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3 ways to get the cottagecore aesthetic at home

Country-style decorating is by far the most popular. Wonderfully worry-free, the look is casual and eclectic because it embraces durable decor that gets more charming over time, nicks and all. As with all decorating trends, country style has evolved. These days everyone’s talking about “cottagecore,” a rural esthetic rooted in lost skills such as sewing clothes, baking, gardening and living a slower-paced, green life. But you don’t have to shack...

Build your holiday capsule wardrobe with our stylist’s top fashion picks

As your holiday calendar fills up, these well-priced items will bring your style to the next level.

How "soft living" emerged as a political stance

You may have heard of "soft living" as some new trend Millennials are picking up and passing around, but while it gets diluted by the aesthetic quality of social media's ostentatious self-care, it’s actually so much more than meets the eye. In reality, the soft living movement emerged among Black women first as a radical (yet achievable) decision to move away from inherited trauma and struggling, and as a direct challenge to the status quo of our modern-day hustle culture. It requires a reframing of the mind, and even asks us to consider some big compromises in exchange for a greater happiness. Intrigued? Click through to learn more about the soft life and how it can represent a political stance for everyone.

Discover Livøm’s Nature Traveller collection!

This collection, with its harmonious blend of ethics and country elegance, is just in time for autumn!

How to Recreate the Latte Makeup TikTok Trend

Fall—it’s the season of knits, trench coats, boots, pumpkin spice lattes…and latte-inspired makeup? “Latte Makeup” is the latest trend to hit the beauty world. Just in time for fall, this warm, bronzed look is all over the internet, currently trending on TikTok with over 230 million views. Inspired by creator Rachel Rigler, this trend is a neutral, monochromatic look, made up of warm-toned colours using different shades of browns and creams. The...

Supersized sofas and Shiv's wardrobe: Here's what Brits bought most in 2023

John Lewis’ annual How We Shop, Live and Look report has arrived.

Outdoor entertaining tips for a fuss-free gathering

It’s almost time to dine and entertain outdoors. Warmer days are ahead! At this time of year, I often ruminate over how I’ll use my patio. This summer, I’m focusing on entertaining. Instead of hitting up a crowded city patio, I’ll invite friends and family over for casual hangouts. On the menu: iced lattes and smoothies, easy and quick dinners and no-nonsense hors d’oeuvres over wine. I’ve cleaned the deck and added hearty potted plants. Now...

Elevated entertaining: Hosting memorable gatherings

Hosting an event? It's not just about logistics; it's akin to conducting a symphony! In our world of elevated hospitality, we're not just thinking about guests—we're weaving them into the very fabric of the occasion. From the first invite that lands in their inbox to the last little token they leave with, each detail is a piece of a thoughtful puzzle. Ready to become the best host ever? Swipe through to learn how you can be the perfect host of an event that will leave your guests in pure bliss!

A little luxury goes a long way in home design

The look may be extravagant but the fixes are actually quite simple How do you elevate an ordinary house to luxury-home status? There are some great examples of details that add high-end polish in the 2023 Princess Margaret Home Lottery Showhome, which was designed by Brian Gluckstein. Some of the more extravagant elements can even be imitated in the most humble of homes, and without breaking the bank. Other frills, let’s be honest, are going to...

20 timeless decor ideas for any home

Flip through the gallery for 20 timeless decor ideas for any home, from finding the right furniture to tying your space together with the perfect scent.

60+ tips and tricks to transform your balcony

From alfresco dining areas and outdoor living rooms to peaceful green terraces, transform your elevated outside space with these beautiful balcony design ideas

Insomnia: these habits can help you overcome it

How to appear rich without breaking the bank

Money comes and goes, but appearing rich can last forever. While you're waiting for the big paychecks to roll into your bank account, what is the harm in presenting an illusion of that lifestyle to others? In fact, it may even open windows to the real deal! Of course, there is more to life than material things, but having nice things is definitely a bonus. Take a look through the gallery, inspired by Self-Made, for some tips on how best to indulge in the facade of wealth.

How to make the most of this London luxury hotspot whatever your budget

You can shop, eat and drink in style and still have money left at the end of the day.

