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TRAVEL IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA AGE A travel icon: San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.

OCIAL MEDIA HAS undoubtedly changed the way we travel. Like the video camera and camera before it, social media has added a new, henceforth unrealized dimension to the travel experience – travel as personal advertisement. Presently, the accent has shifted to the traveller. The trip is more about us than the place. Not that long ago slideshows, vacation home movies and Polaroid’s were commonplace. Each, enabled travellers to relive memories, to bring the immediacy of travel home and to commemorate the experience with a tangible memento of the most personal kind. Today, the selfie and selfie stick, the GoPro, and the multi-second video are considered, if not an indispensable accompaniment and product of travel, at least, a reasonably acceptable way to capture a trip. Visit any major monument in any major site in the world and the scene is all too similar. There will be people leaping into the air for the requisite action shot, a few will be holding perfectly formed soft serve cones before iconic architecture, others will be giggling at their phones, while a few will be filming the panorama in vertigo-inducing circles to broadcast to their followers. A proliferation of snapshots and videos instantly uploaded, liked and commented on has

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shifted the paradigm of travel. It is now, overwhelmingly, if social media is to believed, about envy, aspiration and validation. An immodest checklist mentality prevails: “85 countries and counting;” “Just visited my 35 country;” “Youngest/Oldest person to visit every country in the world.” Sometimes the results verge on the ridiculous. A stopover to one of the most culturally distinct islands in the world, with a history, a local language and cuisine that have spawned legions of books, academic papers and even a Nobel Prize, garners nothing more than a few snapshots and a tick on the all important checklist of countries visited. This is nothing new – even a few generations ago, when the world was not a global village, travellers were keen to brag about where they had been. What has changed in the interim is the scale, the size of the audience and the monetization. As the media have changed so too the pace. Whereas writers and photographers were trusted sources, distilling the essence of a place into languid prose, and arresting photos, today’s travellers allegedly turn to a few seconds of video that will only ever be viewed for a few hours before fading into the ether of the internet or, to staged and styled photos among the millions we see each day, to inspire them to travel. In an incredibly short span of time, new media has eclipsed old, often with absurd consequences. Recently, the head of a travel commission wrote that she was away with “very important media.” Naturally, the accustomed glossy New

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ZERMATT Matthiol boutique hotel nestled in the Alps of Switzerland.

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Take a cue from the rustic lodges that dot the Rocky Mountains to create this inviting winter wonderland – decorative snow shoes, glazed ceramic cups and wildlife sculpture. COSTA NOVA Coffee Mug, $22.

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A Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago by Richard ffrench Illustrated by John P. O'Neill, John Anderton, Dale Dyer, John Schmitt (Comstock Publishing Associates, cornellpress.cornell.edu ) In this third edition of the book first published in the 1970s, 40 all-new color plates showcase the 477 species that have made the twinisland nation of Trinidad and Tobago a mecca for birdwatchers around the world. Whether a trip to the Caribbean nation is on the agenda or readers want to expand their knowledge of birds or want a resource for the birds of South America (as many species from the continent are found here), this book is an indispensable guide.

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50 Bars to Blow Your Mind by Ben Handicott, Kayla Ryan (Lonely Planet, lonelyplanet.com) Divided into themes such as “wow factor/beautiful bars,” “past lives/historical bars,” and “whimsy/quirky bars,” this pocket size book is replete with tidbits, tipples and tips. Although bars in Europe are overwhelmingly represented, the book showcases boozy haunts from nearly every continent, except Antarctica. It makes a fun thematic, idea for your next trip.

Mother Earth News Almanac: A Guide for All Seasons by Mother Ear th News (Quartos, quartos.com) Ever wondered how to scald milk without it burning at the bottom of the pan? Or, how to turn a bedstead into a bike rack? Want to teach a kid basic knots? Or learn the secret of turning a watch into a compass? With the same homespun tenor that informs the eco-living magazine, this compendium of folk wisdom offers simple advice, illustrations and tips for self-sufficiency. Separated into seasons, and updated from the 1970 best-seller, this new version is a great resource for adults and kids alike.

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BEAT STRESS

Stress is an inevitable part of life. Knowing the triggers and how to respond can lead to greater happiness. CSL asked beverly D. Flaxington a career coach, author of Self-Talk for a Calmer you or Make your Shift, and expert on human behaviour, how we can manage stress anywhere, anytime in 3 simple steps.

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1 bREATHE yes, simply learn the art of deep breathing. Imagine a blue balloon in your stomach and it is deflated. breathe in through your nose to fill the balloon, then exhale through your mouth to reduce it. Do this over and over again and focus your attention on your breath. The mind cannot focus on two things at once so

WHEAT GERM MOISTURIZING CREAM

tbsp (30 ml) rose water tbsp (15 ml) grated raw beeswax tbsp (15 ml) cocoa butter tbsp (15 ml) shea butter tbsp (45 ml) wheat germ oil drops rose essence or orange blossom essence

Wheat germ oil is full of antioxidant vitamin E and is terrific at delivering moisture to parched skin. Rose water and rose essence give this cream a pretty floral scent. best for: Dry skin.

this moves your attention from your stress to your breath. 2 STOp When negative, stressful thoughts start to carry you away imaging a big red STOp! sign in your mind. If you can speak out loud, say "STOp!" to these thoughts. Then replace them with something positive - a song you like, a poem, scripture verse etc. Redirect your mind. 3 LIST Make a list of your obstacles and cross out everything you can't control. Focus on one or two things you can control and create a plan to deal with those things. Take small steps toward making progress.

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1. In a small saucepan, warm rose water over low heat (do not boil). Keep warm. 2. In a small heatproof bowl, combine beeswax, cocoa butter and shea butter. Set aside. 3. pour enough water into another small saucepan to come about 2 inches (5 cm) up the side; bring to a simmer. 4. Set bowl on saucepan so that bottom of bowl is not touching simmering water; stir until beeswax mixture is melted and smooth. Remove bowl from heat. 5. Stir rose water and wheat germ oil into beeswax mixture. using a wooden spoon, beat for 1 to 2 minutes or until lukewarm. Stir in rose essence. Let cool com-

pletely. 6. Smooth cream gently over face. TIpS Choose 100% natural cocoa butter for homemade creams like this. you can buy chunks of this creamy, yellowish substance made from cocoa beans at cosmetic-supply stores and online. It is also sold in uniform-size wafers. Either form will work fine in this recipe. Rose and neroli (orange blossom) essential oils are expensive, because it takes so many flowers to make just a single drop of oil. This recipe substitutes less-expensive rose or orange blossom essence to give the cream a divine scent without the hefty price tag. NOTE Always measure accurately when you’re making homemade beauty products. Courtesy of The Complete Guide to Natural Homemade beauty products & Treatments by Amelia Ruiz © 2016 www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with publisher permission. Available where books are sold.

