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Toronto Latte Artist Brian Leonard Spills On His Signature Creations

While countless folks may count on the occasional cup of coffee to keep them energized during a stressful day, Brian Leonard regards the substance as art. More specifically, the Toronto-based artist (who is affectionately known as Barista Brian to his fans) creates intricate designs inside lattes. Intrigued by his unusual art form, Real Style spoke to Leonard about his inspiration and creative role models.

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Canadian Engraver And Artist Warren Smith Discusses His Designs And Creative Icons

As a Canadian hand engraver, Okanagan, British Columbia-based Warren Smith is a self-taught artist who gathers his inspiration from the country’s rich First Nations cultures. Smith, who engraves everything from jewellery to handmade Haida art, spoke to Real Style about his artistic process.

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Hot New Health And Diet Books For Winter 2017

If your New Year’s Resolution for 2017 involves staying fit and healthy, you’re probably searching for inspiration to stay motivated. Luckily, an inspiring read can help you stay focused and on track as you turn your resolution into reality. We’ve compiled a few new health and fitness titles to help you achieve a better lifestyle this year.

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Exciting New Fiction Releases For Winter 2017

With winds howling and the snow gradually falling, bookworms across Canada will be tempted to stay indoors and avoid the elements. If your weekend plans for the winter involve cuddling up in front of the fireplace with a new read, you’re in luck. From tales of suspense to chick lit, we’ve compiled our favourite hot fiction releases for the season ahead.

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Vancouver’s 2017 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Runs Until February 5

For Canadian arts lovers who are currently in Van City, Vancouver’s annual PuSh Festival may be worth a visit. The performing arts festival, which was launched in 2003, officially opened on January 16 and runs until February 5 this year.

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Strut Into 2017 With These Brand New Fashion Books

With dropping temperatures, it’s tempting to curl up by the fireplace with a warm drink and a book which can offer you sartorial inspiration all season long. Just in time for another year of fashion trends and hot new releases, we’ve rounded up a few promising titles to satisfy your inner style queen.

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Canadian Opera Productions Opening This Month

Though we are at the start of a new year, Canada’s major opera companies are only half way through their yearly season. This January, companies across the country will launch their new productions. From traditional reproductions of 1700s classics to unique interpretations of Shakespearean plays, January marks an exciting time in the Canadian opera scene.

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Upcoming Canadian Art Exhibitions To Watch For

Whether you want to immerse yourself in the colours of Chagall or consider the relationship between time and photography, there has never been a better time to be an art lover in Canada. Here are some of the most exciting art exhibitions hitting Canada over the next few months.

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Top Biographies And Memoirs of 2016

Whether you’re looking for that perfect Christmas present or an enthralling read for your own holiday downtime, this year’s selection of non-fiction works is one of the most diverse in recent years. Keep reading to check out our list of the most exciting biographies and memoirs of 2016.

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“Pinball Wizards & Blacklight Destroyers” Artist Donny Gillies Spills On His Passion For Pop Art

When one thinks of the name “Dirty Donny”, a soft-spoken creative soul is hardly the phrase which comes to mind. However, this is exactly what Ottawa-born and San Francisco-based artist Donny Gillies embodies. Real Style spoke to Gillies about transforming a childhood love of drawing into a successful career, his favourite creative influences and more.

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New Seasonal Cookbooks To Inspire Your Holiday Menu

This year, there are a number of new and exciting holiday cookbooks out that will walk you through every step of Christmas meal preparations. From books by esteemed chefs to food bloggers, here are some of the season’s most festive culinary reads.

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New Holiday Fiction Titles For The Bookworm

As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, many of us want nothing more than to curl up by the fire with a cup of tea and a new book. Lucky for us, there are a number of exciting new novels that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit. We’ve rounded up the most promising Christmas themed releases to enjoy this holiday season.

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What To Do This Holiday Season In Toronto

This season, there are a number of exciting performances and activities in Toronto that are sure to get even the Scrooges and Grinches among us into the holiday spirit. Here are our top picks of Christmas inspired events taking place in the city.

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Christmas Concerts Across Canada This Season

From solo performances by acclaimed vocalists to grand productions by orchestras and choirs, there’s something for every music lover looking to get into the holiday spirit. Here is our roundup of the top Christmas concerts hitting Canadian stages this season.

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Canadian Olympian Waneek Horn-Miller Talks Manitobah Mukluks And Her Biggest Inspirations

s an accomplished Canadian athlete and activist, Waneek Horn-Miller was a member of the Canadian Olympic Water Polo team and has also been an outspoken survivor of the Oka Crisis. Horn-Miller, who currently serves as the director of the Storyboot School, sat down with Real Style to discuss her partnership with the Manitobah Mukluks.

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