Friday, July 31, 2009

Hush Hush - Pussycat Dolls

Hush hush over your work troubles! Friday's here! Check out this awesome tune from the Pussycat Dolls to get you up on your feet and dancing your way into the weekend!

Have a great weekend, ladies, and see you on Monday!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Crazy for coconuts

If you're a fan of tropical fruits like pineapple and coconut, then a piña colada is just the frosty treat you need to cool you down on a hot summer day. Enjoy!

Piña Colada
Piña Colada
Yield: 2 drinks

1 1/2 cup ice
1/2 cup diced pineapple, frozen
2 ounces pineapple juice
2 ounces coconut cream
1 1/2 ounces white rum
1 ounce dark rum
Pineapple slices

Put the ice, frozen pineapple, juice, coconut cream, and the white and dark rums into a blender. Blend until smooth and frosty. Pour the drink into 2 glasses and garnish the rim with pineapple slices.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Philosophizing about work life

Here's an interesting take from Alain de Botton about why we have HR departments as well as other commentaries on wasting time and workaholism.

The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work by Alain de Botton
Want to hear more of de Botton's views on office life today? Check out his book The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, which is a witty and insightful exploration of why people work the jobs they do, and wind up either feeling fulfilled or completely deflated. A worthwhile read for anyone who has ever had to make an honest living by working at a job.

$32.99 (hardcover) at

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

It all starts with an idea

If you're looking to start your own business, check out this great article from The Globe and Mail. In What's the big idea?, Rosanna Tamburri interviews entrepreneurs of successful businesses to find out how they came up with their business idea as well as what else it takes to flourish as an entrepreneur.

Click here to read the aticle or copy and paste the link below into your Web browser:

Monday, July 27, 2009

Totally in Control

Cutler Fly-Away Control StickWhat gal likes having to deal with frizzy or static hair? Yes, just what we thought--none of us! We discovered the Cutler Fly-Away Control Stick, and it's just what every gal needs to keep frizzy strands at bay. This ultra-handy hair care product is made with a combination of shea butter and essential oils such as coconut, pistachio, castor, and sunflower seed which help to condition the hair as well as add gorgeous shine to it. The stick is also small enough to carry in our purse so that we're ready to combat static-y hair on the fly. Very cool!

$23 USD (50 ml / 1.7 oz) at

Friday, July 24, 2009

Bulletproof - La Roux

It's Friday, ladies!!! We are loving electro pop Brit duo La Roux and we've got their latest hit, the catchy and synthesized Bulletproof, for you so you can dance your way into the weekend!

Have a great weekend, ladies, and see you on Monday!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Soaring high

We discovered this cocktail on favourite recipe site Another yummy gin concoction, this time combined with maraschino liqueur, and topped off with a homemade maraschino cherry. We're sure this is one cocktail that'll be a sky-high hit with your tastebuds. Cheers!

Aviation cocktail by Eben Freeman
Yield: Serves 1

2 tablespoons (1 ounce) fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup (2 ounces) gin
1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) Maraska maraschino liqueur
1/4 teaspoon simple syrup
1 cup ice cubes

homemade maraschino cherry* or pitted fresh cherry

In cocktail shaker, combine lemon juice, gin, maraschino liqueur, and simple syrup. Add ice and shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain into chilled coupe glass and drop in cherry.

Recipe by Eben Freeman, head bartender at Tailor Restaurant (525 Broome St, New York, NY)

*Bartender's note: To make homemade maraschino cherries: Fill a mason jar or sealable crock with pitted Bing cherries, add Maraska maraschino liqueur to cover, seal the jar, and let stand at least 3 months and up to 1 year.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Budget-conscious travel advice

Summer is the perfect time to take off and head to a new, exciting destination for a bit of adventure! For CCGs who are strapped for cash, travelling doesn't mean having to spend a lot of dough. Check out this video where Kim Mance, Editor-in-Chief of Galavanting (an online women's travel magazine), offers great money-saving tips for the globe-trekking gal:

For more advice, articles, and videos for women travellers, visit

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Work/life balance is in your control

When stress is the only state of mind you're in, it's a telltale sign that you're being overworked. How to solve the problem? Look within yourself to find balance. Check out Balance--you have it in you (originally published on September 26, 2003 in Canadian Business Online) to find out what Canadians attribute their ability to have proper work/life balance to.