Senior Living: It’s never to late to start on that bucket list

A friend and I were discussing the recent column I wrote about things I will never do again and others I have never done before, when she remarked, “that was a real wake-up call.” This took me by surprise and made me think. So here is a “wake-up” list for my contemporaries — ours is called the Silent Generation —­ but even more for the generations following ours, the Baby Boomers, Gen X, the Millennials. And for me, too. WAKE UP to travelling Go...

An unhealthy lifestyle may land you in a nursing home - study

All lifestyle behaviors except for diet were independently linked to an increased risk of nursing home admission.

The top wellness holiday destinations if relaxation is on your 2024 agenda

The top three locations for wellness holidays next year have been revealed.

How VSP Consignment Founder Britt Rawlinson Brought Sustainable-Chic Style to Toronto

“Create a welcoming environment and be a genuine person. Everything else will come.”

Hairdressing tips that are a cut above the rest

You are at you favorite salon, all set for a good pampering sesh, when your stylist asks you: "What’s the plan today?" This crucial question may sound daunting as she/he untangles and scrutinizes your hair. But remember, a visit to the hairdresser should be a 'spa day' rather than a 'stress day'! So why do some clients feel confused? If you can put yourself in your stylist's shoes, the experience will be better for both of you. Here are some tips to help you. Check out this gallery and find out what stylists wished their clients knew before stepping into the salon.

20 things to do before 8 a.m. to start living a better life

Morning routines can affect your short-term and long-term health, energy, mood, and well-being. There are many things you can do each morning to feel healthy, energized, and optimistic. But you don’t have to do them all to benefit from a healthy morning routine. Choose things that work for you so you can start your day on the right foot.

How to enjoy arts and culture on a budget

From music lovers to museum aficionados, most people like to engage with the arts on some level. But people who do so on a regular basis will know that costs can soon rack up! Luckily, there are things you can do to enjoy arts and culture without breaking the bank. Check out this gallery for some tips on how to enjoy arts and culture on a budget.

So, you’ve got a stylish home — but is it comfortable?

So much of what gives a room comfort are those unseen decorative elements: the ambiance Remember plastic-covered living-room furniture? The highly regarded pieces sat in unused rooms with the sofa issuing a crunch when you sat on it. While that’s an extreme example of a picture-perfect room, such spaces still prevail today: they look beautiful but lack the comfort and casualness that encourages long afternoons with your feet up on the couch. It...

How to decorate your home based on your star sign

Your home is a space that should reflect your character, but have you ever noticed that certain colors tend to make you feel more uncomfortable, energized, or peaceful than others? Well, your star sign could be to blame! Check out the following home interior advice that's tailored to your birth date, as provided by astrologers Rebecca Gordon and Ophira Edut.

Decorate without leaving the house

With the help of many online services, decorating your home can be a stress-free and enjoyable experience Decorating your home can be a daunting process, and even worse during the winter months. Tracking through snow, parking, making it to meetings and missing showroom hours are all typical hassles for the wanna-be decorator. If you’re looking to do some decorating over the winter months, why not do it from the comfort of your easy chair and...

From office casual to cottage comfy: These timeless wardrobe staples go a long way

Heading north on Friday afternoon is tough enough. So why add a wardrobe change to the mix? To count as essential for cottagers, clothing needs to go from the city … Continued

Channel the cozy Scandi way of life this autumn

Channelling the Scandinavian approach to design is about so much more than just decorating - it's a way of life.

Health and wellness, with a hint of sport

If you’ve jumped on the pickleball craze, it might be time to consider luxury condo living. As the paddle sport’s popularity grows, courts are trending as the newest amenity to be showcased in recent GTA developments. “Pickleball was a natural for us,” says Gary Eisen, co-founder and principal at Curated Properties, developer of 8 Temple at the west end of Toronto’s Liberty Village, where the forward-thinking outdoor court comes with spectacular...

How to get the most out of your next vacation

Every year, magazines and blogs publish travel guides and post videos of beautiful vistas in far-flung islands in some corner of the world, and direct you to go to those places. But that may not be realistic for a lot of people, and very often we do not get to enjoy the vacations we take for various reasons, from lack of planning to scheduling conflicts and finances. But what if you could plan a trip, solo or with others, and not feel burnt out or overwhelmed? Well, this roundup of tips and tricks will help you enjoy your next vacation on your own terms! Check out this gallery for all the best advice on how to get the most out of your next vacation. Click through.

