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Spring’s Best Travel Packing Hacks

  With spring right around the corner, it’s time to gear up for holiday travel and fun. For many of us however, packing for travel is a tiresome and sometimes stressful chore. We’ve pulled together some of our favourite travel packing hacks to help make your upcoming travels a little easier.   1. To utilize […]

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Upcoming Art Exhibits In Toronto

Photo: http://artmatters.ca/wp/2018/10/coming-soon-new-exhibition-by-brian-jungen/ Brian Jungen This exhibition created by the West Coast artist arrives at the Art Gallery of Ontario this summer. Jungen is known for remaking everyday items into powerful sculptures. June 20- August 25, 2019, AGO   True to the Eyes: The Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Photography Collection Over 200 pieces from the Philanthropists’ private […]

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March 2019 Book Releases

While it’s still the midst of winter, here is a list of the seasons most anticipated book releases.   The Bird King, G. Willow Wilson Award winning author and a vital American Muslim voice, G. Willow Wilson now brings us The Bird King, set during the reign of the last sultan in the Iberian peninsula […]

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Best Places To Spend Spring Break In Canada

Spring break doesn’t need to be an over priced trip to Cancun. Sun always seems nice in the Winter, but some of Canada’s most beautiful and unique destinations are best experienced in the snow. Photo: https://www.facebook.com/au1884/ 1) Quebec city While summer is the most popular time to visit due to walking everywhere, winter in Quebec provides […]

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Daisy Johnson’s Everything Under Is A Well-Written, Yet Confusing Novel

To say Daisy Johnson’s debut novel Everything Under (her first published work, Fen, was a collection of stories) is confusing at times would be an understatement. Yet, there is something compelling about it that makes you keep reading it, and wanting to find out what exactly is going on.

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The Top 10 Best Hotels In The World

  The winners of the 2019 Travelers’ Choice Awards have been released and some of the world’s most beautiful hotels have found themselves recognized in the ranking system based on comments posted by the users of TripAdvisor. Broken down into various categories, the selections offer up a truly diverse array of accommodations. For all the […]

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New Novels To Read This Winter

Let’s face it, with Winter starting to ramp up and the snow starting to fall, you are probably going to be spending a fair bit of time sitting inside curled up either in bed or on the couch with a good book to keep you company. You can either pick up an old favourite and re-enter a world you’ve enjoyed before, or grab something new you’ve never experienced. Here are some of the top new novels coming out soon that you may want to consider.

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Budget Travel Destinations For 2019

  2019 is in full swing and many of us are looking forward to new travel experiences.  For those on a budget however, it can be particularly tricky to balance both a great travel experience and the pocketbook.  That’s why news relating to budget travel is always of interest. Forbes recently compiled their list of […]

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Champions Of Magic Is The Must-See Event Of The Holiday Season In Toronto

The last couple of years Toronto has been magical during the holiday season, and by magical we mean that you could spend an evening at the theatre watching some of the world’s greatest illusionists plying their trade. As luck would have it such a show is available once again this year, but it’s a different show, with a different group of performers, and it’s an evening you just don’t want to miss.

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5 Festive Things To Do in Calgary

   There’s no shortage of fun and festive events in Calgary, Alberta.  If you’re looking to get into the Christmas spirit, check out our picks for five holiday-inspired things to do in Calgary this season.   1. Once Upon A Christmas At Heritage Park: Rejoice in the sights and sounds of the season at Heritage Park. […]

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Cirque Du Soleil Corteo Is A Magical Experience

Cirque Du Soleil’s visit to Toronto is an annual event, and when they skipped the big top experience in the late summer / early fall it felt like somehow the year just wasn’t right. Thankfully the touring show is in Toronto this weekend at the Scotiabank Arena from the 12th – 16th with Corteo, and although you don’t get to see the show under the big top, it’s an event you won’t want to miss. 

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A Room For Fall Seasons

  With fall upon us, say Colin and Justin, and summer’s warm breath a distant memory, it’s time to cozy up ahead of the mercury’s further descent. Go on, layer on those thick, textural sweaters, turn up the thermostat and enjoy Mother Nature at her autumnal finest.  You know you want to.  Hey, we love wrapping […]

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Interview: Mardi Michels, Author, In the French Kitchen with Kids

Real Style recently had the chance to chat with author and teacher Mardi Michels about her new book In the French Kitchen with Kids: Easy, Everyday Dishes for the Whole Family to Make and Enjoy and her love of French cuisine.    Real Style: What do you love about French cooking and French cuisine? Mardi Michels: I […]

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The Aurora Winter Festival In Toronto Is A Beautiful Escape From The City

You can tell when winter, and more specifically the Christmas holidays have arrived when winter festivals start popping up all across Canada. Some have been running for many years, yet each year new ones start appearing. Starting today The Aurora Festival in Toronto at Ontario Place makes its premiere, and its a beautiful way to spend an evening out with the family.

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Esi Edugyan Wins The 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize

The Scotiabank Giller Prize has been handed out for 25 years, recognizing excellence in Canadian fiction. Not only does the recipient win the award, but they also get a cash prize of $100,000.00. Last night author Esi Edugyan took home the award for her novel Washington Black, which happened to be the second time she had won it.

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