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Hot New Book Releases To Keep You Occupied All Winter Long

  We hope you asked your family and friends for a new bookshelf this past Christmas, because as of this month, a number of hot new book releases are hitting the stores. Although many of us prefer a good read by the beach while on vacation, cozying up on the couch with a cup of […]

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Vancouver Festivals To Hit Up This Winter

  With its scenic views, picturesque landscape and rather mild climate, Vancouver is one of Canada’s top destinations to visit – especially in the winter season. Whether you’re a local or just passing through, the bustling city offers loads of festivals and events that showcase the town’s cultural diversity, artistic community and widely popular outdoor […]

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Winterlicious 2018 Runs From January 26 To February 8

Toronto foodies can officially mark their calendars (and prepare their stomachs) for yet another year of Winterlicious, the city’s twice yearly culinary celebration of affordable local dining. From January 26 to February 8, Winterlicious returns to town for another two weeks, and encourages community members to indulge in diverse cuisine from more than 200 local restaurants.

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Enjoy High Tea At These Chic Tea Rooms Across Canada

Rest assured, you don’t have to travel to London, England to experience the elegance of an afternoon tea ritual. Canada has a number of exquisite tea rooms that are guaranteed to make you feel like royalty through their authentic British vibes. From elaborate hotels in Toronto to traditional lounges in Vancouver, here are a few tea rooms to help you warm up in style this winter. 

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Hit Up These Winter 2018 Festivals In Toronto

If you’re lucky enough to reside in the 6ix, you already know that the city offers a plethora of festivals, regardless of whether the weather is warm or cold. The weeks ahead will see a number of Toronto festivals taking off, all with the intention of connecting us to our proudly Canadian roots. If you’re ready to embrace the beauty of the winter season, check out these outdoor festivals for the best in arts, ice sculptures and much more. 

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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir Named Canada’s Flag Bearers

When you think of Canadian figure skating, you can’t help but think of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. The duo have been part of the Olympics since the 2010 games in Vancouver where they won gold, and with this possibly being their final games the pair will get the ultimate honor. They will be the Canadian flag bearers for team Canada for the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Olympic games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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At-Home Date Night Ideas For Winter

Instead of fighting the below-freezing temperatures, heavy winds, and piles of snow to make it to that dinner reservation on time, it’s time to turn up the heat—both literally and figuratively—and transform your home into the ultimate date night space. Being at home doesn’t always have to involve a couch, a movie- and inevitability, you falling asleep! From wine and cheese to rowdy, board game nights, we’ve compiled a fun, hands-on list that will allow you and your partner to keep the spark alive, without stepping into the dead of cold.   

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New Décor Trends For 2018

From sleek black and white décor to soft Millenial Pink, the hottest décor of the new year ranges from minimalist to youthful and cheery. Before you embark on your next interior design mission, try drawing your inspiration from the trends that are slated to rock homes everywhere in the year ahead.

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Scandinavian Décor Is Set To Be A Major 2018 Design Trend

Whether you’re a diehard decorating addict who wants to test out the year’s hottest fads, or simply a stylish homeowner looking for a change, Scandi décor is the way to go. We’ve curated a few ways to embrace this minimalist and timeless interior design trend in the season ahead.

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Food Network Canada’s “The Baker Sisters” Jean Parker & Rachel Smith Reveal Dessert Secrets

While the holidays have come and gone, the frigid temperatures of another Canadian winter have left us craving warmth and sweets this January. Enter expert bakers and stars of the recent Food Network Canada show The Baker Sisters, Jean Parker and Rachel Smith, a dynamic sibling duo who have brought their expertise creating desserts to the small screen.

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New Year’s Eve Party Décor Ideas

Whether you’re simply having a few guests over for champagne or you’re planning to host the bash of the century, NYE offers an opportunity to embrace glitz and glamour. With metallic gold shades and sparkling ornaments reigning supreme, look no further than these eye-catching ideas curated from Instagram.

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The Hottest New Year’s Eve 2018 Parties Across Toronto

Toronto is gearing up to ring in the New Year, and there is certainly no shortage of parties to attend as we prepare to greet the year ahead. Try kicking off 2018 in style, with plenty of champagne, a memorable midnight kiss and all of your closest friends. Whether you’re feeling like a glamorous gala or a wild party, Real Style has compiled a list of the city’s most anticipated events, so you can usher in the new year in a suitable fashion. 

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Bring Joy Into Your Home With A Holiday Wreath

If you’re wondering how to inject holiday cheer and joy into your life, there’s nothing quite like a beautiful wreath to bring happiness to your space. Whether you’re hosting friends or simply celebrating the season, there’s nothing quite like gorgeous greenery to refresh your home. We’ve curated a few expert ways to master this décor trend today.

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Visit The Christmas Village At Burnaby Village Museum In B.C.

The Burnaby Village Museum in Burnaby, British Columbia is hosting their annual Christmas Heritage event, which officially runs until January 5. Transporting you into a winter wonderland, the open air museum will be adorned with thousands of twinkling lights, cedar swags and vintage themed displays

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New Christian Dior Exhibit At The ROM Leaves Us Craving Couture

Recently, Real Style had the opportunity to visit the Christian Dior exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. The exhibit, which officially opened to the public on November 25 and runs until March 18, 2018, features Dior pieces from the iconic era of 1947 to 1957.

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