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Modern farmhouse graces Fredericton’s West Hills neighbourhood Laurie Cole had just started her home staging business when Tim Kelly, a Fredericton police officer and part-time builder, hired her. They worked so well together they decided to join forces. In 2010, they launched New View Designs, a one-stop-shop design and building service. They’ve since completed projects… Read More»

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Teens pour hearts into candle making

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Noël & Co. grows from fundraiser to booming business In August 2021, Annapolis Valley, N.S. teenage twins Lauren and Janie Noël poured 250 candles to raise money for a school trip to Greece. In two weeks, they sold out. This year, they intend to pour 15,000 candles as part of their Noël & Co. shop… Read More»

Combining history and home

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Campobello cottage reno celebrates island’s past Two flags fly proudly on Dennis and Margaret Haire’s cottage property. One is Canadian, the other American. They symbolize both the story of their summer home on New Brunswick’s Campobello Island, and the couple themselves. When the Haire’s, who are from Evansville, Indiana, first visited the Canadian island back… Read More»

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»

Janna Wilton, watercolour artist. Photo: Submitted

Look, observe and understand

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Whimsical watercolours reflect P.E.I. and Nova Scotia architecture During the COVID-19 pandemic, Janna Wilton needed an outlet to destress from the everyday world, including her career as a registered nurse. Born on P.E.I., the long-time Nova Scotia resident found her passion in painting. When she began working with watercolours, she felt a connection: a way… 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»

Catherine Dempsey tends to one of her honeybee hives in Newfoundland. Photo: Greg Locke

To bee or not to bee

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Why you want honeybees in your yard Like many backyard beekeepers, Catherine Dempsey got the bug from another honey farmer.  She was running a series of heritage shops in Newfoundland and Labrador and started selling honey, lip balms, beeswax candles and other honeybee by-products from a family-run bee business on the island’s East Coast.   “When… Read More»

Amanda and Adam Langley in their home in Halifax. Photo: Steve Smith, VisionFire Studios

Living the ‘salt + sea lifestyle’ on and off the water

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Home renovation celebrates East Coast charm Eleven years ago, Amanda and Adam Langley bought a home in their dream location in Halifax. The street had beautiful mature trees and was close to great schools and amenities. Although the house was almost 100 years old and in need of updates, it had just the kind of… Read More»

Odd Fellows Lodge. Photo: Luke Adams, Beach Glass Photography

Beachy vintage

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Nova Scotia reno embraces and preserves local history When you walk in the front door of Kara Gourley’s renovated, two-unit lodge in Malagash, N.S., you’re met with yet another door. This one was once a ticket booth with a small peep hole at its centre. “It was used to screen people before they entered,” says… Read More»

Krista Wells. Photo: Submitted

The DIY Queen of Georgestown

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Krista Wells chronicles her styling journey as she creates something unique in every room of her St. John’s home When you set foot into the porch of Krista Wells’s home, you immediately get a sense of her unique style. She believes it’s the rich colour she painted the room that makes it one of her… Read More»

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