When’s the last time you washed your washing machine?

Sure, it *looks* clean, but who knows what’s lurking behind those dimples? Photography by Brett Walther. Spring cleaning is happening ahead of schedule chez Walther—and no one could be more surprised about this than me. Still on a high fromRead more…

Best leftover turkey sandwich ever!

If you are hosting a holiday dinner, you will most likely end up with leftovers. Personally, I think if you are going to all the trouble to make a huge meal, there better be leftovers so you don’t have toRead more…

Jessica Chastain: Sustainably fashionable at Vanity Fair’s Academy Award after party

GUEST POST: Alissa Heidman is a small town girl who recently moved to the big city—Toronto—to pursue an education in Journalism. Her passion is writing about lifestyle, beauty and animal rights. She’s spending the next few months interning for CanadianRead more…

Update your bathroom for under $500

No room in the budget for a bathroom reno? A new shower curtain can be the perfect jumping-off point for a cost-conscious refresh. Here’s how you to update your bathroom for under $500! 1. Cherry blossom polyester shower curtain, $23,Read more…

Easy carnation flower arrangement, Beverly Hills style

The secret to loving carnations is to arrange them in such a way that they no longer look like carnations. Sad but true. Photography by Andrea Karr. Beverly Hills hotels aren’t exactly the first places that come to mind whenRead more…

NYFW: Banana Republic Fall 2015

The Canadian contingent at the Banana Republic FW15 presentation in NYC: Sharp magazine’s Matthew Biel, me, Flare magazine’s Jillian Vieira, DJ and entrepreneur Brendan Fallis, Banana Republic’s vice president of men’s design, Michael Anderson, Sharp Magazine’s Joanne Jin and FashionRead more…

NYFW 2015 backstage beauty: Graphic liner spotted at DKNY and Yigal Azrouel

Liner looks are no stranger to fashion week(s). Over the last few seasons we’ve seen an influx of eyeliner statements, sometimes in brilliant colours, thick lines and often it’s found flicked out at the ends. On day four of NewRead more…

Marbled Meringue Hearts

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I wanted to share a fun idea to serve for dessert: marbled meringue hearts! These are sweet, crisp and airy and can be packaged on their own to give away as gifts or used toRead more…

NYFW backstage beauty: Simple nail art trends to try

I must say, I was disappointed at the lack of nail art seen backstage at New York fashion week. Although there was a serious shortage of artistic nails, there were a few highlights. The nail art look du jour? GeometricRead more…

Made in Canada: Sullivan and Bleeker

Not all cookies are created equal, especially the store-bought kind. Some are too chewy, some too soft, some too hard and some too sweet. The first time I tasted one of Sullivan & Bleeker‘s cookies, I was quickly reminded thatRead more…

Sorry Canada, red velvet Oreos won’t be available here

In case you needed another reason to be jealous, the much hyped red velvet Oreos won’t be coming to Canada. The newest Oreo flavour features deep red chocolate wafers are with sweet creamy cheesecake flavoured icing in the middle. PhotoRead more…

NYFW: Banana Republic Fall 2015

The Canadian contingent at the Banana Republic FW15 presentation in NYC: Sharp magazine’s Matthew Biel, me, Flare magazine’s Jillian Vieira, DJ and entrepreneur Brendan Fallis, Banana Republic’s vice president of men’s design, Michael Anderson, Sharp Magazine’s Joanne Jin and FashionRead more…