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The Art of Good Guesting

In my books, cottaging is a part of what defines a great Canadian summer. That is, the practice of traveling to ones own or a friend or family member’s remote(ish) cottage (or “cabin” as it is called in the west), preferably near a body of water for the purposes of relaxation and enjoyment of each other and the great outdoors — Read More —
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Time to Kill….in (sweltering) NYC

A recent getaway to NYC was an opportunity to update my list of must-dos for the Big Apple. It is a list that I am constantly curating and since so many New Yorkers leave the city to beat the sweltering heat, the summer is a good time to return to continue my ongoing research. If you plan on heading there any time soon, read on for a few dos (and one don't.) — Read More —
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Sicily in Pictures

Sicily - Italy's largest island (and the biggest one in the Mediterranean) is rich in history, mafia lore, stunning vistas, beaches and cliff-top towns. Better than telling you about it, here's a look at my week there, in pictures. — Read More —
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Time to Kill….in Calgary

Calgary is not usually top of mind when I think of the great cities of the world; places rich in history, art, food and other exciting ways to spend a couple of days. But a recent visit revealed that, in spite of that depressing oil situation, (Or maybe because of it?) Calgary is finding a new groove. — Read More —
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Movie Magic?

Dear film and TV writers, directors and DOPs. Long time fan. Watch a LOT of movies and TV shows. Love getting to know complex characters, becoming lost in a story, suspending all disbelief. But there are times when you're wrenching me out of the action with some old movie "tricks" that need a rethink. — Read More —
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Anna’s Summer Reading List

If you plan to be lazing about on a beach, a dock, campsite, boat or sofa this summer, you'll need a good book.  Here's my list of 5 to take you through to Labour Day. — Read More —
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Favourite Online Videos of All Time

These days, my morning routine consists of coffee, Instagram, Twitter news and then Facebook, inevitably slipping down the black hole of newly posted videos for my morning chuckle. — Read More —
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My Idol – The Latest App Craze

What can I say - I see and I MUST HAVE! I'm talking about My Idol, the app phenom that's circulating the web. — Read More —
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I Don’t Get It?!

I've been on the planet for a while now, but to paraphrase Socrates, the older I get, the less I understand. Here are a few head scratchers I've been puzzling over. — Read More —
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There are Two Kinds of People…

So I'm an email-checking, non-snoozing, nutella-spooning, chocolate bar breaking, white/gold dress believing, side ketchup placing, chicken bone cleaning, TP-over rolling, milk post-brewing and blood-stain seeing kind of person. — Read More —
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Time to Kill….on Grand Cayman Island

If someone ever invites you to come along while they're on business in the Cayman Islands, even if it's only for three days and requires you to fly diagonally from one end of the continent to the other; you have to move your schedule around, cancel plans, board your dog and you don't have time for a pedicure - do it. — Read More —