Kim Ronzoni’s Shrimp Pho

Pho (pronounced “fuh”) is considered the national dish of Vietnam. Typically made with beef or chicken bones that have been simmered a long time with various aromatics to create a rich savoury broth. My Vietnamese-inspired version is a simple and delicious take on this soup and just as comforting and filling. A restaurant quality dish…

Master Bedroom Essentials

Relaxing in a private space for some well deserved downtime can be an important factor for an individual. As much as the kitchen is the heart of the home, the bathroom can feel like a spa and the family room is usually a cozy environment, an inviting master bedroom should feel like a peaceful and…

So You Wanna Be A Blogger – Lighting 101

Let’s face it, in today’s increasingly visual world, it is imperative that your posts outshine the rest of the social media noise. And let’s be honest, even if your content is spectacular…you need to ensure that your visual quality is superb. With a first impression, it takes less than 10 seconds for someone to form…

You Had Me at Algorithm

So here’s the thing, I am fascinated with the user behaviour associated with online communication and the ability to establish meaningful connections through technology. In my previous article, Naughty Naughty Tinder, You Get What You Give, we explored the fact that technology merely facilitates the interaction and that the ultimate outcome remains that of the…

Winter Wedding MakeUp Tips & Tricks

“Soft falling snow, warm white lights and silver-sparkly back drops. Winter definitely creates a gorgeous aesthetic for any wedding, but the freezing temperatures and whipping winds are sure to leave their mark. The winter weather is notorious for drying your skin out, creating flaky or even red patches and the infinite white backdrop can also…

An Opportunity for Deep Reflection

With the start of this New Year comes an opportunity for deep reflection and goal setting for both our personal lives and businesses. It’s a chance to figure out what is working and what isn’t and to “draw lines in the sand” about what you will and won’t do in 2017.  

CANNOLI-TIRAMISU Dip

This luxurious Italian dessert, combines the best of both worlds! It’s a cross between a cannoli pastry, (using ricotta cheese, vanilla, cinnamon and citrus) and tiramisu (using mascarpone and heavy cream sweetened with a touch of honey and shaved chocolate).  

Sustainable Style

A new year always starts with the best intentions. In every aspect of our life, there are goals set, improvements to be made, and a gung-ho attitude that permeates our every thought and action. The spirit of a new beginning can do wonders for the heart, mind, and soul … until March, or April, when…

The Anniversary Issue Has Arrived

You have absolutely no idea how excited I get each and every time I receive an article from one of the contributors.  Each article lights a creative fire inside me and fuels my passion to create this publication.  The amazing success of this publication is the result of each of the amazing submissions I receive. I am…

Live Local, Love Local, Support Local

On a recent trip to visit my family in Montreal we were fortunate enough to be able to squeeze in a quick trip to Finnegans Market. It was a place I had many fond memories of with my grandparents when I was a child. Many a weekend and picnic lunch was had at this wonderful…

Savoury Baked Brie…in a Snap!

Are you in need of a last minute appetizer for NYE?  Look no further… Savoury Baked Brie Sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, parsley, and a giant wheel of brie. Done. Ingredients 4 oz sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped 3-4 cloves garlic, minced 1  wheel of brie cheese 1-2 tablespoons chopped parsley Baguettes and Triscuit, for serving.    Instructions…