An Unconventional Spring

2017-04-17 00:00:00 -0500 + CC

Year after year, Spring weather brings on a barrage of pastels - a welcomed change from the Wintery hues we seem to spend so long in here in Saskatchewan. In 2017 however, it’s going to be an unconventional season for colour, so make room in your wardrobe for some new tones! Alongside your pretty pinks, pack some punch with Pantone’s newest palette. This year they released the colour of the year as “Greenery”. “Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew.” It is such a beautiful & bold tone that pairs nicely with pinks, blues, oranges and literally every neutral you can think of. If bright scares you, take it on in moderation. An accessory or shoe is an easy way to adapt the trends without having to overhaul your closet. If you are ready to go all in, we have the perfect pieces for you to nab. Tag us in your spring looks & show us how you’ve styled them! Use the hashtag #GotItAtCornwall - Happy Shopping :) 1. RW&CO. /2. American Eagle /3. Dynamite /4. Call It Spring /5. RW&CO. /6. American Eagle /7. American Eagle / 8. American Eagle /9. RW&CO. /10. American Eagle /11. RW&CO.

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Stocking stuffers for all the good girls and boys!

2016-12-15 00:00:00 -0600 + CC

'Twas the week of Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; Our stockings are hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon will be here! Santa, are you listening? We’ve been awfully good this year. Here are our picks for things we’d love to find in our stockings this year! CC Tip – A Cornwall Centre Gift Card will always do the trick! Gift cards are available at Guest Services, located on the Main Level across from Sears.

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10 Glittering Gift Ideas for Her

2016-12-12 00:00:00 -0600 + CC

What kind of gift do you get for the woman who deserves the world? Guys, we’re here to offer you the support and advice you need with these 10 gifts she’ll actually want and love. CC Tip – To avoid the stress of picking the wrong colour or size, just give her the Gift of Shopping. Cornwall Centre Gift Cards are available at Guest Services, on the Main Level across from Sears.

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10 Can't-Miss Gifts for the Men in Your Life

2016-12-10 00:00:00 -0600 + CC

Drawing a blank at what to get the fantastic men in your life? Let us help! We’re here to save you from gift-giving overload and stress, with 10 gifts he’ll actually want and love. CC Tip – Still stumped? Give him the Gift of Shopping! Cornwall Centre Gift Cards are available at Guest Services on the Main Level across from Sears.

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Gift Giving Made Easy…. Follow the Rule of Four

2016-12-06 00:00:00 -0600 + CC

You probably already know this from first-hand experience, but when it comes to buying gifts for the holidays, it’s very easy to overdo it. It can be even worse when you have kids on your Christmas list. How often have bought a few too many gifts just so you can put more under the Christmas tree? While the gifts are appreciated, they can barely remember everything they got only a few days later! Instead of buying a dozen things your kids might “like”, implement this new gift-giving standard. Something they want – Keep a running list on your phone throughout the year of gifts they mention they would like during any gift-giving season. If you haven’t been so great at pre-planning your gift buying, sit them down and have them create the list for you right there and then. Also helpful, share this list with family members, too! Something they need – Are their pajamas becoming tattered, or could they really use a new pair of runners? It’s about paying attention to the things they use every day, and it will surprise them that you noticed the need for a new ____ (whatever that gift may be). Something to wear – Everyone loves getting a new outfit for Winter, even kids! Something to read – If they are receiving books as a gift, they will begin to understand how important learning is and are more likely to continue the habit of reading regularly. Plus, four gifts can fit almost any budget. You could spend $10 or less on three of the gifts, then spend more to buy one larger, more elaborate gift. Here’s our picks for a few of the hottest gifts for kids this Christmas. CC Tip – Check out the great selection of toys and games at Hudson’s Bay, Sears, and Calendar Club!

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What To Wear: Holiday Soirée

2016-11-07 00:00:00 -0600 + CC

I don’t do Winter well. As soon as I begin to notice the skies turning dark from my office windows, or feel the drastic drop in temperature, I want to pull away from the outside world and hole up inside my home under a warm blanket until the snow melts and Spring is in sight. While I avoid venturing out into the darkness on most occasions, there is one affair that I simply cannot turn down -- a holiday soiree! Whether it is an office function, or a holiday party with friends or family, I will always be the first to RSVP with a “heck yes!”. While I do enjoy socializing (you could call me a “social butterfly”) and catching up with old friends, my favourite part about attending a special holiday party is getting glam for the big event. We’ve put together our picks for swoon-worthy holiday outfits and beauty looks that are bound to make you the star of the show! For more outfit inspiration, head on over to our Pinterest board. CC Tip – We love holiday outfits that are perfect for any occasion. There is no sweeter victory than finding the perfect dress that can be worn day or night.

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How To Organize Your Life: Part 2

2016-10-20 00:00:00 -0500 + CC

The most wonderful time of the year is approaching, which means our lives are about to get busier and a lot more stressful. The best medicine: simplify, minimize, and reduce. We get that letting go is hard. It’s easier to hold on to something than to give it up. Most often, we avoid letting go because its perceived as being more time consuming than just stuffing it under the rug and putting it out of mind. This week, challenge yourself to stop procrastinating and clear your life of clutter and stress with these five beginner steps. 1. Clean out your wallet: Rummage through your wallet and throw away any unused rewards cards, business cards, or anything that no longer applies. You know that old gift card you’ve been holding on to since your birthday… five years ago? Check the balances on all of your gift cards – most companies include a website or a phone number to call on the back of the card – then write it on your card. No more second guessing if you can get an extra treat with your coffee! 2. Cut out unnecessary expenses: Take a look at your bills and decide if there are any expenses that can be reduced or cut out of your life completely. Slim down your TV package or opt for a cost-efficient alternative. Do you have memberships at more than one gym, but barely make it to either? Whittle it down to one membership or credits for workout classes at one fitness centre and cancel the rest. 3. Clear out your fridge and kitchen pantry: Truth time – there is at least one item in your pantry that is expired. Am I right? Do a complete deep clean of your fridge and pantry, including throwing out expired food, donating any canned goods that you no longer need, and wash shelves. While you’re at it, get rid of any chipped dinnerware or glassware, souvenir shot glasses (when are you going to use all 20 of them at once?) and bent or mismatched cutlery. 4. Limit your technology time: Most of us spend a large chunk of our day in front of a computer. Crack down on your screen time after office hours and invest in yourself by engaging in activities that will foster your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Go for a walk, read a book, or go for coffee with friends. 5. Organize your dresser: Throw away every sock or piece of underwear that has a hole in it. Then, organize the items in your dressers into neat piles. You’ll thank yourself later when you’re looking for that one top in a drawer full of this-and-that (plus, it won’t be wrinkly)! CC Tip – We are still accepting clothing donations! Spend the weekend organizing your dresser and closet, and bring us anything you no longer need. For every 5lbs of clothing you donate, you’ll receive one ballot to enter to win a $500 shopping spree! The more you donate, the more chances you have to win! Items can be dropped off at the Guest Services desk (on the Main Level across from Sears) until Sunday, October 23rd. All donations go to the National Diabetes Trust Clothesline Program.

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How To Organize Your Life: Part 1

2016-10-12 00:00:00 -0500 + CC

The start of every new season is the perfect opportunity to change out your closet. Usually you get a few new things, that are either in-style or just new, just because. But how do you make room for all your new purchases? What seems like a daunting task can really help get you organized and de-clutter your mind. So, step up to the plate and take the “Closet Clean-out Challenge” with these four steps! 1. Make some tough decisions Follow the one year rule. Are there pieces of clothing that you haven’t touched in a year? Then it’s time to part ways. What are the chances you’re going to wear it now if you haven’t already? Try it on! If it doesn’t fit, or you don’t like the way it looks, it’s time to kick it to the curb. 2. Invest in staple items Stock up on items that can transition from season to season, like tees, tanks, cardigans, knee-length skirts, and pants. Check out these three transitional outfit inspirations that flow with the change of the seasons. 3. Stash your Summer clothes Some items are easy to transition from season to season, however, there are some that are strictly meant for Summer. Store it away out of your closet, so that the items suitable for this season are easily accessible on the fly. 4. Donate! Once you’ve whittled down your closet to make room for some new garments (we get it… once you see an item that catches your eye, you’ve just got to have it!), make a plan to get rid of the items you no longer need. CC Tip - We’re got just the solution where you can give a little, and get a lot! Bring your gently used clothing to Cornwall Centre. For every 5lbs of clothing you donate, you’ll receive one ballot to enter to win a $500 shopping spree! The more you donate, the more chances you have to win! Items can be dropped off at the Guest Services desk (on the Main Level across from Sears) between October 17th and 23rd. All donations go to the National Diabetes Trust Clothesline Program.

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How To: Dress for Family Photos

2016-09-26 00:00:00 -0500 + CC

Earlier this year, a friend of mine asked me to help her choose outfits for her engagement photos. “Piece of cake”, I thought. We searched online for outfit combinations, visited a few stores at Cornwall Centre, and she ended up choosing a cute, casual look for her and her fiancé. Their outfits fit their personalities perfectly and the whole process just seemed so easy. While she stressed over the details, I had a hard time comprehending her anxiety. Fast forward a few months later, and it was now my turn to style my fiancé and I for our own engagement photos. I searched the Internet tirelessly for outfit ideas, visited every store in Cornwall Centre to get inspiration, and drove my fiancé crazy with “Should I buy this?” texts. The stress I never understood was finally setting in. These are photo we will be sharing with our family and friends, and photos we’d like to look back on in the years to come, so the pressure was on to be sure they turned out great. To help you avoid the same stress I endured, here’s a list of tips to help you choose your outfits and ensure you complement one another. Comfort matters: If you have to jump up and down into your jeans to get them on, you might want to opt for something that will allow you to move more freely. It can get bothersome if you are constantly pulling at or adjusting your clothing while transitioning into different poses. Plus, the more confident you feel in your clothes, the better you will look in front of the camera. Similarly, kids look uber-adorable in hats, tutus, and jackets, but if they aren’t comfortable, you are in for one miserable shoot. Remember to keep weather in mind if you are planning an outdoor shoot! Complement one another: Gone are the days of wearing matching outfits. Instead, choose a colour palette and mix and match colors so that everyone flows and coordinates with one another. Limit patterns: An outfit with texture and patterning is great when added into a mix of solid colours, however, if there are multiple patterns in a photo, it can be distracting in the final image. Limit to one patterned outfit within the family, or choose patterns that are subtle and complementary. Play with textures: Don’t be afraid to wear a scarf, belt, or chunky accessories. It adds dimension and a personal touch to your outfit. Don’t hesitate on using subtle props, too! A blanket that matches your colour pallet works well to sit on or wrap around the subjects. Avoid black clothing and logos: Steer clear of black as it can highlight every piece of lint or loose hairs in the final image. Stick with solid or patterned tops and avoid large writing or images. Play off the location: Consider your surroundings when picking colors for your outfit. If your photos are in a park, a green dress might camouflage you with the grass and trees. A complimentary color, such as red, would pop against the green to help you stand out. For a calm vibe, a cool blue or beige would look stunning. If your photos will be in more of an urban setting, like in front of an old, brick building, try bold hues to contrast with the gritty background. CC Tip - Most importantly… Be yourself: Choose clothing for you and your family that highlights your everyday style and personality. This session is not your opportunity to try a new fashion-forward outfit that you wouldn’t normally wear. Need a little inspiration? See how we’ve paired clothing for Mom, Dad, and the kids in two different colour combinations. Find these looks: 1. STRETCH 1969 true skinny super high rise jeans, $79.95 (Gap) 2. AEO Crew Jegging Sweater in Burgundy, $44.95(American Eagle Outfitters) 3. LEGAWIA Ankle Boots in Cognac, $74.90 (Call It Spring) 4. Modern stripe boatneck tee in Navy Stripe, $29.95 (Gap) 5. AEO MicroStripe Button Down Shirt in Light Blue, $44.95 (American Eagle Outfitters) 6. ACAYWIEL Casual Shoe in Cognac, Was $69.99, Now $49.99 (Call It Spring) 7. HIGH STRETCH 1969 skinny fit jeans, $79.96(Gap) 8. 1969 original jeans , $39.95 (Gap Kids) 9. Cable knit mock sweater in Modern Red, $49.95 (Gap Kids) 10. Worker hi-top sneakers $64.95 (Gap Kids) 11. GapKids + Pendleton plaid scarf $34.95 (Gap Kids) 12. Indigo terry dress, $49.95 (Gap Kids) 13. Cable over-the-knee socks, $14.95 for 2-pack (Gap Kids) 14. Patent bow ballet flats, $44.95 (Gap Kids) Find these looks: 1. Tencel long sleeve shirtdress, $79.95 (Gap) 2. Kimono sleeve stripe cardigan, $74.95 (Gap) 3. ADROERI Mid-Calf Boot in Khaki, $99.99 (Call It Spring) 4. Crew sweater in Navy Heather, $54.95 (Gap) 5. CADORIEN Casual Show in Camel, $79.99 (Call It Spring) 6. True wash micro stripe slim fit shirt in Imperial Blue, $54.95 (Gap) 7. HIGH STRETCH 1969 skinny fit jeans, $79.96(Gap) 8. Layer sequin dress, $64.95 (Gap Kids) 9. Glitter cat ballet flats, $39.95 (Gap Kids) 10. 1969 original jeans, $39.95 (Gap Kids) 11. Plaid oxford shirt in Chalk, $34.95 (Gap Kids) 12. Solid v-neck sweater in True Indigo, $34.95 (Gap Kids)

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One Season, Two Looks

2016-09-08 00:00:00 -0500 + CC

The arrival of a new season brings a time of change. On the cusp of Fall, we overhaul our closets, our home décor, even our hair and makeup to fit with the latest trends. Whether you are shy or adventurous with your beauty choices, here are the makeup looks we’re loving this Fall! SUGAR: Subtle & Fresh The fresh faced, barely-there makeup trend from Summer has continued into the Fall season. Glam up a subtle look with metallic eyes and add a tinge of cranberry to your standard nude lip. SPICE: Rich Hues Smoky eyes, smudged eye liner, and oxblood or deep purple lips are smouldering during the chilly temperatures. CC Tip – Don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone… but don’t overhaul your look all at once. If you are accustomed to little to no makeup, try a bolder lip for date night. Or, play with a smoked out eye for a special occasion. If you feel comfortable with the change, experiment with it on a normal day, say at work or a Saturday running errands. Visit the beauty experts at Sephora, Hudson’s Bay, and Shoppers Drug Mart to help you try on a new look!

