Western Living Magazine
Home Tour: Inside This Mountain-Modern Home
A Seven-Bedroom Pied-a-Terre Designed to Bring Family Together
Design Crush: Inside a Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Clinic in Calgary with Natural, Serene Vibes
Recipe: Green Papaya Salad from Chef Angus An
Recipe: Scallop Ceviche from Maenam’s Chef Angus An
3 Classy Australian White Wines to Toast Olivia Newton-John With
The Best Beginner Hikes In and Around Whistler
Getaway Guide: How to Spend One Perfect Day on Galiano Island
Where to Eat, Stay and Play in Canmore
‘West Coast North’ is a Love Letter to Western Canadian Architecture and Interiors
Design Obsession: This Roll-Up Drying Rack Is Maybe My Favourite Thing in the Kitchen
10 of the Hottest Homewares for Summer 2022
Announcing the 2022 Designers of the Year Finalists
You’re Invited to the Design Party of the Year!
DotY 2022: Our Judges for the Maker Category Can’t Wait to See What You’ve Got
Sweet, spicy, salty: this green papaya salad recipe is everything that makes Thai food superb.
Chef Angus An explores a world of Thai flavours with his Maenam cookbook, named after his award-winning Vancouver room.
How to turn local and sustainable fish into a delicious, crowd-pleasing appetizer.
Whip up this bruschetta for your next Italian dinner.
It's time to put all that fresh fruit to use—here are the only summer baking recipes you'll ever need.
Vancouver's Flourist Bakery shares their summer baking secrets.
Up your summer baking game with this flaky masterpiece from an East Vancouver bakery.
A classic French favourite from Vancouver's Flourist Bakery.
Now accepting applications for editorial internships for Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Winter 2022.
Celebrate the sunniest season with one of these incredible recipes, courtesy of Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey
A super-satisfying transformation gallery of a Point Grey reno by Measured Architecture.
21 places to hike, bike, paddle and chill in your own backyard.
Banana bread, brownies and chocolate chip cookies: we're going back to the best of the basics.
A chocolate-filled dream from Vancouver's Mon Pitou bakery.
A traditional favourite from Vancouver's Mon Pitou bakery.
From spa-like and serene to bold and playful, here are six rooms to inspire you for your next bathroom renovation.
A simple recipe from Trattoria's Zuzana Harsaghy (get out those frozen local blueberries).
Deadline has been extended to April 14! It's not too late to enter our 2022 Designers of the Year Awards.
Deadline extended to April 14, 2022!
The final countdown is on: deadline is April 14!
We're just days away from the April 14 entry deadline for this year's Designers of the Year Awards!
Ready to renovate? Top designers share their favourite tips for rethinking the kitchen, one gorgeous room at a time.
Light blue tile balances out wood and stone in this kitchen by Randy Bens Architect.
A genius mix of materials from Reena Sotropa In House Design Group.
A kid-proof (and dog-proof) kitchen from HB Design.
Marrimor Interiors brings the glam to this White Rock kitchen.
Designers Jennifer Heffel and Alex McFadyen of HB Design will share how to create a legacy project at Midland Appliance on June 2, 2022.
Deadline to enter is April 14, 2022: Put your work in front of these design superstars!
A sweet and savoury dessert from Whitewater Cooks: Together Again by Shelley Adams.
Warm up with these oh-so-cozy recipes from Whitewater Cooks: Together Again.
A main-worthy side dish from Shelley Adams' newest cookbook, Whitewater Cooks: Together Again.
A classic Danish concept informs the design of a Kicking Horse ski cabin from architect Mark Burkhart.
Who says salads can't be comfort food? Not Shelley Adams, that's for sure. Here's an excerpted recipe from her newest book, Whitewater Cooks: Together Again.
A beautiful tomato dish in flaky puff pastry from Shelley Adams' newest cookbook.
Our 2021 winners share how being named Designer of the Year buoyed up their business.
What inspires this Calgary designer? Modern lighting paired with traditional details.
Designer Kelly Deck shares her sophisticated space-saving tricks in action in this Mount Pleasant condo.
A delicious dish (that you can make ahead!) excerpted from Shelley Adams' newest cookbook.
A plant-based flavour bomb from Frankie We Salute You! in Kelowna.
Homemade salted caramel sauce is the winning topper on these excellent chocolate cupcakes.
You're ready to level up from G&Ts. We believe in you.
Have a question regarding our Designers of the Year awards? Chances are, we've been asked before. Check out our FAQ below and then get ready to enter!
The stories that caught our readers' attention these past 12 months.
A tricky roundup in a travel-conscious year, but we still got great trips in both locally and abroad.
These are the homes that we continued to obsess about long after they were published.
The name may be a wee bit dated, but the easy recipe is rock solid.
Looking for a great page-turner over the holidays? These are our favourites from this past year.
Besides world peace and all that, of course.
A post-and-beam stunner in North Vancouver from Rafael Santa Ana Architecture Workshop won hearts and votes in 2021.
It's our 5th Annual readers' choice awards: time for you to vote for our WL 2021 Home of the Year!
Our 2021 Designers of the Year dish out their biggest design gripes.
Derek Dammann and Chris Johns, authors of True North, dish on what makes the perfect Bagna Cauda.
Chef Jonathan Chovancek updates his grandmother's traditional Ukrainian recipe.
Just like mummy used to make.
The chefs at Gotham Steakhouse and Bar dish up a recipe that's all about autumn comfort.
From eggs to Louboutins, our Designers of the Year share the objects that spark a nod of admiration.
Our awards will stream on Facebook Live on Thursday, September 23.
Our Designers of the Year look back at the early clues that design was their destiny.
This recipe from Lawren Moneta takes a basic chicken breast to a new level.
Add these designer-approved books to your own bookshelf this fall.
Designers that are on the riseand no doubt, future stars of the Designers of the Year Awards.
From 1971 to 2021, five decades of covers managed to, well, cover it all.
Snapshots from our Designers of the Year parties throughout the years.
"The whole thing had taken no more than two seconds, from first doing 60 km/h over shale I hadnt seen when Id touched my brakes, to the time I came to a stop."
We're very happy to brag about our local wine scene.
Including the perfect recipe for a Japanese picnic.
You can't mess with tradition.
Winning entries from our early recipe contests are still holding up.
Looking back on some of our bizarre recipes from the '70s and '80s.
Some of our favourite OMG moments flipping through the archives.
All the stories from our 50th anniversary feature.
You could say we predicted the pandemic.
This magnificent spiraling home was updated 40 years later by its original architect, so it was featured in WL twice (and this time makes three).
Evidence from 1974 and 2020.
While patterns and palettes have changed over the years, our love for wallpaper has stayed strong.
Let there be random light.
(And the artists who make it.)
When their childhood homes were featured in Western Living, these designers-to-be were inspired.
Arbel said let there be lightsbut before that, was a chair.
Two acclaimed collectives emerging from Edmonton in the early 1990s resulted in double the daring design.
In memory of one of the West's wackiest dreamers.
Wood you believe Western Canadian furniture design is a celebration of material?
From jewellery to sculpture to furniture, this style icon is a WL regular.
We'll take this Bowen Island cabin over any cottage.
The best four-legged features of the last half century.
You won't find a more detailed love letter to Frank Lloyd Wright than Karl Stittgen's Pender Island home.
Evalina Beautys founder on the clean luxurious makeup line thats about self-worth.
Remember the time we went to Michael Bublé's house?
The best gifts come in tiny packages.
We've been thinking about it for 4 decades.
A magazine is entitled to change its mind.
With 50 years in our rear-view mirror, we're looking ahead to the design stars of the future.
Scientists haven't yet proven that great design runs in our blood, but we have some pretty convincing evidence.
A celebration of understated genius.
She'll never go out of style.
Designer Paul Lavoie on his 13 years in the Hollywood of Western CanadaAKA Cridland's world.
A tour we'll never tire of: designer Paul Lavoie's stunning Bel-Aire (Calgary) home.
The first ever inductee to the Residential Design Awards Hall of Fame.
"He never lost himself to trends or gimmicks. His work has a characteristic humility, an always recognizable yet timeless style."
Designer Mitchell Freedland shares the best day he didn't get a raise.
Four decades in, this firm is the busiest it's ever been.
Celebrating an iconic Western Canadian architect.
