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CSL AROuND THE CITy
10 EVENTS Great things to do in and around Calgary
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14 TECH What’s new in the world of gadgets, online, apps CSL FOOD
16 FUSION Canadian caviar and organic seafood 17 NEED IT WANT IT New products for your pantry
18-19 MOTHER NATURE Our top picks for healthy living ideas
20-22 IMBIBE Viognier, Nugan wine estate dinner and Glenrothes scotch, and cocktails plus spring sparklers 23-32 KITCHEN Carrot cake cupcakes, mint recipes and more CSL FASHION
34 EDITORS’ NOTES CSL editors choose their favourites of the season 35 TREASURE TROVE e best new beauty products
36-39 HELEN OF TROY Nail polish trends, get gorgeous locks, and more CSL TRAVEL
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40-45 Spring Fashion: What to wear now 47 Road Rules: taking the new MINI on a road trip in Puerto Rico
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50-53 Hot Hotels: the best for 2014
54-55 5 OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS Kristy Sayer picks her faves in Australia
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I’ve always been drawn to archaeology and so I was watching a television program about the Neolithic people of Britain. Between 3000 BC and 1900 BC they left an undulating landscape pockmarked with hills – a bit like a piece of verdant bubble wrap – in eastern England at the site of Grimes Graves. These Stone Age people were mining for flint. It was the modern equivalent of gold to them. The deep underground tunnels are still intact and the television host descended to see exactly how these ancient people had dug several meters using only antler implements. Beyond the technical prowess of these people and their ingenuity, the question of greatest perplexity was: why? Why had they dug so deep underground when there was ample flint above ground that was easily sourced? One theory was that it was part of a religious ritual – to dig underground until that most precious material of the time was found. To me, it seemed like the ancient counterpart to a fairy tale, but to the television host it seemed very puzzling indeed. There was absolutely no economic reason for it and so he could not rationalize their actions. To think, archaeology is one of the fields in which economic anachronism taints our interpretation of the past. By this I mean that because today our world is ordered by economic concerns we assume that the world was always thus, that economics has always been the prime if not the sole motivation for people. When we are presented
with evidence to the contrary we disbelieve. Ancient people knew the true values of life so why have we forgotten? We are so used to the economic imperative and economically motivated action that it is alien to think in any other terms. We cannot imagine a world ruled by anything other than money and profit. In fact, for most of human history, the economic consequence of action was secondary to the spiritual. People’s actions and lives were not governed absolutely by money the way ours are. True, the conditions of life have changed but the essentials have not. This modern obsession with economics robs us of opportunities to see value (other than monetary value) in actions, things and people. What I mean, quite simply, is that we’re so busy thinking: can I afford to do this? will it pay me well? can I support my lifestyle by this? and any other number of questions that have to do with money that we sometimes miss the true motivation for action – love, compassion, and not working for rewards. csl — KAILASH AND SHIVANA
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At The Spring 2014 Cover Shoot BEHIND THE COVER
WHO? Newly discovered model, kattie-Lynn WHERE? Hotel Elan THE MOOD? Elegant, ﬂoral, fresh, bright
BITE BEAUTY Luminous Crème Lipstick in Cin Cin tropical coral, $28; bitebeauty.com EYEKO Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner in carbon black, $23; www.sephora.com
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“I love the makeup for spring.
Bright orange lips and braids were everywhere on the runways.” - MAISIE MCCLuRE Makeup Artist
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TRULY ZAC POSEN AT DAVID’S BRIDAL Strapless signature Zac Posen Petal- Detailed bodice with ﬁtted body deﬁned by curved seaming in satin, in portobello, $215; www.davidsbridal.ca Available in store in April 2014.
Hotel Elan is a boutique Hotel with 61 rooms and suites. All of the luxurious suites feature stylish design, complimentary internet, phone calls, and breakfast. Located uptown just oﬀ vibrant 17th Avenue SW; hotelelan.ca
TRULY ZAC POSEN AT DAVID’S BRIDAL Crystal-embellished stretch headband with organic leaf design, $165; www.davidsbridal.ca
Tr uly Zac Posen is available exclusively at select David’s bridal stores in Canada. This romantic collection of bridal and social occasion styles is rooted in Zac Posen’s signature design sensibility and red-carpet heritage. Launched earlier this year, there will be a selection of new dress styles coming to stores in April.
MODEL: kattie-Lynn PHOTOGRAPHER: k&S Media, www.citystyleandliving.com HAIR AND MAKEUP: Maisie McClure, www.wix.com/mmcclure/maisie LOCATION: Hotel Elan, Calgary; hotelelan.ca
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1 Show some skin For an informal or daytime occasion, consider a dress that hits at the knee or slightly above it. Add a pair of fabulous shoes to bring attention to your legs. Otherwise, a v-neckline draws the eye upward to the neck and face. Streamlined and structured silhouettes work well on curvy ﬁgures while an empire waist elongates any ﬁgure by hitting at the smallest part of the rib cage and creating the illusion of height, even on petite frames.
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2 Colour blocking Still a huge trend for spring when done strategically, either with contrasting colours or more subtly with shine and matte ﬁnishes. It creates shape and accentuates curves or highlights your body’s best assets while concealing ﬁgure imperfections. To draw attention away from the lower half, a skirt that starts from a natural waist and then ﬂoats gently from the body showcases a slim upper torso. If you are tall and lean, a bias-cut sheath in a soft ﬂowing fabric can also create curves where they are needed.
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3 Make a statement Whatever your body type, make a statement! This season's hottest special occasion look is an elegant dress with a beautifully embellished neckline that sparkles with no need to worry about ﬁnding a necklace. Metallic and lace details were everywhere on the red carpet during awards season and it is translating into our stores with a great selection of shine, texture and eﬀortless style.
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A Spring comes early to north Texas and the dogwood trees are already blooming, even if it's still oﬃcially winter. I love the pink blooming trees and keep a few spidery branches in a vase to remind me that spring is only a few weeks away. On neighborhood walks I love seeing the green lawns covered with robins. I like the contrast of the red breast against the grass.
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CITY STYLE AND LIVING
Great events in and around Calgary
Spruce up your patio for spring and keep your garden in tip top shape
Wrap It Up::
CSL’s best sharp scissors
What’s hot in the world of gear, gadgets, apps and online
AN AERIAL VIEW OF ALbERTA’S FAMOuS (AND STuNNING) FARMLAND
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FASHION STYLING Art Direction
MARCH OVARIAN CANCER CANADA PRESENTS 3RD ANNuAL LOVE HER NATIONAL EVENT SERIES This year LOVE HER is delighted to announce former Dragon on CbC's Dragon's Den and current Shark on AbC's Shark Tank, Robert Herjavec as the Honourary Chairman of LOVE HER 2014. In Calgary at Hotel Arts on March 6th, co-hosts Jessica Holmes and Diane Francis will keep the crowd entertained alongside the innovative musical stylings of Sophie Seraﬁno to keep the crowd dancing in their chairs. The audience will then be dazzled by a stunning fashion show by local womenswear boutique OOH LA LA.
DANCERS IN LOVE Enjoy an evening that features selections from past works of the great jazz dance dame herself Vicki Adams Willis. Set to Ellington’s tune by the same name, Dancers in Love was one of the ﬁrst duets Willis choreographed for Hannah Stilwell and Michele Moss for DJD’s ﬁrst production, body and Soul in 1984. Curated by DJD’s new Artistic Director kimberley Cooper, this show will feature some ofWillis’ great duets and other pieces accompanied by a live band. Theatre Junction GRAND, Calgary, AB; 08:00 PM; www.theatrejunction.com
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LEGO® kIDSFEST This nationally-travelling interactive LEGO extravaganza brings all of the creative hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experiences together in an activity and entertainmentpacked family event for children of all ages and builders of all skills and interests. Get creative in the construction zones, meet LEGO Master builders, participate in group builds, experience LEGO Games, and see life-sized models made entirely from LEGO bricks. BMO Centre; www.legokidsfest.com
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GET READY FOR SPRING
brighten up your patio with these tips and products IDEAL SPACE
3 Ways to create the perfect outdoor living space
Aaron Jarosz, T h e H o m e D e p o t , Senior Merchant, Seasonal, tells you how 1 bE yOuR OWN WEATHER SPECIALIST
Hampton Bay Bayou Lattice Lumbar Pillow;$16.48; www.homedepot.ca
BrinkmannMedallion 5 Burner 50,000 BTU Gas Grill Barbecue, $499; www.homedepot.ca
2 SET THE MOOD
>> Lighting is key in any space– indoors or out. Solar powered lights are a great option and help save on energy bills. Plus installation is easy as there is no wiring or plugs to worry about.
3 CREATE A SPACE WITH A PuRPOSE
Hanging flower basket; www.homedepot.ca Brown Jordan Marquis Patio Loveseat; www.homedepot.ca
>> keep climate in mind when choosing outdoor furniture. If you live in a windy area, select heavier furniture; if you experience regular rainfall, look for aluminum furniture with increased corrosion resistance. To lengthen the life of outdoor pieces, store patio furniture when the weather isn’t in your favour.
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Behr Miami Weiss, Behr Hipsterfication, Behr Ocean Liner, T14-1; T14-3; T14-9; www.homedepot.ca www.homedepot.ca www.homedepot.ca
>> How you plan on using your outdoor space will determine furniture requirements. Do you want to host parties, relax, or create a children’s play area? With the wide selection of outdoor furniture, you can get creative: replace chairs with recliners, loungers or even hammocks. Decorative accents are also essential! Include colourful pillows or outdoor rugs to brighten up your space.
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GET READY FOR SPRING
Revitalize your garden by thinking of colour, texture and of course, abundance. These products and tips show you how ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS
Fiskars Telescoping Pruning Stik Tree Pruner, $99.99; www.fiskars.com
SmartOnes™ Precision Sprayer eliminates weeds and ants from the lawn, patio and garden. $29.99 (starter kit includes the Precision Sprayer and one 500mL WeedOut® Lawn Weed Control cartridge. Replacement cartridges, $9.99 each); www.thinksmarter.com.
