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WASHINGTON - It'll be an al fresco Rose Garden soiree for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison as the White House throws its first state dinner in more than a year.

They've become a global sensation — "paint and sip" studios where adults can spend evenings out learning to make art in a relaxed, BYOB setting. Thousands of franchises now exist to help us all unleash our inner creative.

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I was in Dubai in July. We were visiting Ski Dubai, a 22,500 square metres indoor ski resort in the Mall of the Emirates, the largest shopping “resort” in the world.

Would you be upset if you found out that bottle of spring water you just paid $3 for was from the tap?

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Good cooking starts with good ingredients. And savvy home cooks and chefs will scour the marketplace for all the right stuff. Shopping our local farmers' markets and supporting independent makers – or making requests at your local deli or supermarket, be it for salted anchovies, Serrano ham …

NEW YORK - There were no flag outfits, but Michael Kors' show for New York Fashion Week was very much a patriotic tribute as he saluted American fashion with a collection that ran from nautical chic to classic glamour-girl gowns to whimsical polka-dot designs.

NEW YORK - Talk about a quick recovery. Only three days after her shocking loss in the U.S. Open final, Serena Williams went from the court to the runway to present the latest collection of her fashion label, S by Serena.

Naramata’s Township 7 Winery has released three whites perfect for end-of-summer sipping.

OVERVIEW: Its OK to think big this week as long as we keep plans in the actual realm of possibilities; its fun to speculate.

NEW YORK - Janelle Monae brought down the house Saturday at Ralph Lauren's New York Fashion Week show, where "the house" was a jazzy nightclub of yesteryear that Lauren created inside a Wall Street building to debut his fall collection.

NEW YORK - In celebration of gender-fluid fashion and inclusion of all kinds, the queer-style digital magazine dapperQ threw a runway party at the start of New York Fashion Week, filling the Beaux-Arts Court of the Brooklyn Museum with invited guests and nearly 2,000 members of the public.

JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi is considering new rules that let companies continue to use food-labeling terms such as "veggie burger" and "vegan bacon," as long as the terms are prominently displayed so consumers understand the products are not meat.

There’s nothing to worry about yet, neighbours were told, as city council on Tuesday approved a rezoning without knowing what will eventually become of the site.


Penticton RCMP have confirmed a body was found on the shores of Skaha Lake early Wednesday morning.

PARIS - Renowned German fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh, who worked in the 1980s and 1990s with supermodels like Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Linda Evangelista, has died. He was 74.

NEW YORK - The eco-minded Prince Harry is embarking on a massive travel sustainability initiative in partnership with key travel providers. They aim to improve the practices of the global industry amid an ever-increasing number of travellers.

OVERVIEW: Discuss plans that cover areas where progress can be made. Seek a solid foundation and make sure funding is in place; everyone involved needs to feel secure on some level. Changes will bring unexpected improvements.

Migraine attacks have plagued humankind for centuries and they are still a major cause of disability worldwide.

It’s that time again, back to school. Kids are enjoying their last few days of summer vacation while parents are picking up last-minute school supplies and doing the grocery shopping for the first week of school lunches.

The short story, according to Mayhem Wines co-founder Terry Meyer Stone, is family, drinking wine, big idea, new winery and chaos.


When Saba Sahin first set eyes on the Penticton lakeshore in the 1970s, it reminded him of his Turkish hometown on the Black Sea. He ended up buying a motel fronting that beautiful view and renaming it the Black Sea Motel, a fixture on Lakeshore Drive since 1978.

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