And a Western Living drinking game you should never play.
Prairie ingenuity makes it work.
From sleek, modern takes to cake-inspired wallpaper, we've got the ultimate bathroom design inspo.
A gorgeous Arthur Erickson home is given new life by BattersbyHowat, 45 years later.
A true icon who refused to follow convention.
The places in the province we longed for in summer 2020 (and can now visit once again).
Meet the 2021 finalists for our annual design competition celebrating the best in Western Canada!
They each come with guarantees from our editors.
A bright and fresh take on Brussels sprouts from Edmonton chef Daniel Costa of Corso32.
Wherein our editors weigh in on the best reads of the season.
Our modern take on a 'marguerita' recipe from WL's 1987 cookbook.
The clock is ticking!
Meet the 10 tastemakers shaping how we eat in the West right now.
We're putting often-overlooked ingredients in the spotlight, for a change.
Top Chef competitor Nicole Gomes shares her recipe
Marrimor and Frits de Vries Architects let the light in this seaside home.
Maybe rethink that Friday reso and treat yourself on a weeknight.
The prettiest salad you ever did see from Andrea Carlson of Vancouver's Burdock and Co.
Try out this unsung hero from Frank Pabst of Vancouver's Blue Water Cafe.
Dig in to this cozy dish by Blair Lebsack of Edmonton's Rge Rd.
We need all the soothing we can get.
An unconventional facade creates a memorable moment by DArcy Jones Architects.
Western Living's editors and art directors share the feature homes from this year that stuck with them.
You're certainly not travelling over the holiday break, so get cozy in your reading chair and crack open one of our editors' favourite reads from 2020.
Caffè la Tana's Chef Phil Scarfone delivers us to Italy with the magic of the apertivo.
What we're hoping to find under the tree this year.
Not all antipasti boards are equalhere are tips from Caffè la Tana's chef Phil Scarfone.
This recipe from Caffé la Tana's chef Phil Scarfone is all about simplicityand good ingredients.
Thai-inspired scallops from Chef Darren MacLean.
Paired with dill pickles and sweet red mustard, this bison recipe from Shane Chartrand Restaurant is a true original.
Trans Am shares a deceptively simple (and our new go-to) cocktail recipe.
If you've got some time on your hands these days, it's the perfect time to perfect your dumpling wrapping technique.
A little sweet, a little boozy, a little retro: put some chocolate and marshmallows between these crackers and you've got the perfect midnight snack.
Seven months into the pandemic, we're getting choosier about what we put on our hands.
Our annual celebration of Western Canada's best designers is online this year... and you're invited.
Simon Ogden of Veneto Tapa Lounge shares his recipe
We're meditating on the graphic greenery in this space by France Lefebvre.
Top Chef competitor and owner of Calgary's Cluck N Cleaver, Nicole Gomes shares her recipe
We just found our go-to summer pesto recipe.
Flavourful mushrooms are the heart of these hearty, plant-based tacos from Frankie We Salute You!
This plant-based power bowl from Frankie We Salute You! in Kelowna packs a protein punch.
Savoury or sweet, these chickpea waffles from Frankie We Salute You! are the perfect plant-based treat.
Veggies for dessert, courtesy of Frankie We Salute You!
Six stunning bathrooms to inspire your own home spa.
A classic salted caramel gets a kick of heat
The sweetness of the apricot is made all the better by a little bite.
Perfect for an appetizer, these prawn cakes are perfect with a can't-stop-dipping sweet chili sauce.
All-star Vancouver chef Angus An's shares ultra-flavourful, super-regional Thai recipes in his upcoming cookbook from his restaurant, Maenam.
Sleepcasts, workouts and more.
Comfort cooking, stress baking, whatever you want to call it: we're spending a lot more time in the kitchen these days. Here are our editors' go-to recipes.
We're spending an awful lot of time at home lately. May as well light that candle.
Here's how our editors are keeping calm and carrying on during the weirdest spring of our lives.
No time like the present than to really delve into a good bookand our editorial team has a few suggestions.
Breakfast for dinner is always a good idea.
Chef Daniel Costa shares a beloved family recipe.
How to get your kitchen hot, both literally and figuratively.
Foodies of the Year winner chef Warren Barr shares his recipe for a dish that makes the most of our West Coast bounty.
A little taste of Como at home.
Enter by April 1, 2020 to put your work in front of these all-star judges.
We're taking one last trip before the holidays: down memory lane, that is.
The most popular home stories, design tips and trends of the past 12 months.
The new Western haunts that should have your eye.
Interior designer Alykhan Velji shares a peek into his style files for fall.
The nomination period for our 2020 Foodies of the Year awards is open until December 19.
Tis the season for proposals! Did you know December is the most popular month to get engaged? Prime times are Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, followed by New Years Eve and New Years Day.Getting engaged is a momentous occasion. Take it from us at Palladio Jewellerswe know. To make it...
Raphael Navots Nativ collection brings the human form back to nature.
Dine in style with this trio of approaches.
At first blush you might think Villa Eyrie is just a beautiful destination, but thats only part of the story.
Spoiler: It's all pretty cozy.
Throughout our history, we have made design, quality, convenience, price and customer service our top priorities and all of us at MAAX are proud of the rich legacy we have built together.
The Great Pumpkin Classic is among the unique family-friendly events showcased this season in Vernon.
The Lund Resort at Klah ah men offers a dreamy refuge, brimming with history, culture and peace.
Tomorrow is the big daysnag a ticket while you still can.
Get your tickets now to Western Canada's premier design celebrationhappening September 19.
Meet this year's finalists for our annual design competition celebrating the best in Western Canadawinners to be announced August 30.
And the winners are...
Dawn offers six ingenious hacks that prove a dish soap is not just a dish soap anymore.
The fave fromage from our professional eaters.
A Sunday in August is, as the name implies, a good pairing for a summer day.
Ikea can't stop collaborating, but we're not complaining. Our editors share their fave up-and-coming collections.
Meet the 40 finalists in the running for our 2019 Foodies of the Year competition.
Beer, sausage and pastrieswhat more could you want?
Winner, winner, chicken dinner.
This bespoke storage wall bridges a homes history with its present.
The Heights on Austin brings high style and functionality to a Coquitlam neighbourhood.
Deadline for entries is April 1, 2019!
Donuts, burgers, oh my!
A 70s speakeasy, a new locale for a famed Calgary chef and more.
Though writer and actor Naz Deravian grew up in Vancouver, the Persian flavours of her childhood in Tehran have resonated with her for a lifetime.
Known for cooking authentic Hawaiian food in unexpected locales, the celebrated chef takes on Mauis tony Wailea.
Here's where to find izakaya-style plates in Calgary, seafood tapas in Vancouver and Asian-fusion fare in Victoria.
Hit the slopes with these designer-approved picksfrom spiffy stroller-turned-ski-pulks to ultra comfy NASAdeveloped boots.
The best of Vancouver's maker scene to be highlighted in the July issue of Vancouver magazine.
Put the spanokopita down: its time for the seaside cuisine to get a modern makeover.
Nothing pairs with a steak quite like a bold red
especially one thats been specially commissioned by steakhouse experts.
Install sliding glass doors, hide storage opportunities everywhere and more wisdom from the West's best designers.
What far-flung adventures from last year sparked the most wistful memories in our editors?
Bookmark these dishes for the next time your brain is drawing a blank pre-breakfast, lunch or dinner.
All in all, a beautiful way to create a warm welcome.
From a dramatic, colour-infused West Van crib to a Spanish-Colonial revival in the desert, these are the spaces that captured our heartsand attentionthis year.
In the dark of winter, it's nice to look back on sunnier times.
Silk pillow cases, a great mirror, a jute rugwe've got a type.
Coats, shirts, salt and beer populate our list of purchases this month.
We tapped Vancouver interior designer Megan Baker to create a refined and modern tablescape to last you from Christmas to New Yearsand shes sharing some of her top style and entertaining tips, too.
Looking to cook up a something special? This scallop recipe from Honey Salt's new cookbook is going to be your new go-to wow-'em dish.
As the name implies, the Prosecco Superiore DOCG makes a better bubbly.
Interior designer Andrea Rodman shares her 80s-inspired mood board.
Deliciously simple, this dish from The Food Gays will be your go-to dish for winter brunches.
