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Wild At Heart: Seaflora Skincare Seaweed Adventure for Mind & Body

In News, Travel by Laura Goldstein

Looking at Diane Bernard one could easily surmise that she was destined to work with seaweed. That’s because the first thing you notice about the Sea-EO of organic product line, Seaflora Skincare are her astonishing light green eyes the colour of sea lettuce. “They’re not green contact lens or from eating seaweed,” laughs the third generation harvester. “My Acadian grandmother, originally …

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The Mystical, Wild Wonders of the Island of Hawaii

In News, Travel by Laura Goldstein

If taking a helicopter ride over the active Kilauea Volcano is still on your bucket list (don’t be deterred by recent eruptions;) exploring the hidden wonders of a coral reef in a submarine adventure or re-tracing some of “Indiana Jones” jungle exploits from the film “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” the mystical Island of Hawaii will leave you mesmerized. As the …

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The Calgary Stampede – The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth

In News, Travel by Laura Goldstein

If the annual Calgary Stampede in Alberta, Canada immediately conjures images of John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford or Jake Gyllenhaal in a Stetson, you’re on the right track. Our enduring fascination with cowboys and the Wild West seems to appeal to our romantic fantasy of simpler times. In addition to attending the exciting events, it’s a great reason to …

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A Whirlwind Weekend in Toronto

In Culture & Style, News, Travel by Laura Goldstein

A multicultural vibe permeates the soul of Toronto. Dotted with lush expansive parks, public art and cutting-edge architecture, its diverse ethnic neighbourhoods and fantastic foodie scene makes Toronto one of the most desirable and walkable cities in the world to explore. With over 6 million people of every ethnicity and the largest city in Canada, it’s no wonder it’s also …

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History In The Making At Fairmont Le Château Frontenac’s 125th Anniversary Year of Celebration

In News, Travel by Laura Goldstein

What do pop star, Céline Dion, Sir Winston Churchill, actress Grace Kelly, U.S. President, Franklin D. Roosevelt and director, Alfred Hitchcock all have in common? Not only were they all guests at the illustrious Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City, Canada over its 125 year history, but many made history during their stay! “Throughout 2018 we’re celebrating the Anniversary …

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Paradise Found: The Best of Maui, Aloha!

In News, Travel by Laura Goldstein

Whether you’ve dreamed of doing in Maui the downward dog at a secluded tropical yoga retreat; swimming with Mermaids; exploring secret caves and black sand beaches or eating gourmet Ahi popsicles while watching films with celebs under celestial skies, The best of Maui has got it all – and more! Known as The Valley Isle, Maui is the second largest …

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Design & Décor Reign At The Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria

In Design, News, Travel by Laura Goldstein

If you’re a fan of the sumptuous sets by production designer, Michael Howells in the fascinating British television series, Victoria you’ll marvel at how 21st Century designers mixed historical and modern elements to create the spectacular renovation at the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria. “We wanted a return to its previous grandeur when we undertook the re-design of the iconic Fairmont …

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Great Okanagan Winery Restaurants in British Columbia

In Food & Wine, News, Travel by Laura Goldstein

A visit to a winery usually includes a requisite swirl and sip, but few destinations including those just south of the border are able to serve restaurant meals with your glass of Chardonnay. Okanagan Winery restaurants paired with local menus, stellar reds and whites and unique winery events are a feast for all the senses. Okanagan Winery Restaurants in West Kelowna …

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Sipping Wine With Olympic Cycling Champion Steve Bauer

In News, Travel by Laura Goldstein

I wore the ‘White Jersey’ (from the Gap), pressed the pedal to the metal and sipped wine with olympic cycling champion, Steve Bauer. Steve Bauer has great calves. The Canadian Olympic Cycling silver medalist who rode in 11 consecutive Tour de France races, wearing the coveted ‘yellow jersey’ as leader in the 1988 and 1990 races, isn’t even sweating. He is leading a group of 25 …