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Inside the dream home: $5.9-million Oakville residence will channel Miami-style luxury

What if snow melted the moment it hit your driveway? Could your home’s temperature adjust itself according to the seven-day weather forecast? How would warm floors feel beneath your feet in every room you walked through?

The 23-foot-high great room sits in the heart of the home's main floor and blends together with the open kitchen.

Those conveniences are among the features of a new home in Oakville that is unsurpassed “from a design and tech perspective” in that market, says broker Steve Bailey of The Agency.

The five-bedroom showstopper, going for just under $6 million, is as smart and smart-looking as they come, said Bob Zamani, property manager for Zamani Homes, which is building the spec home in a prestigious enclave bordering Lake Ontario.

Deep tones contrast with a pale wall and floor palette in the kitchen that will include a bar-style island and built-in wine cellar.

Showcasing the latest technology, it will include lights that dim or brighten by sliding a finger on a pad; a fingerprint scan to unlock the front door; and features such as music and window blinds that respond to spoken or touch commands.

One timely innovation

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fashion

Zendaya’s Green Carpet Fashion Awards Dress Was a Vintage Dream

Fashion icon Zendaya went the vintage route to accept her Visionary Award at the virtual Green Carpet Fashion Awards, and the result is both sustainable and stunning.

Wearing a vintage piece for a big event practically guarantees that no one else will show up in the same ‘fit as you. It is also a great way to practice sustainability in your wardrobe since you are giving pieces from the past a new life and refraining from purchasing something new. Z and her team know this well and that’s why they knocked it out the park for the look on October 11.

Z’s image architect, Law Roach, posted a video of the award-winning actor posing in her ceremony look, a brown Versace gown from 1996 with jewels from Bulgari. “I think she’s the prettiest girl in the world… Zendaya for the Green Carpet Fashion Awards wearing Bulgari and Archive Versace from

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wedding

Businesses creating dream wedding for bride with cancer

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Nicole Weiss and David Rhoades’ wedding plans took an abrupt turn on July 31 when Weiss was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

In the midst of mounting medical bills and Weiss’ radiation and chemotherapy, Black Hills businesses are teaming up to give the Rapid City couple a wedding celebration on Oct. 18.

Weiss is battling stage 4 glioma, a rare mutation of a cancerous tumor. Though it isn’t curable, doctors hope to slow its progression. Weiss is undergoing treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. High school sweethearts Weiss, 28, and Rhoades, 29, had been planning to marry in spring 2021, the Rapid CIty Journal reported.

“When we found out about my diagnosis, I thought, ‘Why have we waited so long? Let’s just get married.’ We’ve been together 11 years,” Weiss said.

Sandra Nichols of IndigoBlue Photography in Hot Springs took the couple’s engagement

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TOWIE’s Olivia Attwood forced to CANCEL dream wedding day abroad

‘It’s all been a bit of a nightmare!’ TOWIE’s Olivia Attwood reveals she was forced to CANCEL dream wedding abroad and worried fiancé Bradley Dack ‘wasn’t interested’ in planning

Olivia Attwood has told of her ‘nightmare’ experience where she was forced to cancel her dream wedding to fiancé Bradley Dack.

The TOWIE star, 26, has had to completely change her plans after coronavirus disrupted her decision to get married in an idyllic ceremony abroad.

Olivia also spoke about how she was worried that her footballer beau ‘wasn’t interested’ in planning their special day together.

Cancelled! Olivia Attwood has told of her ‘nightmare’ experience where she was forced to cancel her dream wedding to fiancé Bradley Dack

Speaking to the Sun about her day, Olivia said: ‘It’s all been a bit of a

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shopping

Rides or shopping? The reopened American Dream mega mall will have both starting this week.

If you’ve been waiting for American Dream to reopen so you could scream at the top of your lungs on an indoor roller coaster or to add the perfect sweater to your fall wardrobe, you’ll be able to do both Oct. 1.

American Dream is scheduled to reopen Thursday after more than six of months of being closed due to the pandemic. The entertainment-heavy development in East Rutherford didn’t open when other indoor malls were allowed to June 29 because it only had one retailer doing business — IT’SUGAR, a three-story candy department store — prior to the COVID-19 closure.

And it also didn’t reopen Sept. 1 when Gov. Phil Murphy gave permission for indoor amusements to resume operations with restrictions. (Although, Big SNOW at American Dream did open then).

Now, more than a dozen stores have been granted certificates of occupancy since March and most of the rides at

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