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SPRING 2013 | V O L u M E 6 I S S u E 2 | C O N T E N T S

STYLE and LIVING

Tibi Silk Halter, $198.00, www.tibi.com; Erdem Ez pleated lace skirt, $963, The Outnet, www.theoutnet.com

COVER STORIES

12-13 Green 101 18-21 Ingredient Overdrive 38-45 Spring is Here 48-51 24 Hours in Miami 54 Tour Guide: W. Brett Wilson

26 GOURMET VOYAGE Belgian food connoisseurs’ take on haute cuisine

27-29 MOTHER NATURE Healthy living CSL FASHION

31-33 TREASURE TROVE e best new beauty products

TOAST OF THE SEASON! STyLE SECRETS FOR SPRING P. 38-45

CSL AROuND THE CITy

10 EVENTS Great things to do in and around Calgary 11 Q&A

Tempt your taste buds with whisky, Vermentino, bubbles and more

22 FUSION

What’s new and notable in the world of food

Lisa Ostrikoff on her faves

23 BOOKCASE

37 EDITOR’S PICKS Our editors on their favourite products 46 ST YLIST What to wear to a garden party

CSL TRAVEL

52 PASSPORT Travel news and products from around the globe 53 SOUVENIR Local eats around the world 55 AN EXPERIENCE Door County, Wisconsin

On CSL’s bookshelf this season

24 MASTERCLASS How to make gnocchi

16-17 IMBIBE

Use sweet potatoes to make a spectacular dish

e best products for the season

25 TO MARKET

IN EVERy ISSuE

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

Create a wi ldl ife- friendly yard by planting flowering plants and bee houses.

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15 NEED IT WANT IT

CSL FOOD

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34-36 HELEN OF TROY Bejeweled glamour, hair removal and more


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WELCOME FROM THE EDITORS

A RARE BEAST

For many years now I’ve owned a much maligned futon. Maligned, I say, because its frumpy, oversized cushions and black iron frame interfered with my hopes for a clean, non-cluttered aesthetic (yes there are shades of Fraser Crane here). I tried unsuccessfully to sell it (or I should say to even propose to my housemates the idea of selling it) and for the last 5 years it has served mainly as a forgotten catchall for cardboard recycling, storing luggage and sundry. Then one day I needed an extra bed and it was roused from its sleepy surrogacy to resume its primary function. What had been merely an obstruction and hindrance (and what I had let be an obstruction) became a great treasure and help. Almost instantly, instead of seeing it as an obstacle to my grand interior decoration plans it became a useful treasure. Poof! And I thought what else in my life have I seen as an obstruction thereby obscuring its true function, its true place in my life? (Isn’t that what a complaint is on a smaller scale?). What else have I miscalculated as a failure that is actually a success? Success is a funny word. What exactly does success mean? Like happiness it is a relative but amorphous term. For the wealthy man on television, speaking of the time he had struggled with illness, he lamented the hours spent at the office. “My Dad got it right he made a decent living and spent time with his family,” he stated. To my grandmothers’ generation success was measured by people. Our maternal grandmother once said of a late friend, “well she lived to see her great grandchildren,” as if to live that long, to be present in the lives of three generations was the highest accomplishment of a life. My own great-grandmother lived to 102 and her long lived life mixed with joy and suffering as all lives are, was something to commemorate, to boast of, to celebrate in the annals of family history. Success is measured in people – it is an interesting thought especially in this modern age of trying to climb the invisible corporate ladder. The definitions of success are personal, borne of experience. They call for an examination of what you treasure, your ideals. Success may

not be in people for you, perhaps it is in plants, or puzzles or planets. One of my favourite memories of all is having scored a goal in soccer. Not that kicking the ball in the net, upping the score of our team was remarkable, or even noteworthy, or successful by my standards. No, I was proud because I usually played defense and had little opportunity to move the ball past midfield. On this, the only day of my soccer playing career that I was moved up to the position of forward, I smoothly transitioned to a new position. My success was in realizing that day that no matter where I found myself on the field I could excel. Sometimes our definition of success changes with time. To me, at one time, it meant achieving something although in the back of my mind I always knew that a resplendent life, a holistic life, was the essence of success for me. I’ve gone from thinking success was solely about achieving something to knowing it’s about being something. The most successful person I’ve ever met personifies this. To some it may seem that she’s successful because of the many letters that follow her name designating her many years of hard work at university. Others see her shining, radiant beauty as a sign of success. Others still, consider her powerful presence and commanding manner that leave an indelible mark on all who meet her as a sign of her success. Yet I know it is because of who she is – embodying the twin virtues of optimism and compassion – that make her successful. To have triumphed over a past without becoming bitter or sad, to continue living in blissful innocence – that is her true success. She is exemplary because of who she is – a crucible of potent energy and a rare beast, indeed. CSL

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At The Spring 2013 Cover Shoot BEHIND THE COVER

WHO? Astrid (Numa Management) WHERE? Willow Park Wines and Spirits THE MOOD? Fresh, Simple and colourful with an emphasis on the midriff and cutout details for the Spring 2013 season ON SET

Fresh Express Makeup artists from K&S Media styled and prepped our model for the shoot.

Add a Fresh Pop of Colour!

FujiFilm X-Pro 1 Great for shooting the coverwith unparalleled clarity- this was CSL’s camera of choice. Very light (450 g ) with a cool retro style - image stabilization is ultra sensitive, making shaky hands a thing of the past. On screen menu navigation and shortcuts are easy to find. Pressing down halfway instantly focuses images and image quality is razor sharp (16MP) thanks to the APS-C sensor. Photographs are vivid and bright even in low light. (body: $1699, 60mm lens: $649.95); www.fujifilm.ca/XF1

What we used to shoot the Spring 2013 Cover!

The stylists at K&S Media fell in love with this wear-with- everything raw brass cuff from Heather Belle Co.

Lancôme Color Design infinité 24H eye shadow in tremendous turquoise 501, $28, www.lancome.ca

; K7S MEDIA; FUJ; LANCOMEI

As Canada’s largest THE LOCATION private wine, beer and spirit retailer, we are committed to building lifelong customer relationships in an innovative, educational and entertaining environment while continuing to provide exceptional service, selection and prices. Since its inception Willow Park Wines & Spirits has been one of the premium liquor retailers in Canada garnering attention from around the world. Willow Park Wines & Spirits strives to be the “Trusted Expert”. The strategy has always been to provide customers with an extensive product selection, educational programs, excellent customer service and great value while being a responsible corporate citizen in the community. willowpark.net

THE CSL GREEN TICkER

THE COVER LOOK

MODEL: Astrid, Numa Life Management Group, www.numalife.com PHOTOGRAPHER: k&S Media, www.citystyleandliving.com HAIR AND MAkEuP: k&S Media, www.citystyleandliving.com LOCATION: Willow Park Wines and Spirits COVER: Cotton and silk-blend georgette skirt, $175.50 (uSD), See by Chloé, Bud cropped cutout stretch top, Roland Mouret, $490.50 (uSD), both, The Outnet, www.theoutnet.com. Topaz Multigold stone pear drop earrings, $32, Carolee, www.carolee.com. Heather Belle Co. Niki Cuff in Raw Brass cuff, $38 (uSD) ; www.heatherbelleco.com

Seek toys made from sustainable bamboo, non-toxic wood or natural rubber.

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Q: What Would You Travel 1000 Miles For? CONTRIBUTORS

Hi I'm Stephanie, life and style blogger over on inherited-jeans.blogspot.com ! I love over-priced coffee, under-priced sushi and vintage shopping. My blog reflects the belief that you don't have to have a big budget to have big style!

CARMEN

TSANG

MELANIE MORAIS

is a self-proclaimed fashion and marketing junkie born and raised in Calgary, AB and a believer that fashion has a profound impact on our world.

Hailing from Edson, Alberta, Morais started her blog as a creative outlet when she moved from Toronto to small town Alberta for love and new adventure. Melanie believes style can exist anywhere no matter how small the town. She also likes to call herself an amateur baker and a lover of anything gold!

www.freylebycarmen.com

iambornlippy.blogspot.ca

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P. 38-40

A: “..(and further) for my family and friends who are spread out all over the world; they are what life is all about! ”

P. 38-40

“I would travel 1,000 miles for a great shoe! “

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A: “ ..for a new adventure. I love travelling so I usually get antsy for something new and small town life gets restricting at times. I'm also originally from outside of Toronto so I'd love to be closer to friends and city living.”

LUISANA SUEGART Luisana Suegart is a communications professional and travel publicist based in Downtown Miami. Born in Venezuela, she grew up in the Magic City and takes advantage of everything it offers, from the beautiful beaches to the dynamic cuisine, and so much more. A self-taught and self-proclaimed chef, Luisana is the founder of The Fit Cook blog, where she shares her passion for developing healthy recipes and entertaining family and friends. www.thefitcook.net. www.facebook.com/luisa nacooks

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A:“..to nowhere as long as there was plenty of new things to eat, drink, see and do, along the way!”

SVEN VAN COILLIE AND ADRIAAN VAN LOOY The Belgian Taste Buds are two gastronomes passionate about good food and professional photography. Both working in the advertising world, they combine their experience in communication with their passion for good food and restaurants. They also work as a freelance journalist / photographer team, working mainly in the gastronomical world. www.belgiantastebuds.com www.facebook.com/belgiantastebuds

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COURTESY THE BELGIAN TASTE BUDS; THE FIT COOK;

STEPHANIE KOCH


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SPRING 2013

AROUND THE CITY

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CITY STYLE AND LIVING

11 12 Events :

Great events in and around Calgary

Q&A

BizBOXTV’s Lisa Ostrikoff

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Wrap it Up :

Gardening tips with expert Peter Cantley

Easy Being Green : Green products

BIRD’S EYE VIEW

A LOOk AT DOWNTOWN CALGARy. MORE EVENTS AROuND CALGARy P. 10

K&S MEDIA

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MARCH

UPCOMI NG EVENTS FROM ARO UND T H E CI T Y

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HAIR SNARES FOR GRIzzLy BEARS: MONITORING BEARS IN SOuTHWESTERN ALBERTA WITH ANDREA MOREHOuSE. Come learn about the Southwest Alberta Grizzly Bear Monitoring Project, a three year pilot project designed to non-invasively monitor grizzly bears both locally and at ecosystem scales. We will be joined by Andrea Morehouse who will speak about how the project takes advantage of a natural bear behavior— rubbing.

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CALGARy COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO the only festival in Calgary where you can get your sci-fi, film, television, fantasy, horror, comic book, gaming, and animation fix all in one incredible weekend. Join 60,000 other fans for this celebration of pop culture April 26-28, 2013 at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park. This year the Calgary Expo will feature a variety of guests from different industries, including Richard Dean Anderson, Gillian Anderson and John Barrowman. From film and television stars to make-up artists, to writers, to comic book creators, to cosplay specialists and so much more - the Calgary Expo covers every corner of pop culture imaginable! Ticket Prices: Advance - 3 Day Pass $55 Advance - Friday Pass $25; www.calgaryexpo.com

MAY

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THE CALGARy LIFESTyLE & RECREATION EXPO The Calgary Lifestyle & Recreation Expo is geared toward introducing Calgarians of all ages to lifestyle, leisure and recreation enhancing activities, adventures and attractions. It’s all about motivating us to “think outside of the box” when it comes down elevating our lifestyle and leisure experiences. As a guest to the Calgary Lifestyle Expo, expect to discover a wide selection of exhibits including sport, recreation and fitness activities and classes amusement and adventure excursions. Friday Evening, May 24 — 4:00pm to 10:00pm I Saturday, May 25 — 11:00am to 6:00pm I Acadia Recreation Complex – 240 90 Aveune SE; www.calgarylifestyleexpo.com

Fighting Hunger Worldwide

COURTESY GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA; CALGARY EXPO; THE CALGARY LIFESTYLE AND RECREATION EXPO

APRIL

$5 Adults, $1 Children; Tuesday, 7:00 PM; Location: Hillhurst Room, 455 - 12 St NW, Calgary, Alberta albertawilderness.ca/events/hikes-tours-andtalks/2013-03-26-talk-hair-snares-for-grizzly-bears


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Q&A: Lisa Ostrikoff

Former television reporter turned brand journalist, Creator and CEO of her very own company, BizBOXTV, the busy media mind shares a few of her favourites with CSL.

THE LOWDOWN

Always in my Purse...“Lipbalm and

water. I keep it pretty basic.”

Best Sushi ever? “It’s in Laguna Beach... 242 Cafe Fusion.”

When I want to dress up, I wear...

“Storytelling is in

“I wear what I feel comfortable in. Usually that's tights, a flowing shirt underneath a blazer… and boots. Love boots.”

WEDDING BLISS Lisa and Todd on their wedding day in September 2012, in Laguna Beach, California, a favourite locale for the couple.

COURTESY HIGGINS AND BURKE; FRYE BOOTS; FIJI WATER; KIEHLS; THESE PRODUCTS ARE NOT BEING ENDORSED BY INTERVIEE;

my blood...this industry will continue to grow and evolve so I am excited to be part of it at the very beginning.” What are you most excited about for Spring? “ the opportunities that await. BizBOXTV had an awesome start to 2013, and we can't wait to see and create what's next.”

ON SET Ostrikoff shooting on location

My Guilty Pleasure...

“Not so sinister… I love green tea and black licorice.”

My Favourite thing about Calgary is... “the energy, the opportunities

and the many great people I have met while living here.”

ALL ABOuT FAMILy Ostrikoff (right) with daughter Ella, 9, (middle), and husband, Todd Gallant (CTV Calgary Weatherman).

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EASY BEING GREEN

PC Dahlia Tequila Sunrise

PC Pixie Grape

Coming up Flowers With 45 years of floral and garden expertise Peter Cantley President’s Choice® brand gardening guru shares his tips

Canada is a large country with so many micro climates will your new line of plants do well everywhere? The PC® Super Gigantico™, Dahlia

Dahlinova Hypnotica®, Tequila Sunrise is an annual, so it will perform beautifully anywhere across the country, as long as you find it a bright, sunny location in the garden or in planters on the patio, deck or balcony. Like other annuals, it won’t survive once the weather starts freezing, but will give plenty of enjoyment throughout the summer. We just love the gorgeous colour of this flower – it’s so unique. The PC® Get Mee Campanula is native to the northern Balkans where low temperatures can range from -30 to -40C in the higher altitudes where these plants prefer to grow. They are a zone 3 plant (which is what Calgary is) but the Canadian grower who supplies these to us has experience with them growing in -40C (zone 2) as well, so they will perform beautifully across most of Canada, and come back bigger and better every year. If they are planted in an exposed area of the garden that doesn’t get much snow cover, then it would be wise to add a layer of mulch over the winter.

