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  1. WHO I AM

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    Editorial Director Globe EdgeThe Globe and Mail.

    Contributing Editor, Food & Drink magazine.
    Distiller trained at Moonshine U and Dryfly.
    Writing instructor, School of Continuing Studies, U of Toronto.
    Former editor of enRoute, Fairmont, Experience, Mercedes-Benz, Western Living, Avenue.
    Writer for Afar, Libertine, Fashion, Flare, Marie Claire, The Globe and Mail…
    Author of Vancouver and Edmonton guidebooks.

    Listed in the National Post Worthy 30 and Canadian Who’s Who. charlenerooke@gmail.com

  2. MY RECENT ARTICLES

    Andaz Maui at Wailea in Robb Report.
    Summer cocktails, bitters, artisan Ontario, foodie road trip, global spirits, Food & Drink.
    Moonshine University trip in Globe Travel.
    20-hands massage in Maui in Globe Travel.
    South Africa in Globe Style Advisor.
    Classic food in Libertine.
    Belize and Rancho la Puerta in Western Living.
    Mucking around Irish spas in enRoute.
    London via vintage map in Westworld.
    Cover story on branded content in Marketing.
    Romantic Marrakech and Barcelona, Flare.
    Polish vodka in enRoute and BC Business.
    Sustainable Mustique in The Globe and Mail.
    Turks + Caicos in Western Living, OnAir, enRoute.
    Solo travel in enRoute.
    "Wander" column on Toronto, Afar.
    5-star cruising, Love on Lanai in BC Business.
    New spas in Western Living.
    Sonoma spas and winemakers, enRoute.
    Pittsburgh, healthy cuisine in Fairmont.
    Swiss fondue in Geneva in OnAir.

  3. AWARDS

    WRITING: Gold eco-tourism, 2012 TMAC. Gold culture & history, TMAC 2008. Gold, international travel, SATW 2009. Gold, culinary travel, NATJA 2005. Finalist service & lifestyle, 2009 NMA. CUSTOM MEDIA: Bronze 2012 and Gold 2011, Pearl Awards. Bronze 2013, Gold and Silver 2012, Gold 2011, Magnum Opus. Gold, Folio 2011. Best custom magazine, Folio 2006. Best custom  magazine, Magnum Opus 2006. EDITING: Still life/Architectural photo finalist, 2009 NMA. Best service and Best article finalist, 2008 WMA. Magazine of the Year, CSME 2008. Best travel magazine, NATJA, 2006.Best relaunch, CPC 2005. James Beard Award nomination “Canada’s Best New Restaurants,” 2003. Best travel coverage, SATW 2003. Best inflight magazine, WAEA 2002. Magazine of the Year, WMAF 2001. Best university magazine in North America, bronze, CASE 1998. Best university magazine in Canada, gold, CCAE, 1996, 1997.

  4. COCKTAILS + SPIRITS

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    In the current issue of the LCBO’s Food & Drink magazine, my article on summer cocktail trends spotlights hot mixologists in Miami, Scottsdale, Dallas and beyond, and the latest drinks trends including white whiskies, hybrid cocktails, aged tequilas and stainless-steel glasses for the biggest chill…!

  5. CUSTOM CONTENT: B to C

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    Audi’s Mavericks magazine, instead of being about the Audi A6, speaks to the prospective buyer who will drawn to the Audi A6 because of their risk-taking, maverick entrepreneurial/intrapreneurial lifestyle. By featuring real-life Mavericks – an Arctic explorer, designers and sporting-goods, music and tech entrepreneurs – Globe Edge creates a like-minded community of readers that builds a brand halo for the product and its values of design, speed and innovation.

  6. ARCHI-TOURISM: TRAVEL + DESIGN

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    My visit to Sabi Sabi (a modernist spin on the classic safari lodge in South Africa’s Kruger National Park) launched the fall 2013 issue of Globe Style Advisor magazine. I believe design can be a transformational force on how we live, and that is nowhere more apparent than where we travel. With no TV or WiFi, the giant picture window in our bunker-style, organically designed room was better viewing than the Discovery Channel or an episode of Wild Kingdom!