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THREE TRAVEL DESTINATIONS FOR ART LOVERS If you’re an art lover who loves to travel, you may have already been to one or two of the most well known cities in art and architecture. Wondering where to go next? Try one of these cultural meccas on your next (or first) art-seeking journey. Mexico City, Mexico. Famous artist Frida Kahlo once called Mexico City home and the city’s large collection of her work is a huge draw. Aside from Kahlo’s works, there seems to be an art gallery on nearly every corner. If you’re into ancient art, the area’s Aztec relics are a must-see. Beijing, China. Beijing’s art scene is opening up right alongside the rest of the country after a history of relative seclusion. The city’s famed 798 Art District is housed in an ex-military facility and includes a mix of galleries, shops, studios and performance spaces. Melbourne, Australia. Beautiful weather means much of Melbourne’s artwork is located outside. The city is a graffiti lover’s dream, with city authorities actively encouraging artists to decorate several of the buildings. Visit Hosier Lane, a “graffiti tolerance zone” to snap some drool-worthy social media shots in front of the famed spray-painted walls. GET THE COASTAL LOOK If you live by the ocean – lucky you! If you don’t live by the ocean, but still want your home to embrace that coastal feel then here are three ways to make your home’s interior look beachy-keen. Scandinavian seaside. Think minimalist, neutral and a little bit quirky. A Scandi-style space incorporates woods in their natural tones, ultra soft blues and greys, and only a smattering of accessories such as driftwood and faded shells. Traditional coastal. Blue and white striped furniture mixed with sheer, flowy curtains gives a space that traditional beach house vibe. White-painted furniture keeps everything light and pops of colour in the form of pale yellows and greens are welcome. Modern beach house. Brighten things up with hot pink and popsicle orange, but keep the colour on furniture and accessories. Light walls will let you play with the decor and change things up whenever you wish. What’s more modern than that?
SPINACH AND ARTICHOKE STUFFED CHICKEN
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This recipe for spinach and artichoke stuffed chicken is perfect to satisfy your craving any night of the week. Spinach, artichokes, a mixture of cheeses and garlic come together to create the most flavourful filling that will get you out of your chicken rut. Plus, it's a veggie and protein in one dish – can't get much easier than that!
INGREDIENTS: 3 chicken breasts 1/2 cup thawed and drained frozen spinach
DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 2. Combine spinach, artichokes, cream cheese, mozzarella, parmesan, garlic and half of the salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix thoroughly. 3. Make a slit in each chicken breast down the middle. Be careful not to cut all the way through. Stuff 1/4 cup of filling inside chicken breast and secure with a toothpick. Season the top of the breasts with salt and pepper. 4. Heat skillet to medium high heat. Add oil, and then add chicken, seasoned side down, and sear for 5 minutes. Season the second side with salt and pepper. Flip to sear on other side, then transfer to a baking sheet. 5. Bake the stuffed chicken breasts for 15-17 minutes until cooked through. Serve immediately.
1/2 cup artichokes (from a jar), drained and roughly chopped 4 oz. softened cream cheese 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 1 finely minced garlic clove 1 tbsp. salt 1 tsp. black pepper 1 tbsp. olive oil
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