Four Toronto patios for a chic glass of wine this summer

Patio season creates a certain frenzy among restaurateurs in Toronto. But far too many fence off a patch of pavement next to a busy street, cram it with cheap tables and chairs and direct patrons in that direction. No greenery, no music, no pretty parasols, potted plants, or proper patio furniture. Instead just garish umbrellas emblazoned with beer More...

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By SLPundit On Friday, July 19th, 2019
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Ask The Kit: How do I find stylish glasses?

I’m lucky that I never needed glasses, but now that I’m in middle age, I do. I’m dreading the prospect of picking out a pair. Should I get funky statement ones? Invisible frameless ones? If eyes are the window More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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Start your day right with Egg and Avocado Toast

4 slices crusty bread, each about 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick 1 tbsp (15 ml) olive oil 2 ripe avocados 2 tbsp (30 ml) lime juice 1/2 English cucumber, sliced into thin rounds 1 tbsp dill, chopped 2 tbsp (30 ml) More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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Meghan’s radical act

Much has been written about Meghan Markle disrupting the monarchy and doing things her own way. (Remember the frenzy that ensued when she closed her own car door?) But Markle’s most radical act is that, two months More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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Can shorts look ladylike?

You won’t find a more, shall we say, contentious fashion item among grown women than shorts. The mere mention elicits groans, cringe-y recollections of high school gym class and the question, “How do I wear More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
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Chicken and Mango Couscous Salad is a cool salad for a hot summer day: Ricardo

Chicken and Mango Couscous Salad 1 cup (200 g) couscous 1 cup (250 ml) boiling water 1 cup (170 g) cooked chicken, diced ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced 1 English cucumber, More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
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Doughnut ice cream sandwiches are a summer delight

Who isn’t crazy about ice cream sandwiches? I’ve been known to make one or two (hundred). Once, for the Food Network, I made an ice cream sandwich the size of a cookie sheet! Over the years, I’ve used all More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
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Can lash extensions make your eyelashes fall out?

Unless you’re blessed with full, fluttery lashes, you likely rely on beauty products to do the heavy lifting. Yes, you have your go-to mascara or even your favourite set of falsies, but wouldn’t it be nice More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
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Analog media alive and well at Junction bar Famous Last Words

Book clubs sometimes have a funny way of losing the plot. Sometimes the conversation strays from the novel at hand and starts to centre around all the great new pink wine people brought to the club. Other gatherings More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
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Kitchen freedom: 9 easy ways to declutter your busiest room

Does it seem like there’s never enough room in your kitchen? Are you constantly sifting through useless utensils and pots and pans to get to the tried-and-true? It might be time for a purge. These nine things More...