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Sought After Gifts For 2020

  For many of us, its been the strangest year on record and as 2020 winds down, we look to the holidays as a bright spot in an otherwise challenging year. See below for some of the most coveted gifts this year.      Games, including video and board games. Games are an easy way […]

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6 Ways to Support Your Local Small Businesses

    You often hear politicians urging Canadians to support their local small businesses. These ‘mom and pop’ shops are often the backbone of our communities.      Shop instore or online. There’s a good chance the item you may be inclined to purchase from a big box retailer will also be available at your […]

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Winter Fun – Toronto Announces T.O. Winter Parks Plan

  Earlier this week, the city of Toronto announced its T.O. Winter parks plan. The plan highlights new and enhanced exercise-based recreation activities in parks locations across Toronto. See below for info the city shared. Residents are encouraged to stay active this winter with members of their household at: 23 toboggan hills in neighbourhoods across Toronto 8 […]

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Easy Gift Ideas For A Home Office

  Need something new, funtional and fun for your home office or want to gift something to someone for their office? Check out some of our top gift ideas for a home office this season.   Jabra Evolve 75 ($453.00): A good headset is a key component of a good ‘work from home’ experience. The […]

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Preparing For Covid-19 This Winter

  As Covid-19 continues through the rest of the year (and likely into next), its important to prepare for a long and likely challenging winter season.  With winter right around the corner, its important to prepare yourself and your home.    Stock up on the essentials. Ensure you have a good supply of key items […]

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Helpful Apps For Mental Health & Wellness

  Who couldn’t use a dose of positivity and just general calmness? There’s countless apps available that promise to give you a moment of peace in the increasingly hectic world we live in. Check out some of our favourites below.   Calm: This visually beautiful app is the number one app for sleep, meditation and […]

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Improve Your Culinary Skills In The Booming World Of Online Cooking Classes

    Its not surprising that many people are now trying out new activities and exploring different hobbies. Cooking has emerged as a favourite new pastime for a wide variety of people with everyone from kids to seniors taking part in the art of cooking. In keeping this pastime both fun and safe, online cooking […]

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3 New Lifestyle & Wellness Books

  This Just Speaks to Me: Words to Live By Every Day by Hoda Kotb Today Show anchor Hoda Kotb shares wisdom, love, compassion and humour in her latest book. Kotb offers up 365 new quotes and stories to share with readers including moments that have enriched her life, discussing everything from motherhood and friendship […]

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Simple Design & Decorating Tips For Small Rooms

    Go white or light.  Light colours can make even a very small space seem a little bigger. If you have a dark coloured room, changing the wall colour to something lighter can truly make a big difference. Invest in furniture that doesn’t overwhelm. Choose furniture that works for the room. Overly large, clunky […]

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Easy Ways To Save On Clothing This Fall & Winter

  There’s no better time to begin saving. 2020 has been a challenging year for many Canadians and it may get worse for some. With anxiety around a second wave of Covid-19 and concerns about the job market, saving is a necessity.  See below for some easy ways to save on clothing this coming fall […]

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Products That Experts Say Could Be In Demand This Fall/Winter

  With the growing concerns related to a second Covid-19 pandemic, some are once again worried about pandemic buying and product shortages. Experts however, say that shortages in late 2020 and 2021 will likely not be focused on particular supplies (like food), but more on lifestyle items like workout/sports equipment and luxury indoor items.     […]

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Fantastic Lifestyle Podcasts Worth Listening To

      The Happiness Lab Starring Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos, this podcast covers a variety of topics focused on the quest for happiness. According to Dr. Santos, the podcast is based on the psychology course she teaches at Yale–the most popular class in the university’s 300-year history. She’ll take you through the latest […]

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8 Easy Ways To Save On Groceries

  Many of us are eating in more often and noticing the grocery bills are higher. It can be so easy to go overboard at the grocery store, either by buying too much or buying things you don’t necessarily need. When it comes to saving at the grocery store, there are ways you can help […]

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Top Toronto Restaurants To Try For Winterlicious 2020

From January 31 to February 13 2020, Toronto is not only in the middle of winter, but also in the middle of their annual Winterlicious event. It’s the time of the year where you can try some of Toronto’s best restaurants, without breaking the bank. Where you can try something new, or go back to something familiar. This year more than 200 restaurants are taking part in the event, offering three-course, fixed-prices meals for both lunch and dinner. The only problem is deciding where to go. Here are some of our favourites.

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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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