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Weekend links: Dickensian drinks; coats for the homeless; very pretty (and smart) magazines

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We ran into this great roundup of drinks inspired by Charles Dickens novels on the Guardian’s book blog. Perfect for those year end parties. Cheers guv’ner.
Toronto ad company Taxi are creating coats for the homeless which will be distributed across North America in 2008.

From Torontoist:

The waterproof, windproof, and plentily-pocketed coat serves as a lightweight jacket during not-too-cold weather, can fold into a backpack during decent weather, and—when you fill the pockets up with newspaper—converts into a super-warm jacket that was tested (in a meat locker, no less!) to be effective up to -29° celsius.

We know that wedding season is months away BUT we also know that you got to start planning that sucker soon. So, if any of you were lucky enough to be proposed to (or know some lucky lovers) point them to Ethical Weddings. Which finds suppliers that are eco-friendly, cruelty-free, etc.
We end this post with two magazine roundups…
The UTNE reader has posted its list of winners for the 2007 Independent Press Awards.
magCulture, a British magazine blog, has its roundup of notable achievements in the magazine world for 2007. I read this blog often to get a glimpse of the great stuff going on in the magazine world outside of North America.
Weekend links will be taking a week off for the holidays but will see all of you soon in 2008. Have a happy holidays and a great rest of 2007.

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