Arisa Cox

“RECENTLY I WAS backstage at a Victoria’s Secret event, and Martha Stewart was there. She came up to me and was like, ‘Great hair. Can I take a picture?’ I was like, ‘Mmm-hmm,’” says Arisa Cox with a sassy neck bob.

Keeping spirits up

Witnessing a floor snap and crumble under the weight of hundreds of fans dancing up a storm to the Spirit of the West classic “Home for a Rest” could be considered a fluke, once-in-a lifetime occurrence.

King of T.O.’s new deli is on the move

ZANE CAPLANSKY HAS accidentally become the king of Toronto deli food. His smoked meat restaurant, Caplansky’s, which is holed up in the Monarch Tavern in Little Italy, is a throwback to the way Toronto used to be 50 years ago, with restaurants offering Jewish comfort food. And it is working.

Joy to the world

Decked out in a black skull and crossbones cardigan sweater, Joy Fielding, a world-renowned Toronto author, settles into a café seat a block from her new home in Yorkville to talk about her latest novel, Still Life.

2009 Real Estate Roundtable

What a difference a year makes. Last year’s roundtable came at the height of the real estate boom, and our panelists were accordingly optimistic about the health of housing.