Should planting a garden serve the purpose of form or function? I feel that gardens can serve both

purposes, actually. In my own garden, the focus is on form – primarily because it is a small, city garden with not a lot of open space; however I always like to add some fruits, vegetables and herbs that can blend into the aesthetic, while providing fresh garden produce

at the same time. And I also like to think about a garden’s function becoming form in other ways, such as proving shelter and food for birds. So things like an aesthetic fountain becomes a useful bird bath and “gathering place” for birds throughout spring, summer and fall (and a great attraction for us to watch).

What distinguishes Canadian gardeners? The biggest challenge that we face, compared to many other areas around the world is, of course, dealing with our sometimes, extreme weather. I know that I often look to other areas of the world with envy in terms of the kinds of interesting plants that they can grow that we can’t. But like our plants, we Canadian gardeners are a hardy bunch! Because we endure long, cold winters, we’re more anxious to get out in the garden at the first sign of warming temperatures each spring. I also think that Canadian gardeners get more excited and take more pride in seeing the new growth in perennials, trees and shrubs unfolding each spring. Our four seasons are so distinct that we have come to enjoy each one for the differences they bring. Why is gardening fulfilling to you?

I think it’s fulfilling for many reasons: I love creating and planting a beautiful garden because they are great to look at and enjoy, whether from inside the house looking out, or inside the garden enjoying the surroundings. Gardens are often thought of as extra “rooms” of the home. In that sense, it’s great to add to my living space. In the warmer weather, it is so en-

How Does Your Garden Grow?

TRUDEAU HERB AND GARDEN SNIPS, $12.99, www.trudeau.ca

RONA FLOWER SEED PACKET, $7.99, www.rona.ca

joyable to sit outside and take it all in – the sights, sounds and fragrances. For me, it’s about creating a retreat in the middle of the city, and the bonus is that I don’t have to drive anywhere. Gardens are also a great place for entertaining. Summer get-togethers with family and friends are more enjoyable in the garden. It’s a physical activity that gets me out in the yard and gets me moving – it’s a great form of exercise. And gardening is a great pastime to enjoy with my grandchildren. They are starting to get interested in digging, planting and exploring, so it’s a great activity to share. www.presidentschoice.ca

3 GREAT TOOLS

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PC® Soil Scoop “a very large scoop, it is specifically designed to easily scoop out soil from the bag and fill in around planters. It makes the job quick and easy. I remember the old days of using whatever I could find – such as an old plastic pot or whatever to scoop soil out of the bag for planters. This new tool is the perfect size and very useful for this job.” PC® Exp anding Trellis ”made of natural twig material it can be used as an accent in the garden, up against a wall, or as a sturdy trellis for vines. Very organic and blends beautifully into the garden. PC® Mighty Mato “is a grafted tomato plant which means higher yields, an earlier and later fruiting season and improved disease resistance. These special tomato plants can grow up to 6 feet tall in a season! That’s why we introduced the PC® Mighty Cage, which will stand up to the massive grafted tomato plants.”

2.. 3..

RONA FLOWER POT, $27.99, www.rona.ca

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CRABREE AND EVELYN GARDENERS SOOTHING HAND CARE TIN, $35.00, www.crabtree-evelyn.com

COURTESY TRUDEAU ; RONA; CRABTREE & EVELYN; PRESIDENTS CHOICE;

PC Get Mee Campanula


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Spring Cleaning: The Green Version

EASY BEING GREEN

Take cleaning to a new level with these eco-friendly alternatives GE N : E C O

An ultra-concentrated, biodegradable formula that gets out dirt and stains with oxygen-based bleach; Seventh Generation natural laundry detergent, www.seventhgeneration.com

NAT UR AL HOM E

Use on all of your washable surfaces and made without Petroleum, Phosphates, Colours or Parabens; Aspen Clean all purpose cleaner; www.aspenclean.com

5 Tips for being Green

B OW L I N G F O R F R U I T

The natural brown looks chic, modern and is strong enough to hold fruit or gourds, Architec Eco Smart Polyflax Serving Bowl, $27.99; www.architecproducts.com

C O C O N U T P OW E R

Made from 100% coconut coir fiber, never rust or splinter and are biodegradable; Safix srub pad, www.buysoapnuts.com

1.

GREEN yOuR GIFTS! Swap wrapping paper with a festive, reusable cloth bag.

2. uSE WHAT'S AVAILABLE: Many simple, green cleaners can be created using ingredients found in your kitchen: Glass Cleaner Mix 60 ml (1/4 cup) vinegar or 15 ml (1 tbsp-tablespoon) lemon juice with 600 ml of water. All-Purpose Cleaner Mix 15-20 ml (1-1.5 tbsp-tablespoons) pure soap (such as Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap) with 650 ml warm water. Add a few drops of your favourite essential oils (or lemon juice) COURTESYCUCINA; ARCHITEC HOME (2); SAFIX; ASPEN CLEAN; SEVENTH GENERATION

3. GIVE THE GIFT OF EXPERIENCE: Tickets to an event, passes for yoga classes, or a gift certificate to help with chores (like AspenClean gift certificates) create fantastic memories that don't add clutter. 4. HOME SCENTS: rather than buying heavily scented candles or air fresheners, use warm water and some essential oils such as lavender in a spray bottle. Essential Oils also provide added aromatherapy! 5. LOOk FOR LOCALLy MADE GIFTS: Local craft fairs and artisan shops are a great place to find gifts without the added cost of transportation. Our Whole House Cleaning kit is made locally and makes a great gift for the health conscious or those with kids and pets. (full list of stockists available at www.aspenclean.com) THE CSL GREEN TICkER

PA SS IO NATE FRU I T

The gentle on your hands hard on grease dish detergents (in 5 delicious scents: Zucchini Flower and Truffle, Coriander and Olive Tree, Ginger and Sicilian Lemon, Lime Zest and Cyprus and Sanguinelli Orange and Fennel), smell so good you actually want to do the dishes! Fruits and Passion Cucina detergent, $9 each; www.fruits-passion.ca

SCRU B B A D U B B I E

Get rid of tough grease stains without the use of harsh chemicals, Architec Eponge Scrubbies, $2.49; www.architecproducts.com

When planting your garden, opt for environm entally friendly plan ters made from recycled copper, plastic, or rubber.

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FOOD SPRING 2013

CITY STYLE AND LIVING

EAT UP! 15 16-17 Imbibe:: 18-21 Tastemaker:: 22 Fusion:: 23 Bookcase: 24 Masterclass: 25 To Market:: 26 Gourmet Voyage:: 27-29 Mother Nature:: Need It Want It::

Five great new products on the market to try

Vermentino, Licor 43 and Ledaig Scotch

Chef Harding plus gadgets you’ll love

New books for the Springtime

How to: Gnocchi plus kitchen must-haves

Sweet Potato Gnocchi the new way

Cuines 33 in Belgium

Healthy Living

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COURTESY ITHE BELGIAN TASTEBUDS (3); LEDAIG; K&S MEDIA; ADAMS PEANUT BUTTER; OLIVADO

Ingredients you’ll want in your pantry


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Fabulous Five: For the Kitchen

GREAT NEW PRODUCTS

NEED IT WANT IT

What you should buy now.

By MARC DuNCAN

EDTIOR’S PICk

COURTESY HIGGINS AND BURKE;IOGO;KASHI; SOMMERSAULT AND CO.; ANGIES POPCORN;

1. ANGIE’S POPCORN This is a gourmand’s de-

absolute favourite. An outstanding and com-

operatives, this full range of yogurt and dairy

light - kernels are large and not overdressed.

forting brew that, unlike other peppermint teas

products comes in 40 flavours. We tried the

We especially like how light the flavoured

we’ve tried, is strong and soothing. Sip

vanilla which has a nice flavour and creamy

small-batch kettle corn is, though some smaller

throughout the day to give water a boost, in-

consistency. With everything from probiotic

bits accumulate at the bottom of the bag. But,

vigorate your mood or to settle your stomach.

yogurt, lactose-free flavours, and drinkable yo-

what’s to complain about when there are nine

Made from Oregon peppermint, this caffeine-

gurt, there is something for everyone.

flavours to choose from including Boom

free cup is a joy. www.higgins-burke.com

www.iogo.ca

3. KASHI FRUIT & GRAIN GRANOLA BARS -

5. SOMERSAULTS These bite-sized, sunflower

with a subtle coconut flavour these granola

Offered in a variety of snack bags each suited

bars deliver satisfying indulgence. With seven

to whatever life brings (think lunch bag, enter-

pany is well-known for its tea and hot choco-

whole grains, walnuts, dark chocolate and fruit

taining, in the car), they are nut-free. We like

late. Among an array of delicious black,

they are like the leaner, healthier, more fit

that the sunflower flavour is apparent all the

flavoured black, green, herbal, rooibos and

cousin of a certain brand name candy bar.

way through the baked snacks which come in

white teas with flavours like Chai and Orange

www.kashi.ca

five flavours. www.somersaultsnackco.com

Chicka Pop sea salt popcorn, and sweet and salty. The company also supports local charities. Grab a bag and snack. angiespopcorn.com 2. HIGGINS & BURKE This century’s old com-

Spice, the Peppermint Tea stands out as our

DARK CHOCOLATE COCONUT Not too sweet

4. IOGO Owned by Canadian dairy farmer co-

seed snacks pack as much protein as almonds.

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Imbibe: Global Spirits News WHAT’S NEW AND GREAT IN THE WORLD OF WINE AND SPIRITS JACOBS CREEK CITRUS SANGRIA

Ingredients 1 bottle (750 mL) Jacob’s Creek Moscato ¾ cup ABSOLUT Citron ¼ cup Triple Sec ¾ cup Fresh grapefruit juice Lemon-lime soda Ruby red or pink grapefruit cut into rounds

Good Things Come in Small Packages! FROM ITALy COMES THE STANDOuT, EASy DRINkING RIONDO PROSECCO. SOFT ACID IS BALANCED WITH RIPE PEACH WHILE THE GOLDEN LIquID FROTHS uP TO A CREAMy MOuSSE LENDING AN AROMA OF FRuITS AND FLORALS. THE 200ML MINI IS THE PERFECT INDIVIDuAL LITTLE SIPPER FOR A DINNER PARTy– AND HOSTS ON A BuDGET WILL ALSO LOVE THE AFFORDABLE PRICE TAG! www.cantineriondo.com

Instructions 1. In a large pitcher, mix together the Jacob’s Creek Moscato, ABSOLUT Citron, Triple Sec and fresh grapefruit juice. 2. Top with lemon-lime soda and garnish with grapefruit slices. www.jacobscreek.ca

SPIRIT OF THE MOMENT: LICOR 43

The Spanish liqueur, is growing in popularity in North America, here’s why INGREDIENTS

Made from citrus and fruit juices, flavored with vanilla and other aromatic herbs and spices, in total 43 different ingredients (hence the name).

TASTE

The aroma is sharp, warm, and complex - tangy sweet fruit and spices are present with vanilla in the background. The flavour is a complex mix of vanilla, spices, citrus – think your favourite aged rum with more attitude.

MARKETING

According to the producers, the ancient recipe, dates back to 200 B.C. After having conquered the city of Quart Hadas, the Romans discovered liquor made from a combination of citrus fruits and aromatic plants.

Producers market the liqueur as “conjuring a feeling of a summer”. Take a look at the colour of the liquid inside and you’ll know why.

ALCOHOL

31%abv / 62 proof

COCKTAIL RECIPE

HISTORY

Made in Cartagena, Murcia, Spain, the liqueur is popular as an after dinner drink or digestif.

“SPAIN” 3 parts Licor 43 2 parts vodka 2 parts cream 1 part grenadine 10 parts fruit nectar www.licor43.com

THE CSL GREEN TICkER

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COURTESY LICOR 43; JACOBS CREEK; RIONDO; K&S MEDIA

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VINE LESSON: VERMENTINO

IMBIBE ALL A BUZZ

GRÜNER VELTLINER: The Latest Varietal Craze

A late ripening white grape variety popular in Italy and the Southern Mediterranean, perfect to sip alone or with seafood

WH E RE Thought to originate in Liguria, (the Italian region famous for pesto), the zesty almost herbaceous basil notes found in this wine variety pair well with Mediterranean dishes. G R O WI N G As the vines are planted to reap the benefits of northern exposure (warm days and cool nights) expect fresh acidity, and green apple notes. P AI R I N G This crisp dry white excels when paired with seafood, especially fish.

2 Great Choices

TA S T E The pale yellow colour of this medium bodied wine and the lack of malolactic fermentation means refreshing, crisp acidity with peppery citrus hints. — S.M.

CANTINE LUNAE BOSONI COLLI DI LUNI

VS.

POGGIO MORINO MAREMMA TOSCANA 2009 WINEMAKER FRANCESCO

Do you swear by ABC (Anything but Chardonnay?). Try Austria’s leading grape variety, Gruner Veltliner instead. This white wine is a go-to when paired with rich creamy dishes. Sip to cleanse the palate between bites of regional dishes like Topfenstrudel, a cheese filled strudel. unlike Riesling, which can tend toward sweetness, Veltliner is generally a dry style, with more peppery notes and hints of citrus, herbs and honey. This varietal has had great success in Marlborough, New zealand and The Doctors’ Gruner Veltliner is a prime example. Floral notes, with hints of lemon thyme are bright and playful while on the taste buds the refreshing wine lingers on the tongue. This is THE wine everyone should be drinking for Spring. forrest.co.nz

SCOTCH LESSON

Lovely Ledaig

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As the only distillery on the Isle of Mull, Ledaig (along

COURTESY DCANTINELUNAE; POGGIO MORINO; LEDAIG; FORREST WINES;

with big brother Tobermory), was founded as Ledaig distillery in 1798 by John Sinclair. Like Speyside whisky, this 10 year old single malt scotch is characterized by a peaty quality, hinting at floral sea aromas.

A beautiful choice, this white is made in the Ancient Roman city of Luni. Pale olive in colour it has aromas of pineapple, peach and almond. When tasting this full bodied wine look for a combination of tropical fruit, minerality and a refreshing zing of acidity. It’s a great match for salmon and halibut. www.cantinelunae.it

Winemaker Francesco Polastri brings together a 100% Vermentino, with blend of well balanced acidity and savoriness. The bouquet is a blend of ripe tropical fruit and floral wisteria. Enjoy as an aperitif with ParmigianoReggiano cheese. www.poggiomorino.com

Pale gold in colour and crystal clear, on the palate, spicy notes mixed with smoke, are rounded out by creamy vanilla. This is a whisky to keep in your collection as a truly one-of-a-kind treat, paired with smoked meats or sipped alone. www.tobermorymalt.com citystyleandliving.com | SPRING 2013 | 17


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Ingredient Overdrive 2.0 TASTEMAKER

updated classics that will take your 2013 pantry to new heights

The New Olive Oil OLIVADO MACADAMIA NUT OIL Low in saturated fat, this nutty oil is very high in natural antioxidants. But what makes this the new olive oil? It contains four times the Vitamin E.

