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Weekly Reading List: top stories from our sister sites, including centrepieces and budget squeezes

Every weekend we round up the highlights from the other websites in the St. Joseph Media family (that’s the company that owns us, by the by). Check them out, after the jump.

Fashion magazine continues its New York Fashion Week coverage with pics of Carine Roitfeld, Grace Coddington, Courtney Love and Linda Evangelista, along with some shots of models on their cellphones (salacious!) leaving the Alexander Wang show. See the slideshow [Fashion Magazine] »

• Thanks to Canadian Family, the world has witnessed a chocolate pear penguin. Plus nine other recipes, we suppose. See the slideshow [Canadian Family] »

Ottawa Magazine presents Mark Bourrie’s take on Xinhua—a news agency widely believed to be spies for China—and the love letters Bob Dechert, MP for Mississauga-Erindale, sent one of their reporters. Read the entire story [Ottawa Magazine] »

• Headed to Windsor? Ingest food for sustenance? Where has your breakfast, lunch and dinner needs covered. Read the entire story [Where] »

• While we can’t verify their deliciousness, we will say the five cheesecakes over at 20 Minute Supper Club have us licking our monitors. See the list [20 Minute Supper Club] »

• Before we begin our descent into barren winter, brides to be should check out Wedding Bells’ 10 favourite floral centrepieces from Toronto-based design shop Chive. See the slideshow [Wedding Bells] »

Quill and Quire examines a bold claim by The Economist, Time magazine and TechCrunch: that a deeper IKEA bookshelf spells death for print publishing. Read the entire story [Quill and Quire] »

Torontoist breaks down the proposed service cuts released earlier this week, including museum closures, sale of the Toronto Zoo and lower standards for snow clearing. Read the entire story [Torontoist] »