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Holiday memories from The Shopping Channel’s BJ Allison & Lisa Griffin

If you’re like Lisa and have a little one on your gift-giving list be sure to check out our expanded selection of toys & activities on From high-quality, German-designed toys for toddlers to organic plush toys for babies, we’ve got gifts you’ll feel great about giving.

More gift ideas that will get big smiles from little ones:

HEYS Licensed Designer Backpacks
Heys 12

Zipfy Freestyle MiniLuge
Zipfy Freestyle Mini Luge

Fathead Peel & Stick Wall Graphics
Hannah Montana Club Fathead

Grab a cup of java and stay up late with The Shopping Channel

The Shopping Channel Red & White Event

Our Red & White event is worth pulling an all-nighter for! We’ve got an overnight line-up that includes some great deals on top electronic brands, including Bose & Dell,  as well as dazzling deals on jewellery.

Here’s a sneak peek on some of the Holiday Specials will be showcasing during our event:

Bose Wave Music System w/ CD Changer
Bose Wave Music System with Multi-CD Changer
Canon 10MP Digital Camera

You’ll also want to watch out for our Today’s Showstopper - an exclusive Canon Camcorder Bundle. We can’t reveal the price until midnight (EST), but can tell you that you’ll receive an incredible 6 Easy Pay payments. As a gift or to capture your own memories, we’re excited to present this offer to you in time for the Holidays!

For the complete Red & White Event line-up, check our Program Guide on

Stay festively fit, even with Holiday temptations

Every December I make my clients step on the scale and our goal is to be the same weight in January.  December is about maintaining your weight not losing weight.  I have done this for years and over 90% of my clients are successful while a few gain just a few pounds.  To do this it is important to squeeze in your workouts - even short ones on a daily basis and to be prepared to be tempted when faced with holiday treats.

Try the following:

1) When invited to a party, do not go hungry!!  I always eat a bowl of All Bran Buds cereal before heading out.  This helps me make fewer and better choices.

2) Hang out with the veggies - stand (burns more calories than sitting!) away from food areas that will sabotage your weight.

3) Allow yourself 2 treats for the night.  Eat slowly and savor!  I save my selection for the end of the party as a reward for making good choices throughout the evening.  Keep the treats small, my reward is usually some chocolate!!

4) Watch the alcohol!!  Alcohol is not only an enemy to your metabolism - slows it down, but it affects your will power!!  Fill your class with soda water and just a splash of wine.

Have a happy & healthy Holiday!

Rosalie Brown

See all of Rosalie Brown’s Fitness Tips

The Shopping Channel featured on CBC’s “Air Farce”

Check out this fun segment from the most recent edition of CBC’s Air Farce featuring Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s very own Signature Collection of Canadiana…only available through The Shopping Channel!  (This links takes you to the Air Farce home page, click on “Flaherty Shopping” to watch their video

The Shopping Channel Sponsors Women of Influence: Maureen Kempston Darkes

The Shopping Channel is proud to be a national sponsor of the Women of Influence luncheon series. 

Since 1994, the Women of Influence Luncheon Series has shared the challenges, dreams and accomplishments of high profile women in business, government, sciences and the arts. These highly regarded speakers provide proven advice and inspiration in an environment conducive for women to network, entertain learn and grow.

The final edition of the 2009 season happens in Toronto on November 26 and features Maureen Kempston Darkes, GM Group Vice President and President, GM Latin America, Africa and Middle East .   For more information, check out the video below or visit The Shopping Channel’s Women of Influence page.

What The Shopping Channel customers say about Perlier

Perlier spokeswoman, Meg Flather Rogers, shares what she hears from The Shopping Channel customers who shop from the Perlier line of bath & body products. How the power of scent can help motivate one to do new things in her life …


What’s new today from Perlier? Put these perfect presents on your gift-giving list …

Perlier Honey Comb Bath Cream
 Perlier Honey Comb Bath Cream

Perlier Honey Soap Trio
Perlier Honey Soap Bar Trio

Perlier Honey Bath & Body Duo
Perlier Honey Bath & Body Duo

Shop the complete Perlier collection at

Celeb stylist Ken Paves live @ The Shopping Channel

Looking for instant Holiday glamour? Celeb stylist Ken Paves gave our TV Host Renee instant sexy tresses in about 30 seconds with his Hairdo Clip-On Hair Extensions (check her new ‘do out right now on The Shopping Channel). Her testimonial? That it feels like her own hair, although it’s given her a whole new look.