TRy IT OuT

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OLIVADO AVOCADO OIL AND AVOCADO ZEST OIL Extra virgin olive oil is great for finishing dishes, in salad dressings or sprinkled over dip. It does not perform well at high heat (most chefs will tell you this is sacrilege). Enter avocado oil, an excellent source of Vitamin E, with no transfats, it has a 500 degree F smoke point, making it ideal for cooking.

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OLIVADO OMEGA PLUS: A blend of oils (Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Avocado, Olive and Flaxseed oils) it is loaded with omega fatty acids, vitamin E, Chlorophyll, and Carotenoids. THE CSL GREEN TICkER

TASTY ROAST WITH MACADAMIA NUT OIL

Ingredients 1 (3-4 lbs) Rump Roast, trimmed of excess fat Salt & pepper ¼ cup Macadamia Nut oil 2 yellow onions, peeled and quartered 3 cloves garlic, smashed 1 tablespoon red wine 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 cup red wine 2 cups beef stock 2 fresh thyme sprigs 2 bay leaves 3 carrots, peeled and sliced into ½ inch pieces Fresh parsley leaves, for garnish Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C. 2. Season roast on all sides with salt and pepper. In a large pot, heat macadamia nut oil and brown the roast on all sides. 3. Add onions, garlic and tomato paste and cook until slightly coloured. Add wine, stock, thyme and bay leaves, and then bring to a simmer. 4. Transfer all contents to a roasting pan, then cover and place in the oven. 5. Roast for 1 ½ hours and then add the carrots and cook for another hour. Transfer the roast to a cutting board, slice and place on a serving platter. Skim the fat off the braising liquid and serve with the roast over a bed of rice or mashed potatoes. 6. Add parsley to garnish.

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1. MACADAMIA NUT OIL 2. AVOCADO ZEST 3. AVOCADO OIL 4. OMEGA PLUS All, Olivado; www.olivado.ca

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COURTESY OLIVADO; K&S MEDIA

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TASTEMAKER

Cuckoo for Cocoa Founded in 1922 in The Rhone Valley of France by a pastry chef for pastry chefs, this rich cocoa powder is ideal in baking

VALRHONA CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES Makes around 30 truffles

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Ingredients 5 1/3 oz (2/3 cup) Heavy Cream 6.75 oz Valrhona Le Noir 61% or Le Noir 68% or Caraibe 66% 1 oz Butter, room temperature 1 oz Honey Valrhona Cocoa Powder for dusting Preparation of Dark Chocolate Ganache 1. Boil the cream and the honey. Pour 1/3 of this mixture over the chocolate. 2. With a spatula, mix rapidly to obtain a smooth and glossy texture. Gradually

4. 5. Assembly 6. 7. 8.

add the remaining cream, making sure to keep the smooth and glossy emulsion. Mix until the chocolate is completely emulsified. Stir in softened butter and mix thoroughly. Leave to chill until set. Put in piping bag. Pipe small balls on the greaseproof paper chill. Roll ball between your hands to make a regular shape. Roll in cocoa powder. www.valrhona.com

COCOCO Chocolatiers Inc. The local Calgary chocolate factory wins a Silver Medal in the Flavoured Milk Chocolate Bar category at the 2012 International Chocolate Awards in London

“It’s something new, we’re inviting

CSL’S Fave: “The Twelve”

people to experience chocolate as a food together with flavours they probably won’t expect.”

COURTESY VALRHONA; K7S MEDIA; COCOCO CHOCOLATIERS INC.

Twelve of Cococo’s bold and unique flavours, our tops are: Almond Bailey’s (dark chocolate, Bailey’s Irish Cream, almond and cinnamon), Raisin wine (milk chocolate, golden raisin, port wine) and nutmeg orange (milk chocolate, dark chocolate, Cointreau, nutmeg and hazelnut).

- DERRICk Tu TAN PHO (MAÎTRE CHOCOLATIER, COCOCO CHOCOLATIERS INC.)

The award winning bar:

Rosemary Fusion

READY TO TRY SOMETHING BOLD, cerebral and brilliant? Rosemary Fusion (100g), one of the newest creations by Maître Chocolatier Derrick Tu Tan Pho of Cococo Chocolatiers, The Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut Co., is a seamless blend of rosemary, finished with Habanero sea salt. It’s a savoury combination that the chocolatiers suggest pairing with a charcuterie board: cheese, cured meats and gourmet bread and crackers. Sure, it may not be your everyday go to, but the unique combination has an extremely mild heat with a subtle back

note of the herbs – a truly remarkable balancing act, perfected by Pho. While at the shop, we couldn’t resist “The twelve”, a box of twelve delicious and eye catching chocolates including flavour combinations like earl grey tea and honey, apricot jelly and lavender and mango peppercorn. For a more classic approach, we suggest Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut ‘pistachio’, Ground and Whole Italian Pistachios encased in dark chocolate. www.bernardcallebaut.com www.cococochocolatiers.com

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TASTEMAKER

Giddy Up Coffee

A city girl and and East Coaster packed their belongings and headed west, starting a true Canadian success story IT ALL BEGAN WITH A SMOOTHIE SHOP ON THE MAIN STRIP IN INVERMERE B.C IN 1993 (THE BLuE DOG CAFé). OWNERS ELANA ROSENFELD AND LEO JOHNSON DECIDED TO CLOSE THE CAFé AFTER FOLLOWING yEARS OF STRESSFuL, DEDICATED WORk. AFTER TRAVELLING THE WORLD, THEy OPENED kICk ING HORSE COFFEE IN 2008*, FOCuSING ON ROASTING SMALL BATCHES OF PREMIuM SPECIALTy COFFEE AND PACkAGING THE COFFEE THE SAME DAy, ENSuRING FRESHNESS. kICkING HORSE COFFEE WAS ALSO A PIONEER IN THE CANADIAN FAIR TRADE MOVEMENT, ENSuRING FARMERS ARE PAID FAIRLy FOR THEIR HARVESTS. THE GLOSSy BEANS WE TASTED WERE ROASTED TO A GLORIOuS MAHOGANy, AND SMELLED LIkE THE VERy STuFF OF COWBOy TRAILS AND CAMPFIRE BREAkFASTS. WITH NAMES LIkE CLIFF HANGER ESPRESSO, GRIzzLy CLAW, 454 HORSEPOWER AND PACIFIC PIPELINE, WE LOVE THAT kICkING HORSE COFFEE EMBRACES ALL THINGS WEST COAST. THE FLAVOuR OF THE FRESHLy ROASTED BEANS IS MADE FOR CHILLy CANADIAN WEATHER, AND THE quALITy OF THE BREW WILL MAkE yOu SAVOuR EVERy LAST DROPWWW.kICkINGHORSECOFFEE.COM * Note: Leo Johnson, sold his interest in the transaction and is no longer involved with the company.

Flour Power

With the rise in gluten free alternatives to flour, there’s no need to forgo breads, cakes and cookies anymore. CSL suggests: 1 . C OC ONU T FLO UR (left): High in fiber low in carbs, replace up to 20% of the flour called for in a recipe with Coconut Flour. Great for baking. 2. A M AR ANTH FLOU R (centre): Used to replace 25% of the flour in your recipes, this flour originally from South America is 100% stone ground and high in lysine. 3. SOR GH UM (right): A millet-like grain, and America's third leading cereal crop. Add 15% to 20% sorghum flour to your flour mixes. Ideal for baking bread. www.bobsredmill.com 20 | SPRING 2013 | citystyleandliving.com

Founded in Colorado in 1976 by Bart Utley, Madhava Natural Sweeteners (a Sanskrit word meaning "Born of Honey") originally produced honey. MADHAVA AGAVE NECTAR The first brand to introduce agave to the US market, it is made from the natural juice (aguamiel) of organically grown agave plants sustainably farmed in the Sierra Madres region of Mexico. The taste is pleasant, without any aftertaste and at 1.4 times sweeter than sugar, you can use less of the nectar. Plus the low glycemic index agave will not spike your blood sugar. MADHAVA COCONUT SUGAR We were thrilled to test out this unrefined sweetener made from the flower bud of the coconut tree (packed with minerals magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, B vitamins, and amino acids). It lent a dark rich colour to our baked goods, and a subtle flavour boost. Plus, it’s a breeze to substitute in cookies, cakes and brownies (just replace the amount of white sugar one for one). Now that’s sweet. www.madhavasweeteners.com

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DID YOU KNOW? The coconut palm tree produces 50% to 75% more sugar per acre than cane sugar - and it only uses 20% of the resources!

COURTESY BOBS RED MILL; MADHAVA; KICKING HORSE COFFEE

SWEET LIkE SuGAR


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TASTEMAKER

Vanilla 3 Ways

Since 1907, Nielsen Massey, the family owned vanilla crafters have been legends in the pastry industry. Find out why baking wouldn’t be the same without these delicious vanillas. VANILLA PASTE

Thick, viscous and flecked with the tiny seeds it is the big brother of vanilla extract with a more enhanced flavour. SHINES IN: Frostings, icing, ice cream and home-made marshmallows

VANILLA POD

VANILLA EXTRACT

Slice the pod lengthwise, and scrape out the seeds. Save the pod to flavour sugar and vodka. SHINES IN: The beautiful flecks of vanilla seeds are a favourite of pastry chefs. Add to custards, panna cotta and macarons.

Thinner viscosity with a pleasant traditional vanilla flavour. Madagascar bourbon can withstand more heat, while Tahitian is a more delicate vanilla. SHINES IN: Everyday baking of all kinds, including cookies, cakes and pies.

Pure Vanilla Bean Paste; Tahitian Vanilla Beans; Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract; All, Neilsen Massey, www.nielsenmassey.com

Worth their weight in Salt Can you imagine a meal without salt? Take seasoning to new levels with these specialty varieties– with more minerals than regular table salt, flavour town is just a pinch away. SaltWorks currently imports directly from over a dozen countries and offers more than 30 varieties of salt. Want to impress dinner guests? Try a Himalayan pink salt slab. Crystallized more than

EDTIOR’S PI Ck

200 million years ago, the slabs can be heated to between 300ºF to 400 ºF. Pop them in the oven and have guests cook

ALAEA HAWAIIAN

Contains purified Alae clay which contains minerals and is great for meat.

their seafood on the slabs, or present sushi on these rose coloured beauties. For a special everyday treat try the Artisan Salt selection – 42 unique varieties of gourmet sea salt from around the world ranging from hickory and apple-

COURTESY NIELSEN MASSEY; K& S MEDIA

wood smoked (great for barbeque dishes), to Cyprus black lava activated with charcoal (a great detoxifier) and Flor Blanca made from the premium crystals that form on the surface of salt ponds in Manzanilla, Mexico. (From $9.99-$21.99) www.artisansalt.com; www.saltworks.us

MURRAY RIVER FLAKE

An apricot colored flaky salt from Australia. The colorful crystals melt quickly and have a mild taste, great for finishing dishes. citystyleandliving.com | SPRING 2013 | 21


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Chef At Home

FUSION

Chef Craig Harding (Campagnolo, Toronto) Panasonic Canada team up to launch a and P new suite of kitchen appliances, including a high performance Induction Cooktop and a sleek Built-In Convection Oven. Ingredients 5 lbs of filleted pickerel (Halibut is a great substitute) 2 heads of cauliflower 6 Roma tomatoes 2 cloves of garlic ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil Fresh rosemary Fresh parsley

“ If you don’t have a convection oven, you

can simply increase the temperature by 25o F and increase the cooking time by 10 to 15 – CHEF CRAIG HARDING per cent.” ROASTED LAKE ERIE PICKEREL WITH CAULIFLOWER AND OVEN DRIED TOMATOES

Q&A

Instructions 1. Preheat your convection oven to 150°C / 300°F (If cooking with out convection heat, Panasonic rec ommends slightly increasing your oven’s temperature to 162°C / 325°F). 2. Cut the tomatoes in quarters and toss with chopped garlic, salt, pep per, a little olive oil and any other spices you might like (I sometimes use oregano). 3. Arrange on a baking tray and cook for about 1 hr. 4. In the meantime, cut your fresh

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Pickerel into medium size cubes and use the fresh rosemary as a skewer to make “Kebabs of pickerel”. Rub with olive oil and set aside. Trim the cauliflower into florets and toss in the same tomato bowl with a little garlic, olive oil, salt & pepper. Arrange on a baking sheet. Roast the cauliflower for approxi mately 15 minutes at 205°C / 400°F (or 220°C / 425°F if cook ing without convection heat). While the cauliflower roasts, it’s time to start the fish: Preheat a nonstick pan to heat level 9 (high) on your cooktop and add a little olive oil to cover the bottom of the pan. Season both sides of the fish with salt and pepper and gently place into the hot oil. Once a golden brown sear is achieved, transfer the entire pan to your oven and cook the fish for approximately 5 minutes or until it’s just cooked through. The cauliflower and the pickerel should be done around the same time, so everything can be plated hot straight out of the oven! Garnish with fresh parsley and a little squeeze of lemon juice.

Recipe courtesy of Chef Craig Harding, Campagnolo restaurant & Panasonic Canada. For more recipe ideas, please visit Facebook.com/PanasonicCookingCanada.

SuPER CHOPPER

THE PERFECT BREW

My Mom’s been stuck with the same tired coffee maker for years. Any gift suggestions for a modern, stylish, one cup wonder? Most people just can’t begin their morning without a cup of java. Whether you’ve just downsized your home, become an empty nester, or you’re a career girl, working mother, or just love a great cup of coffee, a great machine can make all the difference. Tassimo recently introduced the T55, which uses barcode technology to brew the perfect cup in a minute. The machine won an award for design, comes in two colours (opal black and lucent red) is height adjustable and best of all, it will make whatever you’re in the mood for coffee, cappuccino, latte, Americano or hot chocolate.

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MOM WAS RIGHT, EAT yOuR FIVE TO TEN SERVINGS OF FRuIT AND VEGETABLES EVERy DAy TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHy LIFESTyLE. NOW IT’S EASIER THAN EVER TO SLICE, SHRED AND GRATE yOuR VEGGIES. WE LOVE T-FAL’S quICk AND EASy TO uSE FRESH EXPRESS. THE FuN BRIGHT AND COLOuRFuL SHREDDER MAkES IT EASy TO GET kIDS INVOLVED IN MEALTIME, AND BEST OF ALL yOu CAN SNEAk HEALTHy NuTRIENTS INTO THEIR MEALS! $119.99, WWW.T-FAL.CA

COURTESY T-FAL; PANASONIC (2); TASSIMO

Tassimo T55, tassimo.ca


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ON THE SHELF

BOOKCASE

In our Kitchen This season on our reading list.

