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Lori McKay, Senior Editor. Photo: Studio Umlah

That’s a wrap

Our final issue for 2022 offers holiday inspiration, fabulous East Coast art and delicious local flavours I love decorating for Christmas. My holiday style isn’t extravagant. We put up a few outdoor lights and a wreath on the door. Inside, in addition to our tree, you’ll find splashes of red and greenery here and there, and… Read More»

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Lori McKay, Senior Editor. Photo: Studio Umlah

I hope the East Coast staycation is here to stay

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My husband and I take a seat on the porch of a restaurant called The Porch on Campobello Island, N.B., and look out over the water. From our table, we see a busy fishing wharf and beyond that, Passamaquoddy Bay and Eastport, Maine.  When the server comes by, my husband points to the guy at… Read More»

Lori McKay, Senior Editor. Photo: Studio Umlah

Inspiration: Starring the East Coast

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My favourite articles to read and to write are about homes and food, even though I’m not a DIYer or much of a cook. To be honest, I’d struggle to prepare a full meal if my life depended on it. Still, these topics inspire me. I’m forever thinking about home décor and what I’d like… Read More»

Crystal Murray, Editor

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»

Curating memories

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Full disclosure: I love Christmas trees. We have five trees that go up in our home every year — yes, I am one of those people. But our Christmas trees have evolved with us as our family grew over the years. The ornaments had an annual multiplier, and it didn’t take long to amass a… Read More»

Building change, building on tradition

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When I was in junior high, I wish that I had made more noise about transferring out of the home economics class that was pre-determined for the girls. I would have enjoyed the boys’ option, what they then called industrial arts.  I remember sitting at my desk wearing my yellow and white checked apron that… Read More»

Dandelion Illustration by Brenda Jones

Make a wish for a good dose of summer

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I’ve always loved dandelions. From the moment their happy little tufts of yellow poke their heads up through spring grass to their transformation to feathery puffballs that accept wishes, carrying them away with a single breath of air—they just make me happy. It’s ironic that we all celebrate these first little endorsements that summer is… Read More»

Find your reasons to celebrate

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Recently my daughter and I ventured into Halifax for a change of scenery. She was on her university reading week and needed to escape the confines of her bedroom, where she spends most of her days tethered to a desk and computer, the unrelenting reality of online education.  The trip to the city made us… Read More»

We all need a little more of what we love

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There is an art to living beautifully and people on the East Coast seem to have a real knack for it. We know that it is not really about what we have, but what we are able to do with what we’ve got. This past year, each and every one of us has become masters… Read More»

Be more kind

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“Oh come on,” I muttered to myself as I watched the man turn into the other end of the aisle moving against the arrows. While this method of navigating the grocery store frustrates me too, I follow rules. I seethed silently as he rolled his cart toward me. As we passed, our eyes met over… Read More»

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