October 2015

Oct 31 2015
“This Is My Canada Presents” – a brand new series showcasing Canadian musical artists. I wrote my song,  “This Is My Canada/Mon cher Canada” to express my deep pride in being Canadian with an initial vision to travel across the country and share my music, photos, experiences at my shows. Now that dream has been... more...

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Oct 31 2015
The changing of seasons brings the opportunity to reflect on your life as it is, and what you want your life to look like over the coming months. Fall is a really good time to slow down, be mindful of … Continue reading more...

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Oct 30 2015
HADRY is the ultimate fashion accessory to SPARE YOUR HAIR while in the sun and water. HADRY Brand fuses together high fashion, gorgeous style, innovative fabric, and individuality into a never-before-seen unique hair hero more...

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Oct 29 2015
Have you Ever Had a Lucille Ball day? My apt is hot so I got a humidifier out and while filling up the water the thingee broke, and it leaked all over my computer cord which shorted it out, and as I was screaming oh no, not another fffing computer cord– the curtain fell off Read the full article... more...

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Oct 29 2015
Watch this video to learn what 6 words you must never say to a child on Halloween. It’s super important. I won’t say anymore in this description as I really want you to hear my words. You can also head over to YouTube and check out our Halloween craft videos: Spider ring: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXmXI… Halloween Lantern:(...) more...

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Oct 29 2015

Our Customer of the Week, is Rent frock Repeat customer Jessica! Typically, our customers rent from the RfR closet for big galas or events. But our Customer of the Week, Jessica, rocked this jaw-dropping Green and Black Long Sleeve Ombre Beaded Dress by Aidan Mattox at a private party in Beverly Hills! In a city full of designers and celebrities, Jessica looked like she walked right off the red carpet, and into the […]

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Oct 29 2015

Removing your old junk gives you a ton of space you didn’t even know you had! How about using that extra space to create a music room the whole family can enjoy. The Twelfth Fret Featuring a selection of new, used, and vintage instruments, and known for excellent customer service, the Twelfth Fret is the [&hellip

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Oct 29 2015
The days are just flying by. I have heard many entrepreneurs saying that lately and, many times, I feel the same way. The thing is – whether or not you have a plan for your business, the days WILL fly by. I just hosted my annual 3-day Wealth Makers Toronto event and, while it took... more...

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Oct 28 2015
Hide it! Flaunt it! We live in a society where there are such mixed messages over body confidence. From the New York Times reporting that women are feeling liberated to forgo the spandex, compression and the defeated ego associated  with needing smoothing, lifting and support; calling compression “Oh so 15 years ago,“  to the adorable Selena Gomez criticized for her bikini shot showing curves to her size tiny body responding  with "I love being happy w [...] more...

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Oct 28 2015
Entrepreneurship was traditionally seen as a man’s game, but today that is changing. As I get ready to launch HADRY in 48 hours and become a startup entrepreneur again, I thought I would bring you another info-graphic this week. Discover these women who are shattering the glass ceiling by becoming their own bosses, advancing science and technology, and changing the face of business forever. This info-graphic showcases some of the world’s most successful... Lire la suite » more...

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Oct 27 2015
It’s that time of year again—when colds, flu, bronchitis, sore throats and many sinus and ear infections start to surface at home, school and our workplaces. The tendency when someone gets sick these days is to presume they will need an antibiotic to get better. The facts are that taking antibiotics for colds and other […] more...

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Oct 27 2015
Years ago, I was told this story: There once was a priest who came from another country. While walking through a local grocery story, he noticed a container labeled “coffee powder.” He became curious and asked the gentleman beside him what coffee powder was. The gentleman replied, “just add water and you get coffee!” “Wow,” […] more...

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Oct 27 2015
Years ago, I was told this story: There once was a priest who came from another country. While walking through a local grocery story, he noticed a container labeled “coffee powder.” He became curious and asked the gentleman beside him what coffee powder was. The gentleman replied, “just add water and you get coffee!” “Wow,” […] more...

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Oct 27 2015

If you’re following a gluten-free or vegan diet, you shouldn’t have to forgo cakes! Here are some Toronto bakeries to find that celebration cake that works for everyone. Bunner’s Bakery The French Toast and Triple Chocolate-flavoured birthday cakes are a hit at this everything-vegan Junction bakery. Cakes must be ordered in advance. 3054 Dundas Street [&hellip

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Oct 26 2015
Hello Beautiful Souls, Happy New Week! No long note today, just some amazing beauty & blessings that I hope will evoke a sense of wonder & awe(some) and perhaps put a smile (or two) on your face. ENJOY! Let’s kick it off with some cuteness…absolute cuteness! Need a little escape? Check these beauties out! In […] more...