Desk decor — and more

Sorry Barbie, there’s no time to party. The casual summer hijinks are over, and it’s time to hunker down and get back to normal. While that entails a return to more stringent schedules sans afternoon cocktails, it doesn’t mean the home office has to be a snore. Inject some fun into yours with these ultra-fashionable finds that are sure to boost your surroundings. Stylize your tech Recently while shopping for desktop technology, I noticed that...

All-season design tips

Home & Reno Show inspires people to make changes at home for year-round enjoyment Pandemic lockdowns are long over, but Ontarians are still spending more time at home. And they’re looking for inspirational ideas to help them get the most from their time spent indoors regardless of the season. “I think we got so used to it, we’re all in our little comfort bubble and we’re thinking maybe it’s not so great out there anyway,” said Toronto designer...

Fall Cottage Life Show returns

Romance novelist among speakers Motivated by the desire to escape city living during COVID-19 lockdowns, countless families became first-time cottagers amid the pandemic. While those lockdowns are in the rearview mirror, the impacts of the pandemic continue to drive several cottage trends. “Not only did people enter the market during the pandemic, many who had cottages began spending more time there and often even worked from the cottage, which...

Layered home lighting delivers style and performance

Use a chandelier, pendant, or similar fixture for ambient and mood lighting, as well as desk, table, or directional lighting for tasks. A plucky fellow named Jack Weinstein took a long shot in launching wholesale electrical distributor Globe Electric in Montreal during the precarious 1930s. The bet, as it turned out, was a good one, because the business spawned a brand that’s now so big most Canadians have used it in some form at home or work —...

5 Warm-Weather Outfit Ideas For People Who Hate Summer Style

I’ll go right ahead and say it: I am not a summer fashion person. Growing up in Puerto Rico, warm-weather clothing made up my year-round wardrobe and I hated it all my life. But my disdain for stereotypical resortwear goes beyond my love of tailoring, textures like plaid and knits, and black clothing. I find that, often, summer styles are romanticized to levels I can’t quite wrap my head around. In fashion campaigns and cruise shows, the vibrant...

5 foolproof (scientifically proven) methods to find happiness

5 steps to follow when bringing plants indoors for the winter

Rachel Schoutsen gets essential tips on how to bring your outdoor plants inside to give them new life over the winter.

The top 15 activities to do this fall season

With summer over and the fall season now in full swing, many of us are looking for fun things to do when we're off the clock. Indeed, just because the days are shorter and a bit chillier, this doesn't mean we have to allow boredom to set in! In this gallery, we'll show you 15 of the best activities you can engage in this season. Click on and add them to your list!

9 Sustainable Loungewear Brands For Conscious, Cozy Comfort

Over the last couple of years, loungewear sets have won over denim devotees, luxury loyalists, and even the most suited and booted among us. And if you would love nothing more than to live in soft pants every day of the week, it's worth making sure that our pursuit of comfort doesn't hurt our planet.Thanks to a slew of stylish and sustainable labels, your everyday loungewear needn't make you feel guilty. From Girlfriend Collective to Pact, here...

How to live a more authentic life

Unhappiness can occur when people aren't living their lives in a way that is in harmony with their authentic selves. As we live in a busy world, it's easy to fall into the endless cycle of work and household responsibilities and obligations. That's when we disconnect from our true selves, our relationships, and the world around us. But by living authentically, we're able to truly connect with ourselves and the people around us. And this can really benefit our mental and physical well-being in the long term. So, what does authenticity involve, and how can we achieve it? Click on for more.

9 Tricks to Make Your Diet a Little More Mediterranean

You probably already know the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet, but none of that is helpful without information on how to get started. The post 9 Tricks to Make Your Diet a Little More Mediterranean appeared first on Best Health.

