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Decorating & Design

Inspiration: How To Achieve Functional & Elegant Shaker Style

Shaker style goes beyond utility for a pure perfection that stands the test of time. The Backstory The Shaker movement was started by Mother Ann Lee, a British expat who brought eight followers to New York in 1774. Outsiders called the sect “Shakers” for their ecstatic trembling and whirling during…

Bedrooms

These 3 Female-Founded Canadian Brands Make Bedtime The Best Time

Treat yourself to some luxurious linens and feather-soft sheets with these three female-founded Canadian brands defining the future of bedding. Last Light Environmentally friendly stonewashed linen bedding made from flax that’s grown, woven and sewn in Western Europe, making it durable and breathable. Vancouver-based Janine Bouchard…

Food

Discover French Cuisine With The New Cookbook, Dinner in French

Star New York Times food columnist Melissa Clark grew up spending summers with her family in France, where she learned a lot about cooking — and eating. In her latest cookbook (she’s written more than three dozen!), Dinner in French, Melissa modernizes 150 classic French…

Decorating & Design

Ask A Designer: How To Decorate A Front Entry In A Timeless Style

In this Ask A Designer column, Jennifer Koper shares her ideas for making a welcoming first impression. Question: I’d like to decorate my hand-me-down-filled entryway in a classic look. What would you suggest? — Z.S., Vernon, B.C. Answer: Start by brightening up the space with a warm white paint. Or,…

Food

Master Weekend Entertaining With The New Cookbook, See You On Sunday

New York Times food editor Sam Sifton’s latest cookbook is all about rediscovering Sunday supper and gathering friends and family for a meal. Casual weekend hosting just makes life better, and Sam’s generous book of 200 recipes will definitely help you feed a crowd. Full of international flavors (think: Chicken Adobo…