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West Wines: Holiday Shopper’s Guide to West Coast Wines

By Carm Giardina Today’s west coast wines are experiencing a bit of a renaissance. Sure, Napa Valley wines have been around for over a century, but even they hit somewhat of a lull during the 1980s and ‘90s. In this revitalized era, winemakers understand better than ever the context in …

Nest: Inspired Homes

Wedgwood tradition Start a new holiday tradition with the Wedgwood 2019 Holiday Collection. An exquisite assortment of blue and white ornaments features festive winter scenes and icons of the season with beautiful detailing while silver and white baubles take inspiration from holiday traditions and symbols. A timeless assortment of interior …

Luxury Adventures: Near, Far and Farther

By Barbara Ramsay Orr Exploring possibilities for curated experiences around the corner, around the country & around the world.   Near: ‘Bee’ sure it’s the Chelsea Hotel for a Toronto sleepover The Chelsea hotel is located right in the heart of Toronto, close to great shopping, the theatre district, major …

Taste: Culinary News

Kitchenaid celebrates 100 years Add iconic style to your kitchen with Kitchenaid’s 100 Year Limited Edition Queen of Hearts Collection, featuring a modern, passion-inspired colour and unique 100 year celebratory features. Products include a kettle, stand mixer, hand mixer, toaster and a limited edition 36” six-burner dual fuel freestanding range, …

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Comeback complete – One of Ontario’s most beloved wine projects is back from the dead

Special Online Feature by Carmelo Giardina One of the most coveted brands in Ontario wine is making a comeback. Le Clos Jordanne, initially one of Ontario’s best success stories in the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varietal space, was all but dead just a few short years ago, but now it’s …

Local Flavour: Square One Food District

By Peter Bailey  Photography by Nikki Wesley The new market in Square One offers great eats in a hip atmosphere. Shoppers who head to the Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga this holiday season are in for a culinary treat as they seek a place to rest their weary feet …

Small Holiday Bites: Red Velvet “Cup” Cakes

Makes 8 Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 45–50 seconds These aren’t so much cupcakes as cakes cooked in a cup! We only use beetroot/beet powder to create our red velvet sponge, which can easily brown when baked, but there is no danger of that with this cooking method! 90 …
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