Napping: A Lifestyle

In the past decade, scientists have been racking their brains around the benefits and harms of napping throughout the day. Studies have clearly shown that napping just 20 to 30 minutes a day can improve focus, creativity, and performance. (more…)

Become the King or Queen of Your Outdoor Kitchen

Today’s backyard barbecues look less like Dad covered in lighter fluid and charcoal and a lot more like the family kitchen, but outside. Today’s outdoor grilling centre or kitchen includes fully-functional cooking areas for the chef and comfortable seating for the guests. Basically, it brings comfort and design to a natural setting, maximizing the use and appeal of your outdoor space. (more…)

Sleep Habits of City vs Cottage Dwelling

Nothing soothes the soul better than a sleepover in the country. Far away from crowds, cell towers and traffic will, without a doubt, melt away any stress and give you a great night’s sleep. Planning a camping weekend or renting a cottage does wonder for the body and mind. (more…)

Summer Sleep vs Winter Sleep – Do’s and Don’ts

The change in season, especially in North America, is always an exciting and hopeful time when our long winters turn into spring with that distinct melting of snowmen and snow forts, and the slightest ever budding on trees and chirping swallows. We tend to take deeper breaths, stretch a little longer from the long winter’s slumber and peek out our windows past 5 PM when the sun is still shining brightly. (more…)

Wine Cooler or Wine Cellar: What’s the Difference?

Do you prefer immediate gratification or waiting for just the right moment? The answer to this question might help you determine whether a wine cooler or a wine cellar is right for you. Or maybe, you’ll need both! Regardless of your needs, any wine lover wants to ensure a beautifully poured delicious glass whether that’s today or twenty years from now. (more…)

Outdoor Furniture: Types of Materials

Ah, Spring! It awakens in all of us the desire to spend time outdoors. Perhaps your springtime thoughts this year are about grilling steaks on a new BBQ or maybe it’s roasting marshmallows on an outdoor fireplace. Perhaps you have grandeur designs and dream of recreating the comfort of your indoor living room in an outdoor setting? (more…)

Be Prepared for Easter Guests

Easter is that one celebration that really creeps up on people. Firstly, it is never on the same date each year – like Christmas, since its yearly date is determined by the last Full Moon after Spring or the March Equinox which is always on the 20th. This will naturally impact other Christian holidays in the Gregorian calendar around this time of the year, like Palm Sunday and Good Friday. (more…)