SPQR: MODERN ITALIAN FOOD AND WINE SHELLEY LINDGREN , MATTHEW ACCARRINO , KATE LEAHY (TEN SPEED PRESS, $41; WWW.AMAZON.CA)

MODERN ART DESSERTS CAITLIN FREEMAN (TEN SPEED PRESS, $29.95; WWW.AMAZON.CA)

VEGETABLE LITERACY DEBORAH MADISON (TEN SPEED PRESS, $46; WWW.AMAZON.CA)

TRY THIS AT HOME RICHARD BLAIS (CLARKSON POTTER, $35; WWW.AMAZON.CA)

COURTESY TEN SPEED PRESS(3), CLARKSON POTTER;

Using the ancient roads to showcase the food and wines from different regions of Italy, the book’s recipes are based mainly on tradition with innovative tweaks like chestnut filled pasta with broccoli di cicco guanciale and burnt orange sauce. With narratives by chef and sommelier, and a particularly educational resource section the book proves that, “tradition is innovation done well.”

It took me until the last page to realize that there was absolutely no meat featured in this cookbook so enticing are the recipes and photographs. Integrating gardening and cooking, from the birth of a plant to the birth of a dish, Vegetable Literacy is a unique take on veggies featuring both sweet and savoury dishes. It is sort of like an encyclopedia arranged by plant family. Each section is followed by recipes and the book delivers insightful Kitchen Wisdom and How to use the whole plant. There are a slew of informative tidbits I never knew like how endive grows (hint: nothing like lettuce). A useful source of information and a pleasure to read.

Can art influence food? Caitlin Freeman certainly thinks so. As pastry chef for Blue Bottle Café which has a location at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Freeman takes inspiration from famous works of modern art to create mouth watering desserts—a Wayne Thiebaud ink drawing becomes the Thiebaud Cake (coffee ganache, and vanilla buttercream between layers of chocolate cake); Stele by Ellsworth Kelly is made into a Fudgsicle; a Richard Avedon photograph transforms into parfait. If this sounds far too inaccessible for home cooks fear not, step-by-step instructions accompany recipes.

The 70’s font, comic book referencing and helter skelter recipes make this book feel cluttered. Recipes range from the ironic (the quail potpie features a foot sticking out from its centre), to wordplay (lobster rolls with old bayonnaise) to downright laborious (freeze dried fruit, yogurt foam – am I ever really going to make this at home?) but leave readers wondering if they are delicious. 2.0 recipes are interesting but unrealistic for most home cooks. The photography has far too many discernible effects making the food appear unreal. While it lacks broad appeal, this book was made for Top Chef fans particularly those who adore Richard Blais. — K.M. citystyleandliving.com | SPRING 2013 | 23


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MASTER CLASS

MISE EN PLACE

Techniques 101

PHOTOGRAPHy By k&S MEDIA

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

What can we say? we are simply in love with Jamie Oliver Professional Stainless Steel Series by T-fal. Heavy gauge copper and aluminum core base encapsulated in stainless steel ensures even heat distribution, while Pro-Metal Pro non stick coating and Thermo-Spot® ensure that you know when the pan is hot. Though a tad heavy, we love that the pans are oven safe (up to 270º C) and the silicone grip makes it a breeze to take that comforting frittata right into the oven. — S.M. Jamie Oliver By T-Fal Stainless Steel Copper Frying Pan, From $169.99; www.t-fal.ca

Chop Chop

HOW TO: GNOCCHI

Think Gnocchi is hard to make at home? Follow these simple steps and make in minutes.

2. Take one egg, and add to the mashed

sweet potato. 3. Incorporate the sweet potato mixture

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Take one section of dough at a time, and roll into a log with hands. 5. Cut the log into 1 inch pieces. Repeat for remaining logs. 6. Drop the gnocchi into boiling, salted water until they float to the top. 7. Drain the gnocchi, and toss in a pan with butter. - S.M.

COURTESY TRUDEAU; T-FAL; TASSIMO

1 . Cook the sweet potato. Peel and boil your sweet potato until soft. Mash with a ricer or fork.

Cutting your veggies is simply a walk in the park with Trudeau’s Chop N Clear. Best of all, the easy clean up (hence the name) is two folda built in drain channel collects liquid, while the anti skid drawers hold scraps. $24.99, www.trudeau.ca


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The New: Potato Gnocchi

TO MARKET

CSL takes the soft, pillowy favourite to new heights with a twist on the Italian classic dish PHOTOGRAPHy By JAMES S. SINCLAIR

2013 Way to Serve

The Classic Way to Serve

STEAMED VEGETABLE To add texture and colour, vegetables are first steamed in a water bath, then shocked in cold water to preserve the bright green and crunch. BEURRE BLANC One of the classic French sauces, it is a combination of shallots steeped in vinegar and/or white wine. Cold butter is then added to the heated mixture to thicken the sauce and add sheen.

SWEET P OTATO GNOCCI The soft dumplings, usually made from semolina flour can be found throughout Italy. The French version (gnocchis à la parisienne) are formed from choux pastry, and typically served with a Béchamel sauce.

TIP: Dust a little bit of smoked paprika on to the plate for a hint of spice.

BALSAMIC CAVIAR The darling of the molecular world, ‘pearls’ are used as flavour enhancers, a concentrated jus mixed with sodium alginate is dropped via eyedropper into a ‘bath’ of calcium chloride and water.

The Ingredients:

Sweet Potato

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Christine Le Tennie Pearls Balsamic Vinegar, 90g, www.qualifirst.com

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LANGOUSTINE Also known as ‘scampi’ or Norway lobster, these sweet crustaceans are commonly used in European and Mediterranean cooking and take minutes to cook.

Brussel Sprout

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Tasting Notes... GOURMET VOYAGE

CUINES 33

The new and trendy restaurant/cocktail bar in knokke on the Belgian coast dish by dish PHOTOGRAPHy AND TEXT By SVEN VAN COILLIE AND ADRIAAN VAN LOOy

Appetizer: Olive Cake

Course 1 : Oyster Cocktail

Avocado cream, elderflower cream, sweet-andsour onion, crunchy olive and bread. A tasty appetizer with a nice texture balance between the salty olive and the sweet onions and creams.

Kohlrabi, seaweed, algae, oyster ice, sour cream, coriander cream. Grevelingen oyster, refreshed by coriander and sour cream. This was accompanied by a crisp of algae and an oyster ice cream. While maintaining the explicit oyster taste, this dish was fresh, original and creative, combining soft oyster structures with crispy elements.

THE MENU

The chef/ owners in the kitchen

We opted for the menu ‘Sa bor ’: 5 creations for 59 €. The menu can be exte nded to a 7 creation men u ‘Gran Sabor’, for 79 €. Appetizers Olive cake Cockles / Razorclams Gravad Lax: salmon, lava s, celery, pumpkin Oyster cocktail: kohlrab i, seaweed, kaffir, oyster ice Pork belly bacon ‘duke of Berkshire’: tartar of gambas, black sesame, ram menas, wasabi Sea fruit, nuts, foam Wild duck: red beet, foie gras, polenta, cacao, parsley roots Cheeses Xocolate blanca: white cho colate, tonka bean, coffee Mandarina: mandar in orange, yoghurt, poudre d’or Coffee & sweets

THE NAME ‘Cuines’ is Catalan for kitchen and ‘33’ refers to the 3 owners, the house number, and to ‘3 C’s: Cosmopolitan, Contemporary and Conceptual.

THE ATMOSPHERE The restaurant is located in the suburbs of Knokke, and once inside guests are seduced by the beautiful, cosmopolitan and trendy interior. Architect Lieven Musschoot (www.lievenmusschoot.be, Oud Sluis & Pure C) did a great job transforming the place into an eclectic, international spot with golden, black and brown accents. With the Moroccan, Spanish and Japanese influences and the mix between a retro (50’s) and modern interior, this place really is an architectural standout! THE CHEFS Edwin Menue and Frederik Boussy are the chefs at Cuines 33. Edwin’s girlfriend and Frederik’s sister, Fleur Boussy, manage service. Edwin gained experience in Oud Sluis and Escabèche; Frederik in De Jonkman and Commerç 24. Together, they offer a ‘fine dining tapas experience’ based on the Spanish tapas philosophy but with very creative, inventive and original dishes. Seasonal products are the basis, complemented with flavors from countries like Spain and Japan.

Course 2 : Gravad Lax

Salmon, ceviche of lavas (fish), apple / celery salad, apple sorbet pastille and sorrel. A variation on the well known Gravad Lax (a Nordic dish consisting of raw salmon, cured in salt, sugar, and dill), with lavas, celery and sorrel instead of the traditional accompaniments. Very fresh, with a perfect blend between the saltiness of the salmon, the sweetness of the apple and the freshness of the lavas, celery and sorrel. 26 | SPRING 2013 | citystyleandliving.com

Course 3 : Wild Duck

Red beet, foie gras, polenta crisp, crue de cacao, parsley roots. This was a dish that incorporated more wellknown ingredients, baked and cooked to perfection. The sweetness of the beet, cacao and the duck were balanced by the saltiness of the foie gras, and refreshed by the parsley roots and strengthened by the polenta.

THE WINES The house aperitif was a glass of cava with basil foam. Very well balanced between the dry, lightly sweetened cava and the spiced basil, this was a great and inventive aperitif. After dinner, we had to try one of the cocktails. We chose the ‘spiced’ cocktail with a base of vodka and lemon, combined with red pepper, cinnamon, and a bunch of other spices. Fresh, spicy, creative and surprisingly good! CUINES 33 Smedenstraat 33 8300 Knokke-Heist, Belgium Restaurant: 050/60 60 69; www.cuines33.be


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10 Ways to Keep Healthy...

MOTHER NATURE

Take healthy living to the next level with CSL’s suggestions *

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Be Still my Heart

A fully automatic blood pressure and pulse measurement for the upper arm, the digital monitor is easy to use, quick and great to track your blood pressure over time. Life Brand Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor , $79.99; www.shoppersdrugmart.ca

SOOTHE ACHING MUSCLES

3.

EAT WELL!

Eat Your Way to Vibrant Health by Meghan Telpner (McClelland & Stewart) More than just a typical ‘diet book,’ read about kicking cravings, cleaning out your kitchen cupboard, and using food as part of your beauty regime. www.randomhouse.ca/books/219549/undiet-by-meghan-telpner

COURTESY WONDERBRA; VITAMINTS; MAGIC BAG; RANDOM HOUSE; SHOPPERS DRUG MART

use the Magic Bag (filled with oat grains) to warm your muscles and manage your pain. The bag conforms to your body and you can target areas of particular discomfort (the heat causes the blood vessels in that area to dilate). www.magicbag.com

GAIN SUPPORT

Ill fitting bras be gone. Bras for exercising should fit snugly without the rib band restricting breathing. Breasts need to be held firmly in position to minimize moving around. Everyday bras should fit well without the straps falling and provide support. But there’s no need to compromise style.

A pretty pink transparent bra, Wonderbra E1735, $38; www.wonderbra.ca

5.

Minty Fresh

keep your breath refreshed AND boost your nutrients. Vitamints are a convenient way to address your health needs. Our fave? ‘Energy’ with co-enzyme q10, B vitamins and Vitamin C that help stimulate energy and improve aerobic capacity of muscles. $8.99 each, www.winning-combination.com

*The following information is not medical advice, and you should always consult your physician before taking any vitamins or other medications.

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Take your Vitamins

Jamieson Natural Sources Vitamins suggestions for better health, with a few picks from CSL *

OMEGA 3: SUPER KRILL

A source of Omega 3 fatty acids, formulated with Neptune Krill oil™ (NKO®) which contains antioxidants, improving cardiovascular health by maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. NKO® has also shown to assist in managing the symptoms of PMS.

VITAMIN D SOFT CHEWS 1,000 IU Made in a delicious chocolate flavour chew, this is an easy way to incorporate Vitamin D into your diet.

MELATONIN-3™ STRIPS The strips gently dissolve on the tongue to help aid in getting a good night’s sleep.

7. CHECK YOUR TEMP

8.

On average, body temperature can fluctuate throughout the day, though the average resting temperature is 37 degrees Celsius. This fast reading (8 seconds) digital thermometer helps track your temperature when you feel the onset of a cold or flu. You can even place under armpit for a reading. Life digital thermometer, $20.99; www.shoppersdrugmart.ca

Eye See You

BILBERRY A plant grown in central and Northern Europe (also known as European blueberry), they are high in flavanoids. Take these to help improve eye health.

VITAMIN B12 1,000 MCG Essential for the synthesis of DNA in tissues, the vitamin prevents the occurrence of abnormal cells which can lead to anemia. Also promotes cell development.

www.jamiesonvitamins.com

* Research provided by Jamieson Natural sources, from a variety of sources.

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Silhouette Titan Dynamics (left) and TMA Icon (right)

Getting an eye exam is an integral part of ongoing health. The Austrian made Silhouett e frames are durable and blend seamlessly with your face, so you can shine. We love the classic TMA Ico n and Tit an Dynami c collections – so ultra-lightweight, that you will almost forget

you

are

wearing glasses; www.silhouette.com/ca The sexy 2013 face of Silhouette, Patrick Dempsey.

COURTESY SILHOUETTE; JAMIESON; LIFE BRAND

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Keep Your Teeth in Tip Top Shape

30 %

20 %

10.

OF CANADIANS FOLLOW THE DENTIST-RECOMMENDED ATHOME ORAL CARE ROuTINE OF FLOSSING, BRuSHING AND RINSING. ACCORDING TO CREST AND ORAL-B IN THEIR 2012 GREAT CANADIAN SMILE SuRVEy SAy THEy DON’T HAVE THE TIME

Seeing your dentist regularly is just one part of the equation, the other part is your daily care routine. Plaque-causing bacteria is always present in the mouth, and if left unchecked can contribute to the development of gingivitis. The line of Pro Health from Crest kills plaque germs and slows down their ability to generate new plaque. We keep our chompers in check with Oral-B Pro-Health Clinical Pro-Flex Toothbrush, which helps improve the effectiveness of brushing with its advanced split-head design that adjusts to teeth and gums to clean areas where plaque growth begins. www.crest.com/en-ca

COURTESY GREEN AND BLACKS; NATURES PATH; EPICUREAL (2); ROBIN HOOD; CASCAL

THE NEW SUPERFOODS

NATURE’S PATH QI’A SUPERFOOD

A loaded cereal with Chia, Hemp and Buckwheat, it comes in a trio of flavours. Best of all, just two tablespoons will give you long lasting energy for the day. We love topping our oatmeal with this crunchy cereal, and watching the chia seeds bloom in front of our eyes. ca-en.naturespath.com

Loaded with plant based protein and no sugar, these options are great to fill the tank

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A great source of Omega-3 and Omega6 essential fatty acids and an excellent source of protein- containing all of the essential amino acids.

