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19 NEED IT WANT IT e best products for the season

20-21 IMBIBE Sparkling wine, champagne, rum, whisky and port 22-25 FUSION Global food news

26-27 PANTRY Dressing your holiday entertaining table

28-29 KITCHEN Slow cooking for cold days CSL FASHION

31 HELEN OF TROY Luscious lashes for holiday

32-33 TREASURE TROVE New and affordable beauty products 34 FRAGRANCE NOTES A scent for every mood

35-37 YOUR CLOSET Decoding party dressing

FESTIVE BEAUTY

CSL TRAVEL

45 PASSPORT Travel news from around the globe

46 PRACTICAL TRAVEL Jillian Harris on her favourite travel spots

47 CHECK-IN Two great hotels in Mexico

COVER STORIES

11-15 Gifts Galore CSL’s annual gi guide

38-43 Glittering Fashion 50-51 24 Hours In... Halifax, Nova Scotia

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CSL AROUND THE CITY

10 EVENTS Great things to do in and around Calgary 16 IN SHAPE Staying fit during the holidays

CSL FOOD

18 CULINARY CONVERSATION Small grocers against the big box stores

48-49 REAL LIFE Janet Fischer on travel mishaps

52-55 PHOTOJOURNAL Photographer Jeremy Fokkens in Bangladesh

IN EVERY ISSUE

5 EDITOR’S NOTE 7 BEHIND THE COVER 57 FINAL THOUGHT

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WELCOME FROM THE EDITORS

HOmE

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS: A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa and Murray Silverstein, $71.50; www.oupcanada.com

Sometimes you meet someone and you instantly recognize their taste. So it was at a recent interview with famed Canadian astrologer, Georgia Nicols. She mentioned a book which was helpful to her, A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction by Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa and Murray Silverstein. “[It is] my bible - it's a fabulous book. It's set up like a dictionary. The first part is how to set up towns and cities, but the last half is how to build a home. It's so philosophical and psychological, there is a whole long quote from the Odyssey by Homer where he comes back and the wife tests him. It has a lot of why do we do things,” says Nicols. When we finally read it, A Pattern Language made us think “that’s such a Georgia Nicols book.” It is a lovely book, filled with ideas. An entire pattern is devoted to sleeping to the east so that the body’s natural rhythms are softly awakened. Another pattern is devoted to Children in the City where the authors propose a safe bike path winding through the city past workplaces and shops with open windows so that children can learn from their surroundings. Another pattern explains that young couples should not buy perfect homes, but fixer uppers that mirror the changes in their relationship. More than anything, the book portrays what a home can be – more than a space in which to cook and sleep and play but an interface between ourselves and the world, a sanctuary, a haven. Psychologists say that when our home appears in a dream, the meaning is us. The home is the most personal space we inhabit, and it is often the deepest reflection of ourselves, “the outward counterpart to [one’s] unconscious.” Amongst the plethora of home decor and architecture books, which we love, A Pattern Language distinguishes itself by delving deeper into the psyche of space and the implications of placement and design. Consider – “a lock is a psychological threshold....a place which is virtually impossible to discover – until you have been shown where it is.” This

has shades of C.S. Lewis’ secret closets, and nooks. Still, A Pattern Language is not a treatise on architecture but a meditation on the meaning of space and compliments many Eastern philosophies of design such as feng shui and vastu shastra. We have never been of the opinion that the world can be made better and yet this book shows that perhaps, with a few little tweaks, at least the world could be more beautiful and harmonious. There is a certain feeling that comes over the reader – should all communities build like this, should families take this pattern into account – what a world. It does not feel like a dictum for a dreamy future but an expression of a world that existed not so long ago when people gathered on porches to chat, gazed upon the streets beneath them, feel asleep in a park and tended a fire as a form of contemplation. Though it is a compendium of design, boasting 253 patterns, the authors let the reader decide upon the patterns that appeal to them. We are to take only what makes us feel at home. Should this all sound ethereal, the book has inspired software designers not to mention legions of home decorators, home builders, universities and communities. The cultivation of a home can be a lifelong and worthwhile pursuit. Essentially the book declares that there is enchantment in a home and we can create it. CSL

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At The Winter 2011/12 Cover Shoot BEHIND THE COVER

WHO? I model management’s new face Amanda WHERE? CSL’s Winter photoshoot took place on a chilly fall day at the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre THE mOOD? The stylists took inspiration from the Asian architecture, mixed with sparkle and played with different textures to create a modern, youthful holiday editorial. Here’s to the season!

Crew On set, the team became like a family

Clarins Everlasting powder foundation spf 15 in 105 nude; www.clarins.ca

ON SET ADD SOME GLITZ (right) This paillette dress by Armani Exchange adds requisite glam for the season; (left) Mallory getting model Amanda ready.

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ROCKY SERATE; NARS; CHINESE CULTURAL CENTRE; K&S MEDIA (2); CLARINS



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Calgary is home to the largest stand alone Chinese Cultural Centre and Chinese Library in North America. As a non-profit organization, the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre contains a Chinese library, a cultural museum, a Chinese school, a multi-purpose hall/gymnasium, a traditional Chinese medicine centre, a Chinese art & craft store, and a Chinese restaurant. The Centre is open to the public all year-around. One of the focal points is the roof - twenty-two artists from Beijing spent four months working on the construction, laying down over 32,000 exterior blue ceramic-glazed tiles and painting the decorative details on the ceiling and columns. Custom scaffolding and platforms allowed to the artists to climb to the very top of the ceiling. 197 First Street SW; www.culturalcentre.ca

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mODEL: Amanda, I model management, www.imodelmanagement.ca PHOTOgRAPHER: Rocky Serate, www.phocalpoint.ca HAIR AND mAKEUP: mallory mcgowan, I model management, www.imodelmanagement.ca LOCATION: The Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre COVER: A/X Armani Exchange sequin dress, www.armaniexchange.com THE CSL gREEN TICKER

(le) Nars Lipstick in Joyous Red, limited edition $30; www.narscosmetics.com

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Q: What is your favourite dessert?

AIMÉE WHITE has a deep and abiding love for creating and eating beautiful food. Aimée returned to Canada at the beginning of 2011 – after several years of living, working, and eating abroad – and is thrilled to be home: she now owns an oven for the first time since 2006 and can steal mason jars from her mother’s house on a regular basis. Aimée is chronicling her adventures in her Nova Scotian kitchen in her blog - Food: Je t’Aimée (www.foodjetaimee.blogspot.com) – and trying to find new and creative ways of combining her passions in the city she grew up in. @Food_Je_tAimee on Twitter.

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A: “Cheesecake: my first love! Or a classic apple turnover. Apple turnover cheesecake? Must look into this.”

MALLORY MCGOWAN

JOANNA TZAVARAS is

believes that if you do what you love, creativity and excellence flow naturally through your life. And anyone who has seen her work would be hard pressed to disagree. After graduating from the Richard mar Academy in Victoria BC, she quickly became a nationally recognized hair and make up artist with work featured at Vancouver and Alberta fashion week. Her portfolio includes big name clients like Le Chateau and she has a special love for doing fashion spreads in magazines like City Style and Living. www.mallorymcgowan.com

the owner of Lil Pink Daisy Florals (LPDF), a Calgary based company specializing in modern Style Weddings, Events & Home Interior Floral Design. LPDF offers a fresh and creative take on florals. Your Floral Designs will be stylish, breathtaking and sophisticated. www.lilpinkdaisyflorals.com

P. 26-27

ROCKY SERATE stepped into the world of fashion photography in January 2010. Working initially as a photographer's assistant, he observed, researched, studied and analyzed magazine spreads, and honed his skills on his willing friends. His journey has revealed a clear vision, identity, and style: incorporating the unexpected and the unconventional, pushing established boundaries by challenging the technical. Focusing on movement and emotion, Rocky creates compelling imagery to make viewers connect, and relate his work and his vision of art. phocalpoint.ca P. 38-43

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A: “The best dessert I’ve had was from a little café in Paris - a stunning raspberry tart baked to perfection. It was filled with crème fraîche and topped with just the right amount of raspberries. The best part? It wasn’t too sweet to enjoy with a morning espresso.”

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A: “Short Bread Cookies.”

A: “Leche Flan, a Filipino dessert [similar to crème caramel].”

AIMEE WHITE; MALLORY MCGOWAN; K&SMEDIA(2) ROCKY SERATE; JOANNA TZAVARAS

CONTRIBUTORS


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AROUND THE CITY CITY STYLE AND LIVING

PUCKER UP Bridal Fantasy gears up for another great year.

BRIDAL BLISS AND mORE EVENTS AROUND CALgARY P. 10

10 Events : COURTESY BRIDAL FANTASY

great events in and around Calgary

16 In Shape::

How to stay ďŹ t for the holidays and how to look chic while working out

11-15 Gift Guide 2011:

For everyone on your holiday list

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23 THE RICK HANSEN FOUNDATION is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the man In motion World Tour with a cross-Canada relay (in Calgary on February 26/27), inspiring a new generation to make a difference. Join us in Calgary to honour Rick Hansen’s continued journey with a once-in-alifetime gala of gourmet dining, outstanding entertainment and a special address from Rick himself. Help us ignite the vision for the next 25 years!

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CSL 2011 Gift Guide YOUR HOLIDAYS CAN BE HAPPY, AND BRIgHT. CSL HAS SCOURED THE gLOBE TO BRINg YOU gREAT gIFTS AT EVERY PRICE FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST.

You Love

Your Kitchen

NESCAFE

Krups Dolce Gusto Circolo Single Ser ve Coffee System, $149.99, www.dolce-gusto.ca

KITCHEN AID

Stand Mixer Pro 500 Series, $499.99; www.kitchenaid.ca

TRUDEAU

e Mini Duo Manual Mill , $19.99; www.trudeaucorp.com

BODUM

Chambord Milk Frother, $29.95; www.bodum.com

COURTESY KITCHENAID; LENOX; TRUDEAU; SABATIER; LAND AND SEA; BODUM; NESCAFE

Can double as a sleek centrepiece!

DONNA KARAN LENOX

KAY DEE DESIGN AT LAND AND SEA

Hand Car ve d Wood Smooth Conical Bowl, for additional information please contact William Ashley or e Bay, www.lenox.com

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SABATIER

Square Cast Iron Grill Pan in Re d, $49.99

Apron, $23.95- $26.95; www.landandseagis.com

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Put only seasoned hardwood in your fireplace. Use solar powered or LED patio lights. Instead of cut flowers give a potted flower.

