I went to Annie Thompson’s recent fashion show, “I’m Not the Police” in Toronto’s East End. Her Fall/Winter 2010-2011 collection was a sharp reflection of the East End yummy mummy cliche with its artsy vibe and louche draping fabrics.
Save Money When Grocery Shopping
Grocery shopping is one of the best ways to practice saving skills. With a little effort, you can shave 10 to 20 per cent off your grocery bill. It just takes a little thinking outside the big box stores to shop and eat well.
The best part is that eating on the cheap doesn’t mean eating poorly. You can find great prices on food.
I worked as the Consultant Communications and PR Co-ordinator for Mary Kay Cosmetics Ltd. Part of my job was to write marketing releases for new products. I also wrote the articles that went to NewsCanada. (Note, all images open in .pdf format.) NewsCanada MaryKay_marketing Contest and marketing writing ...Read More
Buying a house with an income property is one way to get into the property market. However, just buying a house and expecting to find tenants isn’t as easy as it seems. Scott McGillivray, host of HGTV’s Income Property shares his expert advice with Walletpop and potential landlords.
It’s wedding season again and brides are being swept up in the romance of their fairy-tale celebrations. But nothing brings a fairy tale to a grinding halt faster than bills in one hand and a shrinking budget in the other.
TOPSHOP is one of those stores that's on the list of many a fashion-lover. If you're going to Britain or even to New York, it's the store to get trendy, affordable pieces and maybe even a little of that Kate Moss magic. So there was excitement...Read More
It always amazes me when people say, “I didn’t know your sister died,” when it comes up organically in conversation. It irritates me as well. Of course you don’t know my sister died, but I don’t tell them that. I tell them, “Well, it’s not like I introduce myself as, “Hi, I’m Renee and my sister Michelle died 17 years ago in a car accident” After all, that would be just awkward, wouldn’t it?
I was in one of my favourite consignment stores the other weekend and was trying on some designer label dresses (Dolce and Gabbana! Cynthia Rowley!) when I slipped on a gorgeous maxi-dress. It was beautiful, it would be perfect for the stinking hot summer months;...Read More
If you’re a social butterfly then you don’t need to read this. If you’re a bit of a wall flower, then feel free to read this and add suggestions.
What’s in a name? A lot when you’re trying to convince customers to buy your product. Teenflo, the clothing line of tailored pieces perfect for the workforce and ladies who lunch, has spent the last two decades explaining that despite the ‘teen’ in Teenflo, the line isn’t for teens.
Like sushi? Like Star Wars? Then combine the two with Star Wars chopsticks. You can use the Force (or just eat) with a choice between the Darth Vader/Yoda chopsticks or the Luke Skywalker/Yoda pair. Note: Not to be used while wearing your Adidas Star Wars shoes. To add...Read More
By Renee Sylvestre-Williams (with updates from Darcy Keith) If home renovations are still on your to-do list, and you wouldn't mind a little extra help from the taxman to help pay for it, you better act fast: Ottawa's home renovation tax credit expires at the end...Read More
Catharine MacIntosh got stopped and pulled aside by airport security because she wasn't carrying enough luggage from her 10-day trip from Holland. "I had a large black purse for 10 days," says MacIntosh. "I was taken out of the line and they took my passport....Read More
I admit I had an ulterior motive when I went up to Around the Block. The year-old furniture consignment store is a treasure trove of chairs, dishes and light fixtures. It was the chairs that drew me to the store. I’m currently looking for two chairs that will serve as both dining room chairs and occasional seating. Owner Warren Hales sees this on a daily basis.