P ERF EC T PA L ET T E Farrow and Ball Churlish Green™ No.251 Exterior Eggshell; www.farrow-ball.com
Farrow and Ball Brinjal® No.222 Exterior Masonry; www.farrow-ball.com
Farrow and Ball Cinder Rose™ No.246 Exterior Masonry; www.farrow-ball.com
3 NewStunning Plants
Peter Cantley, Pres i d ent ’s C ho i c e brand’s garden guru picks his faves
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Farrow and Ball inspired garden scene.
1 LONGFOOT bASIL
>> A new non-stop harvest variety of basil. It can be grown outside or on the window inside the house. This tasty variety should be constantly clipped.
2 FIESTA HIbISCuS
>> A unique combination of oranges, reds and pinks. It also has a three-dimensional look, with its gorgeous blooms set against the deep green, shiny foliage.
NuVue Clear PVC-Framed Summer Greenhouse, 28" Height, $49.99 (2 per set); www.staples.ca
3 CALLIOPE CRIMSON FLAME GERANIuMS
>> With its hot pink edges and centre – it is truly a oneof-a-kind colour. This geranium is a Calliope variety, meaning it spreads wide and tall in the garden.
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WRAP IT UP
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1. 1. BEST MULTITASKER Fiskars Cuts + More Scissors Opens bottles, cuts wire, and pierces holes and more all with ergonomic handles. An all round household helper. $17.99; www.fiskars.com
CUT TO THE CHASE!
Need help around the house opening boxes, wrapping presents, or cutting herbs? These scissors can help 2. BEST EVERYDAY 3M Scotchâ„˘ Precision Ultra Edge Titanium Scissors Perfect for household tasks involving paper, fabric, and adhesive tape. Best of all the non-stick blades resist residue. $18.30; solutions.3mcanada.ca
3. BEST CERAMIC Kyocera Advanced Ceramics Charcoal Grey Utility Scissors (1.8") Ceramic, rust proof blades are great for garden, and kitchen. Plus their small size means they tuck away easily. $39.95; GoldasKitchen.com
4. BEST KITCHEN OXO Good Grips Kitchen & Herb Scissors Great for tasks around the kitchen: cutting meat, herbs and product packaging. The bonus? Blades separate for easy cleaning. $22.99; well.ca
5. BEST GREEN CHOICE Westcott KleenEarth Eco-friendly Scissors (8") Recycled plastic handles and packaging made from post consumer waste make this a simply green choice. Plus, it is both left and right handed. $8.29; well.ca
6. BEST FOR OPENING PACKAGES Westcott E-Z Open Scissors Box cutter meets scissors in this stainless steel duo. Press a button to trigger the box cutter blade - a nice feature when packages pile up. $15.99; well.ca
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WHAT’S HOT IN THE WORLD OF GEAR, TECH, GADGETS, APPS, AND ONLINE!
THE IT LIST
Gadgets for the way you live
SAMSUNG GALAXY EXPEREINCE It was easy
to pack this camera on two recent trips to the Caribbean. I received many compliments about the camera (and oﬀers to buy it) from people from all over the world. Some liked the beautiful white exterior, others were perplexed whether it was a phone or a camera (it does not make calls). A great 21x Super Long Zoom lens, wonderful picture clarity, and video allows it to take beautiful photos. With a ton of apps (like Instagram), the ability to share photos instantly and wi-ﬁ connectivity it also acts as a powerful Android device. FAVOuRITE FEATuRE Panorama (included among several modes to enhance pictures) which usually calls for expensive software and hours to stitch together photos. This camera does it in a matter of seconds. CAVEAT I missed a few shots because of how long it takes to for the camera to start up. I expect to ﬂick it on and begin shooting immediately. While the large screen makes it easy to review pictures, in bright daylight, the screen is hard to see. OVERALL A dynamite camera that can do just about anything an Android does.
The sweeping movement of your finger results in easy navigation on the crystal clear display of the LG G2 LGD803 smartphone. The power key, while innovative does take getting used to and occasionally takes unintended photos. Overall the phone performs well though some settings are tricky to find. www.lg.com/ca_en
Tried and tested on a recent trip to Hawaii, this powerful Canon Eos 70D DSLR camera was especially effective in taking photos in low light. The touch screen made it easy to navigate between settings, and we were impressed with the quality of the Dual Pixel CMOS video, which resulted in superb camcorder like quality from our helicopter flight. www.canon.ca
SIMPLE TIPS FOR PROTECTING YOUR HOME ON SOCIAL MEDIA Steve Kolobaric of Weiser gives 5 ways to stay safe
2 Be careful when using the “check-in” feature on Facebook, and be weary of apps that share your location to others. The new generation of apps broadcasts your location at all times to friends – and in many cases to people you don't even know. And unlike the previous generations of applications that required you to check in to a venue, these apps are persistent unless you pause them or turn them off. 3 Don’t write about how frustrated you are because your front door doesn’t shut properly, or about how you’re getting new windows installed over the weekend. 4 Don’t post photos of the new television in your living room or the vintage motorcycle in your garage. 5 Be careful to monitor what your children are posting. www.weiserlock.com
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Above: Samsung Galaxy Camera EKGC100; www.samsung.com. Scenes from the Caribbean including a secluded street (left); architecture (below left) and a beach panorama (below) all captured with the camera.
1 Don’t update any statuses or “tweet” the dates that you are going away. Also, be sure to utilize the privacy settings on social media sites correctly to ensure that strangers are not seeing things you didn’t intend for them to see.
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Sustainable Canadian caviar plus organic seafood
Need It Want It:
New products for your pantry
10 products, tips and tricks to clean up your springtime regime
Nugan Estate wine, Viognier plus three bright Spring cocktails and Glenrothes vintage 2001
upgrade your morning oatmeal, simple cheese coins, carrot cake cupcakes and hree great recipes with mint
HOW TO COOk THE PERFECT SALMON PLuS CANADIAN CAVIAR P. 16
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A Fish Tale
In a rush? Seafood is one of the quickest cooking proteins, and meals can be made in minutes. We tried Dom Organics, offering a growing variety of organically certified seafood products such as: Atlantic salmon, smoked salmon, and frozen salmon portions. The organic seafood is raised using all-natural, sustainable practices, in harmony with the environment. SMOKED SALMON FLATBREAD PIZZA Whip up this meal in minutes. Take premade pizza dough and roll ﬂat. brush with olive oil and place in a hot oven. Remove and top with smoked salmon, fresh chives, and capers and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. We loved the taste of the, silky and mildly smoked salmon against the soft dough and sharp capers.
Choose a heavy or cast iron skillet, and place on burner to heat. Add 1 teaspoon of oil and wait until oil is smoking. Add 1 teaspoon of butter.
QUINOA AND SPINACH SALAD WITH SHRIMP boil the quinoa and set aside. Season shrimp with salt and pepper and sautee in a pan. Add shrimp and quinoa to a salad of lettuce leaves, strawberry, feta, carrots and candied pecans. Serve with a tangy raspberry vinaigrette. We like the contrast of the sweet shrimp and zingy dressing.
Add fillet to the pan, skin side down. Sear for 2-3 minutes. use a fish spatula, and flip the fillets. Cook for another minute. To check if your fish is done, gently prod with your finger. your salmon should feel somewhat firm, with a little give (approximately 125 F or 51 C).
ASIAN STYLE TEMPURA SHRIMP Coat the peeled and deveined shrimp in a batter of 1 cup (250 ml) ﬂour, 1 tablespoon (15 ml) cornstarch and 1 ½ cups (375 ml) soda water. Deep fry in a pan of hot oil. In another saucepan heat a premade sweet and sour sauce and place the deep fried shrimp in the sauce to coat evenly. www.dominternational.com
SCALLOP AND BUERRE BLANC
Combine 1-2 shallots chopped ﬁne, 1 cup (250 ml) white wine, and ¼ cup (60 ml) lemon juice in a saucepan over high heat until reduced to 2 tablespoons (30 ml). Add 1 tablespoon (15 ml) cream bringing mixture to the boil. Reduce heat and add 12 tablespoons (180 ml) of butter in cubes one at a time whisking continuously. When reduction is emulsiﬁed season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with pan seared scallop topped with white sturgeon caviar and mashed potatoes.
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SMOKED SALMON MOUSSE ON TOAST
In a blender or food processor place 1/2 pound (230 g) smoked salmon, ¼ cup heavy cream, ¼ cup sour cream, ½ cup (125 g) cream cheese, juice of a lemon, 1 tablespoon (15 ml) chopped dill, 1 tablespoon (15 ml) chopped chives and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste and blend to incorporate. Serve spread over buttered toast and topped with Ikura Salmon Caviar.
OYSTER WITH MIGNONETTE AND CAVIAR
Combine ¼ cup (60 ml) red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon (15 ml) minced shallot, and ½ teaspoon (2 ml) black pepper in a small bowl. Drizzle over oysters and top with white sturgeon caviar.
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that is to1 inch (1-2.5 cm) thick. This way you will get a nice crispy skin and even sear. use room temperature salmon and season your fish liberally with salt and pepper.
