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Zina Aljaratli for [EDIT] magazine, Volume 16

March 29 2021

A Surreal Start-Up

by James Mullinger

How Zina Aljaratli found peace, a new home and business success in Moncton, New Brunswick

Zina Aljaratli, the founder of Surreal Design Studio, is a passionate graphic creator who loves to integrate the story behind the project she’s working on into the design she creates. She enjoys listening to and learning about people’s experiences and then incorporating this knowledge into a bespoke design that serves the vision of the client and improves their business.

This ambitious entrepreneur spent 12 years working between the Middle East, Asia, North Africa and Europe, acquiring unique interpersonal skills and a global understanding of different cultures and tastes.

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Marcus Gosse for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 15

March 01 2021

The Newfoundland Mi'kmaq artist on seeking Mi'kmaq enlightenment.

by Jennifer Wood

After thousands of hours of studying his Mi’kmaq heritage and refining his craft, landscape artist Marcus Gosse has developed the signature stamp that can be found in his many creations. He integrates four components — Mi'kmaq petroglyphs and hieroglyphs, the ancient Mi'kmaq star, and various double-curve designs — into his work. His contemporaries, art enthusiasts and collectors from around the world know his work when they see it. The phrase “Oh, that's a Marcus Gosse" is telling of his success.

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Nitasha Goel for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 15

January 06 2021

The Cure

by Morgan Leet

How Toronto’s Nitasha Goel Relaunched Her Thriving Apothecary Business in Hubbards, Nova Scotia

Entrepreneur and apothecarist Nitasha Goel knew she needed a change.

She had a good life in Toronto, and her business was doing well, but in 2019 she left the big city behind to move to Hubbards, Nova Scotia. She now lives there happily (with her husband Steve and their beloved dog, Roti), continuing her career and building her business.

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Chef Chris Aerni for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 14

September 10 2020

From Farm To Table

by James Mullinger 

James Mullinger meets internationally recognized chef Chris Aerni and one of Atlantic Canada's aquaculture pioneers, dr. Steven Backman to learn why they are passionate about Atlantic Canada and its locally farmed salmon. 

Atlantic Canada is known for its friendly people, beautiful views and world-class seafood. If there is one person in the region who is an undisputed expert on delicious seafood, it is Chris Aerni, the proprietor and owner of the Rossmount Inn in Saint Andrews, New Brunswick. The inn boasts a restaurant that is widely regarded as one of the best in the world, thanks in no small part to Aerni’s unique and famous dishes using fresh premium Atlantic farmed salmon.

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Robert Maillet for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 14

September 10 2020

The Acadian Giant 

by Andrew Nickerson

Andrew Nickerson meets New Brunswick's Hollywood Star, Robert Maillet

Robert Maillet grew up in the small community of Sainte-Marie-de-Kent. The size of his hometown is the only thing small about him. Whether it be his sevenfoot frame and imposing physical stature or the large entertainment platforms he has been a part of for almost 25 years, he certainly does not fit the profile of the small-town Maritimes most of us think of. I was glad to have the opportunity to talk to him about having success in both professional wrestling and the acting career that followed.

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Travis Lindsay for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 14

September 10 2020

What I Know: Say It Out Loud

by Travis Lindsay

Travis Lindsay is the most prolific writer in East Coast comedy. He has been captivating audiences with his great mix of jokes and storytelling since the early age of 16. Lindsay was named Best Nova Scotia Comedian on Bell TV’s Comedy Boot Camp in 2016, and then went on to win at CBC’s Hubcap Comedy Festival, which was heard on Sirius XM,. He has appeared on CBC and at the Halifax Comedy Festival, and he hosted the 2020 African Nova Scotian Artist Showcase and Awards. He recently released his debut album, The Kid is Alright, which went to number one on iTunes comedy charts.

You may have noticed the world’s a weird place right now. Between a global pandemic and the loudest cries for equality in quite some time, my job as a comedian and my responsibilities as a Black man are colliding like never before.

My name is Travis Lindsay, and this is what I know.

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Catherine Bruhier for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 14

September 10 2020

Belize, Saint John, Hollywood

by Jennifer Wood

Catherine Bruhier On Turning Her Passion Into A Career

Actor, director, producer, writer and filmmaker Catherine Bruhier has crafted a diverse and incredibly successful stage, film and television career in Canada and the United States, where she has acted alongside some of the industry’s most celebrated, including Eric McCormack and Viola Davis. She served as co-host for the globally televised children’s program Polka Dot Door and played an integral role in Due South.

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Teresa Young for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 14

September 10 2020

An Artist's Journey of Self-Discovery

by Jennifer Wood

Indigenous artist Teresa Young is known primarily for her breathtaking acrylic-on-canvas paintings that portray elements of fantasy and surrealism unique to her brand.

She has served as teacher of Contemporary Indigenous Art at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and her work has been displayed at exhibitions in the United Kingdom, the United States, Italy and Germany. She has created album covers for musicians in Sweden and the U.S. and the covers of books and magazines.

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Lesley Hampton for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 14

September 10 2020

Lesley Hampton's Wolfpack

by Jennifer Wood

How the Indigenous Designer is Leading the Shift towards Body Positivity and Inclusivity in the Canadian Fashion Industry 

At the age of 25, Newfoundland and Labrador– born Indigenous fashion designer Lesley Hampton has received more industry praise than most would earn in a lifetime. In four short years, her designs have been featured in major publications like Vogue and Glamour in the UK and Allure, to name but a few. Her collections have been cherished, worn and modelled by national and international public figures, artists and athletes, including Adrianne Haslet, Serena Ryder, Penny Oleksiak, Margaret Trudeau and Lainey Lui. A nomad by design, Hampton’s formative years were filled with experiences of relocating and adjusting to new places throughout the world — an offshoot of her father’s work in the mining industry. At an early age, she began to develop an appetite for and understanding of socio-cultural concepts, marking the genesis of what we appreciate in her clothing lines today.