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A New Romance... with Fall!

2016-08-26 00:00:00 -0500 + CC

Although Summer isn’t quite over, it’s time to start preparing ourselves for our heart-wrenching breakup with hot weather and denim cutoffs. Sure, it will be difficult to say “so long” to Summer, but we can’t help that we are starting to grow feelings for something new… Fall! Running through an orange-tinged park, listening to the crunch of the leaves under your knee-high boots; your oversized knit sweater, plaid scarf, and pumpkin coffee to keep you warm… It’s hard not to crush on the cozy feeling you get from the new season! Walking through Cornwall Centre, we’ve spotted tons of new styles that have us falling in love with colder temperatures. Here’s our picks to help you transition into a new romance with Fall. CC Tip – Unlike the drastic act of ripping off a band aid, there’s no need to overhaul your closet overnight. Incorporate your favourite Summer pieces with items above to build a pre-Fall look.

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Back to School Survival Guide

2016-08-23 00:00:00 -0500 + CC

When I was a youngster, back to school was my most favourite time of the year. Or, should I say, back to school shopping was my most favourite time of the year. Through elementary into high school, I would drag my Mom to the store to pick out the most stylish backpack I could find, funky binders and notebooks, pens, pencil cases, and basically every locker accessory you could think of! The first day of school was like my January 1st – it was my chance to start fresh for a whole new year! However fun heading back to school may be for some, we get that it can be overwhelming for others. How do you keep track of all of the homework and assignment due dates? How do you prepare yourself for exams? We hear you, and we’ve compiled our survival guide tips to help transition you back into the swing of things for another school year. Stay Organized: My agenda is literally my best friend and is the holy grail of keeping your life in order. Never miss an assignment, exam, or group meeting ever again! Parents, this goes for you too! Juggle that work meeting with your kids’ band practice, basketball game, or PTA interview with ease. Take notes in class! It will make your life so much easier at the end of the year, and you’re more likely to remember what you’ve learned if you force yourself to write it down! A pencil pouch will help keep all of your note-taking necessities in hand at all times. There’s nothing worse than frantically scrummaging for a pen or pencil during class. Carrying the Weight of the World: Carrying books, binders, notebooks, writing tools, and other necessities in your arms can be tiring (not to mention a really good arm workout). A backpack can help alleviate the strain on your arms, and allows for you to carry more things at once, a time-saving alternative to making multiple trips back to your locker in between classes. Boost Your Brainpower: Your brain needs nutrients to take in and understand all of the new information you’ll be learning. Plan ahead and pack nutritious lunch and snacks – a lunch kit will help you carry everything you need. Hydrate to stay focused and alert. Specialty teas (like the Get Smart tea from DAVIDsTEA) can help keep you sharp and on top of your game. Jump In, Feet First: Keep your feet comfy with practical footwear. Chances are you’re going to be doing a lot of walking from class to class, so be sure you’ve got something on your feet that can get you from A, to B, back to A, to C, to… CC Tip: Enjoy every minute! Make new friends, get involved in extra-curricular activities, and study hard.

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Festival Fashion Must-Haves: Regina Folk Festival Edition

2016-07-28 00:00:00 -0500 + CC

Festival fashion is by far my favourite Summer fashion trend. With the Regina Folk Festival taking stage this weekend, we’ve got one last chance to pull together our trendy festival threads and celebrate good music and a fabulous weekend with friends. Pick up these Summer festival must-haves before you hit Victoria Park this weekend! CC Tip – The Regina Folk Festival festivities are just a hop, skip, and jump away from Cornwall Centre! Park for FREE on Friday after 5PM and all day Sunday! Want to take a stroll down City Square Plaza for the Regina Farmer’s Market and check out the day-time festivities in Victoria Park on Saturday? Park in our parkades for only $4 maximum!

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Festival Fashion Must-Haves: Craven Edition

2016-07-06 19:00:00 -0500 + CC

Rejoice, country bumpkins, it’s Craven Week! For country music fans like me, Craven Country Jamboree is kind of like our Christmas, but better! It’s the one weekend we wait all year for. And it’s the perfect excuse to freshen up our country girl wardrobes. Pick up these country festival must-haves before you hit the dirt road this weekend. We’ve got you covered to look like you just walked out of an Eric Church music video! CC Tip – Stay hydrated (and we mean with plain ol’ water…)! Sun stroke is no party!

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Throw the Best Canada Day BBQ Bash!

2016-06-26 19:00:00 -0500 + CC

Canada Day is just around the corner, and we’ve made big plans to celebrate with friends and family. If you’ve volunteered to play host, we’ve gathered the most important tips on how to throw the best Canada Day BBQ bash! Go Potluck Style: Nobody’s got time to spend a beautiful Summer day in the kitchen. Ask your guests to each bring a dish to share – you’ll have plenty to feed the entire group, and a variety to satisfy everyone’s palate! Pick Easy, Classic Recipes… With a Twist!: Don’t break the bank buying exotic ingredients you’ll only use once. Go simple with burgers and hot dogs or steak and chicken with pasta salad and a veg. Make your dish “pop” by adding different spices and flavours, like mango chipotle seasoning to your grilled corn! Cold Cocktails: There’s no BYOB here, be a friendly neighbour and serve a signature cocktail. Get a great beverage dispenser (like the one featured below) and fill with ice to keep it cold. Tunes: No party is complete without your favourite Summer jams! A wireless/Bluetooth speaker is perfect to keep the fun going all night long. Make your own playlist, or check out other free music streaming apps, like Songza or Apple Music, on your smartphone. Don’t forget the necessities! Here’s a few items you may want to pick-up when planning your party. 1.Mix your signature cocktail and serve with the WholeHome Clear Glass Dispenser with Metal Stand (Sears, $49.99) and Cottage Mug Set of 4 Glasses (Stokes, $11.99). 2.King/Queen of the Grill. Char-Broil Kettleman Charcoal Grill (Sears, $229.99) and Remy Olivier Camper BBQ Set (Stokes, $29.99). 3.Big Mouth Inc. Giant Green Gummy Bear & Giant Rocket Pop Pool Floaties (Zumiez, $29.95 each). No pool? No problem! Set them out on the lawn and get your Summertime glow on! 4.Light up the night with the Canada CollectionCanada Day LED Lantern (Hudsons Bay, Reg. Price $24.99 each, now $14.99 each). 5.Set the mood with the House of Marley Get Together Bluetooth Audio System from The Source ($249.99). 6.Make a sweet treat with the Ice Pop Maker from DAVIDsTEA ($15). Enjoy your day celebrating this great country we live in!

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Gift Guide: Father's Day

2016-06-14 19:00:00 -0500 + CC

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and we know just how difficult picking out the perfect gift for Dad can be. Most Dads have very little interest in a material gift, yet something must be done to express your gratitude for that time he taught you how to tie a tie (yes, my Dad taught me how to tie a tie, and I use it as a party trick to impress all my male friends), for being your personal chauffeur to all of your school events and social gatherings, and for giving you “fatherly advice” that, at the time seemed foolish, but now, is so valuable. We’ve taken care of the hard part of combing through the endless possibilities and have come up with our picks for the best gifts for our greatest hero, our Dad. 1. Go Ask Your Mother Mug :: Papyrus ($14.95) 2. FARM FRESH Recordon :: Spareparts ($200) 3. Remy Olivier Camper BBQ Set - 5 Pieces :: Stokes ($29.99) 4. Hudson North Wear Plaid for Dad Short Sleeve Shirt :: Hudson’s Bay ($26.99) – Support a great cause. $12 from the purchase of this shirt will be donated to Prostate Cancer Canada. 5. Herschel Novel Duffel :: Spareparts ($95) 6. Men's Cloud Layer® Pro Fleece 1/4-Zip Pullover :: Eddie Bauer ($60) 7. SAXX Vibe Boxer Modern Fit :: Below the Belt ($32) 8. Bellissimo 100% Silk Tie :: Tip Top Tailors ($49) 9. Bullboxer Cognac Oxford :: Town Shoes ($125) 10. Cravatte Beer Glasses - Set of 4 :: Stokes ($24.99) CC Tip – Are you still frustrated with finding the perfect gift for Dad? Let him pick it out himself with a Cornwall Centre Gift Card!

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Beach Party

2016-06-07 19:00:00 -0500 + CC

We’ve waited so long for Summer weather, and now that it’s finally here, we can’t wait to celebrate! With a high of 29 degrees today, it’s hard to resist day dreaming about heading to the beach. The hottest Summer tunes playing as you soak in the hot, Saskatchewan sun; laughing with your friends and family… oops, I’m drooling. It’s time to call your mates, and make plans for the best beach vacation of the season! Here’s our favourite beach party essentials to make your getaway unforgettable! 1. Everything Bag :: Lululemon ($128) 2. Dior Addict Lip Glow :: Sephora ($41) 3. Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker :: The Source (Original Price: $149.99, Sale Price $129.99) 4. Getman Bikini Top :: Aldo Accessories ($35) 5. Landini Bikini Bottoms :: Aldo Accessories ($30) 6. Ray Ban Original Aviator :: Sunglass Hut ($220) 7. Yadoria Hat :: Aldo Accessories (Original Price $28.00, Sale Price $13.99) 8. Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance SPF 30 :: Shoppers Drug Mart ($12.99) CC Tip – Stay hydrated (and we mean with plain ol’ water…)! Sun stroke is no party.

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What To Wear: Rider Game

2016-06-01 19:00:00 -0500 + CC

Ahh, the sun is shining, the mouth-watering smell of BBQ’d dinners wafts through our community streets, and our pale legs are finally peeking out for the first time in months. It’s official, its Rider Season! (I mean, “Summer”). That’s right, we are only one week away from the first Saskatchewan Roughriders game of the year! There’s something about the atmosphere of being at a game, or maybe sitting around the TV with good friends and good food, that has us impatiently waiting for the next season to start. Whether you’re a die-hard fan, or you’re there for the party, we’ve got outfit inspiration to keep you comfortable, and looking fab, while cheering for our boys in green. For the Girl Who “Bleeds Green” Ray Ban Caravan :: Spareparts ($195) // Saskatchewan Roughriders Adidas CFL Women's New Premier Jersey :: Jersey City ($100) // AUTHENTIC 1969 summer shorts :: Gap ($54.95) // Women's CHUCK TAYLOR CORE OX black sneakers :: Soft Moc ($59.99) The “Sporty-Sports Fan” Saskatchewan Roughriders Adidas CFL Fan Flex Cap :: Jersey City ($29.99) // Define Jacket :: Lululemon ($118) // Flow & Go Tight :: Lululemon ($98) // Nike Juvenate - Women's :: Foot Locker ($115) The “Fashionista Fan” No Rider gear? No problem! Keep it cute-casual with jeans, a loose fitting tee, and, of course, some green coloured accessories! AEO Sateen X Hi-Rise Jegging Crop :: American Eagle Outfitters ($71.81) // Ray Ban Clubmaster :: Spareparts ($195) // AEO Soft & Sexy Oversized T-Shirt :: American Eagle Outfitters (Original Price $39.13, On Sale for $19.58) // Cheer Team Sparkle Ball Stud Earrings 12mm :: Hillberg & Berk ($80) // Enfleda Low-Mid Heels :: Call It Spring ($59.99) CC Tip – Remember: you are going to be standing or sitting (or a combo of both) for multiple hours. Be sure to wear something comfortable that allows you to move freely and jump out of your seat quickly at every touchdown! If it’s a sunny day, slather on sunscreen before leaving the house and add a cute hat to your outfit to keep you cool!