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ONECOFFEE ORGANIC SINGLE SERVE COFFEE The mountain of
NANDO’S PERI PERI SAUCE Want to
make spectacular buﬀalo wings? Hankering for just the right boost to a sandwich? Looking to jazz up a dip for French fries? This versatile sauce (available in medium, hot and garlic) is just the thing. The sauce, from the worldwide chain of restaurants, is made from South Africa’s famous peri peri pepper (also known as African bird’s eye chili). Give your food just the right kick. (nandos.com)
waste created by single serve coﬀee cups adds up. OneCoﬀee addresses the problem with a biodegradable mesh bag that pulls away from the plastic top. While not completely compostable (the hard plastic will biodegrade in municipal waste streams), the single origin coﬀee packs a ﬂavour punch. (myworldinacup.com)
ENCORE WOODLAND LIQUID SMOKE MESQUITE It’s not quite
barbecue season yet but still craving that deep smoky ﬂavour? Think of this liquid smoke as a shortcut without the cleanup and mess of a barbecue. best of all, it can be added at any stage of cooking to impart that unmistakable mesquite ﬂavour. Add to marinades, brush on to meat, or coast vegetables after stir frying. Just note, a little goes a long way. (150 ml, www.tasteofwoodland.com)
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PAPERCHEF CULINARY PARCHMENT Get the professional
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bakery look at home with this line of culinary parchment. Muﬃns and cupcakes look great wrapped in tulip or lotus cups (try out when hosting a brunch for a beautiful presentation ). Also try the cooking bags, great for steaming veggies or ﬁsh – without using butter or oil – the parchment helps seal in moisture and nutrients. (www.paperchef.com)
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PULO PHILIPPINE CUISINE The ﬁrst thing that caught our eye was the beautiful packaging of these sauces and marinades inspired by the regional ﬂavours of Filipino cuisine. Then we tasted. With a subtle tart undertone they easily tenderize meat or ﬂavour vegetables making whipping up a meal a cinch. best of all these award winning, Canadian-made sauces (mango chili, pineapple tamarind, lemongrass Atsuete) and marinades (coconut adobo, kare kare toasted peanut) are vegan and do not contain preservatives. (www.pulocuisine.com) GAIAM TEAK SALAD BOWL As a
centerpiece on a dining table, coﬀee table or credenza, the natural sculptural lines of this teak salad bowl draw the eye in. Fill with fruit (think green apples or red pomegranates) for a pop of contrasting colour or with unshelled nuts for a monochromatic look. best of all, the products are handmade by artisans and are Fairtrade. ($57.99; www.gaiam.com)
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Top Healthy Living Ideas We Love Lifestyle redux: our top health ideas for spring. Shake up your routine, try a new workout, sleep better, perk up your meals and more
Looking for a way to relax before bedtime and get a better night’s sleep? Peppermint tea may just be the answer. It helps relax muscles, and may calm an upset stomach. Drink a cup before bed to de-stress. Harney an d Sons Organic Peppermint. www.harney.com
There’s nothing quite like popcorn to satisfy a snack craving. The non- GMO, pesticide-free, locally grown popcorn of this Cambridge Ontario based brand include ﬂavours such as dill pickle, butter and salt, white cheddar, kettle corn, ancient grain and cocoa caramel (readymade) and microwavable corn on the cob from heritage varieties. The twist? Each bag of From Farm to Table is fortiﬁed with ﬁsh oil derived Omega-3 (think brain health). www.fromfarmtotable.ca
Did you know that pre-Egyptians used honey topically to treat wounds? And with a slightly acidic pH level, honey prevents the growth of bacteria. Plus, its antioxidant properties are useful in the balancing of free radicals. best of all, minerals found in honey include iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium so you can feel good eating it. CSL tried Madhava Sweeteners Very Raw Honey and organic honey in our tea, salad dressings and baking. These versatile organic honey tasted mildly ﬂoral and luscious. www.madhavasweeteners.com
keep toothbrush bristles in tip top shape while travelling with a toothbrush case. After brushing air dry your brush to keep pesky germs at bay. Radius Tooth brush Travel Case (speciﬁcally designed to ﬁt the Original/Scuba Toothbrush). www.radiustoothbrush.com
5 GRAIN ALERT
Take green wheat, roast it, sun-dry it, and rub it. What do you get? Freekeh. Long used in Middle Eastern cuisine, it is similar in taste to bulgur with a chewy texture, and grassy, nutty ﬂavour. Touted for its high ﬁbre content (three times as much as brown rice), it cooks quickly as the grains have been cracked. best of all, one cup of freekeh yields three cups of the cooked grain. Translation : quick, n utritious and easy pilafs, morning granola, risotto, and salads.
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K&S MEDIA COURTESY FROM FARM TO TABLE; NATURES EARTLY CHOICE; RADIUS; MADHAVA
CATCH SOME Z’S
FUSION | MOTHER NATURE
Muscle weighs more than fat, but uses more energy. Strength training 30-40 minutes twice a week for 3-4 months will increase your resting metabolism (ie. days when you are too lazy to head to the gym) by up to 100 calories a day. Free weights or ankle weights are an easy way to begin. Reebok ankle weights, 5lb; www.gaiam.ca
THE NEW FITNESS CRAZES
MuAy THAI Rev up your routine with this Thai martial art, similar to boxing it works the entire body. you’ll feel this the next day!
COURTESY: NATURES EARTHLY CHOICE; FROM FARM TO TABLE; MADHAVA; HARNEY AND SONS
PLyOMETRICS (jump training) Similar to interval training, this technique makes your muscles exert the maximum amount in short spurts and will eventually increase your speed and power. Try jump squats: start in a squat position, then jump up from the balls of your feet into the air, landing back in the squat position.
1 Asics GEL-Noosa Tri™ 9 womens running shoe, $49.99; www.asicscanada.com 2 Asics GEL-Noosa Tri™ 9 womens running shoe, $179.99; www.asicscanada.com 3 Everlast Weighted Leather Jump Rope, $19.99, www.shopeverlast.com 4 under Armour Women’s Charged Cotton® undeniable Capri, $49.99 5 under Armour Pure Stretch Cheeky, $13.99, both, www.underarmour.com/shop/ca
TOP WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR METABOLISM
SPICE THINGS UP Want to drop a few, but don’t want to skimp on flavourless meals? Try spicing things up- literally. Not only have studies shown that capsaicin found in pepper rev up metabolism, but adding spices to your meals instead of additional fat and salt is an easy way to increase flavour, without increasing your waistline. We tried Simply Organic range of spices including oregano in our pasta sauce- adding a punchy herbaciousness while the crushed pepper flakes made a nice addition to our everyday vinaigrette. The fragrant cinnamon really came alive in baking, especially in a punchy Mexican chocolate cake. www.simplyorganic.com
GET IN THE MOOD: WORKOUT GEAR WE LOVE
1 . E AT M O RE S P I C E R a m p u p y o u r c o o ki n g wi t h a t e a s p o o n o f ca y en n e . St u di es s h o w t h a t t h e co mp o u n ds in p ep p er b o o st y our meta bo lis m temp ora rily. 2. E AT BR E A KFA S T. E AT O FTEN Ea t i n g b r ea k f a s t r egu l a t e s yo u r m et a b o l i s m f o r t h e da y. Gra ze t h r o u g h o u t t h e da y, s n a c ki n g o n f r u i t s a n d ve g g i e s . 3 . I NT E R VAL T R AI N I NG S t a r t i n g w i th 3 0 s e c o n d int erva ls , ra mp up t he int e n s i t y o f y o u r w o r ko u t t hen r et u rn t o t he no rmal r at e. Th is ma kes you c o n s u m e m o r e o x yg en ma k in g y o u r c e lls wo rk h ar d e r t o b u r n e n e r g y . 4 . G E T Y O U R OM E G A S O meg a 3’s ba lan c e y ou r blo o d su ga r a nd redu c e inf la mma tion . Try eatin g f l a x , w a l n u t s a n d f i s h. 5 . L O VE YO U R P R O T E I N Yo u r b o d y d i g e s t s p r o t ei n slo w er t ha n f a t s o r c a r bs , s o y o u f e e l f u l l e r , lo ng er. C ho o se l ea n meat , nu t s an d legu mes .
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IMBIBE Global Spirits WHAT’S NEW AND GREAT IN THE WORLD OF WINE AND SPIRITS
EDITED by STEVEN buSCH
WINE LESSON: VIOGNIER A ﬂoral white wine that is a delightful patio sipper, and great food partner HISTORY
Commonly planted in the Rhône region of France, Viognier is often blended with marsanne, grenache blanc and rolle. New world planting of Viognier in Canada and the United States has increased exponentially since the 1980’s.
PRODUCTTON The lees (residual yeast) in newer world viognier is sometimes stirred to increase acid levels.
Château Routas viognier vineyards
The highly floral and fruit forward characteristics, lend themselves perfectly to spicy cuisine such as Thai, Indian and Asian.
3 Viognier CSL Loves
FRA RAN NCE THREE WINDS
Rich, full and ﬂavourful, this slightly sweet viognier is ripe with tropical fruit. The roundness of this wine is care of the slightly baked fruit aromas and honey that coat the palate.
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ARGENTINA BODEGAS ESCORIHUELA GASCON 1884 RESERVADO VIOGNIER
big and bold, this zingy viognier packs a punch of apri cot and peach and a refreshing bl ast of ci trus. This wine makes a great pairing w ith seafood dishes. www.bodegasescorihuela.com
U.S.A. HOPE FAMILY TREANA WHITE BLEND
A blend of viognier and marsanne, the Hope family helped to pioneer this styl e of California white Rhone blend. Floral, citrus notes, with hints of stone fruit this white has excellent balance and will age wel l. www.hopefamilywines.com
COURTESY HOPE FAMILY TREANA; BODEGAS ESCORIHUELA GASCON; THREE WINDS; CHATEAU ROUTAS
HARVEST Grapes are harvested early in the morning to produce a pure juice. The skin of the Viognier grape is soft, and high in phenols which can result in an ‘oiliness’ if left in contact with the wine for too long.
TOP SPRING SPARKLERS TO TRY WITH FOOD
Salmon with poached egg and truf fle
FRENCH Simonnet-Febvre Cremant de Bourgogne Blanc Brut
LOOK Soft straw. TASTE The blend of chardonnay and pinot noir make for soft Burgundian sparkling wine, with hints of stone fruit and citrus with a dry finish. BEST FOR The faint hint of yeast makes an ideal pairing with pastry dishes (think classic vol au vent) or try with a brunch of baked salmon and a poached egg topped with shaved truffle. www.simonnet-febvre.com
The Nugan Estate Wine Dinner at Q Haute Cuisine
Matthew Nugan of Nugan Estate in Australia, visits Calgary for an evening of beautiful bites and sensational wine Located in Australia’s McLaren Vale region, the family owned Nugan Estate, began as a fruit and vegetable business by Nugan’s Spanish grandfather before producing fruit juices and eventually wine. The 590 hectares of estate grown grapes in Australia’s ﬁnest wine growing regions have made the label one of Australia’s Top 20 Wine Exporters. CSL sat down for dinner at q Haute Cuisine in Calgary showcasing Nugan Estate’s ﬁnest selections (including the 2007 kln vineyard botrytis semillon). The showstopper of the evening was the Nugan Estate Matriarch McLaren Val e Shiraz 2006, a truly elegant silky smooth wine. A ruby garnet colour in the glass gives way to rich dark cherry fruit, chocolate overtones with soft hints of oak. www.nuganestate.com.au DINING DELIGHTS Clockwise from top left: Chef Michele Aurigemma and Matthew Nugan chat; lamb top sirloin with sweet potato and madeira; bottles of Kln vineyard semillon; blueberry and pine dessert; a bottle of Martiarch; variations of carrot starter.
