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When a Suit Won’t Do (and a Tuxedo Shouldn’t) Many North Americans visit this site for guidance in assembling a traditional black-tie ensemble for their afternoon wedding only to discover that such attire is inappropriate for daytime functions. This comes as a disappointing shock to fiancé(e)s who have been conditioned to believe that no wedding is truly formal unless the groomsmen are clad in tuxedos. However, our British cousins know better. Like most formalwear etiquette, the proscription against donning evening wear during the day is not simply an arbitrary custom but a matter of aesthetic logic.
I recently commented on Steve Strauss’ AMEX Open Article Top 10 Etiquette Blunders . As a result I had many OPEN members contact me with questions about a now out of print pamphlet I referenced. Below is an encapsulated version of the best, table etiquette pointers from Manners in a Minute , my mother (a well-respected source in her own right) and life in general:
Demystifying Business Casual: 6 Categories of Casual or Informal Dress Active Casual (page 12, Casual Power , for detailed photos) You meet friends for cappuccino after working out in the gym, running, rollerblading, biking, playing tennis, racquetball, golf any sport of your choice.
Need some inspiration to build your own ultimate hot dog at home? Aldo Lanzillotta, sausage connoisseur and owner of Toronto's German-style beer hall Wvrst, offers a few mouth-watering suggestions: Pineapple, bacon and jalapeno Grill pineapple on the barbecue until it's charred, then chop it up. Add some thinly sliced, fresh jalapeno peppers, and lay on some grilled bacon. DIY Danger Dog
Getting started If your idea of the perfect outdoor party is a Great Gatsby -esque affair under mammoth tents, you must be Martha Stewart. These days, only the most overstriving or ostentatious of hosts believe that elegant al fresco gatherings have to be elaborate. "I like a casual, user-friendly environment," says outdoor-lifestyle guru Andrew Bockner, co-owner of Andrew Richard Designs and host of a much-anticipated fête in Toronto every summer.
A new survey shows men like this feature even more than a woman's breasts or backside... Good news for those of us with lingerie drawers full of push-up bras! It’s not your cleavage he's looking at instead of your face...it's your hair! According to Glamour , a new survey found that what men really want is silky, healthy hair. The hard numbers:
Strange things that will make a man's sex drive turn quickly from on to off. And you thought just nagging him to death or dragging him to the latest rom-com blockbuster were the ultimate no-nos. Turns out, in the world of love , there are more than a handful of moves that can turn a guy off. Here, five of those things that might unexpectedly launch him right out of bed:
This very interesting project was done by photographer Peter Menzel. You’ll see the prices and the quantity of different goods and products in different countries. Japan: $317.25 Italy: $260.11 Chad: $1.23
By Anne Harding If you care about someone in chronic pain, you probably want to help. But many people aren’t quite sure how to go about it, and sometimes a general offer of "Let me know what I can do" isn’t enough. So we asked four people affected by rheumatoid arthritis (RA) about the nicest things that friends and family have done for them. If you have a loved one with RA or any other chronic disease, read on.
As a woman, it disturbs me to see the wealth of bad advice on the internet for women in relationships. I once read an article that was supposedly about how to tell if your lover is cheating on you. It covered absolutely everything.
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– Get rid of indoor pollution in a natural way You must have spent practically thousands of dollars to buy the latest vacuum cleaner and the latest floor cleaners that help you keep your house clean. However, there comes a time when these machines fail to work leaving you to the unhealthy dust particles and other pollutants in your house.
Tackling spring-cleaning this month? Us too. But there's no sense in doing it if you're going to create a big mess for the planet (and your body) in the process.
The Swedish furniture giant Ikea recently flew me to Toronto to attend the media launch of an art show it was sponsoring. The event took place on a warm August evening at a pop-up exhibition space on King Street West. The company invited four respected Canadian creatives – artist and painter Thrush Holmes, art photographer George Whiteside, sculptor Bruno Billio, and fashion designer David Dixon – to use its products in an art installation of their devising. The artists could use Ikea furniture in whatever way (and amount) they saw fit.