In 1862, Bacardí revolutionized the spirits industry when founder Don Facundo Bacardí Massó began producing his remarkable light-bodied, smooth rum. The unique taste of Bacardí inspired cocktail pioneers to invent some of the world's most famous drink recipes including the Mojito, the Daiquirí, the Cuba Libre, the Piña Colada, and...
Pull together a simple, sophisticated dessert in under 30 minutes with this fruit-forward recipe from Aman Dosanj.
Lifestyle gurus Colin and Justin share how to bring a cabin-style (and super cozy) aesthetic into your home this fall.
Here are some things that have our taste buds salivating this month.
Layer texture and colour for a contemporary look thats warm and welcoming.
The brand-new 2018 collection from Minotti embraces global talent.
We brought the party. You brought the style.
Interior Design Show reminds us all why the West Coast is the best coast through its design community.
Check out the finalists (and winners!) at the LAMP gala next week.
A list of seven exciting Alberta makers, shakers and up-and-comers that will be coming to our new IDS Vancouver exhibit, Alberta REdeFINED.
Hope you're hungry.
The Okanagan Crush Pad founder shares her top picks.
Award-winning bartender Kaitlyn Stewart shares a trio of recipes to keep the summer vibes going through the long weekend.
The rising stars of Western Canada's design scene.
Lakeside living comes with a lot of perks.
These storytellers, bartenders, brewers, chefs and do-gooders are raising the bar for all the foodies across the West.
Interior designer Sarah Ward created a masterful mix of art deco and traditional Chinese architecture.
Leave the heavy backpacks behind!
Dacors new offering features a hand-painted porcelain interior.
Edmontons coolest new coffee shop and a Vancouver pop-up with a new full-time home.
Meet the 40 finalists on our 11th annual Foodies of the Year shortlist.
Produce going south? Here's how to salvage it and keep it from the compost pile.
Skins, stems, offcutsthese dishes use it all.
We want to try every recipe from vlogger Lauren Toyota's debut cookbook.
Zucchini, bacon and pecorino make for an irresistible combination.
We weigh the pros and cons of four local meal-prep services.
An exclusive look at how our stylists and photographers create the perfect shot.
Submit by April 13, 2018, for Western Living's 11th annual design competition.
Enter this year's Designers of the Year competition to get your work in front of these all-star judges.
Get your clothes, hand cream and custom concrete in these fresh spaces.
Conor Preston from Figaros Garden knows all the tricks for making your indoor garden growso your mojitos will never have to suffer again.
From soba to pho to cacio e pepe, we're celebrating a world of noodle dishes.
Café Medina's Adam Perrier shares his best tips for mastering meat, chicken and veggie stocks.
Mix to your heart's content with this retro-cool kitchen appliance.
We asked, chefs answered.
California Closets brings forever home dreams to life.
Enter now for your chance to snag a few of our fave titles.
Bold coffee tables, cozy seating and more of what's new in stores across the West.
Fresh and fruity green juice blends to kickstart your 2018 health goals (if you haven't done so already).
Reset ho-hum winter meals with an injection of colourful and tasty veggie-forward dishes from the West's top chefs.
It's time to think compact.
This winter, treat yourself to a food adventure along the sunny beaches of San Diego.
It's time to start planning your dream home.
Step up morning omelettes with a side of portobello bacon strips.
For its 10th anniversary, the perennially revered cookbook is revised and re-realeased in full colourand its up for grabs.
A sleek new jewellery boutique comes to Vancouver, while Edmonton opens its first micro-mall.
Gorgeous transformations to inspire your next home makeover.
Expert advice, design inspiration, renovation how-tos and more.
These are the dishes our readers loved most in 2017get ready to feast.
Designer Negar Reihani reveals her trick for mixing contemporary and traditional looks.
We love all the homes we feature in the pages of Western Living, of coursebut reflecting back on the past year, it's clear we've all got our own favourites.
We had a staff party at La Mezcaleria last year where they served this queso fundido and we're still talking about it.
From rooms drenched in saturated colours to curvy new pieces and maximalist spaces, design trends for 2018 decidedly kick up the luxe.
Smoked glass and see-through accessories and lighting inject that trending 70s vibe.
Our rooms may be square, but the future is soft, feminine and undeniably curvilinear.
It's time to embrace dark (warm!) wood tones and retro terrazzo tile.
Layering tones and shades creates rich interiors in any singular palette.
Enough playing it safe, this emerging ethos is about embracing the unusual, the distinct and the standouts that dare to make a statement.
Mix-and-match patterns take centre stage in everything from fabric to tile.
Drum roll, please!
From roasted goose to plum pudding, retro holiday recipes get a delicious update.
Retro-cool lighting, the prettiest pillows, cozy seating and morenow in stores across the West.
The West just got a whole lot tastier.
Weve narrowed it down to the Top 5keep voting for our first-ever Home of the Year! The winner will be revealed Wednesday, December 20.
The House of Bohn creative director on how to design a vintage-inspired holiday table.
Why not celebrate the holidays under the big top?
Chef Dan McGee shares his best tips to help you make the perfect gravy for your holiday meals.
These gourmet treats are a one-size-fits-all gift that makes holiday giving a breeze.
Special finds to make the space.
Keep the good times rolling with these foodie faves.
Candles, incense and perfumes to soothe and delight.
Its our biggest gift guide ever, featuring locally sourced goodies that are making our wish lists this year.
Our favourite reads to give (and receive) this holiday season.
Picks little ones will love.
Fair-trade textiles, the perfect gift wrap and more designers' picks.
A sparkling night spent honouring Calgary's most influential movers and shakers.
California Closets saves a small space.
Good design springs eternal.
Is it your time to win this made-in-Vancouver watch?
How to make a basement bedroom into a bright and airy oasis.
Hasselback potatoes are not only easy, but unique, prompting the question, why didnt I think of that?
Plus a you're-gonna-want-to-eat-this-all-season-long beet salad recipe from the Salted Vine Kitchen and Bar's chef Jeff Park.
Enter to win four tickets (and a limousine ride!) to this year's Kids Help Phone Homes for the Holidays fundraiser.
The prettiest new paint colours, folksy dishware and more on-trend pieces.
These gold table lamps put a modern twist on '70s style.
House of Bohn's creative director finds fresh inspiration in this bustling Sichuan city.
Enter now for a chance to attend and win 100 Circle Craft dollars to spend at the Circle Craft Christmas Market!
This 3.3 litre saucier pan in classic stainless steel will have you cooking like a pro in no time.
Tight corners, narrow spacesno problem!
Apron front sinks by BLANCO add a touch of modern country.
Small square footage doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style.
Eat! Vancouver, the Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Fest, Fashion Calgary's Portrait Campaign gala and more fun ways to fill your social calendar.
Elevated pub food, casual Middle Eastern fare and more hot rooms now open in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton.
A perfectly seasoned Brussels sprouts recipe from the new "Best of Bridge Sunday Suppers" cookbook.
Say hello to your new DIY project.
"The neighbourhood has a ton of character, and it's alive 24 hours a day."
Chef Alden Ong shows us how to make a kale salad the right wayand shares his recipe for a celery remoulade dressing.
Professional organizer Hannah Young shares her best tips for decluttering your most lived-in spaces.
Sweet (!) and savoury garlic recipes inspired by Langley's Purity Farms.
Three beautiful bedroom looks from three Western Canadian designers.
Let these gorgeous homes inspire you to add a dose of colour to your kitchen.
We celebrated 10 years of Designers of the Year awards this past week (and we have a sneaking suspicion it was our best party yet). Here's a look at your photos from the big night!
An outdated bathroom gets the luxe spa treatment.
Dsquared2 founders Dan and Dean Caten love the Mykonos lifestyle.
Wait till you see the ceiling heights on this 630-square-feet laneway home.
Space saving tables, whimsical area rugs and more cool new products.
Inside the studio with Steven Pollock, 2016 Furniture Designer of the Yearand maker of this year's sleek trophies.
A Calgary duplex designed by the team at Lighthouse Studios Residential Design is a prime example of sustainability.
For this party-ready salmon bake, chef Ned Bell keeps the prep simple with a classic French sauce.
Stylish dressing tables to inspire.
Local restaurants have some fun with the classic dish.