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Wonderful Wellies

Hunter Wellington Boots Huntress design

We’ve fallen head over heels for one of the hottest footwear trends… Hunter Wellington Boots! Once a traditional symbol of British country life, these rubber boots have become a modern day fashion statement on the other side of the pond. We tried on a pair of these hip waterproof wellies and were pleasantly surprised to find that water was impenetrable through them. With its flattering cut for women, as well as a rubber company logo distinctly stitched in front, the Huntress design is our pick for a trendy and comfortable way to splash through puddles while getting to work on a rainy day!

$150 at Hills Of Kerrisdale (2125 West 41st Ave., Vancouver, BC); Gravity Pope (524 - 17th Ave. SW, Calgary, AB); Heel Boy (682 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON); and Get Outside (437 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON)

For additional retailers, visit (Canadian distributor for Hunter Wellington Boots).

Friday, July 17, 2009

Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves

It's been 24 years since this catchy pop tune was released by one-hit wonder group Katrina and the Waves but we haven't grown tired of it yet!

Have a fun weekend, ladies and see you on Monday!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Blueberry Collins

Berries of any kind in a cocktail are just what's needed to instantly add natural sweetness and a vibrant touch of colour to the drink! See for yourself what we mean by mixing up this fresh twist on the classic Tom Collins:

Blueberry Collins
Blueberry Collins
1. Add 12 fresh or frozen blueberries to a tall glass and crush them with a muddler or the back of a spoon.
2. Top the glass up with ice and pour in 1 1⁄2 oz. Tanqueray gin, 2 oz. lemon juice and 2 oz. simple syrup.
3. Stir, add a splash of soda and garnish with a few more blueberries.

For more delicious cocktails, visit!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Brown bag it & save!

Looking to load up on nutrients while cutting down on expenses? Here are some great ideas from nutritionist Kerri Glassman for healthy, affordable and yummy lunches you can make at home and bring to work:

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Organizing your email

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the number of work emails you're inundated with? For some of us, reading messages and clearing out our inbox might even be a daily source of distress. If so, check out Managing Your E-Mail by Susan Gregory Thomas for five excellent tips on fine-tuning your inbox maintenance skills.

Click here to read the article or copy and paste this link into your Web browser:

Monday, July 13, 2009

Luxurious Lather

Pacifica Lotus Garden Natural Soap

Taking a shower is one of the small pleasures in our daily lives that some of us may take for granted. Those precious minutes in the bathroom is a time to shut yourself from the outside world and simply indulge in a peaceful and relaxing moment. We recently discovered the Pacifica Natural Soap collection, and we could hardly wait to start lathering ourselves in these heavenly scents. These paraben-free vegetable soaps are handmade, blending Pacifica's signature perfumes with essential and natural oils. There are over 20 different scented soaps to choose from including three of our personal favourites--the fragrant Waikiki Pikake, the tropical Brazilian Mango Grapefruit, and the invigorating Lotus Garden. No matter which scent suits your fancy, we're quite sure shower time is about to get a lot more luxurious.

$5 USD (6 oz. bar) at

Friday, July 10, 2009

Holiday - Madonna

If we took a holiday
Took some time to celebrate
Just one day out of life
It would be, it would be so nice!