Lululemon’s Fall Collection Is Giving Quiet Luxury 2.0

Fall is great for many reasons, but let’s be honest: The not-too-hot-but-not-too-cold weather makes an ideal environment to embrace transitional dressing at its finest. And an unlikely (not but altogether surprising) source of seasonal fitspo has emerged from none other than Lululemon. We’ve waxed poetic about the brand for everything from its viral accessories to chic travel outfits, performance gear, and more. But don’t sleep on its off-duty...

How One Woman Connects to Her Culture Through Gardening

Ronke Edoho grows ingredients at her home in Saskatoon that are hard to source in Canada but are essential to her favourite Nigerian meals. Through her company, Jollof Code, she teaches you how to do the same. The post How One Woman Connects to Her Culture Through Gardening appeared first on Best Health.

Why the 'quiet luxury' aesthetic is taking over — and here's how to nail it

In 2023, fashion is all about embracing elevated basics that exude understated elegance. Fashion expert Iva Grbesic shows us how to look sleek and tailored to embody the quiet luxury trend. "It's about wearing an outfit, not wearing a brand."

The best pet for you according to your personality and lifestyle

Looking for a pet, a dog perhaps or a cat? What about a rabbit or a hamster? Maybe it's a fish you're after, or some kind of bird. Acquiring a pet is one thing, but have you ever wondered whether or not you're actually compatible with animals? Believe it or not, it's possible to pick the perfect pet based on your personality and lifestyle. And it's important to choose the right buddy, because they can have a huge impact on your physical and mental health. So, what character traits do you possess, and do they complement those of your chosen pet? Click through and pair yourself with your next companion.

The subtle trend of quiet luxury

A new trend has been gaining traction in this era of outward opulence, and despite its quiet approach, it’s making quite a splash. I’m referring to the concept of “quiet luxury.” You’ve surely seen it without even recognizing it outright – it is quiet, after all. This growing movement started as a way for the upper-crust to indulge in life’s pleasures while keeping family fortunes quiet, and has subsequently spilled into the world and fashion...

20 ways to use social media more mindfully

Let’s face it: Most of us spend far too much time on social media with our cell phones, tablets and various other devices. But when you follow a few tips to help you use social media more mindfully, you can gain more peace of mind in your day-to-day life. Read on for how to foster a more Zen vibe in your social media explorations and interactions.

How to entertain outdoors with style

I’ve spent the last few weeks preparing my backyard for summer. The deck furniture has been scrubbed down and arranged, the planters and flower boxes are filled and the grill has been cleaned. It’s time for some fun. As noted in previous columns, I plan to entertain more on the deck this summer, rather than visit crowded streetside patios and car-heavy cafés. Creating a comfortable environment using flexible furniture for a variety of summer...

5 Cute Ways to Style Your Active Wear Outside of the Gym

The days of active wear only being meant for the gym are long gone. Every celebrity and influencer — and, heck, probably even your friends — has been spotted outside turning their hot girl walk outfits into an everyday look. With the variety of styles now available, going out in athleisure-style outfits has never been […] The post 5 Cute Ways to Style Your Active Wear Outside of the Gym appeared first on Slice.

How to Make Your Home Feel Like a Trendy, Boutique Hotel

Located on Dundas West in Little Portugal, Ode Toronto is a family-owned and operated boutique hotel that is the perfect home base for the design-conscious traveller. First purchased a long time ago by Ramsubick’s father, they enlisted the help of Alisha Sturino of Studio Otty to transform this building used before for short-term rentals into […] The post How to Make Your Home Feel Like a Trendy, Boutique Hotel appeared first on HGTV Canada.

Clothing staples you need to create the perfect capsule wardrobe

Fashion and style aren’t everyone’s forte, but that doesn’t mean you can’t curate a simple and stylish wardrobe. If the process feels overwhelming, start by choosing everyday essentials that you can easily mix and match. With that in mind, these 15 staple items are a great starting point for building a long-lasting and versatile capsule wardrobe you’ll have for years to come.

Celebrity habits: The good, the bad, and the downright weird

Sometimes fame can seem like an enigmatic, far-off concept attainable only by some random stroke of luck, but often times it’s a healthy balance of hard work, running in the right circles, and the small quirks that keep you on track. Check out this gallery to see all the strange, secret, and clever things stars do to keep their luck in line.