Still swingin’ in her 60s

Although I subscribe to seventeen magazines a month, Good Housekeeping isn’t one of them. But when I happened to spot the glossy lavender cover of the September British edition the other day in Chapters, I couldn’t resist. It featured a picture of one of the original Boomer babes, Twiggy looking pretty snazzy at 60+-something. Eager to learn her secrets to ageless aging,

How to improve sales at Hudson’s Bay

Hardly a week goes by without our various newspapers analyzing the changing retail scene – the introduction of Target, Ann Taylor, Nordstrom and other American giants into the Canadian market – and how the home-grown Canadian retailers are handling it, particularly Holt Renfrew and Hudson’s Bay. Has anyone talked to us – the consumer? I have a couple of very simple suggestions for Hudson’s Bay

Creepy crepey

The late Nora Ephron felt bad about her neck – she even wrote a book about it. I totally forgot about mine until it was too late. It happened overnight. When I was 53 I woke up one morning, looked in the mirror and was shocked to discover that my formerly long, lean neck now resembled a slouching sports sock. For years I had been…

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Dear John:

John Doyle’s column in the arts section of The Globe and Mail (www.jdoyle@globeandmail.com) is always interesting because he reviews television and I like television – at least some of it. And I love John because his tastes seem to align with my own so obviously we’re both very clever and perceptive people. Today’s column (Tuesday, September 10, 2013) particularly struck a chord because he mentioned…

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How sweet it is

Listen, Timmie . . . Tim Horton’s seems to be ignoring my suggestions that they start carrying that “only in Canada” gourmet taste sensation known as the butter tart. I was able to join Timmie’s club a few years ago when they began offering “steeped tea”. As a non-coffee drinker I felt left out and found the teabag dunked in a cup of hot water…

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Those were the days, my friend . . .

Looking Back . . . When I strolled around the CNE on the last day on Labour Day weekend, I couldn’t help reminiscing about the time I worked there as a sweet young Boomerbroad in the summer of 1969. I was working for Bell Canada at the time and in those days (before everyone was jaded by Canada’s Wonderland) the annual CNE was a big…

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