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Concrete Urban Backyard

Submitted by Adena Leigh on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 14:31
Concrete Urban Backyard

This city backyard is built for entertaining. A cedar deck leads to the inviting dining area that's perfect for hosting summer dinner parties. With low-maintenance plants and a lack of garden space, the owners of this urban Toronto oasis can spend their time cooking instead of pruning. Pops of yellow, found in garden benches and Acapulco chairs, add a cheery vibe to the city space.

  

Recipes From Franklin Barbecue Cookbook

Submitted by Adena Leigh on Thu, 06/25/2015 - 21:35
Recipes From Franklin Barbecue Cookbook

James Beard Award-winning chef and owner of Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas, Aaron Franklin brings Southwestern flare to his new cookbook, Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto (2015 Ten Speed Press). Filled with clever techniques, sage advice and signature recipes for brisket, rubs and more, it's your ticket to mastering the grill this summer.

 

Spicy BBQ Beef Ribs Recipe

Submitted by Adena Leigh on Thu, 06/25/2015 - 20:39
Spicy BBQ Beef Ribs Recipe

A must-try recipe from the new&nbsp;<em>Franklin Barbecue</em> cookbook by Aaron Franklin&nbsp;and Jordan Mackay. "If I had to name my own personal favorite cut of barbecue, it would probably be beef ribs. They are the richest and the most decadent, succulent, and flavourful cut of beef you can put on a smoker. We only cook beef ribs on Saturdays at the restaurant: they're a special treat, made all the more special because we do them only once a week. That said, beef ribs are pretty easy to cook. In this recipe, I include a light slather of hot sauce.

7 Ways To Bring Island Style To Your Bedroom

Submitted by Sabina Sohail on Fri, 06/19/2015 - 04:01
7 Ways To Bring Island Style To Your Bedroom

Are sunshine and the warm summer breeze inspiring you to bring some island style into your home? A full on tropical transformation might be better left for a beach house or vacation home, as in Collette's Barbados beach house shown above, but a few hits of island-inspired style can freshen up any bedroom in need of some renewal. Here are seven simple ways to try your hand at a serene beachy vibe.

1. White

Photo Gallery: Take A Trip To Italy With La Vita E Bella

Submitted by Adena Leigh on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 18:49
Photo Gallery: Take A Trip To Italy With La Vita E Bella

Rethink that thousand-dollar plane ticket, because Jill Foulston’s new book&nbsp;<em>La Vita è Bella</em>&nbsp;will transport you to Italy with a few flips of the page. From design to dessert, Foulston takes readers on a sensory journey through four of Italy’s breathtaking regions — Il Nord, Il Sud, La Sicilia and Il Cuore. She peels back the curtains on local designers’ homes and some of Italy’s most beautiful buildings, giving readers a glimpse into “the elegant art of living Italian style.”&nbsp;

Dreamy California Pool

Submitted by Adena Leigh on Thu, 06/11/2015 - 14:37
Dreamy California Pool

The clean lines of this simple Montecito, California swimming pool let the magnificent views take centre stage. Chic white patio furniture and a minimalist design invite relaxed West Coast living. 

Find more inspiration in our photo gallery of Perfect Pools

Contemporary Cabin Pool

Submitted by Adena Leigh on Wed, 06/10/2015 - 20:49
Contemporary Cabin Pool

Nestled in the woods in Catskills, N.Y., a contemporary pool makes up for the lack of lakefront near this weekend retreat. The surrounding towering trees provide the perfect view for lounging waterside. 

Find more inspiration in our photo gallery of Perfect Pools

Recipes From A Girl And Her Greens

Submitted by gmcauley on Fri, 05/15/2015 - 22:00
Recipes From A Girl And Her Greens

From the chef, restaurant owner and author of the critically lauded A Girl and Her Pig (2012 Harper Collins Canada) comes a beautiful, full-colour cookbook that offers tantalizing seasonal recipes for a wide variety of vegetables, from summer standbys like asparagus to earthy novelties like sunchokes.

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