“Matriarch is named after my mother who is an incredible woman. She took over the business when Dad died. My sister designed the label so Matriarch is a labour of love.” -
MATTHEW NuGAN General Manager, Nugan Estate
Col de'Salici Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Doc Extra Dry
LOOK Straw yellow, with inflections of green. TASTE This prosecco made from grapes in D.O.C vineyards is fruit forward and slightly floral on the nose. Made in a spumante style to enhance the bouquet it is an aromatic and elegant sparkler. BEST FOR The delicate sweetness makes a beautiful pairing with subtly spicy foods (spaghetti with olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes) , and salty olives. www.compagniadelvino.it
THE CSL GREEN TICkER
COURTESY GLENROTHES; COL DE’SALICI; SIMONNET LEFEBVRE; NUGAN ESTATE
Tuna tar tare with olive sauce
The Vintage 2001 bottled in 2012 (Edition 1) was selected from a variety of casks
GLENROTHES VINTAGE 2001
THE B IG NEWS Accustomed to an age statement your whisky bottle? Glenrothes does it diﬀerently. Just like wine, Glenrothes releases whisky by vintage. Known to release only a handful of vintages this whisky is the newest oﬀering. WHY IT’S SPECIAL Blended from a variety of casks by Gordon Motion, the Speyside single malt scotch, delivers a lighter style with a honey ﬁnish. WHY YOU NEED IT NOW The golden hued whisky is immediately fragrant, with caramel, sweet earthy malt and dried fruit with warm undertones of vanilla and spice. On the tongue, this single malt is decidedly light, lending a touch of honey and soft fruit, ﬁnishing in a little oak. www.theglenrothes.com
Choose ﬁsh (perch, stream trout and smelt) that feed on insects and aquatic life. They are less likely to contain high levels of harmful pollutants.
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A bright orange colour is a reminder of blooming spring flowers. Serves 1. Combine 1 part sugar to equal part water over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat. Steep 23 sprigs of rosemary in syrup. Let cool and strain. To ½ ounce (15 ml) of this rosemary simple syrup add 1 ounce (30 ml) gin, ½ ounce (15 ml) triple sec, ½ ounce (15 ml) freshly squeezed Clementine juice, ½ ounce (15 ml) cranberry juice and ½ ounce (15 ml) Campari. Garnish with rosemary sprig and fresh cranberries.
An adult take on a childhood favourite. Serves 4-6. In a blender combine 1 cup (250 ml) frozen bing cherries (pitted), ½ ounce (15 ml) freshly squeezed lime juice, 4 ounces (120 ml) white rum and 2 ounce (60 ml) agave nectar. Pulse until mixture is smooth and thick, adding more lime juice or agave to taste. Add 5 dashes bitters. Garnish with fresh cherry.
ROSEMARy AND CLEMENTINE GIN
CHERRy RuM SLuSHIE
We’re starting to feel the warm weather and it’s time to lighten up our drinks, add some ﬁzz, add some ice, shake it up
LEMON LIME VODkA SPRITZER
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A light, thirst quenching quaff. Serves 2. Combine 1 part sugar to equal part water over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat. Let cool. To 1 ounce of this simple syrup add ½ ounce (15ml) lemon juice, ½ ounce ( 15ml) fresh lime juice, 2 ounces (60 ml) Vodka and 4 ounces (120 ml) Club soda. Garnish with wedges of lemon and lime.
KITCHEN! GREAT IDEAS FOR yOu TO COOk NOW
OATMEAL PARFAIT Serves 8
Berry Compote ¼ 2 ½ 3 1
cup packed coconut sugar or brown sugar tablespoons (30 ml) fresh Meyer lemon juice teaspoon (2 ml) Meyer lemon zest cups mixed berries such as raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and blueberries teaspoon (5 ml) cinnamon
2 1 1
cups (500 ml) Greek-style plain yogurt teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract tablespoon (15 ml) heavy cream
2 1 ¼ 2
cups (500 ml) old-fashioned rolled oats cup (80 ml) ﬂaked blanched almonds cup (80 ml) desiccated coconut tablespoon (15 ml) ﬁrmly packed brown sugar cup (60 ml) agave nectar tablespoons (30 ml) canola oil
For the berry Compote In a skillet over moderate heat add coconut, brown sugar and Meyer lemon juice and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add berries and cook, until juices release making a sauce, 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Remove from heat and let cool. For the Vanill a yogurt Combine yogurt, cream and vanilla and stir. Set aside.
Oatmeal UPGRADE Think of oatmeal as a stodgy old fashioned stalwart? Think again with this easy breakfast that really wows
KITCHEN COURTESY K&S MEDIA; QUAKER;
WHICH TYPE OF OATS SHOULD I CHOOSE?
keep in mind that after oats are harvested, they are separated from their hulls and stalks. The resulting grain kernel is called an oat groat. Choosing the right kind of oat for you depends on ﬂavour, cooking time and availability. We’ve highlighted the three most widely available types.
Steel cut oats/Irish Oats are made from sliced oat groats. They have a chewy texture and cook in 20-40 minutes. Great for a hearty breakfast, risotto or stew.
For the Oatmeal crumble Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine oats, almonds, coconut, and brown sugar. In a saucepan over low heat, combine the agave and oil stirring, until hot. Pour the mixture over the oat mixture and stir to coat evenly. Spread the mixture on the prepared sheet. bake, stirring occasionally, until the granola is golden brown, about 30 minutes. Assemble Place ¼ cup (60ml) yogurt in the bottom of each glass. Add 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of the berry compote over the yogurt and then repeat with another layer of yogurt, about 1 tablespoon (15 ml) sprinkle with granola crumble to taste. Garnish with berries and serve.
Rolled/old fashioned Oats are made from steamed, ﬂattened and dried oats groats. They cook in 10-15 minutes and have a nutty ﬂavor. Great in baking.
quick Oats are made similar to rolled oats but the ﬂakes are thinner and they are steamed longer. They cook in about 5 minutes and have less texture. Great for a quick breakfast.
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1-2-3... CHEESE Easy
A quick nibble, a no brainer pairing with bubbles, a tasty hors d’oeuvre – these make ahead treats are incredibly versatile. Recipe by k&S Media
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Get your kids involved in this step as it is easy and mess free.
A useful way to form the dough into a log is to first place it on a sheet of waxed paper. Use the wax paper to secure the dough, then roll it back and forth to form a log.
Use a sharp knife to cut the cheese coins. For extra flourish use a serrated knife that will give the coins a scalloped edge.
Grate 4 cups (1000 ml) grated cheddar cheese or any hard, sharp ﬂavoured cheese. Add 4 tablespoons (60 ml) butter, and 1 teaspoon (5 ml) mustard. Mash until smooth paste forms. Add 1 tablespoon (15 ml) thyme (or other herbs to your taste), 1 teaspoon (5 ml) smoked paprika, 2 cloves garlic grated, working ingredients into mixture. Add 1 tablespoon (15 ml) hot sauce (or your choice of chili paste). Gradually add 1 cup (250 ml) ﬂour a spoonful at a time and blend in after each addition.
Work mixture into a dough and then form a log. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes. (The dough can be kept in the freezer for one month and taken out just before use. Store a batch in the freezer by wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap or wax paper and then in a resealable plastic bag. Make sure that all the air is removed from the bag. When ready to use thaw the dough in the refrigerator.)
GET A DIFFERENT FLAVOuR vary the cheese
Gruyère This hard cheese grates easily and tastes sweet, mild and earthy in flavour.
Once solid, cut into even sized coins. Place a cutting of thyme on each coin to decorate and bake on a rimmed baking sheet at 350F (180 C) for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool and serve. The cheese coins can be kept in a sealed air tight container for up to one week.
Smoked Gouda Amp up the smoky taste in this recipe with this smoked cow’s milk cheese from Holland.
Emmental This Swiss cow’s milk cheese is known for its sizeable holes and melts well. Expect a nutty, fruity taste with a long finish.
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CUPCAKE CARROT CAKE Take the cupcake craze home by baking your own Recipe by k&S Media
Carrot Cake Cupcake
This recipe also makes a wonderful cake. Use the frosting for ﬁlling layers. For the Cupcake ½ cup (125 ml) oil 1 cup (250 ml) granulated sugar ½ teaspoon (2 ml) cinnamon ¼ teaspoon (1 ml) nutmeg 1 cup (250 ml) grated carrot ½ cup (125 ml) pineapple chunks (optional) ½ cup (125 ml) chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts) 2 eggs ½ teaspoon (2 ml) vanilla extract 1 cup (250 ml) ﬂour 1 teaspoon (5 ml) baking powder ¾ teaspoon (3 ml) baking soda ¼ cup (60 ml) raisins (optional) Frosting ½ cup (125 ml) cream cheese ¼ cup (60 ml) lemon juice cup (80 ml) marzipan 1 tablespoon (15 ml) icing sugar 1 tablespoon (15 ml) ﬂaked almonds, toasted 1 Pre-heat oven to 350F. Place all dry ingredients in a bowl. Mean while in a mixing bowl add oil and sugar. Beat for 2-3 minutes. Add vanilla. 2 Add eggs one at a time to sugar mixture. Add half of the dry ingredients one spoonful at a time, beating after each additional. Scrape down the side of the bowl occasionally. 3 Alternate adding grated carrots and dry ingredients a spoon ful at a time. Add raisins, pineapple and nuts. 4 Pour mixture into greased and lined cupcake tins. Bake for 15-20 minutes. 5 For frosting beat cream cheese, marzipan, icing sugar and lemon juice until ﬂuﬀy. 6 Cool cupcakes. Frost and sprinkle with ﬂaked almonds.
