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Canadian Living - - Editor’s Letter -

Oc­to­ber marks a time of re­flec­tion and grat­i­tude. We all have some­thing to be thank­ful for, and I’m no dif­fer­ent. Cur­rently, I’m say­ing good­bye to my well-loved house, as my hus­band and I have de­cided to down­size. I’m sad to see this res­i­dence, a ver­i­ta­ble mu­seum of mem­o­ries, make its way out of my life, but I’m bol­stered by the fact that the won­der­ful fam­ily and friends with whom I built th­ese mem­o­ries re­main rooted deep in my re­al­ity. And I know that, in no time, what­ever place I’ll next call home will be beau­ti­fully coloured by pleas­ant vi­sions of times shared with the peo­ple I love.

Hap­pily, new digs re­quire dec­o­rat­ing, one of my all-time favourite pas­times. As we put this is­sue together, I’ve found my­self lost in thought sev­eral times, por­ing over the stun­ning rooms and prod­ucts fea­tured in our Home & Gar­den sec­tion. The bold chi­nois­erie wall­pa­per show­cased in “Flower Power” (page 82) had me swoon­ing. An­other thing that brings me joy and com­fort is food. When I do find my new abode, I can­not wait to fill it with the aro­mas of our Tested-till-per­fect recipes (I’m look­ing at you, The Ul­ti­mate Ap­ple Pie, page 20). And of course, there’s no de­bat­ing the up­lift­ing pow­ers of a swipe of lip­stick when I’m feel­ing down, so I love the ex­pert tips on per­fect­ing your pout in “Balms Away” (page 23). Yes, in­deed, there is much for me to be thank­ful for, and it starts with the lit­tle things, like this in­for­ma­tive and in­spir­ing is­sue.

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