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Gift Guide: Mother's Day

2016-04-19 19:00:00 -0500 + CC

Moms are the best! They are not only your first friend, they are your biggest support system, and no matter what happens, Mom will always have your back. From infancy, to when we become parents ourselves, we will always need our Moms. Of course they deserve to be spoiled every day, but if you’ve fallen short of letting your Mom know just how much you appreciate her, be sure to treat her to something special on May 8th. Stemless Wine Glass :: Papyrus ($14.95) Hello Weekend Shirt & PJ Capris :: la Vie en Rose ($16.95 & $22.95) Ceacien Fedora Hat :: Aldo ($22) Marc Jacobs Honey :: Sephora ($85) Ralidien High Heels :: Aldo ($95) Family Tree Necklace :: Pandora ($140) Ray Ban Erika :: Spareparts ($175) Fitbit One Wireless Activity & Sleep Tracker :: The Source ($119.99) Belgian Rotary Waffle Maker :: Stokes (Reg. $99.99, on Sale $49.98) Cornwall Centre Gift Card (Available at Guest Services, in any denomination) See our full list of Mother’s Day faves on our Pinterest board! CC Tip – Want to up the ante and secure the “Best Kid Ever” Award? Win her a fabulous gift set from Pandora! Click here to enter.

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Our Favourite Spring Fashion Trends

2016-03-09 18:00:00 -0600 + CC

It’s official: once the fabulous florals and pretty pastels hit the floor, you know that Spring is on its way! As soon as I get that first taste of warm weather, which hasn’t been hard to come by this year, I immediately begin stalking my favourite stores’ Instagram accounts and switch from pinning for my non-existent, dream wedding to cute Spring outfit inspiration. What I love about Spring is how it radiates this amazing, upbeat feeling – it’s contagious! I slowly crawl out of hibernation and begin to partake in my favourite outdoor activities that I have missed so much. My new, joyful outlook not only rubs off onto others, it also extends into my fashion choices! Traditional Fall and Winter fashion choices include muted or jewel-toned and heavy pieces, whereas Spring evokes bright and refreshing colours and fabrics. It’s difficult to overhaul your entire wardrobe, so that’s why we’ve compiled a few of our favourite Spring picks to help rejuvenate your Spring wardrobe and keep you looking flirty and fresh all the way into Summer! Stripped T-shirt Dress :: Garage // AEO Boyfriend Plaid Shirt :: American Eagle // Printed Modern Chic Short Skirt :: RW&CO. Belted Military Wrap Dress :: Dynamite // Tencel Utility Vest :: Gap // 1969 Western Denim Dress :: Gap // AEO Denim Boyfriend Shirt Printed Kimono with Fringe :: Dynamite // AEO Fringe Kimono :: American Eagle // Printed Cold Shoulder Romper :: Garage // Floral Romper with Lace Up Sides :: Dynamite Coola in Yellow Misc., Navy, and Peach :: Call It Spring // Matt & Nat Jorja Small Dwell in Mist :: Spareparts CC Style Tip – Don’t overhaul your entire wardrobe with every change of the season. Have a few versatile pieces on-hand that you can use to coordinate with other season-inspired items on your wish list to alter your look for the new season.

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What's In My Makeup Bag

2016-02-11 18:00:00 -0600 + CC

I love Valentine’s Day. “Why”, you may ask? It’s because it is one of the few occasions that instigates Date Night! Although we may promise to make more plans to go out and enjoy quality time with our sweetheart, just the two of us, our hectic schedules seem to always get in the way. Before you know it, months have passed by and there has been very little free time to treat our significant other to a romantic excursion away from the house and our daily stresses of life. Date Nights are my excuse to get dolled up. It’s easy for me to fall into a routine where I don’t experiment beyond pony tails and a swipe or two of mascara. But, getting dressed up in a figure-flattering dress and trying a new makeup look is a huge confidence booster. It makes me feel like a new and re-energized woman! This year, we had to celebrate the Day of Love a little early. I wanted my makeup to be striking and different from every other normal day. This was a special occasion, of course! My new look definitely turned some heads, but the only one that really mattered was his. Here is a peek into what was in my makeup bag last night (bag included!) Try a new makeup trend, and then let us know all about it! We love hearing your tips and reviews on beauty products!

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Gift Guide: Valentine's Day

2016-02-04 18:00:00 -0600 + CC

I am a sucker for Valentine’s Day. It might have something to do with the endless amount of sweet treats or fresh flowers, or how it’s the perfect excuse to show our loved ones just how much they mean to us. Whether you are single or in a relationship, there are special ladies and fellas in each of our lives that deserve a little bit of love. Here are our picks for gifts to make your Valentine tickled pink! Maria Necklace Rose Gold :: Hillberg & Berk ($95) Linked Love Ring :: Pandora ($45) Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Lipstick in Wonderland :: Sephora ($21) Kate Spade Scallop Metro :: Spareparts ($240) Hiphugger Panty :: La Vie en Rose ($11.98) Viktor & Rolf Bon Bon 30ml :: Sephora ($85) White Hearts Simplicity Tea Mug & Pink Hearts Simplicity Tea Mug :: DAVIDsTEA (2 for $25) Sweet Valentine Letterpress :: Papyrus ($5.95) Think Swiss Mini Swiss Fondu for 2 :: Stokes (Reg. $14.99, now $9.98) “Sugared Peony & Petals” 3-Wick Candle :: Bath & Body Works ($22.50) Diagonal Stripe Woven Tie :: Le Chateau ($49.95) Givenchy Play Intense 50ml :: Sephora ($90) Bavaria Pilsner Beer Glasses :: Stokes ($19.99) Jack Black Beard Lube 6oz :: Sephora ($21) Hot Stuff Card :: Papyrus ($5.95) Fitbit Flex :: The Source ($129.99) “Good Morning Handsome” Mug :: Papyrus ($11.95) Sony SRS-X11 Portable Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth ($79.99) Ray-Ban RB 4147 :: Sunglass Hut ($194.95) My Package Weekday Brief :: Spareparts ($30) CC Tip – Or, say “I Love You” with a Cornwall Centre Gift Card! Gift Cards are available at Guest Services, on the Main Level across from Sears.

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Resolutions: Healthy Eating

2016-01-13 18:00:00 -0600 + CC

I am a big advocate of eating healthy. I try my best to avoid those bad-for-you foods, but working downtown doesn’t always make it so easy. Someone always wants to meet for lunch, or I have less than 10 minutes in between my noon workout and my next meeting to grab a quick lunch-on-the-go. One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to make smarter meal choices! There are tons of quick and healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack options at Cornwall Centre to make running from one meeting to another that much easier! Here are our favourite spots to grab a healthy bite on-the-go. Extreme Pita I love pitas, and Extreme Pita definitely knows how to make ‘em. Their pitas come stuffed with fresh ingredients and unique flavours. I can’t help but try something new every time I stop by. My current favourite is the Buffalo Chicken, and sometimes, when I’m feeling adventurous, I will order it as a Flatbaked Pita – it’s like a pizza, but so much better! And they are made fresh to order, so I can pick and choose the ingredients that go in it. There’s something for everyone on their menu! Booster Juice Have you ever felt like you can never make something as good as someone else can? That’s how I feel about smoothies. I enjoy sipping on a smoothie every once in a while, especially on a hot day or when I’m feeling under the weather, but I am never satisfied when I make it on my own. That’s why I stop at Booster Juice. Not only are there tons of delicious smoothies to choose from, many of their smoothies use one-of-a-kind ingredients that I would never think to put in my smoothies at home. My favourites are the Brazilian Thunder, which uses the antioxidant-rich, immune-stimulating, and energy-boosting fruit, the acai berry, as well as the Matcha Monsoon, made with Matcha green tea! Plus, they have equally delicious food items like wraps and paninis should you be craving a bit more out of your meal. Freshii Whether I have limited time to reach for breakfast or grab a quick lunch, I know Freshii has me covered. My favourite thing about Freshii is the unique items on their menu. If I am running late in the morning, I stop for a Grilled Egg Pocket (basically a grilled wrap filled with tons of protein and feel-good ingredients) or Home-Made Oatmeal and a juice. Their juice combinations may seem a bit bizarre to some, but they are totally delicious! At lunch, I love their Burritos or a nice healthy salad. OPA! of Greece I had never explored the options at OPA! of Greece, until we ordered in lunch for the office a few months back. I was blown away by how fresh and tasty everything was! Plus, there are tons of meal combinations to fit any dietary restriction! Keep it simple with a Low Carb Caesar or Greek Salad (and six different proteins to choose from!) or satisfy your hunger and get a little bit of everything with the OPA! Platter. ZamZam Wraps I am very impressed with the menu at ZamZam Wraps. Not only is everything so fresh, they also have a variety of gluten free and vegan options. Did I mention their whole grain bread has ZERO cholesterol, trans-fat, saturated fat, and preservatives?! Plus, when sides are only $2.50 each, you are guaranteed to go back to the office feeling satisfied, and craving your next flavour adventure! CC Tip – There are many more healthy options throughout Cornwall Centre’s Food Court. If you want to know more, visit their websites - most vendors have easily accessible nutritional information so you can be aware of the contents of your meal. Don’t forget to throw in a cheat meal or snack every once in a while to keep yourself motivated – you deserve a little treat for your hard work!

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Resolutions: Fitness

2016-01-06 18:00:00 -0600 + CC

Now that the Season of Indulgence is winding down, most of us have started to think about what we want to achieve in 2016. The most popular New Year’s Resolution each year is to lose weight. I will admit that I have set this goal for myself from year to year. If you’ve decided to lose weight this year, my advice to you is to stick with it by changing your perspective on your Resolution. Don’t aim to lose weight, but rather to feel more confident in your body, focus on the way your clothes fit, or increase your physical strength or endurance. You are much more likely to feel satisfied in reaching your goal by the end of the year if you take the focus off of the number on the scale. Now, get out there and try something new! Hit the weights, go for a run, or join a group fitness class with a friend! Don’t forget to pick the right workout clothes for your activity. Here are our picks for active wear to keep you motivated and feeling comfortable while you are sweating it out. Bottoms CC Tip – Choose a bottom that you can move freely in and feel comfortable in. There’s nothing worse than feeling restricted when trying to master lunges, or pulling down on the fabric of your shorts or crops when they keep bunching up on you. 1. Run: Speed Short *4-way stretch :: lululemon ($54) – To keep you cool and comfortable from training day to race day. 2. Sweaty Endeavour Short :: lululemon ($54) – Full coverage to move with you on the gym floor or yoga mat. 3. Wunder Under Crop :: lululemon ($88) – So much stretch, you’ll feel more flexible than ever! 1. GapFit gFast bold print leggings :: Gap ($74.95) – Will withstand rigorous workouts, like running, TRX, or cycling. 2. All The Right Places Pant :: lululemon ($128) – These pockets are perfect to store your iPod while running or lifting weights! No more cleavage-holder (guilty). 3. Baddah G Legging :: Bench. ($59) – Great to wear to sweat or for fun! Shoes CC Tip #1 – Be sure to choose the right shoe for the intended activity. Most sneakers are meant for a specific type of exercise. Weight training or cross training shoes have less support than running shoes, and wearing them while running can result in strain or injury. Trust me, I know from experience! CC Tip #2 – Worn-down sneakers can result in the lack of support and can cause injuries. If you are in the gym at least three times a week, you’ll probably need to replace your shoes every 8-12 months. If you increase your gym time up to six times a week, the life span of your sneakers shortens to every 3-6 months. If you do a lot of running, every 5-8 months is recommended. 1. Nike Roche One :: Foot Locker ($98) - Ideal for running. 2. Nike Air Max Siren :: Foot Locker ($130) - Ideal for running. 3. Nike In-Season Trainer 4 :: Foot Locker ($99.99) - Ideal for weight training. Sports Bras CC Tip #1 – Be sure to choose a sports bra that gives you the right coverage you will need. Although we all want the “cute” bra, it is much more important to choose one that you will feel comfortable in and that will withstand the level of intensity of your workout. CC Tip #2 - The more you wear your bra, the more you’ll have to wash it, which means, the quicker you will weaken its elasticity. Depending on the amount of exercise you do, it is recommended to replace it every 3-12 months. To increase the longevity of your sports bra and to preserve the elastic, hang dry instead of putting it in the dryer. 1. Free To Be Bra *Wild :: lululemon ($48) – Plenty of room to flow, twist and sweat through any yoga class. Intended to provide light support. 2. Medium impact T-back sports bra :: Gap ($44.95) – Designed for medium impact workouts, from weight training to running and cycling. 3. Energy Bra :: lululemon ($48) - A wide band under the bust provided support and the coverage in front ensures we're not exposing our assets. Tops CC Tip – A proper workout top is much more comfortable, and suitable, than the old shirts you’ve stolen from your ex-boyfriend. Opt for a tank with a built-in bra – it’s like getting 2 for 1! 1. GapFit Breathe heathered tank :: Gap ($22.95) – This breathable, lightweight knit will keep you cool during your workout. 2. Power Y Tank :: lululemon ($52) – To keep you flowing freely in this thin-strapped, racerback tank. 3. Enhearten Tank :: Lululemon ($58) – A strappy-back, scoop-neck tank that's designed to hold you in place during your workout, with the help of a built-in bra! For the Guys 1. Metal Vent Tech SS :: lululemon ($68) – This sweat-wicking, all-sport crew was built with anti-stink properties to keep you fresh for longer. 2. Pace Breaker Short :: lululemon ($64) - Designed to be your athletic go-to short, with a COOLMAX boxer-brief liner that is comfortable and sweat- wicking. 3. Nike Free 5.0 :: Foot Locker ($130) - Perfect for running. We wish you all the best in 2016! Happy sweating!

