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Shopping local: Baby Products

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I love baby showers. I love watching soon to be moms discover their babies for the first time through other people’s support. Their eyes light up when they grasp the tiniest pair of shoes. Sometimes I think to myself “they have no freaking idea what is about to go down and it’s going to be awesome.” Because there is no way to prepare anyone for becoming a parent, but the baby shower is small sign of support to let the mom and dad know, they got this, they are not alone and it’s going to be the best thing ever. Plus look how small those socks are? There is no need to break the bank and hit up Toys R…

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Snack Attack: Food for art

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There is nothing better than a good feed of your favourite snack. St.John’s native, Ashley Smallwood knows exactly how to get to the heart of the stomach and nostalgia with a paint brush. Smallwood is the founder and creator of Snack Paintings- pictures of childhood snacks and traditional Newfoundland staples. The artist grew up in St. John’s and surrounding area and moved to Toronto over eight years ago. No matter where she roamed, she was always involved with art. “I’ve painted my entire life. Growing up I always said I wanted to be an artist. I’ve used many different mediums but watercolor stole my heart. It’s actually quite difficult getting the perfect colours and if you mess the wash up,…

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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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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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Half Million Dollar Review

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On a recent late night flight returning to St. John’s the seat-back satellite TV offered a great opportunity to get caught up on missed regularly watched programs. After watching the latest episode of a network show, before returning to reading a book, there was a quick flick through the channels to see if anything else of interest was airing. One channel boasted a screen bearing a lovely wintery shot of downtown St. John’s majestic view out the narrows. Obviously that would cause any proud Newfoundland and Labradorian to stop and watch to see what it was about. It turned out to be the latest episode of Million Dollar Critic on W. The premise of the show sees British columnist and…

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