Total Nutrition Diva – Darpan Ahluwalia

For over 18 years Darpan Ahluwalia has been a Certified Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), a Certified Live Blood Analyst (CBA), Products Knowledge Expert/Educator and formulator of the My Gluten Free products line. Also known as the Total Nutrition Diva, Darpan owns and operates the Manotick Natural Market and Manotick Wellness Hub. She has been sharing…

Naturally Beautiful

Over the past few years I have made a conscious effort to pay very close attention to what I am applying to my body as a part of my daily skin care routine. However, since the cosmetic industry is not very well regulated, it is exceptionally difficult to really know what you are getting yourself…

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…

Pamper Me Pretty – Eyelash Envy

Feature Photo Credit:  Bri Anderson-Jackson Embrace the aging process they say, grow old gracefully they say…yeah, yeah, so here’s the thing…getting old is a bitter sweet experience.  I mean I totally appreciate the wisdom I’ve gained along the way…but…the wrinkles…meh…you can keep em Father Time! I will however acknowledge that I must accept the inevitable…

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…

Holiday Glam Makeup Tutorial

There is nothing that excites us more than the sparkle, shimmer and glitter, that is the backbone of the holiday season. We find it in our clothes, in our homes and most certainly in our makeup. But it’s easy to get overwhelmed with choices or get a little trigger-happy when we have so many options…