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Sunrise kisses. I am calm. Soon we will have a heart to heart. Face to face. We have been guided to slow down and connect. I am inspired by people, sharing and the tender sunrise kisses I get everyday. A global pandemic comes with many changes, and I believe this time will create a fundamental shift in our values. This has been a journey that has changed history and ourselves. Flatten the curve, they said. I did. And I have enjoyed many moments of the wild journey. The time not taken for granted. My passion to support local has grown even stronger, making this edition my biggest issue to date. A focus on a selection of businesses who survive and thrive. This digital content runs the gamut from local features to vibrant international art. Judge Judy inspires independence and wisdom through her personality and drive. David Yarrow inspires the freedom of being wild. Executive Yacht took us on a journey of water and wanderlust. FreshSpoke reminded us of our business ecosystem providing an ecommerce solution for fresh, local suppliers. The art in this edition is inspired by an emotional response, as it relates to many. What I want to say to you all individually would take too long: take the time to take deep breaths filled with compassion, kindness, forgiveness, create art, listen to music, sing, dance, write your story, communicate and love. I am essentially me, being the best I can for us. Pie Media Group curated content in a time when emotional branding was delicate. Focused on community, and supported who we could as a Pie family. Ultimately, it came down to my sweetheart and I, caring for each other, in our cozy nest. Home is where we are. I truly believe this time has been one of reflection on our understanding of humanity.

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Freshspoke AN INDUSTRY FIRST BY_MANDY JOHNSON

An industry first, FreshSpoke’s sales & logistics

Additionally, a fractured system in which consumers

platform makes local food more accessible by

are expected to place orders over multiple sites,

providing wholesale buyers with the ability to source

incurring various delivery fees, is exhausting and

directly from local food suppliers and delivering to

causes friction with consumers.

Sobeys and Foodland stores using the excess capacity

With interest in local food and home delivery/

that already exists in commercial delivery.

no-contact pick-up at an all time high, the greatest

“Instead of putting more trucks on the road, we’re

opportunity local food suppliers have to generate sales

tapping into what already exists and goes largely

and create resilience is through the adoption of

unused”, explains Marcia Woods, CEO and

e-business. Providing an organized e-commerce

co-founder of FreshSpoke. “This reduces food miles

solution creates consistent cash flow while addressing

and delivery costs.”

the concerns of local suppliers; food safety,

The Covid-19 Pandemic has upended traditional sales

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channels used by small to mid-scale Ontario local

sustain their business now, it will allow for growth far

food producers and processors to generate sales.

into the future.

This has left many local suppliers scrambling to adopt

Since 2019, FreshSpoke has generated over $1M

an e-business strategy to sustain revenues and keep

in sales for local food suppliers through its wholesale

pace with the demand for no-contact grocery delivery

sales channel. Now, FreshSpoke is expanding to in-

by consumers.

clude home delivery and curbside pick-up from

Online platforms, like Shopify, provide e-commerce

a distribution hub in Barrie that has been secured

tools to facilitate sales transactions. However, they do

for this purpose. This facility will serve Simcoe County,

not address the requirements of delivery, logistics, and

Muskoka and York Regions and provide storage

traceability, which continue to be a barrier for most

and order processing for frozen, refrigerated

local suppliers.

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Their deep experience in food distribution and

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provides the opportunity for rapid deployment,

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4. Next add vanilla extract and eggs one at a time,

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the bowl.

2 tsp baking powder

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1 tsp cinnamon

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1 cup unsalted butter

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CHEF MELLISA OF MJ'S COCOJUANAS

CannabisSugar THE BEAUTY OF INFUSED SUGAR IS THERE IS SO MUCH LESS CANNABIS FLAVOUR AND COLOUR IN THE FINISHED PRODUCT. THE AMOUNT OF CANNABIS USED DETERMINES THE LEVEL OF THC IN THE FINISHED PRODUCT. INGREDIENTS

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When Covid-19 hit, restaurants across the country

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JUDGE JUDY No Holds Barred

BY_DAVE GORDON | PHOTOGRAPHY_ SONJA FLEMMING CBS BROADCASTING

“Baloney!”

“There is a message of personal responsibility which

“Do I have stupid written on my forehead?”

permeates 90% of the cases that we do. I really think

That’s the stuff of TV’s most famous Judge, Judy

that most people long for a world where people accept

Sheindlin — the Brooklyn-born gal with the no-

personal responsibility for the things they create –

nonsense attitude, never taking any guff. As odd

both positive and negative – in families,

as some of the cases can sometimes be, they are

and being good neighbors, and doing the right thing

all treated with the weight of the law – and the full

in the community. I think that people really like that,”

weight of her tongue-lashing admonitions.

she explained.

Sheindlin has presided over her own courtroom series,

“They seem to, in some areas, be missing it. So, for

Judge Judy, since 1996, and in the process winning

an hour or so a day, they get to see a good guy who

three Emmys, and an Emmy Lifetime Achievement

is doing the right thing be rewarded, and the bad guy

Award in 2019.

gets slapped around.”

Today, Judge Judy is the number one rated daytime

Fourteen years prior to the launch of her show, in

show in America, regularly drawing upwards of ten

1982, she was appointed as a judge by New York

million viewers each day. Why it’s such a hit is, of

City Mayor Ed Koch, beginning in Family Court, and

course, attributable to its straight-talking star, but

later, as Supervising Judge in Manhattan. It was one

she also believes she fills a void, as the show taps into

thing to have an impressive 20,000 cases heard in

people’s inner desire to see the guilty pay for the harm

the course of her judicial career. It was another that

they cause.

she became known for her spiked barbs, and swift decisions, her now-famous signature style. It quickly caught the attention of various media.

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Her outspoken reputation resulted in features in Los Angeles Times, and CBS’ 60 Minutes in 1993, with the then-50year-old garnering not just national recognition, but opened the door for her first book, Don't Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It's Raining, a critique of the family court system. Two critical moments provided an opening for Sheindlin to be courted for her own show: Judge Wapner’s People’s Court had ended in 1993, and the public had renewed interest in courtroom drama from the OJ Simpson trial in 1995. In addition to her televised cases, she has imparted her signature wit and wisdom in seven books, many of which have become bestsellers. Among them are: Beauty Fades, Dumb Is Forever; Win or Lose By How You Choose, and You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover. Keep It Simple, Stupid: You're Smarter Than You Look, shares her brutally honest insights on solving family issues, borrowing not just from real cases on the bench, but values assuredly influenced by what she learned in her own home growing up. “You know, I was sort of lucky. I didn’t have to go past my own door to find a person who I wanted to fashion my life after. That was my father… He had a sense of fairness and community,” she explained, also adding that her mother was a shining light in “how she wanted to give to everybody.” In that spirit, Sheindlin noticed how few youth today have people they look up to, and sought to help others have great role models. Along with her stepdaughter Nicole Sheindlin, they created an initiative to help young women move ahead in life, and reach their full potential. Dubbed “Her Honor Mentoring”, it teaches them practical skills, and how to launch their professional careers. It began when she visited a “state of the art” detention center for delinquents in the American South, that had computers, indoor pools, and a track and field.

