Alison Garwood Jones

Good till your last drop

Originally published in September 2007 in The Globe and Mail

Old habits die hard, especially in the funeral industry. The preservationists (of bodies, that is) would have us believe that Cadillac-sized coffins are the only way to go. And, so far, most Canadians agree. These traditional models, made of rare woods with plush interiors, metal linings and multiple coatings of shellac, are designed to comfort […]

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Selling labels

Originally published in September 2007 in The Globe and Mail

The pull-tabs on the Red Bull were hissing and the volume on the house music was calibrated to organ-jostling decibels at the recent opening of COAL, Toronto’s newest destination for premium street fashion on the trendy Queen West strip. Lured by the electronic beat, passing cars, stroller pushers and Sk8er kids all rolled to a […]

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