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How to Host a Cookie Exchange

Creating an event around your cookie exchange can be a fun, heartfelt addition to your holiday soirées. The time-honoured tradition of Christmas cookies comes from Europe and was first accounted for in North America as coming from the Dutch in the 1600s. The origin of exchanging Christmas cookies hasn’t been locked down, but the earliest...

The Dote Christmas Cookie Exchange Part 3

For the third day of our Dote Christmas Cookie Exchange, we have recipes from our Client Relations Lead, Leanne Wood, and our Lead Designer, Anastacia Jido. Leanne’s Mini Chip Butter Crisps The Mini Chip Butter Crisps recipe means so much to me, as it was a quick and easy cookie we made every Christmas in our Wood family. I have memories...

Aging Gracefully

There comes a time in every woman’s and man’s life where the aging process hits you and you realize you have a huge responsibility. Gone are the days where you can splash your face with some Dove soap and wake up looking as fresh as a daisy. Our environment alone is wreaking havoc on our skin, and I believe that the key to skin care is...

The Dote Christmas Cookie Exchange Part 2

To continue on with our Dote Christmas Cookie Exchange, today we have recipes from our team of managing editors, Kelly Amonson and Jenny Flaman. Kelly’s Molasses Sugar Cookies My grandmother’s ginger cookie recipe is my favourite Christmas cookie. I remember making them with her in her kitchen every year. She was the one who taught me...

The Dote Christmas Cookie Exchange

For some people, Christmas is all about decorations, gifts, parties, or simply spending time with family. For some people, Christmas is about tradition, and for some of those people, tradition comes in the form of sweet treats, and more specifically, the Christmas cookie. The Christmas cookie is a special thing because it can take so many...

DIY Holiday Wreath

Growing up in the country, it was always tradition in my home to decorate with fresh greenery. There is nothing more magical than being out in the woods after a fresh snowfall gathering foliage, and leaving footprints in the snow. The fresh evergreens would fill my heart with glee and our house with the fragrance of the holidays. One of my...

Your Guide to Wines for the Holiday Hosting Season

The holiday season means parties – and parties mean wine, lots of wine. Different parties require different bottles, depending on whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering with friends, trying to impress the boss, or are in search for what to bring for those last-minute holiday soirees. Whatever the party situation, our friends at Bin...

Meet the Maker: Anto Yukon

Tell us a little about your brand. Where does the name come from? The focus of my brand is to combine art, beauty, and travel into one great product. My soaps are all named after beautiful Canadian landscapes and have unique scents reminiscent of the places they are named after. The name Anto came from my dog BFF. I was struggling to come...

Meet the Maker: Tiny Ritual

Tell us a little about your brand. Where does the name come from? Before I started making my own candles, I was spending a lot of money buying candles for my own rituals and was having a hard time finding ones that weren’t paraffin, which I really hate burning, due to their toxicity. When I was in a craft store one day, I saw coloured...

Meet the Maker: Le Lou Ula

Tell us a little about your brand. Where does the name come from? Le Lou Ula is my brand name, my inter disciplinary studio, and the moniker I create under. Currently, it is comprised of demi fine jewellery, home objects, my personal art practice and most recently, ten-free, vegan nail enamels. Every single piece is designed and created in my...
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