Photography by Sian Richards
The marble trend is still going strong for 2017, but you don’t have to splash out on real stone to get the look. Transform a plain tray into a chic catchall with this easy project.
- A cardboard or wooden tray
- Acrylic paint in three complementary colours, or two colours plus white
- A small paintbrush
1. Lay the tray, right side up, on a hard work surface. Pour two or three large dollops of each paint colour onto the top of the tray.
2. Tilt the tray to one side until vertical, then gently tap the bottom edge onto your work surface, allowing the paint to drip down to the edge of the tray. Rotate the tray 90 degrees and tap the bottom edge again to create a marbled design. Repeat until the surface of the tray is coated, adding more paint, if needed, as you go.
3. Using the paintbrush, paint the rim and the sides of the tray in one of the colours.
4. Let dry overnight.
Tip: Add a metallic hue for a glam accent, or go with grey and white paint for the look of Carrara marble.
Adorable otters, elephants, seals and other Oregon Zoo animals have been frolicking in the snow this week. Too bad the public couldn't be there!
The Oregon Zoo has taken social media by storm this week to document some of their beloved and beautiful animals taking full advantage of the weather.
Due to the first snowfall of 2017, the Portland zoo has been closed to the public for the past week. But that hasn't stopped them from posting heartwarming photos and videos of their residents testing out the big piles of snow, and they really seem to be having fun!
Polar bear Nora, harbor seals, sea otters and Samudra the Asian elephant are just some of the animals documented by the Oregon Zoo Twitter account.
Check out what some of them are up to below!
The best tuques, beanies and hats that will keep you stylish—and warm Image by: Free People
Keeping warm doesn't mean sacrificing style—even when it's just your winter hat.
Much like our other winter wear (boots, scarves, jackets), we really need our hats to keep us warm. That's priority number one. But, it helps when our head-topper picks are also stylish. Because when the weather gets cold—we're talking really, really, cold—you can't get away with ditching your tuque to save a good hair day. So you may as well find a tuque you love. One that's cute, trendy and reflects your personal sartorial tastes—and one that also happens to keep you warm.
Here are some of our favourite tuques of the season. Make sure to click through, because a lot of these styles are now on sale!
Ottawa 2017 hat, $38, roots.com.
Miss Selfridge badge beanie, $32, asos.com.
Icon shotting star beanie, $34, urbanoutfitters.com.
Merino Wool striped tuque, $35, gapcanada.ca.
Arborist Hockey toque, $30, drakegeneralstore.ca.
Two-tone knit tuque, $33, ae.com.
HBC stripe tuque, $60, thebay.com.
Leopard print beanie, $30, mango.com.
The North Face knit beanie, $32, sportinglife.ca.
Pull & Bear logo hat, $20, asos.com.
Knit beret, $37, freepeople.com.
Tna slouchy grey hat, $35, aritzia.com.
Redhot multi-colour stripe hat, $45, sportinglife.ca.
BCBGeneration Knit Tuque, $38, thebay.com.
Camo hat, $24, urbanoutfitters.com.
River Island embellished hat, $36, asos.com.
Neutral marled beanie, $30, gapcanada.ca.
Multi-coloured pom pom hat, $18, zara.com.
Rainbow stripe beanie, $50, freepeople.com.
Babaton ombre hat, $55, aritzia.com.
Kate Spade rosette hat, $78, thebay.com.
Prince William rarely speaks publicly about his mother Princess Diana's death, but this week, he candidly consoled a nine-year-old girl who had lost her father.
The Duke of Cambridge was visiting a child bereavement centre in London when he comforted the girl, named Aoife, whose father had died of cancer, according to The Telegraph.
"You know I lost my mummy when I was very young too. I was 15 and my brother was 12. So we lost our mummy when we were young as well."
He also emphasized how important it was to talk about her grief. "Do you speak about your daddy? It's very important to talk about it, very, very important."
The Prince was joined by his wife, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, in the official visit to Child Bereavement UK, on its one-year anniversary.
"It was really nice that he talked to me," Aoife was quoted in People. "It was like there are other people who know what it is like to lose someone."
The Duke and Prince Harry's mother, Princess Diana, was killed in a Paris car crash in 1997. This August will mark the 20th anniversary of her death.