Royal Etiquette: What To Do If You Meet Prince Harry

April 29, 2016

Prince Harry Attends Unveiling Of The UK Invictus Games 2016 Team

 

It’s a real life fairytale moment in Toronto, an eligible and undeniably handsome prince will be visiting our fair city. For the first time in 25 years, the dashing Prince Harry will be in Toronto on May 2 to launch the countdown for the third Invictus Games, held in September 2017. For those of you hoping for a Cinderella moment (or at least a glimpse of his royal highness), here are my dos and don’ts if you do happen to run into prince charming. (more…)

Wellness Retreat Etiquette 101

April 29, 2016

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I recently had the good fortune to attend my first ever wellness retreat in the foothills of Malibu, California . This kind of getaway has become increasingly popular in recent years as people are leading such hectic lives that they find the need to unplug, reconnect with their health and generally decompress. (more…)

How To Be Polite And Respectful On Public Transit

April 5, 2016

 

Since the dawn of public transit, there have been incidences of rudeness. Recently the GO service, a public rail transit service in Toronto created a video to help riders understand the proper etiquette of riding their rail line.

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The Ultimate Guide To Gracious Valentine’s Day Gifting

February 12, 2016

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Not sure what to give your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day this year? Have you had some epic Valentine’s Day fails in the past (i.e. ” I really thought you’d love a new vacuum for Valentine’s Day honey”)? Then this gift guide is for you. I’ve put together some simple tips for apropos Valentine’s Day gift giving whether you’ve been dating for a week or married for decades. Here are my top five tips for gracious Valentine’s Day gifting.

1. Do Remember It’s A Two Way Street

Valentine’s Day is a holiday that’s all about celebrating relationships and the best relationships are all about reciprocity — Valentine’s Day should be no different. Couples should view Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to celebrate each other and their relationships. For those who would prefer the older one-sided gift giving model — where one partner, often a gentleman, showered the other with flowers and gifts — I hope it’s enough to say that model doesn’t work anymore because it’s 2016.

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The Dos And Don’ts Of The Slopes

February 1, 2016

 

Despite some unpredictable weather courtesy of El Niño, winter is finally here! One of the best ways, in my opinion, to get through this cold and dark time of the year is to get out on the slopes. Whether you’re a skier or a snowboarder, though, there are definitely some dos and don’ts of the hill that will help you have an awesome day.

1. Keep your Gear in the Clear
One of the most challenging things about skiing and boarding is all of the gear that it requires. The boots, the goggles, the mitts, the helmets — they take up a TON of space and can be a bit unruly. Because of this it is very important to keep it tidy and organized when you arrive at the hill.

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