Like so many moms, Alicia Brum is making the most of her rental home. With fluctuating and sky-high prices in Toronto, buying a maison with her new babe wasn’t a priority while she was pregnant last year. Knowing she was going to stay put, she got to work on re-decorating on a budget so she could keep saving for her dream house.
With Father’s Day coming up I’ve enlisted the help of my bestie, Daniel MacKinnon, to do the dad-grooming gift-shop for me (’cause he doesn’t have kids, and has the time). Here, he shares his top 10 products geared towards dads (and some for moms!) that look as good as they perform.
Charlotte Jenkins is a buyer for Toronto retailer Gotstyle and she strategically organizes her wardrobe so she can get dressed with less stress. “Everything in my closet I can wear right now. This means doing a seasonal flip four times a year, but that’s worth knowing that every morning I can get dressed in minutes.” We asked her to show us what she wears for work, play and weekend.
We’re so lucky we don’t have to run ourselves ragged spotting trends on the runways or on the street. We’ve seen the best must-haves in the closets of our real…
To celebrate we invited a group of our featured Real Moms to Saks Fifth Avenue at Sherway Gardens, where they received treatments courtesy of Tata Harper and noshed on yummies from Pusateri’s. Plus Joanna Track (the digital mastermind behind sweetspot.ca and now, thebullet.ca) doled out words of wisdom for career-loving moms. Read on for her life-changing tips and a chance to win this gift pack from Tata Harper.
What does a former club DJ, VJ and news anchor do when she has a gaggle of littles? Well, Monika Deol quit her on-air career to become a full-time mom to four. She’s most widely known as the host of CityTV’s Electric Circus, a live TV dance show that still gets mad props from headlining stars (Champagne Papi, for example, paid homage by wearing a tee with the show’s logo just last summer). It’s been more than 10 years since her on-air life and she’s coming into the spotlight with the launch of her newest baby, Stellar makeup.
When you meet Simone Otis (she’s prepped the faces of Rachel McAdams, Sarah Rafferty and Kendall Jenner) one of the first things you notice is that she has ah-mazing skin. She’s mastered the model-off-duty-makeup look (that’s pretty and minimal), thanks to her stylish intuition and her career cred (Simone’s handiwork has graced the pages of Vogue, Vanity Fair and ELLE Canada). We convinced her to tell us what’s in her personal beauty routine so we can get glowing just like her.
This spring I’ve decided to end my shoe-drought and search for a pair that will totally turn any, old ‘running-around-doing-mom-errands-outfit, up a notch. P.S. And they aren’t ballet flats or Stan Smiths.
Every year I research sunscreens (especially new ones), read customer reviews, quiz all my beauty peeps about which ones they love, and then head out to the store after I’ve made my final choices (there’s never just one, but more on that later). While some may blame it on my beauty editor background, the truth is it’s because a few years ago my dad died of skin cancer, a disease that could have been prevented.