Thanks for the MEMORIES
“ We still have the well-worn handwritten recipe from when I was about seven years old. Flour was spelled “flower” and the handwriting is cursive and slopes. I wrote it while a family friend described the steps. We have used this foolproof recipe and have always been happy serving it either as a loaf or cupcakes.” — Kailash Maharaj
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1 FOOD 3 WAYS
Mіŋt An uplifting ﬂavour, try this well loved herb in sweet and savoury preparations
Mint PANNA COTTA
WITH ORANGE MARMALADE
Crab Cake WITH CHILI OIL AND MINT PESTO
Makes 4 6
tablespoons (3 ounces) freshly squeezed lime juice 12 teaspoons (2 ounces) granulated sugar 8-10 fresh sprigs of mint, plus more for garn i sh ¾ cup (6 ounces) white rum 3 cups (750 ml) ice 6 tablespoons (3 ounce) club soda 1 Place the lime juice, sprigs of mint and sugar into a highball glass. Muddle or mash the mint using a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon to release the ﬂavour. 2 Add rum and stir well. Pour into glass ﬁlled with ice and top with club soda. 3 Garnish with sprigs of mint.
MINT PANNA COTTA WITH ORANGE MARMALADE
Panna Cotta cup milk 2½ cups (750 ml) heavy cream ½ cup (125 ml) granulated sugar ½ tablespoon (8 ml) powdered gelatin 2 tablespoon fresh mint leaves, chopped Marmalade 6-8 medium oranges 2 lemons juiced 7 cups (1.75 L) granulated sugar 6 cups (1.5 L) water For the Panna Cotta 1 In a small bowl dissolve the gelatin powder in milk and set aside. 2 In a saucepan over medium heat bring the cream to a simmer then add the sugar. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Pour the gelatin and milk mixture into the cream, stirring continuously about one minute. Remove from heat. Add the mint to infuse for 3 minutes. Strain through a sieve. Pour into individual ramekin dishes. Let cool.
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3 Once cool, cover ramekins and refrigerate overnight before serving. For the Marmalade 1 Cut the oranges in half. Scrape out the pulp, leaving the pith behind. Reserve the skin. 3 In a food processor blend the pulp until smooth. 4 Press the pulp purée through a metal sieve with a wooden spoon into a large saucepan. 5 Using a knife remove the pith from the orange rind. Julienne the rind and add to saucepan. 6 Pour the lemon juice and water into the saucepan. 7 Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer for 1 to 2 hours until the mixture has reduced by half. 8 Reduce the heat to low, add the sugar and stir until dissolved about 10 minutes. Skim oﬀ scum from the surface using a metal spoon. 9 To test if the marmalade is ready spoon a little onto a plate and place in fridge. If it sets to a jelly consistency the marmalade is cooked. If necessary, cook for a further 5-10 minutes and test again. Serve spooned over panna cotta. Garnish with mint.
Chili oil 2 cups (500 ml) vegetable or olive oil 3-5 whole dried red chilies Steamed asparagus Mint Pesto 2 cloves garlic ¼ cup (60 ml) pine nuts 2½ cups (500 ml) fresh mint leaves ½ cup (125 ml) fresh basil leaves ½ cup (125 ml) grated Parmesan ½ teaspoon (2 ml) salt ¼ cup (60 ml)extra-virgin olive oil For the Crabcake 1 In a bowl combine the egg, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, hot sauce, red pepper ﬂakes, green onion, salt and pepper. 2 Sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the mixture, a little at a time incorporating until a loose, moist mixture forms. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. 3 Remove from refrigerator and shape crab mixture into cakes about 1 inch (3 cm) thick. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook cakes until golden brown about 4 minutes per side. For the Chili Oil 1 In a saucepan over low heat combine the chili and oil. Cook stirring occasionally until oil is warmed but not hot, about 5 minutes. 2 Remove from heat and let cool. 3 Store in an air tighter glass container.
CRAbCAkE WITH CHILI OIL AND MINT PESTO
Crabcake 1 pound (450 g) crabmeat, fresh or pasteurized 1 large egg ¼ cup (60 ml) mayonnaise 2 teaspoons (10 ml) Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon (5 ml) fresh lemon juice 1-3 dashes hot sauce 1 cup (250 ml) ﬁne breadcrumbs ½ teaspoon (2 ml) red pepper ﬂakes 1 tablespoon (15 ml) green onions chopped 2 tablespoon (30 ml) canola oil Salt and pepper to taste
For the Mint Pesto 1 Place basil, mint, pine nuts, garlic, parmesan and salt in a food processor. While machine is running, slowly add the oil in a steady stream. Process to desired consistency. To Assemble Place one crab cake on a plate. Top with steamed asparagus. Place another crab cake on asparagus forming a sandwich. Drizzle with mint pesto and chili oil around the perimeter of crab cake. csl
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CSL editors’ favourite picks
36-39 Helen of Troy::
Great new beauty products
CSL’s favourite spring products, nail polish trends, and how to get luscious locks
How to wear the crop top, colour of the year radiant orchid, and must haves for your spring wardrobe
Spring 2014 dress trends, special extras for your big day, and beauty products to pack
SPRING WEDDING IDEAS P. 44-45
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CAUDALĪE This ultra rich cream, great for extra dry skin is packed w ith Caudalíe's three signature patents: Resveratrol to lift and ﬁrm, Viniferine to correct dark spots and brighten, and antioxidant rich grape-seed Polyphenols. A great all round cream to target w rinkles, dark spots, and to ﬁrm skin. Premier cru crème riche, $165; ca.caudalie.com
STILA Create a gilded eﬀect on eyes (à la Dolce and Gabbana Spring 2014), with a drop of eye primer and shadow. use your ﬁngers to press onto your eyelid and voila, instant sparkly peepers! Metals foil in metallic kitten, $42; www.stilacosmetics.com
SHOEME Rock these wedge booties with jeans and a light sweater for a casual transitional Spring look. Hush Puppies Women's Cignet, $150; www.shoeme.ca
PISTIL DESIGNS We love how stylish this soft felted wool fed ora looks whether walking downtown streets or while travelling abroad. Wear it with laid back jeans and t-shirt look, a ﬂower pattern dress or leather pants (to pi ck up on the leather band detail). best of all it is great for a bad hair day. Soho Fedora, $58; www.pistildesigns.com
SOCK SHOP We all know that springtime doesn’t always equal warm weather. These thick, ultra soft and cozy socks will keep your tootsies warm. Heat Holders, $19.99; www.heatholders.com
“The tropical colour palette:
orange, pink, yellow and green is on trend for the season and an amazing surprise for the fashionista in your life. ” - SHIVANA MAHARAJ,
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TELEFLORA brighten the day of a fashionable friend with this spectacular bouquet full of green hydrangea, roses and aspidistra leaves. blossoms in Vogue premium, $92.25; www.teleﬂora.com
CHEEKY INTIMATES The Comfy Cami. Oh so comfortable! Loose enough for lounging around the house and casual enough for doing yoga. www.cheekyintimates.com
COURTESY TELEFLORA; HEAT HOLDERS; CAUDALIE; PISTIL DESIGNS; SHOEME.CA; STILA; BRAZA
Things that our editorial team are crazy about
7 Great Products
LETS MAKE A DEAL
Products CSL loves, and you should try too
by NATALIE FOX
2. 1. SCRUB-A-DUB-DUB
3. PRODUCT ROADTEST
“ Look for the cute ostrich stamp on these rustic, handmade blocks of pure olive oil soap - don’t expect a heady fragrance or loads of lather but expect subtle moisturizing. We’ve searched long and hard for this rarity soap made of only three ingredients. ”
2. DON’T BE SO SENSITIVE!
Whether you have eczema or just sensitive skin, Polysporin Eczema Essentials Daily Body Wash cleanses skin gently with a soap-free and fragrance-free formula. $16.49; www.polysporin.ca
3. MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
Tuck this bottle into your purse for an all in one boon to cuts, scrapes, blemishes, insect bites, rashes and blisters. Tea tree oil aids healing and Vitamin E moisturizes – a potent combination. Dermae Tea tree and E oil, $13.75, dermae.com
- SHIVANA MAHARAJ,
Nubi Trading Nabulsi soap, nubitrading.com
4. COURTESY POLYSPORIN; ERGINC; LANCOME; MERMAE; K&SMEDIA; INDIE LEE; NARS
Get deep exfoliation with lasting moisture (thanks to mix of oils including pumpkin seed, sunflower and coconut) and a zingy smell with this scrub. Best of all, with every product purchased you receive a packet of USDA organic seeds to start your own vegetable garden. emerginC Ginger-lime sugar scrub, $45; www.emerginc.com
4. THE GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME Ah, redolent with the calming scent of lemongrass, Indie Lee Lemongrass Calendula Body Lotion hydrates and softens skin. $22, indielee.com
5. GARDEN ISLE
Channel the awe-inspiring colours of the Hawaiian island with Nars Kauai Duo Eyeshadow – it glides on easily and blends to create light colour or intensity. $39; www.narscosmetics.ca
6. PRETTY POUT
Think of Lancôme Gloss in Love as Juicy Tubes 2.0 – high shine lip gloss in classic muted colours. $28, in "mocha queen: 202"; www.lancome.ca
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HELEN OF TROY
HELEN OF TROY
7 New Beauty Products
CSL’s beauty team tested scores of products, and came up with a few faves for you to include in your beauty arsenal CH EEK S
1. AERIN Essentials Collection kaleidolight Palette, $78; esteelauder.ca 2. NO DARK SHADOWS Complexion Enhancer, available in two shades, $19.99; www.nodarkshadows.com
3. L’OCCITANE brightening Essence, 30ml, $65; ca.loccitane.com
4. COVERGIRL bombshell ShineShadow by Lashblast in gold goddess, $10.99; www.covergirl.ca
5. REVLON Colorburst matte balm in ‘striking’ $9.95; www.revlon.ca
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6. BENEFIT COSMETICS The POREfessional, $36; www.beneﬁtcosmetics.com
7. L’ORÉAL Voluminous butterﬂy ‘lash out butterﬂy’, waterproof mascara,$11.99; www.lorealparis.ca
COURTESY REVLON; BENEFIT; L’OREAL; COVER GIRL; AERIN; L’OCCITANE; NO DARK SHAROWS; MOROCCAIN OIL; WELLA;
HELEN OF TROY
Nail That Job!
