May is the month we honour our mothers. When people can’t think of what to buy, they often fall back on the usual flowers and/or chocolates, both of which are delightful and yummy, but fleeting. Why not create or find something special and have it framed, so every time Mom […]
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Homes need makeovers, just like us. As you look around and notice scratched wood surfaces, overstuffed closets, messy offices or laundry rooms and garages in the throes of chaos, don’t despair. Help is available at many service companies, which can reorganize or redo your space and your life. You’ll be […]
Tea, which is more than 5,000 years old, was possibly born in the Yunnan province of China. Legends mention Shen Nung, an early emperor and scientist, who ruled that all drinking water be boiled as a hygienic precaution. One day while traveling, his servants boiled water for him, and just […]
Holiday means family, but family means something beyond those people who are related to you. Family also means community. When you do your holiday shopping, this year more than others, it is important to think of your Montreal family and the people whose income depends on you supporting them—not someone […]
By Sandra Phillips Fur is fashion nowadays. Look around at the clothing scene and you will see that fur is everywhere. It crept onto the cuffs and collars of coats, then onto sweaters and capes. The Fur Council of Canada has been instrumental in modernizing the Canadian fur industry and […]
Once we hit cooler weather, we start spending more time inside and noticing our furnishings. There’s also that niggling thought about the holidays down the line and sleepover guests arriving. So how can we make sure they’re comfortable, and still have a nice piece of furniture to look at and […]
By: SANDRA PHILLIPS Getting married doesn’t involve just the wedding itself. What it really means is that you are about to set up a new life—and a home—together. You have to combine what you each have and then blend your personal tastes to form a comfortable nest. Buying furniture can […]