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Spring and Summer Fashion 2013 in Living Color!

Spring 2013 blooms with a vibrant palette! We’ve got bright monochromatic colors - cobalt blue, luminous yellow, playful greens - 80’s neons and sugar-dusted pastels.  Floral patterns are front and center with spring’s modern romance blossoming. Flowers are transformed into wearable art with floral prints, floral lace, 3-D petals, and flower...

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Picnics: Necessary Luxury
Picnics: Necessary Luxury

The best picnic I ever had was also the simplest. I was in London with my Mom, a rare trip, just the two of us taking in the sites of the country where I was born.  It was a beautiful day in early summer, a day meant for parks and grass under your toes and taking your time. We stopped at a grocery store for tomatoes and good cheese and focaccia...

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Sparkle and Shine: 2010 Spring and Summer Trends
Sparkle and Shine: 2010 Spring and Summer Trends

Get ready for romance as the spring and summer fashions of 2010 hit the stores! Ultra feminine looks offer tiers of flounce, lace, floral patterns and ruffles. Voluminous shapes of lustrous silk and organza provide for pretty party dresses and softly tailored pantsuits. Color trends range from pastel subtle tones to light and bright summer hues. Sparkle...

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Try a Photo Scavenger Hunt
Try a Photo Scavenger Hunt

Do you have a family reunion or group event to plan this summer? If you’re looking for a great way to get people laughing, try a photo scavenger hunt.  It gets people working and laughing together, requires little equipment and has lots of room for creativity. A photo scavenger hunt can easily be adapted to any space and works with groups...

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Gadgets on a Plane – Are you packing?
Gadgets on a Plane – Are you packing?

Commercial flights aren’t as comfortable as they used to be. With meals and those little packs of peanuts a thing of the past, today’s savvy flyer has to take his or her comfort into their own hands.  The in-flight movie is one of the last comforts still left on commercial aircrafts.  But if you’re relying on the movie to entertain you for...

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Summer Ideas for Kids
Summer Ideas for Kids

School’s out and the kids are all at home. If you’re looking for ideas to make summer more enjoyable, don’t miss  Michele Borba’s article, “Sanity Savers”.  A little prep and a few simple rules can make play dates a treat for everyone – even you! To begin with, Michelle recommends extra-kid-proofing your house. Chances are good...

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Summer Reading
Summer Reading

On the side of the library in White Rock, BC they have a quote from William Butler Yeats in foot-high letters.  It reads, “Take down this book and slowly read”.  It’s such excellent advice, especially for summer. There is  something about the slow days of summers that just begs for the pages of an open book.  For some of us, myself included,...

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A Few Good Reads
A Few Good Reads

What are you in the mood for? Whether you're looking for  a little mystery, some inspiration, something thought provoking, or maybe even a good laugh - chances are there is a book waiting to take you there. Don't know which book to pick? Senior Editor Claire talks with Nicole about a few of their latest favorites. [display_podcast] Still...

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