It’s a reverse French manicure, a half moon painted at the base of the nail with a contrasting colour above. It elongates the hand and was seen all over the runways
Over the Moon If you’re not sure how to make the white half moon stand out pick a bright colour
butter London Boho Rock in Lushington, www.butterlondon.com
NYC New York Color Long Wearing Nail Enamel in red velvet rope 141, newyorkcolor.com
FOR THE MOON
Think neutrals and whites for the moon. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in sweet talker 340, www.sallyhansen.com
COURTESY PRITI NYC; REVLON; K&S MEDIA
MAINTAIN YOUR MANICURE The Tools
Revlon Create-A-Shape 2in-1 Nail Clip; www.revlon.ca
CND Vinylux Weekly Polish S ystem (colour and top coat); mint conver tible, $11.90 each cnd.com
Nicole by OPI in taupe of my class, www.nicolebyopi.com
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TRAVEL MAKEUP WITH Penny Sadler
HELEN OF TROY
Shave, splash and spray with these products. It’s a daily routine to keep your man looking and smelling great.
the make-up artist and blogger with a love for Italy explains the right look for ﬂying I always think it's a good idea to wear minimal makeup on the airplane then touch up when you land. a good tinted moisturizer to provide a bit of color to the skin and even out the tone while combating the dry cabin air is always a good idea. and of course, mascara!
Do it yourself
My top 3 travel essential makeup products are a concealer to cover the tired red eyes and any blemishes or uneven skin color, Burt's Bees tinted lip balm in hibiscus and, black/brown mascara works well for everyone.
I think Italian women love makeup, just as most women do no matter what their cultural background. one of the main diﬀerences I've noticed is that Italian women focus mainly on their eyes and wear a lot of eyeliner and often, nothing more. So I see a lot of bare faces with eye makeup and maybe lipstick.
1. SkIn apply moisturizer or tinted moisturizer and use a minimal amount of a translucent powder to set it. 2. lIPS apply lip gloss for a bit of color and again to combat the ultra dry air inside the plane. 3. eYeS apply mascara to quickly and eﬀortlessly deﬁne the eyes.
SchaF 02 hydrate a non-greasy toxinfree, scent-free formula that works. Simple as that! $35; www.schaf.ca
THE NEW AU NATUREL
Makeup this season is all about the bare, fresh face. here are a few products to get you started
PRaDa luna Rossa extreme Sail away on notes of vanilla and bergamot. eau de Parfum Spray, 50ml, $72.00
OF THE SEASON
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PRADA S/S 2014
thakoon S/S 2014
HONOR S/S 2014
ROLAND MOURET S/S 2014
TOM FORD S/S 2014
PHILLIP LIM S/S 2014
NARS light optimizing Primer SPF15,$38; www.narscosmetics.ca; COVERGIRL truBlenD liquid Makeup in warm beige; covergirl.ca;
PhIlIPS at752/20 aq uatouch Shaver Versatile electric shaver both wet and dry. $79.96; www.philips.ca
COURTESY COVER GIRL; NARS; WELLA; MOROCCAIN OIL; NARS; PRADA; BRAUN; SCHAF; ROME TOURISM BOARD; PENNY SADLER
G et the ItalIan look
CSL 3 Spring Hair Trends We Love (and you will too!) !
STELLA MCCARTNEy FOR ADIDAS S/S 2014
HELEN OF TROY
INSPIRED BY THE OLYMPICS
Olympic Inspired: Sochi have you looking for an updated sporty hairdo? Check out the easy way to do it yourself
The braidy bunch
VICTORIA BECKHAM S/S 2014
RACHEL ZOE S/S 2014
CELINE S/S 2014
Hair accessories were all over the runways. For a more delicate look choose a ﬂoral inspired headpiece.
Braids are an ideal update for Spring 2014 and can be done in seconds. Try a loose braid for an eﬀortless look!
Worn with this season’s it pant, the sport-striped loose ﬃtting drawstring, this trend is both easy and elegant.
STEP 1. Prep the hair according to texture. Use Damage Remedy™ Daily Hair Repair to protect the hair from the heat of hairdryers and flatirons. Use Smooth Infusion™ Style Prep on top to smooth hair and help tackle humidity.
DSquARED 2 S/S 2014
HEALTHY LOCKS ARE JUST AROUND THE CORNER STEP 2. Section hair starting from the back and blow-dry straight with a large round brush brushing the hair into the same direction at the nape of the neck. STEP 3. Use a flat iron to smooth the hair and mist Air Control™ Hair Spray on each section of hair for a strong but barely-there hold.
(Left) Pantene Advanced keratin Repair keragloss Oil Mist; Wella Professionals Velvet Ampliﬁer.
COURTESY PANTENE; WELL; AVEDA; MAROCCAIN OIL
STEP 4. Guide the hair back into a ponytail at the nape of neck and secure tightly with millinery elastic. Comb through the length of the ponytail and smooth through again with a flat iron for a perfectly groomed finish. For the bun look: Braid hair the length of the ponytail and begin to wrap around base of elastic. Pin in place.
STEP 5. Finish with a misting of Aveda Control Force™ Hair Spray for hold and a glossy healthy looking texture. www.avedacanada.ca
“The Dsquared designers always favour a glamorous ‘bombshell’ look, and this season the collection has a tropical, sexy ‘50s feeling to it, so I created super volume and a slightly bouﬀant hair look to support this,” says hair stylist extraordinaire and Pantene Pro-V Global Stylist Ambassador, Sam McKnight. Get the look and add extra gloss and shine to your locks with Pantene Advanced Keratin Repair Keragloss Oil Mist, $13.99, www.pantene.ca. Prime hair for easier styling with Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier, $16, www.wella.com
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Pleated 1 The Maxi Skirt Whil e mid-calf styles are better for taller individuals, the maxi can be worn by all. Pair with a crop sw eater and ladylike shoes. Alice+Olivia pleated maxi skirt $707,39; www.farfetch.com
AE Chambray button Down Shirt, $44.40; www.ae.com
Lightweight and easy to carr y, this mini can easily be taken everywhere and worn with ever ything. Philip Lim Ryder Small Zip Crossbody, $650.00; www.31philliplim.com
7 Easy updates
Spring 2014 Fashion All the trends have you feeling overwhelmed? These little upgrades will make your look instantly fashion forward
Joie Talina B Pant in caviar, $258.00, www.joie.com
4 JACkET The cropped
Tailored, boxy blazers are out. The new kid in tow n is a cropped jacket. bomber and motorcycle styles in pastels are the way to go. Tibi Chelsea bomber Jacket $378.00; www.tibi.com
THE CSL GREEN TICkER
Opt for clothes that do no t r equi re dr y cl ean ing.
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Combining stripes and polka dots have you feeling a little unsure? The easiest way to try this trend is to stick with classic black and white stripes on the bottom, and a pop of colour on top, grounding the look with a black strappy heels or a cage bootie.
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COURTESY TIBI; JOIE; 3.1 PHILIP LIM; FAR FETCH; AMERICAN EAGLE;
The loose fitting SPORTy PANT EMANuEL uNGARO
STYLIST GUESS Hyanne SingleSole Dress Sandals, $99; www.guess.ca
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Calamijane, $845; christianlouboutin.com /ca_en
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Triple band Leather Sandal, black/Ivory $935; www.bergdorfgoodman.com
7 PASTEL SHOE
COURTESY STUART WEITMAN; ENZO ANGIOLINI; ALEXANDER WANG; BERGDORF GOODMAN; CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN; GUESS
NINE WEST Callen, $125; www.ninewest.com
SAM EDELMAN Ayda, $130; www.samedelman.com
PUMP IT UP “Pastels are a classic. The updated sporty feel of this season’s interpretation in footwear feels so modern, sleek and elegant. It’s a trend that is here to stay. Wear a pointy toe pastel shoe with a pantsuit for a quick update.”
- SHIVANA MAHARAJ, beauty editor STUART WEITZMAN Accent, $398; stuartweitzman.ca ALEXANDER WANG Carolyn pump in peppermint, $550; www.alexanderwang.com
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How to Wear:
The tummy bearing trend have you in a tizzy? Don’t worry. Not solely for the ultra young, here, CSL’s stylists show your three wearable ways to rock this trend
1. A casual crop c an be worn pic king up groc er ies or shop ping at the mall on weekends. Wear with comfor table booties, to complete this look. CROP TOP Rocco in pebbled sesame with rhodium, $944; store.alexanderwang.com PANTS Alder Mixed Jacquard Pant, bCbG Max Azria,$198; www.bcbg.com SHOES Goya in sand, kelsi Dagger brooklyn, $29.99; kdbrooklyn.com 42 | WINTER 2013/14 | citystyleandliving.com
2. Heading to the of fice? This look is more covered up and sophisticated. The pointed toe pump with ankle strap f inishes of f the feminine flow of the skir t. CROP TOP Miu Miu Cropped cashmere sweater, $745; www.shopstyle.com SKIRT Zara asymmetric two tone pleated skirt, $79; www.zara.com/ca SHOES Nine West Women's Magadore, $120; www.shoeme.ca
3. Reser ve this look for a f un galler y openi ng or par ty. We love the open toe cage booties, with shor ts. For a little more coverage, add a jacket. CROP TOP Adidas neo bralet, $40; www.adidas.ca BOMBER JACKET Abbot bomber with contrast black winter ﬂoral print, Equipment, $318; www.equipmentfr.com SHORTS Sorrel shorts, Tory burch, $595; www.toryburch.com SHOES Sam Edelman Aubriana, $149.99; www.samedelman.com
COURTESY JMAROCCAIN OIL; SAM EDELMAN; TORY BURCH ;ADIDAS; EQUIPMENT; ZARA; SHOEME; NET A PORTER; BCBG MAX AZRIA; KD BROOKLYN; ALEXANDER WANG;
WEAR TO WORk
STYLIST ORCHID APPEAL
Did you know that ancient cultures revered the orchid as a symbol of love and beauty? Victorians beloved this flower as a symbol of luxury.