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Oct 26 2015
Hello Beautiful Souls, Happy New Week! No long note today, just some amazing beauty & blessings that I hope will evoke a sense of wonder & awe(some) and perhaps put a smile (or two) on your face. ENJOY! Let’s kick it off with some cuteness…absolute cuteness! Need a little escape? Check these beauties out! In […] more...

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Oct 26 2015

This week’s Woman to Watch is Marie Kagan! Balancing a social life, family life, being the Chair of Fashion with Flare, and everything else in-between, Marie Kagan is a modern day super hero. She is the type of woman who thinks of others before herself (and manages to look completely graceful while doing it!) This is why she is this week’s Woman to Watch. We, here at Rent frock Repeat […]

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Oct 26 2015

Toronto-based chocolatier SOMA walked away with eight awards at the International Chocolate Awards, including gold.

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Oct 26 2015

Thirty visually impaired runners participated in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront half marathon this year thanks to the assistance of ‘seeing-eye humans’ who ran alongside them.

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Oct 25 2015
It is not often one gets the opportunity to see all world dance forms on one stage. Thanks to Mississauga-based […] more...

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Oct 25 2015
Back in the spring, Team Toby travelled all the way up to the Yukon, where Charmaine spoke at the Parent Council Association Conference. During our stay in Whitehorse, the team had the pleasure of working with Manuela from Muktuk Adventures Ltd, who took part in the Twoonies for Team Toby fundraiser, which provides Toby's Kindness books for schools. The company offers Yukon wilderness experiences, including canoeing, hiking, horseback riding in the summer and dog sledding in the winter. They also offer a cozy B&B, in an off the grid lifestyle.

We asked Manuela to share how kindness has impacted her life and her business.

“We are having over 110 Alaskan Huskies, but only 80 of them are still working, the remaining 30 dogs are our oldies, we keep our old dogs past their working time and take good care of them. They are full of stories from the trails, and every single one taught us something about ourselves along the way. We are also having about 1/3 of rescue dogs in our yard, either from the shelter or from other mushers as well as dogs we adopted from others if they did not see any fit for them. We only breed if there is no other dog looking for a home.” 

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Why you chose to show kindness to Team Toby
“Because we support animal welfare in any way we can and we understand how much we can learn from dogs. Using a dog to go to schools and talk to kids is a great way of teaching.”

Planning any trips out to Whitehorse? Make sure you check out Muktuk Adventures, as they offer some amazing activities!

Social Media links:
http://muktuk.com

Some of the programs offered at Muktuk Adventures:


  1. Rookie Ranch +2 come out and stay with us for 8 days and experience what it takes to be a dog musher. Take care of your own team of dogs, experience how friendly working dogs are, take them to bed at night if you want to (only possible if you stay in a cabin), to make the experience complete we take you out for 2 nights camping along the trails. 



  2. Cheechako Winter - for guest who want to experience more than just the dogs and don`t have as much time. It is a 4 day and 3 night stay including dog sledding, ice fishing, snowshoeing and snowmobile or horseback. Guest are still more than welcome to help our with daily chores around the lodge and with the dogs. 


  3. Cheechako Summer - a nice way to experience the beauty of the Yukon in the summer. Guest will stay with us in our B&B and be part of our family. We will take them canoeing for one day, of course there will be at least one dog joining us. We will go hiking with the dogs, and also will go horseback riding. One day is reserved to get to know all our dogs and learn about what we do summer and winter. The program is from Sunday to Friday


Our Million Acts of Kindness tour so appreciates the kindness of Muktuk Adventures and our tour partners!  Together we make a difference.

 

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Oct 25 2015
Back in the spring, Team Toby travelled all the way up to the Yukon, where Charmaine spoke at the Parent Council Association Conference. During our stay in Whitehorse, the team had the pleasure of working with Manuela from Muktuk Adventures Ltd, who took part in the Twoonies for Team Toby fundraiser, which provides Toby's Kindness books for schools. The company offers Yukon wilderness experiences, including canoeing, hiking, horseback riding in the summer and dog sledding in the winter. They also offer a cozy B&B, in an off the grid lifestyle.