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MOLLA SPACE

Bling Sliding Card Case; www.mollaspace.com

You Love

Crysta l Gloss Makeup Jewel, www.swarovskibeauty.com

MAC COSMETICS

LLADRO

Power Mandala , $195; www.lladro.com

KATE SPADE

Dazzlesphere Mini Gloss Kit Ornament, $38.50; www.maccosmetics.com

Grace Avenue Vanity Box, $65 USD, www.katespade.com,

www.lenox.com

SpruceUpYour HOME OFFICE When you are on the go! LAMPE BERGER

FELLOWES

EasyScent Car, $49.99; en.lampeberger.ca

THE CSL gREEN TICKER

Shredder DS-1200Cs, $164.99; www.fellowes.com/ca

Choose pillows stuffed with bafflo, buckwheat husks, natural rubber, or organic wool.

44 WIDE

Camera To Canvas Printing , $120, www.44wide.com

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Metallic Tones

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You Adore

The Very Good Life

PURE HANDKNIT

Large Brim Hat, $25, www.pureandco.com

WONDERBRA

Wire-fre e Gel Push-up Bra , $39, wonderbra.com

PANDORA

Purple Bra ided Leather Bracelet, $55; www.pandora.net/en-ca

LULULEMON

Destiny Duffle, $128; www.lululemon.com

COURTESY PANDORA; PURE HANDKNIT; WONDERBRA; TANDA; JO MALONE; LULULEMON; GREEN AND BLACKS; PHILOSOPHY

TANDA

Luxe, $195; www.tanda.com

PHILOSOPHY

Hope In A Jar Ornament, $20; www.philosophy.com

co rk, bambo o, r ec lai med woo d or natural lin ol eu m.

Fun games to spark conversation inside!

JO MALONE

Christmas Cologne Collection , $110; www.jomalone.com

GREEN AND BLACK’S

Conversation and Tasting Collections, www.greenandblacks.com

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BRINCA DADA

BADGER BALM

Edward House dollhouse, $349; www.brincadada.com

You Cherish

The Little Ones

BADGER BALM

RUBIK’S

Chamomile & Ca lendula Baby Soap, $6.50; www.badgerbalm.com

Rubik’s Race, $19.99; www.rubiks.com

You Love The OUTDOORS

MARK’S

Denver Hayes Chenille Shawl Collar Card igan , $19.99; www.marks.com

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Sure to remain a movie classic!

GREYSTONE BOOKS e Armchair Book of Gardens, $35; www.dmpibooks.com

WARNER HOME VIDEO

Harry Potter: e Complete 8-Film Collection, Blu-Ray, $139.99, DVD, $98.99; www.warnerbroscanada.com

NATURE CONSERVANCY

Gis of Canadian Nature program, $40 donation; www.gisofnature.ca

ROCKY MOUNTAIN SOAP COMPANY Vanilla Candy Cane Bath Salt, $4.99; www.rockymountainsoap.com

COURTESY BADGER BALM(2) ; BRINCA DADA; WARNER HOME VIDEO; MARK’S; GREYSTONE BOOKS; NATURE CONSERVANCY; ROCKY MOUNTAIN SOAP COMPANY

Nig ht Night Balm, $10; www.badgerbalm.com


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You Stand

By Your Man SAMSUNG

Smarttv, www.samsung.com/ca

Use Skype and open presents with Grandma looking on this Holiday season

APPLETON ESTATE JAMAICA RUM 21 Year Old; www.appletonestate.com

JOHN VARVATOS

Comes with an inner insert pocket!

Artisan Holiday Set, $100; www.johnvarvatos.com

MOLLA SPACE

COURTESY SAMSUNG; APPLETON ESTATES; JOHN VARVATOS; MOLLASPACE; B3, NETFLI X

Envelope Bag; www.mollaspace.com

NETFLIX

Subscription from one month to one year, $7.99-$95.88 www.netflix.ca

B3

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IN SHAPE

Restful Yoga EASE THE STRESS

LOOKINg gOOD

Stay active in stylish gear ďŹ t for the holidays and all year round

OF THE HOLIDAYS WITH gENTLE ANCIENT POSES Holidays have you stressed? Why not begin each day with techniques from Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times by Iyengar yoga teacher P.T. Judith Hanson Lasater Ph.D. The section on specific issues includes jet lag a common concern during this time of year. A whole chapter is devoted to women who often bear the brunt of Holiday stress. With poses designed to restore and relax the body and mind, the book is the next best thing to a spa retreat. ($23.95. www.amazon.ca; rodmellpress.com)

LULULEMON Scoop Tank $52, www.lululemon.com

PAIRING FOOD WITH EXERCISE Pairing the right food with your workout will increase endurance, energy and strength according to a summary of nutrition research by experts from the Ontario Kinesiology Association

Cardio workouts are intended to burn calories and build endurance. They are generally less intense, over longer time periods. Cardio workouts include jogging, aerobics, swimming and cycling.

Carb snack pairing: bananas, raisins, sprouted buckwheat, whole grain cereal bars, fruit, dairy/non dairy drink-based smoothies, gel or liquid based energy drinks are designed for pre or post workout fueling.

Strength training is intended to build muscle and endurance. Workouts are usually more intense at shorter time intervals.

Strength training pre-workout snack pairing: energy bars, half a turkey sandwich, hard boiled eggs and apple, fruit and yogurt. Post workout snack pairing: 45 g of cheese and whole wheat crackers, Trail Mix, peanut or almond butter sandwich and egg whites on toast.

To Maximize Your Workout

Eat within one hour before and after working out. Exercising before a body has time to digest can lead to low body sugar, weakness or nausea Eat food rich with carbohydrates (100-200 calories) to reduce the risk of low sugar levels. Avoid food high in fat or protein, which slow down digestion.

Eat within one hour before and after working out. Eat food rich with simple carbs and protein (200-250 calories) – 6 g of protein before and 10-20 g after the workout

Hydration, fuel and especially carb intake, are important for both cardio and endurance. Before beginning a new exercise regime, consult your doctor and a Certified Kinesiologist to design a program that is right for you.

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LULULEMON Scuba Hoodie, $108; www.lululemon.com

ROCKPORT Cycle motion Wingti p Bungie, $59.99-$80; www.rockport.c om

COURTESY LULULEMON (2); ROCKPORT; RODMELL PRESS

The Food

The Exercise


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WINTER 2011/12

FOOD

CITY STYLE AND LIVING

THE TASTE OF FRAGRANCE

HÉLÈNE DARROZE CREATES FOUR RECIPES INSPIRED BY THIERRY mUgLER FRAgRANCES. P. 25

18 Culinary Conversation::

Do small, local grocers stand a chance against big retail chains? Dave Rackham finds out. COURTESY HELENE DARROZE

19 Need It Want It:

The best new products of the season.

20-21 Imbibe:

Port, Champagne, sparkling wine, rum and whisky.

22-25 Fusion:

Trace your fish from sea to supermarket, game day snacks, plus restaurant makeovers.

26-27 Pantry:

Dress your table with inspired ideas and colours.

28-29 Kitchen:

Slow cooking meals to warm you even on cold days.

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CULINARY CONVERSATION

DAVID & GOLIATH HELPFUL LIVING

Big retail chains have advantages but as Dave Rackham, author of Walk an Aisle in my Shoes, explains small grocers have benefits that you should not overlook.

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HE WORLD LOVES Here are a few of the benefits you can exthe underdog. Underdogs pect from a properly run independent operaget our hearts pounding tion: and our emotions gushing • They may not be cheaper than the big to the point of over flow- guys but should not be way off base either. ing. The little engine that When you look closely you might be pleascould, Rocky (only the first antly surprised. one), Team Canada in any • You should be served by an individual sport, and newly born sea turtles running the who understands the importance of a cusgauntlet of gulls in tomer. their quest to “Underdogs don’t remind us of • Your problems reach the ocean, our limitations, but open our are solved by common are all examples of minds to the possibilities...at’s sense not company polthe underdog tak- the attraction, if they can do it, icy. Any issues should ing on the then maybe we can do it. ” be handled by the first favourites. Not alperson you come in ways victorious, contact with. Most they have us belikely it will be the lieving that anything is possible. That’s the owner. attraction, if they can do it, then maybe we • Very often if they don’t have the item you can do it. They don’t remind us of our limita- are looking for they know how to get it. After tions, but open our minds to the possibilities. all you are most likely talking to the order So what has this got to do with you and writer too! me? Everyday we get a chance to participate • The smaller operators often carry unique in a David and Goliath scenario. It’s where items the larger guy can’t be bothered with. you choose to shop. It’s the mega store versus • You will be recognized for your support. the corner store, the independent operator That’s the nature of small business, you look versus the multinationals. Now I am not say- after them and they will look after you. ing to stop shopping the big guys. Heaven • The profit the business makes usually help me if this article brings Wal-mart to their benefits the community that generated it. knees. I just want you to experience a busiI hope you see this article not as a sell job ness that has an owner/operator running it. I for small business but as an opportunity to get will also give some points to look for in a more value out of your shopping experience properly run establishment. I don’t want you so both you and small business win. Wouldto shop at a place just because it’s small. I n’t it be something if you were responsible for want you to understand the advantages that “the shop heard around the world.”CSL an owner/operator can give you.

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COURTESY DAVE RACKHAM;

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NEED IT WANT IT

GREAT NEW PRODUCTS

Some Kind of Wonderful Chocolate covered toffee, exotic tea, a comforting cookbook, wine charms and flavourful edible pearls.

BY mARC DUNCAN Clockwise from top left, for availability see resource guide

1. OUR IRISH GRANNIES’ RECIPES gathered from recipes submitted on a website, the book feels hearty and comforting with recipes like: A traditional Dublin Coddle; Nanny’s Simple Potato cakes; and granny Reilly’s Swiss Roll. The book is divided into sections (snacks and miscellany, soups and starters, mains and dinners; breads, cakes, desserts and biscuits) and most recipes contain only a handful of ingredients easily sourced from a supermarket. Several recipes end with a note from the chef—anecdotes, stories and background that personalize the recipes. The only thing missing is pictures. (Edited by Eoin Purcell, $14.99, Sourcebooks, www.sourcebooks.com, amazon.ca) 2. CHRISTINE LE TENNIER PERLES DE SAVEURS Into the newest molecular gastronomy craze but can’t afford the complicated equipment and ingredients? These jelly spheres make it simple. With a liquid interior that dissolves in the mouth, the pearls come in a variety of flavours including yuzu, mango and truffle (pictured here rose scintillant and balsamic vinegar). Best suited as a topping for hors d’oeuvres or dessert – they are a delightful way to play rockstar molecular chef. (90g, $19.95; www.epicureal.com )

3. COCOMIRA These all natural and gluten free buttercrunch toffee make a wonderful hostess gift, stocking stuffer or Valentine’s Day present. We loved that they tasted homemade – a nod to founder Anna Janes years making chocolates for family and friends. With six products on offer including hazelnut crunch, dark chocolate crunch, mocha latte crunch (the only one without nuts), pistachio crunch, maple crunch and espresso crunch Cocomira’s range balances the flavours of roasted nuts, toffee and Belgian chocolate. Best of all they are not too sweet. This is not just another excuse for chocolate but a well-rounded treat. (From $3.50 for 35g; www.cocomira.com )

4. TRUDEAU DUO TONE WINE CHARMS Ever go to a party and lose track of your stemware? Trudeau has a solution with these whimsical floral inspired silicone wine charms. The set of 12 comes in assorted colours and designs that adjust to any stemware. Now you’ll know for sure you’re drinking viognier not chardonnay. ($9.99, www.trudeau.ca)

JAMES S. SINCLAIR

5. CLIPPER TEA: ORGANIC DETOX INFUSION After all that holiday partying, rich food and indulgence you may feel like a little detox. Why not simply brew a cup of tea? made with organically grown and healing plants including liquorice, nettle and hibiscus, the tea turns a deep shade of red when immersed in water. ($5.40, www.epicureal.com) citystyleandliving.com | WINTER 2011/12 | 19


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WINE & SPIRITS

Global Spirits News

WHAT’S NEW AND gREAT IN THE WORLD OF WINE AND SPIRITS

A TOAST FOR NEW YEARS: 2 CHAmPAgNES THAT EXCEL

Bring in 2012 with two classics that are sure to please your guests.