Talula Palmdale bustier, $50; aritzia.com HEATHER GREY This is great for an oﬃce look. Think cropped grey pants and a silk orchid button down blouse
FuRLA Candy Rubber Mini Satchel, $225; The bay, www.thebay.com Amethyst Sea Glass Drops, $62; bauble bar, www.baublebar.com
BUTTER YELLOW A classic combination– try a casual butter yellow tank under an orchid blazer
Tibi Wrap-eﬀect silk-crepe dress, $177.75; The Outnet, www.theoutnet.com
COURTESY PANETONE; MAYBELLINE; TOO FACED; MAROCCAIN OIL; NEIMAN MARCUS; BAUBLE BAR; ARITZIA; THE BAY; THE OUTNET
SAGE GREEN Make the purple undertones of an outﬁt pop with a soft green purse
GUCCI SPRING/SUMMER 2014
b brian Atwood Pricilla Wedge Sandal, Fuchsia , $405.97; Neiman Marcus, www.neimanmarcus.com
INSPIRED BYPantone’s Colour of the Year Radiant Orchid. Get ready to see this shade everywhere this season!
COMPLIMENT YOUR MAKEUP WITH YOUR WARDROBE FLAWLESS SKIN AND BRIGHT MATTE LIPS
TOO FACED La Creme lipstick in bon bon pink papaya, $26; www.toofaced.com
MAYBELLINE Dream Wonder powder in ‘nude’, $13.49; www.maybelline.ca
RACHEL ZOE S/S 2014
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SPRING WEDDINGS Deciding on your gown should be fun. We’ve narrowed down the top trends, and included a few wedding planning tidbits for your special day
A subtle hint of pink, purple or pale blue can be more flattering than pure white
THE LITTLE EXTRAS CAN REALLY MAKE YOUR WEDDING A STANDOUT. HERE ARE A FEW COOL ITEMS FOR YOUR SPECIAL DAY
If you are a fashion forward bride, opt for a lighter underpinning (not completely sheer) to stay on trend
The surprising pop of colour under your dress will make you smile Christian Louboutin, Tobaggan, $745; christianlouboutin.com
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An ultra feminine way to tie the knot is in a gown with floral detail. Apt for destination weddings
Blame it on Kate Middleton, the sleeve is here to stay. Great for a traditional bride
Fashion meets chocol ate when cocoanista Jacqueline Jacek creates fabulous high quality bon-bons that will be art pieces for your guests. Choose from a wide selection of ﬂavours, including mini chocolate bars . Jacek Chocolate couture H’Art Oozy Salted Caramel Collection (6-piece), $13; jacekchocolate.com
COURTESY CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN; JACEK CHOCOLATE COUTURE; PRONOVIAS;
7NewDress Trends We Love ONE SHOuLDER
Pack these little goodies in your purse for on the spot ﬁxes
Flushed face? No problem, spray on Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Mist, 100ml, $48 www.jurlique.com
Keep cool and collected with this amazing organic lotion Fig and Yarrow apothecary underarm lotion, $22 figandyarrow.com COURTESY TELEFLORA; SPINATO; ARDELL; ORIBE; AMSALE; ANGEL SANCHEZ; VERA WANG; FIG AND YARROW; JURLIQUE
This Grecian style never goes out of vogue. Try an embellished shoulder for more pop
Peplum, origami style folds and bold silhouettes bring couture to your ceremony
Minimalism is back. This streamlined look elongates the figure and is great for plus size brides
Stray hair beware, this fine mist will keep pesky out of place hair s in check . Oribe purse size superfine hair spray, $21.50; www.oribe.com
The Music Cocktails: A live jazz band, or pianist
Why not try potted plants– guests can take home these little beauti es Zen Artistry, $69.95; www.teleﬂora.com
First Dance: Nothing is better than the classic “At Last” For the Party: book a DJ and make sure that he/she plays a mix of old school and new school dance tunes
This light crisp wine is versatile and great for toasting and appeti zers. Anna Spinato Prosecco Organic; www.spinato.it
Elongate your lashes easily with Ardell 415 lashes, Curvacious collection, $6.29; www.ardelllashes.com
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CITY STYLE AND LIVING
47-48 Passport :
Road trip in the new MINI in Puerto Rico plus amazing aerial photographs
49 Tour Guide::
50-53 CSLâ€™s Top Hotel
killer Women actress Tricia Helfer
54-55 5 of My Favourite
The most exciting for 2014
Things To Do::
SWEET SET OF WHEELS
PuERTO RICO ROAD TRIP WITH THE NEW MINI, P. 47
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kristy Sayer dishes on her Sydney favourites
PASSPORT Travel News
WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO SEE AND WHAT TO DO AROuND THE WORLD PHOTOGRAPHy by k&S MEDIA TEXT by SHIVANA MAHARAJ
THE NEW MINI COOPER S IN PUERTO RICO
Gasolina Beach Arecibo
The Ritz Carlton Dorado Vega Baja
CSL takes this cool little beauty out on the windy roads of Northern Puerto Rico for an unforgettable road trip THE CAR The German engineered new Mini Cooper S has gotten a makeover and I couldn’t be happier. The first thing that strikes me about the new Mini is the sporty look - hexagonal radiator grill, LED headlamps, rear light clusters with wide chrome surround, and the eye catching paint finish (available in five finishes). Although the car is perceived as small, there is a tremendous amount of leg room, it feels roomier with a with an extra 1.1 inches added to the wheelbase, plus 4.5 inches and 1.7 inches in overall length and width (great for the over six foot tall crowd). Though it took a while to get used to, the futuristic key insertion is located in the middle of the centre console and activated by a toggle start/stop button. This lifestyle vehicle would be spacious and comfortable enough for a road trip with two passengers, even allowing for space for small luggage in the back. THE ROAD I took the Mini Cooper S through the windy and pothole ridden mountainous roads of Puerto Rico’s North Coast from Dorado to Gasolina Beach (hey, why not test the car’s mettle in rugged terrain?). With oncoming vehicles rushing at me, I was relieved by the superb handling of the Mini Cooper S care of the revised suspension technology. This also came in handy when trying to avoid the numerous stray dogs roaming the streets. The struts on the Mini Cooper S have been altered too, for less impact on the body – small pebbles hitting the sides of the car – and outside noise was kept to a minimum. Though the highways in Puerto Rico weren’t particularly busy, the 6-speed automatic transmission allowed for seamless acceleration after passing numerous school zones. The MINI Cooper S’ four-cylinder TwinPower turbo technology is enhanced by three distinct driving modes – mid, sport and green – allow-
ing drivers to alter their driving style according to preference. Case in point? Green mode allows for improved driving performance and reduced fuel consumption. WOW FACTOR Sometimes it’s the small things that really make an impact. I loved the jukebox like 4-line TFT screen (8.8 inches) for navigation, entertainment, telephone and vehicle functions and the large MINI controller in the centre console was fun to toy with. Some of the highend options are a must for cold climes (heated windscreen, seat heating, anyone?). There are also some cool functions including: emergency call and MINI teleservices with use of a SIM card; MINI connected XL journey mate with real time traffic information, and social networking; parking assistant, rear-view camera and road sign detection. BOTTOM LINE Overall, I was thoroughly impressed by the premium small car’s agility driving the roads of Puerto Rico, a testament to the ‘go-kart’ feeling the company proudly touts. It seemed like I had driven the car all my life because it was extremely comfortable, had intuitive handling, and innovative tweaks to the interior and exterior of the vehicle and clever engineering made it a pleasure to drive. www.miniusa.com; www.mini.ca
Clock wise f rom top lef t: A sketch of the new mini cooper, showing off the wheels on the beach; the MINI lifestyle displayed on Gasolina beach; interior of the MINI; Ritz Carlton Reserve Dorado Beach
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A View From The Top
Flying into a destination from high above, sometimes proves to be almost as incredible as landing on solid ground
PORT OF SPAIN
PhotoGRaPhY k&S MeDIa
CALIFORNIA UTAH the cSl GReen tIckeR
light campfires only in des i gn ate d a r ea s and ensure that they are completely extinguished before you leave.
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PASSPORT | TOUR GUIDE
Her Favourite Hotels
The model-actress chats with CSL about her new AbC show killer Women, her charitable side and her global travel faves WHAT DREW YOU TO KILLER WOMEN? I
loved the character right away. She was multilayered - strong, smart, quirky and vulnerable. I thought she'd be a lot of fun to play. I was also intrigued by the female killer angle on what is essentially a cop procedural. I thought it would be interesting to get a look into the diﬀerences of why women kill. Statistically there are way fewer female killers than male killers, so I was interested in exploring that smaller percentage.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR CHARITABLE ENDEAVORS AND WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO GIVE BACK? My charitable endeavors come
from two diﬀerent areas. Personally, I donate to animal charities via my website. I also try and help out with PSA's and events to raise awareness of animal causes. Together with my friend and former costar, katee Sackhoﬀ, we founded Acting Outlaws– a company that we started that mixes our passion for motorbike riding and giving back. We ﬁlmed a documentary about the continued clean up of the bP oil spill, put out calendars, and do rides, with proceeds going to charities (AmFAR, Gulf Restoration Project, Red Cross and Humane Society). We are planning a few rides this year and are looking at donating to the Wounded Warriors and for a clothing drive. I think it's important to give back. We are all one big community. Sometimes it's you doing the helping out and other times it's you that is getting the help.
COURTESY TUMI; CHAPSTICK; NEW BALANCE; WICKANNINISH INN; AMAN HOTELS;
WHAT THREE ITEMS ARE ALWAYS IN YOUR LUGGAGE? (11) running shoes/workout clothes
(2 2) a warm shawl (3 3) chapstick. I have used Tumi
luggage forever. basic black, not ﬂashy, but well made.
FAVOURITE HOTEL IN THE WORLD? There are some amazing places out there. I went for a French magazine job to Indonesia and stayed a week at the Amandari and a week at the Amankilo. both were phenomenal. One place I love to go to in Canada is the Wickaninnish Inn in Toﬁno on Vancouver Island. It's a pretty special place.
