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Fabulous fall foliages

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Not all trees and shrubs are created equal when it comes to autumn colour If April is the cruelest month, as TS Eliot wrote, then surely October is the most glorious, at least in nature. Beyond the harvests and holidays, many of us turn to a fascinating pastime known as “leaf-peeping” where we go for… 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»

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»

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»

Seaweed in the walls

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Could an old practice be the future of home insulation?  Patrick Crabbe, a housing specialist who works in Bedford, N.S., is trying to be patient. “Like I said, I don’t think that’s actually a thing,” he says. I persist. “But it was … you know … once upon a time. I mean not too long… Read More»

Containing the season’s enthusiasm

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Keeping the planter colour and interest going well into winter Autumn sneaks up on us.  The days get shorter, the sun rises later and sets earlier. The air is gloriously warm most days, and cooler at night. The vegetable garden has been profuse, and we’ve canned, frozen, dehydrated, and enjoyed its bounty. There’s still some… Read More»

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»