Make your desk a little prettier, boost your spirits and get an extra dose of oxygen with a portable mini-garden beloved of the Victorians. begin by adding 1-2 inches (2.5-5 cm) of small rocks, gravel or activated charcoal to the base of an open-top glass container. Add a layer of potting soil, packing it lightly to avoid air pockets. Remove plants (succulents, cacti, bromeliads, ferns, mosses and other slow growing plants work best) from their container and place into the soil. Ensure that plants do not reach the top of the glass container and are not planted too tightly together. Water and place in a spot with indirect light (succulents, cacti and bromeliads prefer full sun). Lightly mist terrarium daily to maintain moist soil. Trim plants occasionally. citystyleandliving.com | FALL 2016 | 13


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WALKING

LOWDOWN Try to get at least 10 000 steps in a day (approximately 8 kilometres), this can include running errands, taking the dog for a walk or parking further away from your destination. To make it easier to track, download a pedometer app. HOW TO DRESS Avoid bagginess and opt for one form-fitting piece. A sweatshirt or hoodie is essential for cooler weather. KEy pIECES Instead of changing into sneakers, try casual walking shoes which give you the option of walking anywhere and still looking stylish. MOOD bOOSTER The fresh air, sunshine and being in nature are bound to brighten your mood. best of all, you don’t need any extra equipment or training.

LOWDOWN There are umpteen classes available and new forms of yoga are popping up every day (think hot yoga, and yogalates). If you want a simple, gentle practise that you can do at home, surya na14

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maskar (or sun salutation) is a great option. Aim for 12 rounds before or at sunrise. HOW TO DRESS Loose fitting clothing that allows you to easily move through asana (pose) and avoid chaffing is key. Moisture wicking materials and sports bras with ample support are also important. KEy pIECES Comfort is paramount, so avoid restrictive or overly tight clothing (remember many yoga outfits also double as street style). The only piece of equipment you may need is a yoga mat. MOOD bOOSTER The body-mind connection is at the core of yoga practice. breath is an integral part of each asana and yoga is known to promote focus.

CROSS TRAINING

LOWDOWN practicing two or more sports is a great way to improve your fitness. For example, compliment your regular running routine with strength training, swimming or cycling. HOW TO DRESS Opt for lightweight, waterproof and reflective clothing for early morning or night-time runs. Look for sneakers that are all-terrain. KEy pIECES Make sure that you choose pieces that are versatile and provide support regardless of the sport. MOOD bOOSTER Learning new skills in a different sport is a challenge but it is one sure way to greater confidence and tenacity.

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UP  WARM Warming up is an integral part of any workout. It helps prevent injury, helps you perform with greater proficiency and gets oxygen to your muscles.

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tween 5-10 minutes and involves a slow pace and lower intensity than your regular workout. Activities may include stretching, jumping rope, and balance work.

DOWN  COOL Just as important is cooling

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down. Reduce the pace and intensity of your workout for 5-10 minutes to cool down.


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Most toothbrushes sold today are made partly or entirely of plastic. There are alternatives however to plastic however including compostable, recyclable (or made with recycled materials), and those with replaceable heads

WOO BAMBOO Two Slim bamboo Toothbrushes (one pictured), $7.90; woobamboo.com

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RADIUS The Source Replaceable Head Toothbrush, $6.36; madebyradius.com

BOGOBRUSH Naked biodegradable brush, $14.25; bogobrush.com

ALTERNATIVE USES 1/ PLANT LABELS

Use the handle of a wooden, plastic or bamboo toothbrush to identify plants.

As toothbrushes get replaced on average 4-6 times a year, this means that tonnes of plastic end up in the landďŹ ll. Try these ideas to reuse your old toothbrush.

2/ HOUSEHOLD CLEAN-UP

Reuse old toothbrushes for cleaning around the house (just keep one in each location).

3/ CRAFTS

Toddlers love painting with old toothbrushes! You can also use the bristles for stamping patterns.

4/ BUFFER

Keep nails soft and clean by gently rubbing with a toothbrush.

5/ EXFOLIATION

Use a gentle circular motion to exfoliate lips with a cleaned toothbrush.

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PAY DIRT GARDEN INSPIRATION

Looking for a way to lower stress, keep active and boost your mood? you may just find it by digging in the dirt FALL GARDEN MuST HAVES

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FISKARS prune old vines and dried up branches with this easy grip saw- it will through the most stubborn growth. pOWER TOOTH® Softgrip® D-handle Saw (18"), $26.99; fiskars.com

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HAMPTON BAY Extend the season- set up atmosphere lighting in your backyard to set a romantic mood all year long. Solar Wicker Tabletop or patio Lantern, $19.88; homedepot.ca

COURTESY HOME DEPOT’ FISKARS

FTER THE RIOT OF COLOURFUL BLOOMS HAS FADED AND FRUIT, SEEDS and vegetables harvested, fall is the time of year prune trees, rake leaves and plant bulbs. Think of these as nothing but tedious garden chores? Did you know that this type of exercise is actually good for your health? Gardening is a form of low intensity physical activity. The sort of daily, 60-minute moderate to vigorous physical activity recommended by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology for optimal health. From weeding, to watering to mulching, the range of activities ensures that both the upper and lower body get a workout. The Journal of the American Medical Association estimated the calories burned per hour by moderate activity such as gardening at 460 for a man and 370 for a woman. In other words, regular gardening, like other physical activities can help maintain healthy body weight when combined with a healthy diet. Not only is gardening a good form of physical exercise, it can also combat stress. According to a 2013 study in the Mental Health Review Journal gardening reduced depression and anxiety and had an overall positive effect on mental health. Being outdoors, engaging in a relaxing activity, growing vegetables are some of the reasons that gardening is beneficial. The study however, also noted that benefits accrued across emotional, social, vocational, physical and spiritual domains. CSL

SHELTERLOGIC No shed? No problem. Set up this portable shelter to protect pots, planters and other miscellaneous gardening tools. Firewood Seasoning Shed 5 x 3.5 x 5 Feet, $145; homedepot.ca


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Food All Hail Kale

Try lightening up your fall dinner table with a kale Caesar salad

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START yOuR DAy OFF RIGHT WITH THESE 3 bREAKFAST FAVES bEST FOR GLuTEN FREE

These split pea gluten-free snacks are a cross between a crunchy noodle and a papadum and come in three flavours (original, falafel and fiery garlic). With a hint of Indian spices, there is nothing on the ingredient list that we couldn’t pronounce or recognize. Try these protein-packed matchsticks sprinkled as croutons on salads, topped on rice pilaf or mixed with popcorn and nuts for a savoury trail mix. SnackOnSplitz.com

3/ SAPADILLA ROSEMARY AND PEPPERMINT DISH SOAP

Celebrate a Canadian success story with these eco-cleaners. The clean packaging means that the dish soap is pretty enough to keep near the sink. Best of all, the plantderived products (including hand soap, laundry liquid all purpose cleaners and countertop cleansers) are made with essential oils, which are known to lift moods. This means that you’ll be singing while you work. sapadilla.com RUDE HEALTH THE OATY

COURTESY BAKERY ON MAIN; BOBS RED MILL; LOTUS FINE FOODS

With all the goodness of oats and the richness of olive oil, these are wheat-free, British-born thick crackers. A great addition to a cheese board, they work best with strong tastes like goat cheese or stilton. Dress them up with bold cream cheese and smoked salmon, or with tapenade for easy appetizers. For the ultimate treat, pair with a glass of bubbly. rudehealth.com

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EDEN FOODS TOASTED SESAME OIL

