Wednesday, March 28, 2012

LISTEN: Rockin' Canadian Tunes

Why look elsewhere for tunes when there's so much musical talent right here in Canada? It's always nice to give your playlist an update, especially once a new season rolls around! So this week, we're dishing on our favourite finds from across the Canadian airwaves:

1. Grimes - Oblivion
2. Library Voices - Generation Handclap
3. Jenn Grant - Getcha Good
4. Luke Doucet - Thinking People
5. Said The Whale - Camilo (The Magician)
6. Joel Plaskett - Somewhere Else
7. Rich Aucoin - It
8. Veronica Falls - My Heart Beats

Which track is your favourite? Tweet us @BeaverTails or post on our Facebook page!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

INSPIRE: 5 Things to Do In Montreal in the Springtime

Every time around this year, the warm weather starts to roll around, the grass starts to turn back to its healthy green hue and we start to remember what it's like to enjoy the outdoors again! Montreal is one of the best places in the country to take full advantage of spring's perfect weather. This week, we're counting down our favourite ways to enjoy the changing temps in La Belle Province:

1. Rollerblading along the Lachine Canal

2. Hiking up Mount Royal

3. Strolling through Monkland Village and grabbing a BeaverTails pastry

4. Taking a bike tour with Fitz & Follwell

5. Take a camping trip to Oka National Park

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

5 Saint Patty's Day–Perfect Recipes

Saint Patrick's Day is coming up this weekend and we're getting in the spirit of all things green! Are you having a party this year? Heading to a pot luck, perhaps? Whatever will you whip up? Look no further, BT fans. We've assembled a stellar list of five sure-to-please Saint Patty's Day recipes to ensure you get your requisite amount of oooh's and ahhh's!

1. Sparkling Irish Cocktail

Who says you have to chug beer just because it's Saint Patty's Day? This dainty cocktail is just as party appropriate as lager or stout, thanks to its green hue.

2. Chive and Parsley Mashed Potatoes
(via Epicurious)

It's the herb component that turns these mashed potatoes from traditional to totally festive, but that can be your little secret. Leave it to your guests' imaginations!

3. Guinness Cupcakes with Bailey's Frosting

Made with a beer-based batter and topped with creamy green frosting, these cupcakes get top honours for incorporating two of this holiday's most important themes!

4. Spinach Soup with Rosemary Croutons

For the more refined diner, this jade-hued soup fits the bill for a festive yet chic Saint Patrick's Day meal (sans foam hats and green glitter makeup).

5. Halibut Baked in Fresh Green Salsa
(via MyRecipes)

Holiday a green-themed dinner party? This clover-coloured main is sure to score you major points for taste and creativity!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

INSPIRE: 5 Spring Cleaning Decor Tricks

The snow is slowly starting to melt away and spring is fast approaching! While this seasonal change may mean more sunny days, green grass and picnics in the park, it also means it's time for some good old fashioned spring cleaning! Seem overwhelming at the moment? Don't fret. We have 5 decor tricks that'll take your cluttered home from frightening to fabulous!

1. Don a carryall apron:

Everything's easier to tackle once you get in character! This multi-pocketed apron is oh so functional, and it makes us feel like Olympic-level cleaners.

2. Put colourful storage solutions to work:

Handy gadgets like this punchy coat hook does double duty, clearing away the mess while scoring points in the style department!

3. Let your smartphone lend a helping hand:

With so many handy apps out there, why do all the work yourself? This list of 6 helpful spring cleaning apps is all the tech power you'll need to get the job done!

4. Bid adieu to old clothes and bags:

James Balgrie/Getty

Let outdated clothes and accessories be the first to go on your quest to rid your home of excess. Donate them to a local charity to make the pros twofold!

5. Add a splash of colour:

Nothing says spring like fresh, vibrant hues. Inject a pop of colour into any room of the house with punchy throw pillows, rugs, centerpieces or other decorative items.

Follow these fun and simple steps and your home will be ready to take on spring in no time!