Buy now for its brilliant gold colour and notes of frangipane, grilled almonds, and mild tobacco, followed by notes of juicy ripe fruits—pear, candied citrus and stonefruits (mirabelle plum, nectarine, white peach). Or save it until the year the world is supposed to end. Aged for seven years in the cellars (a first since the 1930s), moët and Chandon grand Vintage 2002 has light dosage. Pair with classics such as foie gras, pâté and caviar. Don’t forget to toast 2012 - its ten year anniversary.

“Now what a great Pol Roger champagne [P NV Cuvee de Reserve Brut] is! Beautiful nose and splendid layers of a cornucopia of flavors from flowers and honey to deeper yeasty malt, and nuts. It continues to a nice progressive finish. Due to its structure you may pair it with the standard array of holiday appetizers and foods that include brie, mild cheddar, gouda, stuffed mushrooms, poultry and desserts ( Strawberries !). Can't go wrong with the champagne that William and Kate choose as their Royal Wedding wine.”

www.moet.com

- KEN FRASER (BACCHUS) www.polroger.com

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Canadian Made!

“is is a premium VQA product made in the méthode champenoise, so a lot goes into each bottle.. I love the ripe Okanagan uit, with the crisp acidity.” - NICOLE mASON (VINCOR)

SUmAC RIDgE Steller’s Jay Brut; www.sumacridge.com

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FUND-FRIENDLY SPARKLING WINE BUYS Toast the town with one (or all) of these fine and affordable sparklers for the season.

“[is] is a wine very near and dear to my heart. Pongracz is the highest award winning sparkling wine out of South Aica made in the same method as Champagne but is one third of the price in most markets. In international competition it has beaten out many of the world best known sparkling wines in overall quality.” - TODD mCDONALD (PmA CANADA)

PONgRACZ NVPongraczSparkling Chardonnay/PinotNoir; www.pongracz.co.za

is Cava is elegant, with a floral, spicy and nutty bouquet. Great for pairing with holiday desserts containing chocolate. A great celebration sparkling wine. “Best-valued sparkling available. e number one selling in Spain and the 2010 winner of the Impact, Hot Brand Award.” - DEE-JAY gARRISON (CHRISTOPHER STEWART WINE & SPIRITS INC.)

TIP: HOW TO OPEN A BOTTLE OF SPARKLING WINE

CRISTALINO CavaBrut;

1. When ready to open, remove the foil and loosen and remove the wire cage around the cork. Hold the cork firmly. 2. Tilt the bottle at a 45 degree angle and, while still holding the cork, gently twist the bottle. 3. Ease the cork out by twisting the bottle until you hear a soft "sigh.”

COURTESY MOET AND CHANDON; SUMAC RIDGE; POL ROGER; PONCRACZ; CRISTALINO

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PORT ‘O CALL

IMBIBE

Long thought of as a dessert, or after dinner wine, Port is getting a long awaited makeover. marketing and communication executive at The Port and Douro Wine Institute, Louisa Fry comes to Calgary for an informative look at what makes wines from this Portuguese region so unique and the three ways to show your support. Plus, three different port styles for you to try. “We don’t want the consumer to be in1 timidated by the different styles of Port. Real

“Look out for the seal of guarantee, on the 2 Porto or Douro wine label. If you see the seal

Port comes from the Douro valley region of northern Portugal. There’s white, ruby and tawny. Now there are developments such as rose port. Port is renewing itself.”

of guarantee on a bottle then you know it is genuine Port.”

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“Discover Port, discover Douro and enjoy. Each Port has its moment and they’re all very versatile; they can even accompany a meal if you’re adventurous enough.” www.ivdp.pt

PORT PERFECTION: 3 STYLES OF PORT TO TRY

“Be adventurous with Port, it’s such a versatile wine, there’s so much you can do with it- even adding it to a cocktail. ere are lots of moments during your week when you can have a lovely glass of port on its own or with food, alone or with iends. It’s a wonderful feel good product.” - LOUISA FRY NEW TO PORT? Try this with a splash of prosecco or sparkling wine for a cocktail!

QUINTA DE LA ROSA Late bottle vintage A drier port with soft wood notes and bold rich colour.

www.quintadelarosa.com

WARRE’S OTIMA 20 YR OLD Tawny Soft plum, spice and toffee notes with medium body.

www.warre.com

mOUNT gAY 1703

CROFT PINK Rose Technically a ruby. Blush colour and lighter in style.

www.croftpink.com

Pssst!

Look for this label, a mark of authentic Port and Douro wines

International Brand Ambassador and mixologist at mount gay Distilleries, Chesterfield Browne visits Calgary and speaks with CSL about the rum that invented rum.

COURTESY MOUNT GAY, K&S MEDIA; PROOF; QUITA DE LA ROSA; CROFT; WARRES;

mountgayAmbassador, ChesterfieldBrowne

Except for the Caribbean, rum has been given a bad name worldwide, mainly due to the lack of quality products on the market. is, coupled with the cloyingly sweet fruity drinks served up at more than a few all inclusive resorts and university parties (where many were first introduced to rum) has given the spirit a negative reputation. “In the Caribbean, we don’t order a cocktail with rum in it. We would go to a rum shop,” Browne offers, adding that rum is ready for a revival. For those in the know, rum, like other fine spirits can be complex, imparting caramel, tropical fruit and even leather notes when treated with proper care. Such elegance can be found in Mount Gay’s 1703, made on the island of Barbados. e oval bottle, with the embossed MG seal lets you know this is rum to be sipped slowly, a special occasion spirit not to be bruised by saccharine sweet soda or fruit juice. Made from a blend of rums ranging in age from 10-30 years, master blender Allen Smith has produced a stand out spirit. e mahogany amber colour gives way to an aromatic nose: spice, caramel, banana and leather notes round out the complex notes. And the taste? Somewhere between milk chocolate, peppery spice and toffee with a long charred oak finish and subtle sweetness. Suitable for any bar collection, aer a few sips, you will never return to another overloaded sweet cocktail again. No wonder Mount Gay refers to the 1703 as ‘the superlative of rum.” www.mountgayrum.com

A Canadian company comes to the market offering whisky, rum and vodka.

THE URBAN In a cocktail shaker filled with ice add 1 ½ Proof Whisky. oz. P 1 tsp. of fresh lemon juice and 4 oz. Ceres pear juice. Shake and pour into a glass filled with ice.

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Global Food News

WHAT’S NEW AND gREAT IN THE WORLD OF FOOD

Rush Restaurant & Napa Valley Vintners Dinner Executive Chef David Bohati creates a delightful, colourful meal to pair with Napa Valley wines.

A FISH TALE

Knowing where your food comes from just got a lot easier. Sobeys has introduced a traceability system to track seafood from ocean to plate. “Sobeys Inc. is proud to be the first Canadian grocery retailer to offer an innovative and comprehensive seafood traceability system that focuses on more sustainable sources and allows customers to verify the authenticity and quality of their seafood purchases,” says David Smith, Vice President, Retail Strategy and Sustainability. How does it work? Simply find the unique code on the package and input on www.compliments.ca/madewithcare or use the QR code to scan using a smartphone. Through a partnership with Ecotrust Canada’s Thisfish™, customers can trace a variety of Sensations by Compliments seafood back to the fisherman who caught it, the boat it was caught from, the fishing area where the catch took place and the fishing method used. Best of all, the sweet, flaky fish is beautiful for serving during holiday season and beyond. www.sobeys.com — S.M.

CHILLED LOBSTER SALAD

W i ne P ai r i ng miner Valley Winery 2009 White Blend “La Diligence”, Napa Valley

CARBON NEUTRAL ICEBERg AHEAD Icelandic glacial was named Best Water of 2007. 500 ml, $1.69 www.icelandicglacial.com

SCORE ON GAME DAY

MORTADELLA AGNOLOTTI

Wi n e Pai r i n g Cain Vineyard and Winery 2007 Red Blend “Cain Five”, Spring mountain District

Pick up some tasty snacks and meals from m&m meat Shops for game day or Holiday entertaining. jumbo-sized chicken wings marinated and glaze-coated in a spicy Buffalo sauce with a hint of blue cheese are a great snack. Skip the dip and save yourself the hassle of washing the dip bowl.

Fig & Brie Phyllo Cups ► Ready-to-bake phyllo cups filled with a creamy brie and cream cheese filling and topped with a gourmet fig jam. Serve as hors d'oeuvre at your next cocktail party. Potato Crusted Cod ► A whole piece of solid, Atlantic cod, top-crusted with shredded potato that is studded with cheddar cheese and flecked with chives is a main dish that guests will rave about. www.mmmeatshops.com —K.M.

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DUCK & FOIE GRAS TERRINE

Wi n e Pai r i n g Cain Vineyard and Winery 2007 Red Blend “Cain Concept the Benchland”, Napa Valley and Larking Wines 2008 Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley

www.rushrestaurant.com www.napavintners.com

K&S MEDIA; COURTESY ICELANDIC GLACIAL; SOBEYS INC

Buffalo Blue Cheese Chicken Wings ► Fully-cooked,


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THE GROVE

FUSION

LUCKY DRAgON Tai Pan serves an array of Peking style dishes

A former basketball player draws on his Turkish roots to produce flavourful olive oil adored by chefs

SERVINg UP A NEW LOCATION Tai Pan Peking Cuisine opens second location in south Calgary Dozens of congratulatory floral arrangements lined the entrance and two enormous roasted pigs greeted guests to Tai Pan’s opening of a second location in South Calgary (#100 9737 Macleod Trail SW). Traditional dragon dancers inaugurated the restaurant weaving their way throughout the crowd, which was packed with hundreds of supporters of Chef and co-owner Peter Luu. The buffet style dinner featured dozens of dishes

including shrimp wontons, dim sum, stir fried vegetables, sweet and sour soup, and desserts. While the restaurant is known for its peking duck and lobster fried rice, dim sum, a daily buffet and take out menu are also available. The large second floor restaurant is spacious with large windows and with an open kitchen you can catch a peek of your steamed pork buns right in front of your eyes. — S.M.