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Holiday Gift Guide

2015-12-16 18:00:00 -0600 + CC

Countdown to Christmas Day: 6 sleeps! Have you finished your Christmas shopping? Have you even started? We won't judge... Whether you are just starting or have almost checked off everyone on your list, we are here to help you find those last minute gifts! Here are our favourite holiday statement gifts, budget gifts, and stocking stuffers for him and her. GIFTS FOR HER Kate Spade Metro 5 O’Clock :: Spareparts ($215) Riddel Wine Tumblers – Set of 2 :: Stokes ($17.89) Sparkle Ball Stud Earrings :: Hillberg & Berk ($80) Raglan Tee and Legging Pajama Set :: La Senza ($36.50) White lock top travel mug :: DAVIDs TEA ($32) Sephora Collection Deluxe Antibacterial Brush Set :: Sephora ($78) Sparkle Ball Bracelet :: Hillberg & Berk ($265) Spiced Apple Toddy 3 Wick Candle :: Bath & Body Works ($22) Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette :: Sephora ($70) Dry Bar The Tress Press Digital Styling Iron :: Sephora ($189) What the Sport Singlet II :: Lululemon ($48) Tea for the Season :: DAVIDs TEA ($20) Red Pine Needle Nordic Mug :: DAVIDs TEA ($23) Prada Candy 500ml :: Sephora ($96) Bogard :: Aldo ($60) MAT & NAT Vera Vintage :: Spareparts ($55) Sparkle Ball Stud Earrings 10mm :: Hillberg & Berk ($70) Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette :: Sephora ($64) Pre-Wrapped “Treasures” Catch-All Trays (Set of 3) :: Papryus ($40) Avant Garde 10-Piece Fondu Set :: Stokes ($79.99) GIFTS FOR HIM Ray Ban New Wayfarer :: Spareparts ($171) Nixon Corporal SS :: Spareparts ($240) Paco Rabanne 1 Million (100ml) :: Shoppers Drug Mark ($92) Jack Black Jet Set Traveller Pack :: Sephora ($33) Edmonton Oilers Connor McDavid Reebok NHL CN PT Premier Player Jersey :: Jersey City ($240) Kenneth Cole Reaction Slim-Fit Stripped Shirt :: Hudson’s Bay ($69.50) Sony SRS-X2/BLK Portable Bluetooth 2-Channel Speakers System with Bass Reflect Technology :: The Source (Reg. $99) Olympia Reversible Raclette :: Stokes ($129.99) BLACK BROWN 1826 Silk Slim Tie :: Hudson’s Bay ($34.99) Roycroft :: Aldo ($110) Herschel Hank Leather Wallet :: Spareparts ($75) Check Print Cotton Slim Fit Shirt :: Le Chateau ($79.95) Givenchy Play 50ml :: Sephora ($69) Tonal Paisley Print Silk Tie :: Le Chateau ($39.95) Pergognano :: Aldo ($70) Bar Butler :: Stokes ($69.99) Braun CruZer 4 Face :: Shopper’s Drug Mart ($69.99) Jack Black Post Shave Cooling Gel :: Sephora ($25) Sony SRS-X2/BLK Portable Bluetooth 2-Channel Speakers System with Bass Reflect Technology :: The Source ($99) Toronto Blue Jays New Era “MLB Authentic Collection 59FIFTY CAP” :: Jersey City ($39.99) STOCKING STUFFERS FOR HER Dry Bar Detox Dry Shampoo 1.4oz :: Sephora ($16.25) Formula X Dramatic :: Sephora ($13) Alaulia :: Aldo ($18) Merry Cookie Nourishing Hand Cream :: Bath & Body Works ($5) Mid-Calf Camper Sock :: Garage ($12.95) beautyblender blotterazzi by beautyblender :: Sephora ($32) Frosted Plum Festive Cracker Gift Set :: Body Shop ($10) Super Soft Two-Tone Eternity Scarf :: Dynamite ($26.95) STOCKING STUFFERS FOR HIM Surge Run Glove :: Lululemon ($32) Jack Black Turbo Body Bar Scrubbing Soap :: Sephora ($17.50) Argyle Knit Socks :: Le Chateau ($5.95) SAXX Vibe Boxer Modern Fit :: Below the Belt ($32) Jack Black Moisture Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 :: Sephora ($9) Edmonton Oiler Golf Tees :: Jersey City ($19.99) Black Brown 1826 Silk Slim Tie :: Hudson’s Bay ($34.99) Leather Belt :: Le Chateau ($39.95) CC Tip: A Cornwall Centre Gift Card will always do the trick! Gift Cards are available at Guest Services, on the Main Level, across from Sears.

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Holiday Gift Guide - Stocking Stuffers

2015-12-15 18:00:00 -0600 + CC

'Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; Our stockings are hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon will be here! Santa, are you listening? We’ve been awfully good this year. Here are our picks for things we’d love to find in our stockings this year! FOR HER Dry Bar Detox Dry Shampoo 1.4oz :: Sephora ($16.25) Formula X Dramatic :: Sephora ($13) Alaulia :: Aldo ($18) Merry Cookie Nourishing Hand Cream :: Bath & Body Works ($5) Mid-Calf Camper Sock :: Garage ($12.95) beautyblender blotterazzi by beautyblender :: Sephora ($32) Frosted Plum Festive Cracker Gift Set :: Body Shop ($10) Super Soft Two-Tone Eternity Scarf :: Dynamite ($26.95) FOR HIM Surge Run Glove :: Lululemon ($32) Jack Black Turbo Body Bar Scrubbing Soap :: Sephora ($17.50) Argyle Knit Socks :: Le Chateau ($5.95) SAXX Vibe Boxer Modern Fit :: Below the Belt ($32) Jack Black Moisture Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 :: Sephora ($9) Edmonton Oiler Golf Tees :: Jersey City ($19.99) Black Brown 1826 Silk Slim Tie :: Hudson’s Bay ($34.99) Leather Belt :: Le Chateau ($39.95) CC Tip - Of course, you can never go wrong with a Cornwall Centre Gift Card! Gift Cards are available at Guest Services, on the Main Level, across from Sears.

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Holiday Gift Guide - Gifts Under $100

2015-12-14 18:00:00 -0600 + CC

Being an adult is expensive. Mortgage/rent, bills, groceries, children’s extracurricular activities… we get it! It seems like there is always one expense after another, and let’s not forget those pesky “surprises” that pop up every now and then. For me; a new house, being asked to be a bridesmaid in a friend’s wedding (twice), and my first niece expected to arrive at any moment; my disposal income is quickly diminishing. This year we picked names and set a limit: $100 or less. What might seem impossible was actually really easy! There are tons of gifts that your family will love that won’t break your bank. FOR HER What the Sport Singlet II :: Lululemon ($48) Tea for the Season :: DAVIDs TEA ($20) Red Pine Needle Nordic Mug :: DAVIDs TEA ($23) Prada Candy 500ml :: Sephora ($96) Bogard :: Aldo ($60) MAT & NAT Vera Vintage :: Spareparts ($55) Sparkle Ball Stud Earrings 10mm :: Hillberg & Berk ($70) Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette :: Sephora ($64) Pre-Wrapped “Treasures” Catch-All Trays (Set of 3) :: Papryus ($40) Avant Garde 10-Piece Fondu Set :: Stokes ($79.99) FOR HIM Herschel Hank Leather Wallet :: Spareparts ($75) Check Print Cotton Slim Fit Shirt :: Le Chateau ($79.95) Givenchy Play 50ml :: Sephora ($69) Tonal Paisley Print Silk Tie :: Le Chateau ($39.95) Pergognano :: Aldo ($70) Bar Butler :: Stokes ($69.99) Braun CruZer 4 Face :: Shopper’s Drug Mart ($69.99) Jack Black Post Shave Cooling Gel :: Sephora ($25) Sony SRS-X2/BLK Portable Bluetooth 2-Channel Speakers System with Bass Reflect Technology :: The Source ($99) Toronto Blue Jays New Era “MLB Authentic Collection 59FIFTY CAP” :: Jersey City ($39.99) CC Tip: “I hate Gift Cards!” – said no one, ever! You can never go wrong with a Cornwall Centre Gift Card!

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Holiday Gift Guide - Gifts for Him

2015-12-10 18:00:00 -0600 + CC

Ladies, we love our men. Fathers, brothers, husbands, boyfriends – no matter how much they push our buttons, we can’t live without them! I find it adorable watching men shop for Christmas gifts for their special lady. They put so much effort in to getting us the perfect gift that we will love, why shouldn’t we do the same for them? But choosing a gift for them is not always as easy as we’d think. Every Christmas, I spend weeks planning what to get the men in my life. This year, I started planning my gifts a bit earlier than usual, and I thought I’d share my findings with you to hopefully make your Christmas shopping a bit easier! Ray Ban New Wayfarer :: Spareparts ($171) Nixon Corporal SS :: Spareparts ($240) Paco Rabanne 1 Million (100ml) :: Shoppers Drug Mark ($92) Jack Black Jet Set Traveller Pack :: Sephora ($33) Edmonton Oilers Connor McDavid Reebok NHL CN PT Premier Player Jersey :: Jersey City ($240) Kenneth Cole Reaction Slim-Fit Stripped Shirt :: Hudson’s Bay ($69.50) Sony SRS-X2/BLK Portable Bluetooth 2-Channel Speakers System with Bass Reflect Technology :: The Source ($99) Olympia Reversible Raclette :: Stokes ($129.99) BLACK BROWN 1826 Silk Slim Tie :: Hudson’s Bay ($34.99) Roycroft :: Aldo ($110) CC Tip: A Cornwall Centre Gift Card will always do the trick! Gift Cards are available at Guest Services, on the Main Level, across from Sears.

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Holiday Gift Guide - Gifts for Her

2015-12-09 18:00:00 -0600 + CC

Guys, women aren’t as hard to buy for as you think. We drop hints A LOT. “I need a new jacket.” “Have you seen the new Sparkle Ball colour? I love it!” And the ever-so-famous, blunt email or text of a photo or link to the item we really want. We are very vocal about what we like and what we don’t like. We are very descriptive as to the size, colour, even fabric of the gift. Last year, we tried to buy a scarf for Grandma as that is the one thing she really wanted. Out of the entire family, no one was able to get her one she liked. She still doesn’t have a new scarf… …On second though, I take my first comment back. Women are difficult. Luckily, we have compiled our top Christmas gifts for those special gals in your life. Kate Spade Metro 5 O’Clock :: Spareparts ($215) Riddel Wine Tumblers – Set of 2 :: Stokes (Reg. $23.99, Sale Price $17.89) Sparkle Ball Stud Earrings 12mm :: Hillberg & Berk ($80) Raglan Tee and Legging Pajama Set :: La Senza ($36.50) White lock top travel mug :: DAVIDs TEA ($32) Sephora Collection Deluxe Antibacterial Brush Set :: Sephora ($75) Sparkle Ball Bracelet :: Hillberg & Berk ($265) Spiced Apple Toddy 3 Wick Candle :: Bath & Body Works ($22) Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette :: Sephora ($70) Dry Bar The Tress Press Digital Styling Iron :: Sephora ($189) CC Tip - Of course, you can never go wrong with a Cornwall Centre Gift Card and let her do the picking herself! Quickest shopping trip ever! Gift Cards are available at Guest Services, on the Main Level, across from Sears.

