With so many options to choose from in Ottawa, pinpointing where to go for some retail therapy can be tricky, especially if you’re not familiar with the city. That’s why we’ve created this quick list with some of the best places to shop in Ottawa to help narrow down your search so you can dedicate more time to browsing. Sparks Street Sparks Street, which is located downtown tucked in between Elg[...]
Montreal is such a vibrant and fascinating city with so much to see and do. The city is teeming with unique, stylish, and trendy stores that you can find all throughout the city tucked away from the standard malls. If you’ve explored the sights of the city and are interested in browsing through some of Montreal’s most fashionable boutiques, here are a few of the best spots to snag something chic a[...]
Looking to save on energy costs this winter? Whether you live in a CLV Group apartment or townhome, we’ve compiled our top 10 tips to helping you save this winter! Ensure the dishwasher is full before you run it Remember to always turn off and/or unplug lighting before going to bed or leaving your home Keep your air vents clear of furniture and appliances so that air can circulate m[...]
Hamilton has more to see and do than many people realize. Being packed with historic sights and scenic landscapes, there’s plenty of beautiful landmarks to discover here in the greater Hamilton area. So when you’re looking for something new to explore in this city, check out this guide on some of the most popular landmarks that Hamilton has to offer. Dundurn Castle Dundurn Castle is one of the m[...]
Tea is a beloved companion that can help comfort, soothe, and even heal us. No matter what the blend is, tea has helped us connect with others. It has warmed our soul on those bitter cold nights and provided the perfect elixir to help us plow through ailments like those pesky seasonal ailments. With the many different varieties of tea blends available today, you can take advantage of the flavours [...]
Just moved into your first apartment in Hamilton and wondering how to make it cozy? Being able to decorate your own space to whatever style suits you is an exciting process. And even if you’re on a tight budget or lack the interior designer flare, don’t fret! We can help. The “cozy” vibe all comes down to a few key concepts – lighting, textures, and of course, personality. Here are some simple and[...]
Looking for ways to survive the holidays in Montreal without diving deeper into your pocket? Holiday gift giving doesn’t have to force you to spend beyond your means, as long as you plan ahead and stick to your budget. Here are six ways to budget for holiday shopping, so you don’t have to feel a ton of stress and regret when you see your next bank statement. Start Saving Consider sacrificing a f[...]
When you’ve seen enough videos online and your friends in Hamilton can’t stop raving about their “Meal Prep Sundays,” it’s a good time to get in on the healthy action. Your body and your bank account will thank you once you do. Getting started is quite simple, but sticking with it can be a challenge for us all. To help you get started with batch meal preparation and to help you actually stick with[...]
Looking to host a get together this holiday season? Use our tried and true tips and tricks to help you prepare! 1. Commitment Commit to throwing a holiday dinner. Whether you’re worried about how to make everyone fit, you don’t think your apartment is ready for guests just yet, or you are feeling overwhelmed, it’s okay! Just commit to throwing the dinner party and everything else can be worked o[...]