Imparting a nutty, umami flavour, that is deeper than sesame oil (the seeds are toasted before being ground for oil), a little of this khaki-coloured oil goes a long way. We prefer it as a seasoning oil (in marinades, dressings or sauces) or used as finishing oil (drizzle it over noodles, rice or sushi once prepared). It will keep in a cool, dark area in its amber glass bottle for several months. edenfoods.com

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GREEN TEA MINT REFILLS

Sweetened with coconut sugar, these leafshaped mints deliver freshness with the anti-oxidant benefits of green tea. Expect an earthy flavour from these breath fresheners. The cute recyclable and compostable eco-tubes come in four flavours including ginger lemongrass and cardamom cinnamon. senchanaturals.com

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BAKERY ON MAIN Cranberry Orange Cashew Granola

Infused with zesty orange, and studded with loads of cashews and cranberries, this crunchy and chewy gluten free granola is anything but stodgy. Great as a snack throughout the day. bakeryonmain.com

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BOBS RED MILL Crunchy Coconut Granola

Get a kick of exotic, lightly sweet coconut and crunchy granola in your morning meal. Try a tiered oatmeal cup on the go – layer almond milk with granola and fresh blueberries and place in the fridge overnight. bobsredmill.com

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LOTUS FINE FOODS Cranberry & Cinnamon Quinoa Granola

There is nothing that screams fall like cinnamon- this fibre rich cereal (packed with sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, and quinoa) has a nice overall flavour of cranberry and cinnamon and isn’t overly sweet. lotusfinefoods.com

GIMME A GIMLET

Once favoured by the british Navy for preventi ng scurvy, thi s refreshing cocktail is simple to make. Although the original recipe calls for gi n, vodka can be substi tuted as an alternative. Some recipes use only Rose’ s lime cordial (or lime juice as it’s known in the uS) for a citrus kick, but w e like amped up flavour of fresh juice. 2 ounces gin 1 ounce Rose's Lime Cordial ¾ ounce fresh lime juice pour the gin, Rose’s and lime juice into a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lime wedge.


KITCHEN WHERE TO EAT AND WHAT pRODuCTS TO TRy

CHICKEN QUESADILLAS WITH APPLES & BRIE

Apples Galore photographs by Susan barnson Hayward from How D’ya Like Them Apples by Madge baird

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POTATO SALAD WITH BACON AND APPLES Makes 8–10 servings ½ 5

pound bacon, diced medium-size red potatoes 3 large crisp red apples  cup chopped red onion 2 ribs celery, chopped  cup chopped yellow bell pepper Salt and pepper, to taste HONEy MuSTARD VINAIGRETTE ¼ cup apple cider vinegar ½ cup vegetable oil 1 tablespoon honey mustard ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper 1 teaspoon thyme leaves In a large frying pan, cook bacon until crisp; set aside. boil whole potatoes 30–40 minutes, until forktender, then drain and let cool. peel and cube potatoes. place in a large bowl. Cut apples into chunks and add to potatoes. Add onion, celery, and bell pepper. Season with salt and pepper. POTATO SALAD WITH BACON AND APPLES

CHICKEN QUESADILLAS WITH APPLES & BRIE Makes 4 servings 2 ½ 2 2

teaspoons olive oil cup thinly sliced leek, including white and tender green parts large crisp sweet apples, cored and thinly sliced teaspoons white balsamic or distilled

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette In a separate bowl, whisk dressing ingredients together until emulsified. pour dressing over salad and toss to coat.

vinegar teaspoons demerara sugar or brown sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 1 ¼ cups cubed brie cheese 1 ¼ cups roasted chicken, cut into small bite-size pieces 4 flour tortillas 2

Heat oil in large frying pan. Sauté leek over medium-high heat for 2 minutes, stirring once.

Add apple slices and sauté until apple begins to soften (a little brown color adds flavor, but avoid burning). Sprinkle with vinegar, sugar, and salt. Add cheese and chicken to frying pan. Cook over medium-low heat until cheese is melted and chicken is hot. Mix all ingredients together well and spoon onto center of warm tortillas; fold in half.

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DRESSED-UP PORK MEDALLIONS


OVERNIGHT BREAKFAST CASSEROLE Makes 8–10 servings ½ 6 4 1¼

pound bacon, diced cups torn day-old bread apples,* chopped (about 4 cups) pounds ground country sausage, broken into small pieces Salt, to taste 8 eggs 2 teaspoons sage powder 4 cups milk Freshly ground pepper, to taste Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking oil. Layer bread, apples, and sausage evenly in the dish. Sprinkle with salt. In a medium bowl, lightly beat the eggs with sage; then whisk in milk. Season egg mixture with salt and pepper and carefully pour over the bread. press bread into milk to moisten it. Cover dish tightly with foil and refrigerate overnight. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. bake, uncovered, for 45–50 minutes, until center of the casserole is cooked and a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. If bread is browning too much toward the end of baking time, cover loosely with foil. *This is a good use for apples beyond their prime. Note: This recipe was inspired by my friend Nathalie Dupree. OVERNIGHT BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

DRESSED-UP PORK MEDALLIONS Makes 4 servings 4 2

tablespoons olive oil, divided large sweet onions, sliced 1⁄4 inch thick, rings separated 2 large sweet apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 12–16 wedges each 12 (3⁄8-inch-thick) slices pork tenderloin 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 2 teaspoons vinegar or freshly

squeezed lemon juice 1 pound mushrooms, thickly sliced 1 tablespoon butter or margarine In a large, deep frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Cook onion rings, stirring occasionally, until they have turned golden, about 20 minutes. Transfer onions to a bowl and set aside. Raise heat to medium high and add 1 tablespoon oil. Cook apples until they soften or begin to turn golden, about 10 minutes, turning occasionally. Transfer apple slices to a bowl and set aside. preheat oven to lowest temperature. Heat remaining oil in the same frying pan

and place pork medallions flat on bottom of the pan (cook in batches if necessary). Sprinkle lightly with Worcestershire sauce and season with salt and pepper. Cook over medium-high heat until browned on both sides. Transfer to a warm oven. Deglaze frying pan with vinegar. Cook mushrooms in butter over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until they begin to turn golden brown. Add reserved onions and apples to reheat. Season with salt and pepper. Serve pork medallions with vegetable-apple medley on the side. Spoon any juices remaining in the pan over the meat. CSL

photographs by Susan barnson Hayward from How D’ya Like Them Apples by Madge baird, reprinted by permission of Gibbs Smith.

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Mediterranean FEAST

The beloved flavours of this diverse region are celebrated in the debut cookbook from EINAT ADMONY, Balaboosta. Choose one of these delicious recipes or make all three for any occasion. PHOTOGRAPHED BY QUENTIN BACON

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CATCH-UP CHICKEN


TURKISH COFFEE BROWNIES


CHALLAH What’s wonderful about challah is that it can be used in so many ways: to sanctify the Sabbath, of course, but just as important, to make French toast, grilled cheese, and croutons and as breading in meatballs. Maybe not the way God intended it, but I’m sure She understands. Israel is the land of milk and honey, and this challah has both. For those of you who want to stay away from milk, it’s fine to substitute water. MAKES 4 loaves

2 ½ cups whole milk or water 8  cups all-purpose flour, plus flour for the work surface 1 ½ tablespoons active dry yeast ¾ cup honey or sugar ¼ cup canola oil, plus more oil for the bowl 3 large eggs 1 ½ tablespoons kosher salt White sesame or nigella seeds for sprinkling

have four nicely braided loaves. Cover with a damp cloth and let stand until nearly double in size, another 25 minutes or so. 6. preheat the oven to 350° F. 7. Lightly beat the remaining egg and brush it over the tops of the challah loaves. Sprinkle with the nigella or sesame seeds. bake the loaves until golden brown, 20 to 30 minutes.

