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...

Dote Magazine Issue 9

Hello Friends, The launch of our ninth lifestyle issue is around the corner and I wanted to take a moment to share some of the inspiration behind the issue. We start each issue with an overall inspiration board and colour palette – this gives us something to refer to as we start planning all of the stories and articles that will fill the...

Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman

Britney Spears lyrics have never more true. When I was 11 years old, a Disney Store opened up in the mall near our house. It was seriously a very exciting time for all of us, especially me, as my birthday was coming up and I felt like it was fate - this store was meant for me. For my 12th birthday, I received a lovely gift from my parents...

The Perfect Thanksgiving Cranberry Curd

Thanksgiving! I love this time of year for the tradition, the family, and time we spend reflecting on all that we have to be thankful for. But more than anything, I love the food, and especially, cranberry curd. For most people, this is a new one, but it’s something my family has been enjoying for years, and although we can never replace the...

Memoir Mondays: The Golden Rule

We all remember the golden rule right? If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.  A while back I was chatting with a casual acquaintance. She was a nice girl and we always had stuff to chit chat about. This gal and I were out for coffee, chatting about life, and she very casually mentioned that she was so...

Mindfulness Journey with Kate

Hi friends 👋🏻 I’m in the throws of some major changes over here - in my heart, mind, body, and in my actions and interactions. A couple of years back I got some unfortunate news about my health and when I added that to my lifelong struggle with anxiety, depression, and insomnia, it was a hard blow.  But that was the beginning of my...

A Letter from the Editor

Hello friends! 2018, what a year it has been so far! January saw the launch of our second Wedding Volume across Canada and the response has been phenomenal. It has been so exciting seeing our little magazine-that-could sprout wings and fly, which has lead us to here and now. I am so thrilled to announce that as of the launch of our...

Dote Weddings Launch

First of all, thank you so much for your interest in Dote Magazine Weddings Volume 1. We are so excited to finally share all of our hard work with you. You will notice a few changes to this issue and we wanted to take the opportunity to fill you in. Dote Magazine Weddings is not a free magazine like our bi-annual lifestyle publication. The...

Summer Pops!

There is nothing better on a sunny summer day than a perfectly frozen homemade popsicle, and with a little bit of creativity and prep, you can make these icy treats super healthy and adorable. Here are a few simple steps to get you started. MoldsWe built our popsicles in a few different molds; a large cocktail ice cube tray, a small ice...