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Beauty: Soap maker uses local and seasonal ingredients

“Why graphic design and soap? It really has no link,” says Giroflée Ash, who is qualified in the former discipline, but makes high-quality soap under the… 481 more words

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What’s happening in Montreal: Charitable initiatives, smartphone foodie app

Spread some holiday cheer. From donating or purchasing pre-loved coats to putting together a gift-filled shoebox or simply buying your lunch, small gestures can make a big difference for those in need. 630 more words

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Food: Les Charlatans artisanal cocktail syrups

A charlatan is a trickster, a swindler or a person claiming to be an expert at something she’s not. But Jeanne Boucharlat, the owner of… 565 more words

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Decor: Atelier-D homeware line blends new technologies with artisanal techniques

Architect and designer Jonathan Dorthe describes his Atelier-D home decor company as an expression of contemporary craftsmanship. “I combine new technologies with something more traditional,” says Dorthe, who works with wood and plastic. 375 more words

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Grape school and the mid-week wine: Mencia

Got a minute? Need an inexpensive wine to get you through to the weekend? Want to learn a little at the same time? Every week Gazette wine critic Bill Zacharkiw recommends a wine and talks a little about the grape that went into making it. 297 more words

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My Montreal: Designer Zébulon Perron

Zébulon Perron designs restaurants and bars, from scratch. His clients usually have a basic concept of what they want, and from there, Perron says, he wants to maximize people’s experiences in any given space. 985 more words

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