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Welcome back

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The return to your home away from home Debbie Hercun and her family may live in Calgary, but their hearts beat to the rhythm of the East Coast. Careers took Hercun and her husband Jason, both from Halifax, away from the Maritimes but they bounced between the U.S. and Canada, eventually landing in the western… Read More»

Rock of Ages

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A unique art project aims to bring healing and share First Nations heritage The colours are spectacular.  Shades of blue and green are the most popular, but hold a piece of labradorite and look for traces of yellow, red, and gold. Iridescent and shimmering, the gemstone is said to reflect the aurora borealis trapped within.… Read More»

Well said

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Drilling and drinking advice from East Coast experts In the 1948 film Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, Jim Blandings (Cary Grant) checks in to see what kind of progress the well-digger is making. “How far down are you?” Blandings asks. “Oh, about 130 feet,” replies Mr. Casander, the well-digger. Blandings wonders if he’s had… Read More»

Face first

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Atlantic Canada’s skincare industry is growing and glowing Let’s talk sea kelp. And Labrador Tea. And even a secret field of roses. They’re all found in Atlantic Canada’s diverse, and growing, locally made skincare and cosmetics industry, where many businesses are emphasizing natural and clean products, some even foraging from the land and sea for… Read More»

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

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I wrapped my hands around the bottom of my pink “Jilly Mug” and let the heat from the hot tea begin to melt away my stress. It had been a long day. I was travelling home from Ottawa after a visit with my daughter. Stormy weather caused delays and the drive from the airport to… Read More»

Spirits, sodas, suds, cider and… wine

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How did Alex Rice’s cup get so full? If Alex Rice was to write the origin story of the Nova Scotia Spirit Company, he might begin with a conversation that happened over beers with a buddy in Burnaby B.C., or he could begin to spin a tale that involves an old laundromat, a couple of… Read More»

Rooting for flavour: Un-beet-able spring recipes

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Halifax chef Andrew Farrell shares his latest recipes made with everyone’s favourite red vegetable Beets, such a wonderful treat! These vegetal gems are great for all kinds of creative dishes, from a depression-era inspired red velvet cake to a creamy vinaigrette. Discover the many uses and flavours of beet in these unique recipes. Note: All… Read More»

Light in the Forest

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New iteration of Holly Carr’s art installation “of hope” to premiere this spring Like so many, acclaimed Nova Scotia silk painting artist and live art performer Holly Carr was hit hard by the tsunami called COVID-19 in 2020. Gone were her in-studio Art Feasts — where small groups would gather in her home for a… Read More»

The “Jilly” mug effect

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How a blush pink coffee mug kept the wheels turning at P.E.I.’s Village Pottery  It took 47 minutes flat for the 50 blush pink mugs at P.E.I.’s Village Pottery to sell out on a recent summer day. It was the second time in a week that the New London pottery shop had restocked the mugs… Read More»

Bathing beauties and strong women

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Friends and family inspire two East Coast artists Painter Brenda Palmer, born and raised in Moncton, divides her time between Fort Myers, Fla., and Shediac, N.B. She comes home every summer for six months to reunite with friends and family, and spend time in her studio. “I love the wonderful artists and art in this… Read More»

Calm, curated and collected

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The “talked about” style trends for spring 2022 are speaking my language If ever there was a time where antiques were “trending,” it would be now. Coming into spring 2022 we are seeing things finally return to normal after a global crisis. As humans, we have been and will continue to seek comfort in the… Read More»

Soul Food East Coast Style

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Chef Collin Stone shares how Black history and culinary traditions can feed everyone’s soul