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Summer 2013


My Latest Obsessions

Find out what’s on our Editor’s must-have list.

Patio Time See what we’re enjoying.

West Coast Wanderings We’re keeping it local this summer.


Day Beet Salad

Salt-Roasted recipe.

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Editor Maryanne Lechleiter Contributing Writers Kristine Carrick · Linda Horn Art Director Linda Horn

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editor’s picks


Obsessions MY LATEST

Maryanne Lechleiter Editor I love scouring stores and online shopping sites for what’s new, pretty and fun. While the items that are on my must have list this season are a bit diverse in their style, there is nothing random about how I’ll incorporate them into my everyday life.



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I’m addicted to lip balm but I also like a little colour which is why my latest go-to lip product is Almay’s Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm. Available July 2013 at drug stores & retailers nationwide. $8.95.

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SUMMER BLING My shoe fetish is an infatuation I try to keep under control but my heart skipped a few beats when I saw these gladiator-style sandals. Vince Camuto, at Dena’s Boutique. $135.


PRETTY PETALS Scarves are my go-to accessory and for summer I’m loving the vintage feel of the floral design and the lightweight texture of the cotton/linen blend fabric. Popping Petals Scarf at $68.


The best thing about this skirt? I’ll wear it during warmer months with a great tank or chambray shirt and in the winter with a fantastic sweater and tights. Stripe It Lucky skirt at $42.99.


In the warmer months I want to simplify my morning routine while ensuring that my skin is properly protected from the sun. Physical Fusion UV Defense protects and mattifies my skin while boosting its radiance. $42. 6



COLOURFUL CARRYALL A canvas tote is the perfect summer handbag solution. I’m drawn to the blue, yellow and white colour palette and the fun fabric just makes me happy. Curve Appeal Canvas Tote from $23.99 + $10 to monogram. summer 2013 | stimuli magazine

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ark your calendars! The Fraser Valley is set to welcome the third annual Cork and Keg; a beer, wine and food festival like none other in the Valley. Showcasing more than 300 local and international wines, craft and premium beers, and delightful tastes from local restaurateurs and culinary artisans, this event is something you want to take note of. “We have been very well received by the community of Langley and are looking forward to another great festival filled with delicious tastings,” says event founder and managing partner, Lynette Faye of KIS Sales Solutions. Well known brand and Cork and Keg community partner sponsor, Joseph Richard Group — best known in the area for their hip public houses like the Townhall and The Henry, are among the returning vendors to this year’s festival. “The Cork and Keg provides us a great opportunity to share our fantastic pub fare and connect with new guests,” remarks George Tachejian operations manager, Joseph Richard Group. “We are looking forward to another fun event.” Guests can expect live entertainment and a fresh oyster bar hosted by 1 Fish 2 Fish Fresh Seafood Market, as well as many wine, beer, and food tastings throughout the evening. Comprised of two parts, the festival provides an afternoon trade event exclusively for those who work within the hospitality industry, and a consumer event that invites the public to sip, sample, and mingle. Faye just asks that you plan a safe way home or take advantage of the Cascades Casino Resort’s Stay and Play offer of a great room rate for event goers. “Everyone is welcome – whether a wine or beer enthusiast, a novice who would like to learn more, or a seasoned guru, there is something for everyone.” Tickets include all tastings and are available by visiting

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Patio Time

Sitting on the patio sharing a great meal with friends is the quintessential Canadian summer pastime. Here’s a few items that will help us do it in style.




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The early sampling of summer-like weather makes me want to run to my community farmers market, pack a picnic, put a basket on my bike and ride off to explore a new area. This summer I’m keeping closer to home; both with the food I’m buying and the activities I’m participating in. Here’s a few that are on my summer list: SPEAKING OF BIKES We think the Fraser Valley Slow Food Cycle tours are on to something! Jump on your bike, or rent one for the day, and join a self-guided bike tour in Agassiz, July 27th or Chilliwack, July 28th. Don’t worry about packing your purchases, the registration includes parcel pick up so someone else carries your finds. Visit Registration starts at $15/person. WHO GROWS THERE? I appreciate the connection with my local producers at the community farmers market. Knowing where my food comes from and who grows it, just makes it taste better. Visit to discover a market in your area.



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PACK A PICNIC With a bag bursting with farmers’ market finds, why not pack a picnic and enjoy one of the lower mainland’s many fantastic parks, or better yet, peddle your way to a grassy spot and put out your blanket. Best part — it’s free.

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A Perfect Pair: Pair this zesty, flavourful salad with a crisp, juicy rosé, such as this 2012 Cabernet Franc Rosé from Hester Creek.



Market Day G A trip to a local Farmer’s Market and some wine inspiration creates the perfect summertime salad. by Linda Horn Photo by Robin Horn

et inspired by your local Farmer’s Market! I recently visited my local Farmer’s Market in Langley, and was overwhelmed by the variety of freshly made and harvested ingredients. I found these tiny, beautiful beets from Glen Valley Organics and knew I wanted to create a fresh salad, inspired by a recent holiday in the Okanagan. While at the Market, I also picked up some goat chèvre from The Farm House, a treasure-trove of wonderful, artisan cheese from Agassiz, BC. The beets, hazelnuts, orange segments and dressing can all be prepared in advance — simply assemble the salad just before serving.



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Salt-Roasted Beet Salad


Makes 6 appetizer-size salads

Brush outsides of beets with olive oil. Roll beets in kosher salt to coat. Wrap each beet in aluminum foil with a sprig of thyme and a piece of orange peel. Place foil-wrapped beets in an oven safe dish and bake for 30-45 min, or until a fork can easily pierce a beet. When the beets are cool enough to handle, wipe off the salt and beet skins with paper towels (wear gloves — it’s messy!). Discard orange peels and thyme sprigs. Cool completely, then refrigerate. Beets should be ice-cold before the salad is assembled.


6 small beets, washed & tops trimmed off 1 pear 1 orange 1 small container goat chèvre cheese Box of Herb salad mix or Spring mix 1/8 cup hazelnuts, toasted & chopped Arugula (optional) 6 sprigs fresh thyme Olive oil 1/8 cup kosher salt, in a shallow bowl Aluminum foil 3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Tbsp orange juice 1 Tbsp sherry vinegar 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1 tsp honey | summer 2013

Preheat oven to 350° F.

While the beets are roasting, segment the orange and toast the hazelnuts. Save the juice from orange segmenting for the dressing. Prepare the dressing by whisking together the olive oil, juice, sherry vinegar, mustard and honey until smooth. Assemble the salad by tossing the greens in the dressing, topping with small dollops of goat cheese, slices of pear, and hazelnuts. Slice beets into wedges and place on the salad. Serve immediately. 15

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Stimuli Magazine Summer 2013  

Discover our latest summer obsessions | fashion, food, beauty, home decor and more.

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