Choose from 6 different styles - each in a dozen different, natural colours. An easy way to update your look and create your own red carpet experience.

Watch Ken live on The Shopping Channel, or visit for video demos on how to clip-in & style these revolutionary hair extensions.




Holiday dressing is in the bag. New styles from Maxx NY now at The Shopping Channel.

With the holidays right around the corner and Christmas music already playing in Starbucks, the always looming “what do I wear to all of these parties?!” question is hounding most of us.

This holiday season, I think women are looking for easy accessories, like a great handbag or clutch, which can revamp last year’s party dress or holiday-ize an existing outfit in their closet.  Lucky for you, Maxx New York has many great styles, with wallet-friendly price tags, that can help you find just the right Holiday accessory!

I love to carry a clutch for events and parties … there’s something very ladylike about it and I think it makes my whole outfit feel chic!  If you’re looking for a new clutch for all of your upcoming parties, try one in an unexpected color or in an exotic texture, like Croco Patent, to get a very sophisticated and stylish look from your handbag.

And if you’re looking for a great gift (for you or a lucky recipient!) pick up one of our brand-new leather bags in the Babbo or Nobu collection.  The leathers are rich and supple and the shapes are totally unique!  Celebs can’t get enough of this collection and anyone of these will help you celebrate the holidays in high style.

So this season, have fun with fashion and try something that’s uniquely you! 

Maxx New York Lilliana Vazquez

Lilliana Vazquez
Style Coordiantor

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Ted Rogers Tips for Understanding Consumer Trends

The Shopping Channel is proud to be part of the Rogers family of companies.  Our founder and CEO, Ted Rogers, recently released a book about his life called “Relentless” - pick it up if you get a chance - perhaps one of the best biography/business books of the year. 

Here is a video clip of Ted being interviewed discussing how on earth he figured out -when no one else around him seemed to see the opportunity - that wireless phones might be big some day.


Tune in tomorrow for The Shopping Channel’s Host Holiday Cookoff

The Shopping Channel Host Holiday Cookoff

One kitchen. Two hosts. Two recipes. One winner. Tune in to The Shopping Channel on Saturday November 15 for our Host Holiday Cookoff. Who will take home the trophy and the bragging rights? Tune in and find out.

Tune in to The Shopping Channel bright & early at 7am (EST) to watch Betty Jean whip up her killer Banana Muffins.
Carol will then step behind the counter at 10am (EST) to bake off her coveted Chocolate Chip Muffins.
Which muffin will prevail? Judges Tony Little, Model Kelly and TV Guest Cassie Savage will take their bites and announce the winner at 1PM (EST).

Both recipes will be made on our KitchenAid Stand Mixer Today’s Showstopper. Available for an incredbile price & in 5 fashion colours - tomorrow only!


2 cups all purpose flour
½ cup granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 banana, mashed
½ cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg

- Using the flat beater attachment, add banana into bowl and mash at speed 5
- Stop machine, add in sugar, oil, milk and egg
- Mix at speed number 7
- Stop machine, add Flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt
- Mix at speed number 5 until ingredients are combined
- Pour mix into muffin cups, bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes until golden 



Culinary Carol’s Recipe: Chocolate Chip Muffins  

1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
¾ cup milk
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 cup chocolate chips - Using flat beater attachment, combine sugar, milk, egg and vegetable oil at speed number 7
- Stop Machine, add flour, baking powder and salt, mix at speed number 5
- Stop machine, add chocolate chips, mix at speed number 5 just to combine
- Pour mix into muffin cups, bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes until golden