THE PRODUCER A former basketball player, Mustafa Cetin, began making olive oil, while injured. It reminded him of picking olives in Umurbey, Turkey as a child and of his father’s olive oil factory. When chefs began raving about the depth of flavour of his olive oil, Nefiss Lezizz was born. “Bringing the first container was very difficult, but it was worth the journey when I held that first bottle in my hand. I felt great satisfaction because I did everything myself. I started this business because I wanted my children not to forget their heritage. I wanted to bring the true taste of the Mediterranean to my home in North America.”

THE OLIVES

The Top Three contestants of Top Chef

From picking, pressing, and packaging, to shipping, importing and finally distributing, Cetin along with business partner Spencer Barber do everything themselves. Nefiss Lezizz olive oil is made from Gemlik olives giving the oil a buttery, smooth and almost sweet taste. “e way I love my olive oil is straight from the bottle with oregano, maras pepper, some good salt and fresh bread. On the side good creamy feta cheese and sweet tomatoes,” says Cetin.

TOP CHEF CANADA TOP THREE Canada are joined by John Jackson of Charcut

COURTESY NEFISS LEZISS(3); K&S MEDIA

The Vis a In f in i t e D in i n g Se r ies Th r e e C h ef s , Th r e e C i ty Tou r drew a lively crowd of guests in Calgary at Charcut. “Now that the battles are over, it’s exciting to be able to work with, instead of against, my former competitors”, said Top Chef Canada winner, Dale macKay. macKay along with Rob Rossi and Connie DeSousa collaborated on the evening’s six course menu. It was great to see the chefs interacting with diners, signing autographs for young fans and chatting with the crowd. www.visa.ca —S.m.

THE PRODUCTS

Chef Rossi’s scallop crudo with arugula puree.

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FUSION

UNDER THE SEA (above) roasted Atlantic lobster with lemon hollandaise; (below) Dungeness crab cake with BC apple relish.

COCKTAIL HOUR (left) The rich and cozy Confederation Lounge; (right) Venison tartare.

ON THIS HARVEST ROOM RE-OPENINg

CATCHING UP

RE-OPENINg

Iceberg ahead. Well, not quite, but after a large icicle bore a hole in the Fairmont macdonald restaurant’s roof, the grandeur of the room has been fully restored, after nine months of renovations. The new Harvest Room lets in an immense amount of natural light. Classic and inviting with views of the North Saskatchewan River Valley, Exec ut ive Ch ef An drew Ih asz’s food shines with an emphasis on local produce. Best of all, the restaurant accommodates diners with food allergies and those with dietary restrictions. Try the chicken and cognac parfait with toasted brioche to begin, and end with Pas tr y Ch ef m ar tin m cC oy’s delice of chocolate. CSL also loves the lush warmth of the quaint hotel – stately and cozy. www.fairmont.com/macdonald

Two restaurants comprise the newly renovated Catch (reopened in Fall 2011) – a casual oyster bar on the lower level, and upstairs a dining room with an urban vibe – a mixture of historic sandstone walls and rustic, modern décor. Diners adhering to a sustainable seafood diet will be happy to see that the menu features Nova Scotia lobster, and British Columbia Dungeness crab. Catch’s Executive Chef Kyle Groves treats ingredients simply, with straightforward flavours punctuated with west coast-Asian influences on occasion (sweet and sour crab broth, beef tataki). Technophiles will like the wine list via iPad focusing on small production boutique wineries. www.catchrestaurant.ca

CSL asked...

“Robert Redford. I love him. I think that every woman has a fantasy of sitting in a chair and having her hair shampooed by him. We would toast with Selosse Champagne.” — CATHY SImPSON of

If you were to meet your favourite Hollywood star, what would you toast them with? At the Willow Park Wines & Spirits 18th Charity Wine Auction

"Sandra Bullock. I just love her. We would toast with Charles de Cazanove rosé.” — PEggY PERRY of Willowpark Wines and Spirits

Simpson and Associates

of Willowpark Wines and Spirits

“James Bond Roger moore. We would toast with Dom Pérignon champagne.” — WAYNE HENUSET owner, Willowpark Wines and Spirits

“Nicole Kidman, I like them tall. We would toast with Terralsole Brunello di montalcino."— m A R IO B O L L A g of Terralsole

“Julia Roberts. I love her. We would toast with Dom Pérignon." — LIZ HENUSET

K&S MEDIA

“gregory Peck. He was such a suave guy, I like the old world. We would drink a 1946 macallan.”— DAVE mICHIELS


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Sautéed John Dory fillets (based on mugler’s Amen fragrance). Bottom left: Chef Hélène Darroze.

“I agree with Mr. Mugler that the nose and mouth are inseparable and can be compatible in both cooking and perfumery. Similar to a favourite dish, you know instantly when you smell a agrance whether or not you like it. I sincerely believe that a agrance is love at first smell. It is rather magical...” - CHEF HÉLÈNE DARROZE

FOOD AND SCENT

EAT WITH YOUR SCENTS

Come To Your Senses: Thierry Mugler

2 per fume makers that have been inspired by the fusion of fragrance and food.

AFTELIER PERFUMES (Left) Aftelier’s Cacao perfume mini, $45 (2ml). A collection of ‘chef’s essences’ based on her book, Aroma, are also available.

Chef Hélène Darroze teams up with Thierry mugler fragrances for a complex dinner that is a feast for the eyes, nose and mouth.

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COURTESY HELENE DARROZE; CLARINS FRAGRANCE GROUP; JO MALONE; AFTELIER

OLFACTORY OVERLOAD

(above) Alien, mugler metamorphoses collection, limited edition, Eau de Parfum and couture necklace, $135; Angel, mugler metamorphoses collection, Limited edition Eau de Parum, $134.

THE CSL gREEN TICKER

N TRUE MUGLERIAN FASHION, DESIGN INNOVATOR Thierry Mugler came up with the ingenious idea to combine the journey of his gourmand fragrance collection with the haute cuisine of Michelin starred Chef Helene Darroze, creating the ultimate gastronomic-olfactory experience, “The taste of fragrance.” Mugler, known for inventing a new olfactory family of “oriental – gourmand” notes, used in his perfume Angel in 1992, followed up with Womanity in 2010. The ‘sweet-savoury’ fragrance with fig and caviar was produced through molecular extraction. Inspired by the parallel between haute cuisine and haute perfumery the Taste of Fragrance four course menu was served in Paris to an exclusive crowd. Touchstone notes or “taste enhancers” from each perfume were chosen by olfactory artistic director, Pierre Aulas and these were transformed into dishes by Chef Helene Darroze who created an entire ‘Mugleriean” meal, based on the four Mugler fragrances, a process that took six months to perfect. So what did they eat? Fragrance: Angel, “More gourmand than gourmand.” Dish: Sautéed duck breast in a pink praline crust, beets, turnips and raspberries, beet and citrus sauce and Intense Mexican mole sauce. Fragrance: Womanity, “Woody- sweet-savory.” Dish: Sea bream tartare, hazelnuts and grapefruit zest, cocoa bean mousseline, caviar de France and fig chutney juice. Fragrance: A Men, “Oriental-woody-vigorous.” Dish: Sautéed John Dory fillets, celeriac puree/ cinnamon/nutmeg, cranberries, oil infused with Tahitian vanilla, strong coffee sauce. Piquillo and espelette pepper condiment. Fragrance: Alien, “Amber- woody floral.” Dish: Tonka bean ice cream, ‘Clafoutis’ cookie, half-candied pink grapefruit and salted butter caramel.

Founder of Aelier, Mandy Ael is natural perfumer, founder of the Natural Perfumers Guild and author of three books, including Aroma, (2004), a collaboration with Chef Daniel Patterson focusing on the link between food and fragrance. In 2010, Ael hosted an evening of top chefs in New York. e seven course meal was experimental, and explored new flavor combinations, showing the connection between what we smell and what we taste (think cucumber/melon salad served on a plate scented with mint essence). www.aelier.com

JO MALONE LONDON

(Left) Jo malone Customized fragrance collection. Born in Kent, otherwise known as the garden of England, Jo Malone used to make her own scents as a child, combining Camay soap and flowers. Malone became a florist, and launched her business with her husband and by 1994 she opened her first store in London. Her philosophy encourages customers to experiment. Each of her original fragrances were designed to be worn alone or layered on the skin. How could you go wrong with combinations like vanilla anise, blue agave cacao and English pear and freesia? www.jomalone.com

Recy cle your old BBq grill as scrap metal after removing the propane tank.

/ Recycle your used small appliances. ›

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Holiday

Planning a winter party, but tired of the obvious red and green? Try a sparkling tablescape with winter blues, touches of silver and hints of warm pink tones, accented with orals and a signature cake. Keep all the settings in the same tones for a harmonious but elegant party vibe. THE CSL gREEN TICKER

Switch to stain less steel, cast iron , glass or c opper c ookw are.

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/Opt for wines with corks. / Always cover pots when

JAMES S SINCLAIR

Entertaining Guide


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PANTRY “My inspiration was a Winter Wonderland based on the color palette that was used, as well as living in the Mission area in the snowy-winter time. I used White Hydrangeas, Vendella Roses, Casa Blanca Lilies, White Lisianthus and Silver Tinted Greenery” - JOANNA TZAVARAS (Lil Pink Daisy florals)

www.lilpinkdaisyflorals.com

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SLATING & CO. Marshmallow peppermint and Winter wonderland candles, $22.50 each; www.bathandbodyworks.com

P OMMERY POP Perfect single servings for a holiday party, with ripe pear and strawberry, a honey finish and creamy vanilla. Cheers to these cute minis; www.pommery.

2.

LENOx Holiday Gatherings cake server, $20 (US); www.lenox.com

5.

“I created a stylized Magnolia flower (symbolizing magnificence) out of Pastillage and Royal Icing dusted with pearlescent luster dust. e overall look and feel of this cake is of dreaminess and enchantment.”

FARROW AND BALL Silvergate BP804, $265 per 10m roll; www.farrow-ball.com

- KIRA DESmOND (Sweet Provocateur)

www.sweetprovocateur.com COURTESY LENOX ; LESLEY STOWE; MIKASA; POMMERY; BATH AND BODY WORKS; K&S MEDIA (3)

3.

4.

MARCHESA BY LENOx Spring lark 5 piece place setting, $180 (US); www.lenox.com

MIKASA Cameo Platinum Flute Glasses, $58; www.mikasa.com

COCKTAIL HOUR

BLUE CHEESE AND CARAMELIZED ONION DIP MAKES 2 CUPS

This dip pairs well with Lesley Stowe’s cranberry hazelnut or rosemary raisin raincoast crisps.

