19 Dec 2017

Laura Handford

i. I work as a silversmith ~ ii. I do this creative work because it feeds my spirit AND pays my bills. I am so blessed to have a lifestyle of making, creating, dreaming, and offering the results to  others! ~ iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are imagination,

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17 Dec 2017

Crème Brûlée

First comes The Sweet: “I think you’ll be excited about the dessert. Crème brûlée. Do you like it?” Like it? Thwacking the spoon against that slightly burnt canopy of sugar. Wriggling said spoon into the valley of custard. Gathering up caramelized shards in the exit. Then comes The Sorrow: But, but where are

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15 Dec 2017

Gordon Smith: The Black Paintings

Now 98 years old, artist Gordon Smith has his fifth solo exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery. His Black Paintings features a rich set of works, many of which reference his World War II experiences. Smith was an intelligence officer whose right leg nerves were blown apart in Operation Husky – 1943, in Leonforte, close to

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12 Dec 2017

Canada Binge Watches

Do you like Lord of the Rings? Do you like it enough to watch The Return of the King every single day of the year? Well, you can take a LOTR break on Easter, Thanksgiving, your birthday and Dress Up Your Pet Day. On each of the 361 remaining days, put aside

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10 Dec 2017

Holiday Hobbs

If you don’t have the energy to create your own lantern-lit, mulled thermos, winterland hike, there are alternatives. To breathe in fresh cedar and pine while sipping fresh coffee and listening to holiday music, head down to Southlands Nursery. You can wind through candlelit paths while admiring a thicket of beautiful, healthy plants: holiday whites,

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