Weekend Reading

A little research for the weekend. [caption id="attachment_1896" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Weekend reading"][/caption] I'm playing catch up with my reading of the magazine variety. I'm going to take myself out for brunch and spend a few hours flipping through them. It's not just fashion and shelter magazines, I've...

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The Ethnic Aisle’s One-Year Anniversary

[caption id="attachment_1882" align="aligncenter" width="250" caption="Ethnic Aisle is celebrating its anniversary with lots of hot sauce. Delicious!"][/caption] I've said more than once that I don't write for free. I make an exception for The Ethnic Aisle because it provides something Toronto needs: a voice that actually represents...

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Blogs I Enjoy

I read blogs but tend to avoid the obvious ones like Manrepeller, Fashion Toast, etc. They have no interest for me. What I do like are more specialized blogs run by women who really seems to have fun doing what they do.

Women and Money

I've been thinking about a headline in the Globe and Mail which asks the question, Can a woman over 40 marry for money? Gender and ageist politics aside, the question should be, "Why are we still asking that question?" Every day I see articles about saving...

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The Rewind Button: Blonde On Blonde by Bob Dylan

(The Rewind Button is a group blogging project.  Every Thursday, we review an album from Rolling Stone’s Greatest Albums list.)  [caption id="attachment_1840" align="aligncenter" width="220" caption="Blonde on Blonde"][/caption] Bob Dylan, man, Bob Dylan. Leonard Cohen once said, "Only in Canada could somebody with a voice like mine win 'Vocalist...

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Great minds wear yellow and electric blue

Courtesy of Societe Perrier Canda, photo by Ryan Emberley

I wore an Arthur Mendonca dress to the 25th anniversary party for the Toronto Fashion Incubator. Obviously actress Natalie Brown wore a dress from the same collection. Ergo, we had to take a picture with the designer. This is the rare moment when I post an outfit picture.

The Serena Tote from Jessica Jensen

It was my birthday recently and I wanted to upgrade my bag from the big black hole I currently carry. So when Canadian designer Jessica Jensen said she was designing a more affordable (read: cheaper) line of bags for the Shopping Channel, I bought one. [gallery...

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The Rewind Button: London Calling by The Clash

(The Rewind Button is a group blogging project.  Every Thursday, we review an album from Rolling Stone’s Greatest Albums list.) 

London Calling by The Clash

Before I talk about the music, let’s take a moment to admire the cover. That’s Paul Gustave Simonon, the bass guitarist for the band. It was 1979 and he was caught smashing his instrument by Pennie Smith.