the agenda Summer has finally arrived, and with it comes all the pleasure of spending quality time outdoors. After that freakishly long, cold winter and virtually non-existent spring we just endured, it’s an especially welcome change for Manitobans. At writing time, our city is bursting into all its leafy splendour; apple trees and lilacs are blossoming, and the grass is finally greening up. Time to get outside and do a little yard work, dig into the garden and tend to the lawn. Speaking of which, many readers have written in about the Outdoor Living section of Style Manitoba, telling us how much they enjoy the coverage on landscape designs, pool ideas and other products for enhancing their outdoor spaces. We thought you should know that we love running those editorials as much as our audience delights in reading them! Check out the section this issue, which is chockfull of even more inspiring landscape ideas. Our feature stories this time around include Details, Details, Details - Carly Peters’ coverage on a fabulous home design, and Destination Urban, a special piece in which Kelly Gray gives an update on the ongoing rejuvenation of downtown Winnipeg, along with extra coverage on two new residential options for those seeking an urban lifestyle in the heart of the city (Right Track Thinking and Aloft on Portage). Last but not least, we are extremely proud to dedicate our cover story to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and help celebrate their 75th year with them. Written by Ian Mozdzen, Still in the Making explores the history and highlights of our city’s world famous dance company. Enjoy!
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