CATCH-UP CHICKEN I raised my kids on the principle that ketchup isn’t a solution; it’s an indication: if my children don’t like something, they shouldn’t add ketchup—they simply shouldn’t eat it in the first place. But this recipe is one that purposely highlights the ketchup, giving the chicken a sweet and tangy flavor reminiscent of what you’d get at a backyard cookout. This way you can give your kids a barbecue experience without the smoke and the drunk uncle.

1 Heat the milk in a small saucepan over low heat just until it’s warm to the touch. Remove from the heat. 2 Dump the flour into a large bowl and make a well in the center. Add the yeast to the well along with a few drops of honey and 1/2 cup or so of the warm milk. Let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes. 3 In a separate bowl, combine the remaining milk and honey, the oil, and 2 of the eggs. Stir together. Add the salt and stir again. Gradually stir the liquid mixture into the flour, about 1/2 cup at a time. When the dough becomes sticky and difficult to stir, dump onto a floured surface and knead it by hand, adding a little more flour if necessary to keep it from sticking, until smooth and elastic. 4 Knead the dough into a ball. Slick another large bowl with oil, add the dough, and turn to slick the surface with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let stand in a warm place until double in size, 1 to 11/2 hours. 5 Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Gently punch the dough down and turn it onto a floured surface. Divide the dough into four equal portions, working with one portion at a time and keeping the rest covered with a damp cloth. Divide one portion of dough into three equal pieces and roll each piece into a rope about 1 foot long and slightly tapered at the ends. Line the ropes side by side on one side of the baking sheet and braid them, pinching the ends to seal and tucking them underneath. Repeat this process with the remaining dough until you

SERVES 4

1 ½ 1 2 1 3 1 2

cup ketchup cup apple juice tablespoon kosher salt teaspoons ground cumin teaspoon sweet Hungarian paprika pounds bone-in chicken pieces, skin on medium yellow onion, cut into large chunks tomatoes, cut into wedges

1 preheat the oven to 350°F. 2 Mix together the ketchup, apple juice, salt, cumin, and paprika in a large Dutch oven or other heavy pot. 3 Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Add the chicken, onion, and tomatoes to the Dutch oven and toss everything together to coat evenly. Cover and cook for 45 to 55 minutes, until the juices run clear from a cut between the thigh and leg.

TURKISH COFFEE BROWNIES

Turkish coffee is ubiquitous in Israel. This dessert has a caffeine kick that’ll keep your party guests awake so they

can enjoy every last bit of the delicious food you prepared. The cardamom gives these brownies an exotic taste that you likely haven’t experienced in other desserts. MAKES about 16 pieces

8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus butter for the pan 2⁄3 cup all-purpose flour, plus flour for the pan 3 ounces 72% cacao chocolate 3 large eggs 3⁄4 cup sugar 11⁄4 teaspoons ground espresso beans, or instant espresso powder 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease the sides and bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan with butter and coat lightly with flour. 2 Melt the chocolate and the 8 tablespoons butter in a small bowl over a pot of barely simmering water. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs and sugar together in a large bowl until the mixture is fluffy and pale yellow. Whisk in the espresso, cardamom, vanilla, and salt until well combined. 3 Remove the melted chocolate and butter from the heat and stir with a rubber spatula. Then very slowly add the chocolate to the egg mixture and mix until thoroughly combined. Sift the 2/3 cup flour into the batter and mix well. 4 pour the brownie batter into the greased pan and use a rubber spatula to scrape out all that chocolate goodness. This is the part where I usually lick the spatula if no one is looking. bake the brownies in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes. you can check for doneness by sticking a toothpick right in the middle. If it comes out clean, you’re only seconds away from chocolate heaven. Cool the brownies before cutting.

GET EVEN MORE INSpIRATION AND RECIpES FROM THE COOKbOOK!

Excerpted from balaboosta by Einat Admony (Artisan books). Copyright © 2013. photographs by quentin bacon. used with permission by the publisher.

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KOREAN FRIED CHICKEN Crisp, savoury and spicy, these little chicken wings pack a punch of flavour. Photography and Recipe K&S Media


KOREAN FRIED CHICKEN (DAKGANGJEONG) Makes 4-6 servings 1

bag yorkshire Valley organic chicken wings ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon minced ginger  cup corn starch  cup flour ½ cup sparkling water ¼ cup sake or vodka ⅓ cup peanuts for garnish (optional) 4 cloves garlic, minced 3-4 red chili peppers, sliced into rounds ¼ cup light soy sauce ½ cup mirin 2-3 green onions, sliced for garnish 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds 3 cups peanut or sunflower oil for frying Season the chicken: 1 put chicken wings in a bowl and season with salt, ginger, garlic and ground black pepper. 2 In a separate bowl, combine corn starch, vodka, and flour. Dip each wing and coat in the mixture. Fry the chicken: 1 Heat 3 cups of cooking oil in a frying pan until very hot. 2 Gently slide wings into the hot oil. Cook for about 12 to 13 minutes, until light brown turn over wings a few times with tongs to evenly cook. 4 Take wings out of the oil drain them on paper towels. 5 Reheat the oil and fry wings again for

another 12 to 15 minutes until dark golden brown and crisp. Korean sticky sauce: 1 In a pan heat 2 tablespoons cooking oil, minced garlic, and red chili pepper. 2 Stir until fragrant for about 30 seconds. 3 Add soy sauce, rice syrup, vinegar, and sugar until thick and sticky. 4 Remove from the heat. Set aside. Coat the fried chicken with the sauce: 1 After the chicken has been cooked and rested, coat in Korean sticky sauce. Transfer chicken to a platter. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and chopped green onions.

WAKAME WITH SESAME ¼ 1 1 1 5-6

teaspoon sesame oil teaspoon mirin tablespoon rice wine vinegar teaspoon toasted sesame seeds sheets of dried wakame

1 Soak dried wakame in hot water for 5-7 minutes until soft. 2 Drain wakame. Roll wakame sheets into a coil, and slice into thin strips. 3 Mix first three ingredients together in a bowl. 4 Coat wakame in dressing, sprinkle with sesame and serve.

ASIAN SLAW For the dressing: ½ teaspoon sesame oil ¼ cup rice wine vinegar  cup mirin 2 tablespoon fish sauce 2 tablespoon palm sugar, grated 2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice 1 clove garlic, grated For the slaw: 1 carrot grated into matchsticks 1 stalk celery cut into matchsticks ¼ papaya cut into matchsticks 6-7 radishes cut into matchsticks 1 jalapeno, sliced (optional) 1 Combine the sesame oil, vinegar, mirin, fish sauce, palm sugar, garlic and lime juice. 2 Dress vegetables with dressing, and let stand for 5-6 minutes.

