Where to Get Your Gears
Best Local Bike Shops for Kids
First published 2013.04.04 | Vancouver | Gear
We were all grateful for the recent rain reprieve over the Easter long weekend. There was just enough sun to convince us to switch from skis to bikes. Here’s where to go to get the gear this year....read more
Peak of Chic
Elm Hill Kids
First published 2012.08.23 | Ottawa | Gear
Seems like kids are always in need of new clothes, and there is no better time to go looking than right now.
Elm Hill Kids is a new west end boutique that has risen to the challenge of finding baby...read more
Bulk Food Stores
First published 2012.04.12 | Toronto | Food & Drink
Some kinds of bulk we could do without (thighs, we’re talking to you).
Bulk stores on the other hand are a baker’s, budgeter’s, or birthday-party-planner’s best friend. Here are our top...read more
The Almonte Alternative
Almonte Hot Spots
First published 2012.04.12 | Ottawa | Out & About
Now that the days are getting longer and warmer, we’re itching to take a drive and explore the Ottawa Valley again.
Our first destination this year is Almonte, home of a historic mill and the...read more
Shop and Sip
Home & Food Stores
First published 2012.03.15 | Calgary | Gear
What’s fancy, foreign, and filled with fun for the kids’ rooms? These great new stores in our ever-growing city.
Here is a selection of our favourites:
Trendy Kensington has no shortage of...read more
Great Breakfast Finds
First published 2011.07.07 | Ottawa | Food & Drink
Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.
Mom’s right—breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But moms also know that it’s sometimes hard to get our families...read more
First published 2011.05.12 | Calgary | Gear
So we have some good news and some bad news.
Bad news: You’re likely wearing the wrong bra size.
Good news: Now you have the perfect excuse to visit the brand new Victoria’s Secret in Chinook...read more
Lattes and Liver Treats
Wag Pet Shop
First published 2011.05.12 | Ottawa | Out & About
Move over, Rover, there’s a new game in town.
Apparently it’s not just strollers that are taking over the coffee shops in Ottawa these days. It’s actually our canine friends. What’s good for new...read more
Spokes for Little Folks
Best Bike Shops
First published 2011.04.21 | Toronto | Out & About
Grinding your gears over finding the perfect fit or frame for your bike-riding tyke? Stop the spring madness and pop into one of Toronto’s top spots for wheelies.
If you’re in the Annex (or the West...read more
A Hot New Brew
Tea Stores & Treats
First published 2011.03.24 | Ottawa | Food & Drink
We’ve noticed an infiltration of tea shops in Ottawa lately. It’s clear that tea is the new hot brew, so we checked out our options and devised a list of our picks to sip in the capital city.
Local Organic Baby Goods
First published 2011.03.10 | Victoria | Health & Wellness
Even when your kids get big, you can still bask in the pleasure of buying baby gifts for the next baby shower you attend.
And look no further than your own hometown for that perfect gift. Victoria...read more
Stake Their Space
Make Your Bed
First published 2011.03.03 | Calgary | House & Home
Is it a command, a demand, a skill set…or a store? It’s a store actually, and it’s called Make Your Bed (so you see the confusion). It’s new, so don’t worry if this is the first you’ve heard of it....read more
A Day on the Drive
First published 2011.01.20 | Vancouver | Out & About
You already know that Little Italy (aka The Drive) is hip and trendy. But did you know this ‘hood, in particular the few blocks along Commercial Drive just north of 1st Avenue, is also very...read more
First published 2011.01.06 | Calgary | Food & Drink
Look out coffee bean, the tea leaf is hot these days and it’s tougher than it looks. Healthy, tasty and now being served in a number hip tea shops in trendy locales, loose-leaf tea is growing in...read more
Local Bakeries and Catering
First published 2010.11.18 | Calgary | Food & Drink
Little Jack Horner sat in a corner eating his Christmas pie. He put in his thumb and pulled out a plum and said “What a good boy am I.”
It’s pie season (and cookies, cake and candy, too) and we have...read more
Sweets and Treats
Sippy Cup Café and Urban Baking Co.
First published 2010.11.04 | Ottawa | Out & About
Welcome to the show. Today we’ve got two deliciously sweet new finds to share.
Urban Baking Co. is a new local boutique bakery that caters to those of us who love to give (and receive)...read more
Taco del Family
Mexican Food Fiesta
First published 2010.10.14 | Calgary | Food & Drink
Hola, mamas. Un taco por favor?
For most kids, tacos sit pretty high on the kid-friendly food chain (comfortably alongside hot dogs, pizza and chicken strips). We love them too, particularly when...read more
Toronto Consignment Stores
First published 2010.09.23 | Toronto | House & Home
It’s inevitable. Children and pregnant bellies just keep growing.
And the carbon footprint our growing kids and swelling stomachs make adds up in lots of ways. Luckily for Toronto moms, there are...read more
The Bayview Strip
First published 2010.09.16 | Toronto | Out & About
Sick of the routine and looking for a change of scene? Try a new destination—the Bayview Strip—for food, fashion, kids’ gear and gourmet groceries.
The Bayview Strip runs north from Davisville up to...read more
The New Cupcake
First published 2010.09.09 | Calgary | Food & Drink
We could all learn a thing or two from the Cookie Monster. Keep it simple, don’t worry too much about your appearance and indulge your inner child’s craving for cooookiiiees (insert gravelly voice...read more