These colour combinations bring a refreshing summertime vibe to the bedroom. (We're not ready for fall yet!)
Where to eat, stay and play in this small, relaxed mountain town.
Because sometimes it's hard to choose between rich, decadent chocolate and fresh (healthy) fruits.
To celebrate our 10th annual Designers of the Year awards, we chat with past winners about how far they've come since taking home the DOTY trophyand what's next on the horizon.
Discover the lengths our food-obsessed writers will go for one perfect bite.
The entries came pouring in from all across Western Canada for the 10th anniversary of our design competition. We're delighted to present the cream of the crop.
Five up-and-coming designers from across the West.
This gorgeous space might just make you think about wallpapering your kitchen.
It actually is a big island (the rest of the Hawaiian islands combined could fit inside its borders), and that means there's no shortage of sights in this geological wonderland.
In the middle of the vast Canadian Prairies rests a 16,000-ton boulder. To call it an anomaly is an understatement. It stands as a timeless contrast to the surrounding landscape. It’s bold. It’s out of place. It’s somewhat of an impossibility. No wonder this peculiar landmark inspired the name Big Rock...
Designer Leanne McKeachie combines period details with modern aesthetics in an elegant ensuite.
Why Merit Kitchens is an experience for life.
Six designer ways to combine wood and white accents in the master bedroom.
Easy ways to upgrade your painting game.
EQ3 creative director Thom Fougere shares his favourite Nordic spots.
They even let you bake cookies in the test kitchen (yum!)
Why one of the rainiest places on earth just happens to be the greatest place to take a little R&R.
Experience Western Canada's largest and most celebrated tennis event.
Sleek lighting, curvy furniture and more glam decor we're coveting this season.
With a focus on Passive House design principles, this Victoria home is built to last.
Chef Campbell Kearns of Covert Farms shares his favourite Harvest Dinner recipes.
A chic chocolate shop, a bohemian apothecary, a luxe new kitchen showroom and more new rooms from across the West.
From living rooms and kitchens to patios and '70s-inspired conversation pits, there are myriad ways to make use of sunken spaces.
Winners to be announced August 31 and profiled in our September issue!
With a focus on Canadian manufacturers, Sandys Furniture stays ahead of the design trend curve.
These tough-to-find bottle are worth seeking out.
A master bedroom transformation by California Closets
Curator extraordinaire, Kate Duncan, gives us the scoop on her fave neighbourhoods, restaurants and shops.
These chefs, bartenders, restaurateurs, producers and designers are making the West a delicious place to live.
Top-notch road ride recommendations from a passionate OK cyclist.
Colourful additions to smarten up humdrum countertops.
Making a small space comfortable is a challenge more and more homeowners face.
At McKinley Beach and The Cottages, you'll feel like you're on vacation all year long.
The best wine vacation destinations in the Valley.
Designer Ana Cummings creates a luxurious space with wild wallpaper and animal print.
Coast Appliances debuts their new space at a designer soiree.
Guidelines for mixing stripe, geometric, floral and organic patterns.
Sure its got Waikiki, but theres a bustling food and culture scene that starts where the beach ends.
When a Vancouver couple was downsizing from 4,700 to 1,700 square feet, California Closets design consultant Emma Beaty had to be creative with storage solutions.
It's all about the cabinets.
We're swooning over spring seating, colourful serving trays and metallic pendant lights.
Embrace the season with bright colours, fresh blooms and outdoor oases.
In the rapidly growing city, Concord Pacific is upping the ante with its latest development, Park Boulevard.
Designer and artist Martha Sturdy shares her favourite Pemberton haunts.
If the room has a mid-century or Scandinavian style, the team at Vancouver's Falken Reynolds probably designed it.
The best places to eat, play, shop and stay as you make your way down the Oregon Coast.
Delicious ways to top your toast.
The West's best chefs weigh in on the latest kitchen gadgets.
Let Robinson Lighting & Bath Centre show you how to create a more cohesive kitchen with this unexpected design pairing.
Design-forward ideas to help you incorporate beautiful, lush greenery in your homes.
Poached, fried, scrambled or boiledwe've got all the tips you need to make your favourite egg dish.
Lindsay Anderson and Dana VanVeller's new cookbook celebrates Canada's bounty.
Elevated comfort food, plant-based butchery and take-out salads to whet your appetite.
Our editorial director, Anicka Quin, hosts a panel discussion designed to inspire.
Thirdstone's Louis Pereira saw potential where no one else could.
Come see their new Vancouver showroom where home appliance shopping is made effortless.
This family home offers comfort while providing energy savings.
How Goldgrass Home can help you create a Five-star experience in your bedroom.
How to slice, dice, fry, preserve, peel and prep like the pros.
A design store that pulls out all the stops and more great new rooms opening across the West.
Looking for something to do this month? Check out these great events happening across the West.
Were on the hunt for Western Livings Foodies of the Yearand we need your help!
Twin mountain towns are made for a weekend of outdoor adventure paired with great diningand a little downtime.
We weigh the merits of three cast iron pans.
Yukon Residences, the latest project by Alabaster Homes, combines location, amenities and style on Vancouver's Westside.
From potato skins and latkes to French fries and ice cream (!), we've found six tasty reasons for you to eat more spuds.
Give the home office a spring refresh with these stylish (and functional!) accessories.
From floors to countertops, there are myriad ways to add this cool industrial material to your master bath.
Convenience never looked this good.
The big Texas city somehow masters the small-town vibe.
While Victoria's Foo Food empire expands across the Rockies, the Trump Hotel brings high-end Chinese restaurant Mott 32 to Vancouver.
John Moroz of Belgard shares insider tips on how to choose the right landscaping contractor.
Moody marble, throwback seating and gravity-defying lighting we love.
This year's panel of industry experts and all-stars is the perfect group to judge this year's DOTY contenders.
Want to prolong the life of your cast iron pan? Follow these step-by-step instructions.
Modern, traditional and everything in betweenthese gorgeous rooms will inspire you to create your own great kitchen, one smart tip at a time.
Avoid this common mistake in appliance shopping.
Interior designer Karla Dreyer uses full-height windows to her advantage in this chic Vancouver condo.
We spend a lot of time marvelling at beautiful interiors, but sometimes its what's on the outside that counts.
Agassiz couple's desire for comfort and efficiency spawns collaboration.
What do a French legend, Quebec-based fashion retailer and Vancouver chef have in common? They've all got new shops for you to browse.
Lighting fixtures can make or break the look of any kitchen, and the sophisticated simplicity of industrial lighting is both on-trend and timeless.
Designer Aly Velji shares his favourite spots to eat and play in New York City.
Chef Jeremy Fox's new cookbook might finally convince you to give up the beef.
Robinson Lighting & Bath Centre shows you how commercial design is as polished as it is practical.
How defogging your windows can make them look like new for a fraction of the cost.
Rusco Industries's triple glaze HPE Argon windows can save you 15 to 25 percent on your heating bills.
Hitting your daily step count (aim for that 10,000, guys!) is easy in these Western Canadian homes.
Taco Tuesday just got a whole lot better.
Give your home some love this February.
A fresh dump of snow in Vancouver has us dreaming of sunnier climes.
How designer Lynn Gentile transformed an awkward space into an intimate lounge for two.
It's Januaryaren't you already organizing your home?
Spruce up your go-to salad with these delicious (and versatile!) dressings.
Designer carpets, custom jewellery, sustainable clothing and more available now across the West.
And you thought desk drawers were only meant to hold stationery and pens.
Sleek Burnaby Mountain remodel earns maison dêtre two Georgie nominations.
Micheal Leckie returns to his alma mater to speak about alternative housing solutions and self-built structures today.
Ditch the brown paper bag and up your office lunch game with our creative cubicle-friendly recipes and tips.
Sweet seating, cozy textiles and edgy accessories we love right now.
Forget the Space Needle or Pike Place Market: Capitol Hill is the true heart of Seattleand no one knows it better than cocktail master Jamie Boudreau.
Australian meat pies, hawaij-spiced fries, casual vegetarian fare and more from the hottest new restaurants in Western Canada.
Because holiday brunches are the best brunches.
Lauren Mote shares her recipe for a holiday cocktail that breaks the mould.
From deconstructed wreaths, to full-on traditional decor, every one of these West Coast homes does holiday their way.
Taking a page out of Earl's cookbook.
