The Rules of Sophisticated Summer Boating For Hosts And Guests

August 19, 2016



The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder but there are still a few weeks of summer left and for those of us who like to be on the water, at least another month of summer boating. I’ve been on boats since before I could walk. From sailing on the Sunshine Coast of B.C. to power boating on the Muskoka Lakes, it has always been one of my favourite parts of being outside and enjoying nature during the summer months. However in addition to the rules of the water, boating etiquette must also be observed. (more…)

Tennis Match Etiquette: How To Be Courteous Courtside

July 27, 2016

Eugenie Bouchard


We’re fast approaching the halfway mark of summer in Canada and that means one of the highlights of the summer for tennis fans in Toronto is here, the Rogers Cup , presented by National Bank. We get to experience world-class tennis and watch so many of our favourite Canadian players like Milos Raonic, Daniel Nestor and Genie Bouchard and also check out the up and coming talent like the Denis Shapovalov, the recent Junior Boys Wimbledon champion! (more…)

Queen’s Plate Etiquette: Know Your Race Day Rules

June 29, 2016

Goodwood Races


July 3 will mark the 157th year of the of the Queen’s Plate, the oldest thoroughbred horse race in Canada. From its simple beginnings in 1860 at the Carleton track in Toronto at the corner of Keele and Dundas, the Queen’s Plate has now grown into a massive event featuring not only world class races but also big name entertainment, including seven bands on three stages. It is definitely a social event not to be missed this summer in Toronto. (more…)

How Not To Be A Bride/Groomzilla

May 17, 2016



Wedding season is in full swing and that means the mythical evil creatures known as “bridezilla” and “groomzilla” are also on the loose. They are those demanding brides and grooms who completely forget their manners and with their entitled temper tantrums and overly demanding ways often end up alienating the very people they are supposed to be celebrating with, their wedding guests. (more…)

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Gracious Mother’s Day Gifting

May 6, 2016



She’s been there for us right from the start, loving us unconditionally through all of the highs and lows, and on Mother’s Day we get to celebrate that wonderful person who many of us call Mom.

The holiday that originated in the 1900s often includes a brunch or a family meal and hopefully it will also include a special gift. Unfortunately, it can often be very tricky and frankly quite stressful to find the perfect gift for the person who has been there through everything and helped shape us into the people we are today. So to make it easier I’ve put together some dos and don’ts that will guarantee you select the perfect gift for your mom. (more…)