Is Wedding Lighting Important?

Aside from your centerpieces, linens, flowers and drapery, there is one element of any wedding that is often forgotten about, but can really help set the mood and ambiance for the night ahead, and that’s LIGHTING! Wedding lighting is often…

On Dressing Your Age

Recently, I wore denim overalls to my mother-in-law’s 65th birthday party. Now, when you think of overalls, your brain probably conjures images of farmers, gingham and toddlers. Holmes on Homes, perhaps.  The kids from Kris Kross . The 1990s and…

Friends launch Montreal women’s blog site

Canadian Jewish News – By David Lazarus MONTREAL — Lisa Brookman and Elizabeth Wiener have been best friends since their teenage years. But neither West Islander would have imagined that WiseWomenMontreal.com, a free women’s blog site they launched last Labour…

Finding the Perfect Venue

Have an anniversary, milestone or wedding coming up? Before getting into the nitty gritty of planning your event, one of the first things to do is find the right venue. With Montreal acting as your backdrop, you are privileged to…

2014 Financial Goals | Ingrid Bjel McGaughey for Wise Women Montreal

Top 10 Financial Resolutions

2014 is here! So, 2013 is gone, and we have a brand new year stretching ahead of us, full of potential.  I love looking ahead at a year with no mistakes in it yet.  Let’s resolve to make 2014 our…

Rocking Red Lips

Here at Wise Women Montreal, we’re big fans of a bright lip. We love how transformative a colourful lipstick can be. It can intensify your eye colour, define the shape of your mouth, dress up a plain white t-shirt and…

What are you practicing for?

When preparing for this blog post, I searched “benefits of yoga” which yielded almost seven million results in just 0.17 seconds! After clicking through a couple of the links, I decided that instead of rattling off an impersonal list of…

New Year’s Eve 2014 – Montreal

It’s that time of year again; that time when you realize it’s three weeks until New Year’s Eve and you still don’t have any plans. The story is always the same, every year you vow that next year you will…

Too late for you to build wealth?

As you’ve probably realized by now, I am a huge advocate of getting empowered and educated. As noted in articles such as this one by Sally Krawcheck for LinkedIn, “The Top Ten financial mistakes women make”, number one is allowing…

Gluten Crutch

Where to start in regards to month two of my self-imposed challenge – with the bad news, the good news, or the better news? The good news is I’m still coffee free and I’m feeling great about it. The better…

To be perfect is imperfect

Do you ever look in the mirror and love, or even like, what you see? Or do you focus on the things that bother you?  Of course you do, like almost every woman and girl does today.

Thanksgiving Centerpieces

The leaves are falling, the air is crisp and you can smell apple crumble baking in the oven from a mile away…all telltale signs that Thanksgiving is right around the corner!

5 Tips on How-to Host a Stress Free Dinner Party

Hosting a dinner party is supposed to be fun-not stressful, but more often than not we leave things to the eleventh hour. Often times, five minutes prior to our guest’s arrival, we find ourselves frantically running around, trying to apply…