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OOTW - 10.29.15

2015-10-27 19:00:00 -0500 + CC

Although the weather outside is starting to look frightful, I think skirts are so delightful! Pair your favourite skirt with a chunky wool sweater, tights, and ankle boots. Stay tuned for my next Outfit of the Week! (SHOP THIS LOOK) Cable knit pullover sweater in Navy Classic, Gap :: Wool plaid zip mini skirt in Blue Plaid, Gap :: Kate & Mel Fringe Bootie in Brown, Town Shoes

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The Best Nail Polish Colours for Fall + Winter

2015-10-25 19:00:00 -0500 + CC

As a nail-biter’s only daughter, I was never taught about nail polish. Growing up in a small town, my friends and I would rather make mud pies and play sports with the boys rather than paint our nails. When I was 11, I was asked to be a junior bridesmaid in a family-friend’s wedding (my first bridal party experience, how exciting!) and got to share in the customary “day-of beauty rituals”. Suddenly, WHAM!, I fell in love with beauty products. All I wanted for my birthday and Christmas was make-up, hair tools, and nail polish. Not much has changed since then. The one thing that I own more of than anything else is nail polish. I often find nail polish bottles stuffed at the back of my drawer that I didn’t even know I had. I can walk by a nail polish stand and be stuck there for at least an hour; reading the witty colour names, comparing shade to shade, and imagining which colour would match with my outfit. Then I end up walking out with two or three new nail polishes to add to my collection. I love when a new season arrives and stores begin to stock their shelves with the new seasonal collection, or limited edition shades. I am practically hovering over the sales associates as they put out the new products. At the start of Fall, I stored away my bright and pastel shades and went on the hunt to add more vampy hues to my repertoire. I have gathered my favourite picks for Fall and Winter and am sharing them with you! NUDE OXBLOOD RED HUNTER GREEN VIOLET GRAY TEXTURED CC Style Tip: Life is too short to use the same colour for your fingers and toes. Here are a few suggestions for Fall mani and pedi pairings. What is your favourite Fall or Winter nail colour? SHOP THIS POST (LEFT TO RIGHT) NUDE Formula X, Acclaimed (Sephora) :: Deborah Lippmann, Naked (Sephora) :: Marc Jacobs, Funny Girl (Sephora) :: OPI, My Vampire is Buff (Chatter’s Salon) OXBLOOD RED Deborah Lippmann, Single Ladies (Sephora) :: Marc Jacobs, Jezebel (Sephora) :: Formula X, Obsessed (Sephora) :: MAC, Vintage Vamp (Hudson’s Bay) HUNTER GREEN Marc Jacobs, It’s Not Easy Being Green (Sephora) :: Formula X, Gravity (Sephora) :: Essie, Power Clutch (Shopper’s Drug Mart) :: Nails Inc., Bruton Mews (Sephora) VIOLET Deborah Lippmann, Dark Side of the Moon (Sephora) :: OPI, Midnight in Moscow (Chatter’s Salon) :: Formula X, Nightingale (Sephora) :: OPI, Black Cherry Chutney (Chatter’s Salon) GRAY Formula X, Gray Matter (Sephora) :: MAC, Snazzy Hound (Hudson’s Bay) :: Marc Jacobs, Evelyn (Sephora) :: Ciaté, Pillow Talk (Sephora) TEXTURED Formula X, Turbulent (Sephora) :: MAC, Tiara on Top (Hudson’s Bay) :: Formula X, Out of Sight (Sephora) :: Ciaté, Rosebush (Sephora) PAIRINGS (TOP LEFT TO RIGHT TO BOTTOM) Formula X, Power Source (Sephora) + Formula X, Nightingale (Sephora) Marc Jacobs, Evelyn (Sephora) + Formula X, A+ (Sephora) Deborah Lippmann, Naked (Sephora) + Formula X, Orbit (Sephora)

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Falling for Layers

2015-10-20 19:00:00 -0500 + CC

If you’re like me, you are cold ALL. THE. TIME. It’s a constant battle with the thermostat at our house. Living with two boys, they stay warm by just breathing. But for me, I could be under five blankets, wearing sweats and a hoodie, and still be cold. It’s gotten so bad, co-workers refer to me as “the girl who runs her space heater in the summer.” With the temperatures dropping each day, you’d think that I’d be panicking right now. But I am the complete opposite. I’m ecstatic, because I have discovered the concept of layering. Not only does layering keep me warm, but I get to wear multiple of my favourite items at once! Layering for lazy nights at home is easy, but how do you create a cozy outfit that is work-friendly and transitional for date night? Here are my tips on how to put together a perfectly layered outfit, for work or play: Start with a basic, light-weight top. I am obsessed with stripes right now, but a plain tee works just as well. Add a second layer, such as a button-up cardigan, pull-over sweater, a denim jacket, or even a blazer. Be sure to let your first layer peek out wherever possible under your second layer. Next, add a coat or jacket. Choose a neutral or basic colour so that it is not clashing with your second layer. Add a colourful or patterned scarf. Finish it off with additional accessories, such as bracelets, rings, watches, and a hat or beanie CC Style Tips: Worried about over-heating? Ditch a layer! Skip the jacket and wear a long sleeved top with a puffy vest, or wear a sweater dress and tights under a wooly trench. Keep the under-layers more fitted to avoid looking bulky. You will be pilling the layers on top of one another, and that should be enough to keep you warm. If it’s really chilly outside, wear something heavier as the top-most layer only. Don’t be afraid to mix and match. Play with different textured pieces, mix patterns, and incorporate light and colourful hues. Forget the boring rules, if you like it, wear it! What favourite piece from your closet do you use the most to incorporate into your layered ensemble? SHOP THIS POST Look #1: PrimaLoft® faux fur-trim wool puffer vest, The Gap :: Stripe long-sleeve, The Gap :: Blanket scarf, Below The Belt Look #2: Flannel roll-sleeve henley, The Gap :: Brooklyn tunic, The Gap :: Bree Biker Bomber, Danier

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2015-09-29 19:00:00 -0500 + CC

It’s time for me to share with you my deepest and darkest secret: I have pairs upon pairs of the cutest ankle boots (or booties) lying at the bottom of my closet… that I have never worn. You may think I’m crazy (and no, I don’t have a shoe collection large enough that I have extra pairs to spare), but the reason being is that I just don’t know how to wear them. When I see a fashionista who makes her bootie + outfit combos look so ultra-amazing, I want to immediately run out and buy a new pair of my own. But frustration sets in when I just can’t get it right. What do I do with the bottom hem of my pants? Am I supposed to wear socks inside my boots? Can I wear booties with a skirt to the office? Have you been there, too? Well, things are about to change! I’ve done a little bit of research, a little bit of experimenting (the fun part!) and I have come up with five ways we can rock our booties like the stylish bombshells we are! TUCKED Tuck your pants into your bootie to give the illusion of an elongated leg. Most jeans are not fitted enough at the ankles, so opt for leggings to make this look successful. I never thought to try it with leggings before! ROLLED HEM Rolling or cuffing the bottom hem of your jeans keeps your ankles from looking wide and shows off the slim area of your leg. This look works best with skinny jeans. LAYERED SOCKS & LEGGINGS This is a bit more difficult to pull off, but makes for a great fall look. Don’t layer socks over your jeans, though, it will only cause bulkiness and create that wide-ankle effect that we don’t want! WITH A SKIRT & TIGHTS Use the same monochromatic colour of tights, skater or pencil skirt, and booties to make your legs look slimmer. Try black with black, brown with brown, or grey with grey. Add a fun, patterned top to brighten around your face and add a pop of colour to your outfit. WITH A DRESS OR PENCIL SKIRT (SANS TIGHTS) This is the perfect look to help ease your transition from summer to fall. Keep the hem above the knee to elongate your leg line. Choose a neutral bootie to avoid your outfit from being too dramatic on the bottom. You want to keep their eyes up, so everyone can see your dazzling smile! CC Style Tip: Stock up on a couple pairs of neutral coloured booties, and at least one vibrant pair. The neutral booties will mix and match with multiple outfits, while the vibrant pair will add a pop of colour to an otherwise drab ensemble. Which bootie inspiration will you wear tomorrow? GREAT BOOTIES TO TRY Steve Madden Wahtagh Bootie, Town Shoes :: Kate & Mel Outside Zip Block Heel, Town Shoes :: Groiviel, Spring Shoes :: Cobb Hill Bethany, Quark Shoes

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Fall Fashion Must-Haves

2015-09-22 19:00:00 -0500 + CC

Let’s face it, fall is the best season of them all. No, it’s not because of the pumpkin spiced lattes or the Thanksgiving turkey dinners; it’s the comfy sweaters, knee-high boots, and layers upon layers of cozy goodness. As soon as the temperature starts to drop (although, in Saskatchewan, the weather has a mind of its own) and the leaves begin to turn a golden tinge, all I can think about is throwing on my snug cardigan and taking a walk downtown to meet up with friends for coffee, or in my case, a soy milk, sugar-free vanilla London Fog. To kick off the First Day of Autumn, I am sharing my favourite garments for fall and how you can pair them with other items in your closet to create a stand-out look. PLAID Plaid is my go-to fall fashion favourite. I secretly wish it was mandatory to wear plaid for the entire season. Although plaid comes in almost all colours, I am a sucker for the classic. Something about the vibrant, lumberjack-esque red gives me that warm, cozy feeling as soon as I put it on. And the best thing about plaid is that you can use it as a wardrobe staple to create more than one look. Pair your plaid with a faux fur vest, black leggings, and top off with a pair of tall grey riding boots. Or, try plaid tucked into your favourite pair of dark denim jeans. TRENCH COAT My latest obsession: the trench. Never have I ever cared about what my fall jacket looked like, until now. I cannot get over how adorable and versatile the trench coat is! It exudes a professional vibe, yet is comfortable and classy for weekend errands or a night out with the beau (or girlfriends!). A neutral, beige trench is an easy layering piece paired with a plain white or grey tee and jeans for a relaxed and effortless look. CHAMBRAY I didn’t grow up in an “authentic” small town, but I love the country lifestyle. And, the #1 essential for a country girl’s closet is a chambray shirt. I have attended a ton of country music concerts in the last few years and have noticed my fellow country ladies are reviving the denim-on-demin trend from the ‘90’s. Chambray button ups are a modern twist on the denim jacket and pair well with a variety of pieces of all textures and colours. What I once thought was a “fashion faux pas”, now seems to be one of my favourite looks for fall. A light chambray shirt works well tucked into dark denim jeans. Add a cream or grey cardigan to create a casual, comfy look. Swap your dark denim jeans with white pants for a work-friendly uniform. CC Style Tip: Invest in versatile items that can be paired with other pieces in your closet to provide you with multiple looks and can carry you into the next season. There are far too many cute fall trends to try them all on the ordinary girl’s budget. What fall fashion trends are you obsessing over?​​ SHOP THESE LOOKS Look 1 Plaid relaxed boyfriend shirt (in Red Plaid), The Gap :: Natalie Jegging (in Black Wash), RW&CO :: Sleeveless faux fur vest (in Reddish Brown), RW&CO :: Bawen (in Grey), Spring Shoes Look 2 Modern crew tee (in Heather Grey or White), The Gap :: Classic trench (in Chino Academy), The Gap :: 1969 resolution true skinny high rise jeans (in Rinsed) Look 3 1969 chambray shirt (in Light Indigo), The Gap :: Open front dolman sleeve cardigan (in Brown Heather), The Gap :: 1969 resolution true skinny high rise jeans (in Rinsed)

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Saskatchewan Wildfire Evacuee Donations

2015-07-05 19:00:00 -0500 + CC

The Saskatchewan Wildfire Evacuees are in need of our help. The Red Cross is preparing to receive as many as 2,000 evacuees from Northern Saskatchewan to Regina. The Red Cross is unable to accept goods due to logistics, and they have notified the public that they are not taking monetary donations because they are working with the provincial government. The Salvation Army and RCMP Heritage Centre have put out a call for donations of summer clothing of all ages and sizes including shorts, t-shirts, bathing suits, sandals/flip-flops, and underwear; and entertainment items like non-plush toys, colouring books, reading materials, board games, reusable bags, and craft supplies. Cornwall Centre is accepting donations of the items listed above to deliver to the evacuees located in Regina. Cornwall Centre Guest Services hours are: Monday, Tuesday and Saturday - 9AM to 6PM Wednesday to Friday - 9AM to 9PM Sunday – 11AM to 5PM OR donate directly to: The Salvation Army Regina Locations: 840 Albert St. & 1711 Dewdney Ave. E. Monday to Friday - 9AM to 9PM Saturday – 9:30AM to 6PM Sunday – Closed The RCMP Heritage Centre: 5907 Dewdney Avenue Monday to Sunday - 10AM to 6PM Donate today! First Image: Smoke and flames rise from a forest in the LaRonge, Sask., area in this July 1, 2015 handout photo from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment. (Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment/The Canadian Press)

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Juice Cleanse at Freshii

2015-06-21 19:00:00 -0500 + CC

Summer is officially here! I’ve started stocking up on sunscreen, bug spray, flip flops and bathing suits so I’m ready to go whenever the sun is out. This summer, I've decided that I want to feel my best – take care of my body and feel confident and energetic so I can make the most out of my favourite season. Freshii recently introduced a Juice Cleanse. Juicing is a natural way to press your body’s reset button and super-charge your nutrient intake. With the Freshii Juice Cleanse, you receive 4 different juices to drink every 2.5-3 hours, and eat a detoxifying salad to finish the day. You should drink 8-10 glasses of water per day in addition to the juices. Choose between their “Quickie” 1-day cleanse, “Determined” 3-day cleanse, and “Focused” 5-day cleanse to detoxify and energize your body. The prices are very reasonable compared to many of the cleanses I’ve seen: 1-day is $30, 3-day is $80, and 5-day is $120. Simply visit or call the Cornwall Centre Freshii at 306-206-1714 to order yours and they will prepare your freshly pressed juice and detoxifying salad for pick-up each day of your cleanse. WOOHOO for Summer! **A Note from Freshii: It is strongly advised that you consult your physician before participating in a juice cleanse. Click here for more information.

