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OUR FAVOURITES FOR FALL - THE SEASON OF HARVEST

OUR FAVOURITES FOR FALL – THE SEASON OF HARVEST

  “Fall is the season of harvest, a time to pull inward and gather together on all levels, a time to store up food, fuel, warm clothing, a time to study and plan for the approaching stillness of winter. Everything in nature contracts and moves its essence inward and downward. Leaves and fruit fall, seeds dry, the sap...
INTERVIEW WITH BREE SEELEY

INTERVIEW WITH BREE SEELEY

  If you’ve ever wondered or daydreamed about making a change in your life, taking up a new career or moving out to the country and working with your hands then Bree’s story is for you. Bree Seeley is the former Editorial Director of the famed Magnum Photos agency (UK Bureau) and the former Picture...
SAVING THE SEASON: PRESERVING

SAVING THE SEASON: PRESERVING

illustrations by Erin Sinclair As the last vestiges of summer are upon us we wanted to provide you with some inspiration and recipes for saving the summer season Blueberries will be available across Canada until the end of September and green, yellow, and purple beans are in season straight through to November. Canning and preserving takes...
FILM: WILDHAGEN

FILM: WILDHAGEN

“The head is a special place. We know it’s where our consciousness is contained and our senses. It seems like what we cover it with has to be special. That’s kind of how we look at heads.” In our fourth film installment we visited David Greig and Sheri Wildhagen of Wildhagen Hats in Toronto. We first discovered their beautiful...
MUSICIANS MISH WAY AND DANIEL GEDDES SING ABOUT LOVE

MUSICIANS MISH WAY AND DANIEL GEDDES SING ABOUT LOVE

A few weeks ago we invited Mish Way and Dan Geddes, two of Vancouver’s most distinctive singers, to join us for a rooftop dinner. Mish and Dan are unrepentant romantics but you may not realize that on first impression. Mish is the raging front-woman of White Lung, one of my favourite Vancouver punk bands. And...
GLUTEN FREE PEACH, BLUEBERRY, BLACKBERRY PIE INFUSED WITH LAVENDER

GLUTEN FREE PEACH, BLUEBERRY, BLACKBERRY PIE INFUSED WITH LAVENDER

Who can resist the collision of sweet summertime fruits enveloped in flaky pastry? Certainly not us! That’s why we had to share with you a simple and delicious recipe for Gluten free Peach Berry Pie. Organic Okanagan tree-ripened peaches combined with organic B.C. blueberries and blackberries make the most amazing seasonal dessert. The pastry is even flakier when you...
IN SEASON: CANADIAN JEWELLERY DESIGNERS

IN SEASON: CANADIAN JEWELLERY DESIGNERS

It’s berry season – the time of year that reminds us how sweet summer’s heat really is! Raspberries, blueberries and soon blackberries will festoon the brambles and bushes of Upick farms across Canada. What better way to showcase the talent of Canadian jewelry designers than filling our baskets with British Columbia organic high bush blueberries! We emerged with nine...
FILM: BACK ALLEY BLUES feat. RAOUL AND THE BIG TIME

FILM: BACK ALLEY BLUES feat. RAOUL AND THE BIG TIME

I once had a theatre instructor who encouraged his class to look at the ordinary and the everyday as remarkable. He said, “Look around this rehearsal room as if you were visiting an art installation at a gallery. Imagine everything you see has been placed with intention, with the specificity of an artist telling a story. Try looking at life...
BEES: MELLIFERA HONEY

BEES: MELLIFERA HONEY

First comes spring – then comes summer! Ah summer, with its enticing heat and bountiful natural harvest. It’s a time of lush growth and variety. At the Farmers markets, tables full of brightly coloured fruits and vegetables and gorgeous blooms make our still winter weary hearts sing. This June we stopped to take a look at an...
BEES: CARDAMOM HONEY MADELEINES WITH BEAUCOUP BAKERY

BEES: CARDAMOM HONEY MADELEINES WITH BEAUCOUP BAKERY

In the spirit of our newfound and deep appreciation for the elegant and integral honeybee, we’re excited to share with you a recipe that has summer’s sweet goodness baked right in. Jackie Ellis of Beaucoup Bakery in Vancouver invited us to her beautiful and bustling patisserie and taught us how to make Cardamom Honey Madeleines (using cardamom infused...
MICHAEL STONE INTERVIEW PT. 2

MICHAEL STONE INTERVIEW PT. 2

Welcome to Part II of our interview with Toronto psychotherapist, yoga and Buddhist teacher Michael Stone. On being curious about our true nature this spring. What does the word “cultivate” mean to you? The word that was used in ancient India to talk about meditation is bhavana, and it means “to be,” or “to cultivate.” This...
5 WAYS TO WELCOME SPRING INTO YOUR SPACE

5 WAYS TO WELCOME SPRING INTO YOUR SPACE

As the weather turns to spring we wanted to share with you some easy steps to bring the season into your space. -Kristin Kimono from Duchesse Vintage                 1. EAT THE ENERGY OF THE SEASON In Canada the land thaws at significantly different times. But no matter where you...