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On route, she said she noticed a contrast with a public middle school that was “totally deteriorated, but still a functioning school.” It had no air conditioning; the grounds weren’t being taken care of, she noticed. “Isn’t it interesting that the squeaky wheel, the ones who cause the trouble, the ones who make it difficult to learn, the ones who have to be removed from the community, get all the attention. And the kids from the same community are neglected.” The Sheindlin ladies took steps to remedy what they saw was a serious issue plaguing young women, the lack of resources for those who need it. Today, program recipients — typically firstgeneration college students, often coming from single parent homes — are assisted with career coaching, and paid internships in the fields of their choice. Imagine having that on a resume: a mentorship in an organization led by one of the most successful women on daytime television. And successful she is: after a quarter-century of the show in 2020, her net worth was said to be about $400US million. Her brand was so trusted, that in 2014, Hot Bench, a new courtroom program she created and her Queen Bee Productions, produced, debuted in national syndication. Most weeks it ranks as the #3 show in daytime television. After decades of being at the top of her game, what’s that one piece of advice she offers to get the most out of a career? “You have make yourself indispensable, no matter who your boss is. Even if it’s your own company. You usually do that through hard work and excellent performance,” she insists. “It all starts with the premise that you try to find something to do that you are good at, and that you enjoy, so it doesn’t feel like work.” And take it from someone who is good at what she does – and shows no signs of retiring the gavel.

JUDGE JUDY airs in Canada, the U.S. and all over the world. (check your local listings.)

Judge Judy Sheindlin received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in 2006. Pictured are Judge Judy Sheindlin and Judge Jerry Sheindlin. Photography Craig Mathew/CBS Paramount Television 2006


DAN AYKROYD Don't Give Up BY_DAVE GORDON

As a much-loved Hollywood star, it is fair to say that

Then, when I was originating my projects; that is

a great many movie fans would be relieved to know

selling a piece of material, setting a value, brokering

that Dan Aykroyd didn't pursue his initial career plan

a deal. So, I’ve been in ‘show business’ all the way

to become a priest. Instead of following that path of

through. It’s not too hard to look at the numbers

spirituality, he pursued acting, for which he is best

in another dimension.

known for battling evil spirits in the 1984 box office

What are some key qualities to leadership?

smash Ghostbusters.

The first thing is that you have to respect what other

Aykroyd has delved into the business of another

people are doing for you, respect that they have skills

kind of spirits - alcoholic drinks - selling both tequila

and abilities that you may think you know something

and vodka. He was also one of the co-founders of

about, but you don’t, because you don’t do that

the successful franchise, House of Blues, a themed

particular function within an organization. Let them

restaurant business. As well, he lent his likeness

do their work. Let them teach you. Learn about it.

to Blues Brothers Coffee, partnering with the late

Lay back and enjoy the results.

(great) John Belushi’s widow. The move into the

The other thing, in a team, is to immediately make

alcohol industry came in 2005, when Aykroyd set up

the decision as a leader to remove any poisonous

a company to import Patron tequila into Canada. Two

elements, any elements that are going to be clashing

years later he launched his pride and joy – made-in-

with personalities because of a fault with a person.

Newfoundland Crystal Head vodka. Dissatisfied with

You meet people sometimes and you think as a

the existing vodkas available, which he claims contain

leader or executive, ‘They are so skilled and great, but

additives, oils and artificial flavours, he decided to

their behavior is appalling. If their mother and father

create a pure version for the market. The unmistakable

couldn’t alter their behavior, it’s not my job to do that.’

bottle – a glass skull – was a “mystic Indigenous

Those people have to go.

element.” Within fifteen years, 13 million units were sold and distributed across 70 countries. The vodka has won scores of high marks at worldwide competitions. What have you discovered about the business world? The moment I entered the acting trade I was in ‘show business’, and I had to market and broker deals for myself. Any actor who goes into the business has to work with a broker or agent who establishes ones’ value and make a sale. Every audition is a sale, then you have to follow it up with a contract, union obligations, tax planning, as well as – if you have a good job as an actor – investment.

“Don’t give up. Keep at it. Prepare for disappointments, but those disappointments will filter your experience.”


STEVE SMITH The Duct Tape King

BY_DAVE GORDON

Steve Smith is likely one of the most generic names in

Pie Digest caught up with Steve, er Red, and picked his

the English language, but there’s nothing generic about

brain about life, the universe, and the Zen of

the television character the actor created, Red Green.

mismatched suspenders.

Launched in 1990, The Red Green Show centred

Why did you decide that this last tour was going to be

around the bumpkin handyman, in a lampooning of

your last tour?

home improvement and outdoors shows.

Well, it's been a lifelong pattern of mine to not be the

The show’s famed segments include “Handyman

last one to leave the party. I don't want to do that one

Corner” and “Possum Lodge Word Game,” as well as

tour too many for a live performance. Just trying to

the obligatory DIY contraptions cobbled together with

make it a pleasant experience for everybody and a

his trusty sidekick, duct tape. Because "…if the women

good memory, rather than you know, ‘you ruined it,

don’t find you handsome, they should at least find

and you ruined a 40 year career in the last six months.’

you handy.” The show lasted until its 300th episode,

Ha ha. It doesn't seem like a good idea. Honestly, let's

in 2006, making it one of Canada’s longest running

leave it on a high note.

comedy series.

Are they laughing with you or at you?

Since the time the series ended, Smith has brought the

I would say with me, because there's definitely an

Red Green character to the stage in sold out shows

affection for the character. I don't think you laugh at a

across the US and Canada, but is considering shelving

character that you like.

the duct tape.

Fair enough. What has made the character so

But that doesn’t mean new and old fans are left

endearing?

without their dose of this quirky handyman’s legacy.

It's a strange combination of characteristics

There’s always Smith’s four books, written in character,

in Red Green. I think at some basic level, there's

including Woulda Coulda Shoulda Guide to Canadian

common sense, and some of the things he says, there's

Inventions, and Red Green’s Beginner’s Guide to

a lot of creativity and ingenuity in the things he does.

Women. Online, the shows continue to be watched,

And what that equals to, is a tremendous amount of

and have accrued millions of views, and Red Green’s

self-reliance and self-sufficiency. I mean, when

homepage offers regular messages from the Lodge.

something breaks in Red Green's world, the last thing

He grabbed the duct tape one last time in 2019, for

he reaches for is the telephone.

a North America-wide live tour of his much-beloved

He's going to grab a roll of duct tape or some zip ties,

television character. One of the last shows, on the

or bailing wire, or something. Anything to make it work.

“This Could Be It Tour,” was at Barrie’s Georgian

And people like that. It kind of gives you that sense of

Theatre.

independence.


Red Green was on PBS, and PBS folks used to say to

It connected me, connected the Red Green char-

me: ‘you know, this show is smart.’ I said: ‘Oh yeah. It's

acter, with something much bigger than that, that a

not a lack of intelligence it's a waste of intelligence. It's

lot of people related to. It really helped me boost the

a much higher calling.’

brand by associating it with duct tape.

What is Red Green's proudest contraption?

I'm surprised that there isn't now a Red Green com-

If I had to pick one, it would be the very last episode,

pany label of duct tape.

episode number 300. I made a perpetual motion

You know there probably should be. We went to 3M

machine, that would have worked, but I couldn't get it

very early and said: ‘we think you're selling a lot more

started.

duct tape.’ They said: ‘we absolutely are. Thanks, what

To me that to me says it all.

do you want?’

The perpetual no-motion machine.

