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My Ottawa: Norde Bridal

My Ottawa: Norde Bridal

I was not a sentimental bride. After my wedding, I did not lovingly have my dress dry-cleaned and boxed with romantic notions that it would be the “something old” worn by a future daughter. Even if I had had a daughter, my guess is that…

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Can we trust the Globe and Mail if we can’t trust their Executives?

Can we trust the Globe and Mail if we can’t trust their Executives?

  Do you trust people who act one way in public and another in private? The helpful neighbour who shovels your walk but leaves dirty socks around the house for his spouse to launder? The leadership guru who belittles her own employees? The politician who…

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Eden Baylee: Banker Turned Erotica Writer

Eden Baylee: Banker Turned Erotica Writer

It’s crazy the number of super talented and super nice women in my life. It’s like I’ve got the market cornered on “Super Nice Talented Female Friends” (SNTFF). But it’s an added bonus to not only have a SNTFF but to be able to write…

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My Ottawa: Adorit Boutique

My Ottawa: Adorit Boutique

Last month I went on a little field trip to Ottawa, my home town, to write a few profiles of business merchants in the ByTown Market area. I loved meeting Emma Inns, the owner of Adorit Boutique. She only sells clothes that are kind to…

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My Riverdale: New York Cafe

My Riverdale: New York Cafe

I don’t go out for breakfast very much because “dates” with my husband, friends or professional peeps lean toward lunch or dinner. It’s too bad because hands down breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. And I’m very particular about how I start my…

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My Riverdale: Danforth Jewellers

My Riverdale: Danforth Jewellers

I don’t own a lot of jewellery but get attached to the things I have. Last summer I killed two birds with one (gem) stone. I interviewed Jim Pappas from Danforth Jewellers down the street for my Yellow Pages story and also brought in a bag…

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My Riverdale: Red Label Hair Company

My Riverdale: Red Label Hair Company

In this instalment of My Riverdale, I am actually not profiling a business in my Riverdale neighbourhood. But I made an exception to write a story about a business farther away because Red Label Hair Company is where my colorist, Joanne Skillin, works. It may…

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Career Advice to My Imaginary Daughter: Choose Your Lovers Well

Career Advice to My Imaginary Daughter: Choose Your Lovers Well

Egon Zehnder, a global executive search firm, started a campaign last year – Leaders & Daughters –  to mark International Women’s Day. The campaign includes both male and female leaders from companies like Apple, Verifone, and Hyatt writing encouraging letters to their daughters to help…

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My Riverdale: Mocha Mocha

My Riverdale: Mocha Mocha

I’m “Donald”ed-out. I can’t listen to him anymore. I don’t even find humour in Alec Baldwin imitating Donald Trump on SNL. I thought it was hilariously funny at first but his satirical rendition is so close to the truth that it’s just another depressing reminder…

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Women Come First at Upscale Sex Club (A Business Story)

Women Come First at Upscale Sex Club (A Business Story)

Liisbeth (a zine for feminist entrepreneurs) asked me to write a story about Oasis Aqualounge, an upscale sex club for women and their partners, that is striving for respect in the mainstream business community. Never one to shy away from a good story, I took…

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