We asked Manuela to share how kindness has impacted her life and her business.

“We are having over 110 Alaskan Huskies, but only 80 of them are still working, the remaining 30 dogs are our oldies, we keep our old dogs past their working time and take good care of them. They are full of stories from the trails, and every single one taught us something about ourselves along the way. We are also having about 1/3 of rescue dogs in our yard, either from the shelter or from other mushers as well as dogs we adopted from others if they did not see any fit for them. We only breed if there is no other dog looking for a home.” 

Photo Credit Muktuk Adventures
Why you chose to show kindness to Team Toby
“Because we support animal welfare in any way we can and we understand how much we can learn from dogs. Using a dog to go to schools and talk to kids is a great way of teaching.”

Planning any trips out to Whitehorse? Make sure you check out Muktuk Adventures, as they offer some amazing activities!

Social Media links:
http://muktuk.com

Some of the programs offered at Muktuk Adventures:


  1. Rookie Ranch +2 come out and stay with us for 8 days and experience what it takes to be a dog musher. Take care of your own team of dogs, experience how friendly working dogs are, take them to bed at night if you want to (only possible if you stay in a cabin), to make the experience complete we take you out for 2 nights camping along the trails. 



  2. Cheechako Winter - for guest who want to experience more than just the dogs and don`t have as much time. It is a 4 day and 3 night stay including dog sledding, ice fishing, snowshoeing and snowmobile or horseback. Guest are still more than welcome to help our with daily chores around the lodge and with the dogs. 


  3. Cheechako Summer - a nice way to experience the beauty of the Yukon in the summer. Guest will stay with us in our B&B and be part of our family. We will take them canoeing for one day, of course there will be at least one dog joining us. We will go hiking with the dogs, and also will go horseback riding. One day is reserved to get to know all our dogs and learn about what we do summer and winter. The program is from Sunday to Friday


Our Million Acts of Kindness tour so appreciates the kindness of Muktuk Adventures and our tour partners!  Together we make a difference.

 

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Oct 24 2015
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Oct 23 2015
8 ways to love somebody with depression Living with someone with a mental illness can have you feel helpless. You may feel there is nothing you can do because you are unable to control someone else’s emotions. Here are some … Continue reading more...

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Oct 23 2015
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Oct 23 2015

Toby has been fortunate to have awesome vets at Blueridge-Cove Animal Hospital in North Vancouver. He loves going to his check-ups and really enjoys visiting the staff. That’s because caring for your pets isn’t something Blueridge-Cove does for a living, it’s something they live for. 

Since 1979, they have dedicated to offer complete pet care and ensure a healthy lifestyle for your animal companion. Blueridge Cove Animal Hospital has on-site radiography, dentistry services, surgery and more!

The team at Blueridge-Cove share their top tips in preventative pet safety and health care.

1) As the weather gets colder, looking out for your pet's safety regarding poison control becomes even more important. Antifreeze on driveways, sidewalk salt, and other chemicals create a serious risk for your pet. If your dog walks on roads or sidewalks that could be contaminated with these chemicals be sure to wash their paws before they go back inside or have a chance to lick them. Ingestion of antifreeze is extremely toxic and can cause death. Call your veterinarian or an emergency hospital immediately if you think your pet may have ingested something.

2)  This year we have seen an overwhelming amount of fleas on both dogs and cats. With the dry weather and possibly dry winter ahead we encourage everyone to maintain proper flea prevention all year round. Contact your Veterinarian for their recommendation on the best Veterinary approved flea control products.

We asked the staff how kindness has impacted their business, and why they chose kindness to Team Toby in helping us reach our goal of one million acts of kindness.

In the spring of 2015 we held a fundraiser for a local charity to help animals in need. A young boy named Isaac and his family brought in a cheque to make a donation. When we asked him more about his donation he revealed all the money he was donating was from his birthday presents. At such a young age he had asked his family and friends for money as presents so he could give it all to charity. This act of kindness amazed all of our staff and inspired us to remember to be more like Isaac, especially when we have the chance to do good for others!

We chose to support Team Toby as we love the message that Toby is helping to spread! As a patient of ours, Toby was always a sweet and happy dog when he came to visit us. We think everyone could use a reminder to treat people and pets with respect, kindness and acceptance. Toby's great attitude and demeanor has shown that he can inspire students across North America and help children listen and remember an important lesson!

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Social Media Links:
www.blueridgevet.com



Thank you to the team at Blueridge Vet from mom and I!!



