Recent Blog Posts

  • Luggage Rules on Canadian Flights & How to Fly Hassle Free

     

     

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    If you've ever had to frantically repack/rearrange the stuff in your bags at the airport (or even throw a few things out) to get everything under the weight limit, then you know just how stressful it can be to fly without knowing all of the little rules and regulations that the airlines have. It is absolutely crucial not only to know details like your airline's luggage weight limits or the allowable baggage dimensions for a carry-on bag, but to proactively prepare to handle these situations in advance--before you ever arrive at the airport! I personally have had to rearrange bags after placing them on the scale when trying to drop them off (my checked luggage), and, if it hasn't happened to you, believe me, it's NO fun at all! And that's why I'm posting this blog--to help you avoid this situation! Read on to learn about the baggage rules on our two national airlines and a few product suggestions that will help you to fly hassle free.

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  • Review: Fujifilm's X-T1 Compact System Camera

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    There’s a movement afoot just about everywhere to make things more accessible to everyone. That’s a great thing in a lot of cases… but when it comes to artisan tools it’s not. Making things hyper-accessible can mean making them less powerful, and it takes a brave manufacturer to say “no, we want to make something incredible for a small group of people.” That manufacturer is Fujifilm, and that camera is the Fujifilm X-T1.

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  • Ultimate Designer Holiday Gift Guide

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    I have had a lot of fun over the past few weeks talking about kitchen design, appliances and entertaining. Today I thought I'd put together twenty of my favourite products for the ultimate designer holiday gift guide.

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  • Top tools for the kitchen from a Top Chef

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    You’ve heard it said so often before, that it’s the little things that can make such a difference. That is true in life, and in cooking.  One of the simplest ways to improve your cooking is to make sure you are cooking with the right tools. I’ve compiled a list of some of the essential tools that can give you a leg up in the kitchen.

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  • Holiday Dining Etiquette 101

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    ‘Tis the season to be dining, Fa la la la la, la la la la!

     

    During the upcoming holiday season, you’ll be raising a glass many times at dinner parties, whether as a host or as a guest. But before you send or reply to those invitations, let’s review some basic rules of etiquette so you don’t inadvertently act like a turkey!

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