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ORGANIC CHICKEN

Raised on farms in Peterborough, Ontario, Yorkshire Valley Farms chicken are Canadian certified organic and are fed a diet of non-GMO, pesticide- and herbicide-free grains, with no animal by-products added. The convenient frozen wings, legs and boneless, skinless breast are especially good for meals throughout a busy week. CSL marinated the chicken breasts overnight and grilled the following day to top a Greek-style salad, while the juicy legs starred in our very own chicken and waffles, and of course, the wings made the perfect Korean style fried chicken. yorkshirevalley.com

FOUR ASIAN INGREDIENTS TO ADD A TON OF FLAVOUR

COURTESY YORKSHIRE VALLEY FARMS

Gochujang A staple of Korean cooking- a spicy, fermented condiment made from red chili, glutinous rice, fermented soybeans, and salt.

Fish Sauce A staple in Southeast Asian cuisine. Salty and potent alone, when combined with other ingredients, it imparts a delicate savoury element.

Tamari This soy sauce is thicker and less salty than traditional soy. It is also suitable for the gluten intolerant.

Wakame Seaweed is the wave of the future- this mild, sweet variety adds a chewy crunch to salads. Plus it boasts a wealth of health properties. citystyleandliving.com | FALL 2016 | 29


GOLDEN HOuR These sunny beauties get a starring role in two delicious recipes. Photography and Recipe by K&S Media

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Golden Raspberry Tarts

A distinctive hue makes these raspberries standout. Red raspberries or any other ripe, fresh fruit work equally well in this recipe. 3

cups golden or red raspberries

Shortcrust Pastry 4 cups (1000 ml) unbleached all purpose flour plus extra for rolling pinch of salt pinch of granulated sugar 1¼ cups (300 ml) chilled butter, cut into cubes 8-10 teaspoons (120-150ml) ice water egg yolk, beaten, for egg wash Chantilly Cream 1 cups (250 ml) whipping cream 1 tablespoon (15 ml) vanilla extract 2 tablespoons (30 ml) icing s ugar Crème Pâtissière 1 cup (250 ml) milk 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise and seeds scraped 3 egg yolks ¼ cup (60 ml) sugar 2 tablespoons (30 ml) all purpose flour 1 tablespoon (15 ml) cornstarch For the Shortcrust Pastry: Combine the flour, salt, sugar. Rub in the butter until the texture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Make a well in the bowl and pour in about two-thirds of the cold water, mixing until you have a firm rough dough adding extra water if needed. Mix just until the dough comes together. Do not overwork the dough. Wrap in plastic wrap and allow to rest in the fridge for 15 – 20 minutes. Roll the dough to desired thickness. Drape over the pie tin and cut away excess pastry. To blind bake, line pastry with wax paper and fill with rice, flour or ceramic baking beans. Bake at 350 F (150 C) for 1015 minutes. Remove wax paper and baking beans. Bake again in the oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool. For the Chantilly Cream: Place a metal mixing bowl in the fridge. Alternatively, place a mixing bowl over ice. Add the whipping cream and vanilla. Use a whisk to whip, adding the icing sugar in increments. The cream is ready when soft peaks form. Refrigerate until serving. For the Crème Pâtissière: Scrape the seeds from the vanilla pod. Add seeds and pod to milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring milk to a boil. Meanwhile, beat the eggs yolks and sugar in a bowl until pale and thickened. Whisk in the flours until mix is smooth. Remove vanilla pod from milk. Gradu-

ally whisk milk into egg mixture. Pour mixture back into saucepan over high heat. Stir constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium and continue whisking until cream is thick, about 2 minutes. Take saucepan off the heat and cover with plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming. Assembly: Fill pastry case with crème pâtissière. Layer with raspberries, arranging in a circular pattern. Add a dollop of chantilly cream.

Pear Scallop and Roasted Red Pepper Salad with Golden Raspberry Vinaigrette

Substitute blueberries for a less tangy flavour. 1 1

cup mesclun salad pear, sliced

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whole red pepper

½ teaspoon olive oil Salt to taste Pepper to taste Golden Raspberry Vinaigrette 1 3 ¼ 2 ½ ½ 2

cup fresh golden or red raspberries tablespoons lemon juice cup olive oil tablespoon honey teaspoon salt teaspoon black pepper teaspoons Dijon mustard

For the Golden Raspberry Vinaigrette: Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. For the Red Pepper: Brush red pepper with oil. Roast pepper over an open flame turning to ensure even charring. Remove from heat and place in a brown paper bag. Let pepper steam inside bag 3-5 minutes. Peel charred skin from pepper and remove seeds. Slice lengthwise and season with salt and pepper. CSL

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COURTESY NARS; BOBBI BROWN; LAURA MERCIER; MAKEUP FOREVER; DRYBAR; SULTRA; REDKEN; OUIDAD; NAILS INC; SEPHORA; FORULAX;

All the latest Fall trends, looks and must haves

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ATELIER VERSACE

Fashion

FALL 2016

CITY STYLE AND LIVING


HELEN OF TROY

COURTESYMAYBELLINE

MAYBELLINE FOR BAJA EAST

W H AT ’ S N E W I N T H E W O R L D O F S K I N , b E A u T y , M A K E u p A N D W E L L - b E I N G

GET THE LOOK

A focus on the lip is back- from oxblood to coral, browns and even plum- pucker up, its going to be a ride.


HELEN OF TROY

FACE

Take a cue from the runway with these looks for fall

Black Liner

Rosy Cheeks

Red Lips

Libertine

Jason Wu

Alexander Wang

tarte Tarteist Clay paint Liner, $29, tartecosmetics.com

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick, $56, hourglasscosmetics.com

surratt beauty Moderniste Lip pencil in Embrasses Moi - perfect red, $33, surrattbeauty.com

blinc Mascara, $30, blincinc.com

Chosungah 22 Real Cheek Smoother blush, $26, chosungah22.com

Too Faced Cocoa powder Foundation, $42, toofaced.com

Marc Jacobs beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in true, $38, marcjacobsbeauty.com

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara, tartecosmetics.com

Too Cool For School Glam Rock Vampire Kiss Lipstick in Red Velvet – burgundy, $23, toocoolforschool.us

C SL GR EEN TIPS Install a dryer rack or clothesline in your laundry room or basement for drying clothing. / Apply lemon juice to an organic cotton cloth as a facial cleanser. ›› 34

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NAILS

HELEN OF TROY

put your finger on the pulse of the season with textured nails, neutrals and metallics

RUNWAY Inspiration OuR FAVOuRITE LOOKS FROM THE FALL RuNWAyS THAT SuIT EVERy OCCASION FROM WORK TO pLAy

use a nail sticker or stencil on stiletto-shaped nails to achieve this look created by CND for the blonds. Opt for bright colours with a touch of sparkle.

To get the understated but classic look at Oscar de la Renta simply paint nails with a nude polish followed by clear gloss.

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GOOD FOUNDATION

K&S MEDIA’ COURTESYESSIE , GETTY,

Begin by grooming your hands. Ensure that nails are filed, hands moisturized and cuticles neat. Trim nails if necessary and use a buffer to smooth ridges. Once you are pleased with the shape and look of your nails, it’s time to think about colour. A neutral base with a pop of bold colour works best and will make your nails stand out.