10 great holiday gift ideas found across the West.
Keep warm this winter with these six inspired soup recipes.
Give your bathroom a designer's flair with incredible ease with Utile by MAAX.
Chef and cookbook author Julia Turshen shares her secret weapon: the salad dressing everyone begs her for.
From budget-friendly beauties to splurge-worthy finds, we've scoured the West to find something for everyone on your list.
Give the gift of high-definition this Christmas.
Shop local this holiday season at the 9th annual Make It craft fair.
The acclaimed mixologist shares her tips for throwing the bash of the season.
Because, let's face it, we were ready for Christmas as soon as Halloween ended.
Thirteen gorgeous designs (Watches! Rings! Braceletsand more!) from five local jewellers.
Ignite your spirit and feel like a kid at Christmas once again.
Stop by Robinson Lighting & Bath Centre before December 31 to save on style and luxury for your home.
Who says you can't start your day with chocolate?
Winter is just around the corner, and that means plenty of quiet nights curled up at home.
Pretty patterns and playful details come together in the Joue Design x The Working Girl capsule collection.
Celebrity guests (Colin and Justin! Todd Talbot!) hit the main stage at this weekend's Vancouver Home and Design Show.
Get ready to carbo-load.
Meet Shadow 2117-30, the recently unveiled choice for Colour of the Yearand five of our favourite products that put the moody hue to work.
BainUltra's new Charism Collection features three elegant freestanding bathtubs that are ideal for smaller spaces.
Step inside five of Vancouvers most beautiful homesand get your fill of holiday design inspirationat the annual Kids Help Phone Homes for the Holidays fundraiser.
There are as many ways to make fried chicken as there are cooks making it; chicken maven and Top Chef alum Nicole Gomes offers some tips for frying it up yourself at home. Its not as scary as it sounds.
Were calling 2016 the year of fried chicken, as one of the most traditional forms of crispy-salty-crunchy-spicy comfort foods (that very few of us attempt to make at home) has ventured beyond the bucket.
Designer Ben Leavitt seeks out design inspiration in vibrant Jodphur, India.
A cleverly hidden Murphy bed helps this pretty guest room do double duty as a yoga studio.
"Its like having a private concert in your living room."
Crystalline waters and breathtaking viewswhat are you waiting for?
Revisit the best of Alberta design.
Downtown convenience meets oceanfront escape in this maison d'etre redesign.
The world's most reputed Danish designs have been reinventing Vancouver homes for a decade.
Hot new rooms opening across the West this fall.
Goodbye summer, hello sweater weather! To celebrate the first day of fall, here are a few of our favourite recipes that celebrate all this season has to offer.
....valued at more than $400. The drama! The intrigue!
Autumn is the perfect season to #exploreBC.
The Umbra founder shares thoughts on design and branding at Vancouver Special's free speaker event.
Your snaps from our favourite night of the year.
These pups are living the dream.
Well Seasoned's Angie Quaale shares her chicken-roasting commandments (and her recipes for those sweet leftovers).
An insider's guide to the latest in door hardware and plumbing trends.
Witness the stunning architecture and gorgeous interiors of Vancouver's modern homes.
These simple pieces show why you should pay attention to the details.
Made from non-smashable materials, these bowls are both pretty and practical.
The trick to this look? Just pretend its not actually a basement.
Adera's new South Ridge Club includes an amenities room fit for gatherings of any kind.
Silestone by Cosentino introduces new natural stone inspired colours.
From colour to quality standards, here are four key things to consider when buying hardwood.
Meet the DOTY class of 2016, as selected by our panel of internationally renowned judges.
Rising design stars from across the West.
The Michelin-star chef and former MasterChef judge on the art of the grill.
Though Alessis Paolo Cravedi was born in Italy and is based in New York, New Orleans is his real happy place.
Because Pokemon Go isn't the only type of Poke-fun in town.
From Kanye West to WWII, this week's design news has it all.
You don't need a beach to enjoy this quintessential summer feast.
A few new additions to your drinkware collection make happy hour all the more fun.
The juicy books weighing down our canvas beach bags this summer.
The fitness facility at South Ridge Club makes it easier than ever to get active.
These tasty chef recipes for the perfect steak, spicy lamb ribs and braised pork belly might just turn the vegetarians onto meat.
South Ridge Club's premium sports gym encourages resident fitness and a sense of community.
Aderas latest townhome community features top rate amenities and a country club vibe.
Enter to win a copy of William Krisel's Palm Springs: The Language of Modernism.
Calgary's family-owned Rusco Industries offers quality-assured exterior renovations.
Enter to win three barbecue-centric cookbooks (just in time for grilling season!)
5 gorgeous kitchens spark over two dozen design lessons.
An Australian couple based in Tokyo and Hong Kong wanted a BoConcept look for their new Whistler homebut didnt quite know where to start.
Take modernity to the next level.
Meet the contenders for Western Living's 2016 design awards competition!
This year's top Okanagan real estate opportunities.
Enter to win this oh-so-clever designer timepiece.
Four spectacular wineries (and one beautiful resort) you need to visit during your next holiday in the Okanagan Valley.
This year's winners are making the West a delicious place to live.
Four super-simple dishes to make summer entertaining a breeze.
Wine and design wisdom make for the perfect pairing.
A sophisticated space just right for entertaining.
An exclusive look inside 8X ON THE PARK
Alabaster Homes brings new life to significant Vancouver cross streets.
Our resident expert sources some OK outdoor pursuits.
Add these patio-perfect cocktails to your summer drinking playbook.
Our team shares its list of entertaining must-haves for the season's barbecue parties.
maison d'etre owner Rob Capar invites us inside his own Vancouver condo.
Join editor-in-chief Anicka Quin for a glass of wine as she chats with top designers in the first of our brand-new WL Design Talks.
When the first big barbecuing opportunity of the season presents itself, you're going to be well prepared.
There's cornbread. Yeah. Cornbread.
Baker Joanna Schultz shares her recipe for the ultimate fudgey chocolate cookie (which also happens to be gluten-free!)
From riding the waves in Tofino to riding the rails through the Rockies, we've got your long-weekend plans covered.
Busting out the bevs? You're going to want to serve up some of these great bites to keep the cocktail party going well past happy hour.
(As if you needed any.)
Sun shining, cool beverage in handthere's no better place we'd rather be than sipping and sunning on one of these gorgeous patios.
Trademark Renovations' Blair Foisy shares how renovating can make your dream home a reality.
Spot prawns are here for a good time, not a long time each May, so you'll want to make the most of the fast-and-furious season with these four great recipes.
Dekton set to change the surface industry.
Our team spills their personal picks for Mother's Day.
Your Classic Chair March Madness winner revealed!
Add the right finishing touch with these designer tips.
The Montebello show home by Astoria Custom Homes brings French countryside elegance to the city of Calgary.
BoConcepts new Copenhagen Wall System offers sleek, personalized storage for any room in your home.
Hey Big Tuna, your lunch deserves one of these recipes.
Which classic should be crowned the ultimate chair?
Calgary's Dorsia Designs builds homes to suit their owners.
Sweet and savoury dishes that benefit from the strong, tart taste of rhubarb.
Because we all know Mother Nature is world's best decorator.
So make this tasty recipe.
Heres a list of Instagram profiles our team is hooked on browsing (in between meetings, on coffee breaks, over lunch
How to peel (almost) everything, by Reuben Major, executive chef, Belgard Kitchen.
Our Classic Chair Battle Royale continues well into April with a new duo of contenders.
The quarter-finals continue, matching up minimalist style against high function.
Another two iconic chairs go head-to-head in the next round of our March Madness Classic Chair bracket.
Sign up for our newsletter and you could win a limited edition Aroma Breeze nebulizer from Saje Wellness.
Fall in love with your home again with award-winning designs by Astoria Custom Renovations.
Carnivores: brace yourselves.
Two great chairs made it to round two of our Classic Chair March Madness challenge: only one will move on... and you get to decide which.
Three Vancouver households explore what home really means to them: space or place?
From quick breads to get-your-hands-in-there kneaded loaves, these recipes serve up a slice of comfort this weekend.
The new Shaughnessy Residences by Alabaster Homes offer award-winning townhome designs and ideal neighbourhood amenities in the heart of up-and-coming Marpole
A duel between two smooth operators.