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Father's Day Gift Ideas

2015-06-07 19:00:00 -0500 + CC

When Father’s Day comes around, I want to be that awesome daughter and wife who bought the BEST Father’s Day Gift for my Dad and hubby. Cornwall Centre has TONS of options to help Dad keep fit & have fun this Summer with workout necessities, stylish sunglasses and hats, and awesome relaxing and hosting gear. 1. Pounca Jacket - Bench. 2. The Mat, 3mm - lululemon athletica 3. Jordan Flight Runner 2 - Footlocker 4. Fitbit Flex Activity & Sleep Wristband - The Source 5. Nike Fleece Zip Hoodie - Footlocker 6. NordiTrack Treadmill - Sears 7. Purist Cycling Water Bottle – lululemon athletica 8. HBC Sport Drawstring Training Pants - The Bay 9. Adventurer Pack - Eddie Bauer 1. Straw Fedora – American Eagle Outfitters 2. Oakley ‘Holbrook’ Sunglasses - Spareparts 3. Herschel ‘Glendale’ Hat - Spareparts 4. Maui Jim ‘Wiki Wiki’ Sunglasses - Sunglass Hut 5. Toronto Blue Jays Hat - Jersey City 6. Spy ‘Happy Lens Neptune’ - Spareparts 7. Ray Ban ‘Clubmaster’ Sunglasses – Sunglass Hut 8. Straw Fedora – RW&CO. 1. BBQ Set - Things Engraved 2. Hammer BBQ Lighter - Stokes 3. Spiegleau Beer Tasting Kit – The Bay 4. 2 Section Hamburger Press - Stokes 5. Nixon Blaster Bluetooth Speaker - Spareparts 6. Breville Espresso Machine - The Bay 7. Pizza Stone with Metal Rack & Pizza Wheel - Stokes 8. Gluckstein Home Compass Cushion - The Bay 9. Poker Card - Papyrus 10. Hudson’s Bay Beach Towel - The BayBottom of Form Of course, you can never go wrong with a Cornwall Centre Gift Card letting Dad pick out whatever he wants. Father’s Day is June 21 – happy gift shopping!

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Saskatchewan Fashion Week

2015-05-03 19:00:00 -0500 + CC

Saskatchewan Fashion Week (SFW), established in 2012, is a yearly fashion event held in Regina, Saskatchewan. The goal of SFW is to develop, enhance, and grow the fashion and creative design industries in Saskatchewan. Cornwall Centre is a proud sponsor of Saskatchewan Fashion Week. New in 2015: FASHION & ART INSTALLATION – Cornwall Centre, Centre Court from May 3-13, 2015 Saskatchewan Fashion Week (SFW) is introducing the first ever SFW x CORNWALL CENTRE art installation, featuring artistic designs inspired by the SFW 2015 campaign them. The designs are created by Saskatchewan artists and SFW designers, and curated by SFW. ARTISTS Greg Allen Vanessa Benson Priya Bilkhu & Rani Bilkhu Mackenzie Bulych Brenna Donnelly Julie Novak Gina Pulai Haley Gartner DESIGNERS Hillberg & Berk Laurie Brown Prahsik Theme & Variation As a proud sponsor of Saskatchewan Fashion Week we are excited to support the fashion industry in Saskatchewan and thank all the volunteers who work so hard to put this event on. To learn more or purchase tickets, visit See you at Saskatchewan Fashion Week!

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas

2015-04-30 19:00:00 -0500 + CC

Mother's Day is so important. Moms do so much for their families all year round and Mother's Day is that special time of year when Mom gets spoiled and shown appreciation. Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10 - get her something for when she is on the go, relaxing, or shout how much she's loved out loud! On the Go Mom 1. Light Pink Sparkle Ball Earring & Necklace Set - Hillberg & Berk 2. Samantha Pebble Leather Crossbody in Yellow - Danier Leather 3. 0.25 CT. T.W. Certified Canadian Diamond Square-Set Solitaire Stud Earrings in 14K White Gold - Peoples Jewellers 4. Rio Red Guava, 3-Wick Candle - Bath & Body Works 5. Pure Focus Glass Water Bottle - lululemon 6. COACH Corner Zip Wristlet In Printed Crossgrain Leather - The Bay 7. Wonder Mom Card - Papyrus 8. Tribeca Bowls, Set of 2 - Stokes 9. Colombian Supremo Whole Bean Coffee - Second Cup 10. Sephora Collection Iconic Looks Makeup Palette - Sephora Maxin' and Relaxin' Mom 1. Vinyasa Scarf *Rulu - lululemon 2. Queen of Totes - The Body Shop 3. Mother's Day Heart Necklace - Hillberg & Berk 4. Philosophy 'Cleanse, Refine, Renew' Kit - Sephora 5. Lex Saffiano Leather Dome Handbag in Floral - Danier Leather 6. KITCHENAID Classic Series Stand Mixer - The Bay 7. 'Forever More' Stackable Ring - Pandora 8.Light Lilac Dome Teapot - DAVIDsTEA 9. Clinique 'A Little Happiness' Set - Sears 10. You Are Really Pretty Card - Papyrus Shout it Out Loud 1. Mom Tees & Onesies - The Children's Place 2. Best Mom Ever Jewellery Tray - Papyrus 3. A Year of Wishes Candle Set - Give mom a year full of wishes: Peace / Wisdom / Balance / Health / Luck / Strength / Harmony / Adventure / Cheer / Love / Happiness - Papyrus 4. Pink Foam Finger Card - Papyrus 5. Tea for Mom "Because she’s the best" - DAVIDsTEA 6. I Heart Mom Frame - Things Engraved 7. #1 Mom Keychain - Things Engraved Of course, if you are unsure or want to give Mom the chance to do some shopping for herself, give a Cornwall Centre Gift Card so she can shop at all her favourite stores. Be sure to enter the Cornwall Centre Mother's Day Contest to win a Birks Muse Necklace. Enter here. Happy Mother's Day!

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The Colours of Spring

2015-04-23 19:00:00 -0500 + CC

Spring, it brings new life to Mother Nature. Finally green trees and grass, colourful flowers, the yellow sun! Your surroundings are no longer covered in white, grey, and black and you shouldn’t be either. In Fall and Spring, Pantone releases their Fashion Colour Report. Pantone’s Spring 2015 colours are soft, cool hues blended with subtle warm tones to create a soothing escape from the everyday hustle and bustle. Glacier Blue: Deisel for him and Michael Kors for her, these watches with Glacier Blue faces can be found at Spareparts. Scuba Blue: Maxi dress and pocket square + bowtie with Scuba Blue accents available at Le Chateau. Lucite Green: Find the earrings and men’s sneakers at Aldo Accessories and Aldo Shoes. Classic Blue: Find Classic Blue classic denim jackets at Gap. Strawberry Ice: Dress this chic colour up or down with items from RW&CO. Tangerine: Dex sweater for her, Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren sweater for him. Add this pop-up of colour with help from The Bay. Custard: Yellow and floral meet casual in this Stussy Tee and Tank available at Zumiez. Marsala: Marsala is the Pantone 2015 Colour of the Year. Visit Town Shoes to find these New Balance sneakers for him and the L. Credi Messenger bag for her. Don’t be afraid to add a little colour to your life.

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Singing in the Rain

2015-04-16 19:00:00 -0500 + CC

Spring is here and so is that fun weather pattern where one day is warm, the next day windy, the next day chilly, and the next day rainy. With the snow gone, I don’t care what the weather is like, I just want to be outside! I visited Cornwall Centre to get ready for Spring Showers so the next time I feel a drop on my head instead of saying “Rain Rain, Go Away!”, I’ll be singing in it. 1. Hunter Original Tour Rainboot in Black, Town Shoes, $165.00 2. Coach Tristee Rubber Rainboot in Red, The Bay, $148.00 3. London Fog Rosalee Studded Rainboot in Black, The Bay, $125.00 on sale $79.99 4. Kamik Heidi Mid Waterproof Rainboots in Coral, SoftMoc, $54.99 5. Dav Glasgow Chain Rainboot in Black, The Bay, $85.00 6. Hunter Chelsea Rain Boots in Black, The Bay, $125.00 7. Kamik Jenny Mid Rainboots in Periwinkle, SoftMoc, $69.99 1. Glorify Jacket in Bright White, Bench., $119.00 2. Nylon Hooded Anorak, RW&CO., $109.95 3. Camden Performance Fabrin Anorak in Sage, Danier, $349.00 on sale $149.00 4. Hudson’s bay Company Multi-Stripe Walking Umbrella, The Bay, $35.00 1. FultonRiva Umbrella, The Bay, $28.00 2. Water-resistant hooded jacket in Ripe Olive, Gap, $109.99 3. Greer Performance Fabric Bomber in Raspberry, Danier, $299.00 on sale $99.00 4. London Fog Single Breasted Dot Print Trench Coat, The Bay, $175.00 on sale $87.50 Smile when it's raining! *Prices in store may vary.

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Step 2 - Bring in the Spring

2015-03-05 18:00:00 -0600 + CC

We’re back for more Winter-Spring wardrobe transitioning. Did you make some room in your closet? Me too! Now let’s tackle Spring attire. STEP 2 – Bring in the Spring Now this is getting fun! This is when I set aside some ME time and I pick up some fashion magazines at Shoppers Drug Mart, buy a Second Cup coffee or take home some loose tea from DAVIDsTEA. It is now time to chill out with my magazines, bevy and Pinterest on my tablet to learn about what’s trending for Spring 2015. Check out the Cornwall Centre Spring 2015 Pinterest board here. Alright, now I have a vision for what I want to wear over the coming months. I take my Spring/Summer storage bin and dump everything onto my bed. I pull out everything that is really light and sheer or very ‘summery’ and put it back into the bin and whisper “I’ll see you soon.” Then I wish for ‘the snow to melt and summer weather to come on every coin I find on the ground, whenever it’s 11:11, if my eyelash falls out, birthday candles, the wishbone from an Easter turkey, and basically every other thing upon which I can wish' (What?! Don’t you do that??). I put the items that are current with Spring 2015 trends in my closet and anything left over I use the Wardrobe Editing Decision Tree (courtesy of Modern Eve) to decide to either donate or put back into my storage bin for Summer or next Spring. I think back to the looks I loved in the magazines and my Pins, and I decide on what I want to wear this Spring that isn’t already in my closet. Guess what I do next? Yep, you’re right. I call up some girlfriends and go to Cornwall Centre for a Spring Splurge.

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Step 1 - Winter to Spring Transition

2015-02-24 18:00:00 -0600 + CC

In Saskatchewan, we HAVE to be pros in the art of transitioning our wardrobes from season to season. Over the next few weeks let’s prep our closets for the Winter to Spring changeover together. STEP 1 – Whittle Down the Winter Items in Your Closet The first thing I like to do is look through my winter clothes and remove the items I rarely wore or didn’t wear at all in the past few months. That bulky knit sweater that I haven’t worn all season was taking up room in my closet and it will soon take up room in my limited storage if I don’t pull it out to be donated or sold online or in a garage sale. Over the years I have taught myself to ”rip off the Band-Aid” when it comes to removing clutter from my closet and my home as I used to hold on to way too many belongings for years. If you have trouble letting go check out this really handy Wardrobe Editing Decision Tree by Modern Eve. The next thing I do is pull out any items that are Christmas or New Year’s specific; have Nordic/winter-related patterns, along with anything that is especially bulky/heavy. I immediately put those items into my winter clothing storage bin. After that step is complete, I look at the layerable sweaters I have. You know, the ones that are lightweight and/or have buttons or zippers to wear over top of my Spring tees, tanks and dresses. I use the good old decision tree to find any additional items to donate or sell. With the sweaters left, I also question if I will wear the item in Spring or if it is more of a Fall/Winter sweater. If it is more Fall/Winter, it goes into my storage bin. After these steps are done I feel good about getting rid of some clutter and donating clothing to someone in need, and I have room in my closet (YAY!). See you back here next week for Step 2.

