Day: February 2, 2018

Fashion for February 2018

“You can have everything you want in life if you dress for it.”- Edith Head. As we get into the second month of the New Year we do our best to continue on with our New Years Resolutions. Some of us wanted to lose weight, land the perfect job, or make a new change in our lives. Well what says “new beginnings” like a brand new wardrobe? February is a very fashionable time of the year as many famous designers unveil their latest looks at the first Fashion Week of the year. Here’s a sneak peek at what we can expect to see on the runway and the city streets this month. Nothing makes an outfit like a statement piece. Whether you pick a cardigan, accessory, or even a shirt, every outfit you wear should have a piece that draws the eye to what you’re wearing. Nothing screams, “statement piece” like sequins, and this season, sequins are what everyone wants. Designers all over the world are creating new outfits and accessories covered with the sparkly beads that catch the light and people’s eye. If you are one of those people that carry a tote bag and a purse, congratulations, you’re ahead of the game! The newest trend among the fashion savvy is carrying multiple bags around with them. I’m one of those people who carry everything and the kitchen...

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Elderberries – February 2018

By: Pam Winter “Memories of the way we were” This is a true vacation story and may bring a few smiles. My mother had a friend in Hamilton who had moved and missed her, so I decided I would drive her to the east Coast. Friends of ours, Robert and his wife Chif, had retired to Sandy Cove and lived in a delightful school house. The home was filled with Robert Bateman artwork and the gardens and scenery was spectacular. “My little orangeade” as my car was known, stood us in good stead as it was a fair drive...

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Go Wild!

By Candy Venning The following conversation takes place every spring between my husband and me. Candy: What is that? Is it a weed? Simon: I don’t know, did you plant it? Candy: Maybe, I can’t remember, stop pestering me with questions. Perhaps you’ve also had a similar conversation? Across every neighbourhood I imagine puffy colourful, question marks floating above many gardens – it’s natural to be mystified, and good to be observant, BUT this year I advocate a bolder attitude. ‘No guilt gardening’ is a Zen kind of place that we all need to visit. By all means, do...

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Arts and Entertainment – February 2018

BY TRACEE LEE-HOLLOWAY For fans of the Sunday afternoon music matinees, the blues of The Brant Parker Band returns to the Corktown Pub 2-6pm and Stonewalls Restaurant has revived their ‘no cover’ Sundays 3-7pm featuring more live music. Each Sunday two new choices for you to experience and take in live music, grab a bite to eat or dance up a storm. Sunday Blues at Bay City Music Hall (formerly the Leander Boat Club) rocked weekly (that was the inception of the late Tava ‘Tunes’ Lesku who left us in 2014 after sudden heart failure and Art Boiago who...

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Walkabout – February 2018

By Ken Hirter This month’s Walkabout finds me on Stuart Avenue next to the new GO station. For years I have always been in awe of beautiful architecture here and Hamilton it is an architectural treasure trove. The Workers Art & Heritage Centre (WAHC)  stands in all its glory with the pillars by the entrance door. Their Mission Statement: Serving to preserve and promote the Culture & History of ALL working people. It was conceived in the late 1980’s by a dynamic group of labor historians, artists, union and community activist who got together to discuss the need for a...

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