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NEUTRAL BASE

It’s a good idea to apply your base coat a day in advance to allow the polish to harden fully. For best results opt for a nude, white or clear nail polish. Apply two coats on nails and let dry. If you’re doing your nails for a special occasion like a wedding, set aside some time when you won’t be engaging in any activities that might chip or ding your polish.

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SPLASH COLOUR

With a fine-tip brush paint freehand stripes over the base coat in your accent colour. An alternative method is to apply masking tape as a guide to ensure distinct lines. This is where you can get creative and go for a chevron pattern, horizontal stripes, vertical lines of varying widths or whatever strikes your fancy.

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MAKE IT LAST

Finish with a top coat. Let it dry. There are several shortcuts to get nails to dry fast including using a hair dryer, airing them in the sun or chilling them in a bowl of ice water. Alternatively, choose quick-dry polish or drying drops (added to your top coat). For long lasting and durable manicure, gel or shellac are best.

It’s an easy addition to a French manicure! paint the bottom half of the nail in a pastel colour to achieve the look from essie at Rebecca Minkoff.

At Greta Constantine nails took their cue from clothes with a tarnished and antique look. Just make sure the nails are matte and metallic.


HELEN OF TROY

HAIR #HairGoals We spotted the hottest look in social media all over the runways this fall. best of all, it is surprisingly easy to achieve. pHOTOGRApHy by K&S MEDIA

HE WHIMSICAL ROMANCE OF flowers with the effortless sexiness of loose waves – no wonder the flower crown filter is one of the most popular on Snapchat and makes a regular appearance as #hairgoals on Instagram. It’s even caught the attention of designers. At Rodarte models’ hair was adorned with calla lilies, orchids and gilded flowers and at Marchesa fabric flowers embellished headbands and accentuated simple hair. To get your own version of this heavenly hair, simply pin flowers at vertical intervals in loose hair. Or, be brave and pair a flower crown (with real flowers or fabric flowers glued to a headband) with beachy waves to standout at a bridal shower or convocation. CSL

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MISSONI

YOUR LOOK Create this fairy-tail inspired look by framing the face with cascading waves – the perfect compliment to the flower crown. Apply styling product to damp hair. Take sections and blow-dry. Choose random, staggered sections of hair and wrap 5-centimeter strands around medium sized hot rollers adding more styling product and securing each time. When set, remove rollers and use a wide-tooth comb to soften curls. Apply a two-in-one frizz control and shine serum. To finish, secure flower crown or flower headband with bobby pins. 36

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TREASURE TROVE

This Season’s It PRODUCTS products CSL loves, and you should try too

by NATALIE FOX

1. DOWN UNDER

Did you know that kiwi seed oil is a source of vitamin C (antioxidant), E (for moisture) and Omega 3 (anti-inflammatory)? No wonder A ntipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Lip Conditioner harnesses this ingredient to help keep lips soft and moisturized. $29; antipodesnature.us

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2. LIFE’S A BEACH

Take a tropical beach trip with this moisturizing cream. It’s all over skincare that will give you a mini-vacation. Glossier Coconut Balm Dotcom, $12 USD; glossier.com

3. HEY HEY

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From the sleek packaging to the pared down ingredient list (think 7 recognizable and good-for-you natural moisturizers like coconut oil and jojoba seed oil), Henné Luxur y Lip Balm exudes modern sophistication. Best of all, it delivers kissable lips! $22 USD; henneorganics.com

4. HIDE AND SEEK

Unlike other concealers on the market, RMS "un" cover-up, made with coconut, castor, cocoa seed and jojoba oil melts into skin without creasing, and effortlessly hides imperfections. $36; rmsbeauty.com

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5. IN THE SHADOWS

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Those baroque threads of the season call for equally pretty makeup. Ilia’s silken shadow stick (‘and she was’) delivers a velvet smooth wash of metallic colour over lids in an instant and is organic and vegan to boot! $28; iliabeauty.com

6. GET BUFF

This jade coloured polisher contains a cornucopia of autumnal ingredients like pear, green apple and walnut that gently exfoliate skin. Éminence Organic Skin Care Pear and Poppy Seed Microderm Polisher, 2 oz., $46; buynaturalskincare.com

7. WHAT A PEAR!

A rich, creamy formula with a subtle scent, it’ll have you singing in the shower. Korres Bergamot Pear Shower Gel, $24; korres.ca citystyleandliving.com | FALL 2016 | 37


Clockwise from bottom left: SHEA TERRA ORG ANICS Shea Butter Quenching Hair + Body Oil (S. African Lavender), $18.00; SheaTerraOrganics.com. AGASAYA Organic Argan Oil, $85; agasaya.com. HERBIVORE Lapis Facial Oil, $72; herbivorebotanicals.com. KAYO Cellular Repair Evening Oil, $68; kayobetterbodycare.com. BADGER BALM Damascus Rose Body Oil, $26.99; badgerbalm.com

OIL THRILL body and face oils are the current craze. Here’s why you need to slather them on for an instant glow. pHOTOGRApHy by K&S MEDIA

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NCIENT CULTURES REVERED oils. Anointing the body was not just for physical beauty but for protection against the elements and for well-being (as the oils were massaged into the body). For years, however, oils fell out of favour. The worry? That oils would clog pores. In fact, oils draw out impurities, act as a barrier against pollutants and moisturize. Some oils like rose hip contain antioxidants

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and essential fatty acids others like jojoba are astringent. Plant and nut-based organic, unrefined and cold-pressed oils are the top choice. Many oils, like coconut, can be used from head-to-toe. For silky hydration, apply a pea-sized amount of face oil like argan, on damp skin. It will plump up your skin and prep it for your makeup. Oils may just be the way to glow!


PRET-A-PORTER!

NEW LOOKS FOR yOuR WARDRObE

GET READY FOR FALL Try on 10 of the biggest (and most wearable) fall fashion trends- this season there is something for everyone! Plus, how to update your closet, the perfect fall coat and our editor’s picks.


PRET A PORTER

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RING LEADER

GIORGIO ARMANI

bEDAZZLED HOOp EARRING AND ARCHITECTuRAL DETAILS ARE bACK IN A bIG WAy

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TILDA BIEHN Comet Drop Earrings, $1,495; tildabiehn.com

ALEXIS BITTAR Draping Tassel Crescent Drop Wire Earring, $225; alexisbittar.com

HIROTAKA White Diamond Arrow Earrings, $720; hiro-taka.com

SADDLE UP WITH THESE SEXY SADDLE BAG OF THE SEASON

PATRICIA NASH 'Salerno' Tooled Leather Crossbody bag, $218.15; patricianashdesigns.com

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HILLBERG AND BERK black drop earrings hillbergandberk.com

CHLOE Hudson Wonder Woman small leather and suede shoulder bag, $2,300; chloe.com

CSL ! GIGI NEW YORK Jenni Saddle bag Stone pebble Grain, $325; giginewyork.com

STEVE MADDEN Faux Leather Saddle bag, $116.62; stevemadden.com

Get your bag customized with your initials!

“Pair this throwback

1970’s style bag with flared jeans and a bow tie blouse.”