Is there any battle more challenging than the one you have with yourself?
Looking for a culinary challenge? This recipe is a tough onebut it's also a dinner party show-stopper.
Our playoff series continues with a battle between two chairs inspired by the Dutch De Stijl movement.
The Masters chair takes on "the Master of the chair," Hans J. Wegner.
From virtuous to downright indulgent, these snack recipes should satiate your snack needs. For now.
Alberta Hardwood Flooring offers unrivalled selection and product expertise.
Our March Madness Classic Chair competition gets down to the wire.
7 designer tips for crafting the ideal island.
In this latest instalment of March Madness (Chair Edition) it's beauty vs. utility.
If you're redesigning your kitchen, you'll want to know this term.
Enter to win this cream-coloured, four-slice Smeg toaster from Pacific Specialty Brands.
Brighten things up with these tips from design experts.
In the second instalment of March Madness, the classic chair edition, the Barcelona Chair takes on the equally classic Eames Lounger. Which chair will prevail?
The easiest way to keep your kitchen clean? Design it with plenty of storage in mind.
The guilt-free treat we've been waiting for.
It's March Madnessthe classic chair editionand first up it's the Egg chair vs. the Womb chair.
This is how the editors of a design magazine do March Madness: pitting 16 classic chair designs against one another.
With fresh fruits and bright flavours, these seven simple recipes should be part of your spring dinner table.
The WL team is getting a jump on spring clean-up-your-act season with these top picks for organizational home furniture and accessories.
Forget what the wine snobs told you: fruit bombs aren't all bad.
Our contributing editor Julie Van Rosendaal makes a can't-resist new take on a classic recipe.
The AVA Chair, designed by Song Wen Zhong in 2009, was inspired by an aesthetic that has been turning heads for centuries.
Sorry, chardonnay. We're exploring our options.
Pot pies, stews and a creamy Irish whiskey-cake dessertcelebrate the Feast of Saint Patrick with one of these four Irish-inspired recipes.
The baking geniuses at Purebread Bakery share a few of their favourite treats.
Our Designers of the Year judging panel is packed with industry all-stars.
The all-star panel of judges continues to build with these three design superstars.
Is there a more perfect solution than the humble egg for a meal, any time of day? We think notand these recipes celebrate that fact.
"Our goal is always a natural outcome that helps people feel their best."
Learn everything you need to know about heritage homes and the restoration process in this Vancouver workshop.
Enter your recipe for a chance to win our Home Cooks Challenge!
A London-style kitchen goes up against a modern concrete jungle.
Add comfort, style and inspiration to your office space with the latest pieces from BoConcept.
Easier (and faster) to make than you think, meat pies are the perfect winter food. Make one of these comforting treats this weekend.
The latest kitchen design trends incorporate natural materials, handcrafted excellence and sumptuous shades of gray.
Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Antoine Roset and Paolo Cravedi among the luminaries steering this year's Western Living Designers of the Year.
We may be a few months away from farmers' market season, but citrus fruits are at their prime in the winter.
Dinner and dessert ideas to impress your sweetheart for when you're planning a romantic night in.
Kelly Wearstler, Jonathan Adler and Simon Jacobsen among the star-studded judging panel for this year's Designers of the Year.
When it's miserable outside, tossed leafy greens and any kind of vinaigrette aren't going to satisfy.
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we asked our team what they'll be doing on the most romantic day of the year.
We tapped local chefsincluding Torafuku restaurant's Chef Clement Chanfor special dishes to serve to friends and family on Lunar New Year.
The 12th annual celebration of food and wine.
When the top Vancouver restaurants team up with the finest international winesand you're the VIP guest.
Sometimes you want to dig into a sweet treat that takes a little extra effort.
The people have spoken. Or rather, our Instagram followers have spoken, and chosen their favourite posts from our Instagram this January.
We adore all noodles. You should too.
It's that time of year when we're reaching for extra helpings of our favourite hearty home-cooked dishes.
These surprisingly simple (but definitely delicious) dishes put the humble seasonings into the spotlight.
The U.N. has declared 2016 the year of the pulses (that's beans, lentils and chick peas, FYI). With delicious recipes like these at our fingertips, we're not going to argue.
We're a globetrotting bunch over here at WL and this past year was no exception. Here's a list of our favourite trips from 2015, both near and far.
10 bathing beauties that pair style with pampering.
South of Fish Creek used to be a culinary dry spot...until Starbelly opened up.
Which stories did readers love most? We've got a hot 15 from our year in review.
Come countdown time, the Western Living team will be toasting the New Year with one of these.
16 gorgeous kitchens to inspire your next great renovation.
The perfect ham, gluten-free stuffing, even-better-than-scalloped potatoes: we've got you covered.
Put on your chunkiest turtleneck, get a pot of fondue going, and dream of a slopeside retreat.
We know we shouldn't play favouritesbut with houses this beautiful always on our radar, sometimes we just can't help ourselves.
Our favourite chocolate-centric recipes.
The Western Living team shares the accessories we're counting on to get us through another Canadian winter.
For Christmas, New Year's Day, birthdays or impress-your-new-squeeze Sunday mornings, these are dishes are elegant, elevatedand much easier to make than it looks.
Get into the holiday spirits with these eight festive cocktail recipes.
Our 12 favourite cookie recipes for your holiday exchange, right here.
Our trend forecast calls for heavy doses of black, saturated and sumptuous furnishingsand texture, texture, texture.
A party isn't a party without a cheese plate. Here's how to do it up right.
Six bottles to help you ring in the new year.
The South Granville consignment shop expands its flagship location to include used furniture and home decor.
Here are the must-haves that topped our personal holiday wish lists this year (family and friends take note!).
We asked five Western Canadians with an eye for style what they're hoping to find under the tree this holiday season.
Now is the perfect time to vacation in Costa Mesa. Just minutes from the Pacific Ocean, Costa Mesa is centrally located in Southern California between Los Angeles and San Diego.
Make your home run efficiently this season, and get rewarded for it year round.
The annual fundraiser for Kids Help Phone kicks off this weekend: here's a glimpse into some of the homes.
Montreal-based WETSTYLE partners with Robinson Lighting & Bath Centre.
Former downhillers are flocking to cross-country in droveshere are the top 5 spots to enjoy the sport.
These beautiful tomes make for the ideal gift.
If youre planning a fun night in with games, good friends and a few bottles of wine, serve up one or more of these scrumptious sides.
Settle into a lazy weekend with a few inspiring interior shots that readers loved on Instagram recently.
November temps have us longing for a warm getawayhere are four of our favourites.
The Shop at Calgarys Glenbow Museum offers its own thoughtful collection of treasures.
The next Design Talks Institute event will tackle West Coast Modernism November 25 in Calgary.
Support Famoso Napolitan Pizzeria's charity campaign, in partnership with Mealshare, by buying some Campania sauce for a good cause.
Goodies and gadgets for your shopping listor your wish list.
The week-long whisky, beer and spirit festival runs November 16 through 22 in Vancouver.
These edible holiday gifts are one-size-fits-allthink handcrafted chocolate bars, delectable Earl Grey shortbread and homemade spiced rum.
Inspired by the runway collections of Valentino, Vancouver's bakery maven creates a trending table look overflowing with florals, warmth and texture.
Give into it: It's time for so much cheese.
The latest 007 flick, Spectre, has us itching to get our Bond-inspired drink on.
Costen Catbalues Mary Ann Buis discusses client involvement, personal preference and why custom jewellery just makes sense
Though really, who needs an excuse to eat pie?
Western Livings Anicka Quin and stylist Nicole Sjöstedt shared their favourite picks and best new trends with event attendees.
Try this grapefruit, mezcal, and burnt honey cake from Chefs Eric Werner and Mya Henry.
All the high-stakes cooking drama caught on video at this year's Vancouver Home and Design Show.
A collection of what we're eating and drinking this October.
We look back at past issues of Western Living and Condo to bring you dream bedroom after dream bedroom.
Now is the time for soups and sweaters.
... with an Indian twist, of course.
Over here at Western Living, we like to get our wish lists started early.
All our Hawaii getaway guides, all in one place.
These perfect-for-autumn dishes are hearty, comforting...and completely meat-free.
