four facts about whistler bc you may not know

Whistler is wonderful. Every ski magazine says so. Gourmet restaurants, cool bars, amazing hiking trails and of course, world class skiing. Sometimes I forget, taking it for granted.  I’ve been coming for ages. Watching the Olympics was a life highlight. John brought me here for our first holiday together and my kids know every slope.…

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oh canada

Another drive between Vancouver and Toronto. My third. It surprises me how much I enjoy these trips. In the car for hours on end, nothing to do but sing at the top of my lungs, horribly off key, listen to podcasts and thinking. It is a wonderful break. And I learn a few things:

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champagne, canapés and clothes

Once upon a time, about four weeks ago, I sat next to a stranger at dinner. Lucky me. Ryan was charming, interested and had a great idea. Friends were coming to Vancouver. I had a hike planned, ditto whale watching and beachcombing. But I wanted something different, special, unique.

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julie in wonderland

Magic does exist. I found it in the woods of Eigensinn Farms last Sunday when I was invited to Michael Stadtlander’s PineSpiel Project. I thought it was just lunch, albeit a 12-course lunch. It was so much more. Yes there was pine. And food… fabulous, creative and unbelievably delicious food including the best duck I’ve…

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lawren harris discovered

Every publication I’ve opened over the last two months seems to be writing about Lawren Harris. Now it’s my turn. The reason is simple…   the special exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario is amazing!

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awesome amazing alo

I booked this table four months in advance. I could only get a reservation for 5:15. I had to leave my credit card number. I know the reviews were good. But seriously, could any restaurant be good enough for this level of hassle. Well, YES! Alo is perfection. When they call to confirm your reservation…

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