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A cut above

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Brianna Hagell wants to help people better understand their food and get more bang for their buck. Capicola, Toro, Bavette and Little Pear are not your average supermarket cuts of meat. They’re cuts that require the art of a butcher’s handicraft — that’s one of the reasons why Brianna Hagell started Vessel Meats. The old-school… Read More»

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Art reflecting life

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Newfoundland artist’s work causes people to do a double take — is it a photo or a painting? It was the spring of 2018 and Natalie Esther Higdon was a month away from finishing her bachelor of science in psychology when she had an epiphany. Rather than become a therapist, the Memorial University graduate decided… Read More»

Winter warmer

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Get cozy this season with this unique hot toddy recipe Historians think the hot toddy originated in India as a quasi-cure to the common cold. Whisky doesn’t heal you, but combined with honey, lemon and hot water, it soothes your throat, allowing you to momentarily forget your cold symptoms.   But you don’t have to be… Read More»

Art reimagined

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Nova Scotian artist creates computer-generated images with hand-painted elements Computers fascinated Nova Scotian visual artist Alex Sutcliffe, 24, when he was a child. “It’s like a magic box when you’re a little kid,” he says. Typical of Gen Z, he spent hours playing computer games like Pinball Wizard.  His artist mother and arts-loving father encouraged… Read More»

Heritage home meets Nordic chic

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Susan Drover’s carefully curated home bucks style trends I’m not personally a trend follower, I’m more of an observer of things I love,” says Susan Drover from her heritage home in downtown St. John’s, N.L. Drover has turned her historic 129-year-old house into what she calls a “Nordic chic” refuge, with design values she hopes… Read More»

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Retro, country charm

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Historic Acadian home becomes picture-perfect for the holidays When Guy Surette’s grandfather built the family homestead in 1900, it had the warm atmosphereof a comfortable, Acadian home. Today, it has that same feel, but with fun, retro décor (and modern amenities). The house is uniquely special at Christmastime, when Guy and his wife Patsy turn… Read More»

Add some PUNCH to your holiday celebration

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Punch is making a comeback this holiday season. And we don’t mean the bright red syrup with floating foreign objects that triggers college flashbacks. We’re talking real punch, made with artisanal Atlantic-crafted spirits and local seasonal ingredients. East Coast Living partnered with four Atlantic distilleries to bring you the best holiday gin punch. Punch dates… Read More»

Get on board

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A beautiful charcuterie display makes the ideal centrepiece for holiday sharing East Coast Living has planned an all-local charcuterie and cheese board that’s perfect for your holiday gathering. By showcasing the best Maritime ingredients — including something a little salty, a little sweet, a little crunchy and a little creamy — everything can be displayed… Read More»

Cute stuff for cute people

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Artist combines a love of animals and art to create whimsical pieces After working as a veterinarian in Newfoundland for many years, Kimberly Clarke decided to pursue her love of art. She enrolled in an art-and-craft-based textiles program at the College of the North Atlantic in 2016. “I’ve always made art, mostly illustrations,” says Clarke.… Read More»

‘Tis apple season

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Forget pumpkins. In Nova Scotia, it’s all about apples in the fall. And what better way to celebrate than with a locally-made, apple-infused cocktail?

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