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…

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…

Canada’s sexiest snowshovel

I know what you’re thinking. And yes, a snowshovel CAN be sexy. Get a load of this: Beauty meets utility. And it’s 100% Canadian, to boot! The Firn snowshovel, designed by Patrick Kroetsch and Dominik Gmeiner. Photography courtesy of Firn.Read more…

NYFW 2015 backstage beauty: Gaphic 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 then ends. On day four of NewRead more…

Marilyn Denis Show: Budget decorating under $100

My big investment pieces in this ultra low-budget vignette? A chunky knit pouf from EQ3, and a geometric area rug from IKEA – both just $99 a pop! Photography by Brett Walther. Usually, when I go about decorating a room,Read more…

Homegrown skin care: Lise Watier Age Control Supreme La Creme Sublime

  Who knew that Canadian plants packed such a powerful punch? For 2015, Quebec beauty brand Lise Water has created La Creme Sublime, a new anti-aging cream chock-full of ingredients native to Canadian soil: Labradorian tea extract—a Lise Watier exclusive—isRead more…

7 things to cook when temperatures start to plummet

As soon as cooler temperatures hit, I instantly get in the mood for cosy afternoons indoors where I can turn my oven on and let whatever is inside simmer for hours, filling every corner of my kitchen with the sweetRead more…

3 easy holiday centrepieces

The turkey needs basting, the floor around the tree could use a sweep, and there are still presents to wrap. And the guests are en route. Believe me, I know the drill. But if you can carve out a minuteRead more…

Cool collab: Elle by RW&Co.

Elle and RW&Co. just made your holiday wardrobe shopping a lot easier, thanks to a tightly edited eight-piece cocktail-dress collection. This collaboration marks a first for the Canadian retailer’s women’s offerings (last year, they partnered with actor Hayden Christensen forRead more…

11 ways to ruin pasta

Pasta is such a simple dish, yet it can be hard to get it right. Everyone has had a bowl of bad pasta; either overcooked, undercooked, too saucy, the list goes on. Here are 11 ways cooking pasta can goRead more…

Does the man bun cause hair loss?

Guest blog by Katherine George Move over, ladies. Men are growing luscious locks and staking a claim on the beloved bun. Historically, chignons have graced the heads of male warriors, worshippers and Japanese samurais. Fast-forward a few hundred years andRead more…

5 tips and tricks from culinary legend Alain Ducasse

During his before our arrival. Needless to say it had sunk long before we made our way in. Then the host asked me “Alain, I think my chicken dish has an issue, it’s swimming in butter and it seems stuckRead more…