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For most of us, Thanksgiving is more than just stuffing ourselves full of delicious food – it’s also a time to gather around the table and spend quality time with friends and family. Celebrating Thanksgiving isn’t just limited to real life, and the LA Times has put together a list of the 21 Best Thanksgiving… Read More

The Best Thanksgiving TV Episodes

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Inspired by owning her first home, Yvonne wanted to learn to do the fix’er up jobs around the house. Excited to get started but lacking the knowledge she came across the women in Skilled Trades course offered at the Centre for skills and development training in Burlington, Ontario. She took the course and loved it…. Read More

Yvonne Williams

Ted Reader is an award-winning chef and food entertainer, who’s parlayed his passion for food into a culinary tour de force that includes more than a dozen cookbooks, shelves of food products, live culinary performances, TV and radio cooking shows and appearances as well as culinary demonstrations, a catering company and teaching. Know for his… Read More

Ted Reader

Tawfik Shehata was born in Egypt and raised in Canada, and his interest in a culinary career began with his mother’s passion for food. He began his education at the Cordon Bleu in Ottawa and then undertook an apprenticeship at Scaramouche in Toronto while completing the Chef Apprentice Programme at George Brown College. He did… Read More

Tawfik Shehata

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Samantha Kemp-Jackson is a Parenting writer, blogger, senior public relations advisor and mother of four including identical twin boys. As a cathartic outlet after she had her twins, she began putting her prose to digital paper and her blog – Multiple Mayhem Mamma – was born. Known for her popular “top tips” and advice, her… Read More

Samantha Kemp-Jackson

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Improving the way Canada lives through diet, nutrition, and lifestyle Rose Reisman has enlightened, entertained and uplifted Canadians for over two decades. While best known for her many popular cookbooks, she has also written extensively on topics, which include fitness, chronic disease prevention, weight management, career stress, nutrition trends, parenting and dealing with challenges of… Read More

Rose Reisman

Louise Fox recognized as Canada’s Etiquette Expert is the owner and expert host of the newly launched MannersTV.com an online video etiquette training website. She is also the owner of The Etiquette Ladies, Louise Fox Protocol Solutions and Etiquette Leader, experts in Children, Youth, Teens and Business Etiquette with affiliates world wide. Louise has over… Read More

Louise Fox

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Kelly A Blair is a fashion stylist and image consultant. In addition to her own line, Style by KAB, Kelly developed, launched and grew Address Apparel – a new women’s ready-to-wear brand. Aside from working with different clothing and accessory labels directly, Kelly is also a regular contributor to MSN.ca for their fashion write-ups and writes Q&A pieces… Read More

Kelly A Blair

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Jim Connelly and Peter de Sousa are well known on TV as the Dynamic decorative Paint experts.  They have showcased their talents on HGTV Debbie Travis Facelift, Designer Guys, Cityline and many other TV shows. Jim is from Scotland and trained as a decorative artist in Glasgow Scotland, Peter is from Porto in Portugal and… Read More

Jim Connelly and Peter de Sousa

Jim Connelly is recognized as one of Canada’s top decorative paint finishing experts, and provided Debbie Travis with expert advice and the odd cheeky joke, for five seasons on Debbie Travis’ Facelift TV show. His positive and fun personality has made him a favourite guest on numerous shows, including: Debbie Travis’ Painted House, Stephen and Chris, The Designer… Read More

Jim Connelly

Hellen Buttigieg is Internationally recognized as a pioneer in the field of professional organization, Hellen is also a dedicated Life Coach and Founder of We Organize U. For over 10 years, she has been helping busy families, professionals, and small business owners clear their clutter and manage their time. Her passion is to help her… Read More

Hellen Buttigieg

Dvira Ovadia began working in the industry for a handful of world renown design firms in New York and Toronto.  In 2006, Dvira participated in a design-based reality show called ‘From the Ground Up’, Season 2 with Debbie Travis. After beating out 9,000 applicants and 14 finalists, Dvira became Debbie Travis’ Chief designer.  She was awarded the… Read More

Dvira Ovadia

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Derek Tymchuk is a Strength Coach and the owner of The War Room Strength Crew. He has been in and around the fitness industry since 1996 and has been involved in athletics for more then 30 years. In the summer of 1999 he was involved in an accident which would forever change his life. He… Read More

Derek Tymchuk

Dale Hodder

Dale began his career in fashion retail where he discovered his unique ability to successfully match clients to individual style and creating outfits that inspire.  Whether it’s shopping off the peg or working side by side with designers, his end goal is purely satisfaction for his clients. Over the course of his career Dale has… Read More

Dale Hodder

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A Toronto-based Professional Organizer and Productivity Consultant with a talent for teaching and motivating others, Clare Kumar founded Streamlife® in 2005. Passionate about helping people reduce mess and stress to get more out of life, Clare marries a love of working with people, natural creativity and problem solving skills, with her desire to make a real difference… Read More

Clare Kumar

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With over 10 years of prime time experience under his belt, Bruce is a true pro when it comes to understanding what it takes to deliver. His charming quick wit is a hit with all audiences. Bruce recently wrapped Season 8 of W Network’s top rated show, Style By Jury, which garnered him a 2008 Gemini nomination for “Best… Read More

Bruce Turner

Afiya Francisco

Afiya Francisco is a go-to style expert for fashion advice that applies to the real world. After years as an editor at publications such as Canadian House & Home and LOULOU she now appears regularly on various national talk & news programs, including TheMorning Show, Steven & Chris and Entertainment Tonight Canada, and is the Editor at Large of Real Style magazine. She was named… Read More

Afiya Francisco

Carly

  Carly Thomas is a second year journalism student at Ryerson University in Toronto, with  a focus on broadcast and writing for television. She has an interest in the lifestyle beat and contributes to Downright Domestic as a Production Assistant and online writer. Carly grew up on a horse farm and loves her yellow Labrador… Read More

Carly Thomas