#manimonday

This #manimonday we’re ditching flashy Cinco de Mayo colours for a touch of Spring. These pale pink nails with a fuscia line through them are reminding us it’s Spring even if the weather sucks. Throw in glitter infused accent nails because our nail artist can’t help herself and you’re ready for a frolic through a…

#powerwives

#Powerwives is a bi-monthly column where we feature women who inspire us. Marital status is completely irrelevant. The title is inspired by our founders November 2013 Toronto Life cover story. Smart, sassy and informed, Melissa Grelo adds Co-Host of THE SOCIAL to her expanding resume. Melissa is already a well known news anchor and co-host of the popular morning show CP24 BREAKFAST.…

Pinteresting

Art-tastic!  1.  Haze Hawk is a stunning piece by Kay S. Lawrence. Using thread like a 2B pencil, the image of a parrot cleverly fits atop a delicately painted portrait of a young woman.  Like a knitted toque, this contemporary art piece challenges our concept of drawing in a very playful way. More, please.  2. Alex…

Clutch Cares

Every now and then we need a little reminder that humans really are good at their core. Sometimes it’s as simple as free meals for the homeless. And sometimes we come together to do something bigger and better. That’s what Homes First is doing with Tie One On.     Homes First provides housing to men, women…

Fatties

Food for the soul It’s May 1 and Spring is in the air, right? Wrong. Toronto’s rough Winter is bringing us an equally spirit dampening Spring. All the more reason to talk about some of our favourite comfort foods. Naturally, our first choice is soup. But not wimpy, unsatisfying, light stuff. We’re talking hearty, filling…

what’s the buzz?

Being too trendy is dangerous, we know. But today we’re buzzing over man buns. The most polarizing of men’s hair trends is one we love and we don’t care if you call us a bunch of dirty hipsters for it. Here are our top reasons to love man buns and some well executed examples. 1. Ladies…

Namaste B*tches

4 Yoga poses for beginners and why they rock We recognize that not everyone can float up into headstand and practice yoga for 60 years straight so today’s post is a little Yoga 101 for beginners Here are four moves anyone can do and will only take a few minutes of your day to practice.…

Trish Stratus hosts SheDot Gala

Trish Stratus announced to host SheDot Festival Gala Gala benefiting The Jo-Anna Downey Fund features WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus on May 4  April 29, 2014, TORONTO – SheDot Festival launches its inaugural festival May 1-4, 2014 as Canada’s only festival showcasing all female comedians. The festival is stationed at Comedy Bar (945 Bloor…

Homes First: Tie One On

Tie One On to help house Toronto’s homeless  April 29, 2014, TORONTO – Each day as people head home, about 30,000 homeless Canadians are figuring out where they are going to sleep. On May 7, 2014, Mary Wiens of CBC Radio’s Metro Morning will host Homes First’s second annual fundraiser, Tie One On. The fundraiser…

#manimonday

Keeping it bright and simple for this #manimonday. Taupe nails with a splash of bright stripes and caviar nails as an accent. 

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Nail caviar can be really fun as an entire manicure or just a little something extra. Beware, it doesn’t last very long.

what’s the buzz?

Last night a touch of Hollywood came to the advanced screening red carpet of Tapped Out. The movie follows the story of one time martial arts prodigy Michael Shaw (Cody Hackman) who is sentenced to community service in a rundown karate school, where he finds ..

Pinteresting

The Spring Beekeeper I have always admired the bumblebee. With spring now officially upon us, over the next few weeks, we will be seeing the return of the bumblebee to our garden patios and backyards. In celebration, here are five fun ways to show your support of the busiest little creature in the city Turn…

Fatties

WHOA. Nuts. First there was the donut burger, cronut, crookie and now… The Wonut. That’s right. The waffle-donut has been birthed by Chicago brunch spot Waffles Cafe. The Wonut is essentially this: you make a waffle, punch out a hole (if it pleases you), deep fry it, glaze it, ice it, decorate and sprinkle it. We’re not saying…

Namaste B*tches

95 years young We came across the oldest yogi in the world and simply couldn’t resist featuring her. Tao Porchon-Lynch is 95 years young and a master Yoga teacher. She has been teaching professionally for over 60 years and her students have said they are inspired by her, “there is nothing you can not do”…

what’s the buzz?

  The 21st annual Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival starts Thursday, April 24 and runs until May 4, 2014. This year’s slate features 197 titles from 43 countries in 12 screening programs. So out of 197 films, what are we most excited about? Here are our five must see films for Hot Docs ’14:…