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Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Her & Him

2015-02-03 18:00:00 -0600 + CC

February 14, the day of LOVE. Get your Valentine something Sweet or Sexy with these Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Her & Him. 1. White Sapphire Stud Earrings in Sterling Silver with 18K Gold Plate, Peoples Jewellers, $79.00 2. Laforte Flat, Aldo Shoes, $50.00 3. Russell Stover Heart Chocolates, Shopper's Drug Mart, $4.99 4. Michael Kors MK6143 Gold & Pink Watch, Spareparts, $305.00 5. Happy Heart Eau de Parfum Spray 50mL, Hudson's Bay, $60.00 6. Birks Puzzle™ Heart Bracelet, Maison Birks, $1195.00 7. MAD ABOUT YOU Ultra Shea Body Cream, Bath & Body Works, $12.50 8. ‘Light Up My Life’ Card, Papyrus, $5.95 9. Lace Trim Short, La Senza, $22.50 10. Bubble Tea Pot, DAVIDsTEA, $24.50 1. Strappy Push Up Crop Bustier Bra, La Senza, $49.50 2. ‘Me Likey’ Card, Papyrus, $5.95 3. Caleviel Heel, Aldo Shoes, $100.00 4. Birks Muse™ Onyx Mesh Tear Drop Pendant, Maison Birks, $995.00 5. DIORJ'Adore L'Or Essence De Parfum 30mL, Hudson's Bay, $130.00 6. Smoky Poppy Deluxe GIft Set, The Body Shop, $75.00 7. Michael Kors MK2005 57 Sunglasses, Sunglass Hut, $240.00 8.Rebecca Foldover Leather Clutch, Danier Leather, $99.00 9.NARS Audacious Lipstick in Annabella - Poppy Red, Sephora, $37.00 10. G-String Panty, La Senza, $18.50 1. Men's Citizen Eco-Drive™ Diamond Accent Black IP Stainless Steel Watch with Black Dial, Peoples Jewellers, $375.00 2. Cavalier - A gentlemen's line armed with premium formulas and ingredients designed to support optimal function and performance, GNC, $59.99 each 3. Joe Boxer Broken Heart Cotton Boxers, The Bay, $14.99 4. Clinique® Men's Chemistry Skin Cologne 100mL, Sears, $53.00 5. ‘Whole Lot of Sexy’ Card, Papyrus, $5.95 6. Calvin Klein Bram Oxford, Town Shoes, $130.00 7. CLUBMASTER by RAY BAN, Spareparts, $195.00 8.Birks Bee Chic™ Men's Hexagon Ring, Maison Birks, $125.00 9.Liqueur Carafe, Stokes, $29.99 10. Silk Tonal Check Tie in Burgandy, Le Chateau, $49.95 1. Nick Graham Easy Care Dress Shirt and Tie Set, Hudsons Bay, $99.00 2. Abbatiello Boot, Aldo Shoes, $150.00 3. David Rugged Leather Wallet, Danier Leather, $25.00 4. Nixon The Sentry SS, Spareparts, $280.00 5. ‘Absolutely Smitten’ Card, Papyrus, $5.95 6. Stainless Timolino, DAVIDsTEA, $29.50 7. Craft Brew Assorted 6PC, Stokes, $24.99 8. Prairie Boys Supply Beard Kit, Roots, $58.00 9. Reversible Belt with Mixed Texture Buckle, RW&CO., $45.90 10.Birks Bee Chic™ Onyx Cufflinks, Maison Birks, $195.00 And of can never go wrong giving your Valentine the Gift of Shopping with a Cornwall Centre Gift Card. Love is in the air.

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Resolutions - Saving Money

2015-01-27 18:00:00 -0600 + CC

Saving money is always a good thing. It’s weird how quickly you can save when you ascribe to a few money saving habits. Here are “7 Easy Money Saving Tips” I’ll be using in 2015. #1 – Follow Cornwall Centre on Social Media and Sign Up for Their Newsletters The Cornwall Centre marketing team receives emails directly from retailer head offices about sales. The team also follows all the retailers on their social media, so they get all the information on the best sales going on throughout the shopping centre. If you are looking to save money like me, follow and sign-up to be in-the-know. #2 – Sign up for Newsletters from your Favourite Stores Do you love Gap, Children’s Place or Bath & Body Works? All three stores send sale information and exclusive coupons to their email list. Other stores send you coupons on your birthday, early access to sales, and information about temporary sales that are just a few hours to 1-day long - sales that you wouldn’t want to miss. Last year I saved BIG at some of the 1-day sales at Hudson’s Bay, and I also stocked up on some work clothes at RW&CO. when they had a flash sale during the afternoon. #3 – Reward/Card Programs If you love DAVIDsTEA, regularly visit Shoppers Drug Mart or Hudson’s Bay, sign up for their rewards cards and start saving points to use for money off your purchases down the road. At The Body Shop, La Senza, and American Eagle Outfitters, they have rewards cards that give you instant discounts on your purchase. #4 – Coupons Have you seen Extreme Couponing? I LOVE that show, and I love coupons. My husband teases me that I have a coupon obsession, but I don’t care! Neither should you. Don’t ever be embarrassed to pull out a coupon and save some cash. If every week you use coupons and save $5, you would save over $250 in a year. My question is “Why wouldn’t you?” A&W, Zam Zam Wraps, and other Food Court retailers mail out coupons or have them in fundraiser coupon books. Bath & Body Works gives you one to use on your next purchase, and many other stores have a coupon right on the receipt or ask you to complete a quick survey to receive a coupon for next time. #5 – Set a Budget Not only do Gift Cards make great gifts, they also make great budgeting tools! Buy a Cornwall Centre Gift Card at Guest Services with your weekly or monthly budget for coffee, lunch, shopping, and/or parking. Track your purchases and balance online at It’s a really easy way to be mindful of your spending, and it’s a great reason to splurge at the end of the month if you have a nice balance left! #6 – Put $20 in an Envelope Every Week Put a $20 bill in an envelope every week and by this time next year, you'll have over $1000! If you want to save more, put in $30-$40; or if $20 is a bit too high, start with $5-$10. This is a great technique to set aside money for Christmas gifts to avoid financial strain in December. Another great idea is to save that $20/week for a year then visit Marlin Travel and go on a hot vacation (that’s what I’m going to do!). Set a weekly reminder on your phone to add to the envelope, and write the start date or the goal date on the front so you know when you can dig into that savings! #7 – Spend/Save Match Pick something that you regularly spend money on (gas, coffee, lunch, shoes) and create a spend/save match. For example: track how much you spent on coffee during the week, and then put an equal amount into your savings account. Easy-peasy. If you don't have much wiggle room in your monthly/weekly budget, choose something small. A little bit of savings is better than none at all! And, if you have more flexibility choose something bigger. Just be sure that it is manageable so you can continue to do it over time. "A penny saved is a penny earned." - Benjamin Franklin

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Resolutions - Working Out

2015-01-15 18:00:00 -0600 + CC

Ok – so I’ve got my downtown healthy eating plan set (if you haven’t read it, check it out here). Now moving into another resolution of mine, getting more exercise. I usually make it to the gym about 3x per week but in 2015 I want to step up my game and increase the amount of activity I get daily. Cornwall Centre can help me with stylish exercise gear for both indoor and outdoor use. lululemon I love lululemon. I do. When they came to Regina I was thrilled. Their Cornwall Centre location has amazing staff; I enjoy every visit I make. I trust lululemon – they work really hard to bring their customers high quality, comfortable, functional and stylish athletic apparel. Among the many innovative materials lululemon uses is their signature fabric called Luon. It wicks away sweat, is breathable, soft and has 4-way stretch. They’ve also recently introduced Silverescent® fabric technology. The positive ions in Silver are attracted to the naturally occurring, negatively charged bacteria on your body that feed on sweat and create that stinky athletic aroma that builds up in your workout clothes over time. The Silverescent fabric is a stink-conquering technology woven into the very fabric of your favourite workout clothes. And it will never wash out or stop working. I buy lululemon clothing for myself and my husband for both working out and for booting around town doing errands. Visit their website for tons of information including help with goal setting; their blog full of tasty recipes, exercise tips and more; product care, and to browse their product line. Gap GapFit is Gap’s line of hi-tech gear designed with both performance and figure enhancing in mind. The Fit line is for women, and made with Gap’s exclusive signature perform fabric that’s breathable, sweat-wicking with 4-way stretch. From sport bras and leggings, tanks and capris, sweaters and long sleeve tops – the line has me covered for high and low intensity workouts. GapFit is a little more economical with most of the line ranging from $30-$80 but you can also find GapFit on sale. Eddie Bauer Eddie Bauer is all about the outdoors. Now that our kids are a bit older, we’ve decided to take them sledding and skating, and for more outdoor walks this winter. Eddie Bauer provides technology-driven, performance fabrics. A Downlight® StormDown™ Jacket is perfect if you want something light-weight, warm and also wind and water resistant. An alternative, depending on your cold-tolerance, are Eddie Bauer’s range of Down Jackets which have weather ratings like Extreme Cold, tested to -29°C and Artic Cold, tested to -34°C. You’ll also find polar lined, insulated and water-proof pants to keep you covered while out in the snow. Getting outdoors can also be a challenge when the sun goes down at 6PM! If I don’t get my kids ready before sunset, I sometimes let the lack of light be an excuse to stay indoors. I found some really great lighting options at Eddie Bauer to keep us safe and light up the night. The Nite Ize® SlapLit LED Slap Wrap is a high–visibility safety light made with a durable nylon band that has a reflective spider web design and it illuminates when you turn on the red LED. The band can be worn on your wrist, upper arm, ankle, or any tubular object and is ideal for walking, running, or cycling in low–light conditions. The battery (which comes included, bonus!) runs for 100 hours. To throw in your pocket or attach to a zipper or bag, the Highgear® Fuse LED Micro Light can be set to high, low or flashing. I’m also thinking about getting my kids a headlamp; I know they would think it would be fun to wear. Find a couple styles of lightweight headlamps with both white and red lighting and numerous settings. An evening walk will feel more like an adventure. Let’s get outside! Sears While I do resolve to get outside more in 2015, I can’t deny just how cold Saskatchewan winters can get. When the cold spells sink in, I want a back-up plan so we’re turning part of our basement into a mini-gym. It will also be an excellent option to get up earlier than the kids and get my work out done for the day…can’t wait. Sears offers a really good selection of home gym equipment. Bowlfex machines, treadmills, bikes, ellipticals and weight rack systems if you have the room. Kettle bells, Bowflex SelectTech Adjustable dumbbells, punching bags and gloves, resistance tubes, and workout DVDs like P90X and Zumba Fitness if space is tight. Or get any combination of the above! Footlocker Wearing the right shoe is so important for a successful workout; I want to be able to push myself without risking injury. At Footlocker, they sell every type of shoe you could need. Casual, training, running, or basketball, their staff helped me find the right pair for the types of activities I enjoy. I also appreciate that Footlocker is stocked with brands I trust like Adidas, Nike, Asics, New Balance, and Reebok. After trying on a number of different fits and colours, I opted for the Nike Free 5.0. This shoe is ultra-lightweight, breathable and comfortable. The Nike Free styles are inspired by the bare foot so they also have a natural range of motion. I wear them to run and take Step and Zumba classes. I’m loving them! 2015 will be my healthiest year yet - how about you?

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Resolutions - Healthy Eating

