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Nov 26
2014 1:20 PM 0 Comments

Cranberry Christmas

Not just turkey's tasty sidekick, cranberry has its own claim to festive cheer. We've rounded up some cran-tastic picks to kick-start your Yuletide fun.


1. Cranberry Pear, Davids Tea $7.50/50g, A fruity dessert tea that tastes as good as it smells.

2. Very Cranberry Polish, Essie. $8.50, This creamy cranberry polish will make your nails look good enough to eat.

3. Bowed Blouse, Zara. $79.90, With a deep cranberry hue and a stylish bow, you'll give Mrs. Claus a run for her money in this blouse.

4. Krenit Bowl - Medium, Litchfield, 38 Water St. $92.95, Sleek and modern, these Krenit bowls will look as delectable as the food it holds.

5. Cranberry Onion Confit (Chef Ann), Edible Canada. $10.95, The classic cranberry sauce with a twist: scrumptious cranberry and onion confit that accentuates any roasted meat and poultry.

6. Williams-Sonoma Seasonal Solid Apron. $19.95, Made of thick cotton and customizable with a monogram, this apron is perfect for every holiday cook.

7. K. Hall Designs Candlepot. $28.50, With the ambrosial cranberry candle, you'll be able to keep that festive scent burning all night.

8. Frosted Cranberry Tube of Treasures Gift Set, The Body Shop, various locations. $20, Give the gift of festive pampering this holiday season (or simply just treat yourself).

-By Alice Chen

Nov 25
2014 1:35 PM 0 Comments

Birchbox Comes to Canada


Canadian beauty mavens will have something extra to celebrate this holiday as Birchbox just launched up North, offering us all the chance to receive monthly treats. 

Here's the low-down: each month, a shiny box arrives chock full with five deluxe product samples all tailored to your personal beauty profile. If you love it, buy the full-sized product online. Products range from hair care to makeup, and skincare. With a strict 'no repeats' policy, and a rotating roster that changes every month, you'll never get the same sample twice.

This whole process can be done in the comfort of your holiday PJs because Birchbox beauty boxes come straight to your doorstep. 

Subscribe at for a gift from you, to you. Merry Christmas to us!

-By Alice Chen

Nov 24
2014 1:38 PM 0 Comments

Holiday PJs

On Christmas morn, necessary staples include hot cocoa, roaring fires, and of course, holiday PJs. From cozy onesies to classic two-pieces, these festive must-haves will make you wish you could stay in bed all day; you can eat turkey in bed, right?

1. Roots Mens Cabin Onesie. $124, and Roots Womens Fair Isle Long Johns. $108,

2. Paper Label Hot Chocolate Henley, $74 and Chestnut Pant $68. Hudson's Bay, 674 Granville St. or

3. Old Navy Flannel PJ Shorts and Flannel PJ Set Top, $16.94 each.

4. Joe Fresh Metallic Print Flannel Night Shirts, $22.

5. Old Navy Mugs, $10 each.

6. Gap Knit Fairisle Crazy Stripe Slipper $19.

-By Alice Chen


Nov 21
2014 3:37 PM 0 Comments

Movember: Moustaches Through the Ages

From the Selleck to the Burgundy, feast your eyes on some of the most famous ‘staches to have ever graced the upper lip. As we move into the third week of Movember, the time has come to start cultivating your symbol of sophistication into a high profile style. Here's a look back at moustaches through the ages for some inspiration.




By Jourdana Ponter and Kirsten Armour 

Nov 18
2014 12:58 PM 0 Comments



Apparently you don't have to be over six-feet and a size zero to be an international model; hurrah we're in! This winter season, join the ranks of Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Miley Cyrus to become one of six faces for the new MAC autumn/winter 2015 campaign.

Aptly named MACnificent me, this contest is not just based on appearance but rather invites each participant to submit a 100-word essay outlining why they're MACnificent inside and out, as well as the to-be-expected photo (selfies are welcome). The search for the new faces of MAC spans across 13 countries and will run until December 12, leaving just enough time to get creative.

As if the fame and glory wasn't enough, winners will also win a trip to New York for a makeover and photo-shoot. If you think you have what it takes -- we certainly do -- you can enter now at

-By Alice Chen


Washington Wine Tasting Event

Taste the season in Washington Wine Country at the St. Nick’s Wine Event in Woodinville, December 6 & 7. Enjoy special wine tastings and festivities at over 30 wineries and special hotel rates for St. Nick’s guests! For more holiday events all season long, visit