½ medium onion, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil ¼ cup (65 ml) mayonnaise ¾ cup (195 ml) sour cream 3 oz blue cheese (Roquefort, Danish blue or Stilton) 6 oz cream cheese 4 teaspoons (20 ml) fresh lemon juice

cooking.

make Ahead Crowd-Pleaser Sea salt and freshly ground pepper

► Heat the olive oil in a small sauté pan on medium-low. Add onion, cover and cook until deep golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes. Cool. ► Whisk together mayonnaise and sour cream in a medium bowl. Add the blue cheese and cream cheese and mash with a rubber spatula until smooth. Stir in the caramelized onion. Season to taste with salt and pepper. ► Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe by Lesley Stowe Fine Foods Ltd. lesleystowe.com

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Try these spices with your Holiday turkey this year. Recipe, opposite page.

FROM MY KITCHEN TO YOURS

Slow Cooking Extract the most avour from your dishes with these slow cooking meals. Best of all, they make great leftovers. PHOTOgRAPHY AND RECIPES BY CYNTHIA NELSON WWW.TASTESLIKEHOmE.ORg 28 | WINTER 2011/12 | citystyleandliving.com


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KITCHEN

The stuffed cabbage rolls before and after steaming.

BRAISED-STEWED TURKEY SERVES 4-6

1 (10-lb, 4.5 kg) turkey, cut into large pieces, pat dry Salt and pepper to taste 2–3tablespoons (30-45 ml) oil plus extra 2 cups (500 ml) diced carrots 2 cups (500 ml) diced onions Minced hot pepper to taste 2 tablespoons (30ml) tomato paste 8 whole allspice berries 4 whole cloves 1 (3-inch, 7.6 cm) whole cinnamon stick 1 bundle fresh thyme tied together Water ½ cup (125 ml) sliced green onions or parsley (optional)

► Season turkey with salt and pepper to ►

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taste. Add oil to large pot and place on high heat. When oil is hot (not smoking), brown the turkey meat on both sides, working in batches. The meat will not be fully cooked at this stage, this is okay, the purpose here is to give some colour to the meat. Set aside when all the meat is browned. Add 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of oil to the pot, if there is less than that amount remaining after browning the turkey. Add the carrots, onion and hot pepper to the pot and let sauté. Season with salt and pepper and let sauté and sweat until the onions are translucent. Move the onions and carrots to the side of the pot and add the tomato paste. Using the back of your cooking spoon/spatula spread the tomato paste so that it can toast and get darker in colour. This will take about 2 – 3 minutes. When the tomato paste reaches this stage, mix the onions and carrots along with the tomato paste and let cook together for 1 minute. Add all the meat of the turkey except the breast pieces, to the pot, and toss to mix. Cover the remaining chicken breast pieces with foil and set aside. Any drippings from the turkey resting

► Add the whole spices and let cook for 3 – should be added to the pot as well.

4 minutes or until any liquid present has evaporated. ► Toss in the bundle of thyme and add enough water to the pot that comes up about 1 inch (2.54 cm) shy of covering the meat. Use your spoon or spatula to gently scrape the bottom of the pot to loosen any bit stuck there. Cover the pot, bring to a boil and then reduce to low and let cook for 90 minutes. At this time, add the breast meat to the pot, nestling it in. Recover the pot and let cook for an other ½ hour or until the meat is all cooked through and tender. Taste and adjust for seasoning if necessary. (If using an oven, it should be 350 degrees F or 180 C) ► If the gravy is a little too thin for you, raise the heat to high, remove the lid and let it cook down to your desired consistency. ► Stir in the sliced green onions. Remove the thyme bundle before serving.

STUFFED CABBAGE ROLLS MAKES 12-14

For stuffing 1 lb (0.5 kg) ground pork ¼ cup (65 ml) finely minced onion Salt and pepper to taste For wrapping 12–14 blades of green onions (only the green part) 12 – 14 large cabbage leaves (remove or shave any hard stems) For sauce 1 cup (250 ml) chicken broth (or 1 cup water and 1 small cube chicken boullion) 1 tablespoon (15 ml) tomato paste

2 teaspoons (10 ml) corn starch Hot pepper sauce to taste Salt to taste (check the salt in broth before adding)

► Mix all the ingredients for the stuffing ► Bring a large pot of water to a boil. and set aside.

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Meanwhile, fill a large bowl with ice-cold water. (Reserve the pot and boiled water for use later). When the water comes to a boil add cabbage leaves 1 or 2 at a time until they are pliable 10 – 20 seconds. Remove from boiling water and immediately add to ice water. Repeat until all the leaves are blanched. Add green onions to boiling water for 5 seconds and plunge into ice water. Drain cabbage leaves well and pat dry. Do the same with the green onions. Take 1 cabbage leaf and lay it open, flat. Place about 1 ½ tablespoon (7 ml)of stuff ing in the center; fold both sides of the leaf over the stuffing and roll to encase the stuffing. Tie with one of he blanched green onions and place seam side-down into an 8 x 8 Pyrex dish or any heatproof dish. Repeat until all the leaves are stuffed, rolled and tied. Pour off some of the excess water from the reserved pot with water that was used for blanching. You want about 3 – 4 inches (810 cm) of water in the pot. Insert a steamer; place the dish with the rapped rolls into the pot with the steamer and cook on medium high heat for 30 minutes. Meanwhile all the sauce ingredients to a sauce pan and simmer for 10 minutes. To serve, remove rolls from dish (don’t worry, there will be lots of water from the steaming. Discard) spread the sauce in the dish and place rolls, add some of the sauce on top as well. CSL

CYNTHIA NELSON latest title TTastes  Like  Home revisits classic Caribbean recipes.  It is available through Amazon (www.amazon.ca) , and Ian Randle Publishers (www.ianrandlepublishers.com). Part memoir, part recipe book, it showcases over 100 recipes from the

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FASHION

CITY STYLE AND LIVING

COZY UP A floor length sweater adds warmth to a glam gown. Dessy twist wrap dress, $180; www.dessy.com. A/X Armani Exchange sweater, www.armaniexchange.com. Necklace, stylists own. BCBg max Azria cuff, $58; www.bcbg.com.

GILT TRIP

mAKE HEADS TURN WITH SPARKLES AND SEqUINS. P. 38

Try something new –telescopic lashes.

32-33 Treasure Trove:

New and affordable beauty products.

34 Fragrance Notes::

From spicy to sweet to seductive different notes for your every mood.

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35-37 Your Closet:

Invitation dress code got you stumped? CSL decodes it for you.

38-43 Twinkle Twinkle: CSL’s Holiday fashion editorial.

ROCKY SERATE

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HELEN OF TROY

MAKEUP LESSON

“Remember this technique takes time and precision. Work carefully and deliberately. is is not a look that can be achieved without practice. Give it a couple trial runs first, and perfect the application. Once you have it down it is easy to replicate!”

Lash Blast

One of the most daring looks and one of the greatest tricks to have in your makeup repertoire this season is the bold and dramatic lash. It’s an impressive look, but can easily be overdone. makeup guru, Daniel Thompson shows you that with a few simple tricks and tools, telescopic lashes can be a true focal point for any holiday event.

- DAN THOmPSON

Victoria’s Secret model Lindsay Ellingson has todie-for lush lashes

TO CREATE THE LOOK: STEP BY STEP

LINING THE LOWER LID The

effect of full lashes is created with careful placement of light and shadow, creating the illusion of depth and definition. First, line the table of the eye with eyeliner that matches the mascara colour selected. For example, black mascara pairs with black eyeliner; navy with navy etc. Matching the liner with the mascara, makes the total effect more seamless and realistic. LINING THE UPPER LID Use the same liner as step 1 to create a

thick wedge of liner at the outer corner of the upper eyelid. Smudge this wedge to create a smoky finish. Be careful not to over extend the effect too far to the temple. This wedge will create the illusion of fuller lashes with less mascara actually being applied. APPLY MASCARA Layer mascara on the upper lashes holding the wand parallel to the lash. Stroke gently from the base all the way to the tip in one single, fluid movement, this will prevent

DAN THOmPSON The powder liner, $36

clumping. Apply two more layers of mascara focusing the application to the outer corner lashes. This intensifies the smudged eyeliner effect and increases the look of fullness to the lash. Apply mascara to the bottom lashes holding the wand perpendicular to the lash. Only apply to the tips of the lash. This prevents a "spider leg" on the lash.  HIG HLIG HTING Outline the under eye and outer temple with a highlighting

wand (do not use a concealer but a light reflective cream). This will make the dark areas of liner and mascara seem more pronounced thus creating a fuller finish look with less product actually being applied.

COURTESY DANIEL THOMPSON; MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK; MAC COSMETICS; YVES ST. LAURENT

EDTIOR’S PICK

Try mAC #7 lash for an even more dramatic effect, $15; www.maccosmetics.com

LINER:

Designer: Armani Smooth Silk Eyeliner $32 for 1g Spa: Daniel Thompson Beauty The PowderLiner $36 for 1g Mass Retail: Revlon Luxurious Colour Smoky Crayon $12 for 10g MASCARA:

DAN THOmPSON The mascara, $32

Dan’s favourites >>

Designer: Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils $36 for 5.75g Spa: Daniel Thompson Beauty The mascara $32 for 5.75g Mass Retail: L'Oreal Voluminous mascara $9 for 5.75g HIGHLIGHTER:

Designer: guerlain Precious Light $58 for 1.5mL Spa: Daniel Thompson Beauty Absolute Light $58 for 2.5mL Mass Retail: Smashbox EyeBeam $26 for 6g

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LETS MAKE A DEAL

Products CSL loves, and you should try too.

BY NATALIE FOX

1. GETTING THINGS TO GEL

Men have sensitive skin too. To hydrate and soen hair while shaving Gillette introduced the Fusion ProSeries IRRITAT ION DEFENSE Shave Gels which cool and soothe skin with a touch of aloe. $7.49, www.gillette.com

2. ADD SPARKLE

What better way to make an entrance during the holidays than with luxurious shimmer? Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Pure Opal can be used on the eyes, cheeks, face and lips. $17, sephora.com.

3. POLISH UP

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With witty names like Skinny Jeans and Rouge Stiletto, showcased in recycled packaging and in a toluene, formaldehyde and DPB-free formulation, these JACOB nail polishes have more than just looks going for them. 8 shades, 14 ml, $6, www.jacob.ca

4. MULTI-TASKER

Spray this Rocky Mountain Soap Aloe Hydrating Toner on when skin feels lackluster or in need of moisture. It restores skin ph with a deliciously light fragrance. We also like spraying it on our pillow before bedtime. $25.00, www.rockymountainsoap.com

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5. BRIGHTEN UP

Tired of puffy eyes, lines and dark circles? Instantly brighten eyes with Dr. Brandt Collag en Eye Serum. $65.00, www.drbrandtskincare.com

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A girl can never have too much sparkle! Benefit Watt’s Up so focus highlighter adds sparkle to cheek and brow bones and can be worn over or under makeup. $34.00, www.benefitcosmetics.com

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7. CHOCK FULL OF MOISTURE

“Keep this cool in the idge before apply-

6. EDTIOR’S PI CK

ing for even more relief om puffy eyes and tiredness. It’s an instant pick-meup.”

