LIFESTYLE




6 Hot Summer Beach Reads

  There’s nothing like a good beach read on a lazy summer day. This season’s crop of options varies from the dramatic to the comedic, but all will have you engaged and entertained. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, the lake, or the ocean you’ll want one of these books in your hands.    Daisy […]

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Hot Summer Cocktails 2019

What’s more enjoyable than a nice cold cocktail on a hot summer day? These cocktails are all the rave this summer. Try one out and imagine yourself enjoying it by the beach.   Rosita 5 oz. mescal .5 oz. sweet vermouth .5 oz. dry vermouth .5 oz. Campari 1 dash angostura bitters Stir over ice […]

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The Cheapest Places To Fly To This Summer

  Still looking to make plans for summer vacation or considering a last-minute trip to somewhere fun?  Summer is generally one of the most expensive times to travel, but deals can be found if you’re willing to keep your options open. Consulting with airfare experts, USA Today broke down 9 of the cheapest places to […]

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Mhairi McFarlane Talks About Her Latest Novel Don’t You Forget About Me

In the latest issue of Real Style Magazine, we had a chance to chat with author Mhairi McFarlane about her latest novel, Don’t You Forget About Me. In it she discusses why she chose the classic Simple Minds song as the title, why her main character is so relatable, what she thinks about rom-coms, and more. Here is a part of that interview. 

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The 50 Best Bars In Canada 2019

  Canada’s 100 Best has officially released its ranking of Canada’s 509 Best Bars for 2019. The list of Canada’s best includes some well-known establishments as well as a few less-known picks. While Ontario had the most on the list, other provinces shined including BC and Quebec.  See below for the top 20 and click […]

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Toronto’s Pop-Up Selfie Shop Takes Instagramming To A New Level

Have you ever taken a selfie and used a filter to change the colours? How about used Photoshop to edit something out, or change yourself in the slightest of ways (or in some cases major ways)? Some expert photo manipulators also find ways to putting themselves in places they’ve never been, or doing things they haven’t done. Toronto’s newest pop-up museum can help you cut out the work and skill needed to do that though. This Is Eye Candy located at 322 Queen West provides you with fake sets that you can use as backdrops for your perfect selfie.

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Top Vacation Spots For Summer 2019

  Summer is when most people go on vacation. Whether you’re looking for an active and adventurous trip or some R&R, here are some of the top locations around the world that can offer both for your summer getaway.    Photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BoJ8JhNiPgi/ Amalfi Coast, Italy The ultimate vacation for those who want to explore and adventure […]

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Spring Cleaning Tips

  Photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BuhxNdahmWp/ Spring cleaning season is upon us. Some of us dread the thought of cleaning and organizing, while others thrive off the idea. Here are a few tips to make your spring cleaning easier and more efficient.  Makeup Makeup is an item that naturally gets cluttered and very, very messy. To keep things organized […]

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Outdoor Markets Across Canada You Must Visit This Summer

Spring and summer are quickly approaching, which means all the outdoor markets will finally be opening! If you’re ever near one of these amazing markets, stop by and see what they each have to offer! Photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BvoKYHMDaHX/ Vancouver West End Weekly Art Market If you love art and supporting local talent, this is the spot for […]

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Home Decor Trends 2019

A big trend right now is minimalism and the idea that less is more. You don’t need a crazy patterned rug or the trendiest couch for a gorgeous room. Sometimes simplicity is key and this year, it is. Neutrals with the necessary furniture is just perfect.

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Spring’s Best Travel Packing Hacks

  With spring right around the corner, it’s time to gear up for holiday travel and fun. For many of us however, packing for travel is a tiresome and sometimes stressful chore. We’ve pulled together some of our favourite travel packing hacks to help make your upcoming travels a little easier.   1. To utilize […]

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Upcoming Art Exhibits In Toronto

Photo: http://artmatters.ca/wp/2018/10/coming-soon-new-exhibition-by-brian-jungen/ Brian Jungen This exhibition created by the West Coast artist arrives at the Art Gallery of Ontario this summer. Jungen is known for remaking everyday items into powerful sculptures. June 20- August 25, 2019, AGO   True to the Eyes: The Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Photography Collection Over 200 pieces from the Philanthropists’ private […]

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March 2019 Book Releases

While it’s still the midst of winter, here is a list of the seasons most anticipated book releases.   The Bird King, G. Willow Wilson Award winning author and a vital American Muslim voice, G. Willow Wilson now brings us The Bird King, set during the reign of the last sultan in the Iberian peninsula […]

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Best Places To Spend Spring Break In Canada

Spring break doesn’t need to be an over priced trip to Cancun. Sun always seems nice in the Winter, but some of Canada’s most beautiful and unique destinations are best experienced in the snow. Photo: https://www.facebook.com/au1884/ 1) Quebec city While summer is the most popular time to visit due to walking everywhere, winter in Quebec provides […]

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Daisy Johnson’s Everything Under Is A Well-Written, Yet Confusing Novel

To say Daisy Johnson’s debut novel Everything Under (her first published work, Fen, was a collection of stories) is confusing at times would be an understatement. Yet, there is something compelling about it that makes you keep reading it, and wanting to find out what exactly is going on.

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