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Scottsdale Arizona

An idyllic destination for active and arts-minded travellers By Linda Barnard   Look between the sagebrush and multi-armed saguaro cactus to discover the Arizona desert is a remarkably colourful garden in spring, with cactus tops crowned in brilliant fuchsia blossoms and orangeade-coloured blooms trailing across thorny bushes.   The seasonal …

“Cake Boss” TV Star Buddy Valastro Opens the First Carlo’s Bakery in Canada, Located in Port Credit

Buddy Valastro, a.k.a. “Cake Boss” from the mega hit TV series Cake Boss and Buddy vs. Duff, is about to open his first Carlo’s Bakery in Canada, located in Port Credit. The 3,200 square foot bakeshop is slated to open in August.   “This will be the first brick and …

Jam Bake Q&A

What’s your jam? A Master Preserver shares tips on crafting homemade jams   As the fall season gives way to winter, the bounty of local produce will sadly depart along with the beautiful weather. How many of us wish we could bottle summer to keep handy for the cold dark …

Taste Notes

Piano Piano Piano Piano has opened in downtown Oakville. Sophisticated and fun, the restaurant serves deeply satisfying food that comes in just the right size.  The menu features traditional Italian fare that’s been elevated to its most delicious self. Pianopiano.com   Locally made delish La Dee Da gourmet sauces simplify …

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Achieving the impossible

Dr. Dave Williams Astronaut and former director of space and life sciences at NASA   By Peter Bailey Photography by Graham Paine   It is a humbling feeling to meet someone who has achieved a staggering number of career goals yet remains modest about his success. Such is the case when …

Revisiting Buffalo

Boasting tours of restored buildings by architectural genius Frank Lloyd Wright, this city across the border deserves a fresh look By Barbara Ramsay-Orr   If you have read “Loving Frank”, Nancy Horan’s fictional re-creation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s tumultuous personal life, you will be aware of the famous architect’s moral …

Wear Notes Fall

Luxury felt Louis Vuitton has launched its Felt Line that features three three iconic Louis Vuitton pieces – a Keepall, a soft trunk and an overcoat – reimagined in organic cotton, recycled wool-based jacquard, 100% recycled polyester derived from existing stocks, and recycled plastic. Unveiled during Louis Vuitton’s Fall-Winter 2021 …
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