BOB’S RED MILL HULLED HEMP SEED

With a pleasant nutty flavour, these hulled hemp seeds are considered a perfect food–packed with rich nutrients and can be added to baking, salads and cereals. We topped our Greek salad with these seeds for extra texture. www.bobsredmill.com

5 questions With...

OLYMPIAN JESSICA ZELINKA

1. WHAT TECHNIQUES DO YOU USE TO VISUALIZE SUCCESS IN YOUR SPORT? When I visualize success, I also visualize certain distractions or additional stresses that may arise during a competition – all which help to overcome obstacles and lead me to success. 2. WHAT TYPES OF FOODS DO YOU EAT FOR ENERGY? A well-balanced diet. I'm disciplined when it comes to fuelling my body properly pre- and -post training; instead of grabbing a protein bar, I prefer to make my own.

3. HOW WAS THE ENERGY AND ATMOSPHERE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER OLYMPICS YOU HAVE ATTENDED? London was a lot different from Beijing, and had an electric atmosphere, partly due to the fact that I was competing against the face of the Olympic Games British heptathlete Jessica Ennis. 4. ANY TIPS TO GET YOUR SIGNATURE ABS? What it really comes down to is many years of discipline in both exercise and diet. Exercising regularly and eating a well-balanced diet is good for you – regardless of whether you have a six pack or not.

5. TELL US ABOUT YOUR INVOLVEMENT WITH ADAMS NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER, AND WHY YOU ENJOY WORKING WITH THIS BRAND?

Our family regularly eats natural peanut butter at home, and I was especially impressed by Adams’ 100% natural line. I'm happy to encourage people to make good food choices, and to share different ways they can use peanut butter – such as the workout snack bars! For more recipes visit: www.adamspeanutbutter.ca/Recipes The not completely emulsified ADAMS NATuRAL PEA NuT BuTCSL’S TER may be disconcerting to TAkE some (the judge a book by its cover types) but I love that there are only two ingredients (and I can pronounce both of them – peanuts and salt). The crunch peanut butter has real boulders of peanuts sitting atop a more smooth mixture. With a rich, creamy flavour there is an underlying toastiness so that you do not miss the sweetness. citystyleandliving.com | SPRING 2013 | 29


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FASHION SPRING 2013

CITY STYLE AND LIVING

DAZZLE!

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34-36 Treasure Trove :

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Helen of Troy::

Bejewelled glamour, hair removal and more

38-45 Editor’s Picks :

What’s new and cool from our editors

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Prêt-à-Porter : Spring trends

Stylist::

What to wear to a garden party

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COURTESY MIA SHOES; RODIAL; MONACELLI PRESS; STEPHANIE KOCH; MELANIE MORIAS; CARMEN TSANG;

Great new beauty products


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Great Products 8 LETS MAKE A DEAL

TREASURE TROVE

Products CSL loves, and you should try too.

1.

by NATALIE FOx

1. SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASSE Redolent of Grasse in Provence (perfumery capital of the world), Egypt and Italy L’Oc citane La collection de Grasse Ja smin and Bergamote Shower Gel is an affordable way to be instantly transported. 175 ml, $20, ca.loccitane.com

2. ALL NATURAL

Rachael Winard concocted a natural yet effective deodorant from her Brooklyn kitchen made with vegetable powders, clays and essential oils. Soapwa lla De odorant Cream, $12.99, www.eshfaced.ca

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3. LAVA FLOW

“I love how smooth my skin feels

is deeply masculine coloured cleanser and exfoliator sloughs off dead skin in a breeze. No need to scrub hard for renewed skin. e awesome strength of volcanoes! MAC Minera lize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator, 100ml, $33.50, maccosmetics.com

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aer using it.”

- SHIVANA MAHARAJ fashion editor

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4. HAVE AN EYE ON YOU

COURTESY FRESH; LAURA MERCIER; FRESH; MAYBELLINE; SOAP WALLA; L’OCCITANE; KIEHLS; MAC COSMETICS; KIEHLS; DEMETER

Looking to create the perfect cat-eye? Laura Mercier Crème Eye L iner makes it easy with a smooth and creamy formula. Grab a brush and select one of the six colours including Noir, Espresso, Violet, Canard, Indigo and Cobalt to give you that sultry look. $22, lauramercier.com

5. SPILLED MILK

2. 5.

8. 4.

Envy Cleopatra’s famous milk baths? is moisturizing soap with shea butter and milk proteins comes quite close. Fresh Milk Soap, 200g, $13.00, www.esh.com

6. INTO THE BLUE

Adore the rich aqua colour of this jar of Kiehl’s Cryste Marine Ultra Rich. Better still, it plumps skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Talk about getting your eight glasses a day! 50ml, $66, www.kiehls.ca

7. CHEERS

Inspired by the 1920s cocktail of the same name, this fragrance pays homage to the fruits that helped enliven the classic taste of this drink (think: guava, passion fruit, lemon). Demeter Between the Sheets 4 oz atmosphere spray, $14.00, www.demeteragrance.com

8. BACK TO THE FUTURE Maybelline Instant Ag e R ewind e Lier Makeup comes in 12 shades that combine foundation and primer in one. Be kind and rewind. www.maybelline.ca citystyleandliving.com | SPRING 2013 | 31


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GENTLEMAN’S NOOK

TREASURE TROVE

Beauty Bests Spruce up your look with these Spring updates.

LIPS

PRADA

$17.50

$32

FA I R S KI N

Try this combination of lightweight lipstick and lipglass, MAC cosmetics Sheen supreme lipstick in Korean Candy www.maccosmetics.com

$6.99

O LI VE S KI N

This utterly gorgeous shade will perfect your pout, Estee Lauder Pure Color Long lasting lipstick in Scarlet Siren, www.esteelauder.com

NAILS

Garnier Fructis Style Power Gel Spike Explosion Rev up your party look with 24 hour hold. Talk about a spike in popularity. 266 ml, garnier.ca

$26 DA R K S K I N

A sumptuous creamy lipstick that glides on with no effort, Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in deco rouge, www.lauramercier.com

Colour of the Season!

$12.99 Gillette Fusion ProGlide SilverTouch Get a great shave for sensitive skin with low cutting force blades and a strip infused with mineral oil. www.gillette.com/en/CA

RODARTE

$12.50 Stuf Men’s Defense Easily removes oil and dirt with green tea, vitamin E and Chamomile. stufmd.com

$6

FAI R SK IN

Crabtree & Evelyn in Sand is a neutral beige lacquer with a hint of shimmer. Try the nail handy polish wipes ($4.95), a soy friendly formula that is odour free and safe for artificial nails. www.crabtree-evelyn.com 32 | SPRING 2013 | citystyleandliving.com

$18 O LI VE S KI N

Cuppa, a creamy khaki from Butter London is a statement that’s sweet but chic, we love this shade. butterlondon.ca

$25 DA R K S K I N

From the Estee Lauder French Nudes collection, ‘so vain’ is a cocoa shade available for a limited time. www.esteelauder.com

$19 The Bluebeards Revenge™ Take pesky whiskers off in a breeze with this rich shaving cream. www.dreadnought-shaving.com

COURTESY GARNIER; DREADNOUGHT SHAVING; STUF; ESTEE LAUDER; BUTTER LONDON; CRABTREE & EVELYN; GILLETTE; LAURA MERCIER; MAC COSMETICS;

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Road Tested

TREASURE TROVE RODIAL DRAGON’S BLOOD SCULPTING GEL Claiming to form a second film-like skin around the face, Rodial’s formula volumizes while toning the skin. The Gel is smooth, and absorbs into the skin. This is a pain free alternative to cosmetic surgery, $95; www.rodial.co.uk

you’ve read about these cult favourites, but do they really work? CSL put these beauty products to the test.

RODIAL BEE VENOM SUPER SERUM A favourite of Jennifer Lopez, this pricey serum uses plant stem cell technology, to enhance skin elasticity and plump skin. Over several weeks, testers found their skin more revitalized, and smoother, $200; www.rodial.co.uk

GARNIER PURE CONTROL ANTI SPOTS TINTED ROLLER DERMA E SKIN LIGHTEN

FRESH PEONY WHITENING ESSENCE

Formulated with Alpha-Arbutin and licorice extract, this medium weight pale yellow cream is a great moisturizer, while lightening without harsh ingredients. $24.95; www.dermae.com

At the first sign of an unsightly pimple, we tested this spot stick. Remarkably, it mattified the blemish with a hint of tinted colour. Salicylic acid and blueberry extract work to regenerate skin; $12.99 www.garnier.ca

COURTESY FRESH; LAURA MERCIER; DERMAE; NEW YORK COLOR; MAYBELLINE; REVLON; RODIAL

Melanin-inhibiting peony root extract, and Vitamin C claim to reduce dark spots and even skin tone. The ultra light texture can be worn under makeup. The verdict? As an alternative to hydroquinone this is a great option. 30ml, $65; www.fresh.com

KIEHLS POWERFUL WRINKLE REDUCING CREAM Created to significantly improve elasticity, (in turn diminishing the look of fine lines, wrinkles and pores), this cream with copper, apricot and calcium PCA, is a thick cream. After six weeks, testers had less visible pores and firmer skin, $56; www.kiehls.ca

Mighty Mascara Get the greatest lashes on the block with these three eye batting faves. 1. Maybelli ne The Rocket Volum’ Express lengthens while holding a curl effortlessly plus the extra dark black colour will make your eyes pop! www.maybelline.ca

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2. Revlon Grow Lusci ous A lash enhancer that gives instantly longer and fuller lashes while helping to grow stronger; www.revlon.ca 3. New york Colour Big, Bol d Curl is an affordable mascara that multiplies your lashes by up to 147% and we love that there are no clumps; newyorkcolor.com

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Bejewelled Glamour

The most important part of the look is metallic eyeshadow. Often people are afraid of metallic and shimmer eyeshadow but when used correctly they can capture light and even reflect the soft texture of the skin. The trick is to blend and overlay with deep rich matte tomes and highlight with the metallic finish.

CHEEKS

Soft radiance - not contour. The key to cheeks, for Spring 2013, is to keep them looking as natural as possible. With the brightness of the metallic eyeshadow and the pop of coral on the lips cheeks should be very subdued. Gosh Cosmetics Multicolour Blush in Pink Pie, $19, www.gosh.ie

Revlon PhotoReady Smashbox Photo Shadow in Bohemian, Finish Lid $10, www.revlon.ca Primer, $22, Daniel Thompson Beauty Absmashboxsolute Light, $61, canada.com www.danielthompsonbeauty.com

Ink Cosmetics Eye Dust in Ambition, $20, www.shopinkcosmetics.com Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Eye Illuminating Duo, $26, www.ybskin.com

Daniel Thompson Beauty Mineral Eyeshadow in Polished Copper and Roselle, $33, www.danielthompsonbeauty.com

GET THE LOOk 1 Prep the eye with a base. Concealers don't work well for this but highlighting primers will create an even and slightly illuminated surface on which to apply the make up. Ensure the entire eyelid is covered with the primer before any eyeshadow is applied. 2 Fill the entire eye lid with the metallic shade. Lash to brow. The trick here is to ensure the metallic is a light shade so it can reflect rather than sparkle on the lid. 3 On the mobile lid overlay a deeper matte shadow that mitigates any one dimensional quality of the metallic eyeshadow. This will create depth without making the eye lose the luminosity desired. This seasons copper and rose work well together.

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Aveda Petal Essence Face Accents in Rose Blossom, $29, www.aveda.com

Daniel Thompson Beauty Mineral Blush, $89, www.danielthompsonbeauty.com

GET THE LOOk 1 Use a multi prismatic blush rather than a monochromatic one. Multiple colours blended together work better to create a natural finish. 2 Apply directly to the apple of cheeks in a circular motion. This gives the illusion of skin that has been out doors rather than made up with make up. 3 Blend carefully all the way to the hairline, alone the cheek bone. This connects the colour and elaborates the naturalness of the look.

LIPS

By DANIEL THOMPSON

Coral, coral, coral. Don't be afraid. Coral doesn't mean orange. True coral is a blend of pink and orange creating a bright pop of needed colour. The lips are the focal point of the entire look. Don't shy away from the boldness coral can create. Rimmel London Kate Moss Lipstick #16, $8,www.rimmellondon.com/ca

Jane Iredale Mineral Make Up PureMoist Lipstick in CJ, $22.50, janeiredale.com

Daniel Thompson Beauty The Transforming Lipstick in Pink Coral,$33, www.danielthompsonbeauty.com

GET THE LOOk 1 Apply the lipstick to the centre of the bottom lip gently blending to the outer edges. Be careful to stay in the natural lip line. 2 Press the lips together, transferring the colour to the top lip. 3 Carefully shape the lipstick to fill but not over exaggerate the lip. Finish with a matching lip liner to ensure the edges are smooth.

COURTESY REVLON; DANIEL THOMPSON BEAUTY; JANE IREDALE; AVEDA; RIMMEL LONDON; GOSH COSMETICS; YOUNGBLOOD MINERAL COSMETICS; INK COSMETICS;

EYES

This season makeup takes its rightful place in the pantheon of embellishment that defines an outfit, creates fashion and signifies style. With bold, bright and intense colours that shock and demand attention. A conundrum of texture that transfixes the gaze while enhancing the individual wearer: this is the very essence of Spring 2013 . The trend is light capturing elegance that inspires admiration! This look is fresh, radiant and clean. It is completely "spring" without being so trendy it will be boring in a few weeks.


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Hair Removal

HELEN OF TROY

Stubbly, prickly hair got you in a bind? Try these simple solutions to remove your unwanted hair By SHIVANA MAHARAJ and in just a few simple steps, your skin will be silky smooth

PARISSA HOT WAX AND WARM WAX

Best For: Frequent Waxers and Coarse Hair Salon style hair removal that lifts away coarse hair. We love the vial of Azulene Oil included, which helps to soothe and soften skin and prevent ingrown hairs.

PERSIAN COLD WAX

Best For: In between sessions A centuries old Eastern secret to soft skin, the sugar based hair removal is a combination of Sucrose, Aqua, and Citric acid and a great choice for sensitive skin.