What’s the most valuable relationship advice you can

There have been a lot. I do "a clip of the week" (and

offer?

one was) the amphibious car, where I mounted an

Here's the one I would deliver: If your wife is having

aluminum boat under the car, rather than on the roof,

fun and you're not, you're still having way more fun

because I thought it was too dangerous on the roofs. I

than when you're having fun, and she's not.

put tractor tires on a Honda Civic, like the rear tractor

Would Red Green, the character, in the 21st century,

tires, the big ones, four of them on there. And then I

be any different?

decided it's probably amphibious, so I drove that into

Absolutely no. And this is something that struck me,

a lake.

as society changes a lot, more than men do. They're

A question from Facebook, from Rita: "What advice

being dragged, kicking and screaming, and Red is such

would you have for a woman who just moved to Sault

a simple person.

Ste. Marie?"

When I ended my tour, I ended with a wish, that my

[Laughs] Don’t unpack.

fans would have a simple life.

How did Duct Tape become so central to your char-

Try to be as self-sufficient as you can be. Don't com-

acter?

plicate your life.

I really thought that the duct tape was kind of... the

What trait can Red Green teach us, to be better

physical world's version of Red Green.

friends?

You know, it was kind of a quick fix. Somewhat effec-

I would say be a low maintenance friend. If you've got

tive, short term results. But it allows you to get on with

a friend who only calls when they need something, and

life. So, it really was a metaphor, for the whole Red

they call every day for a year, it's time to cull the herd.

Green attitude. And it's funny, because it really reso-

Hospitals have intensive care units, not intensive need

nated as soon as I started using duct tape, and called it

units, so that's a step in the right direction.

the handyman’s secret weapon.


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EXECUTIVE YACHT Water, Wealth and Wanderlust BY_MANDY JOHNSON

Derek Mader, president and CEO of Executive Yacht,

That “trophy” often personifies the accomplishments

provides the alchemy to turn dreams into reality for

of the client and it is a symbol of success and “arrival”.

his Canadian and international clients. As an industry

So, who is the typical investor in luxury watercrafts?

leader in the sales and resale of luxury yachts and

Executive Yacht’s Head Office may be in the heart

superyachts, EY is providing full-service education,

of Toronto but that does not mean that the reach is

consultation, management and acquisition of a

limited to the Canadian borders. EY primarily works

signature boating experience. For busy executives,

with the Canadian consumer but also works with

investors and business owners, Derek and his team

clients in the US and European markets as well.

work to exceed his client’s expectations while tailoring

“We meet the client where they are,” Derek

a vessel that fully represents a mark of achievement

emphasizes. These consumers are busy with business,

for its owners.

travel and family so they do not depend on the physical

A genuine enthusiasm for boating was always part of

office in Toronto only. EY will travel to meet them

Derek’s DNA and, even as a young boy, boats were

directly. Technology also plays a big part in the process

very much a part of his joy and focus. “My passion

and our world today can facilitate the exchange of

with boats goes back a long way. I started boating as

information and continue to move the process along

a kid with my family and I built my first boat with my

when physical meetings are impossible. True to our

dad before I had a driver’s licence. It was something

domestic roots, the Canadian investor is surprisingly

that I was invested in at a young age and I just never

modest when it comes to “visible wealth”. As of 2019,

really left the business. I got hanging around boats and

North America represented approximately 43% of the

marinas and that bug just never left. It stuck with me

global collective of affluent purchasers so EY is, very

forever.” This early interest speaks to the passion at

much, well positioned to service this discriminating

the core of his business and his understanding of a very

group. The yachting industry has always been part of

specialized industry of luxury watercraft.

this culture but what is interesting to note is that the

Those early years provided the foundation for lifelong

clients accessing this market typically have not come

passion that led to Executive Yacht’s special place

from a boating background. Derek points out that

in the yachting market. These boats are far beyond

over 85% have never owned a boat previously.

the utility vessels that the mainstream recreational

So, entry is not exclusive to the experienced boater.

enthusiast would enjoy. The product lines that

Some will use the craft for personal use, some will

Executive Yacht represent, speak to the affluent

enter into a charter program and others will do both.

client that is investing in a bespoke yacht or superyacht

There is much flexibility in ownership and EY

that often marks a reward for them personally

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Charter programs are helpful to assist with carrying

The Ferretti Group represents a product line of Italian

charges when the yacht is not being used for personal

distinction and mastery that includes: Ferretti, Riva,

enjoyment. All these options carry different financial

Pershing, Wally, Custom Line and CRN. Ferrari, who

and opportunity costs and a full understanding of the

is also a stakeholder in the manufacturer, aligns their

ownership picture is tantamount to the patron

brand with this signature company and further defines

motivation. Clients today view the investment in a

the exclusivity that translates to couture crafts. In this

yacht much like a real estate investor would view

arena, anything is possible. Executive Yacht is the

purchasing a cottage. What has changed in recent years

conduit to “make real” the contemplations of his

have is that it is not an “either” “or” choice between a

clients. How the crafts will be used is one of the first

vacation home and yacht - these investors will probably

conversations. Other parts of the macro conversation

have both. Let’s talk products…..Executive Yacht is

may be: how many guests, what features are important

working with some of the world’s signature brands and

(eg. Hot tubs, beach clubs, etc), will there be a need for

shipyards in the Industry.

a crew, where will the vessel be used, etc.


Likewise, the details can be as specific as matching

As Derek points out, exceeding the client’s

the stitching to that of their sportscar seating or the

expectations is the fulcrum of Executive Yacht.

colour palette of the interior design. Oh, and let us talk

From face to face meetings at the Italian shipyards,

size. The typical yacht ranges in size up to 100ft and

consultations at private homes or zoom meetings across

the superyacht starts at 100ft plus. It all depends on

continents, the task of building “the vision” is an exciting

the dream. And when you have the ability to enter this

process. Creating a product experience that is tailored

market, your dream is both limitless… and very short

and custom every step of the way is the

lived. Surprisingly, the yachting investor will replace this

cornerstone of Executive Yacht. It is an exciting

purchase with new yacht every 1.5-2 years. Once bitten

business that is never passive. The desires of the

though, the possibilities are endless, and clients are usually

client, the changing technology and manufacture of the

discussing the next purchase on delivery day of the

yachts themselves and the ability to create synthesis

current yacht.

and integrated collaboration, where vision and execution meet, is the highest reward for EY and its partners.

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ETHICS IT’S IN THE BAG‌ BY_ROBIN KRAFFT

What features do you look for when choosing a

in how and what we choose to spend our money on.

designer bag?

Eve Cork's mission is to support your belief that style

Classic style, artistic details, roomy compartment, or

can include a positive, ethical impact. Not only are we

is it more about the way you wear your bag: across the

providing other people with a means to make a living,

body, over the arm, or as a handbag? Perhaps there are

but our choices say a lot about our values. We know

other factors in your decision-making process.

that the production of everything we see has a cost,

As consumers, we are beginning to understand how

that there are raw materials involved. What are those

our choices make an impact. There is incredible power

materials, and who does the making?

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Some people are asking the question: can living things

but Jennifer wanted to see for herself what was

really be deemed raw materials?

involved in the production of these gorgeous bags.

Is that what I believe? Ideally, we want a product that

Everything Eve Cork carries is imported from Portugal,

aligns closely with our own values.

where the process from harvest to artisan takes place,

Jennifer Vandervelde is the name behind Eve Cork

and where Jennifer met with her supplier. She wanted

premium vegan handbags. Her journey was gradual;

to make sure that she was taking on a truly sustainable

she had always loved animals and recalls that in her

and fair product that she would be proud to represent,

teens, she just didn’t feel right about eating meat. She

and that would fill a growing need: informed, aware

began to make changes. By the time she was in

consumers who want high-end options.

university, she was vegetarian. Her awareness grew.