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Thomas Steinhart for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 14

September 10 2020

High Spirits

by Jennifer Wood

Set along the Atlantic shoreline and in the sleepy, albeit breathtaking community of Arisaig, Nova Scotia (a 25-minute drive from Antigonish) is the home of Steinhart Distillery, which among other award-winning spirits, distills a World’s Best Classic Gin. 

At the helm is the owner, Thomas Steinhart, who created his enterprise using distilling knowledge passed down through generations of his family in rural Germany.

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Uniquely Nova Scotia for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 14

September 10 2020

Uniquely Nova Scotia

for [EDIT] Magazine

In Nova Scotia you’re never more than 46 km from the coast, but Canada’s ocean playground is so much more than just a seaside paradise.

With more than 5,000 lakes amid a population of fewer than a million people and over 13,000 km of unspoiled coastline, Nova Scotia is home to whales, lobster, an extraordinarily friendly creative community, rich cultural heritage and now, thanks to local innovators, unforgettable experiences. In short, there has never been a better time to explore Nova Scotia and discover what it feels like to wine and dine close to home.

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Peter Braithwaite for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 12

March 10 2020

Structured Plans

By Jennifer Wood

Let us share something truly remarkable with you. Five short years after it was founded, Nova Scotia’s Peter Braithwaite Studio has been recognized by Wallpaper* magazine as being one of the most promising practices in the world.

The firm’s founder, Peter Braithwaite, who is originally from Kingsville, Ontario, is passionate about whatever he commits to and has grown comfortable taking risks to realize his evolving aspirations. While he is a highly sought-after architect, his roots lie in carpentry and construction. Earlier in his career, he recognized a deep desire to have artistic direction over the structures he was building so, in 2007, he traded in his tool belt for a laptop to study at the Dalhousie University School of Architecture in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He received the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Student Medal for achieving the highest level of academic excellence in his graduating class, and he now serves as adjunct professor at his alma mater.

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Chef Michael Smith and Chastity Smith for EDIT magazine, Volume 3

September 07 2018

Inn The Know 

by Jennifer Wood

The inside story of Canada’s greatest culinary experience.

World-renowned Chef Michael Smith and his wife Chastity Smith (known as Chazz to those closest to her), an accomplished interior decorator and musician, have joined their talents in culinary arts, design and customer service to rethink and transform Prince Edward Island’s Inn at Bay Fortune. In their three years as proprietors they have grown the business by six hundred percent and have established the inn as a five-star destination — the only one of its kind on the island.

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Nicholas Fudge for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 6

September 06 2018

The Rebirth of Prefab

by James Mullinger

Along with many like-minded Atlantic Canadians, I chose to vacation close to home last summer. It seemed churlish not to on the 150th anniversary of this great country. While on a road trip researching an assignment on Nova Scotia for England’s The Guardian newspaper, I found myself at the Quarterdeck Beachside Villas and Grill. For those in the know it has been a staple of summer (or indeed winter) road trips for decades. But recently expanded by Nicholas Fudge Architects, the Quarterdeck’s true splendour hits and wows you from the second you lay eyes on it.

The Quarterdeck has been here a long time. And Nicholas Fudge is a relatively new architect. Not only do his unique eye and vision create properties — both residential and commercial — unlike any you’ve seen before, but most are prefab, designed and marketed through his company, East Coast Modern, and constructed by Lloyoll Built in their factory on Nova Scotia’s South Shore, and transported to the project site. His name is already synonymous with supermodern, luxurious buildings with a nod to their history. On more than one occasion we have heard colleagues describe properties as being “like Nicholas Fudge.” Fudge obtained his undergraduate degree from St. Francis Xavier University and his Master of Architecture from Dalhousie University. Before starting his own practice in 2013 he worked for Behnisch Architekten in Los Angeles and world-famous MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects in Halifax.

The Maritime Edit’s Editor-in-Chief James Mullinger met with Fudge to learn more.

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The Newfoundland Fashion Renaissance for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 4

March 09 2018

Fashion On The Rock 
The Newfoundland Fashion Renaissance  
by Tara Bradbury 

Newfoundland and Labrador fashion, like Newfoundland and Labrador food, was based for a long time on a life at the edge of the continent — a rugged, isolated area of the North Atlantic where the weather changes on a dime. things were often born of necessity and centred on availability. 

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Glynn Williams for EDIT magazine, Volume 4

March 01 2018

The Authentic Glynn Williams

by Grant Heckman

How one man breathed new life into a small coastal town. 

Guysborough is a lazy little coastal hamlet, a clutch of mostly century-old frame buildings strung along Highway 16, which snakes southward and along the Nova Scotia coast from east of Antigonish. In the summer of 1987 Glynn Williams and his wife Charlene arrived at the village on a biking trip through the province and fell in love with the place. Born in Montreal and raised in Quebec and Ontario, he was working on Bay Street for an investment dealer but would move into other business areas in which he would prosper.

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Freeman Patterson for EDIT magazine, Volume 3

December 03 2017

Dr. Steven Beyea for EDIT magazine, Volume 5

March 29 2017