Explore the new local standard of luxury living at the 2 River Green Grand Opening this weekend
The 100,000-square-foot shop got the star design treatmenthere's your first look.
Add warm metals to anythingyes, even rubberfor an on trend lighting update that will make your home feel cozy this fall
Hard-to-find ingredients and expert techniques are needed if you want to try these delicious recipes.
VIP tours are now available for 2 River Green, Aspacs latest world class community
Ami McKay of Pure Design shows us how to elevate the kitchen pantry into a gorgeous functional space.
We've got you covered this Thanksgiving: our favourites for the perfect, colourful meal.
Vancouver's Hudson's Bay hosts a fall trends party with Western Living editor-in-chief Anicka Quin and stylist Nicole Sjostedt.
Luxe materials like velvet, copper and marble are making a serious comeback.
Celebrating the 2015 Designers of the Year Awards in style.
Just like mom madehere are 5 comfort food recipes from our favourite chefs.
A Victoria bungalow is reimagined as an energy-efficient gem, with plenty of help from home energy rebates from BC Hydro and FortisBC
Presented by Splashes Bath & Kitchen
Feeding friends this weekend? Don't stresswe've got the menu planning covered.
Revel in an evening of bacon-themed food and beverages at Urban Digs Farm in Vancouver.
We chat with this year's winnersarchitects, fashion designers and furniture designers alikeabout their dedication to the details.
Shape up your interior design with one of these fixtures from Norburn Lighting and Bath
The Western Living team looks back at our favourite spaces for reading, relaxing, and quiet contemplation.
From how to work with colour, to how to work with a designerthe WL Conversation Series features top names like Amanda Hamilton and Measured Architecture.
Avoid the Brooklyn hipsters here.
It's hard to remember a time in Vancouver when a red carpet was more star-studded.
Looking good, Vancouver.
Celebrate the end of a great summer with these fresh, vegetable-forward recipes that bring in the harvest.
The culture-forward Fairmont Pacific Rim ups the artistic ante with an all-new podcast tour
Five classic recipesfrom veal schnitzel to a beautiful butter chickento cook this month.
Fly to New Zealand and stay for 3 free nights in Tahiti at a beachfront hotel from $1148* pp
White Rock and Surrey's beach community open their modern homes to the public September 20.
We may have just started September, but our editors aren't ready to give up on summer yethere are five of our team's favourite summer treats.
What are you waiting for?
Find your next Feiss lighting fixture at Robinson Lighting & Bath Centre
There's a bumper crop of cukes at the market: here are our favourite recipes for nature's naturally coolest fruit.
In the West we're positively spoiled when it comes to gorgeous sceneryhere's a collection well-designed rooms that make the most of it.
From modernist architects to a menswear designer, this years winners are at the forefront of the Wests ever-changing, always thrilling design scene.
What better way to celebrate our Designers of the Year issue than with a new look, new size and new logo?
The first rule of being a good guest? Never arrive empty-handed. The Western Living team has cooked up 4 top picks for barbecue party recipes you can try out this weekend on your favourite friends and family.
Grab 'em before they're gone: our 5 favourite recipes for cooking with summer tomatoes.
There's still time to get in one last good trip with friends and family before the end of summerWL staffers share their top suggestions.
Beets, beautiful beets: savour your farmers' market haul with these 5 gorgeous recipes.
These can't-believe-I-didn't-think-of-this-before tricks will save you time and frustration.
From Australia's Outback to your backyardAustralian-born chef Todd Bright shares some of his homeland favourites.
Where you'll find Western Living staffers on a hot day.
It was a good-looking day at the races.
With spaces this calming and beautiful, we don't mind staying in.
Glowbal Restaurant Group opens up a grab-and-go eatery-pâtisserie in downtown Vancouver.
The second annual Garden Dialogues event kicks off Aug. 22 in Vancouver.
What we're coveting this monththe best new home and lifestyle products from across the West.
Leopard-print mirrors, optical illusions and gritty graffitiwe challenged three more brave designers to work their magic with some unusual tiles.
Be the best barbecuer on the block with these tricks from grill king Brian Misko.
Poolside or beachside, we love working through a good book during summer vacation. Here are our favourite reads of the moment.
Hot days were made for easy-drinking, citrusy and floral drinks.
Award-winning chef David Hawksworth shares his favourite ways to make a burger better.
B.C. Blueberry Council releases 5 new recipes based on their (and soon to be your) favourite fruit
For more than 30 years, a sunny patch of Washington State offered a retreat for architect Robert Lemon and his late partner, the great designer Robert Ledingham.
The British Columbia Blueberry Council was established to share the wonders of Mother Nature’s best natural candy, with aims of benefitting blueberry growers and buyers both. An umbrella organization, BC Blueberries represents over 800 highbush blueberry growers in BC, where over 28,000 acres of the richest, most fertile farmland produce...
Our 3 favourite ice cream recipes for the dog days of summer.
Even though we're spoiled for choice in the beer department (craft breweries now more ubiquitous than yoga studios), these are the four beers the WL editorial team keeps reaching for this summer.
A legendary Arthur Erickson home is given new life, thanks to a couple who take their custodial responsibility very, very seriously.
Thrilling performances from Les Miserables and farm-to-table barrel cellar dining set the stage for the release of Culminas new R&D Red Blend
The first in our summer tile challenge series! 3 interior designers + 3 bold tiles = 3 inspiring new room designs.
We're thrilled to announce the amazing contenders for Western Living's Designers of the Year 2015 competition.
Make your home as efficient as you are. And get rewarded for it year round
How to choose a sink that reflects your style and exceeds your quality standards
Designers and tastemakers came out to celebrate the furniture brand in Vancouver's Armoury District.
Eat something delicious this weekend. These staff picks are a good place to start.
Culmina Family Estate Winery Hosts the Arts Club Theatre Company on Saturday, June 13
Grey Goose Vodka presents insider tips from Alex Ploughman, Sous Chef at Chambar
A weekend getaway for the art lover that epitomizes Salt Springs healing vibes; like a constant massage for the soul, or staying at the house of a friend with exceedingly good taste.
Victoria Speciality Hardware & Plumbing celebrates 20 years of making spaces beautiful
We asked hiking expert Josh Hoggan for the best trails in the Okanagan.
To find the best wine in the OK, we went straight to the winemakers and asked them to tell us about a bottle that they admire. And so on. And so on...
Download our guide to the Okanagans real estate opportunities
Sip your way through the south Okanagan
Weve tasted a lot of doughnuts, but these four hit the sweet spot.
It's time to break out the board games.
Roll out the picnic blanket and celebrate summer with these fast and fresh recipes for the great outdoors.
Ready to reno the bath? Make it perfect with these top tips.
In the 2015 Canadian Cheese Grand-Prix, seven Western Canadian producers stood out.
Learn how to get a bold and bright entryway from this Victoria townhouse.
Weve enlisted the Iron Chef to create a simple outdoor menu thats short on fussiness and long on taste.
As a whisky ambassador, Dan Volway travels far and wide telling folks about the wonder of the Scots great gift to the world.
Download our guide to the best appliances, backsplash tiles, countertops and more to get started on your kitchen reno.
A new winery restaurant concept, a cozy Edmonton craft shop and some hotly anticipated designer outlets.
We've got another all-star panel of judges this year. Submit your package and wow these design legends.
Our shortlist shines a spotlight on the up-and-coming Western Canadians who are reimagining the way we eat.
Weve been privileged to document the Wests explosion of great food during our magazine's history, and were even prouder to present our 2015 Foodies of the Year winners.
Designers of the Year winner Matt McLeod shares his favourite Mexico City design spots.
From a chair design inspired by a blossoming flower to a Greek-chic Jonathan Adler vase, our editors have created the ultimate wish list of hot new products from across Western Canada.
The earthy wine red of Pantones colour of the year for 2015, Marsala, is a delicious shade for home decor.
Planning a dream kitchen? Get inspired by these smart tips from the pros who make it look easy.
Inspiring displays, smartly designed work stations and of course, plenty of pretty tiles.
The Calgary-based designer gives us the scoop on some of his must-haves.
We caught up with Stephanie Brown, featured designer in our latest Designers At Home issue.
Its been a few months since weve visited a summer-fresh farmers market, but that doesnt mean that your salads have to suffer. Julie van Rosendaal makes the winter salad a thing of beauty.