What she discovered is the incredible cork oak tree.

She chose to educate herself further, learning more

While there isn’t actually a shortage of cork, it must

about the animals that we traditionally raise for food.

be harvested responsibly. Eve Cork bags begin here,

She began to search for leather alternatives, so that

where the bark of the cork oak is carefully cut by hand

she could feel good about what she was wearing on

and laid out to dry. The outer layers are utilized in other

her body, and carrying, as well as what went into it;

products, but the softer, inner bark is the real magic

this proved to be quite difficult. She recalls travelling

of these bags. Once cut, the trees are carefully

abroad in those early years of awareness and getting

marked with the year of harvest. Sustainable practices

excited about merely spotting some advertisements

dictate that this tree cannot be cut again for another

for a vegan shoe company – a rare treasure.

9 to 10 years.

Things have changed, and there are growing numbers

Meanwhile, harvesting the bark is actually good for the

of people who are interested in a plant-based diet and

tree! The cork oak grows stronger and lives longer as

lifestyle, but finding good products is still challenging.

result of this careful, knowledgeable process, allowing

Leather alternatives are often lacking in quality; the

them to continue to grow for as long as 250 years.

texture, processing, chemical component, and even

In addition to this assurance, there is an added benefit:

the scent are factors. Additionally, consumers who are

the trees will actually filter more carbon dioxide from

interested in supporting compassionate companies are

the air once the bark has been harvested, in order

also concerned about fair and ecological practices

to regenerate.

in production.

This is the picture that like-minded consumers need

Jennifer was thrilled to discover the Eve Cork line of

to see in order to feel good about toting around a

designs. She fell in love with the material immediately.

fabulous, hand-crafted designer bag: unique, ethical,

The cork fabric is supple, lightweight, smooth, durable,

and sustainably sourced. The quality and integrity of

waterproof, and easy to clean. The lining is

the brand is powerful, and it speaks to the passion

organic, vegetable-dyed cotton, and the

of a woman who is much more than an animal lover,

Italian-sourced hardware accessorizing each bag adds a

she is her ideal customer: buying with an ecological

little panache. Investing in a single bag wasn’t enough;

conscience and supporting cruelty-free practices and

Jennifer was eager to take on the company, making

products. She urges us all to “think about what you’re

only the slightest adjustment to the logo, while keeping

buying and where it’s coming from. Even small changes

the excellence of the product intact.

can have an impact.” It’s sound advice, and we are

These bags check all the boxes: no animal products

hearing it more and more.

or harsh dyes or chemicals are used, the materials are

When choosing a designer handbag, what features are

sustainable and ecologically harvested, and the beauti-

you looking for now?

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DAVID YARROW EVOCATIVE AND IMMERSIVE BY_DAVE GORDON

When he was twenty years old, in 1986, David Yarrow

In recent years, he has set price records for photos.

snapped the now-famous London Times photograph

At the Sotheby’s photography auction in London in

of Diego Maradona holding the FIFA World Cup

May 2017, Yarrow’s iconic image from South Sudan,

in Mexico City. It was the harbinger of what was

“Mankind” sold for $75,000. In April of 2018 “The

to become a multi-decade stellar career as one of

Wolf of Main Street” – with a real wolf standing on

the foremost living fine art photographers. Yarrow’s

a bar table– sold for $100,000. And in December

evocative photography has earned him a following

2019, “The Wolves of Wall Street,” a depiction of the

among art collectors, and placed him as a regular

partying elite business class, sold for $200,000.

feature at established art fairs and galleries.

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Even the casual observer will note that whether it’s

And we’d been told that happened for the previous five

wolves, or other beasts of the wild, Yarrow’s signature

nights – so we spent the day preparing, then when it

work involves peering face to face with some of the

came to the night not one elephant turned up.

Earth’s most exotic creatures.

There’s not much you can do about that.”

“The hardest animals to shoot well are the most

But even with a hundred elephants showing up, the task

dangerous and the most scarce, so that would probably

isn’t anymore to grab a snapshot in time.

be the polar bear and the tiger,” he explained. “They

The goal is to be relentlessly compelling, since in

both have their own issues in terms of photographing

recent years, people have become insatiable consumers

them, and because they are not that common, you get

of images.

a visceral rush when you see them. I think the big tusk

“We are the most visually content generation that

elephants – there’s probably only about 19 left in the

ever lived. This is true of the moving picture as well as

world - when you come face to face with them, that’s

the still picture. We are visually spoiled and are more

probably my most exciting.”

discerning than we used to be. For what I do, I have to

As much dedicated to immortalizing animals on film

try five times as hard,” he lamented.

as he is to saving them, in 2016, the royalties from his

“I think, to put more interesting stuff in now is a high

book Wild Encounters were donated

bar, because everyone has seen everything. So, our

to Tusk, the British NGO focusing on African

threshold for what is mundane is much higher than

animal conservation.

what it was.”

“Tusk has relationships (in Africa) that are two or three

Mobile devices have changed everything.

generations long, and that helps,” he said, noting the

“I think Instagram has made photography go from

importance of funds being trusted to go where they

a peripheral art, to a mainstream art. It is the most

need to go.

relevant art form for our children, and therefore for us

“But if you had to pick out the two animals that we are

all,” he notes.

most concerned about, it would be the lion – we do a

“For photographers, what has happened is like what

lot of work for lion conservation – and then elephant

Dickens says in A Tale of Two Cities, ‘It’s the best of

conservation,” he said. The book received major

times and the worst of times.’ It is the best of times

endorsements: a foreword written by The Duke of

in the fact that the medium is totally recognized and

Cambridge (Prince William), and was awarded Art Book

appreciated. It is the worst of times in that there is a

of 2017 by Amazon.

plurality of content.”

After Wild Encounters he followed up with the 2019

With decades behind the camera, and hundreds – if

photography book, David Yarrow, with royalties again

not thousands – of subjects represented in his art, the

donated to Tusk, and WildAid in the US. Showcasing

question must be asked: which is his favourite?

150 eye-popping images, it features a foreword written

“I think the best answer to that is, ‘I haven’t taken it

by NFL star Tom Brady and an afterword by American

yet,’” he noted.

supermodel Cindy Crawford.

“I think you always have to have a mentality that your

Suffice it to say, being in the field to set up a shot with

best work you haven’t done yet. If I thought that the

the unpredictable nature of nature, is one of the job’s

best picture I took about eight weeks ago was never

toughest challenges.

going to be bettered, that’s a miserable way to wake up

“We had a shoot in Botswana. It was a complicated

everyday.”

shoot, it was a nice shoot, but the previous night a hundred elephants showed up in this watering hole.

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WHAT’S ON THE KNITTING NEEDLES? Ýrúrarí A STATEMENT FROM TEXTILE DESIGNER BASED IN REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND.