- SHIVANA MAHARAJ, fashion editor


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RISE ON THE PLATFORM

WITH THESE VELVET bEAuTIES SAM EDELMAN Calista velvet pumps, $150; samedelman.com

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A RENEWED FOCUS ON THE WAIST

ALEXANDER WANG

CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA Vreeland velvet and metallic leather platform sandals, $875;

ST. LAURENT Candy velvet platform sandals $860;

WAIST NOT

CORSETS ARE bACK – WEAR OVER AN OXFORD SHIRT FOR AN upDATED STATEMENT ALAIA Eyelet-embellished leather waist belt, $1,550; alaia.fr

JOHANNA ORTIZ Rosemary cotton-poplin wrap top, $5450 ; johannaortiz.co

FENDI 'Flowerland' Sandal (Women) $1,554.54

ALDO Shery, $80; aldoshoes.com

Textured crop top, $98.00; shop.kendall-kylie.com

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GIORGIO ARMANI

PRADA Floral-jacquard midi dress, $2,690; prada.com

“I am in love with the beautiful gold thread embroidery detail in this dress” -

SHIVANA MAHARAJ, fashion editor

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VINCE CAMUTO Keliana Gladiator Sandal, $274.76

TIBI Chantilly Lace Turtleneck $1,195.00; tibi.com

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AQUAZURRA baroque embossed velvet ankle boots $675

ZARA Flowing velvet trousers, $89.90; zara.com/ca


GIORGIO ARMANI

PRET A PORTER

A MIX OF OLD SCHOOL COMFORTS ADD A BIT OF FUN TO ANY OUTFIT

7 JUDITH AND CHARLES Morton Skirt, $675; judithandcharles.com

BIKER BABE BOOTS

(ARE NOW A THING)

UGG Ingrid $265 ugg.com

SAM EDELMAN Madge Faux Fur Lace Up High Heel Booties, $161.22; samedelman.com

H&M blouse with Tie, $17.99 ; hm.com

MARC FISCHER 'Caylyn' Lace-up boot, $270.29; marcfisherfootwear.com

MADEWELL Motorcycle suede biker jacket, $450; madewell.com

TIBI Cecil Loafers, $385; tibi.com

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ALDO Aelalla, $85; al-

LANDS’ END Women's Drif ter Cotton Cable Sweater, $81.42

VINCE CAMUTO Teisha Lace-up block Heel bootie $214.93; vincecamuto.com

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PRET A PORTER

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VICTORIAN MEETS 90S

TAKE yOuR CHOKER TO THE NEXT LEVEL

GIORGIO ARMANI

TOPSHOP Velvet Smock Dress by Glamorous

10 EDDIE BORGO Eddie borgo Safety Chain gold-plated choker $305; eddieborgo.com

PAULA MENDOZA Finite convertible gold-plated, emerald and lapis lazuli choker, $525; net-a-porter.com

EDDIE BORGO Apollo gold small choker, $300.00; eddieborgo.com

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ZARA Velvet backpack $59 zara.com/ca

MALONE SOULIERS Savannah Velvet Lace-up Sandals, $990; malonesouliers.com

GUESS Thick Velvet Choker, $22; guess.ca

VELVET IS HANDS DOWN, THE FABRIC TEXTURE OF THE SEASON

MM6 MAISON MARGIELA Fluted velvet midi skirt, $565; maisonmargiela.com


STYLIST!

THE EDITOR’S SHOPPING LIST HOW TO STyLE yOuR FAVOuRITE OuTFITS AND ACCESSORIES

SAM EDELMAN Edelman Carol Velvet Clutch, $158.67; samedelman.com

LANDS END Elbow Sleeve Dress, $227.71; landsend.com

BANANA REPUBLIC Crewneck pullover $118; bananarepublic.gap.com/

SOLE SOCIETY Edie Loafers, $89.95; solesociety.com

THE PEACHBOX Aztec Ear Cuff Earrings in rose gold,$38; thepeachbox.com

CELEBRATE FALL

Get ready to indulge...

Stella & Dot Odeon pendant Necklace (3 in one), $118; stelladot.com

Tommy Hilfiger Saffiano colorblock turnblock bag, $169.50; usa.tommy.com

White + Warren Cashmere slippers, $135; whiteandwarren.com

Miu Miu Scenique sunglasses, $500; miumiu.com

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PRET A PORTER

Plaid Coat & Chelsea boots MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN

FREED AND FREED p.E.I., $1100; freedandfreed.com

When the chill hits the air in early September, reach for an alternative to the basic black coat. Black and red was a huge trend on the fall runways. Take a cue from DKNY and try a chunky check print coat over a classic white shirt and wide leg pants with either combat style chelsea boots or knee high boots. You’ll love this look all season long!

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DKNY

UGG p.E.I., $1100; ugg.com


Update your CLOSET

THE SLIPDRESS + BOOTIES+ CHOKER

OAK+FORT Dress 3150, $88; oakandfort.ca

pHOTOGRApHy by K&S MEDIA

SHOES Sam Edelman Kent Over The Knee High Heel Boots, $255.26, samedelman.com; NECKLACE Cloverpost Follow Collar Necklace, $163.66, cloverpost.com; T-SHIRT Saint Laurent Cotton-jersey T-shirt, $385, ysl.com; BOMBER Cash reversible BACKPACK Roembroidered silk-satin bomber jacket, $525;B mance Backpack in Leather, $400, tous.com.

CHRISTOPHER KANE FALL 2016

The cool girl dress of the season? The slipdress! This versatile piece can be easily layered over a simple white tee, or throw a cool bomber or parka over top, and finish with a metallic choker. Offset the look with chunky booties or thigh high suede boots.

Fresh off the runway

ALTERNATIVE PIECES/ WEAR WITH...

EDITOR’S pI CK

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Travel

FALL 2016

Sky High

A view of the awe-inspiring Marina bay Sands and Gardens by the bay in Singapore.

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PASSPORT!

WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO SEE AND WHAT TO DO AROuND THE WORLD Gardens By the Bay, Singapore

ALLUDE

Ribbed cashmere and wool-blend cardigan $825

MAISON FRANCIS KURKDJIAN

Grand Soir Eau de parfum, 2.4 oz., $215.00; franciskurkdjian.com

LANVIN

Crystal-Embellished Suede Shoulder bag, black, $2,590; lanvin.com

CAUDALIE

beauty Elixir Jason Wu Limited Edition travel Size, $18; us.caudalie.com

Travel editor, and frequent flyer Kailash Maharaj picks her essential jetsetting go-to’s for a trip to Singapore

T. ANTHONY

4 Wheel International carry on, $695; tanthony.com

TOPSHOP

GUCCI

princetown horsebitdetailed jacquard slippers $615; gucci.com

Floral Embroidered bomber Jacket by Glamorous; topshop.com

CHANTECAILLE

Limited Edition pride Cheek Shade, $40.00; chantecaille.com

ZARA

Midi patent finish skirt, $39.90; zara.com/ca

TATA HARPER

Rebuilding Moisturizer, $105; tataharperskincare.com

TORY BURCH

Trocadero wrap dress, $595; toryburch.com

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also just opened a smoothie bar called Happy Place which has been so much fun to create. We infuse the smoothies with flower essence therapy (this works on emotional and spiritual health) and we give crystals out with every smoothie too. It’s so much fun to create a place where people can get their happy fix! Launching in America has also been such a dream come true, and it’s awesome to see how much health is celebrated there!

Favourite city to travel to, why?

Q A

What is The Happy Cookbook about?