CSL TESTED

NO!NO! HAIR

TIP: Tired of running back and forth to the micro wave or stove to re-heat your warm/ hot wax? Pariss a Wax Warmer is just the sol ution. A plug in heating surfac e (just like the pro’s use) keeps your warm wax at the perfect temperature! $15 (uSD), parissa.com

NEW!

THE CLAIM: “An ideal solution for unwanted facial or body

hair, for women and men, who can get their body hair under

control for the first time. Built with Thermicon, an innovative technology ...that uses heat, not light to remove hair for any skin type or hair colour and developed by Radiancy.”

THE RESULTS: Used over several weeks, testers did see a difference in hair growth, though it did take some getting used

to using the hair removal system at first. Three treatment levels allowed testers to accommodate for hair type. A small

LCD screen was handy to keep information about the gadget COURTESY NONO HAIR; PARISSA; NAIR

at a finger tip. The small, compact device was easy to pack

for a weekend getaway and we liked that this was a pain free way to remove unwanted hair.

No!No! Hair, $270;

www.my-no-no.com

THE CSL GREEN TICkER

Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Total Care face trio and Nair PerfectTemp Easy to use wax strips for legs and body removes facial hair in minutes. We love the face trio, a three prong approach to hair removal that leaves upper lips moisturized and fuzz free without irritation; ($19.99, Facial hair removal trio ; $14.99, Wax strips for legs and body); www.naircare.com

Repurpose your old handbag – as storage for office supplies, to keep toiletries when travelling or to keep extra wires and cords.

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HELEN OF TROY

Hair Today

Try it Out!

In the mood for a new hair style or colour? CSL has the latest in the world of locks

OIL SLICK

THE NEWEST CRAzE IN HAIR COLOuR? OIL BASED GARNIER OLIA. COLOuRING THAT PROTECTS THE HAIR FIBER, LEAVING

Wigging out has a totally new meaning thanks to Hollywood embracing the wig trend

ESSENTIAL LIPIDS AND AMINO ACIDS.

HAIR DIRECT

THIS MEANS NO HARSH AMMONIA SMELL, INSTEAD FRuITy JASMINE, PEAR AND PATCHOuLI.BEST OF ALL, WE LOVE THE uBER MODERN TEARDROP SHAPED BOTTLE IE. AESTHETICS AND FuNCTION HAVE MARRIED. AVAILABLE IN 21 SHADES,

ByGENVIEVE MAGBI

A breeze to style at home

$12.49; www.garnier.ca

WANT TO GET HAIR LIKE THIS?

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We love the Gisele curls in this “Casual Curl” lace from the NOW collection (LUXHAIR)

LuXHAIR

COURTESY LUX HAIR; HAIR DIRECT; CLAIROL; GARNIER

What do stars Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Cher and even model Coco Rocha have in common when it comes to long, luscious locks? ey’ve all worn wigs. Modern technique ensures that wigs these days are as so as human hair, available in dozens of colours and have styles that look so realistic, nearly everyone in Hollywood is trying out the trend. WE LOVE: (Above) Not only does Hair Direct supply dozens of hair replacement and wig care products, we are thrilled that they’ve added wigs to the mix. Our faves include Jon Renau’s “Jessica” and “Perfection” that suit us to a tee, www.hairdirect.com. (Below) View host and Comedienne Sherri ShepNOW collection by LUXHAIR) herd’s line of wigs (N with LUXHAIR® Keralon™ lets you style your wig (you can use a curling iron!) just as if it was your real hair, and come in a selection of shades and styles. www.luxhair.com

PREEN

For Spring Clairol Consulting Colourist Luis Pacheco suggests Natural Instincts Vib rant in #8G - a warm, honey and gold blonde shade that gives hair a natural, healthy-looking shine. With this sunkissed shade, you’ll be beach ready in no time! For more subtle highlights, try Clairol Frost & Tip by Nice 'n Easy with results that last up to eight weeks. www.clairol.com

Jon Renau’s “Jessica” (from Hair Direct) , has subtle highlights and sassy texture.


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1. DREAM HOME

EDITORS PICKS

A bird’s eye view on every page of Montacelli Press Designers Abroad: Inside the Vacation Homes of Top Decorators By Michele Keith. is read is rich with architectural beauties from around the globe. $60, www.monacellipress.com

2. FAVE FRAGRANCE

MARNI E au De Parfum 120 ml is a sartorial mix of ethereal spices, eclectic raw woods, and a touch of rose and a perfect ode to designer Consuelo Castiglioni, $175, www.marniagrance.com

3.DARK

CHOCOLATE

(Guanaja) A delightfully Bitter Sweet Dark Chocolate with 70% cacao, and (Albinao) a tannic Bitter Sweet Dark chocolate with 85% cacao are a little bit of heaven, everyday; Both, Valrhona, www.valrhona.com

Editors Notes: What We’re Loving at CSL

4.CHARMING

COURTESY MIA SHOES; NIELSEN MASSEY; STELL ANAND DOT; LOFT; VALRHONA, MONACELLI PRESS; MARNI

CHARMS

We’re obsessed with Stel la & Dot sterling silver Signature Initial Charms that come in every letter of the alphabet, $26, www.stelladot.com

Spring things that our editorial team is crazy about.

6. ALMOND EXTRACT Enrich cookies, tarts and custard with the delicious taste of Spring. Stirred in to crème pâtissière, it is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Nielsen Massey Pure Almond Extract, www.nielsenmassey.com

5.BLUE SHOCK

Metallic stilettos with a pop of cobalt blue leather ankle straps punch up any boring neutral outfit this season. Mia Shoes limited edition ‘Lenny’ in cobalt, $149; www.miashoes.com

7. BRIGHT LIGHT e shocking bright colour is a standout for Spring, yet elegant enough to wear to the office, Lo Drapey crepe blazer in Neon Pink, $98, www.lo.com citystyleandliving.com | SPRING 2013 | 37


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3 Gorgeous Fashion Bloggers

We asked our favourite Alberta based fashionistas to pick their favourite outfits for the upcoming season. We hope that their style, beauty and joie-de-vivre inspire you this season

Melanie Morais

MIXED PATTERN

Stephanie Koch

STRIPES

MELANIE’S PICKS

Top: Forever 21 Pants: H&M Wedges: Aldo Necklace: mark by Avon Watch: Michael Kors Bracelet: Joe Fresh Bag: mark by Avon

STEPHANIE’S PICKS

Blazer: H&M Beanie: Joe Fresh Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs Dress: Winners Boots : H&M Necklace: Love Always Couture Bracelets: Stella and Dot

“When it comes to mixing patterns you just got to have fun and confidence in your look. I wanted a more elegant look that you could go from the office to dinner and went with darker patterns. ” 38 | SPRING 2013 | citystyleandliving.com

Joe Fresh Pants

“ I decided to go with bright colors instead of the classic black or navy stripes–fun for spring and a bit different. ”

H&M Blazer


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Take on Spring Fashion 2013

PRÊT À PORTER

Carmen Tsang

CARMEN’S PICKS

Dress:Tobi Tights: Market in Taiwan Shoes: Miu Miu Clutch:Sephora Black Wrap Bracelet: Tory Burch Gold Bangles: H&M Red Bangle: Kate Spade Spike Cuff: Boutique in San Francisco Blue Bangle: J Crew Brown Wrap Bracelet and Silver Spike Bracelet: Tobi Watch: Marc Jacobs Ring: Aldo

CUT OUTS

Melanie Morais

FLORAL

MELANIE’S PICKS

Top: Forever 21 Pants: Joe Fresh Bag: Joe Fresh Shoes: Aldo Watch: Michael Kors

“Leather, cutouts, and fish nets - a perfect blend of pretty, sexy, and edgy. I am showcasing cutouts in an unconventional way by featuring cutout tights and cutout patterns.”

Miu Miu Shoes

“I love a classic white shirt and I love any kind of pattern especially these floral Joe Fresh pants. Putting them together makes it a fun fresh Spring look! ”

Michael Kors Watch

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Carmen Tsang

TRANSPARENCY

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Stephanie Koch BLACK AND WHITE

CARMEN’S PICKS

Blouse (is actually a romper but used as a top here): Zara High Lo Lace Skirt: Asos Short Collar Necklace: Expression from the Bay Green Necklace: Kate Spade Belt: Zara Shoes: BCBG Max Azria Purse: Estee Lauder (Came with a Gi Set) Sunglasses: Bottega Veneta Red Bangle Bracelet: Kate Spade Spike Bracelet: Topshop Chain Spike Bracelet: Tobi Carmen Printed Bracelet: Urban Outfitters Watch: Marc Jacobs

“Forget the bandeau at home... This season, find sheer blouses with strategically placed pockets and accents.”

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STEPHANIE’S PICKS Pants: Joe Fresh T-shirt: H&M Boots: H&M Beanie: Aritzia Necklace: Ell And Emm Ring and bracelets: Stella and Dot

Tory Burch Wrap Bracelet

“I was seeing a lot of pants with tuxedo references at the most recent fashion week and thought that would be fun paired with an athletic inspired graphic tee!”

H&M Boots


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PRÊT À PORTER

THE NEW CLASSICS: 6 NEW CRAVEABLE ITEMS 2. Wear to the office, or on your day off, these key pieces will make you standout this Spring By NATALIE FOX

ROCKPORT

Rockport’s Spring line is not only chic but oh so comfy, like this editor’s fave, Ashika, $110, www.rockport.ca

THE NEW SHIFT

1. ANTHROPOLOGIE Wear this classic to a Spring wedding, or to work, topped with a fitted blazer, Greenwich Pencil Dress, $158, www.anthropologie.com

SHINY FLATS

STRIPED BLAZER 3. ANTHROPOLOGIE

is blazer looks great dressed up (with dressy pants or a dress) or dressed down (jeans and a tee), Mori Blazer, $128, www.anthropologie.com

COURTESYANTHROPOLOGIE; K&S MEDIA; HUDSON JEANS; ROCKPORT

FLORAL CUFF

BRIGHT BLOUSE

4. ANTHROPOLOGIE is Elizabeth Cole 24k gold plated brass, with Swarovski crystal is THE accessory for Spring, Gilt Rose Bracelet, $568, www.anthropologie.com

5. GILT

Punch up your wardrobe with this citrus, sunny punch of colour. e Aryn K billowy, flowy top is great paired with jeans or worn with a slim pant, www.gilt.com

COATED DENIM

6. HUDSON JEANS

e sleek look of denim is taken to new heights with these Krista Super Skinny in Cherry Wax, $189, www.hudsonjeans.com

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CSL’s Spring 2013 Wearable Fashion

BLACK & WHITE

The items you should buy now.

GUESS Lengthen legs with these Brittney Striped Denim Leggings, www.guess.ca

BCBGENERATION Black strappy platform ‘Maranda’; www.bcbgeneration.com

ATTITUDE BY JAY MANUEL Top with a floral blouse to make a statement, stripe Panelled Skirt, $39.99; www.sears.ca

RUFFLES

MI CHAEL KORS Large Jet Set Striped Zip Pouch, $98; www.michaelkors.com

ARMANI JEANS Add just a touch of flourish with a simple knot Twist Shirt in pink. $180; www.thebay.com 42 | SPRING 2013 | citystyleandliving.com

PLEASURE STATE Couture Glimmer Soft Cup Bra with Swarovski crystals on luxurious Italian satin and delicate French lace, www.pleasurestate.com.au

BCBG MAX AZRIA Make this sultry trend soar with this ruffle skirt in ‘gardenia’; www.bcbg.com

THE OUTNET Alice + Olivia Ashton ruffled stretch silk-crepe dress is punchy and sexy, $148; www.theoutnet.com

COURTESY THE OUTNET; THE BAY; SEARS; BCBG MAX AZRIA; MICHAEL KORS; PLEASURE STATE; LE CHATEAU;;

LE CHÂTEAU White trench with contrasting black piping, $150; lechateau.com


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TRANSPARENCY EQUIPMENT An oversized sleeveless shirt in an abstract zebra print with two front chest pockets, $188; www.equipmentfr.com

GUESS A punch of the IT colour of the season with flirty pleats, Caroline dress, $108; www.guess.ca

GILT This TL The Letter transparent top in periwinkle is breezy and light for Spring; www.gilt.com

FLORAL

PRÊT À PORTER

SEARS Floral pants are this year’s go to item, Jessica weekend, $49.99; www.sears.ca

GUESS A trendsetting tropical print and luxe single-sole construction make these classic pumps our newest must-have, Neodan Pumps, $99; guess.ca

MICHAEL KORS Michael Kors clear lucite/ silver tone metal hinge cuff; www.michaelkors.com

COURTESY MICHAEL KORS; SEARS; ANTHROPOLOGIE; GUESS; EQUIPMENT CLOTHING;

LACE & TEXTURE

ANTHROPOLOGIE Slim pants, a pencil skirt or skinny jeans are this shirt’s best friends; Porto garden blouse, $128; www.anthropologie.com

SEARS Peplum is back for Spring. This version, with lace is a pretty updated version, Jessica; www.sears.ca

ANTHROPOLOGIE This Ganni ‘Lousa Shift’ is great for travelling, and the quilted texture is soft and comfortable, $148.00; www.anthropologie.com

TIBI Pair this tunic over skinny black coated denim for an updated look, Karina Sleeveless Top, $450; www.tibi.com citystyleandliving.com | SPRING 2013 | 43


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PRÊT À PORTER

THE OUTNET A gorgeous tangerine Amanda Wakeley dress, perfect for the office or on the town, $392; www.theoutnet.com

PATTERN

IVANKA TRUMP Crisscrossing straps in high gloss patent encase the foot in a chic, single-sole sandal, $180; www.thebay.com

SEARS Jay Manuel pleated blazer in a cobalt blue jazzes up any old skirt, $69.99; www.sears.ca

THE OUTNET Pair this with oxfords and a colourful blazer. Tatiana patterned woven shorts, Rag and Bone, $154.98; www.theoutnet.com 44 | SPRING 2013 | citystyleandliving.com

LE CHÂTEAU The neutral colour of these pants, can be paired with a bright blazer. Print pants, $69.95; www.lechateau.com

TOP SHOP Add a bit of whimsy and pop of colour with a standout blouse, Zebra print shirt, $72; www.thebay.com

K &S MEDIA; THE BAY; LE CHATEAU; SEARS; THE OUTNET

TIBI These Silk Easy Pant are incredibly comfortable and chic, $350; www.tibi.com

ACNE STUDIOS Turn heads with this bright green cropped Leather Jacket, $1,350; www.holtrenfrew.com


Ultimate ACCESSORIES

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STEP UP

Make a bold statement or punch up an outfit with some of our favourites for this season

T TAHARI Abstract designed custom designed blue resin stone stretch ring set in worn gold, Stretch Ring, $48; www.thebay.com

BCBGeneration Take transparency to your toes with these timeless “Cynthia” heels; www.bcbgeneration.com

GUESS These modern drop Linear Earrings are a sparkly combination of rhodium, gold tone and hematite, $24; www.thebay.com

COURTESY HEYS; STELLA AND DOT; RW AND CO; ALDO; THE BAY; BCBGENERATION;

RW AND CO . The soft pastel pink is a pretty neutral and the chic reptile makes a statement, $24; www.rw-co.com

STELLA & DOT Spice up a simple white tee or add an edge to a boring suit with this Tempest Necklace, $198; www.stelladot.com

HEYS Take this stylish and chic handbag on your next trip or use everyday. Shades of Morocco Travel bag in Juniper Berry, $ 190, www.heys.ca

Aldo Add a touch of lucite with these updated classic pumps, Darelbeida leather pumps, $100; www.aldoshoes.com

DOLCE VITA A heavier set architectural style platform with contrasting colours is all the rage, Pica platform, $120; www.thebay.com citystyleandliving.com | SPRING 2013 | 45


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STYLIST

WHAT TO WEAR TO...

