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Danny Le mixes up one of his Harvest cocktails. Photo by Tobias Romaniuk

Cheers! Fall’s here!

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St. John’s bartender Danny Le shares the ethos behind his new harvest cocktails “Chinched” is Newfoundland slang for full, and Chinched Restaurant and Deli in St. John’s earns the name. Over the past 11 years, the restaurant has become well-known for its locally sourced ingredients and nose-to-tail approach to dining. Michelle LeBlanc and Shaun Hussey… Read More»

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Worth their weight

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Weight blankets—do they offer hype or the promise of a good night’s sleep? Traditional weighted blankets are filled with tiny plastic or glass beads and range from lightweight to as much as 15 kg. They’re meant to provide a sense of comfort like swaddling or a hug. It’s recommended to use a blanket about 10%… Read More»

Trending for fall

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10 tips from two East Coast designers 1. Colours Colour is slowly making its way back into the design world-but keep it warm and rich.  Virginia Ward “Neutral tones in our home were a major focal point in design for so long, but now we’re shifting into warmer, richer colour schemes. Deborah Nicholson “We’re moving… Read More»

Sand casting creates a textured design in statement jewelry inspired by waves and swirling water. Photo: Jeanette Walker

The sands of time (and stories)

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Bespoke jewelry by P.E.I. artist Jeanette Walker In the 1980s, Jeanette Walker made white go-go dresses with fluorescent colours for her friends to wear when clubbing in Toronto. When the blue lights shined, the colours of the dresses would show up.  Realizing something was missing, Walker used the same fluorescent paint to create unique polymer… Read More»

Wooden Bowl made by P.E.I. woodworking hobbyist John Havenga. Photo: Todd Lockhart, VisionFire Studios

Hand-picked

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Favourite finds from summer with a purpose It was finally time to hit the road this summer. Time to go back to the places that make summer feel like summer. Favourite places like the pages in my favourite book, dog-eared and so good you just have to go back again. There was also a mission… Read More»

Since competing on season nine of Top Chef Canada, Stéphane Levac says that many new opportunities have opened up to him. Photo: Steve Smith, Visionfire Studios

Family, foraging, and food

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The things that keep me connected to my true self I grew up in Sturgeon Falls, a small francophone community in Northern Ontario. Food was never on my radar. We were a busy sports family, whether that was hockey in the winter, baseball in the summer, and lots of basketball in high school. Meals were… Read More»

Impulsively perfect

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How to transform a spur of the moment decision into the best idea ever So, don’t be mad. But I bought a cottage today in Chester.” “You, did what?”  “I fell in love with this place, and I think you’ll love it too, but I had to put an offer in quickly and it was… Read More»

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»

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»

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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