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Simple beginnings

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A wedding that really plans for the future When you already embrace a sustainable lifestyle, chances are your wedding day will reflect those values. Married two years ago, Franny Rutchinski and Zakary Miller didn’t plan an eco-conscious wedding. They married in Blomidon, N.S. in June 2019.  With some help from wedding planner Sarah Anderson, owner… Read More»

Scrap the wood

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Is it time to consider alternative decking materials? “They don’t make wood like they used to,” says my neighbour, a retired hardware store owner whose sense of humor is drier than summer kindling, as he surveys my chipped, gouged, bleached, and blanched backyard deck. “You can always tell people that you like it that way… Read More»

Set your sites on good design

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When the synthesis of nature and building is part of the plan There are important factors to consider when building a home in Atlantic Canada. Newfoundland architect Chris Woodford says being able to open the front door and not having the dog blow away is one of them. In 2013, Woodford moved back to his… Read More»

Influenced by life on the east coast and its great diversity, Lindsey’s most recent art finds the right mix of colours making each province unique.

Made in the shade

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Lindsey Ross classifies the colours of our coast After working in a public service job out west, Lindsey Ross decided to move  home to P.E.I. in 2018. It was the perfect opportunity for her to turn her 14-year self-taught hobby into a passionate full-time career. She became an illustrator who operates a studio in Souris… Read More»

Roped In

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East Coast creator Nadine Jewer makes pottery with rope  After graduating with her Masters of Health Administration in 2012, Nadine Jewer felt it was time fora change. She opted to leave her career as an occupational therapist to stay at home with her two children, Ella and Ethan.  During that time, she tapped into her… Read More»

Suite soak

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A timelessly elegant reno brings a long-awaited luxury bathroom to a Newfoundland bungalow It’s the end of a long day.  All you can think about is a cup of tea and a soak in the tub. Then you open the doors to your new ensuite and feel as if you were transported to a luxury… Read More»

Travel Treasure Transformation

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A rug from Morocco spices up a dining room design Think back to a day when travel wasn’t quite so limited. You are walking around the quiet shops in the vibrant city of Marrakesh in Morocco. The textiles, pottery and rugs are unlike anything you’ve seen back home, and one rug in particular is calling… 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»

Percy Sacobie

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The great escape to the positive  Art means different things to different people. For Percy Sacobie, it’s an escape. But Sacobie, 47, a painter, carver and bead worker from St. Mary’s First Nation—a Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) community on the north side of Fredericton—resists the title of artist and the trappings it carries. “I do artwork,” says… Read More»

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