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Gina Gill has 89 articles published.

Tval: soap so good you want to eat it

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Do not go into Tval on Water Street if you are feeling hungry. The skin care company is filled with delicious scents and small extremely realistic cupcakes sit on a stand, tantalizing all your taste buds. Soaps, cleansers, creams and more are all prepared fresh at the store. Tval opened in February of 2004 and was started by Anna Hellqvist, a Swedish biologist and chemist and her husband Jason Bailey, a Newfoundland biologist. The two met in Sweden when they were completing their PhD’s.  They moved to the rock where Anna started Tval as a hobby shop on Duckworth Street at the time. “Anna had been making products on her own since childhood. She had always been interested in skincare…

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I will not call this post Hammer Time

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Every single time Hammer Clarke meets someone- they are always fascinated by his name. He is continuously bombarded with questions about how and why his official name became Hammer, and everyone assumes he is joking around. That being said, if you know Clarke, it would not be unlike him to play a lifelong joke on the entire world and trick them into believing his name is Hammer, just for his own personal entertainment. There is more to Clarke than a pretty sick name- he has visited nearly 37 states. He played in a band that actually went on tour and when he wasn’t playing with them, he was their official sound guy. That’s right, a band with a sound guy,…

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There and back again

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From Newfoundland to Montreal, parents Thomson and Hamel keep the music alive. Tint of Ink has been trying to interview Matthew J. Thomson and Danielle R. Hamel for way too long. If you ever have the chance to check out their music (it’s free online)- do it. It’s a masterpiece. They are nothing like anything you’ve heard before, yet so appealing. Their songs will enlighten emotions you didn’t even realize you had. Hold on to your hats and have a listen, you’ll understand why I was so desperate for an interview. Bumping into the musicians at a kid’s birthday party was the perfect opportunity to secure a spot with the busy parents of two. Unfortunately, juggling their own kids’ schedules…

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Living the dream: Newfoundlanders set off to travel the world

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Do you ever feel like throwing away all responsibility and hitting the road? Really indulging in your inner Hunter S. Thompson or Kerouac, maybe without all the drugs? Well a couple of Newfoundlanders did just that- in a less beatnik-smoky kind of way. They decided it was time to live their lives. They sold their house, left their jobs and jumped on a plane.

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Get Stuffed: A taste of old St. John’s

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I will be honest. I am not one for food. That’s why I eat so well. I couldn’t care how things taste either way. Then I realized I am not into food because I live off raw fruit and veggies, grilled chicken breast and salad. I stuff my temple with whatever easy nutrition I can find and I live off my slow cooker due to convenience. So every once and awhile I eat a really good steak or am somehow treated to dinner out and I realize why other people enjoy food- because it can be enjoyable. So, you may not want to take my opinion to heart about the downtown St. John’s eating scene, but I wanted to let…

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