A Spring Garden Party “is season is all about Colour! For a more bold look, try the new neutral: orange or for a toned down approach opt for a pastel shade. If you’re not a fan of brights, try accessorizing with a bold necklace or cuff.” - NATALIE FO (fashion assistant)

THE 2013 LBD

Cutouts, embellished details and Peplum are the rage this season.

STELLA & DOT We are loving the lightweight earrings. Cabochon stones in semi-precious labradorite, semi-precious aqua chalcedony and rutillated glass shimmer ,Sanibel chandeliers, $49; www.stelladot.com

GUESS Celeste Sleeveless Flounce Dress, guess.ca BRAZA Perfect to wear under strapless and backless gowns, this Angelic bra holds in place with sturdy double stick tape that can be used up to 50 times! Braza Strapless Angel Bra, $39.99; www.brazabra.ca BCBG MAX AZRIA This beautiful emerald green is a bright fresh pop of colour for the Spring season. Kendal Asymmetrical Gown in ultra green; www.bcbg.com

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STYLING TIP:

Shhh... stylists love these clothing Shields which can be worn under oxford shirts, or used on the inside of dresses to keep your underarms sweat free! Braza Clothing Shields 5pair/pk, $9.99; www.brazabra.ca

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MIA SHOES (LIMITED EDITION) Metallic stilettos with grounding black leather ankle straps will have you dancing all night long. ‘Lenny’, $149; www.miashoes.com NOTTE BY MARCHESA Silk-crepe and plissé taffeta dress, $380.03 www.theoutnet.com

COURTESY MIA SHOES; BCBG MAX AZRIA, BRAZA,; THE OUTNET; GUESS; STELLA AND DOT;

BGBG M AX AZRI A A one of a kind clutch pops against the simplicity of the dress. Romi tiger minaudiere, $178; www.bcbg.com


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TRAVEL SPRING 2013

CITY STYLE AND LIVING

48-51 Guide to Miami :

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From South Beach to Downtown, local Luisana Suegart picks her faves

Passport :

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3 cool adventures to try plus what to wear to the airport and still look good

Souvenir::

Some of CSL’s favourite local eats around the globe

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Tour Guide::

Calgary’s W. Brett Wilson shares his travel picks

Door County, Wisconsin::

A slice of Americana, ready to be discovered

MIAMI LIFE

FROM THE WAVES OF SOuTH BEACH TO THE Buzz OF DOWNTOWN, MIAMI SIzzLES P. 48

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WELCOME TO MIAMI

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ON THE WATER The Venetian Causeway crosses Biscayne Bay between Miami and Miami Beach, boasting stunning views of some of Miami’s most expensive real estate.

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WHAT TO DO

WHERE TO EAT

WHAT TO WEAR

WHERE TO STAY

Miami is a playground for all ages and a city that never ceases to amaze. From the glistening waters and art deco beat of South Beach, to the invigorating rhythms of a revitalized Downtown, to historic cultural communities and newer up-and-coming eclectic neighborhoods, the magic city has earned its bragging rights as one of the most coveted international destinations. Year-round summers don’t hurt either. Celebrities flock here and stay here. Travelers visit and never want to leave. So what to do in 24 Hours? Local LUISANA SUEGART gives CSL the scoop. Photography by Luisana Suegart. citystyleandliving.com | SPRING 2013 | 49


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Miami, Florida

A LOCAL’S PERSPECTIVE

Local Miami girl LUISANA SUEGART, gives her take on how to savor this urban paradise in just24 Hours. PHOTOGRAPHy AND TEXT By LuISANA SuEGART

 8 a.m. AWAKEN YOUR SENSES

Lummus Park spans between 5th and 15th streets with pave ways, volleyball and plenty of green space.

Wake up at Sense Beach House (400 Ocean Drive, 305.538.5529, sensebeachhouse.com), a cozy 18-room boutique hotel located in the beachy, bohemian yet very posh South of Fifth neighborhood. Head south on Ocean Drive first thing in the morning for a stroll through South Pointe Park (1 Washington Avenue, 305.673.7006), a 17-acre urban waterfront park that boasts views of the Downtown Miami skyline and Fisher Island, one of the country’s wealthiest zip codes.



The Wynwood Walls have brought the world’s greatest artists working in the graffiti and street art genre to Miami.

A view of the magnificent Downtown Miami skyline, even more beautiful at night.

GOOD EATS RED, The Steakhouse serves Certified Angus Beef prime. 50 | SPRING 2013 | citystyleandliving.com

9 a.m. SOBE AN EXPLORER Head back north on Ocean Drive for a cup of Joe at News Café (800 Ocean Drive, 305.538.6397, newscafe.com), the sidewalk café newsstand and bookstore has been a South Beach landmark since 1988. Hungry? Grab a light bite. (But save room for brunch.) Head a few more blocks north on

Ocean, past the cafes and iconic boutique hotels, before crossing the street to Lummus Park, the beach/park combo that spans between 5th and 15th streets with fully paved pathways lined with palm trees and green lawns. Be sure to head to the ocean for a dip, even if it’s just your toes in the water. Plant yourself on the sand and soak it all in.

11:30 a.m. A NUEVO LATIN BRUNCH For the ultimate Miami brunch, locals go to 660 at The Angler’s (660 Washington Avenue, 786.594.5811, theanglersresort.com). If bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys don’t scream to you, surely one of Chef Carlos Torres’ 24 sweet to savory menu items will. Think outside the brunch box and go for the “Torreja Sandwich,” made with Challah bread, dulce de leche, queso fresco, guava butter maple syrup and condensed milk. 1 p.m. QUINTESSENTIALLY MIAMI Ten blocks north (i.e. a quick car, cab or bike ride away) is Lincoln Road, a pedestrian mall that stretches east to west between Alton Road and Washington Avenue. This area thrives as a shopping and dining destination for locals and tourists, with its unique boutiques, brand name storefronts and art galleries. The milelong road is also lined with restaurants, bars and cafes for all tastes. Walk, shop and find a shady spot to sit. Lincoln Road is a peoplewatcher’s dream.

CSL’S choices for delicious grub in the City MICHAELS GENUINE

Chef Michael Schwartz brings slow food to Miami with a focus on supporting local farms with dishes like cobia ceviche, wood oven roasted swordfish and local squash with anchovy butter. michaelsgenuine.com

JOE’S STONE CRAB

Celebrating 100 years, the iconic restaurant serves stone crab claws along with seafood platters, bisque and even conch fritters!

www.joesstonecrab.com

AZUL

Located on the waterfront with views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline, the upscale restaurant head by Chef Jacob Anaya features eclectic Asian and North American influenced menu. www.mandarinoriental.com/miami/finedining/azul

ZUMA

In the mood for Japanese food? Head to this downtown Miami hotspot to feast your taste buds on crispy tempura, fresh maki rolls, and delightful coconut yukidama dessert. www.zumarestaurant.com


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STAY

The beautiful white sands and blue waters of South Beach.

3:30 p.m. THE MAINLAND It’s time to head to the mainland via the MacArthur Causeway, which boasts spectacular views of Palm Island, Star Island, the Port of Miami and the Downtown Miami skyline. And it’s time for some café cubano. My Cuban friends say you can’t experience this city without making a stop at Versailles Restaurant (3555 SW 8th Street, 305.444.0240, versaillesrestaurant.com) located in the heart of Little Havana. To really submerge yourself in the culture, order a cafecito at the outside window. You’ll find yourself among native Cubans reminiscing about the good ol’ days in La Habana. Head east on 8th Street, better known as La Calle Ocho, until you reach Brickell Avenue. You are now in “The Manhattan of the South.” With its modern skyscrapers, shops and restaurants, this business and residential neighborhood has undergone a serious revitalization in the last 10 years, turning Miami into one of the world’s most thriving international hubs. And it’s still growing. Heading north on Biscayne Boulevard will pass you through Bayfront Park, the Freedom Tower (a historical building and Cuban Memorial), the American Airlines Arena and the magnificent Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. A few blocks west puts you in the Wynwood Art District, home to over 70 galleries, museums and art collections. Wynwood Walls (thewynwoodwalls.com) is a major statement to the renais-

COURTESY COOLIBAR; ROCKPORT; SEAFOLLY

STYLE CODE

Top Hotel Choice

sance of the area and the appreciation of street artists. Head back to SoBe, but this time via the Venetian Causeway, which crosses Biscayne Bay and passes drivers through some of Miami’s most exquisite waterfront real estate. It’s time to wash up, rest up and dress up for dinner.

8 p.m. PAINT THE TOWN RED …at RED, The Steakhouse (119 Washington Avenue, 305.534.3688, redthesteakhouse.com). This restaurant concept imported from Cleveland redefined the Miami steakhouse dining experience with its exquisite food and exemplary service. You can’t not trust a chef who receives daily calls straight to his cell phone with offers to snatch up the crème de la crème of ingredients. Certified Angus Beef prime, seafood, pasta – RED gets it right, every time.

SENSE BEACH HOUSE

A comfy, 18-room boutique hotel in South Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood.

www.thesensehotel.com

10:30 p.m. JAZZ Retreat to Van Dyke Café (846 Lincoln Road, 305.534.3600, thevandykecafe.com) on Lincoln Road, which is also worth paying a visit to at night. The upstairs area is Miami’s most serious jazz club, and a nightly haven for lovers of live music until 2 a.m. Take Washington Avenue south on the way back to the hotel, where you’ll be tempted to choose more SoBe fun over sleep. CSL The Freedom Tower on Biscayne Boulevard is a memorial to Cuban immigration to the U.S.

CSL’S Miami Chic Wardrobe Must-Haves Rockport Demisa loafer, $110; www.rockport.ca

Seafolly “Goddess” maillot in ‘lapis’, www.seafolly.com

Coolibar Shapeable Poolside Sun Hat $49; www.coolibar.com citystyleandliving.com | SPRING 2013 | 51


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PASSPORT

Global Travel News WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO SEE AND WHAT TO DO AROuND THE WORLD By AMBER ALENT

Choose Your Own Adventure

PIT STOPS

Fancy an action packed holiday? Try one of CSL’s favourite adventures for something new on your next trip abroad.

Take a lesson at Goofy Foot Surf School MAuI

Tim Sherer and his team expertly guide clients through the basics of surfing. 505 Front Street, Suite 123, Lāhiana; (808) 244-9283; www.goofyfootsurfschool.com

Drive a Dune Buggy in the Mountains

ARRIVALS/ DEPARTuRES

Look like a Hollywood celeb with CSL’s Style code for the airport

1. These uber comfortable and soft Italian leather loafers are a must for long hauls.

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EDTIOR’S PICk

quEBEC

Hike the Seven Sisters Waterfalls GRENADA

Tour Seven Sisters Waterfall accessible by a thirty minute hike through rainforest from Telfor Bedeau the septuagenarian island’s most well recognized hiking impresario and outdoorsman who earned a British Empire Medal in 2007. (473) 442-6200. 52 | SPRING 2013 | citystyleandliving.com

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1. CHEEKY INTIMATES Top these leggings with a fitted blazer. Suitable for any traveller, $29.99, www.cheekyintimates.com; 2. COOLIBAR Warm enough for on board the plane, but breathable to wear as a cover-up at the pool, the ZnO Sun Wrap in ‘coal’ is soft and lightweight,$59, www.coolibar.com; 3. DONALD J PILNER Walk briskly around terminals with these stylish ‘Mystic’ loafers in black, $240, www.donaldjpliner.com; 4. HEYS We love the sleek compartments in the Portal 21” smart Luggage in Blue. Best of all, the affordable luggage has sturdy wheels great for busy travellers and the compact size allows frequent flyers the ability to take it as carry on! $159.99, www.heys.ca;

COURTESY HEYS; COOLIBAR; DOLAND J PILNER; CHEEKY INTIMATES;

Horizon Evasion Dune buggy adventure in the boreal forest wilds is unlike anything you’ve experienced. Chemin du Portage, L’Anse Saint Jean; (418) 272-1418; www.horizonevasion.com


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LOCAL EATS IN...

SOUVENIR Traveling has its perks. Check out some of CSL’s favourite local dishes from across the globe By SHIVANA MAHARAJ PHOTOGRAPHy k&S MEDIA

GRENADA The spice isle is famous for many delicacies including mace (pictured above), the outer skin of the nutmeg. Did you know mace is an ingredient traditionally used in Scottish haggis?

NASSAU, BAHAMAS Arawak Cay is known as the go to fish market on the isle. Best known for the place to go for a ‘fish fry’, diners can sample refreshing conch ceviche salad (above), while sipping on local Kalik beer.

LANAI, HAWAII The Hawaiian islands are a mixture of several cultures including Japanese, Pilipino and Chinese. Poke, an appetizer of raw fish, tomatoes, green onion, soy sauce, sesame oil, sea salt, and chili pepper is a great example of this melting pot.

COSTA RICA Visit a soda, where you will find affordable local food. A typical plate includes rice and beans, picadillo, and fried sweet plantains. Not to miss is salsa lizano, a local spicy sauce with ingredients like pepper, mustard, and turmeric.

LITHUANIA There’s much more than potatoes in this beautiful country. Try kepta duona, the ultimate accompaniment to local Lithuanian beer. Rye bread with caraway seeds are fried then topped with cheese, garlic and salt. This stuff is addictive.

