We Love Fridays: Celebrating Movember
With Halloween coming to an end, it may seem like all we have left is the cold month of November until the Christmas season hits. That isn't the case anymore! Movember
is the new November- the month of growing out our 'staches to raise funds and awareness for mens' health.
Not only is this a great cause but it's a ton of fun too! Think of how cool you'd look with a Tom...
DIY Halloween Decor Ideas: No-Carve Vampire Pumpkin Craft
I'm no domestic goddess by any means, but I do love a good arts and crafts session. While searching for some Halloween décor ideas, I came across this
very easy, quick, simple craft- so simple and easy that even I, clumsy as I am could recreate it- a great alternative for those who are 'pumpkin-carving challenged'. It's a great craft because it's so time efficient...
8 Retro Cocktails + RecipesTIFF
's in town, the delightful Jane Lynch is hosting the Emmy Awards
this weekend, and somehow all the excitement making us a little nostalgic for old Hollywood.
We're thinking that some classic Bogart & Hepburn movies plus swanky retro cocktails are in order, no?Mint Julep
3 oz Bourbon whiskey
4-6 fresh mint leaves
granulated sugar (to taste)
Using a mixing glass, muddle (ie....
Top Spot for Cruise Night in Winnipeg: Monday results
Yesterday we kicked off another Winnipeg-exclusive review challenge with Metro, asking you where to find the hottest spots in the 'Peg to people-watch on Cruise Night
Here's what a few of you had to say:
Congrats to Sabrina Frampton and C. George for making Page 2 of Metro's print and online
editions! Your reviews have entered you for a shot at our weekly prize.
Let's have a...
Plan Your Canada Day Party On A Budget
Champagne cocktails + fun extras + a killer outfit + ambiance + entertainment + fabulous friends = ? An amazing Canada Day of course! Here are five crucial categories every Canada Day party needs, and whether you're planning a daytime BBQ or a nighttime cocktail soiree, we've got your budget covered.
The Beverage (left)
The great thing about sparkling wine and—if you are...
8 Fresh Summer Cocktail Recipes
Exotic foods have the power to mentally transport you from a cramped restaurant booth to places unexplored. Try one of these fresh summery cocktails to turn a "staycation" into a tastebud trip to your bucket list destinations!Destination: Caribbean islandsPineapple & Mango Rum Cocktail
2 1/2 small ripe mangoes, peeled and cubed (about 2 cups), plus 1/2 mango cut into slices with skin for...
5 Patio-Worthy Party Punches
Patio season has officially begun, and whether you have a sprawling backyard terrace or only a 14th-floor juliet balcony, entertain your guests in style with one of these refreshing mixes that incorporate fresh fruit and zesty flavours!Spiked Cranberry Lemonade
1 46oz (1.36L) can pineapple juice, chilled
1 32oz (950mL) bottle cranberry juice, chilled
1 12oz (350mL) can frozen lemonade concentrate,...
Outdoor Entertaining: Deck Your Deck Out
Whenever we need ideas for entertaining we look no further than At Home With Kim Vallée
, from innovative ways to spruce up our garden
, to easy ways to plan a party
, we're constantly inspired. With the first long weekend of the summer (and a few deals to be had), we're going to stock up on all the basics for our patio table and a few extras to make outdoor entertaining easier.
Picnic Baskets: Our Favourite Spring It-Bag
Forget lusting after the It bags lining store windows, we're in the market for a cute picnic basket to tote some wine, cheese and all sorts of delights on our next hike or park visit. If comfort is a must, look for a backpack or long shoulder strap, or if you love the retro feel of wicker there's a variety of gorgeous baskets to choose from. We love the idea of a saddle basket for your...
2011 Drink Trends: What Every Host Should Know Before Your Next ShindigSponsored
When we’re talking Trends, the first thought that usually comes to mind is Fashion. Being fashion-forward is important to many of us, but did you know that alcoholic drinks also respect the vogue?
Before you make a bevvie blunder at your next garden party shindig, we suggest you get up to speed using the new handy dandy Trend Report from the LCBO (Ontario)
– it highlights...