It’s about eating whole foods, pretty easy recipes and about being happy. There are topics about other things that can make you happy, like doing meditation, yoga, and there are even topics like crystals. It’s a very holistic approach to health!

What are some of your favourite projects that you have worked on? Why? I love working on the books, it’s so much fun to create something tangible and I go to every single day of the shoot, even the foodie shots when they don’t need me on set. I fly to Melbourne just so that I can be part of the team and watch the magic of everything coming together! I’ve

Hawaii because there’s something thematic there. I also love Tulum [Mexico] for the same reason, it’s magical.

What is your favourite dish and at which restaurant (worldwide)?

There’s this vegan Mexican place in L.A, called Gracias Madre and it was all amazing but the treat at the end was a chocolate fudge brownie with salted caramel, coconut ice-cream and coconut bacon, all vegan, gluten free and dairy free. It blew me away, so awesome!

LOLA’S TOp 3 TIpS FOR STAyING FIT AND HEALTHy WHILE TRAVELLING 1 EAT yOuR COLOuRS. The more colours (fruits and veggies) the more varied the nutrients are in your diet. 2 up THE WATER. The first sign of dehydration is hunger, we need water for detoxification, skin health, mental health and it even helps our digestive system! 3 DO THINGS JuST FOR yOu. The moment you put yourself first it becomes much easier to look after your health and value your health. Start loving who you are and everything will start to fall into place.

“You’re in charge of your dreams, you are the only person who can make them happen, and you’re the only person who can stop you. It’s all you.” – on the best advice she’s received

CSL’s TOUR GUIDE

Lola Berry

The Melbourne, Australia native who now calls Sydney home is a television nutritionist, author of The Happy Cookbook and owner of the Happy place smoothie bar in Los Angeles

LOLA’S MUST-HAVES 1. Three items always in your luggage? I travel with my orca whale soft toy called “Scout” for good luck and because I love orca whales. I also travel with a crystal called labradorite which is all about making dreams come true, and a mega bottle of water to keep me hydrated, especially on long flights. My luggage brand is American Tourister – I love the bright colours – it’s always easy to spot my suitcase.

3. Most memorable travel moment Swimming with giant greens turtles in the wild in Hawaii. 4. The most played songs on my ipod are… Luck Now by big Scary. Why Not by Jonsi. Welcome Home, Son by Radical Face. 5. When I am not working I am… Happy. 50

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Lola Berry enjoying the beach

COURTESY MAGELLANS; NICEBYDESIGN; CABLEKEEPS; TOM REEVES

2. I can't live without... Music. I used to be a DJ and now when I teach yoga I create a playlist before I plan the yoga poses (asana)!


MELANIE TJEONG (2); COURTESY AMERICAN TOURISTER; UCL GEOLOGY COLLECTIONS; BIG ISLAND VISITORS BUREAU (BIVB) / TYLER SCHMITT

24 HOURS IN

QUITO

Ecuador’s long running tourism campaign, All you Need Is Ecuador, is fitting for the country. you’d think the Galapagos, Andes mountains, Amazon rainforest and coastal beaches would be in several countries, but Ecuador has it all. Its capital city, quito, at over 9,000 feet is a uNESCO World Heritage Site. Here’s what you can do if you have only 24 hours. pHOTOGRApHy AND WORDS bETHANy LOOI

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ANDES APPEAL previous page top row: plaza de la Independencia; llama spring rolls at Casa Gangotena; Calle de la Ronda an historical street in the capital. bottom Row: The lobby of Casa Gangotena; potatoes on display at The plaza de San Francisco Market; works from the preColumbian Art Museum, Casa del Alabado. This page: The plaza de San Francisco.

7:30 AM Time to start the day in Quito! Wake up at Casa Gangotena, formerly a residence to the influential Gangotena family and now one of the most luxurious hotels in Ecuador. You’re waking up in a central location at the corner of Plaza San Francisco and neighbors to the historic San Francisco Church, dating back to the 1500s. 8:00 AM Breakfast at Cedrón Restaurant. Head down to the ground floor of Casa Gangotena’s bright and airy restaurant for either an a la carte or buffet breakfast. 9:00 AM Join a comprehensive history and culture immersion tour with Metropolitan Touring called Live Quito Like a Local. Walk on cobblestone streets and admire colorful buildings in the historic center of Quito with your

guide. Highlights during the tour include a visit to San Francisco Market to see how locals shop for groceries and stopping to ask questions and chat with local hat makers and shopkeepers. 11:00 AM Continue on to Plaza de la Independencia, Quito’s main square – a place where locals gather. Don’t miss taking a picture in front of the Presidential Palace, where the president works. If you’re there on a Monday, you can observe the changing of the guard ceremony with the locals. Patriotic Ecuadorians enjoy singing their national anthem and waving to the President who usually stand with his cabinet members on the balcony of the Presidential Palace. 12:45 PM Time for lunch! Walk back to Casa Gangotena for lunch at Cedrón Restaurant.


MOUNTAIN HIGH From top: Afternoon tea at Casa Gangotena; a sweeping view of quito.

THE DETAILS

Everything on the menu emphasizes local and fresh ingredients. Don’t miss tasting llama spring rolls!

panadas. Also, take this time to head up to the terrace to get a view of evening activity at Plaza San Francisco and sunset.

Casa Gangotena bolivar Oe6-41 y Cuenca, casagangotena.com; (+593 2) 400 8000

2:00 PM For the last leg of living like a local, head over to La Compañía de Jesús church to learn about Jesuit history in Quito and see the church’s beautiful interior where the entire inside is covered in gold leaf. Right after, learn about pre-Columbian history in Quito by visiting Casa del Alabado, a preColumbian art museum.

7:00 PM For dinner, nightlife and souvenirs, head to La Ronda. This is said to be the oldest street in Quito. There are lots of little shops to buy souvenirs including chocolate shop, Chez Tiff Artesanal, where you can see chocolate being made by hand. For dinner, choose from any of the restaurants along the street for local cuisine. After dinner and when it’s dark, take taxi back to Casa Gangotena.

Metropolitan Touring Av. De las palmeras N45-74 y De las Orquídeas, metropolitantouring.com; (+593 2) 298 8312 Casa del Alabado Cuenca N1-41 y bolivar alabado.org; (+593 2) 228 0940 Chez Tiff Artesanal Calle de la Ronda y Venezuela cheztiff.net

4:00 PM It’s been a long day of walking and exploring the city. Relax by the windows overlooking the gardens or at the lobby of Casa Gangotena for afternoon tea. Though afternoon tea isn’t a common occurrence in Ecuador, Casa Gangotena takes this tradition and gives it a little twist. Try pastries with local fruits like uvilla and savories like mini chicken em-

9:00 PM Call it a day or head down to Casa Gangotena’s bar for a drink, including a naturally pink, non-alcoholic agua de frescos made with seven different plants. Enjoy the refreshing drink while reviewing the day spent in Quito. CSL


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City Style and Living Fall 2016  

Food, Fashion, Travel. Apple recipes, look fit and fab, what to pack to Singapore. Plus, 24 hours in Quito, Ecuador.

City Style and Living Fall 2016  

Food, Fashion, Travel. Apple recipes, look fit and fab, what to pack to Singapore. Plus, 24 hours in Quito, Ecuador.

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