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Valentine’s Day Survival Tips

No matter what side of the relationship status bar you sit on - longtime single, freshly broken-hearted, star-crossed lover or old married couple - Valentine's Day can cause a whole lot of heartache. Because every one of us wants to be loved. There is nothing better than feeling the spark, flutter, thrill and comfort of knowing someone out there thinks you're neat. To feel it is to be human. — Read More —

The Year’s Top Headlines

2015 has had no shortage of spectacular news stories. As I look back on the year that was, there are a few headlines that stand out of events that may change the course of history. Not to be dramatic. These are the ones most worth remembering (even if we wish some of them never happened). — Read More —

Makeup Tips From A Pro

Makeup application is a bit like cooking. That is, I've got a few tricks up my sleeve and I can do a smokey eye as well as I can pull off smokey spare ribs. But just when I think I've got it (mostly) all figured out I run into a Michelin starred make-up artist and it reminds me how much better the pros can do it. — Read More —

Kristina’s Top Reads of 2015

I'm excited - it's that time again when I share my favourite reads of the year with you. I have been aching to write this for months! — Read More —


Best Cookbooks of 2015

For anyone with a keen home cook on their Christmas list (or if you happen to be one yourself) read on for my top cookbook picks from 2015. — Read More —

Black Friday Survival Tips

As I head out the door in search of Black Friday deals, I thought it a good time to remind fellow bargain hunters of a few important tips and strategies to help you avoid a bad case of retail regret. — Read More —

Lessons Learned in 2015

It’s that time of year again when I like to think back on the months past, reflect, and hopefully extract meaning from my experiences. To quote Confucius, as I often like to do, “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is the noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.” — Read More —

Israel In Pictures

Now that I'm back from a week in Israel and (almost) recovered from the most severe jet lag of my life, I've had time to organize a few pictures. (It turns out one can accomplish a lot when awake from midnight onward.) Enjoy my album! — Read More —

A Shiksa Returns To Israel

Twenty years after my first visit, I have returned to Israel. In 1995 I was fresh out of journalism school and anxious to see the place I read so much about in the headlines. Then, as now, the reality is a far cry from what we see in the news. — Read More —

Viviscal Hair Supplements – Do They Work?

About eight months ago I read an article that mentioned Viviscal, a supplement designed to tackle the very same hair problems I have been plagued by – frequent breakage, loss and thinning hair. — Read More —


Raising Your Bar(cart)

I like to keep a well stocked bar. Not just for myself, but for my friends who seem to invite themselves over a lot. Which I love of course. I was born to entertain! And as we're soon heading into the official entertaining season, it's more important than ever to be at the ready. Here is everything you need to become a mixologist along with a few buying tips and recommendations. — Read More —