2015-01-08 18:00:00 -0600 + CC

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? I do. I really enjoy taking the time to reflect on the past year and decide what I want to do differently or better going forward. Each week over the next month, I’ll be writing about one of my resolutions and some of the ways I plan to achieve it in 2015. Resolutions – Healthy Eating Eating a healthier diet is one of the Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions year after year. After I’ve indulged in turkey dinner, cocktails, and Grandma’s baking over the holidays the New Year is the perfect time to reset and get into a healthier eating routine. Healthy eating in our busy and rushed world can be tough, so I decided to do a bit of research to make it easier. There are three things that really stood out to me when I was researching the healthy options available at Cornwall Centre: 1 – There is a large selection available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack. 2 – The options available are made with FRESH ingredients. 3 - Every one of the restaurants/stores featured was founded in Canada…that’s pretty cool! Here are some of the great tasting, healthy choices that I’ll be eating and drinking this year: Freshii With two young kids at home, I’m always running a bit behind and I skip breakfast way too often which sets me up to overindulge later in the day. The other morning I got a breakfast egg pocket, freshly pressed juice and coffee from Freshii and trust me when I say, “It was GOOD!” The idea behind Freshii was to create a restaurant that helped people all over the world live healthier and longer lives by making healthy food affordable and convenient. Enter fibre-rich, slow-burning carbs, essential fats and lean proteins; the menu includes custom-made green wraps, salads, quinoa bowls, burritos, fresh pressed juices, and smoothies. Bonus: Freshii offers vegetarian and vegan options plus menu items that are nut & seed, shellfish, soy and/or gluten free. Check out their menu and nutritional information here. Extreme Pita Something I love about Extreme Pita is that they make kid meals, and my kids actually like them! A healthy selection of food and beverages that isn’t the typical hot dog and fries option. For me there are pita wraps, flatbaked pitas (pizza version), and salads - I’m quickly finding some healthy and delicious favourites. Everything is made to order so if you’re picky, you can choose the toppings you want! I found their Nutritional Guides with calorie, fat, carb, sodium content and more on their website. Last time I went to Extreme Pita I tried a Purblendz. They are all natural smoothies made with 100% fruit juice, frozen fruit, fresh veggies and all natural supplements. There are no added sugars, sweeteners, or yogurts making these smoothies both gluten and dairy free, and all natural with no fillers. Booster Juice Known for their beverage options like smoothies and fresh-squeezed Juices, Booster Juice also offers convenient and delicious hot food like fresh-made panini, quesadillas and wraps. At Booster Juice you’ll also find High Protein options as well as Superfoods like Wheatgrass, Kale, energizing Japanese Matcha Green Tea and Açaí, the Brazilian power berry. Select among a number of Boosters to add to your smoothie to give you a boost of Energy, Fibre, Calcium, Echinacea, Protein and so much more! I like Booster Juice a lot for breakfast or a snack. I started adding the Energy booster when I get an afternoon smoothie – it gives me extra energy into the evening. Whenever my kids are getting a little peckish during an afternoon shopping trip, a 'Strawberry Sunshine' always brightens them up. Visit their website to find the nutritional information for all their beverage, food and booster options. DAVIDsTEA Pop into DAVIDsTEA and choose from over 150 types of tea, including exclusive blends, seasonal collections, traditional straight teas and exotic infusions from around the globe. I recently discovered that they have the largest collection of organic teas and infusions in North America! Do you get that mid-afternoon sweets craving? I was wondering why that is and discovered it could be caused by stress, fatigue, boredom or eating an inadequate lunch/skipping breakfast. Instead of having a chocolate bar or can of pop, DAVIDsTEA has a solution! Give ‘Read My Lips’ (a chocolate mint dessert tea), ‘Red Velvet Cake’ (self explanatory), or any number of their dessert teas a try. Feeling under the weather? How about ‘Cold 911’ or ‘Detox’? Cold 911 is an organic blend of peppermint, juniper berries and apple with a soothing citrus and mint aroma. Detox is also organic and gives your system a reboot with rooibos, sencha, ginger, ginkgo, lemongrass, and juniper berries. Umi Sushi Umi Sushi is committed to offering healthy, fresh Japanese-inspired cuisine and I really like that Umi Sushi uses local ingredients and makes as much food as possible fresh in-house. The fish in sushi provides you with a low-calorie, high quality protein that is low in saturated fats and cholesterol. I’ll be opting for the salmon and tuna rolls as both are high in Omega-3 Fatty Acids - good for brain and heart health. Did you know that even seaweed is healthy? Nori contains a number of minerals including Iodine, magnesium, calcium, and iron. You’ll also get a dose of antioxidant phytonutrients and folic acid from eating sushi rolls wrapped in nori. If you are a ‘sushi-beginner’ give the Avocado, Cucumber or Green Dragon (yam tempura roll, draped with fresh avocado) rolls a try. Zam Zam Wraps Zam Zam Wraps are made with Tanour whole grain bread which has ZERO cholesterol, trans or saturated fat - it also has no preservatives! Select roasted Beef, roasted Lamb, chicken Shawarma or Falafel (vegan) topped with your choice of fresh veggies for a healthy, tasty option. Looking for something Vegan? Look no further, Zam Zam Wraps offers Vegan Tabouli Salad, Zotatoes, Hummos, Lentil Soup, Falafel, Zaatar Pie, Spinach Pie, and Mixed Veggie Pie. And guess what?! They’re just $2.50 each including tax! There are many more healthy options throughout Cornwall Centre’s Food Court. If you want to know more, visit their websites…most have easily accessible nutritional information so you can be equipped with information on both your healthy days and your cheat days.

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Cornwall Centre Seasonal Kiosks

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The music is on, the decorations are up, and the halls are decked with seasonal kiosks! Hickory Farms, Calendar Club, and Quarks on the Mall are back again for 2014, plus, new to Cornwall Centre are SaskMade Marketplace, Hillberg & Berk Sparkle Bar, and Personalized by Santa! SaskMade Marketplace is located on the upper level near HMV. Here until December 24, SaskMade Marketplace is your destination for unique, high quality food and non-food products grown, processed or created right here in Saskatchewan. They have items from Saskatoon berry jam, maple syrup, locally grown beef and bison, kitchen towels, books and much more! SaskMade Marketplace wants to enable you to recognize and reward Saskatchewan farmers, and have the best in locally-produced goods at your table. When I perused the items at SaskMade Marketplace, I got ideas for a hostess gift, teachers gifts, gifts for my Grandparents, stocking stuffers for my husband and yummy items for Christmas brunch. SaskMade Marketplace: 306-522-0711 To me, Quarks on the Mall screams “WARM & COZY”. At their kiosk, near American Eagle Outfitters, you’ll find quality outdoor accessories that will keep you and your family toasty and cozy slippers and moccasins that make our winters much more bearable. Made from materials like leather, sheep skin, fur, and more, brands like Laurentian Chief, Sorel, and Manitoba Mukluk will not disappoint. Visit Quark on the Mall until December 31. Quarks: 306-751-2210 The Calendar Club kiosk is located on the lower level near Sears. They have wall, mini-wall, page a day and poster calendars in almost every interest or hobby you can think of! Plus, if your New Year’s Resolution is to be more organized, their day planners and Family Organizer calendars are perfect! Find Calendar Club at Cornwall Centre until January 11. Calendar Club: 306-201-9176 Hillberg & Berk wasfounded in Saskatchewan and is now considered one of the most successful designer jewellery lines in Canada. The Hillberg & Berk Sparkle Bar is located near American Eagle Outfitters, and has been a huge hit this year! They feature an unprecedented selection of studs, necklaces, sets, drop earrings, and bracelets in a variety of sizes and colours. I went there to grab some of the Holiday Red sparkle balls for my Christmas party, and they have lots of knowledgeable staff on hand to help you find what you’re looking for! The H&B Sparkle Bar will be at Cornwall Centre until February 19. Hillberg & Berk: 306-522-5892 Hickory Farms at Cornwall Centre is a seasonal tradition - they’ve been coming to Cornwall Centre for years! It’s fitting that Hickory Farms believes traditions matter. It’s why they do what they do year in and year out. They cherish sending beautifully packaged specialty food gifts made with hand selected, quality ingredients and unique holiday recipes that help make the season feel even more festive. They love inspiring you with special treats for your holiday table and connecting you with friends and family near and far. Find them in their new location on the lower level near SaskTel until December 31. Hickory Farms: 306-525-1379 You’ll find the Personalized by Santa kiosk right near Santa in Centre Court. Create a special gift, or add to your own tree, it’s extremely easy! Just select an ornament or piggy bank and personalize as you wish. Names, the year, and Merry Christmas are the most popular ways to have an ornament personalized. I decided to get one for my friend who had a baby this year. The Baby’s First ornaments can be personalized with the baby’s birth details like birth date, birth weight and birth length. You can select event ornaments such as wedding, anniversary, and graduation. These ornaments make wonderful keepsakes. Personalized by Santa: 306-569-1778 I just love this time of year, don't you?

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9 to 5 Revamp

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Fall is here, winter is on its way, and I’m back to my regular routine. I wanted to revamp my 9-5 style with fashionable suiting and chic silhouettes, comfortable yet stylish shoes, and beauty products that make getting ready a breeze – obviously I visited Cornwall Centre! SUITING I walked into RW&CO., the store is stocked with stylish work wear for him and her! As I looked around I found full suiting, but they have so many options to match suit pieces with a stylish blouse, sweater or dress shirt. You can invest in the suit items and wear them in so many different ways. One of my favourite things about shopping at RW&CO. was the eye for detail. Their neck and bow ties, jewelry and bags are so stylish yet sophisticated, easy items to make my day-to-day style pop. When I went to Le Chateau, I was really impressed with their wide assortment of fits and silhouettes. Ladies can find work pants with a cigarette to flared leg, and men will find skinny and relaxed suiting. I also love that Le Chateau is constantly getting new stock; they definitely have you covered for work wear every season of the year. For the guys: I ran into Tip Top Tailors to look around for my husband, they carry everything you need for the work week – a huge selection of ties and pocket squares, jackets, suits, sweaters and more. Bonus! They have great sales going on all the time, and a professional on-site tailor. Note: I found out that items do not need to be purchased at Tip Top Tailors to take advantage of their tailoring service, they will tailor outside garments for men, women, and children! SHOES I’ve bought shoes at Le Chateau before to wear to a wedding or out on the town, but I just found out that Le Chateau exclusively carries The Moda Reflex collection - all pairs are under $100, check out the features: Town Shoes opened at Cornwall Centre in August (high five!)! They have an amazing selection from quality brand name designers like Sam Edelman, Nine West, Calvin Klein, Steve Madden and the Town Shoes collection, it’s an easy choice for me and my hubby. BEAUTY I don’t know about you, but I have a terrible habit of pressing the snooze button a couple of times every morning…and it only gets worse when the cold comes. As a result, I’m always looking for tips, tricks and products that get me out the door fast. Sephora opened at Cornwall Centre in June (another high five!)! On my last trip, I discovered they offer three services to help you revamp your beauty routine: Mini Makeover – Pop into the Beauty Studio and transform your look in just 15 minutes; get tips for a Smokey Eye, Faux Lashes, Flawless Foundation and more. Free in all stores. Custom Makeover – Transform your look and learn expert techniques in 45-minutes. Complimentary with a $50 minimum purchase; Personal Beauty Advisor – This 90-minute consultation includes a Custom Makeover and a personal shopping session. Complimentary with a $125 minimum purchase. I didn’t have lots of time, so I opted for the 15-minute mini-makeover and got some tips for an ‘everyday eye’, and I bought the Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette which I’m LOVING (and so are tons of others, the palette has over 10K ‘loves’ on the Sephora website!) Next time, I think I’ll try the Personal Beauty Advisor service and I’ll call ahead to book (Sephora Cornwall Centre: 306-585-6200). The Beauty Boutique at Shoppers Drug Mart have amazing, knowledgeable staff to help you find exactly what you are looking for at a wide range of price points. I decided to buy Batiste Dry Shampoo, mascara (you can never go wrong with Maybelline’s Great Lash Mascara), and Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick in As You Want Victoria for a quick bold lip. The combo is sure to speed up my morning beauty routine. Now...get to work ;-)

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Parking at Cornwall Centre

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So we all know that parking in Downtown Regina is a touchy subject. From the City handing out more tickets to most parking lots raising their rates, it’s often hard for people to justify paying for parking. I recently found out that Cornwall Centre has decided to LOWER the daily rate. That’s right, when everyone else is raising their rates, Cornwall Centre listened to their customers and decided to lower it. As of November 1, 2014 the daily maximum will change from $18/day to $14/day. The Daily Max Rate applies Monday to Friday and is charged after you are parked 6 hours or longer. This is a great option for people instead of worrying about plugging the meter or moving their car every few hours. As a mom of two busy little kids, I love using the Family Parking stalls located on the third level (P3) of the Saskatchewan Drive Parkade - the area near the paystation outside of The Bay. These stalls make it easier for families who use strollers and want quick access the shopping centre via ramps and the elevator. It's easy to go directly into the Bay or enter near the Food Court.Originally half of the stalls in that section were reserved but there are now 28 stalls designated for people with small children. Some people think that just because they have a carseat in their car, but don’t have their child with them, that they can park there. Security regularly patrols this area to be sure the rules are being followed and that the stalls are available for parents who need them. Here are some great features that haven’t changed about parking at Cornwall Centre: Convenient Saskatchewan Drive and Hamilton Street parkade locations Parking is FREE after 5:00PM and on Sundays and Holidays The daily max charged on Saturdays is just $4 You don’t get a parking ticket if you park longer than you expected, just pay an additional $2/hour! Covered parking Security patrolled parkades And one last thing; Cornwall Centre has decided to offer a Monthly Parking program starting January 1, 2015. This program provides scramble parking at $150/month in the Saskatchewan Drive parkade. It’s a great price for covered parking especially during the winter months. At this time the program is full, but you can call Donna at 306-565-5090 to get on the wait list. Happy Shopping!

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All About Gift Cards

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I can’t tell you how often I rack my brain trying to come up with great gifts for everyone. From nieces and nephews, to friends, my in-laws, and parents – finding something they’ll love can be tough. Well, I’ve found the answer...Cornwall Centre Gift Cards! They truly are a perfect gift for anyone. Cornwall Centre Gift Cards: Are great for any occasion Can be used at over 90 shops (the only retailers who do not accept the card are Dollarama and the Lottery Kiosk) Can be loaded with any amount from $5 to $500 Have no fees Can be used to purchase anything from a cup of coffee to a sweater, to an iPad or TV, and everything in between Have four different case options Visit Guest Services on the lower level across from Sears and pay with Cash, Debit, Visa or MasterCard. If you have a business and want to buy a number of cards as a gift for customers or employees, you can call ahead to place an order and have the cards prepared for you in advance! It’s really easy!! For orders over $2,000 contact Krista at 306-565-5091 or Do you have a Cornwall Centre Gift Card in your wallet? Here are a number of ways to check the balance: 1.Go online to the Cornwall Centre website Gift Cards tab, and click the link “Check My Balance”. 2.Call Store Financial at 1-800-755-8608. 3.If you have it, check the receipt where it was last used. The authorization code on the receipt is the amount remaining on the card: ##XX##. ex: Card has $54.82, authorization code says: 54XX82. Give the Gift of Shopping!

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