Tag Archives: October/November 2018

My Secret Beaches Spot

“A stillness during the winter makes this a special place to reflect on the summers past and soon to return.” – Bonnie W. Do you recognize it? Tell us where the Secret Beaches Spot photo was taken, and you could win a pair of My Beach Stickers! Email your answer by January 10 to info@beachesliving.ca. Send us a photo of your Secret … <entire article…>

Fall: A Season of Layers

Fall is definitely a season of layers. Wondering why we can say that? Check this out. Layers in Clothes When temperatures drop, the best advice for keeping warm is to dress in layers. You start with a base layer in cotton, wool or some kind of heat-tech fibre; then add a shirt, topped by a cardigan, and perhaps a bomber … <entire article…>

New Season, Fresh Start

Your “back to school” days may be in the past, but most of us continue to see the fall as some kind of a new or fresh start. Let’s face it. The fall does seem like the start of a “New Year”. Many businesses plan fall retreats and there’s a general feeling in the air that it’s time to get … <entire article…>

Harvest Soup: Healthy, Hearty & Happy

Say the word autumn, and many of us immediately think of crisp cool days when we can enjoy a cup or bowl of hot soup! Autumn is the perfect season for soup, and not just because of the weather. During harvest time – August through October – there are countless vegetable varieties to choose from for the healthiest and tastiest soups! … <entire article…>

Remembering Canadian War Brides

On November 11 (Remembrance Day), Canadians pause to remember the courageous sacrifices made by service men and women in armed conflicts. This year marks the 100th anniversary of World War I, 1919-2018, the war “to end all wars”. The original name was Armistice Day, created to mark the date and time when armies stopped fighting World War I on November … <entire article…>

Canadian Thanksgiving, 1930s Style

Canadian Thanksgiving has always been a celebration of thanks – thanks for the harvest, but also thanks for our family and friends, and the community that supports us. Thanksgiving is all about sincerity, authenticity, taking time to savour the moment. It’s no wonder that it’s also all about the food! Whether it’s a gala meal or a simple offering, the … <entire article…>

Fall Fashion Fabric Trends 2018

Fashion fabric is a type of fabric intended for creating the clothing that meets the latest fashion trends.  For fall 2018, fashion fabrics come in a wide range of designs. There are timeless options, such as embroidered tulle, delicate lace, tweed boucle and velvet fabrics, or seasonal fabrics like ombre silk organza, abstract art inspired prints, sequined, fur, and feathered … <entire article…>

Costume Trends – What Do You Want To Be?

Halloween costumes have evolved throughout the decades, yet the inspiration for costumes remain consistent – have fun and dress to get a great reaction from others. Costumes typically reflect the culture and interests of the era. In Victorian times, for example, costumes for women and girls included Southern Belle dresses, English nanny outfits and dazzling petticoats. Men and boys would … <entire article…>

Cast Your Ballots – Election Movies

With Torontonians getting ready to cast their ballots for the upcoming municipal election, as well as our friends to the south getting ready for their very important mid-term election, Beaches|life is celebrating these films that are themed around our democratic right to vote.