- SHIVANA mAHARAJ fashion editor

5.

John Masters Organics Cacao and Cupuacu Hand and Body Butter is a thick intense moisturizing blend of cacao, shea and cupuacu (a fruit native to the Amazon basin) butters. We liked its unmistakable smell of chocolate. $32.00, www.johnmasters.ca

8. EYE OPENER

MAKE UP FOR EVER Wild and Chic Aqua Eyes Collection limited edition collection features five travel-size aqua eyes and one full size aqua eyes in mat black. Now that’s eye-opening. $40.00, www.makeupforever.ca.

9. BUTTER ‘EM UP

Nourish hair with Klorane Nourishing

THE CSL gREEN TICKER

Combine an avocado, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tsp sea salt, 1 tbsp aloe vera, and 3 tbsp beer for a natural hair con ditioner.

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TREASURE TROVE

8.

Treatment Shamp oo with Mango Butter, made from the mango’s kernel. With a wonderful smell wonderful and nice lather, it will have you singing in the shower. $10.25, www.klorane.ca

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10. STRIKING OIL

Use in a multitude of ways including moisturizing skin aer a day in the sun, relieving itchy skin, or as a lip balm. Bio Oil’s size makes a great travel companion. $12.99 (60ml), $21.99 (125ml) and $29.99 (200ml), www.bio-oil.com

11. ONCE UPON A TIME

A meadow of wildflowers, a contemporary fairytale, a quirky take on the English bluebell – all inspirations for this new line. We love the luxurious smell and thick Jo Ma lone Wild Bluebell Body Crème. 175 ml, $90, www.jomalone.com

12. BANISH BLEMISHES

SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Cleansing Gel ($41), Blemish + Ag e Solution ($39) and Blemish + Ag e Defense ($90) are available beginning JANUARY 23rd through selected distribution channels via dispensing doctors, medical spas and high-end spas across Canada. skinceuticals.com.

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13. FRAME YOUR FACE

COURTESY:MAKEUP FOREVER; BIO OIL; JO MALONE; ANASTASIA BEAUTY; KLORANE; JOHN MASTERS ORGANIC

Anastasia (Beverly Hills), the renowned Beverly Hills brow guru has created Beauty Express for Brows and Eyes, a kit for those who want perfect brows on the go. Included in the kit, brow powder duo, angled brush, cream wax and shadow plus five brow stencils to create various shapes, great to experiment with fuller brows for the season. $51.00 at Sephora; anastasia.net

EDTIOR’S PICK

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12. Use laundry soaps labeled fragrance-free.

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FRAGRANCE NOTES

Scents Of The Season Sweet, Seductive, Spicy, Herbaceous. Which scent will send you into the new year? SERUM

SWEET

CHLOE Eau de Parfum, 50ML, $90.00; www.chloe.com

SAMA serum sacre anti wrinkle regenerating night care, www.parfumssama.fr

SEDUCTIVE

BURBERRY BODY Eau de Parfum 85ml, $115; www.burberrybrand.com

TRY A SERUm

BOTTEGA VENETA fragrance collection, 50ml, $110.00; www.bottegaveneta.com

HERBACEOUS

L’OCCITANE Lavender Eau de Cologne. 300 ml, $50; ca.loccitane.com

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A fresh, captivating fragrance, lavender is the star. Spritz for a soothing and calming scent.

COURTESY; CLARINS FRAGRANCE GROUP; COTY; L’OCCITANE; SAMA

SPICY


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PARTY DRESSING FOR

Any Occasion

YOUR CLOSET

CREATIVE BLACK TIE

You’ve received a party invitation but have no idea what to wear. CSL’s style mavens dish on the go-to looks for any invite– from casual to black tie.

“I love the punch of contrasting colours; buttery yellow against the aubergine. e unexpected colour combo for the holidays is so modern.”

Just a Little... LINGERIE

- NATALIE FO (fashion assistant)

H&M

Feather mask; www.hm.com/ca

“Even if you’re not invited to a masked ball, this is a fun touch for a creative party.”

A sparkly clutch is a great alternative to heavy jewels

EDTIOR’S PI CK

ALDO SHOES

Jagers clutch; www.aldoshoes.com

COURTESY: BCBG MAX AZRIA; CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN; H&M ALDO

“I love the colour of these platforms. The jewel tone is very unique.”

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Volpi platform pumps, $995; us.christianlouboutin.com

BCBG MAX AZRIA Harlo gown, $448; www.bcbg.com

PLEASURE STATE

Midnight sun plunge push up bra and string in black; Shadow Contour balconnet and string bottom in black; www.pleasurestate.com

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INSTANT

WOW

OFFICE PARTY ZAPPOS COUTURE

Charriol earrings, $895; couture.zappos.com

GUERLAIN

Add a punch of luscious red to pouty lips. Rouge Automatique in Nuit d'Amour; www.guerlain.com

EXPRESS

Crepe satin contrast lapel jacket, $128; www.express.com

EXPRESS

Sequin Dress, $128; www.express.com

“Gild the Lily. More is more when it comes to holiday dressing. Plus sparkle is so much fun.” - NATALIE FO (fashion assistant)

ROCKPORT

Janae bootie, $160; www.rockport.com

ALDO

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MAX & CHLOE

Ruby Kats Freyja Cocktail Ring, $160; www.maxandchloe.com

COURTESY ROCKPORT; E XPRESS; H&M; ALDO; ENDLESS; GUERLAIN; MA AND CHLOE

ENDLESS

Dazzle with a festive ha ir piece. Nina Bridal Michaela Swarovski Crystal Headband; www.endless.com

“White during winter is so fresh. The tuxedo style jacket is a classic that never goes out of style.”


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YOUR CLOSET “One of the things I enjoy most about this time of year is inviting close iends and family over to my house for dinner. Everyone is dressed in chic-casual yet festive clothes.” - NATALIE FO (fashion assistant)

AT HOME PARTY

“These earrings are not only beautiful and go with everything but also affordable.”

“Great for packing. This shirt never has to be ironed..”

PANDORA

Smoked quartz studs, $50; www.pandora.net/en-ca

MARKS

mens perfectly pressed slim fit dress shirt, $64.99; www.marks.com

LLADRO

Wealth magnet $195; www.lladro.com

MELISSA NEPTON

Black pant; www.melissanepton.com

COURTESY MELISSA NEPTON; FIT FLOP; LLADRO; DOCKERS; HARRY ROSEN; PANDORA; LOCALE

MELISSA NEPTON

DOCKERS

Alpha Khaki in steel head grey (also available in a ‘5 yr.’ finish; $99), $73; www.dockers.com/canada

MARKS

Wind River full zip lambs wool sweater, $79.99; www.marks.com

Satin draped dress with sleeves in pebble; www.melissanepton.com

“Keep your feet warm, and toasty with these stylish boots.”

LOCALE

giacobbemens boot localeshoes.com

FIT FLOP

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TWINKLE

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Twinkle

Art deco inspired Orientalism meets modern sparkle. Subtle elements

of glitter add panche to every look and the historic design at the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre makes a bold backdrop for the holiday inspired photoshoot.

Photography by Rocky Serate

TURN BACK TIME Do not match your shoes to your dress + choose a sparkly contras ng colour instead. BCBG Max Azria dress, $778; BCBG Max Azria ear* rings, $34; both www.bcbg.com. Nine West Delly s le!os, $130; www.ninewest.ca.

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STATUESQUE

Daring hot pink makes a statement for holiday. BCBG Max Azria pink jacket, $334; BCBG Max Azria skirt, $274; BCBG Max Azria top, $274; BCBG Max Azria ring, $34; BCBG Max Azria crystal ring, $106; BCBG Max Azria earrings, $70; all www.bcbg.com. Nine West Flashbulb boo'es, $130; www.ninewest.ca. 40 | WINTER 2011/12 | citystyleandliving.com


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IN LIVING COLOUR

Vivid hues make a splash when worn together. BCBG Max Azria blue dress, $514; BCBG Max Azria snake bracelet, $202; BCBG Max Azria cocktail ring, $58; all www.bcbg.com. Express Ul3 'mate double weave hour3 glass jacket in red, www.express.com. Nine West Flashbulb boo'es, $130; www.ninewest.ca. citystyleandliving.com | WINTER 2011/12 | 41


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BUCKLE UP A diamante belt adds defini3 'on to the waist and sparkle for holiday. BCBG Max Azria dress, $262; BCBG Max Azria clutch, $286; BCBG Max Azria belt, $58; BCBG Max Azria gloves, $70; all www.bcbg.com. Melissa Nepton jacket, www.melissanepton.com. Nine West Delly s'le(os, $180; www.ninewest.ca.

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SE X Y BACK

Details of lace add interest to the back of a dress. BCBG Max Azria dress, $478; BCBG Max Azria 'ara, $41; BCBG Max Azria earrings, $82; all www.bcbg.com. Special thanks to The Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre; Hair and Makeup Mallory McGowan, I Model Management, www.imodelmanagement.ca; Styling, K&S Media. citystyleandliving.com | WINTER 2011/12 | 43


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TRAVEL

CITY STYLE AND LIVING

CAPTURE THE CASTLE 45 Passport::

48-49 Real Life:

46 Practical Travel:

50-51 24 Hours In::

47 Check-In::

52-55 Photojournal::

Travel news worldwide. Jillian Harris on her favourite travel haunts. Two hotels in mexico.

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Janet Fischer on the travel mishaps that occur during the season. Halifax, Nova Scotia.

A look at life in Bangladesh.

