25 Oct 2015

Smells Like Chocolate Chip Cookies

Are you diligent about making your home smell better? 70% say yes, according to a recent 72 point poll of 1,000 adults. 45% of women and 30% of men are particularly worried about how their house might smell to visiting guests. The Smells And what kinds of home odours are particularly

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23 Oct 2015

Night-Lit Gardens

If you’re in Montreal and looking for a beautiful, holiday night-time activity, try the Botanical Gardens. Montreal Right now, the magical Gardens of Light – Jardins de lumière – are happening in the Chinese and Japanese sections of the Montreal Botanical Gardens. My Quynh Duong is the Artistic Designer behind these Montreal Gardens

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20 Oct 2015

Denk + Thom

Like a true artist, Jeremy Denk was playing with the repertoire right up to the last minute. Instead of Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert, it would be Haydn and Schumann’s Carnaval. Done. Well. With the revised program insert in place, the ragtime line-up might just need some shifting of its own.

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18 Oct 2015

Snape For A Day

a teacher with greasy black hair, a hooked nose and sallow skin. It will feel strange to walk into a room and know that this is the first impression I create. There is no room for self-delusion, though; J.K. Rowling has made it clear. That said, I’d still like to

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17 Oct 2015

Harry Potter Rain City

‘The forest at Hogwarts is home to magical creatures like unicorns and centaurs,’ writes JK Rowling. ‘Because the Canadian editions are printed on Ancient-Forest Friendly paper, the Harry Potter books are helping to save magnificent forests in the muggle world, forests that are the home of magical animals such as

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