I started making my knitted masks in the beginning

I didn't really make the masks to wear, in my mind they

of April 2020 when the virus was at its peak here

are more like wearable sculptures, not made for safety

in Iceland, but we are very lucky on how well we‘re

more as a fun approach to the rule of keeping distance,

recovering from it. Before the change of the everyday

if you look scary enough people will stay away! The

I was working on a big show of upcycled sweaters

masks could work as fashionable covers over the real

collaborating with the second-hand stores of the Red

deal face masks. I am offering People my experimental

Cross of Iceland for Design March in Reykjavík and

DIY tongue knitting pattern. (www.yrurari.com/shop).

now after this mask adventure I’m putting my focus

People with basic knitting knowledge can

back to that project.

easily transform that pattern to something similar

Now face-masks are becoming such a necessity and

to my masks. I think this is the time to develop some

part of our life I thought it could be interesting to

new skills and knitting has proven to be soothing for

translate my ideas into that form, inspired by current

some people!

events. I was not expecting to connect well with the

I‘m very happy with the responses for my masks,

form of the face mask, but it makes sense, I do use

and they seem to give people some laughs, smiles

forms of the face and expressions a lot in my usual

and maybe the occasional eye rolling, which is just

work. I was not expecting them to become so popular

fantastic, this is a good time to spread out some joy

and being written about all around the world, I’ve seen

while we keep on following all safety measures, take

articles in Russian, Japanese, Polish, Spanish, Chinese,

care of each other.

Arabic and now Canada with this article.

Take care of you! @yrurari


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Love , Bryan This music section is dedicated to a special person, Darryl Weeks. Darryl was my brother, my best friend and my hero. Darryl and I grew up in a typical rural Ontario household with hockey games on Saturdays and Sunday dinners with family. Starting at a young age Darryl always had a passion for music. While other kids were listening to hair bands of the 80’s Darryl was listening to bands such as New Order and The Smiths. All of this influenced him into the obsession of the Manchester music scene and Manchester culture. Darryl always had an ear for the “next” cool band. I remembered as teenagers he used to come home excited with new music from The Charlatans, Oasis and Verve. Later in life he would advise me about upcoming bands such as TOY and Average Sex. When Darryl and I were in school we did not have much money to spend as students. Sometimes, we had to make choices on whether to purchase groceries or the new Primal Scream CD. We always chose the Primal Scream CD. As life goes, Darryl got married and had a beautiful loving family of his own. With the support of his new family, Darryl launched Stage Fright Publicity where he had the opportunity to represent his favorite band The Charlatans and many other great Canadian and International artists. Darryl became accomplished and well known in the Canadian music industry. Stage Fright Publicity was not just a business to him, but it was his way of sharing his love of music to the world. Personally, I will miss going to record shops and concerts with Darryl, we used to get so excited to see our favorite bands. I will also miss flipping through his record collection showing me his latest purchases, and explaining to me in detail why the records were significant to own. Most of all having him as a brother. To everyone, please enjoy this music section, go out and support your local record shops and go to concerts as soon as you can. I will miss my brother, my best friend, my hero forever Bryan Weeks

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TIM BURGESS

incorporating a city into music BY_BRYAN WEEKS

One to Another, peace to my brother.

My biggest influence isn’t necessarily another artist -

In the fall 1990 my 16-year-old brother came home

my son is 6 years old and he has an amazing world view.

with two of the first three cd singles (The Only One

As far as other musicians, everyone from Bryan Ferry

I Know and Then) from an up and coming band from

to Quelle Chris - I’m always checking out new music

Manchester called The Charlatans. Little did we know

too. I’ve been making music for over 30 years, so it’s

the impact that these two CDs would bring. With the

ever changing too.

Manchester scene echoing across the world The Char-

We hear The Charlatans are in the studio. Any hints

latans were becoming the benchmark of cool. The lead-

what the next record is going to sound like?

er singer Tim Burgess would become a major influence

Well that could be awkward as they must be doing it

on two teenage boys from Barrie. The Charlatans would

without me! We played a few gigs over the summer and

release over 13 incredible albums over the next 25 years

have a couple next month but we’ve not been recording.

and with each album was a history lesson in music. The

I’ve just finished a solo album and I was tweeting photos

Charlatans introduced us to Bob Dylan, Curtis Mayfield

from the studio, so that might have confused people.

and Northern Soul. In the last eight years Tim Burgess

Some of the recording was done at Rockfield where

created record label O Genesis and released three solo

we’d recorded lots of classic Charlatans tracks but the

albums and published two books an Autobiography –

record has its own sound - with strings and even some

Telling Stories (2013) and Vinyl Adventures (2016)

castanets making an appearance. So, yeah, no new

which every record collector should read. With no grass

Charlatans songs yet but never say never.

growing under his feet he has released his third book,

Any plan to write another book?

One, Two, Another, which is an arm chair guide to Tim’s

It’s not really crossed my mind. It’s more of a case of

inspiring work.

enjoying the events around the publication and taking

Explain the process of writing music. Who is your

some time away from the typewriter. Maybe it’s like

biggest influence in music?

when people run a marathon, straight after finishing, it’s

There are different processes, some are solitary when a

not something that you consider, until you wake up one

song lands in your brain and it’s a case of translating it

morning and think about doing it all again. I’ve never

into music and words. At other times it could be with all

run a marathon, by the way. That could be an idea for a

of The Charlatans, or sometimes one of them - often

new book.

Mark. So, it’s a case of finding the circumstances that

What records are you listening to right now?

make songwriting possible and seeing what happens -

Chastity Belt, Daniel O’Sulivan, 10CC, Miss World,

often not much, and then it can hit you like a bolt from

Keel Her, Claire Welles, George Clanton, Boy Pablo

the blue.

and Sky Ferreira.

Love , Bryan


BORN RUFFIANS Canadian Rock Indie

BY_BRYAN WEEKS

Born Ruffians are an energy packed indie rock band

Even with the creepy lifelike sculptures that occupied

from Midland, Ontario. Uncle, Duke & The Chief

the place and water that smelled like farts, the charm

(2018) featuring single Forget Me should be on

of sleeping under the same roof and getting up excited

everyone's playlist as it was on my brother's. Be aware

to play music was worth it.

Born Ruffians' spirit is very contagious. They are great

What was the first album you purchased?

supporters of the Canadian Music Therapy Trust,

I had some regrettable first albums. Some I wouldn't

which is a music therapy service to help improve the

even consider albums. The WWF Theme Music

mental, physical, and emotional health for Canadians.

soundtrack. The soundtrack to the Austin Powers movie. I loved Barenaked Ladies but I'm pretty sure

Mitch Derosier, Bassist

my dad bought me those records. The first record I

Where is one of your favorite places to write music?

remember going into a store and buying it with my own

We've been to just about every jam space/rehearsal

money was The White Stripes' Elephant. I cherished it

factory that Toronto has to offer, which all range

almost as much as the WWF record.

from grim and dank to very chill and dank. When we

Where is your favorite place to play?

first started this band and moved to the city, we lived

We have been to a lot of places. I love the hospitality

together and had a dank basement to practice and

and sightseeing in Europe. You get to a show in

write in. Ever since then I think we've been chasing that

Germany and they've put out a meat and cheese

feeling of being able to wake up and head downstairs

spread, and then say, "Hey we're all going for dinner,

whenever an idea struck. We've rented places outside

c'mon". I love the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland. It's

of Toronto that has more space where we can live,

connected to its own hotel so after your show you can

sleep, eat and jam whenever we please, as opposed

stumble out of the venue and fall face first into your

to booking a time and clocking in and out at a rehearsal

bed. I love the Hume in Nelson, BC. It's a magical

space. My favorite has to be an old church that

place that may only exist in our minds. Really I could

has been renovated into a loft a few hours outside

go on forever because we've been really fortunate to

of Toronto.

do this for our job for so many years and travel to so many places. I want to be able to put Japan on this list.