COURTESY BRIAN MORRISON/ TOURISM IRELAND

IRELAND’S BEAUTY CAPTIVATES JILLIAN HARRIS. P. 46


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PASSPORT

Global Travel News WHERE TO gO, WHAT TO SEE AND WHAT TO DO AROUND THE WORLD

FAMILIAR TERRITORY

e natural world is at the forefront of Yuukon a Wilder Place, a personal overview of Canada’s northern territory. Interweaved with luscious photographs of Yukon is a poetic narrative that seeks to explain the irresistible pull of this wilder place. e author-photographer couple live in the Yukon and bring us a look at their home – two frogs sitting on lichen separated by a downturned twinflower ( a harbinger of the couples own twin daughters), a grey jay

pecking at a salmon carcass, a flock of snow geese mere dots on an impossibly vivid vista. Mueller and Earle like all who live in the north, embrace weather that others find discomforting because it is part of natural sequence that brings beauty to the land. Divided into chapters with headings like light, pattern, flows, systems and a wilder place, this coffee table book explores the cycles so crucial to life in the Yukon. e aurora borealis, sunspot activity and showshoe hares are interconnected as are the bracing temperatures and dizzying snowfalls of winter that lead to replenishing watersheds in springtime. Mueller’s photography is characterized by kinetic movement, animals that look like they have a personality, and a quality of light particular to the Yukon which changes with the season and is integral to life in the north. Surprisingly there are no photographs of people in the book although land use is the big issue in the Yukon. e mention of indigenous peoples is brief and superficial. Still, this is a captivating book about a land that for many remains unfamiliar territory. $50, www.dmpibooks.com/greystone-book

CRUISE: HAWAII

BY AmBER ALENT

UP IN THE AIR

what is it Created in France by LISA Airplanes, the A KOYA is a unique light airplane able to land on ground, water or snow. The two-seater features pivoting wings which enable it to be stored with ease. “Offering more than just another new plane on the market, LISA Airplanes brings a further dimension to light aviation by developing the concept of recreational flying, where going from Point A to Point B becomes both simpler and faster, making it a real pleasure once again,” explains Erick Herzberger, President and co-founder of LISA Airplanes. LISA Airplanes also offers tailored services including pilot training for the three types of landing, personalization of the aircraft, three years of maintenance and full-time customer assistance.

COURTESY: AMERICAN SAFARI CRUISE; LISA AIRPLANES; DMPI BOOKS

how it works THE SHIP American Safari Cruises 36guest Safari Explorer begins sailing new adventure cruises between Maui and the Big Island (and reverse) from November through April.

THE CSL gREEN TICKER

THE ADVENTURE Week-long Hawaiian Seascapes and 10-night Hawaii’s Traditional Shores itineraries explore Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Molokini and the Big Island. www.americansafaricruises.com

THE CRUISE An exclusive floating resort that includes all from-theyacht activities and equipment, transfers, meals, wine, spirits and microbrews, and all port charges, taxes and fees.

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The AKOYA can take off and land over less than 200 meters. LISA Airplanes anticipates receiving LSA (Light Sport Aircraft) certification – the new American standard that is to become an international standard – in mid 2012, followed by immediate delivery to first customers. www.lisa-airplanes.com

Single-use cameras are a great option. go green on your vacation - ask for a paperless bill for your hotel stay.

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PRACTICAL TRAVEL Rock of Cashel at sunset in Ireland.

“I went to Ireland, Scotland and Amsterdam with my best friend last Spring.”

JILLIAN HARRIS TOUR GUIDE

The interior designer relaxing. Below, Hawaii, where Jillian enjoyed a special travel memory.

1. ALWAYS IN mY TRAVEL

BAg “Frye Boots (pictured), mini Speakers, workout gear.”

Profession: Interior Designer Homebase: Vancouver

What do you never leave home without when travelling? My Frye Harness Boots.

What is always on rotation on your ipod? Nitty Gritty Dirtband – Fishing in the Dark.

Where was your last holiday?

2. FAVOURITE CITY FOR DESIgN “Chicago.”

I went to Ireland, Scotland and Amsterdam with my best friend last spring. I am definitely due for another vacation – I completely missed summer!

Favourite way to relax?

By a campfire with friends. If that’s not possible, gardening on my patio.

What are your favourite beach reads?

Design Magazines — Elle Décor, Metropolitan Home and Style at Home.

What has been your favourite souvenir?

Oh I have so many! I would say a piece of art that I bought in Spain. It was only $2 but I had it beautifully framed and it looks like it’s worth thousands.

What destination has surprised you the most? Nitty Gritty Dirtband on Jillian’s Ipod

Ireland. I never in a millions years would have expected it to be so beautiful and so rich with fabulous people and history.

Most memorable travel moment.

Sitting on the plane with my mom in 1984 on my first trip to Hawaii. It was a girl’s trip and things were so different back then. We were so dressed up and in the fancy section of the plane, of course everyone was smoking and socializing – I just remember how grown up I felt and how adventurous me and my mama were. www.jillianharris.com CSL

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3. FAVOURITE HOTEL IN THE

WORLD “The EmE Cathedral Hotel in Seville Spain. It is just so unique – you can almost touch the ancient cathedral. Roof top pool. Simply the best.”

COURTESY KAROLINA TUREK; BRIAN MORRISON/ TOURISM IRELAND; EME CATHEDRAL HOTEL; NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND; FRYE; CHICAGO TOURISM

DESIGNING WOMAN:

her favourites


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CHECK-IN

My Room At...

Grand Solmar Land's End Resort & Spa

HOTEL

SUN AND SEA

Clockwise from left: Hector Lucas executive chef; the infinity pool; the pool at sunset.

LOS CABOS

WHY HERE WHY NOW A short walk from both downtown Cabo San Lucas and the white sand beaches of Playa Solmar, Grand Solmar Land's End Resort & Spa offers a taste of luxury in a peaceful beach atmosphere where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific. Guests have the option of dining at one of six restaurants that are part of the Solmar Hotels & Resorts collection. THE VIBE This new resort has elegant suites and villas with full kitchens, marble bathrooms, and amenities handcrafted by local artisans. Best of all, they are always learning from guest comments and continually upgrading the amenities within the rooms. THE SCENE The resort’s backdrop is a range of the most spectacular mountains and if that does not make you feel special the ocean view and the pounding waves will lull you to sleep like a baby. www.solmar.com

Casa Velas REPOSE

Clockwise from left: The spa; a rack of lamb at Emiliano restaurant; the entrance to the hotel.

PUERTO VALLARTA

K&S MEDIA; COURTESY CASA VELAS; GRAND SOLMAR LANDS END

WHY HERE WHY NOW A boutique hotel and ocean club nestled on the greens of Marina Vallarta’s 18-hole golf course, Casa Velas is a member of The Leading Small Hotels of the World. Located close to the airport and minutes from the popular downtown area, the hotel features 80 suites, some with private pools and Jacuzzis. Spa Casa Velas encompasses five treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy area, a fitness gym and a beauty salon. THE VIBE The all-inclusive resort is just minutes from Marina's beach, expect a resort casual feel at this adults-only hotel and ocean club. Great for a honeymoon getaway. THE SCENE There is always something to do at this luxury accommodation (spa, golf, dining, pool), even if what you want to do is nothing but rest.

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MISADVENTURES IN TOURISM

WITH mORE PASSENgER VOLUmE THAN AT ANY OTHER

TImE OF YEAR- ‘TIS THE SEASON FOR mISHAPS, mISTAKES AND mISUNDERSTANDINgS. JANET FISCHER PHOTOgRAPHS AND RECOUNTS HER OWN TALE OF TRAVEL WOE TO gIVE US ALL CONSOLATION.

The Jaguar Temple, Lamanai

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RAVEL IS AN ADVENTURE. DON’T LET ANYONE TELL YOU OTHERWISE! No matter how many hours you spend on the internet carefully booking your trip, researching every hotel, planning every journey, something will always arise to remind you that you are not the master of the universe.

10 am December 20th, 2010. London, UK. The UK is under siege, four inches of snow has fallen and the world has ended, or more specifically all four international airports in London have shut down, in addition to almost every other airport in the country. There are literally millions of people stranded and the army has been called in to help with crowd control at the airports. Heathrow is closed and the snow plows are desperately trying to clear at least one of the two runways to get planes in and people out. 11pm Heathrow. Air Canada manages to land three planes (“you call this snow?” the most likely thing being conveyed from the cockpits) and so there are three Air Canada flights leaving the next day with Toronto, Montreal and Calgary winning the prizes. 5am December 21st, 2010. Manchester. I drag my raging-head-cold-post-wedding-guest corpse to the train station to catch my flight from Heathrow, where a two hour train delay on the lines reminds me why I booked the earliest train.

9:30am Heathrow. Arriving at Heathrow I am greeted by an unusual scene – giant tents, the police, the army, several thousand tourists and some seriously disgruntled airline staff. Apparently they’ve completely closed the airport to anyone without a plane actually leaving as it has hit fire capacity. So, armed with my pre-printed boarding pass I join a massive queue (at least the British know how to form orderly lines) and am given a fleece blanket, a cup of hot chocolate and granola bar by a lovely volunteer. 10:30am Terminal 3. I’m in. Yeehaw! I scamper to the bag drop, dump my stuff and go running for the security queue, which is empty (maybe there are some side benefits to ‘National Emergencies’). I make it through and am greeted by the great unwashed (I’m told there are factions hiding in the executive lounges). Grabbing a coffee I make for my gate before any of them realise I’m getting out. 48 | WINTER 2011/12 | citystyleandliving.com


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REAL LIFE Left: View from the ferry. Below: A colourful sign for Estel’s.

11:15 am Gate 36. UPGRADE! Muah ha ha ha. 3 pm Calgary International Airport. Man, am I glad to be home. December 28th, 2010. Calgary International Airport. I’m on my way to Belize to start a five week tour of Central America with my best friend, who is theoretically going to be meeting me in Houston when our two planes (Edmonton & Calgary) will overlap and catch the same flight to Belize City. 1pm Houston International Airport. By some act of God this actually happens. 4pm Belize International Airport. We’ve made it. There is a wall of tropical heat smacking us in the face as we get off the plane. Clearing customs is an interesting experience. I think the officers actually work for ‘Visit Belize’ instead of the police. We are greeted by our lovely driver and begin our journey to Lamanai. 6 pm Foot of the New River. We get out of the jeep and hop on board a speed boat to make our way up the New River to Lamanai Outpost Lodge (www.lamanai.com) where we are planning on blowing our budget before we’ve even begun (might as well get it out of the way early, you end up carrying fewer souvenirs this way). We take an amazing boat ride at dusk up the river, arriving in total darkness and amazed (and slightly petrified) at the skill of our skipper who manages without lights. But arrive we do, to individual cabins and excellent regional/French fusion cuisine. After a night hike to see what’s hiding in the bushes I put up an extra mosquito net just to be sure and drift off. Only to be woken at 5 am by screaming monkeys. Guess that would be time for our howler monkey trek then. We spend the day wandering around the jungle, climbing over the ruins at Lamanai with an excellent local guide and thoroughly enjoying ourselves. This is a tremendous place to visit, the only drawback is leaving. 6 pm December 29th, Belize city ferry terminal Arriving just in time to catch the last ferry to