Looking for a little holiday reading? We've compiled the winning list of reader favourites from the last year. Here's to even more inspiring spaces and wonderful meals in 2015.
The best new runs and the coolest gear for the upcoming ski season. Get ready to hit the slopes.
A Burrard Inlet island cabin for the price of a studio condo?
11 of our favourite new furniture and decor accessories from across the West.
Annual Kids Help Phone fundraiser provides exclusive access to the city's top homes, including Casa Mia.
Exhibit designer for Winnipegs Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
Great designs, pieces and decor, from the pages of Western Living this year.
Even more gift ideas to make your holiday shopping a breeze.
A neutral palette doesn't have to be boring. Designer Alykhan Velji shows us how.
Our ultimate holiday wish list is packed with pretty handcrafted platters, luxe throws, gorgeous cookbooks, cozy pyjamas with a serious pedigree, and dozens of other giftable goodies sure to spread holiday cheer (whether you're giving or receiving).
Live big even in the smallest of spaces with smart storage options and modern double-duty pieces designed to help you stay organized in style.
Calgary author of Decades of Decadence, which won Best Culinary History Book at the last Gourmand World Cookbook and Wine Book Awards.
Michael Harris' The End of Absence has been nominated as one of the four finalists for the Governor General's Award for non-fiction.
Looking for a hot new restaurant or shopping experience? We've found three new hot spots that are sure to delight.
Each month, we scour the West for our favourite new products for the home. Here's this month's dazzling dozen.
This seasons furniture trends celebrate craftsmanship and simplicity of materials.
The goods we're coveting this month, from a modern new Tiffany collection to delicate, angular pendant lamps.
A hot new Edmonton Mexican restaurant, the first Canadian Nordstrom and a Victoria vintage shop designed to inspire.
The Dutch designerthe man behind the infamous Moooi Random lightspeaks at IDSwest in Vancouver this weekend.
Designers of the Year would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors.
Rethink the classic stone as organic, not opulent. Pair with warm metals and woods to perfect West Coast chic.
Where to eat, stay and play in Seattle, Washington.
Designer Seth Grizzle's secret trips for creating a thoughtful getaway in his hometown.
This years winners have battled against hundreds of other entries before dozens of judges to proudly lay claim to the title Designer of the Year.
The Vancouver-based companys new store on Robson Street is inspired by modern west coast design.
You just need to head a little bit (a lot) South.
Ideas, contests, events, sales and parties, take advantage of these special offers during Design Week
Now open in South Granville, California Closets celebrates with a successful and fun opening party
The most Canadian part of America is stepping up its game with a luxury cottage community designed for those seeking an ocean escape
Five designers share their best tricks of the trade for creating a smartly designed home.
Catch a glimpse of aurora borealis from this great viewing spot in Saskatoon.
Juicy huesthink bursts of orange, sunny yellows and watermelon redsinfuse summer style with plenty of personality.
Editor-in-chief Anicka Quin selects the best of the iconic design show
Get the insider scoop on Gastown, Main Street and the Armoury District from some of the city's hottest designers.
Achieve both form and function in your kitchen and dining space with these expert tips.
Skip renovating stress and head to Splashes Bath & Kitchen
As if Hotel Zed wasnt cool enough already, its added a hot pink waterslide and a menu of modern comfort food to its repertoirejust in time for summer
Trove wallpapers turn a simple design into art.
The chair of Media Architecture Design Edmonton (MADE) shares his thoughts on the thriving Edmonton design scene.
Kelowna-native and Top Chef Canada contestant Evelynn Takoff shares her favourite Okanagan spots for foodies.
Our feathered friends adorn the seasons most covetable accessories, paired with botanical prints and designs that add a little whimsy.
The British-born artist and author shares his favourite Cook Street Village haunts.
Vancouver designer Melanie Finkleman shares her tricks and tips for creating a beautiful kitchen.
Designer tips and tricks for turning your bathroom into the most beautiful room in the house.
Through careful, totally selfless research we've compiled the ultimate list of stores to help outfit your home with everything from on-trend lighting to statement seating.
Todays outdoor decor evokes vintage charm, but that nostalgic patina is applied with modern aplomb.
Karine Moulin, pastry chef for Hotel Arts, Calgary, and Top Chef Canada Season 4 contender.
Lets get geometric: the angular approach is popping up on everything from nesting tables to wallpaper. Bring in a few faceted designs to add a light-reflecting element to your room.
New in stores across the West
Where to eat, stay and eat some more in L.A.'s up-and-coming foodie neighbourhood.
What's the difference between black tea, green tea and rooibos? Beloved the world over, the humble cup of tea has evolved from its original medicinal origins in China into the comforting brew we know and love today. Here, four of its most familiar types.
These prints from photographer Janis Nicolay are the perfect finishing touch to your latest home makeover.
An enduring Canadian design celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Our editor-in-chief's favourite trend comes to the kitchen.
Author of A Tale for the Time Being, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize; resident of B.C.s Cortes Island and New York City.
Tulip Festival, Agassiz, British Columbia
Our editors' favourite new products from stores across the West.
Western Living's annual collection of the best and brightest foodies in the West.
The chef and owner of La Pentola della Quercia shares his Italian inspiration.
We compile our favourite new home decor pieces from across the West.
We caught up with celebrity designer Sarah Richardson, who headlines the Edmonton Home and Garden show this March, to find out her secrets for getting a fresh look, trying out new trends and finding inspiration in unlikely places.
Interior designer, HGTV host and featured presenter at the Edmonton Home and Garden Show (March 20 to 23, 2014)
Even as the days grow longer, candles are still the ultimate way to set the mood. Find a design that fits with your style: from pillar to oversized aromatic, beeswax to delicate lacquered taper.
With the latest kitchen appliances multi-functionality comes wrapped in fine form.
Victoria Public Market, Victoria, British Columbia
Featured designer at Calgarys Make Fashion event (March 1, 2014).
New in Stores across the West.
No matter what your colour palette, texture plays an important role in creating a cozy and welcoming space. Look for lush knits, felted wool and soft shearling to warm up the cool seasons.
The Olympic medalist and her downhilling-star husband know their way around the mountains.
The four day journey to traverse the Wapta Icefield isnt for the casual skier.
The acclaimed Edmonton designer (of Pure Design and On Our Table fame) shares his secrets for making everyday life beautiful.
The Vancouver architect shares the side of Cabo that most package tourists dont know exists.
The festive 152 feet tall Douglas fir is the tallest Christmas tree this season.
New in Stores across the West
Looking Forward at the Bow Tower in Calgary, Alberta
With the return of bold colour to the home front (just check out that sofa on the cover!), metallics offer perfect, grounding counterpoint. Bring a candleholder, a lamp or a more dramatic statement piece into the mix for a dash of glamour.
Restaurateur, mixologist of Victorias highly anticipated Little Jumbo.
One the Wests most prolific winemakers gets back to her roots.
Seven up-and-comers set to change the face of Canadian design.
Western Living celebrated its 6th annual Designers of the Year Awards on September 12 with 500 designers, architects, local celebrities, media and more at Vancouver's spectacular London Aviation Centre
The latest and greatest design products and accessories from across the West.
Spot these trends we've compiled for 2013 at the Interior Design Show West happening September 19-22, 2013.
The latest crop of cant-miss rooms in the most enjoyable restaurant city in America.
Were half a decade into this exercise of scouring the West in search of the young turks who are shaping (and shaking up) the way we eat, shop and drink, and narrowing the list to just 40 has become progressively more difficult each year. All of which underscores the point that living herewith its near-perfect blend of urban and rural, beauty and bountyis the ideal place to be a foodie.
Emerging designers and up-and-coming innovators who have us on the edge of our seats.
This years feted include ranchers, drink-slingers and everyone in between. The thing they all have in common? A youthful approach to using the bounty of the West with passion and zeal.
Rising stars from across the West in architecture, industrial design and beyond.
Theyre young, talented and pretty damn confident. From Edmontons 27-year-old foodie blog queen to the 30-year-old chef whos upending Vancouvers Italian scene, these are the men and women reinventing how we eat in the West.
These restaurateurs, chefs, winemakers, bartenders, producers and activists have rocked local palates in their own communitiesand changed the way we eat across the West ... one delicious plate, glass, taste at a time.