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Sporty Chic Girls, Our Time is Now

My sporting activities of choice are skiing and tennis. I also spend time at the gym, I run and I hike. All good forms of exercise, indeed. But you know what else those sports have in common? Great clothes.

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Time to Kill In… Lisbon

Portugal, and Lisbon in particular, has always been on my must-visit bucket list. The red-tiled roofs and twisty cobblestone streets I’d seen in photographs, not to mention the promise of haunting Fado music luring me into back alley bars, had me intrigued. It sounded so romantic, with just the right layer of patina. After spending one week there in August, the Portugal I saw experienced definitely lived up to my expectations.

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Fave Moments of the Summer

As the sun sets on Summer 2014 I’m looking back on a season of exceptional weather, new horizons and overall hilarity. I went exploring, saw live music, hung out on the water, cooked and ate…

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Doggy Treats for Posh Pups

Ballet dancer, model, stylist and fashion/design blogger. And now Kate Horsman is adding product line creator to her resume.

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Timbits For All!

I can’t think of many people who eat doughnuts on a regular basis. But they must be out there, because over the last five years the doughnut has been reinvented and re-popularized, with trendy shops…

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How to Meet a Man in 7 Not-So-Easy Steps

I hear it again and again from my 40-something single girlfriends. At this age, a good man can be extremely hard to find.

“Online dating is such a crap shoot and time-consuming. I’d prefer a more organic approach but where do you go? Add to that that I do find that men my age want younger women. It’s tough,” says Lisa*, a 45-year-old mother of two.

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Finger Licking Disgusting

Every once in awhile we all seem to need a refresher course in social graces. I blame the ever increasingly casual world we live in. I remember when people used to dress up before getting…

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Dog Days Of Summer

When I’m sweating buckets, I keep thinking about our four-legged friends in their fur coats. Despite the drippy tongues and excessive panting, they seem to weather the temperature with a certain insouciance.

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Two Words That Can Change Your Life

I’m sorry. It’s a powerful phrase. Perhaps even more meaningful than those other 3 little words.      As Canadians we’re known for being quick with an apology. And in everyday life it’s a description that…

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Ripe for the Picking

The best part about summer eating is the beautiful, bountiful produce, particularly the fruit. Among my favourites are berries of all kinds, but eating them can often be a game of tastebud Russian roulette – Sweet… sweet… mouth-puckering sour!

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Dinner Partying and Your Weekend Menu

Lately I’ve been breaking the cardinal rule for dinner party hosting. That is, any domestic goddess will tell you it is never wise to try a recipe for the first time when you’re having guests…

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