Love , Bryan


RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE

The Humble Folk BY_BRYAN WEEKS


The Rural Alberta Advantage is a humble folk song

Jones and the Dap Kings, Bahamas, St. Vincent, The

writing trio (Amy Cole, Paul Banwatt and Nils Edenloff)

Tragically Hip, and so many others perform from the

with Alberta roots and now in Toronto. The band has

side stage at music festivals we get to play too are

released four stomping studio albums in the last ten

special moments that I never take for granted.

years, debuting with Hometowns in 2008 that gained

Paul: There are a few- Playing Coachella was one.

International attention as the highest selling act ever at

Our first show in the U.S. was another – it was a sold

the time on eMusic Selects, a popular US Indie Music

out show at Pianos in New York City, and people knew

website. The RAA’s follow up album was Departing

all the words to our songs. The most unforgettable

(2011) which was nominated for the 2011 Polaris Music

moment, though, was touring with The Hip, and getting

Prize and two Juno Awards. Departing contains my

to play “Canada Geese” and our song “Stamp” with

personal favorite song, “Under The Knife”, and a chilling

Gord Downie.

video for single “Tornado '87" about the devastating

What inspires you to write music?

Edmonton tornado of 1987, which occurred while Nils

Nils: I really do enjoy playing shows- getting out on

Edenloff was living there. Mended with Gold (2014)

tour, seeing the songs touch people in vastly different

is a faster paced and progressive album that The RAA

ways and meeting people after we play is something I

propelled with vigor. They came back to more of their

don't think I will ever get tired of. However, as anyone

original folk sound with The Wild (2017) and the single

close to me can attest, there is nothing that causes

“White Lights”, which is just simply a perfect song for

more stress and anxiety than writing new songs. I

a beautiful album. The band is currently working on

thought it would have gotten easier with a few albums

their fifth studio album, a process that started off in

under the belt, but unfortunately that doesn’t seem to

their rehearsal space and now has progressed to much

be the case.

different socially distant recording sessions from their

Some days it feels like a futile effort trying to will

individual homes.

something into existence. That moment when you

Explain your favourite music memories?

figure out what makes a song work, and it all comes

Nils: There have been a number of moments over

together- there is no greater feeling.

the last couple of years where I have had to stop for a

Who is your biggest influence in music?

second and just try to take it all in. But recently, I’ve

Nils: I don’t think it really comes as a surprise but I’ve

been thinking back to the first show that Amy, Paul and

always been drawn to singer-songwriters in general, of

I played in Feb 2006.

which Canadian ones have always had a special place in

For a sliver of time The Rural Alberta Advantage existed

my heart. My dad was always a fan of Gordon Lightfoot

as 5-piece. We played a couple of shows, most of which

which I have fond memories of as a kid. That led to

went ok, some better than others. After a particularly

discovering Hayden in highschool, then Leonard Cohen

bad show, Paul and I decided less is more and went the

and Gord Downie’s solo music in University. That

2-piece route. We realized that something important

being said, I feel like musical influences are more of a

was still missing and we coaxed Amy to come back and

tapestry, so it’s hard to pick out one major influence

starting practicing with us. From the very first show

over another.

that we played as a trio (Clintons in Toronto), there

Paul: Honestly, these days my bandmates are my

was something special that worked and connected with

biggest influence. Nils and Amy have really different

people at the show. It was the first step towards getting

musical taste, and in our space we’re always bringing in

to where we are today.

different references. I’m always learning from the kinds

Amy: We are lucky to have been a band for this long

of things they’re feeling, and it inspires me to try things

for many reasons, one of which is that we've gotten to

outside my comfort zone. Amy and Nils said I’m their

experience a lot of my favourite music memories with

biggest influence too, right?

each other. Watching amazing musicians like Sharon

Love , Bryan


QUALITY TIME ON THE PORCH “MUSIC IS POWERFUL. AS PEOPLE LISTEN TO IT, THEY CAN BE AFFECTED. THEY RESPOND.” ~ RAY CHARLES

You’ve probably never heard of Porch FM.

The program was borne of a simple idea to capture

In the era of iTunes and Spotify, there is becoming

sessions that were already happening, quite literally,

less and less humanity in the art of making a playlist.

on the porch of the show’s producer, Mic#1. Sharing

Algorithms and artificial intelligence have taken over

the show with a wider audience became possible with

the roles once occupied by select friends and family

the discovery of mixcloud.com, a website platform

responsible for helping guide one’s musical journey,

that takes care of copyright issues that would

and establish a unique sense of self that only

otherwise prohibit broadcasting music globally. That

evolves as one dives deeper and deeper into the

was when the project really gathered momentum. It

music they discover.

rapidly gained followers and listens from around the world, and continues to grow steadily.

Porch FM is here.

A relatively new wrinkle in the growing archive of shows is the development of more focused programs

The principal contributors: Mic#1, HitGirl, D-Wreck,

entitled the “Showcase” series, that take specific

and Dr. Weirdstuff, along with an ever-evolving

subjects or areas of interest (Mute Records, Steve

cast of characters, curate an entertaining, eclectic,

Albini, Sabresonic Studios, Canadian punk rock), and

weekly mix of music that features everything from

present the material in the context of a historical

brand new material to deep cuts from the familiar

document. These shows often feature first-hand

and the obscure. Their decades of collective

accounts and anecdotes from those that were there

experience in and around the music industry informs

(Dave Dysart, Don Pyle, Jagz Kooner, Gary Burns),

a tremendous cross-section of genres, eras, and

and is dedicated to informing an audience in much

styles that coalesces into a real treat for the listener.

the same way as Alan Cross’ The Ongoing History

Touchstones for the program include indie rock,

of New Music series or BBC’s legendary John Peel.

new wave, post-punk, and electronica, but it’s not unusual to find them venturing into broader

Come for a visit, and spend some quality time

territories on a regular basis.

on the Porch.


THE FIRST 10 RECORDS FROM THE FRONT OF DARRYL’S SPECIAL SOUL RECORD BOX 1 - STONED LOVE The Supremes

2 - LOOKING FOR YOU Garnet Mimms

3 - I'VE BEEN GOOD TO YOU Brenda Holloway

4 - MISTER HIP Detroit Soul

5 - SEND HIM BACK Pointer Sisters

6 - I'LL DO ANYTHING Doris Troy

7 - THE GAME Wayne Gibson

8 - GO AHEAD ON Dusty Springfield

9 - OH BABY DON’T YOU WEEP Luther Ingram

10 - MAKE ME YOURS Bettye Swan


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B.KNOX

an unexpected musician BY_KERRY JOHNSTON

There are countless musicians who played out their

Wide, barren spaces and brutal weather are external

passion in university pubs and gigs in their twenties,

forces that can have just as much play on our

never to pick up a guitar again. Singer/songwriter

emotions as internal ones.

B. Knox might have been one of those. He hung

His style is known as Americana, or alt-country,

up his performance shoes, got to work as a teacher

blending blues, country and roots rock, with both

and didn’t think much about a future in music. It was

acoustic and electric guitar, plenty of storytelling, and

more than a decade later when he started to pick up

a voice that’s not afraid to show vulnerability. There

the odd chance to play in local Ontario restaurants

are keening vocals full of longing, pedal steel guitar

and bars. That’s when he realized how much he was

and lyrics about madness and deceit that leave you

missing it.

feeling like you just read a great novel.

The intervening years also gave him something else:

Knox was hoping to take those stories on the road, but

life experience, good and bad, that gradually turned

as the old saying goes, man plans, and God laughs. A

into a full slate of songs about love, loss, redemption,

global pandemic was what it took to derail the tour,

and more. That, combined with encouragement from

and put a damper on bar and restaurant performances

friends and family, led to the release of a few singles,

for a while to come. That won’t hold him back, though.

and now, his very first album.

