Posted Nov 25, 2011 in Food

Baby It’s Cold Outside

So, the weather outside is getting frightful, and not all of us have a fire to find so delightful, however we all seem to have a stove, Let’s make SOUP! There is something ephemeral about soup, it transcends the conventions of  a set meal, it can be an entree, a main course, and in some funky universe, even a dessert. The fantastic thing about...

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Posted Nov 24, 2011 in Events

Vancouver’s Eastside Culture Crawl

This scribbler celebrates a decade of living in Vancouver this Autumn.  And with each year that passes I often find myself rummaging through the ebb and flow of events that have transpired over the last twelve months. To say the least November in Vancouver has always been a strange time to do just that, for not only are the days becoming shorter...

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Posted Nov 23, 2011 in Arts

Four artists of note…

This month’s selection of artists is a bit random but one thing they have in common is that whatever medium they work in, they all make for striking imagery. For the most part I learned about these artists in a great book that a friend recently loaned me: 100 New Artists, ed. By Francesca Gavin and published by Laurence King in 2011. First...

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Posted Nov 22, 2011 in For Him

Winter Musts for Men

With blizzards gusting from every corner, the temperature dipping way below freezing and people complaining for the next 5 months or so…this has to be the arrival of a Canadian winter (stronger, more brutal and pitiless). Like they would say in the new amazing HBO show, Game of Thrones, “Winter is coming” and we need to not only...

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Posted Nov 21, 2011 in Accessories

What’s a Hamsa? Beyond the Fashion Statement

After seeing hamsa jewelry snatched up in stores across Montreal, I grew curious as to what these delicate hand charms were all about. Whether they were on bracelets, earrings, or necklaces, it seemed people couldn’t get enough of the hamsa motif. So what was the draw? A little internet searching quickly answered my question of “What’s a...

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Posted Nov 20, 2011 in Arts

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Bite-Sized Book Review: Never Let Me Go

  Are you ready for another Bite-Sized Book Review? I hope so, because I’m super excited to introduce you to one of my all time favourite books, Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, and to give you five reasons why it should be one of your favourites too.   1. Never Let Me Go is about three friends, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy, who...

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