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Kristina Matisic

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The Doors

I have a thing for doors. Not only they are very useful for when you want to go in and out of places (or hide stuff away) but I also love their look and unending variety.

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There IS a doctor in the house!

You’re not feeling well. You’d get checked out but it’s the weekend and you don’t feel it’s urgent enough to go to a walk-in clinic or emergency. If only you had a doctor on your speed-dial for a quick diagnosis!

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What’s Up With Tat?

I’m seeing a new trend, one that has me scratching my head. Young women have taken to tattooing their legs. And I don’t mean one of those wee dolphin tattoo on their ankle. I mean massive wrap-around-their-thighs tats or ones snaking up their entire legs.

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Time to Kill In… Lisbon

Portugal, and Lisbon in particular, has always been on my must-visit bucket list. The red-tiled roofs and twisty cobblestone streets I’d seen in photographs, not to mention the promise of haunting Fado music luring me into back alley bars, had me intrigued. It sounded so romantic, with just the right layer of patina. After spending one week there in August, the Portugal I saw experienced definitely lived up to my expectations.

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Doggy Treats for Posh Pups

Ballet dancer, model, stylist and fashion/design blogger. And now Kate Horsman is adding product line creator to her resume.

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How to Meet a Man in 7 Not-So-Easy Steps

I hear it again and again from my 40-something single girlfriends. At this age, a good man can be extremely hard to find.

“Online dating is such a crap shoot and time-consuming. I’d prefer a more organic approach but where do you go? Add to that that I do find that men my age want younger women. It’s tough,” says Lisa*, a 45-year-old mother of two.

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Dog Days Of Summer

When I’m sweating buckets, I keep thinking about our four-legged friends in their fur coats. Despite the drippy tongues and excessive panting, they seem to weather the temperature with a certain insouciance.

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Ripe for the Picking

The best part about summer eating is the beautiful, bountiful produce, particularly the fruit. Among my favourites are berries of all kinds, but eating them can often be a game of tastebud Russian roulette – Sweet… sweet… mouth-puckering sour!

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Beginner’s Guide to the Grouse Grind

Every year I say “never again.” And yet every year I find myself dusting the mothballs off my little backpack and lacing up my hiking boots, in preparation for a challenge worthy of Sisyphus.

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The New Milky Way

Some of you may be too young to remember this, but there was a time when people drank milk… like from animals. Today, it’s venti half-caf soy milk this and caramel macchiato double sweet rice milk that.

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