Ask Sheri :: Everyday Makeup Brushes

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What brushes do you recommend to the ‘everyday woman’ who wears a medium amount of makeup?


In Conversation with Bob Blumer

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Toronto Taste is one of Canada’s most coveted culinary events. In 2011, its 21st year, the charitable fundraiser brought together 62 top Canadian chefs, 31 beverage purveyors, 66 sponsors, 400 volunteers and 1,475 ticket holders to collectively support Second Harvest. Second Harvest is a 25-year-old charity that picks up donated fresh food that would otherwise [...]


Patriotic Pieds

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Ready to Wear, a weekly column, is the go-to destination for trends and fabulous finds in the eco fashion world.    Celebrate Canadian heritage this Canada Day by wearing La Canadienne.  From flat western boots to high power pumps, this Montreal-based shoe company makes shoes as diverse as the country they are made in. La [...]


Ottawa, A Capital Idea

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Eco in the City highlights fabulous and fashionable environmentally friendly hotels, restaurants, shops, and must-dos in cities across North America and the world. It’s that time of year again in the Ottawa region. Tulips are blooming, and the city’s parks and streets are full of life and animation. Ottawa, Ontario, a city of extensive canals and [...]


Roasted Eggplant Dip

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Eggplant, also known as aubergine, is a staple in Mediterranean and Moroccan cuisine. When roasted, eggplant acquires a smoked flavour. Eggplant can be made into hearty dishes like dips, stews and sauces. The specialty food can also be sliced up and roasted for an excellent side dish. Ingredients:2 large eggplants1 head garlic, roasted and mashed [...]


Sun Tea

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One of summer’s most enjoyed refreshments is even better when brewed by the warmth of the sun’s rays. Making Sun Tea is as simple as filling a glass pitcher with water, adding 2 to 3 teabags and placing it in direct sunlight. Let the tea brew naturally until desired colour and strength is achieved, usually [...]


Toe Polish Trend

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Green Beauty is the eco beauty authority—a weekly column that highlights the best in eco beauty products, brands, trends and techniques. Summer and sandals go hand in hand. Keeping your feet pretty and polished becomes even more important as the weather heats up and the toes step out. This summer, try some of the hottest [...]


The Trouble with Toothpaste

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Bambini is an ongoing column that features Bamboo’s favourite eco parenting ideas and products, for children of all ages. Have you looked at the ingredient list on your child’s toothpaste tube lately? If not, here’s reason to: not only do most children’s toothpastes contain generous amounts of petroleum, tar-derived dyes and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS, [...]


Summer Breeze

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Ready to Wear, a weekly column, is the go-to destination for trends and fabulous finds in the eco fashion world.    You will look fine in Vancouver-based line Nixxi. Nixxi’s beautiful dresses are made with organic cotton and linen, in cool blues, gorgeous grays and bright whites, creating beautiful, flattering silhouettes. In Nixxi dresses, you [...]


No Quickies Here, Just Slow Fashion & Sustainable Consumption

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The ideas of the slow movement have finally melded with the global clothing industry, and a new vision for fashion has emerged.Slow fashionis not time-based, but quality-based. It is a different approach in which designers, buyers, retailers and consumers become more aware of the impacts that the products they consume and use have on workers, [...]