Weekend Reading List: top stories from our sister sites, from ballet stars to wine bars

Weekend Reading List: top stories from our sister sites, from ballet stars to wine bars

Every weekend we round up the highlights from the other websites in the St. Joseph Media family. Check them out, after the jump.

• Eccentric British designer Giles Deacon was in Toronto for the first annual Lunch With Margaret and George benefit, and Fashion Magazine managed to corner him before he skipped town. Click through the gallery to hear his thoughts on Cecil Beaton, swans and Tumblr. Read the entire story [Fashion] »

Canadian Family offers some much-needed tips for surviving a renovation with kids in the house. Our suggestion: tiny hands can still lay tiles. Read the entire story [Canadian Family] »

• A new biography explores the “battles and heartbreaks” of Celia Franca, founding artistic director of the National Ballet of Canada, and Ottawa Magazine has some poignant recollections of its own. Expect coarse language (on the part of Rudolf Nureyev) and stories about the young Veronica Tennant and Karen Kain. Read the entire story [Ottawa Magazine] »

• Wining and dining is fine for some, but for those more interested in the wining side of things, check out Where’s 10 favourite wine bars in Toronto. See the list [Where] »

• 20 Minute Supper Club has four recipes that deconstruct the sandwich from its regular bread-based delivery system. View the recipes [20 Minute Supper Club] »

• The folks over at Weddingbells have a drool-worthy gallery of 30 unconventional wedding-appropriate sweets. And if your fiancé(e) isn’t down with Mike and Ikes, candy corn and sugary Lego blocks on his or her special day, we recommend counselling. View the slideshow [Weddingbells] »

Jian Ghomeshi introduced the five finalists for CBC’s Canada Reads earlier this week, and Quill and Quire was on site with camera and notepad in hand. Click through the gallery to see which book is being backed by Arlene Dickinson of Dragons’ Den, and who threatened to “bust the balls” of her competitors. Read the entire story [Quill and Quire] »

• For Pink Triangle Press’s 40th anniversary, Torontoist presents a short history of the publisher that brought Xtra! (and formerly The Body Politic) to the city. Read the entire story [Torontoist] »