To Market

We’re all trying to save the planet, but reusable designer shopping totes run as high as $900 and make going green a pretty expensive undertaking. Luckily, summer is around the corner and beach totes are everywhere. Ikea, Old Navy and H&M offer affordable options for as little as $10. Take your next stroll to the market with this cheap and chic find.
{Old Navy Bright Bordeaux Printed Beach Tote, about $20}


It's okay to be PC

As if milk and cereal weren't enough to get you into Loblaws... The store has stocked its shelves with its latest home and garden goods, including a great many outdoor/patio offerings. Among the deluge I zeroed in on these enormous, luxurious 40cm x 40cm dinner napkins that come in various nautical themes. (Coral and Sea Shell are pictured above.) They are $3.99 for a package of 50, and these are top grade. They also come in shades of red, yellow and robin's egg blue. Now all I need is a canapé!

While you're out and about, filling your grocery cart with this and that, stop in at the LCBO and pick up the latest issue of "Food & Drink." Inside you'll find fast and easy (and delicious) recipes for seasonal treats, the best cocktails and summer drinks and even a few home and lifestyle goodies to keep your eyes peeled for. Best of all, it's free!