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10 winter spa getaways that embrace Canada’s climate

By Lindsey Smith & Sara Laux Just when we think winter is finally winding down, there’s a chill in the air or another dusting of snow to remind us that it’s here to stay. While all the snowshoeing and cross-country...

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What your cup of coffee says about you

The modern java world truly is a playground for coffee fans. But despite the myriad choices available, most coffee drinkers have a tried-and-true brew that they favour. Their preferred cup of coffee is like that old sweater...

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5 tips for a fresher cup of coffee

Spending your morning on a misty dock without a hot cup of coffee is like sitting in a canoe without a paddle. But what’s the key to a spectacular cup? Beyond buying quality beans from a local roastery, many java enthusiasts...

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5 factors for a responsible cup of coffee

All over the world, coffee plays an intrinsic role in our lives. It’s the beloved centrepiece of morning routines, the go-to pick-me-up during the afternoon slump, and the perfect companion to a sunrise at the lake. In Canada,...

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Essential gear for coffee-loving cottagers

The cottage is the perfect environment to really savour your coffee, with the sights and sounds of nature heightening the pleasure of every sip. But just because you’re far away from your favourite coffee chains and your...

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9 signs you’re a coffee fanatic

Many people call themselves coffee drinkers and appreciate the benefits of a beautifully brewed cup of java. But only an elite group can claim to be true coffee fanatics. They don’t just drink coffee—they define themselves by...

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9 essential items for the ultimate cottage cook

This gallery originally appeared in the Winter 2015 issue of Cottage Life magazine. 

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7 of the most stereotypical things you can do in Canada

This article was originally published on our sister site, Travel + Escape, by Alex Nursall.  So you want to experience Canada, eh? Well, as a plaid-wearing, syrup-chugging, snow-shoeing Canadian, I can share a few ways to really...

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