We hope you celebrate life and all the happy times this weekend by simply living in the moment. Here's a classic track by Madonna from her 1983 self-titled debut album for your listening pleasure:

Have a great weekend, ladies and see you all on Monday!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Guy Fieri's Silver Sangria

Guy Fieri, host of Guy's Big Bite on the Food Network, concocts recipes that are fun and fearless which is why we simply had to try his awesome sangria that's loaded with fresh peaches and apples (green and red!), a medley of liqueurs and, of course, white wine. Delicious!

Guy Fieri's Silver Sangria

Prep Time: 20 min
Level: Easy
Yield: 6 to 8 servings

6 cups ice
6 ounces light rum
1 (750-ml) bottle Sauvignon Blanc
3 ounces peach schnappsGuy Fieri's Silver Sangria
3 ounces sour apple liqueur
6 ounces fresh lime juice
4 ounces fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
6 ounces lemon-lime soda
6 ounces soda water
1 green apple, peeled and cut into small pieces
1 red apple, peeled and cut into small pieces
1 peach, peeled and cut into small pieces
6 fresh lemon wheels, for garnish
6 fresh limes wheels, for garnish

In a pitcher add ice and stir together all the ingredients except for the garnishes. Serve drinks over ice garnished with lemon and lime wheels.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Let the good times roll

Posted on YouTube less than a week ago, this incredibly cute and highly creative Evian commercial has already had 1,915,672 views--and counting!

Click on the image below to view and it's guaranteed that you'll be smiling for the next minute:

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Timele$$ advice

We read The 50 best ways to grow your money compiled by the staff at MoneySense for the magazine's August 2006 issue, and we're impressed that, even nearly three years later, this advice is anything but dated. We're especially fans of the 8 commandments they came up with, practical rules to fiscally follow such as paying yourself first, spending less than you make, and understanding the concept that time literally is money. There's also a wealth of info related to debt, shopping, insurance, home, taxes, investing, retirement, and family that's worth taking heed of.

Click here to read the entire article or copy and paste this link into your Web browser:

Monday, July 6, 2009

Lost & Found

Never Get Lost Again: The Complete Guide to Improving Your Sense of Direction by Linda GrekinIt's something a lot of people who have, or rather, don't have, will poke fun at themselves for. The reality, however, is that lacking a good sense of direction is not always a laughing matter. For the directionally-challenged, it's often a frustrating and sometimes even scary experience to not know where you're going or how to get where you need to. Especially for us career gals who travel often for business, if we lack direction sense, there's undoubtedly a lot of additional time spent studying maps, going over routes, and pondering how to get from A to B. To help us conquer our fears and frustrations, we picked up a copy of Never Get Lost Again: The Complete Guide to Improving Your Sense of Direction by Linda Grekin (RDR Books), and we're so glad we did! The author herself admits to having a poor sense of direction and is therefore able to write with true authority on the subject. In her book, Grekin explains why people who are perfectly competent in other parts of their lives manage to get lost, and also what they can do about it. An invaluable and practical resource for those who want to find their way around!

$20.95 at & other major bookstores

Friday, July 3, 2009

Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder

In spite of the downpour of rain, an estimated crowd of 200,000 people crammed into Montreal's downtown core this past Tuesday to enjoy a FREE outdoor concert by Stevie Wonder who kicked off this year's Montreal International Jazz Festival with quite a bang.

Here's one of our all-time favourite
Stevie Wonder tunes for all the lovely CCGs out there:

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Hard hitting, smooth tasting

Mike's Hard Lemonade
Cottage time has arrived and we're rather fond of sitting on the patio deck with a bottle of Mike's Hard Lemonade in hand. With the sun shining down on us, the aroma of burgers wafting from the grill, and this refreshing lemonade cooler to quench our thirst, we're hard-pressed to think of a better way to spend a beautiful summer day.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


HAPPY CANADA DAY to Canadian Career Gals all across this beautiful and wonderful country!

To commemorate the day, here's the classic 2000 Molson beer commercial:

Leave a comment on this post to let your fellow CCGs know why you are proud to be a Canadian!