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The textile artist, Megan Samms, grows and forages to make her own plant dyes. Photo: Kirsten Pope

The rhythm of a heartbeat

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Textile artist Megan Samms on weaving and the reciprocity of the natural world Megan Samms married her partner in a sheltered cove yellow with daffodils. The textile artist returns often to that field planted by her great-great-great grandmother, on occasion tenderly retrieving bulbs for her own garden.  “Yesterday, I moved three bulbs,” the Indigenous artist,… Read More»

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Karen Kerr and husband Rod unwind on the dock outside of their home in Millet Lake, NS. Karen believes you can have it all with no alcohol. Photo: Bruce Murray, VisionFire

Take the buzz out of summer

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Are you ready to join the sober curious? As a holistic nutritional consultant and yoga instructor, I take my health seriously, but “I really don’t think I can do this” was the thought loop running through my head in April 2017 as I embarked on my Year of Clean Living.  It was a year-long challenge… Read More»

Meaghan Adams adjusts a 4-layer white cake covered in pink and pale yellow edible sugar flowers and leaves

A sweet slice of spring

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Cake designer Meaghan Adamski shares how you can make your own extravagant cake and eat it too! Photos by Bruce Murray/Visionfire One of the most welcome signs of spring is the unfurling of the season’s first flowers. Those tiny buds sometimes forcing their way through the last dustings of stubborn snow, a fantastic display of… Read More»

Holiday Decorating Tips From Stil James

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Make your home a haven of light, joy and comfort East Coast decorator Natalie Owens, founder of Halifax boutique Stil James, has the answers to relaxed seasonal style that will make every room in your house your favorite space to be in this holiday season. How do you transition to winter from summer décor in… Read More»

Leap before you look

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A visit to Lunenburg led to a spontaneous house purchase and now the Cranstons are embracing the East Coast lifestyle Goldie and Denise Cranston had no intention of buying an old home in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia when they visited the town for the first time a couple of years ago for a birthday weekend getaway.… 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

Waves of nostalgia

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How a new cottage reconnects the Sobey family legacy at Nova Scotia’s Chance Harbour Beach

Make a statement

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Oversized house plants are the latest indoor gardening trend

Pump it up

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Learn if a heat pump can offer your home year-round comfort

House rules

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A Rose Bay, N.S. home designer explains why imagination trumps money every time

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