Bagna Cauda

Submitted by:  Kim Ronzoni  Photo Credit:  Daniel Rogall

Get One Give One: Corporate Ad Sponsorship

As we get ready to launch our debut issue, I’d like to introduce you to the entire premise of the magazine: Get One Give One. Our publication fosters local economic growth where corporate ad sponsors purchase advertising and the equivalent value is invested into a local business in kind. I LOVE helping small local businesses…

#thehautelist

Research indicates that every year gym memberships usually spike by 30-50% in January to accommodate the infamous New Year’s resolution, yet attendance dwindles off shortly thereafter. Why is this?  We set a clearly defined goal, with great enthusiasm, and shortly thereafter we begin making excuses to justify our absence and why we can’t commit. I’m…

Not All Fairytales Have Happy Endings

Alright so now that you have it out of your system after a fabulous trash the dress photoshoot, you’re ready to grab the world by the tail and swing it, and then…reality sets in. First comes love…then comes marriage…blah blah blah. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not being cynical here, however, I have witnessed…

Au Natural Anti-Aging Serum

It’s no secret…somebody says DIY and my eyes light up like it’s Christmas. I started dabbling with essential oils a couple of years ago but have recently invested quite a bit of time really learning about them. As I complete my Aromatherapy Certification, I thought I would put all of the clinical trials and information…

Super Mom Smoothie: Green Glory

I love this one if I feel a cold or flu coming on or need some help digesting last night’s holiday dinner. The ginger calms the stomach and aids in digestion. The lemon, fruits and veggies help cleanse your system and boost immunity. Honey will not only naturally sweeten things up but has a ridiculous…

Give A Gift That Keeps On Giving

As I sit here in CrossIron Mills amidst the hustle and bustle of the Christmas shoppers, I can’t help but think about how the Alberta economy is impacting many families this year.  With the oil prices last week hitting just about as low as they did in the economic downturn of 2009, the unemployment rate…

JRB Contracting Inc: Thank You So Much

Our very first corporate sponsorship just happened and I’m so very excited.  Why?  Because with this corporate sponsorship, I can feature the creative work of 2 local businesses.  With JRB Contracting Inc.’s advertising support we not only get to show off the contractor’s work we can also showcase Natalie Mireault Photography. Live Local.  Love Local….

Social Media Strategy & Legal Advice Mini Series Part 1

Let’s face it, starting a business can be down right petrifying.  Join Brandelyn on Ottawa Experts as she discusses some of the legal considerations involved with your start up. Sole Proprietorship? Partnership?  Incorporation?  How do you know which is best? Starting Dec 13, 2015, [oh my:  that’s haute.] will publish a weekly mini series on…

Rockstar Dinner Hack:  Butternut Squash Ravioli 

Now I am the last person in the world that should be giving dinner advice as I am culinary challenged at best. However, when I find something I like I’m known to be somewhat of  a creature of habit. For years Milestone’s served the best Butternut Squash Ravioli ever, but like all good things, it…

F#@k The Frock & Move On With It Already

Let’s face it, not all relationships were meant to last and to be honest, more often than not this is a blessing in disguise.  So, what do you do with that pretty little dress of yours sitting in the closet collecting dust?  Well, you could sell it, but why pass that shit onto someone else? Instead,…

Naughty Naughty Tinder: You Get What You Give

Following a recent debate regarding the effectiveness of online dating, I’ve come to the conclusion that technology has become an excuse for bad behaviour.  Though I certainly understand that these dating applications facilitate our interactions with ease, the underlying intent of the communication remains that of the individual. For instance, I’ve never used Tinder, however…