How much money? Ouch!

Tomorrow, four times the usual payment is coming out of my account and going on my mortgage. I try to save up so I can do lump sums as well as pay a little extra every fortnight. The thing is, after I called my bank and asked them to take out that money, I hung up and felt a little sick. That’s a lot of money.

Yorkdale expansion

Yorkdale mall is on track to not only be the biggest mall in the country but to have the most luxury retailers under one roof. It’s expanding its square footage all to welcome the recent influx of US, UK and European retailers who are here to take advantage of our stable economy (fiscal cliff notwithstanding.) 

Buying beauty presents

I've been asked how to buy beauty presents, usually on a budget because god knows it's not for my makeup techniques . I could write a column about it but honestly, the best advice is from Sali Hughes of The Guardian. Check out the rest of...

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Holiday shopping or why lists are great

I’m working on a gift guide for one of my outlets and have already started shopping for my family. Not friends – instead we get together, decorate our various trees and end up appropriately sodden by the end of the night admiring our work.

But gifts – good gifts are difficult to buy. Just yesterday my sister-in-law and I traded some gift suggestions and my mother and I had a call about the exact same topic.

My father? He texted me on the weekend wondering what to get my mother.

That’s why I’m resurrecting this mini-article/tip sheet I wrote when I was at Yahoo. The takeaway? Lists. Lists are good. 

Coworking spaces

When I was freelancing full-time I thought about renting a space where I could work without distractions. I have a small office space at home but it took a lot of discipline not to pop in a load of laundry whilst in the middle of an article.

It probably didn’t help that I spent most of my working hours on my couch – yes, working. Laptops are convenient that way.