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The Garage Sale Luxury Auction House Where Buying A Home Is Always An Event

In Culture & Style, News by Laura Goldstein

The excitement from the casually elegant crowd is as palpable as the panoramic lake and mountain views from the home that surrounds them. “Three million!” shouts the auctioneer in his audacious singsong chant – his words spilling over one another in increasing crescendo, inciting bidders and guests alike. This is no ‘cattle rattle’ although the Stetson-hatted ringmaster does reflect a Western …

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Jacqui Cohen Can ‘Face The World’ When Philanthropy Begins At Home

In Culture & Style, News by Laura Goldstein

We are walking up a steep, U-shaped pink stone speckled driveway, away from the Mediterranean – style villa surrounded by lush palm trees and foliage, in Vancouver’s tony Point Grey. Jacqui Cohen, voluptuous in a midnight blue silk Les Habitudes sheath dress, leans on my shoulder to remove her high-heels; barefoot, she continues her meet & greet. But not with the …

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

In Culture & Style, News by Laura Goldstein

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

In Culture & Style, News by Laura Goldstein

“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!

In Culture & Style, News by Laura Goldstein

“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 …

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Roots Goes Retro With Mary Maxim Hand-Knit Collection Of Sweaters And Accessories

In Culture & Style, News by Laura Goldstein

For those of us growing up in cold climates in the ‘50s and 60’s, I remember wearing a zip-up knitted wool sweater jacket to go skating on someone’s backyard rink. (Hard to imagine now with all the $750 Xtreme sport brands of outer wear protecting us from avalanches and the polar vortex.) Skiers, skaters, snowflakes, hockey motifs and of course woodland …

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Downton Abbey, The Hoity-Toity Crawleys Meet The Mishpochah

In Culture & Style, News by Laura Goldstein

Spoiler Alert:  Mrs. Patmore is currently consulting “The Art of Jewish Cooking” trying to master matzah ball soup. If you are all a ‘Twitter’ because our favourite British saga, iTV’s  Downton Abbey has introduced a rather hunky Jewish character into the storyline, (Ephraim) Atticus Aldridge, Lord and Lady Sinderby’s son (played by actor, Matt Barber,) don’t say mazel tov just yet. In the developing …