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ChocXO Chocolatier & Café Explores Kosher Treats

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Artisan chocolate makers, Richard Foley and Wade Pugh may not exactly agree with fellow Vancouverite, singer Sarah McLachlan’s lyrics that “love is better than chocolate.” The entrepreneurial duo have collaborated to open ChocXO Chocolatier and Café in Richmond, B.C. and Southern California,  based on their love for making chocolate and the artisan approach to small batch production. Pugh’s love affair with chocolate …

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NHL Hockey Legendary Defensemen Immortalized By Canada Post Unique Stamps

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It’s every NHL Hockey fan’s dream to have an opportunity to stand in the same room with one of the NHL’s legendary hockey players. Recently graphic designers Avi Dunkelman and Joseph Gault, partners of Mix Design Group, Toronto unveiled their newest collection of postage stamps for Canada Post- Legendary Defenseman from the NHL’s Original Six Era at the Hockey Hall of Fame. On hand for the …

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Game of Thrones Exhibition Tel Aviv – ‘The House of King David’ Meets The Seven Kingdoms

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Spoiler alert: don’t eat lunch before trying this – As you shoot to the top of the 700-ft ice wall in the winch elevator on the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms, a blizzard of snow is swirling against your face. The ghostly White Walkers stalk the bleak arctic landscape. Teetering on the edge with the other Night’s Watch, arrow after arrow …

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Rockwater Secret Cove Resort: Taking Luxury Camping To A Whole New Level

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Spoiled Alert: If the smell of mildewed sleeping bags, schlepping your own tent, not showering for a few days and using leaves for toilet paper is not your cup of Dom Pérignon, Vancouver based interior designer, Lucille Fares of LMF International, has created the answer to your camping quandary. She has designed Rockwater Secret Cove Resort’s permanent luxury Tenthouse Suites …

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Bring The Good Wife Home

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Bring the good wife home – NY set decorator, Beth Kushnick shares secrets of why the Emmy Award – winning drama’s stylish furniture is as coveted as the juicy plot lines! If Alicia Florrick’s sea foam velvet living room sofa or Kalinda’s edgy, white leather wing chair studded with nailheads send you into a plot-induced swoon, don’t despair. Set decorator, …

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Rock Stars – Decorating With Minerals And Gemstones

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If the thought of decorating with minerals and gemstones evokes the scene from Superman in which Marlon Brando as Jor-El, re-arranges the universe from his crystal and kryptonite digs, fear not. The near future is more discerning. High-end designer, Beverly Hills based Kelly Wearstler, has taken inspiration from the ancient Egyptions and re-popularized the use of precious stones and agates by embedding …

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Esther Brandeau, The Original ‘Yentl’ Before Barbra Streisand

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ribcage: this wide passage, Reveals First Jewish Woman In Canada Esther Brandeau,  Disguised Herself As A Man Most of us are familiar with the short story Yentl the Yeshiva Boy by Isaac Bashevis Singer in which a young woman must pretend to be a man in order to follow her love of religious studies that traditionally excluded her. The most famous interpretation was the …

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Global Entrepreneur, Ruth Tal Converts Foody Trends Into FRESH Healthy Living

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Twenty-five years ago people laughed at Ruth Tal. Now she is called a “pioneer” and “visionary“ for making vegan, vegetarian foods and juicing so delicious they’re a hit even with mainstream diners at her four  fresh Toronto restaurants and global locations. Tal’s journey sounds like a variation of an Eat, Pray, Love script (minus Julia & Javier.) At a crossroads in her life, …

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Charity Galas – “Hey Kids Lets Put On A Show”

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“With a million laughs, and color. And a lot of lights to make it sparkle. And songs-wonderful songs. And after we get the people in that hall, we’ve gotta start them in laughing right away… oh can’t you just see it?” (Judy Garland, Babes In Arms, 1939) Rooney and Garland made it look so easy. Behind the scenes of today’s …

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Whether Colliding Into Her Wheelchair Rugby Opponents; Bungee Jumping Or Shopping For Betsey Johnson Dresses, Jessica Kruger Does It Her Way!

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“People stare at me,” confesses the 23-year-old green-eyed beauty wheeling onto the terrace of Thierry Café in downtown Vancouver. “But some recognize me lately and actually come over to congratulate me – that feels great!” she adds and her whole face lights up. Jessica Kruger was named the new Beauty Ambassador for Canadian Cosmetics giant, Lise Watier’s Something Sweet Perfume, selected from …