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Posted On January 26, 2021By seasideIn Regulars

First Word from the Publisher

by Sue Hodgson – There is so much attention and fuss over February 14, that sometimes it’s easy to forget what Valentine’s Day is all about. That is, showing people in your life how much you care. It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money or involve elaborate plans; it’s all about what love means to you. Last year was quite a rollercoaster, and the first half of 2021 might look much the same, so it’s perhaps even more significant for all of us to take the time andRead More

Posted On January 26, 2021By seasideIn Regulars

TRENDSPOTTING – Hearts Wide Open

by Lara Gladych – February means we’re celebrating love and Valentine’s Day. No need to look any further than your local retailers for creative and unique gift ideas to mark the occasion and show your affection. Puppy HeartsOutward Hound Hide & Seek Interactive Puzzle Toy ($24.99);Ultrahund Biothane waterproof leash ($25.99).4 Paws Pet Grocery & Boutique250.656.5553 Smooth OperatorRed Currant Protective Moisturizer SPF 40, and Tropical Vanilla Day Cream SPF 40; Éminence Organics Skin Care ($69 each).Haven Spa & Salon250.655.9797 Date Night CocktailsOn the Rocks Premium Cocktails, The Margarita ($23.39);The Old FashionedRead More

Posted On January 26, 2021By seasideIn Regulars

OFF THE VINE – Wine Reads

by Tania Tomaszewska – People often ask me for book recommendations when they want to learnmore (on their own time and own terms) about what they’re sipping, how toanalyze that drop or about the wide world of wine generally. So here are just a few ideas to pair with your “curling up by the fire” vino.Already crushed these reads? Then drop me a line at tania@ttwineexplorerand we’ll take your list to the next level! Memoirs, Investigative & Historical Red, White and Drunk All Over: A Wine-Soaked Journey from Grape toRead More

Posted On January 26, 2021By seasideIn Regulars

INSIDE OUT – Supporting Caregivers During Covid

by Bridget Shumka RN, BScN – Coordinator of Community Bathing & Adult Day Programs, Mount Newton Centre – Caregiving for an elderly, ill or disabled family member is a demanding job and no one is equipped to do it alone. Finding respite care services can provide a vital break. For seniors with deteriorating health, respite time for their carer can be the key to enabling them to remain at home for longer. Unfortunately providing respite time for caregivers of people with dementia has been especially challenging with COVID-19. Adult DayRead More

Posted On January 26, 2021By seasideIn Regulars, Top Stories

IN FASHION – Mastering Face Mask Skin

by Alana Delcourt, Certified Advanced Skin Therapist – Fresh Skincare & Paramedical Tattoo – Masks are here to stay it seems, and with them a new buzzword: “maskne.” It’s a real concern – skin complaints caused by prolonged wearing of a fabric or medical grade face mask. I’ve been seeing increasing mention of it from fellow skincare specialists, and I’ve had to become something of an expert, as I’m also suffering from “maskne” myself. Skin forms the largest organ of the body and does an incredible job of protecting us. It’sRead More