World of Dance Comes to Kingston

An Exclusive Interview with Emmy Winner Tessandra Chavez 

The third season of NBC’s World of Dance may have finished, but the passion for dance continues with the second world tour scheduled to begin this fall, with a stop at the Leon’s Centre on Oct. 20.

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LifestyleCathie Watson
Field to Table to Tummy

Ahhhh summer! The season of abundance when it comes to fresh food and yummy dining. The field to fork movement is certainly not new, but the idea of sourcing your food from local farms and eating sustainably has never been more popular.

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Health + WellnessSpark SLC
Celebrating Summer with Swimwear: How to Flaunt What You Love Most About Your Summer Bod in the Right Bathing Suit

The summer season is synonymous with swimwear, but this certainly shouldn’t cause you any undue stress. Finding the right suit for your body can be a challenge, but it shouldn’t be the reason you stay sequestered indoors or avoid lounging poolside. With a multitude of styles available, it’s just a matter of identifying what cut will make you look and feel your best on the beach. This summer’s styles will help you accentuate what you love most about your body, because self-love is always on trend.

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Fashion + BeautySpark SLC
Finding Balance

Anxiety, stress, trauma, addiction, and just an all-around inability to cope — these are only some of the emotional and psychological issues many of us face on a daily basis. Sadly, many of us feel like we need to “survive” through our problems alone.

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Health + WellnessSpark SLC
The Power Authentic Visuals Will Give Your Brand: Kaufmann Photography

In our fast-moving society, it is often the visual images that are recognized and acknowledged first. Even before our minds register who or what a brand is, we’ve already made a mental judgment — whether good or bad — about them. Differentiating your business from the competition and leaving a lasting, positive impression with your audience is key to building a successful future for your brand.

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LifestyleSpark SLC
Judgement Call

Even though it’s just shy of noon, I’m not about to decline the perfectly chilled glass of white wine that’s being placed in my hands as I settle comfortably into a 19th-century settee at Karlo Estates.

It’s a brilliant summer morning in Prince Edward County, after all, and I’m meeting with Sherry Karlo and Saxe Brickenden to chat about the upcoming Judgement of Kingston, the Limestone City’s premiere wine tasting event.  

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Food + DrinkSpark SLC
A French Affair

Whether it’s the scent of a waiter passing by with a steaming plate of coq au vin, the taste of rich beef bourguignon on your palate, or the sight of a simple but fragrant basket of warm bread on your table, French dining truly is an experience to savour … in more ways than one.

If, however, a jaunt overseas to La Ville des Lumières isn’t in the cards for you, a trip downtown to Chien Noir surely is.

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Flavours of India

Behind every great business is a visionary, someone who is passionate about their work and dedicated to the customers they serve. The visionary mind behind 1000 Curry, a Kingston-based restaurant specializing in authentic Indian cuisine, is Ben Mukherjee.

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Food + DrinkSpark SLC
A Contemporary Twist on Flavour

If you’re on the hunt for a unique and meaningful dining experience, look no further than Mesa Fresca. Located in the west end of Kingston, this vibrant and independent restaurant delivers a contemporary twist on traditional Mexican and Latin cuisine.

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Food + DrinkSpark SLC
A Judgement on Blind Tasting and Wine Scores

I was recently chatting with a follow “wino” and he stated emphatically that his decision on what wines to buy was based solely on whether it scored 90 points or more and was under $20. Laughing in response, I had to inform him that $20 or more is the new $15. I also had to note that many of the reviews, whether tasted blindly or not, were not particularly accurate and should be thought of as inconsistent judgement.

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Food + DrinkSpark SLC
Turn Your Backyard Into a Cottage Oasis

Our city is surrounded by water, so it’s to be expected some lucky Kingstonians head to cottages, camps, or cabins on the weekends. If you don’t, however, have access to your own private dock, beach, and perfect starry sky, don’t fret: backyards are full of so much potential. Is yours being neglected? Do you only venture out there when you need to mow the lawn or fire up the barbecue? Regardless of the size of your outdoor space, here are a few ideas to consider when thinking about “cottage-ing” it up, backyard style.

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At HomeSpark SLC
CoolSculpting: A Patient’s Perspective

Every individual has a set number of fat cells. As we gain or lose weight, these cells can expand and shrink. Many people achieve weight loss through a healthy diet and exercise but may still be left with a stubborn pocket of fat. These people are the perfect candidates for CoolSculpting, a cosmetic treatment that takes advantage of the higher freezing temperature of fat cells to safely and efficiently sculpt stubborn body fat. 

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