We appreciate all the support from our partners on this Million Acts of Kindness tour.

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Oct 23 2015

Toby has been fortunate to have awesome vets at Blueridge-Cove Animal Hospital in North Vancouver. He loves going to his check-ups and really enjoys visiting the staff. That’s because caring for your pets isn’t something Blueridge-Cove does for a living, it’s something they live for. 

Since 1979, they have dedicated to offer complete pet care and ensure a healthy lifestyle for your animal companion. Blueridge Cove Animal Hospital has on-site radiography, dentistry services, surgery and more!

The team at Blueridge-Cove share their top tips in preventative pet safety and health care.

1) As the weather gets colder, looking out for your pet's safety regarding poison control becomes even more important. Antifreeze on driveways, sidewalk salt, and other chemicals create a serious risk for your pet. If your dog walks on roads or sidewalks that could be contaminated with these chemicals be sure to wash their paws before they go back inside or have a chance to lick them. Ingestion of antifreeze is extremely toxic and can cause death. Call your veterinarian or an emergency hospital immediately if you think your pet may have ingested something.

2)  This year we have seen an overwhelming amount of fleas on both dogs and cats. With the dry weather and possibly dry winter ahead we encourage everyone to maintain proper flea prevention all year round. Contact your Veterinarian for their recommendation on the best Veterinary approved flea control products.

We asked the staff how kindness has impacted their business, and why they chose kindness to Team Toby in helping us reach our goal of one million acts of kindness.

In the spring of 2015 we held a fundraiser for a local charity to help animals in need. A young boy named Isaac and his family brought in a cheque to make a donation. When we asked him more about his donation he revealed all the money he was donating was from his birthday presents. At such a young age he had asked his family and friends for money as presents so he could give it all to charity. This act of kindness amazed all of our staff and inspired us to remember to be more like Isaac, especially when we have the chance to do good for others!

We chose to support Team Toby as we love the message that Toby is helping to spread! As a patient of ours, Toby was always a sweet and happy dog when he came to visit us. We think everyone could use a reminder to treat people and pets with respect, kindness and acceptance. Toby's great attitude and demeanor has shown that he can inspire students across North America and help children listen and remember an important lesson!

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Social Media Links:
www.blueridgevet.com



Thank you to the team at Blueridge Vet from mom and I!!



We appreciate all the support from our partners on this Million Acts of Kindness tour.

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Oct 23 2015
I am a big believer that every woman needs their own toolbox. I’m not talking about the metal kind that most men have in their garage. I’m talking about a skill tool box that we keep at our side to help us do our jobs and tackle challenges that we face in our careers and lives. Women need different tools than men to be successful, but once we recognize what these tools are and put them in our toolbox, the sky is the limit on what we can accomplish. As a Human Resources Executive and business leader for over twenty years, I have had the unique experience to watch and help women navigate career decisions and personal challenges both in and out of the office. Through this great experience and my own journey of trial and error, I have learned what tools women need in their toolbox and when to use them. One of the most important tools we can have in our tool box, but sometimes forget to use, is the Power of “What if?” It’s understandable, as life gets busy, and balancing careers, motherhood and families is a tough job that takes all, or most of our energy every week. But, what if we took a few minutes once in a while to ask ourselves “What if?” when we were navigating through career and personal decisions that have a direct impact on our success and happiness? more...

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Oct 23 2015

Removing your old junk gives you a ton of space you didn’t even know you had! How about using that extra space to create a dedicated home work station? Here are some fabulous places to shop for everything you may need. The Paper Place From cardstock to printer paper and everything in between, The Paper [&hellip

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Oct 23 2015

Michael Danso, Jean Little and Gail Vaz-Oxlade. Photo by Greg King (Michael Danso); Shirley Miller (Gail Vaz-Oxlade) We all have dark nights of the soul; however, some burdens can turn out to be blessings in disguise. I’m thankful that this month Michael Danso, Jean Little and Gail Vaz-Oxlade have shared how they each triumphed over […]

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Oct 23 2015

The Toronto Blue Jays have been playing the best baseball they have played in 22 years, and with a win today they are poised to make it to the World Series.

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Oct 22 2015
If you are a business owner like myself – you are probably all too familiar… more...