He’s already making plans to head back into the studio

Titled Heartbreak & Landscape, it features powerful

to lay down a whole new series of great stories and

emotional lyrics that look at decisions made, regrets

gravelly tracks, ready to tug heartstrings all over again.

that followed, the passing of time, and eventually learning to hope again. As someone originally from Newfoundland, Knox says he was also influenced by Canada’s landscapes, from lush and verdant to tough and resilient, and those themes are folded into the album as well. PIE DIGEST 199


DAVID BOTTRILL molding a cohesive sound

BY_BRYAN WEEKS

Record producers are often unsung heroes; they

What is the one album you wished you produced?

are quietly working in the background and only the

I don’t know if it’s a fair question, as the records

utmost curious listeners will dive into albums credits to

I love, had I produced them, then they would be

discover whom the team members are. A producer's

different records. Having said that, one that comes

role is critical in helping bands develop their sound,

to mind is Grace by Jeff Buckley. It has such a great

they coach musicians to be the best that they can be.

combination of stellar musicianship and passion that at

They help mold an album into a cohesive sound that

least I would have loved to have been a witness.

reflects the artists’ musical personality and talent.

Who are some of the bands you are working with

Meet David Bottrill, an internationally regarded

right now?

Canadian record producer. He is the recipient of

I am working on 4 great projects at the moment, all

three Grammys, and over the course of his 30-year

are slated to be released in 2020. I recently travelled

career he has been credited on over 100 albums,

to Pioneertown, California to record with Chris

many of which reached #1 on international charts.

Corner (IAMX) http://iamxmusic.com, I am producing

David has produced an array of genres over the years,

and mixing an acoustic album of some of his material

from progressive rock, alternative music, metal and

spanning his career. I have also been spending time

world music. He produced acts such as Peter Gabriel,

in Montreal, Quebec to produce and mix a project

Dream Theater, Tool, Muse, Silverchair, Godsmack,

for an artist named Elsiane, http://www.elsiane.com/.

Placebo and The Smashing Pumpkins, just to name a

Later this month I’ll be entering the studio with a

few. David has worked across the globe but is always

group of seasoned Toronto musicians, who recently

happy to return to his home base in Toronto. Feeling

formed a new band called Imperial Ashes. This will be

the importance of giving back, David has also been

their inaugural album. And in the summer, I began

on the Board of Directors of Make Music Matter for

pre-production with a new young American band

the past 10 years. MMM is a non-profit program that

from Chicago called Doublespeak, which we will be

provides support through music therapy for survivors

recording later in the fall.

of sexual violence and other traumas.

What album(s) changed your life?

Who where your idols growing up?

Definitely the aforementioned Bruce Springsteen

I had many musical idols growing up. Early on I would

album, and also of course his Born to Run album. I

sneak into my brother’s record collection and there I

tell people the first 4 albums I saved up and bought (I

found bands like Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. The

never ever bought just one album when I went to the

music was dangerous and as an early teenager, that

record store) were Led Zeppelin 4, Hotel California

was exciting. Then my brother, who also was an idol of

by the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours and Joe’s

mine, took me to a concert. I knew nothing about the

Garage Vol 1 by Frank Zappa. Those and really, my

artist playing, but the show was so long and exciting

brother’s entire record collection changed my life.

that it truly did rearrange how I thought about music.

He didn’t leave them under the bed as he was leaving

The artist was Bruce Springsteen and the tour was for

town like in the movie Almost Famous, but the results

the Darkness On the Edge of Town album.

were similar.

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YOU, ONLY BETTER Dr. Stacie Weber

BY_ROBIN KRAFFT | PHOTOGRAPHY_SCOTT COOPER

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR FACE? The goal is to accentuate, to soften. “I’m pro-aging!” Dr. Weber trained at McGill Medical School in

she says emphatically. “It’s all about balance –

Montreal and completed her residency in Family

youthfulness comes from within.”

Medicine at the University of Toronto, opening her

Dr. Weber is enthusiastic about meeting new patients

practice in 2001. In 2005, Dr. Stacie Weber’s

who are looking for comprehensive care and an

Cosmetic & Facial Rejuvenation Clinic opened its

individualized plan. She has a loyal team with their own

doors in Barrie, Ontario. At first, she kept part time

areas of expertise. She has patients who have relied

hours at the medical spa, but her passion grew. In addi-

on her team for over a decade – it’s an indication of

tion to the experience she gained working as a surgical

a positive, caring relationship as well as results. Many

assistant in plastic and reconstructive surgery, she took

of her clients work in the medical field themselves – a

on additional training. After 15 years as a regular care

considerable vote of confidence that suggests a

physician, Dr. Weber closed her family practice and

reputation of integrity.

devoted herself entirely to medical aesthetics. While

“We have a tendency to take care of things that

she is organized and meticulous, she’s also creative and

we find beautiful,” Dr. Weber observes, noting that

artistic. The change was about a more specific voca-

many of her patients report an improved motivation

tion; it was about joy. “I get to make

to eat well, exercise and maintain healthy routines for

people feel better about themselves… it’s fun!” (her

themselves following procedures. Her goal, aside from

eyes light up) “but it’s serious, too.”

giving the best medical care possible, is for all of her

While there is a science to beauty and what the human

patients to feel that way - to be able to see their own

brain finds aesthetically pleasing, the goal isn't neces-

beauty and let that be the beginning of a powerful,

sarily to bring patients closer to that formula. This is

positive relationship with themselves. From that very

where artistry, medicine and experience intersect. It

first meeting, Dr. Weber provides patient education

should not be an assembly line sort of process, since

and confidence in care - but it's also an opportunity for

each person is unique.” The consultation process is

patients to explore their perceptions and feelings about

crucially important, and it’s why Dr. Weber offers a

their own appearance.

complimentary preliminary meeting. “It isn’t about

"There is something beautiful about everyone",

altering your features to look like someone else –

Dr. Weber smiles, "and it's quite a privilege to help

it’s about highlighting your natural beauty.” Her

them find and enhance it.”

understanding of the complexity of underlying facial structures and artistic mastery enable Dr. Weber to deliver the ultimate in medical aesthetic treatments.


SHARON SMITH

Connection + Purpose = Joy

If you were to ask Sharon Smith of Connect Hair

The Sassoon’s culture pushed all boundaries and

Studio to give a single word to describe her almost

expected every stylist to meet their internationally

four decade journey in the crazy, creative world of

renowned standards and then go beyond.

hairstyling, she would say ‘joy’. As a master stylist

Another huge impact on her career has been

she is an artist, educator and entrepreneur who has

the work of Dr. Lew Losoncy, a psychologist who

given countless hours to promoting the industry she

focuses exclusively on the beauty industry. His

loves so much.

work has helped her better understand the intensity

Her journey began with persistence and a bit of good

of relationships created between stylists (and their

fortune. Early in her training, a group of stylists

artistic egos) and their clients. Dr. Lew emphasizes

left Vidal Sassoon’s and, through necessity, the

the power of human touch.

apprentices were put on an accelerated program

What was so challenging to attain in the beginning

which saw them being trained by some of the icons

is easy to give and Sharon finds joy in being able

of the industry at the time.

to teach and develop new talent stylists, especially

Legends such as International Art Director, Tim

those who are truly hungry to learn. If she had a

Hartley, as well as teachers and art directors from

single piece of advice to give an upcoming stylist she

Great Britain, Los Angeles and New York instilled a

would tell them to always be open to learn. Learning

work ethic which would direct her throughout her

is a lifelong experience and the truly outstanding

career. Perfection was demanded – mediocrity was

stylists push themselves and learn from others all

not an option. Less than perfection sent you off

the time.

the floor and back to training. Being a part of the

In recent years, apart from her volunteer work, joy

‘Sassoon’ culture was highly demanding, but exciting

for Sharon is specializing in creating make-overs: a

and fulfilling at the same time.

totally new look for clients who are ready to embrace

To graduate, hopeful stylists had to present a

themselves in a different light. It is not simply the

choreographed final show – make up, music and

cut or colour that changes. The stylist must bring

wardrobe in different categories demonstrating

their client on a journey of trust that prepares them

different aspects of cutting styles from men’s to

psychologically for a completely different image. The

Sassoon’s famous geometric creations. If a stylist

client must feel confident that the change will reflect

did not meet expectations they were only given one

them and make them feel good about themselves as

more chance.

they step back into their world.

