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Envoy’s Album – Spring 2021

| April 25, 2021 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Spring 2021

                                               

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This spring: Rembrandt, Earthly art and Egyptian Queens

| April 25, 2021 | 0 Comments
This spring: Rembrandt, Earthly art and Egyptian Queens

Editor’s note: given the continuing uncertainty of public-health lockdowns, before visiting be sure to check with museums and galleries as dates listed here could change. The name “Rembrandt” is so universally familiar that it’s difficult to believe Canada hasn’t seen a major exhibition of the Dutch master’s work since 1969, and that the National Gallery […]

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Expats: A secret weapon waiting to be discovered

| April 25, 2021 | 0 Comments
Expats: A secret weapon waiting to be discovered

Planet Canada: How Our Expats Are Shaping the Future John Stackhouse Penguin Random House Canada, 2020 351 pages Hardcover: $35 eBook: $16.99 Audiobook download: $32 At any given time, approximately 2.8 million Canadian citizens live abroad. Many are engaged in innovative — and lucrative — work. They’ve led some of the world’s great academic institutions, […]

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Springing into travel mode

| April 24, 2021 | 0 Comments
Springing into travel mode

If spring has you hankering to hit the road, you’re in luck this year. The pandemic isn’t yet behind us, but travel opportunities — both real-life and virtual — are slowly opening up, and the long winter of our discontent will soon be a distant memory. Our suggestions for the coming months won’t take you […]

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The row over ‘Embassy Row’

| April 24, 2021 | 0 Comments
The row over ‘Embassy Row’

Local residents and the National Capital Commission (NCC) remain at loggerheads over a proposal to turn 3.7 hectares of green space, west of downtown, into a new diplomatic precinct. In December, the NCC asked the city to rezone the land next to the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway in Mechanicsville to permit the eventual construction […]

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Complex flavours guarantee culinary success

| April 24, 2021 | 0 Comments
Complex flavours guarantee culinary success

As stay-at-home advisories continue, the focus on home dining has evolved to remarkable levels, not only through necessity, but also personal interest. At least occasionally for many, the desire to re-create menus at home that would emulate those offered when dining out has intensified. In this issue, I present three straight-forward, but unique, recipes featuring […]

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The boozy pivot from restaurant to bottle shop

The boozy pivot from restaurant to bottle shop

Like you, I’m sure, I, too, long to sit and dine with all the delights that entails. But the next best thing is to take a little piece of your favourite restaurant home to enjoy. Restaurants are already well-versed in finding the perfect bottle for your night out, so why not for your night in? […]

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Envoy’s Album – Winter 2021

| January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Winter 2021

                                           

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Pandemic art can be a salve in troubled times

| January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments
Pandemic art can be a salve in troubled times

What strange things the pandemic makes us do. Even the simple act of looking ahead to exhibitions in local galleries becomes tricky, as, at time of writing, it’s not even certain that galleries will be open to the public when the intended opening dates arrive. In other cases, the precise dates were still to be […]

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To vinfinity and beyond

| January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments
To vinfinity and beyond

A grape’s life often ends in the production of wine, but that’s becoming less the norm. Producers are looking to tradition and sustainability by using wine byproducts, expanding into new and old territory alike, while crafting beautiful beverages. “Great wine comes from good beer,” is a truism I’ve heard countless times at wineries around the […]

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