 142nd birthday. Once again Beaches|life encourages you and fellow … <entire article…>

Lessons in Business first learned at Camp!

Every year, thousands of families send their children to camp. Most parents were campers themselves and know only too well the valuable “life lessons” learned in a camp setting as well as memories of fun and friendship that last a lifetime. We have to depend on each other There are no “lone rangers” in camping. Everyone has an important role … <entire article…>