CAYMAN ISLANDS Not a mango person? You will be once you try one of dozens of varieties of mango on Grand Cayman. The mark of a perfect mango? Blemish free, ‘string’ free, sweet and orangey red. Take a few to the beach and enjoy the local way. CSL citystyleandliving.com | SPRING 2013 | 53


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TOUR GUIDE: W. BRETT WILSON 3 OF THE MOST PLAYED SONGS ON MY IPOD ARE: Moondance/Morrisson, By the Dashboard Light/Meatloaf, and many by James Keeleghan.

A GREAT REA D

“...the twists and turns and false

Tumi Luggage

starts along the way were many and varied, all contributing to a very rewarding business career path.” FAVOURITE PROJECTS YOU’VE WORKED ON? Starting up Wilson Mackie & Co and then FirstEnergy were two of my favourite projects the unknown challenges that every day brought were mentally challenging and intellectually stimulating.

FAVOURITE CITY TO TRAVEL TO. WHY? Vancouver - besides being a beautiful city - 2 of my 3 children now reside there.

James Keeleghan

BEST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?

Colourful shirts are Wilson’s go-to

“Respect everyone’s

right to dignity; from my mother.”

WHAT THREE ITEMS ARE ALWAYS IN YOUR LUGGAGE? Runners, Colorful shirts, Interesting Jacket [in my] Tumi hardshell, 4 wheel. FAVOURITE HOTEL? The Loden in Vancouver is extraordinary overall TELL US ABOUT YOUR CHARITABLE WORK. [It is] broad and rewarding. I worry less about the "importance of giving back" than capturing the opportunities for changing the world that every single act of charity offers.

Wilson in South Africa The Great Apes of Uganda

MOST MEMORABLE TRAVEL MOMENT? Visiting the great apes in Uganda. Nothing more memorable. WHAT WOULD YOU TRAVEL 1000 MILES FOR? Dinner with any of my children.

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The Loden, Vancouver

COURTESY: APPLE; THE LODEN; HEATHER FRITZ PHOTOGRAPHY; JASON STANG; BRETT WILSON; TUMI; JAMES KEELEGHAN; ROBERT GRAHAM; TOURISM BC; THESE PRODUCTS ARE NOT BEING ENDORSED BY INTERVIWEE

The entrepreneur, businessman and avid traveller shares his favourites with CSL


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Door County, Wisconsin

AN EXPERIENCE

quaint inns and B&B’s, tart cherries, fish boils and at its centre, Lake Michigan, make this destinaBy ROOkMIN MAHARAJ tion true Americana at its finest. EGG HARBOR LODGE One of the most spectacular views in Door County. Keep your doors ajar at night to hear the whistling and pounding of the wind waves on Lake Michigan. www.eggharborlodge.com

ORCHARD COUNTRY WINERY AND MARKET A great way to spend a few hours sampling freshly picked apples and cherries. Standouts are the cherry pies hot from the oven. The market offers a large selection of jams, jellies, and mustards. www.orchardcountry.com WASHINGTON ISLAND FERRY LINE INC CHERRY TRAIN One of my most enjoyable days was taking the ferry to Washington Island, (a 30-40 minute ride). Known as the crown jewel, it is a large island in Green Bay. Don’t miss the Stavkirke a replica of a style of church common in Norway during medieval times. It is a reminder of the many Scandinavian settlers to the area. www.wisferry.com, www.cherrytrain.com WHITEFISH DINES STATE PARK Walk along the sandy dunes, the highest in Wisconsin. History buffs will love the nature centre within the park, home to 8 significant Native American villages from 100 B.C to the late 1800’s. Bird watching is also popular at the park. dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/parks/spe cific/whitefish/ dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/whit efish PENINSULA PLAYERS THEATRE Celebrating more than 75 years, the theatre is America’s oldest professional resident summer theatre. The engaging and thoroughly entertaining, “Lombardi” is a look at life, relationships and the passion of football legend

(Clockwise from top) An idyllic setting in Door County; A view of the lighthouse; a traditional fish boil brings locals and tourists together.

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DON’T FORGET TO VISIT Cana lighthouse on the shores of Lake Michigan www.dcmm.org/cana-islandlighthouse/

GOOD EATS No matter where you go in Wisconsin, the cheese is world class, and with more than 600 varieties to try, you’re bound to find more than a handful that you will love; www.eatwisconsincheese.com

Vince Lombardi. www.peninsulaplayers.com WILSON’S RESTAURANT AND ICE CREAM PARLOR Their traditional home brewed root beer is the stuff of legend. www.wilsonsicecream.com ROWLEY’S BAY RESORT AND GRANDMA’S SWEDISH BAKERY A local whispers to me that I should try the decadent pecan rolls here, and they do not disappoint. A gargantuan warm roll piled high with pecans and sticky syrup is served to me. Lots of other pastries and pies to choose from. www.rowleybayresort.com THE OLD POST OFFICE RESTAURANT An experiencewatch as freshly caught Lake Michigan white fish is cooked outside over an open fire just as it was by Scandinavian settlers 100 years ago on the Peninsula. www.oldpostoffice-doorcounty.com DOOR COUNTY TROLLEY Listen to local guides animated epic tales about local legends. With views worth their weight in gold, you are high above the bluffs and deep into the surrounding forest, and Lake Michigan is always front and centre. www.doorcountytrolley.com THE WHITE GULL INN Don’t miss the cherry French toast at this cozy inn that’s been around since 1896. www.whitegullinn.com DOOR COUNTY COFFE AND TEA COMPANY Sip a warm mug of elite espresso while taking a tour of coffee beans being toasted on site in small batches with unique flavours like banana foster and raspberry almond. www.doorcountycoffee.com CSL

VISIT Plan your trip to the charming destination. www.doorcounty.com

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RESOuRCE GuIDE Behind the Cover Page 7 LANCOME www.lancome.ca Available at Sears, The Bay, Shopper’s Drug Mart, Holt Renfrew and Sephora; FUJIFILM www.fujifilm.ca For complete list of retailers see website; CAROLEE www.carolee.com For complete list of retailers see website; THE OUTNET www.theoutnet.com Available through website HEATHER BELLE CO. www.heatherbelleco.com Available through website. Wrap it Up Page 12 PRESIDENT’S CHOICE (PC) www.presidentschoice.ca For complete list of retail locations see website; TRUDEAU www.trudeaucorp.com For a complete list of retailers see website; RONA www.rona.ca For complete list of retail locations see website; CRABTREE & EVELYN www.crabtree-evelyn.com Available at Crabtree & Evelyn shops across Canada or www.crabtree-evelyn.com for complete list of retail locations see website Easy Being Green Page 13 SEVENTH GENERATION www.seventhgeneration.com For a complete list of retailers see website; ASPEN CLEAN www.aspenclean.com Available at the Amaranth Whole Foods Market in Calgary a full list of stockists available at website; ARCHITEC PRDUCTS www.architecproducts.com Available at London Drugs, Home Outfitters, Sears; SAFIX www.buysoapnuts.com Available online through website, for a complete list of retailers see website; FRUITS & PASSION www.fruits-passion.ca Available online through website, for a complete list of retail locations see website Need It Want It Page 15 QUALIFIRST (FORMERLY EPICUREAL) www.qualifirst.com Available through website; ANGIE’S POPCORN angiespopcorn.com Available at grocery stores nationally; IOGO www.iogo.ca Available at grocery stores and mass retailers; KASHI www.kashi.ca Available at grocery stores and mass retailers; HIGGINS & BURKE www.higgins-burke.com Call customer relations line at 1(800) 387-9398 for list of retailers; SOMERSAULT SNACK CO www.somersaultsnackco.com For complete list of retailers see website Imbibe Page 16-17 ALL BRANDS Available at liquor stores Tastemaker Page 18-21 OLIVADO www.olivado.ca Available at COOP & Safeway in Calgary; VALRHONA www.valrhona.com For complete list of retailers see website; COCOCO CHOCOLATIERS, THE CHOCOLATERIE BERNARD CALLEBAUT COMPANY www.bernardcallebaut.com For complete list of retail locations see website; KICKING HORSE COFFEE kickinghorsecoffee.com For complete list of retailers see website; BOB’S RED MILL www.bobsredmill.com For complete list of retailers see website; MADHAVA NATURAL SWEETENERS www.madhavasweeteners.com For complete list of retailers including online see website; NEILSEN MASSEY www.nielsenmassey.com For complete list of retailers including online see website; SALTWORKS www.saltworks.us www.artisansalt.com Available online through website, for more information telephone 1(800) 353-7258 Fusion Page 22 PANASONIC www.facebook.com/panasoniccookingcanada; TASSIMO tassimo.ca Available at retailers across Canada including Sears, Wal-Mart, Canadian Tire, Future Shop, The Bay, Home Outfitters, Bed Bath and Beyond, Best Buy, Home Hardware, Amazon.ca and London Drugs; T-FAL www.t-fal.ca For complete list of retailers see website Mother Nature Page 27-29 LIFE BRAND Available at Shopper’s Drug Mart www.shoppersdrugmart.ca For complete list of retail locations see website; MAGIC BAG www.magicbag.com www.warmy.ca Available throughout Canada at Wal-Mart; VITAMINTS www.vitamints.ca Available across Canada at most grocery retailers, and drug stores; WONDERBRA wonderbra.ca Available at the Bay; CREST www.crest.com/en-ca Available at mass retail, drug and grocery stores across Canada; ADAMS NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER www.adamspeanutbutter.ca Available at mass retail, and grocery stores across Canada; NATURE’S PATH www.naturespath.com Available at most major grocers and health food stores; SILHOUETTE www.silhouette.com/ca For complete list of retailers see website; JAMIESON NATURAL SOURCES www.jamiesonvitamins.com Available at most major grocers and health food stores; BOB’S RED MILL www.bobsredmill.com For complete list of retailers see website Treasure Trove Page 31-33 L’OCCITANE ca.loccitane.com Available through website and in store for complete list of retail locations see website; MAYBELLINE Available at drug stores nationwide www.maybelline.ca; DEMETER FRAGRANCE Available at The Real Canadian Superstore www.demeterfragrance.com; FRESH FACED www.freshfaced.ca Available online through website; LAURA MERCIER www.lauramercier.com Available at Holt Renfrew; FRESH www.fresh.com Available through website; KIEHL’S www.kiehls.ca For complete list of retail locations see website; MAC COSMETICS www.maccosmetics.com For complete list of retailers and retail locations see website; ESTEE LAUDER www.esteelauder.com Available at drugstores, and department stores across Canada; BUTTER LONDON butterlondon.ca Available online through website; CRABTREE & EVELYN www.crabtree-evelyn.com Available at Crabtree & Evelyn shops across Canada or www.crabtree-evelyn.com for complete list of retail locations see website; STUF MEN’S DEFENSE www.stufmd.com Available online through website; DREADNOUGHT www.dreadnought-shaving.com For complete list of retailers including online see website; GILLETTE pgbeauty.ca Available at food, drug and mass merchandise stores; GARNIER www.garnier.ca Available at drugstores and mass retailers across Canada; DERMAE www.dermae.com or complete list of retailers see website; RODIAL www.rodial.co.uk Available at the Bay and Murale; REVLON www.revlon.ca Available at mass retailers; NEW YORK COLOR newyorkcolor.com Available at mass retailers Helen of Troy Page 34-36 DANIEL THOMPSON BEAUTY Available at Atelier Rosemarie Umetsu, 96 Avenue Road Toronto, Ontario; Select Bay Stores, Contact www.danielthompsonbeauty.com directly; AVEDA www.aveda.com Visit website for full list of locations; JANE IREDALE janeiredale.com For complete list of retailers see website; SMASHBOX smashboxcanada.com For complete list of retailers see website; RIMMEL LONDON us.rimmellondon.com Available at mass retailers; GOSH COSMETICS www.gosh.dk Available at mass retailers; YOUNGBLOOD MINERAL COSMETICS www.ybskin.com Visit website for full list of locations; INK COSMETICS inkcosmetics.com Visit website for full list of locations; PARISSA parissa.com Visit website for full list of locations; NAIR www.naircare.ca Available at mass retailers; PERSIAN WAX www.persianwax.com Visit website for full list of locations; NONO www.howonono.com Available online at www.trynono.com; GARNIER OLIA www.garnier.ca Available at drugstores and mass retailers; CLAIROL www.clairol.com/en-CA Available at drugstores and mass retailers; LUXHAIR www.luxhair.com For list of online retailers see website; HAIR DIRECT www.hairdirect.com Available online through website Editor’s Picks Page 37 STELLA AND DOT www.stelladot.com Available online through website; MIA SHOES www.miashoes.com Available online through website; LOFT www.loft.com Available online through website; NEILSEN MASSEY www.nielsenmassey.com For complete list of retailers including online see website; MARNI www.marni.com Available at Holt Renfrew; VALRHONA www.valrhona.com For complete list of retailers see website; MONACELLI PRESS www.monacellipress.com Available online at amazon.ca Pret-a-Porter and Stylist Page 38-46 ANTHROPOLOGIE www.anthropologie.com For retail locations see website; HUDSON JEANS www.hudsonjeans.com For complete list of retailers see website; GILT www.gilt.com Available online through website; ROCKPORT www.rockport.ca Available online through website, for complete list of retail locations see website; STELLA AND DOT www.stelladot.com Available online through website; MIA SHOES www.miashoes.com Available online through website; THE OUTNET www.theoutnet.com Available through website; LE CHATEAU www.lechateau.com For complete list of retail locations see website; BCBGMAXAZRIA AND BCBGENERATION www.bcbg.com For complete list of retail locations see website; SEARS www.sears.ca For complete list of retail locations see website; THE BAY www.thebay.com For complete list of retail locations see website; GUESS www.guess.ca Available online through website, for a complete list of retail locations see website; MICHAEL KORS www.michaelkors.com For complete list of retail locations see website; PLEASURE STATE www.pleasurestate.com.au For a complete list of retail locations see website; EQUIPMENT www.equipmentfr.com Available online through website; HOLT RENFREW www.holtrenfrew.com For a complete list of retail locations see website; HEYS www.heys.ca Available online through website; RW-CO www.rwco.com For a complete list of retail locations see website; BRAZA All products can be purchased at www.brazabra.ca or www.cheekyintimates.com Welcome to Miami Page 51 ROCKPORT www.rockport.ca Available online through website, for complete list of retail locations see website; SEAFOLLY www.seafolly.com For a complete list of retailers including online see website; COOLIBAR www.coolibar.comAvailable online through website; Passport Page 52 HEYS www.heys.ca Available online through website; COOLIBAR www.coolibar.comAvailable online through website; BRAZA All products can be purchased at www.brazabra.ca or www.cheekyintimates.com; DONALD J PLINER www.donaldjpliner.com Available online through website

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IRISES In full bloom these amethyst beauties come alive in spring and summer.

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