October 2016

Chatelaine’s October 2016 issue

Chatelaine October 2016 cover

Photograph by Erik Putz. Food styling by Michael Elliott. Prop styling by Rayna Schwartz.


  • Editor’s letter
  • Notebook Ms. Chatelaine, plus our favourite things to do, watch and read this month.
  • One last thing Throwback: 1960.


  • Notes Bold lipsticks, skin-soothing face masks, Frank + Oak expands into womenswear, customizable watches and more.
  • Grape expectations How a French family parlayed their winemaking business into a top skincare line.
  • Bad weather, great hair Rain, snow and wind are a given this season, but bad weather hair doesn’t have to be. We have five ideas to get you out the door in a flash.
  • Work it Three simple wardrobe strategies to conquer the what-to-wear conundrum once and for all.


  • Notes Fall floral arrangements, five-minute centrepieces, four ways to dress up white plates and more.
  • Tastemaker How one Toronto home owner transformed her space into the perfect spot for entertaining.


  • Notes All about eye health, Dr. Danielle Martin on pelvic health and more.
  • What it feels like When Carla Ciccone suffered a concussion, the doctor said rest would be the key to her recovery. Instead, it triggered a crippling depression.
  • The empathy factor A look at what’s at stake with the decline of the doctor-patient relationship.
  • Me and my shadow Meet Jenna, a 35-year-old woman living with bipolar disorder, and her imaginary friend, Jensen, who helps her cope with the pain.


  • Risky business Does the secret to building a killer career lie in your willingness to take a leap without a net?
  • Women helping girls These five Canadian women are working to bring awareness to the most pressing issues facing girls around the world.


  • Kitchen notes Gourmet candy apples, the history of pumpkins, delicious ways to enjoy squash and more.
  • Thanksgiving miracle This classic holiday meal with a twist delivers all of the flavour with none of the stress.
  • Rise up Put away the sugar. This month is all about savoury baking.
  • The dinner plan Your guide to easy weeknight meals.

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