Can you believe it’s already July? We can’t either! Every year around this time, Parliament Hill gets covered in a sea of red and white. As Canadians, we understand how lucky we are to call this wonderful country home. Every person you meet has a story to tell. There is something intrinsically unique about the people living here and what they contribute to the Canadian narrative. Yesterday, this amazing country turned 148, what a milestone! This got me thinking, what does it mean to be Canadian? For my family and I, Canada symbolized hope, peace, and a chance for a better life. Our journey started in 1997 when war erupted in Kosovo. Two years later, my family and I immigrated to Canada with absolutely nothing but painful memories. Sixteen years later, I couldn’t be happier to say I am Canadian. The tough road that led me here will never be forgotten… Neither will the country that changed my life and gave my family and I a new start. Every person that you meet here will have a different story to tell. Many will be similar to mine. We are a nation of nations. Our multiculturalism and our differences make us stronger, make us united, and make us unique. We are proud because there is no other country more understanding, more inclusive, and more beautiful. We’ve made a list of our top 5 favourite things about being Canadian.
  Your wedding dress is probably the most important garment you will ever purchase – and the most expensive! A lot of brides purchase their gown a few months before their big day, wear it once, and store it in the back of their closet for YEARS, not thinking about it until that one day where they want to relive that special moment or their daughters are engaged and want to see the dress their mother got married in. Wedding gowns are delicate and you don’t want to try and clean them using home remedies that could spoil your dress forever. Because they are white, they are very easy to stain, whether with food, wine, dirt, grass or any other particles that could get on your dress during your big day. Some stains, such as sugar stains, are invisible at first, but turn into brown spots on your dress over time. But don’t fear, your local AWGS Certified Wedding Gown Specialists ™  will make sure to have your dress looking like new no matter what it gets put through during your big day. Certified Wedding Gown Specialists ™ are well versed in taking care of important garments, so you know your dress will be in good hands when you send it off - here are our top reasons why!

You have your diploma hung in a pretty frame on the wall and you’re ready to start taking over the world! You even have your first interview coming up. Fingers crossed, that diploma will be making its way on a wall in an office in some swanky firm with your name engraved on the glass, an amazing view, and maybe even a nice leather sofa for when you need to relax.

Come on; you can’t tell me you haven’t daydreamed about getting that perfect job and that PERFECT office! Even though it won't happen instantly, and you will have to work for that  fantastic view, getting an interview for an entry-level position that will have you sitting in a cubicle (most-likely) is a definite step towards your goal. So rejoice and get excited!

The Internet is filled with advice on how to prepare for an interview. From sample interview questions, to learning the ins and outs of the company you'd like to work for, there’s a vast array of material out there to help you  get started.

We’re here to help you with something different though.  Potentially the most important thing... We want to make sure you make a great first impression as soon as you walk through those doors!


Students in middle school, high school, college, and university are taking the next big leap towards their future; they’re graduating! It’s an especially exciting time for parents and family members who get to watch their graduate put on their commencement gowns and caps, walk the stage, and be recognized for all of their hard work. For many students, this great achievement is not only theirs, it’s also for their parents, their family and their friends who have helped, supported, and guided them throughout the years.

Today, when I woke up in the morning to get ready for my big day, I couldn’t believe it. It has been something that I’ve worked towards for the past four years. You can’t imagine the number of “all-nighters” I pulled, or days in the library I spent, or Friday nights in the editing suites at school that would turn into early mornings just finishing assignment after assignment. Although I was very excited and happy about this very important moment in my life, it didn’t really hit me that I was graduating. It felt like an out-of-body experience where I was watching myself walk through the steps, get on stage, shake hands with the important people, get my diploma and sit back down.

  That nearby coffee shop is the best place to take your clients. You always schedule your meetings there because its close enough to your office but swanky enough for a casual introductory meeting or proposal for a new project. The best part of all? It’s only a 10-minute walk from your office so you get a little exercise in as well. But the temperature is rising every single day and it’s not that breezy heat you can live with. Nowadays, the weather is so hot and humid that all of your dress shirts and suits seem to be getting soaked in sweat and dirtier than ever. What’s worse? Those days when you plan on escaping the heat by walking swiftly back to your office only to learn that the AC is broken. Suits and dress shirts are much more intricate garments and need to be taken care of much more carefully in order to maintain their quality. So you’re not overreacting when you get mad that you’re sweating through your new suit! We have some tips to make sure you’re ready for all of the heat and humidity that summer has to offer by staying cool yourself.
  UGG® boots… We know, we know. Yesterday was a high of 30 degrees and today is not much better. You’re probably thinking, “why do I need hear about winter boots when my feet can barely breath in flats and sandals?” Trust us when we say taking care of your special care boots is an all season deal and it’s about that time that you go to your closet and take a look at the damage that the long, cold Canadian winter has done to your UGGs® or other special care boots.  Do you see the salt stains? Are they smelly? Do they look rundown and used? If the answers to any of these three questions are YES, you probably need to figure out a solution fast before the cold temperatures come back and you’re caught off guard with dirty, old-looking boots that are very pricey to replace. The good news is that cleaning your UGG® boots is actually pretty easy. It can even take absolutely no work from you at all.
It’s there when you’re feeling groggy, it gives you a boost in meetings and it is your number one companion when you have a busy, long workday. Coffee. In the morning, there is nothing better, and you need doses of it throughout the day to keep you going. If you’re addicted to coffee like the rest of us, you already know there is no giving it up no matter how many files you’re holding under your arm, e-mails you’re responding to, or meetings you’re rushing to. Your cup of coffee travels with you, and sometimes it’s not your best travel buddy. In any relationship, there are good times and bad. We’ve all been there. We’ve all spilt our cup of coffee right before that big presentation or meeting with a client. At that moment, when you see that unsightly stain on your dress shirt, you almost forget why you love coffee so much and everything it does for you! We’re here to help you get back to loving and enjoying your cup of coffee by teaching you how to remove coffee stains from your dress shirt at WORK! All you need are a few supplies that you can keep stashed in your desk drawer to make that stain disappear.