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HOW QUALITY SLEEP CLEARS THE COBWEBS WRITTEN BY ALIVE EDITORIAL The importance of sleep is not a new notion. Not getting the recommended eight hours or so of shut-eye can put a person at risk for a host of health problems, including diabetes,...

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The Land of 10,000 Lakes

As air travel has slowed and road trips have surged, meandering scenic byways are bringing people back to sights off the beaten path. In northern Minnesota, Highway 61 along Lake Superior from Duluth to Grand Marais, offers a...

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Urban Sprawl

A CITY GARDEN REIMAGINED FOR MAXIMUM USE Garden designer Georgia Lindsay is known for her clever spatial solutions and innovative designs in awkward spaces. Her eponymous London-based firm was a natural fit for the homeow...

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Upstate Escape

A LANDSCAPE DESIGNER’S PERSONAL PARTERRE The site of landscape architect Mariane Wheatley-Miller’s personal garden in Syracuse, New York was rife with problems from the start. The native drumlin soil, formed by the movement of glacial ic...

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The Secret Garden

A VERDANT, MAGICAL RETREAT FOR ALL SEASONS Anyone who thinks a large plot of land is necessary for an exquisite garden experience hasn’t yet seen this UK courtyard by designer Adolfo Harrison. In the buzzing North Londo...

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Picnic Perfect (Part 2)

BLT club sandwiches with herb aioli Makes 2 sandwiches ½ cup mayonnaise 1 clove garlic, finely diced 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley 1...

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Structure and Softness

Born in London and having lived and traveled throughout Europe, landscape designer Sacha McCrae, founder of Living Gardens Landscape Design, brings a European flair to the gardens she designs from her current home base in Orange County, Califor...

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On the Clock

A COLLECTION OF TIMEKEEPING PLANTS When interior designer Annie Fair, owner and principal of Annie Fair Design, was hired to help with a Southern California home and kitchen redesign, she knew from the first meeting that her clients were up fo...

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Environmental Art

Spring is a season of growth, making it the perfect time to try a new hobby. Taking up an art practice is a great way to disconnect from the stress of daily life, as well as become more in tune with your surroundings. Numerous studies have show...

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Alpine Adventure

As far as storybook winter destinations go, Lake Louise—tucked into Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada—is about as enchanting as they come. “Winter is a magical time to visit Banff and Lake Louise,” says Kim Logan, media and communi...

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