A villa at Amandari Indonesia
MOST MEMORABLE TRAVEL MOMENT?
When I was seven and visiting the Grand Canyon with my family. At one lookout spot over the Colorado River where it was essentially massively tall, straight down embankment walls to the raging river. We pulled in and I went running down to the fence. I slipped and fell down, sliding through a hole under the fence and caught myself with my arms on the fence as my feet were nearing the edge of the cliﬀ. I remember that travel moment quite well.
WHEN I AM NOT WORKING I AM…. At home
trying to catch up on everything that I've let slide while I was on set and all my time was consumed.
BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE RECEIVED? you gotta keep your head on your shoulders and pay attention because no one will look out for you as carefully as you will look out for yourself. I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT... Having animals in my life.
Wickanninish Inn, Tofino
“ You gotta keep your head
on your shoulders and pay attention because no one will look out for you as carefully as you will look out for yourself.”
Chapstick, Tumi Luggage and running shoes are always with Helfer when travelling.
Helfer on her honeymoon
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The Top 7 Hotel CSL
From isolated islands, to a luxury hotel at a famous theme park, to historic buildings,
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Openings of 2014 Tim McKennaâ€™s aerial shot of The Brando
new hotels are opening all over the globe. Here are a few of the most anticipated. by SHIVANA MAHARAJ
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The Alila Fort Bishangarh This all suite resort is housed in a restored heritage fortress on a rock outcropping (translation: each suite has stunning views of the nearby Aravalli Mountains). Think Rajasthani kingly touches like bay windows and day beds. www.alilahotels.com/fortbishangarh.
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COURTESY THE FOUR SEASONS; THE BRANDO; THE PENINSULA; WALDORF ASTORIA; RITZ CARLTON; PARK HYATT
5 The Brando hotel Yes, that Brando. The Polynesian atoll of Tetiaroa (a favourite of actor Marlon Brando), will be home to this luxury eco resort, with 35 villas set on a private white sand beach. www.brando.com The Peninsula Paris This hotel is all about location, location, location – situated on Avenue Kleber, in the sixteenth arrondisse-
6 ment, close to the Arc de Triomphe. www.peninsula.com/Paris The Four Seasons Orlando Just steps from Walt Disney World Resort, this 444 room resort mixes family and adult friendly activities including a spa, golf course, and explorer island- a five acre playground with activities, waterslides and a ‘ruined’ mansion. www.fourseasons.com/orlando
7 Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem Minutes from Jaffa gate, this property is a mix of Greco-Roman, gothic and Ottoman architecture. The 10 floor, 226 room hotel features two restaurants, two bars and a Grand ballroom. waldorfastoria3.hilton.com The Ritz Carlton Kyoto The 136 room hotel, set on the Kamogawa river close to Kyoto’s Gion
and Kawaramachi-dori districts offers river and mountain views. www.ritzcarlton.com The Park Hyatt Vienna, Austria Situated in the Goldenes quartier, the 143 room Park Hyatt boasts afternoon tea at ‘The lounge’, whisky and cigar lounge at ‘The Living Room’ and spa Arany. www.vienna.park.hyatt.com
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5 OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO K R IS T Y S AY E R MET WHEN BORN AND RAISED SYDNEYSIDERK HER SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN HUSBAND AND BROUGHT HIM TO AUSTRALIA, SHE DISCOVERED HER CITY ALL OVER AGAIN THIS TIME FROM AN OUTSIDER'S PERSPECTIVE. HERE ARE HER TOP PICKS The Park Hyatt Sydney.
Competitors in the Swim Series on Sydney Harbour.
(1) SOAK UP SYDNEY HARBOUR Sydney is a beautiful city with so much to do both day and night. Don't just stay in one spot, go out and explore all that the city has to oﬀer. I highly recommend going on a harbour cruise to learn about Sydney and also to see the city from a diﬀerent perspective. Captain Cook Cruises (www.captaincook.com.au) oﬀers some incredible Sydney Harbour sightseeing cruises and hop on hop oﬀ passes. If you want to explore by yourself you can check out Sydney Ferries (www.transport.nsw.gov.au/content/sydney-ferries ). 54 | SPRING 2014 | citystyleandliving.com
PARK HYATT SYDNEY This hotel exemplifies location – situated between the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. With 155 guestrooms and suites, an art gallery, and 24-hour butler service it’s luxury at its best. THE LANGHAM, SYDNEY Expect old school elegance (including antiques) at this 96 room hotel which also boasts high tea. SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, SYDNEY Located in the Rocks district all 563 guestrooms and suites have views of the harbour. –K.M.
COURTESY DESTINATION NSW/JAMES HORAN; THE PARK HYATT
3 PLACES TO STAY NEAR SYDNEY HARBOUR
(4) VISIT SYDNEY'S ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS
Wild Life S ydney Australian animal adventure at Darling Harbour
COURTESY DESTINATION NSW/JAMES HORAN; MERLIN ENTERTAINMENT GROUP; KRISY SAYER; DESTINATION NSW/HAMILTON LUND
Meliora Farms stall at the EQ Village Markets at the Enter tainement Quar ter.
(2) EXPLORE SOME OF SYDNEY'S MARKETS If you fancy yourself a bit of a foodie, be sure to check out some of Sydney's weekly markets. There's a huge variety of markets so you'll ﬁnd everything from handmade jewelry and unique souvenirs to fresh from the farm produce and gourmet delights. My favourites are The Rock's Markets (held in The Rocks every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm), The EQ Village Markets (held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park - be sure to also stop and check out Centennial Park which is right across the road) and The Eveleigh Farmer's Market (held every Saturday from 8am at Wilson Street, Eveleigh).
(5) LEAVE THE CITY BEHIND AND SEE THE STUNNING BLUE MOUNTAINS
(3) CAUTION WILDLIFE AHEAD
Animal lover? Deﬁnitely check out Sydney's Taronga Zoo, which you can catch a ferry to. Also look out for Sea Life Sydney Aquarium if you're a wildlife fan.
BLUE MOUNTAINS One of my favourite places to explore and just 90 minutes from the heart of the city, The Blue Mountains is a magical place with stunning scenery. Aerial view near Newnes, Blue Mountains.
The Royal Botanic Gardens are a natural oasis in the heart of Sydney and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Here you'll ﬁnd a variety of diﬀerent plants and wildlife, showcasing Sydney's diversity, including a Rainforest Walk, Native Rockery, Traditional Rose Garden and even a Succulent Garden. Be sure to check the web to see if there are any special events or tours on when you're visiting (as there is always plenty of free entertainment).
A blooming lotus at the Royal Botanic Gardens.
SCENIC WORLD BLUE MOUNTAINS See the Mountains from a variety of diﬀerent angles – by Cable Way, Railway ( it's the world's steepest railway!) and Skyway (where you view the forest ﬂoor from 270 metres above with panoramic views).
THE CANDY STORE A must stop in Leura for anyone with a sweet tooth! (www.candystore.c om.au)
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• Setup and manage document distribution matrix. • Maintain a current and data management system that is functional and user friendly and oversee the effectiveness of the EMPCM EDMS including systems support as well as the integrity of these systems. • Manage all aspects of document control workflow processes for electronic and hard copy information.
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BEHIND THE COVER Page 7 BITE BEAUTY www.bitebeauty.com Available at Sephora; EYEKO Available at Sephora; TRULY ZAC POSEN www.davidsbridal.ca For complete list of retail locations see website; HOME Pages 11-12 HOME DEPOT www.homedepot.ca For complete list of retail locations see website; WRAP IT UP Page 13 FISKARS www.fiskars.com Available at Home Depot; 3M 3mcanada.ca For complete list of retailers see website; KYOCERA kyoceraadvancedceramics.com Available at GoldasKitchen.com; OXO Good Grips Available at well.ca; WESTCOTT KLEENEARTH Available at well.ca; HEALTHY LIVING Page 14-15 HARNEY AND SONS www.harney.com For complete list of retailers see website; MADHAVA www.madhavasweeteners.com Available at health food stores. For complete list of retailers see website; RADIUS TOOTHBRUSH www.radiustoothbrush.com Available through website; FROM FARM TO TABLE www.fromfarmtotable.ca Available in a variety of supermarkets across Canada; NATURES EARTHLY CHOICE www.earthlychoice.com For complete list of retail locations see website; SIMPLY ORGANIC www.simplyorganic.com For complete list of retailers see website; ASICS www.asicscanada.com For complete list of retailers see website; EVERLAST www.shopeverlast.com Available through website; UNDER ARMOUR www.underarmour.com Available through website For complete list of retailers see website; GAIAM www.gaiam.ca Available through website; TECH Page 16 SAMSUNG www.samsung.com.For complete list of retailers see website; CANON www.canon.ca For complete list of retailers see website; LG www.lg.com/ca_en For complete list of retailers see website; FUSION Page 18 DOM INTERNATIONAL www.dominternational.com Available at Loblaws; NORTHERN DIVINE www.northerndivine.com Available at Costco across Canada; FUSION NEED IT WANT IT Page 19 NANDO’S nandos.com Available at Sobeys, Safeway and Walmart; ONECOFFEE myworldinacup.com Available at London Drugs, Choices Market, Marketplace IGA, Fresh Street Market, Nesters, Buy/Low, Quality Foods on Vancouver Island, and Sobeys across Canada; PULO PHILIPPINE CUISINE www.pulocuisine.com Available at mass retailers across Canada ; PAPERCHEF www.paperchef.com Available at mass retailers across Canada; ENCORE WOODLAND tasteofwoodland.com Available at Safeway; GAIAM www.gaiam.com Available through website; EDITORS NOTES Page 34 CAUDALIE ca.caudalie.com For complete list of retailers see website; STILA www.stilacosmetics.com For complete list of retailers see website; SHOEME www.shoeme.ca Available through website; PISTIL DESIGNS Available at Atmosphere and Le Yeti in Montreal For complete list of retailers see website; BRAZA www.cheekyintimates.com Available through website; TELEFLORA www.teleflora.com Available through website; HEAT HOLDERS Available at Sears across Canada; 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