Ambergris Caye (www.caycaulkerwatertaxi.com) we hop on board, alongside at least an extra 25 passengers, 1000lbs of luggage as allowed and 18 chickens. Somewhere in the back of my mind, the thought that this could go horribly wrong occurs to me, but I ruthlessly silence those voices by talking to the nice Belizean lady next to me when suddenly the boat stops in the middle of the Caribbean Sea. This goes largely unnoticed by the locals until about 45 minutes pass, at this point some rapid questions start happening and we discover that the boat’s engines have failed (likely under the strain of all those chickens). Another 20 minutes pass and another ferry arrives to finish the trip and everyone and everything make the transfer in the middle of the ocean. We arrive safely (eventually) and are greeted with a shot of Jagermeister by our slightly exuberant hostel owner. Saturday 1st of January. Hungover, we crawl gingerly from Pedro’s Backpackers Hostel on Ambergris Caye (backpackersbelize.com), past the semi-conscious bodies of the Norwegians last seen downing pints and singing (or more appropriately howling) drinking songs on the beach at 4 am, past the airport to the deserted main street and onto the beach to Estel’s (ambergriscaye.com/estels) for the cure and some breakfast. We have enjoyed breakfast here every day on the recommendation of our superb dive guides from Chuck and Robbies (ambergriscayediving.com), and I am in love with the breakfast burritos. Finally we catch the ferry back to Belize to make our plane to Guatemala Gity, or so we think. 1 pm Belize Goldman International Airport. Transcribed for your pleasure: Janet: Hi, we’ve got a reservation for the flight to Guatemala City. Maya Air Rep: Great, can I see your reservations and passports. Janet: Sure (hands over reservations and passports). Maya Air Rep: typing Janet: Making polite conversation, Did you have

a good New Years’ Maya Air Rep: nods, continues conversation. Awkward Silence ensues. Maya Air Rep: When did you book these tickets? Janet: Three weeks ago, why is there a problem? Maya Air Rep: Ah, I see, just wait a minute. We stand there nervously waiting. Maya Air Rep: Coming back. Ok, unfortunately we no longer fly to Guatemala City on Saturdays Janet: Right, when did you decide that Maya Air Rep: Two weeks ago Janet: So... Maya Air Rep: Sorry! turns to go Janet: Hold on.... The next two hours turn involve calling the Guatemalan authorities to see if we can get a flight permit, demanding a hotel/accommodation/food, waiting for the Toronto office of GAP tours to get up, waking up a very hungover emergency contact for GAP who was supremely helpful, swearing in about six languages, making friends with the entire staff of Maya Air (www.mayaregional.com) and finally getting transferred to a non-descript hotel chain that, as a result, a certain travelling companion has sworn she will never, ever stay in, EVER AGAIN. For those readers who have never had the particular privilege of visiting Belize City I can convey one fact that should sum up the city for you: I have never in 15 years of International travel, spanning four continents, refused to leave my hotel, ever. I have been robbed in Delhi, been followed in Malaysia, been in a car accident in Cairo, got stuck in a kayak on a lake in Northern Finland, and have never refused to go somewhere because it wasn’t safe until Belize City. Whilst a little on the frustrating side, Maya Island Air staff were extremely friendly, helpful and ultimately, our flight the next day, was excellent. Plus they are loads cheaper than their competitor. January 2nd, 2011 – 12:00 Belize Goldman International Airport Apparently they do fly on Sundays. Bring on Guatemala. CSL citystyleandliving.com | WINTER 2011/12 | 49


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Halifax, NOVA SCOTIA 24 HOURS IN...

Founded in 1749 and established in 1841, Halifax, Nova Scotia is one of the oldest cities in Canada. A bustling port city, then and now, fall is an exciting time – the best, in my opinion – to visit Halifax. With crisp, sunny days, it’s the perfect time to roam the cozy streets, shops, and cafés downtown and take in the beautiful harbour views. Halifax boasts any number of extremely talented and highly-acclaimed chefs, so rest assured that you’ll be well fed, too. Halifax is walkable by foot, at least in the downtown core. Like any city, Halifax is filled with eclectic and colourful neighbourhoods all worth checking out, but if you only have 24 hours, situating yourself downtown is a great starting point. PHOTOgRAPHY AND TEXT BY AImÉE WHITE

TO MARKET TO MARKET 8 A.M. Go to the Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market (halifaxfarmersmarket.com; 1209 Marginal Rd, Halifax; 902/492-4043) for breakfast. See, hear, taste,

and touch the wares of Halifax's finest farmers, producers and artisans all under one roof. Drop by Crèperie Mobile for a tomato, mozza, and basil crèpe, or a sweeter option, if you prefer. Next, grab some coffee and roam. Admire one of Michael McCullough’s gorgeous photographs on the second floor and he'll recite a poem for you, on the spot, to match it. On your way out, stop by to see Shelagh Duffett, a great story-teller, whose cheerful paintings have travelled the world over. Don’t forget to drop by the old Brewery Market (1496 Lower Water St., Halifax; 877/612-1820) to visit some of Halifax’s other vendors, too, like Costas and his international spice shop. It’s less than 5 minutes away by foot!

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PRACTICAL TRAVEL you’ll learn how the ancestors of approximately 1 in 5 Canadians made their way into the country. An estimated one million people came through the doors of Pier 21 between the years of 1928 and 1971, as legal immigrants, displaced persons, or refugees. Learn from tour guides about the products people tried to smuggle into Canada as braids in their hair, and how our islands were used as quarantines against Tuberculosis and Small Pox. Catch their touching film to learn more about the array of stories that came ashore with Canada’s new citizens. (pier21.ca; 1055 Marginal Road, Halifax; 902/4257770)

BOUTIQUE SHOPS 12 P.M. Halifax is blessed

with beautiful and creative boutiques. Roam down Birmingham, where you'll find Love, Me Boutique (lovemeboutique.wordpress.com; 1539 Birmingham St, Halifax; 902/ 444-3668), filled to the brim with socially conscious, Canadian- and locallymade jewellery, clothes, and knick-knacks. On Queen, next door, you'll find a string of vintage, used, and consignment stores containing apparel of all shapes, sizes, and tastes. I scored a locally craed ring for $24 from Love, Me and a vintage apron from Elsie's for $10.

DARMOUTH BOUND 3 P.M. Peckish? Stroll along

the waterfront and take the ferry to Dartmouth. Grab a table for aernoon tea at Ma Belle's Café (www.mabellescafe.ca; 44 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth; 902/466-1322) on Ochterloney. If tea and sandwiches aren't your thing, one block up is the venerable Two If By Sea Café (twoifbyseabakeshop.com; 66 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth; 902/489-0721), serving the finest in coffee and croissant creations! (Last week I had a provolone and prosciutto. Swoon.)

LITERARY DELIGHTS 5 P.M. Take the ferry back

over to Halifax and head to JWD Books (www.doullbooks.com; 1684 Barrington Street, Halifax; 902/429-1652) on Barrington. Hands-down my favourite

square-footage in the entire city, you'll be greeted by an organized chaos of pile aer pile of books: ceiling to floor, old and new alike. Check out literary categories like "Wordiness", and "Adventures, Spies, and really Big Guns." I’ve been known to emerge hours later, dizzy and euphoric from excellent finds and the smell of books. You know the one. (I scored a 1989 edition of Simone de Beauvoir’s Second Sex for $9.00 today.)

EAT UP 7 P.M. One block away, hit up

Obladee Wine Bar (www.obladee.ca; 600 Barrington Street, Halifax; 902/4054505) for a pre-dinner flight of wine and a sumptuous charcuterie board. Chat, buzz, and people-watch before heading to one of our many gorgeous and Chives inspired restaurants –C (www.chives.ca;1537 Barrington Street, Halifax; 902/420-9626), Elements (www.elementsonhollis.ca; 1181 Hollis Street Halifax; 902/ 496-7960), Morris East (www.morriseast.com; 5212 Morris Street, Halifax; 902/ 444-7663) – all of which source their food locally and will offer you the absolute finest in local taste and cuisine. Try the mussels at Chives and the caramel tart with fleur de sel at Morris East.

BREW UP SOME FUN 10 P.M. Slake your thirst on

local brews like Propeller or Keith’s at e Old Triangle (www.oldtriangle.com; 5136 Prince Street, Halifax; 902/492-4900). Take in some of our trademark East Coast hospitality and stomp and clap the night away to our Irish-inspired music.

LATE NIGHT SNACKS 2 A.M. Wade through the

crowds of students on Pizza Corner (www.yelp.ca/biz/pizzacorner-halifax; Corners of Graon Street and Blowers Street) to get a slice of pizza, East Coast donair, or some delicious street meat. You’ll thank me in the morning.

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Want more on Halifax? See the visitor’s guide at www.destinationhalifax.com.

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A man takes a break in the hull of a fishing vessel that will later sail the Bay of Bengal.

HIS VISIT TO SOUTH ASIA STARTED LINGERING the back of my mind when I had returned from my second trip to Southeast Asia in 2008. From that 2008 trip, I knew I wanted to be more than just a photographer who takes photographs in really interesting places. I wanted to inspire and tell real stories that I thought were important giving audiences a chance to see the lives and environments they might never witness. I wanted to focus my attention on people living in slums, industrial areas, remote regions, and the streets, anywhere where life is very fragile and there is always an aspect of survival. This one year long project is allowing me to grow as a photographer, to put myself in difficult areas, situations, forcing me to push my photography, and myself physically and mentally. This project also gives me a greater ability to connect with my subjects on a higher level allowing me to spend a greater amount of time gaining my subjects trust while building strong relationships. Everything in Bangladesh is on a whole new level when it comes to hospitality, culture, religion, infrastructure, and people. Bangladesh will always surprise you every minute of every day. It is a country where you will have some of the most incredible experiences of your life, meet some of the most beautiful kindhearted people, and have the most random things happen. No day is ever the same…. Literally an elephant just walked by the window. This country has forced me to be patient with myself, my photography, and the stories I choose to focus on. It has opened my eyes more than any other developing country I have previously visited. I know this sounds like every “Live your life to the fullest” cliché you hear, but when you see families digging through garbage for food, schools and homes being engulfed by rivers and floods, it will make you think twice about your life. I would recommend warming up with a few other countries such as Nepal, Vietnam, China, or Cambodia. This place is not for the faint of heart. The tourism industry is non-existent lacking the facilities that most westerners might expect. Customs and traditions are very male dominant and that alone is a huge adjustment. However, it is one of the most amazing places where the people will take your breath away with their love and hospitality. I advise to be genuine in your intentions and reasons for traveling, travel in the opposite direction from all the other travelers, get to know the locals, leave the guide book at home, try to learn the language if not some basic phrases in the native tongue, give back by volunteering for local grassroots NGO’s, get yourself lost and be open to anything and everything, and embrace the frustrating times as much as the great times. CSL

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A young boy lingers with his father before he embarks on an ove rnight ďŹ shing trip in Kuakata, Bangladesh.

This boy poses for a photo in the slums of Dhaka Bangladesh. A bus struck him two years ago.

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A boy plays amongst the ship building yards in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Riding the tops of the trains in Bangladesh is a great way to expe rience the country...and it’s free.

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