What Sharon learned, beyond the skills of precision

The best cut is nothing unless the client is truly in

cutting and the artistry and science of hair, was an

love with it.

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THE VAGUS NERVE Stress Release

DOCTOR ALYSSA RUNYON DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC, ACUPUNCTURE PROVIDER, BASC.

When it comes to the stress in our lives, it can take

A great example for you to envision is a library and a

a toll on our mind, body and energetic body. As a

librarian. The sub-conscious mind is the library that

chiropractor and acupuncture provider, Dr. Runyon

holds books on anything and everything you could

addresses all three components with meditation,

ever imagine. The books hold all of your feelings,

spinal alignment and auricular acupuncture. The

emotions and past experiences. While the conscious

latest research in psychology has shown us that

mind is the librarian. It is the librarian's job to choose

the mind has a unique ability of protecting us from

the most appropriate books to help solve the issue it’s

stressful states if it believes we are in harm's way.

currently facing. And more importantly, just like you

To accomplish this, the conscious mind can consult

can go through a library and update books with new-

our sub-conscious mind for past experiences and

found knowledge, you can do the same thing with

emotions or it can harness information from the

your sub-conscious mind through meditation!

body via the vagus nerves. It usually does both

The oldest part of our brain houses our twelve pairs

simultaneously in the blink of an eye to form the

of cranial nerves. They control our ability to see, hear,

most appropriate reaction to the world around us.

taste, chew, smell, smile, swallow, turn our head and

However, that ‘appropriate’ action is all in the eye of

feel our face. The longest and most unique pair is

the beholder.

the vagus nerves. “Vagus” is Latin for ‘wanderer’ and

The mind is divided up into two parts: the conscious

it was named this because of it’s massive length and

part and the sub-conscious part. The conscious part

many innervations. The left and right pairs of vagus

is responsible for keeping us alive and executing

nerves are for mostly receiving information from our

our decisions. It coordinates our breathing, our

tissues and transmitting it back to the brain, but they

digestion, our movement and even our short-term

are also responsible for activating and shutting down

memory. However, there is a limited storage capacity

tissues with commands being transmitted from the

in our conscious mind. When it comes to the sub-

brain. The vagus nerves alone innervate the following

conscious mind however, there is an unlimited

seventeen structures: ears, taste buds, soft palate,

amount of storage space available. So much so, that

vocal cords, thyroid, thymus, lungs, heart, stomach,

the capacity of the sub-conscious mind is still an

liver, gallbladder, small intestine, pancreas, spleen,

elusive scientific question.

kidneys, urinary bladder and the majority of our large intestine.


You’ve probably read somewhere that the nervous

Probiotics – preferably lactobacilli and bifidobacter.

system in our body is divided up into sympathetic

These have been shown in double-blinded,

(fight or flight) and parasympathetic (rest and

randomized, placebo-controlled studies (which

digest). The sympathetic nervous system is primarily

are the gold standard in research) to decrease

located in the middle of our back. You know that

psychological distress after 30 days of daily

unrelenting upper back pain and stiffness? This might

consumption. If you’re not into taking pills, you

be because you are overusing your sympathetic

can reach for more fermented foods like: yogurt,

nervous system due to all the stress in your life!

kombucha, kimchi, kefir, sauerkraut, etc.)

The sympathetic nervous system is meant to be a

Gag reflex – you can do this in the morning while

back up system for times of life-threatening stress.

you brush your teeth to activate the vagus and start

The problem with our lives today is that a Monday

your day from a calm state or before bed when you’re

morning deadline for work is now being perceived

brushing your teeth again

as a life or death scenario. Your mind will spend all

Singing Loudly – it doesn’t matter how good or bad

weekend mobilizing your fight or flight system so

you are at singing, just put on some songs that you

you won’t be able to sleep, digest your food properly

absolutely love and sing them in all different pitches.

or think of anything else except for the deadline. If

This will get your vocal cords vibrating at a tone of

this is you and you find yourself ‘always falling asleep

different frequencies, creating a symphony of vagus

during meditation’ you are experiencing sympathetic

stimulation

system burn-out.

Evoking a sense of safety – in places where you

This sympathetic system was meant to be a back-up

need to de-stress. Feng shui your bedroom so it does

system only so it’s resources are limited. Ideally, you

not stress you out. Remove tv’s or digital devices.

want to spend 80% of your day in rest and digest

Cover your alarm clock if it is a lit-up one. You should

mode where those vagus nerves are fired up. If your

not walk into your house and feel unease. The easiest

nervous system has been out of balance for a long

and cheapest way to evoke a sense of safety in your

time and you find it hard to relax, consider getting

home is by de-cluttering. Other ways that are not

a vagus nerve treatment. This is a one-of-a-kind

décor-related are: making connections with loved

proprietary protocol that was developed by Dr.

ones, hugging, laughing, kissing

Runyon. It combines the power of deep breathing,

Loving-Kindness meditation – this is a traditional

meditation, fascial release and acupuncture. You will

Buddhist meditation that has been consistently used

leave the treatment having felt like a reset button has

in research setting. For the most part, this particular

been pushed!

meditation is the factor behind all those headlines

Breathing – is by far the MOST profound way to

that read “meditation is good for our health”. It is

take control of your nervous system and ignite the

believed that its success is attributed to the fact that

vagus nerve into action – emphasis on the slow

it’s non-denominational. Although it’s a Buddhist’s

EXHALE.

meditation, there is no religion or dogma in it. It is

Diving reflex – splashing cold water on your face,

simply a meditation that focuses on visualizing your

holding ice cubes to your face or drinking very cold

ideal self, giving so much love to that self that it spills

water and holding it in your mouth

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THE GARDENS The well-tended gardens surrounding Langdon Hall Country House and Spa were originally designed by the Olmsted brothers, who had completed numerous high-profile projects, many of which remain popular to this day, including the United States Capitol and White House Grounds, Yosemite Valley, and New York's Central Park. The grounds and gardens have been created as natural spaces that give people not only pleasure, but relief from stress, and spiritual freedom. Today, Langdon Hall boasts a garden wonderland, with 75 acres of Carolinian Forest, beautifully manicured lawns, and cultivated displays of colour. The gardens are brought to life and expertly maintained by Head Gardener, Mario Muniz.


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THE KITCHEN GARDENS The gardens are just as useful as they are beautiful; the kitchen garden serves as constant inspiration for Chef Bangerter’s masterful creations, with fresh homegrown ingredients being foraged and harvested to be incorporated into 5 Diamond cuisine.


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