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Oct 22 2015
I would really like to highlight an organization I recently connected with called “Touch a Heart Networks”. This organization aligns local people in need with donors who have the choice of what and who they contribute to. It is very personal. These people often fall between the cracks of other organized charities and support functions. It is so heartwarming to see after pictures of new living quarters that have been transformed by donations from the community. To give those who have fallen on hard luck get a boost to pick themselves up and get started. Continue reading more...

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Oct 22 2015

Dear Richmond Hill, We give in.  We’ve read the emails, listened to the phone calls, and heard from you in person – you want us to bring some dresses your way.  Well, now you’ll have the chance to not only touch and feel some of our best bets but talk to a RfR Stylist in person.  We’ve partnered with Canada Post to bring you a pop-up shop in their brand new, […]

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Oct 22 2015

Torontonians will have a chance to have their opinions heard on the fate of Old City Hall. City Council voted unanimously last week to continue the consultation process on the future of the historic landmark. Late last month, the Internet was ablaze with reports that the over 100-year-old building would be turned into a mall. […]

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Oct 22 2015
Digital Citizenship and our Children: What Should Parents Do? Our world is becoming increasingly digitalized – we check the newspaper on our phones, depend on GPS systems for direction, and keep in touch with friends through social media. These changes also affect our children as technology has not only become commonplace amongst their friends but(...) more...

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Oct 22 2015
It’s tempting, I know, to want to run off and relax after hosting a live event. It is an exhausting experience – mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. However, it would be the biggest mistake for an entrepreneur to do that. Why? Because hosting a live event, such as Wealth Makers Toronto, is my main marketing... more...

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Oct 22 2015

This week’s Rent frock Repeat Customer of the Week, is Kerry Appleyard! Kerry Appleyard took the idea of retro glam to a whole new level! She rented the Pollock Abstract Floral Cap Sleeve Tea Length Dress from Noir by Sachin and Babi. This dress is perfect for every event in your social calendar. Whether you are going to a luncheon, a gala or a wedding, this is a dress you can where […]

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Oct 21 2015
This was our FIRST RV travel experience. A beautiful 31 foot motorhome sponsored by Fraserway RV for our Million Acts of Kindness Tour. Part of our preparation for the six week journey was learning as much as we could about:1) the areas we would b... more...

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Oct 21 2015
This was our FIRST RV travel experience. A beautiful 31 foot motorhome sponsored by Fraserway RV for our Million Acts of Kindness Tour. Part of our preparation for the six week journey was learning as much as we could about:1) the areas we would b... more...

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Oct 21 2015

To keep you living a fabulous life we have another edition of our Where & Wear event listings – helping you fill your social calendars with fabulous events from across the country. We are here to help you with that dilemma that arises every weekend: Where are you going and what are you going to wear? This edition we are featuring Halloween happenings across the country as the haunted eve […]

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Oct 21 2015

Autism In Mind Children’s Charity also known as AIM, is hosting their 3rd annual Fundraising Gala next month. This year’s gala is going to be an exciting one, make sure you rent your dress from RfR and save the stress. Use code AIM during checkout and receive 15% off your dress rental! The Cause AIM is a Canadian charity helping families who are dealing with autism in the GTA. AIM […]

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Oct 21 2015
As most of you know, I am the Brand Ambassador for a brand that I love, that I wear constantly-- whether to red carpet events, on Global TV each week, when I'm coaching clients, speaking, writing in my office, or at carpool with the kids. That brand is Canadian Fashion pioneer LE CHÂTEAU. At the Notable Awards with my man and in LE CHÂTEAU At the Notable Awards with my man and in LE CHÂTEAU So, it gives me great pleasure and excitement to tell you I'm kicking off the opening of their newest location (and there are many across Canada-- over 200), at Fairview Pointe Claire, this Saturday from 12-2pm. And... I am inviting ALL MY MONTREAL PEEPS to come hang with me, check out some great fall fashion for MEN AND WOMEN, and get styled by me this Saturday! Your personal invitation is above. I hope to see you all there! more...

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Oct 21 2015
What are you building? I think this is a good question to ask a person who  is trying to lead an authentic life .What are you creating? What are you setting in place for the future? It could be something physical, like building a new house. A new business or personal project. However, some of the Read the full article... more...

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Oct 21 2015

From Ten Orange Pumpkins: A Counting Book Ten Orange Pumpkins: A Counting Book Written and illustrated by Stephen Savage. This is more than just a counting book in which the numbers descend from ten to one. As the pumpkins in the story disappear one by one, young readers are encouraged to join in the telling […]

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