How the pandemic is driving up costs for home renovations in Toronto

Demand for home renovations has reached an “unprecedented” level, but the COVID-19 pandemic has caused supply shortages that are driving up costs. General contractor Mike Lawrance said that supply shortages and high demand have sent home renovation costs up at least 10 to 15 per cent over the last year. He said that shortages for

Give Mom a solo getaway that she can enjoy this summer

Natalie Preddie is a travel and lifestyle writer, speaker and guest expert on Cityline, Your Morning and Global’s The Morning Show. This month we celebrate mothers, and after the year we’ve had, this day is more deserved than ever. Mothers have spent a lot of time with their family over the past 365 days. And

Celebrate Ontario’s women winemakers this month

Natalie Preddie is a travel and lifestyle writer, speaker and guest expert on Cityline, Your Morning and Global’s The Morning Show. This March we celebrate International Women’s Day and women’s history month, a time to recognize women around the world: past, present and future. As with many industries, the wine business has historically been male

Three wellness retreats within a three-hour drive of Toronto

Natalie Preddie is a travel and lifestyle writer, speaker and guest expert on Cityline, Your Morning and Global’s The Morning Show. January famously brings resolutions, usually centred around bettering oneself. This year, it may be best to forgo the resolutions that will likely be tossed aside in a few short weeks and instead focus on

Three unique fall getaways in Ontario

Natalie Preddie is a travel and lifestyle writer, speaker and guest expert on Cityline, Your Morning and Global’s The Morning Show. This September is especially hectic with a number of uncertainties, but one thing is for certain: you will need a weekend away from the madness. You will need a real change of scenery, a

How local couples are navigating difficult conversations in interracial relationships

Jess O’Reilly is a sought-after speaker, author and sexologist (www.SexWithDrJess.com). Lately, I’ve been hearing from couples in interracial relationships who are struggling to navigate difficult and necessary conversations that they’ve avoided in the past. When having conversations about race with your partner, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Listen to their experiences without chiming in with