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Our Favourite Quotes

“Knowledge provides us with the power to do 4 things: 1. Acquire; 2. Maintain; 3. Improve; and, 4. Solve.” – Daniel Loiselle, Pontiac Taxi Driver 4062


“Hope for the Best is for the Rest.”  – Daniel Loiselle, Pontiac Taxi Driver 4062


 Use your heart to love someone. If your heart is big enough love everyone.  – Stevie Wonder

  “Great minds think alike, and fools seldom differ.” – English Proverb

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein

“If you believe everything you read, better not read.” -Japanese Proverb 




Award-Winning Author Margaret Dickenson Receives Prestigious Honour

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Margaret and her husband, Lawrence (Larry) Dickenson are shown with their grandchildren and the stone that bears her name.

Margaret Dickenson is the author of the International award-winning cookbook, Margaret’s Table – Easy Cooking and Inspiring Entertaining, as well as creator and host of the TV series, Margaret’s Table. Margaret is also a regular contributor to Capital Style Magazine and Wedding Dreams Magazine. The University of Guelph Alumni Association identified Margaret as their ‘Alumnus of Honour for 2011’. The award is presented to recognize and celebrate the achievements of alumni who have brought great honour to their alma mater through professional, community and/or personal endeavours! Here Margaret is shown with her husband, Lawrence (Larry) Dickenson, a former Canadian ambassador to Kuwait and Indonesia. The couple are joined by their grandchildren. They are seated on the stone where Margaret’s name is carved. For more about Margaret Dickenson visit




With FIELD CANDY –You May Never Look at the Outdoors the Same way!





Male and female adventurers to outrageous fun-seekers to family campers are looking twice at their boring blue and green tents. Today, campers can choose a tent that has a fun and pleasing look. FieldCandy designs tents and is putting a new face on the look of camping.  The company manufactures tents in a broad range of vivid designs to fit in with most lifestyles. But the tent’s individuality doesn’t stop with unique design. Every tent is given its own limited edition number, to ensure collectible status. In addition to their bold design, the tents are from 100% treated polyester, coated with polyurethane and fluorocarbon, before being sewn with treated polyester thread through flat felled seams. The tents are waterproof to a minimum of 3000mm hydrostatic head – manufactured to 5000mm and fully seam sealed for ultimate wind and rain protection.




FieldCandy is manufactured in the UK and ships worldwide. For more information visit


Our Favourite Quotes…

“Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself,” – Oscar de la Renta

“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” -Albert Einstein 

“Do not walk in front of me, I may not follow. Do not walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and just be my  friend.” – Anonymous

“What can you say about a society that says that God is dead and Elvis is alive?” -Irv Kupcinet 






What a great weekend.  Capital Style magazine was provided as a complimentary gift to guests at the Travel and Vacation Show and they were gone in a flash! Throughout the weekend, attendees were treated to trips around the world, learned about the latest in travel, sat in on food demonstrations and learned about cultures from around the globe.



Did you know Poland has a Medieval castle trail?


Poland was a big draw this year. This European country has one of the most developed economies in the world and is the largest member of the European Union.




Catch Margaret Dickenson on her show, Margaret's Table.

Catch Margaret Dickenson on her show, Margaret’s Table.

A familiar friend, award-winning cookbook author Margaret Dickenson, was at the show.  She and her husband, Lawrence, were showcasing her cookbooks.

Next year why not stop by at the Travel and Vacation Show. Explore the entire world in one room, get ideas, and start planning your next vacation.  Hope to see you all there!  For more information visit






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Bruno Giammaria is honoured by Italian Week as ‘Person of the Year’. He is flanked by his wife, Norma. Photo by GioVanni


Over the years , Capital Style has covered the talents and kind deeds of Bruno Giammaria. He is  shown above with his wife, Norma.  We wrote about how  – while building his home – he unwittingly invented a new hot water system that helps to conserve water use.  Though Canadian patents are pending,  Giammaria has received official notification that he is recognized in the United States as the system’s inventor.  Mr. Giammaria is a master plumber.  He is the founder of Bruno’s Plumbing (later Bruno and Son’s). In 1984, he installed a water system that enabled 12 public fountains to refresh the more than 200,000 people attending the Papal Mass at Lebreton Flats. He also works tirelessly for the community including devoting time to erect a fountain for Villa Marconi.  He has founded and was president of the Patrica Social Club.  In recognition of his substantial contributions (Ottawa) Italian Week recognized Bruno Giammaria as Person of the Year!


Our Favourite Quotes…

“The human body is the best work of art.” ― Jess C. Scott

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney

“The medium is the message.” – Marshall McLuhan- “If it works, it’s obsolete.”