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Make your salads pop with flavour


(NC) Who doesn’t love a great salad? Take a mix of interesting ingredients plus a dazzling dressing, and you are ready to serve it up. Have you ever added grapes as a not-so-secret ingredient? A single handful of California grapes, for example, are easy and versatile and will instantly boost your salad’s appeal with refreshing colour and goodness, not to ... Read More »

IN FASHION: Fall Forward!

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If you have been perusing your local fashion retail windows in the last week or so, you may have noticed an early arrival of new Fall merchandise. No, this isn’t a cruel indication that summer has already passed you by! In actual fact, there are really only two main seasons in the fashion world. “Spring” typically encompasses the months from ... Read More »

Summer Decorating- Lighthearted and Playful

Indoor/Outdoor Rugs by Dash & Albert Rug Company, available through Fairhome, 468 Brant St, Downtown Burlington, www.fairhome.ca

The joys of summer are in full swing. The days are longer, the gardens are bursting and entertaining outdoors and garden parties are filling up our calendars. Take full advantage of the time you have to spend outside – it’s not a long season! DECORATING OUTDOOR SPACE Summer is a great time to move the indoors out, and expand your ... Read More »

A great day or overnight trip: Niagara Wineries

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Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake says ‘gone are the days when being a wine enthusiast meant you were a wine snob’. These days, winery experiences are fun and engaging and are designed to embrace the interests of all wine buffs, but for the romantics, Niagara-on-the-Lake is a lovers’ paradise. Couples can unwind on a winery tour, or on a vineyard walk at ... Read More »

Entertain This Summer With Succulent Seafood


(NC) The stress of entertaining can get in the way of making the most of time with friends and family. To make sure your summer festivities go off without a hitch, here are some stress-free entertaining tips: Whenever possible, prepare food in advance. Purchase, chop and marinate the evening before to ensure that everything is organized when guests arrive. Keep ... Read More »

Help your flowering perennials look their best

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The best way to create a fabulous, eye-catching garden is to include a good mix of annuals, perennials, shrubs, grasses and trees. You get colour, contrast, varying heights and hopefully some nice shade for relief on those hot summer days. When it comes to choosing flowering perennials, many people get overwhelmed by the vast array of choices and opt for ... Read More »

Youthful brilliance on display at Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair

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A team of 20 budding scientists from the Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair had their best showing ever in a recent national competition and at the Intel International science fair in Los Angeles.  Sixteen  competitors from Grades 7 to 12 brought home 14 awards: one gold medal, three silver medals, seven bronze medals, two Challenge Awards and one interdisciplinary ... Read More »

Experiment with pastels for spring

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Experiment with Pastels for Spring After decades of neutrals, colour has certainly nudged its way in to the menswear world.  Event typically tonal brands have added pops of colour.  There is definitely a shade out there for everyone! As Spring is upon us, pastels are at the forefront.  They are a great way to ease in to colour, they are ... Read More »

Protect your investments


When you are purchasing specialty garments for your wardrobe, you must be sure to protect those investments by paying extra attention to their care and cleaning. Dryclean or launder? The question is not totally straightforward because often a judgement needs to be made based on personal preferences and the opinion of the drycleaner. Start by reading the care label. If ... Read More »

DIY Centerpiece for Easter Dinner


What You Need: Vase Rocks Faux Flowers I brought all my items at my local dollar store for a total of under $10. The vase was $2, rocks $1, and I picked up three different styles of faux flowers that would go with my room. Yellow, to add some brightness to the room, orange to correspond with the yellow, and ... Read More »