Accessories

2021 Engagement Ring Trends

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If you're in the market for an engagement ring (congrats!), keeping up with the current trends can seem like a daunting task. Here are the top engagement ring trends to look out for in 2021!

Homes

4 Clever Storage Solutions for Small Spaces

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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.

Accessories

4 Latest Hardwood Trends

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From colour to quality standards, here are four key things to consider when buying hardwood.

U.S.A.

5 Reasons to Escape to Point Roberts

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The “most Canadian” part of America is stepping up its game with a luxury cottage community designed for those seeking an ocean escape

Furniture

5 Tips on Creating Your Outdoor Oasis

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Since more Canadians are treating outdoor spaces like rooms in their homes, Western Living asked Melina Tai, manager of Ginger Jar Furniture to share her tips on creating the perfect outdoor retreat.

Accessories

7 Stocking Stuffers Under $25 They’ll Actually Use

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While it's easy to get caught up in buying knick-knacks and novelty gifts that'll end up at the bottom of a drawer, why not surprise them with gifts they'll actually use this holiday season?

Homes

A Design of Epic Proportions

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California Closets transforms an entire room with one very large, multi-functional storage solution.

British Columbia

A New Approach to An old custom

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The bees are buzzing, flowers are blooming and Stan the caretaker putters in his garden, creating a warm backdrop for loved ones’ final resting places. “Sustainability depends on each of us contributing our unique skills to a bigger picture,” says Trevor Crean, owner and general manager of Heritage Gardens. “We...

Real Estate

A New Legacy

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A stunning development from Qualex-Landmark™ promises luxury, livability and a fresh face for the neighbourhood

International

A Stopover Like No Other

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Fly to New Zealand and stay for 3 free nights in Tahiti at a beachfront hotel from $1148* pp

Real Estate

Altus: Forward-thinking Homes in White Rock

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Whether you call White Rock or South Surrey home and are looking for your retirement dream space, or are new to the region seeking a warm, convenience community, Altus is the space of a lifetime.“This location is so accessible,” says Joanne Hoekstra, real estate advisor for Rennie. “It is close to...

Homes

Art Within Your Comfort Zone

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Any successful project begins with a team that can take a client’s dreams and transform them into reality. The group at Space 9 Interior Design Inc. is that team.

Real Estate

Avenue One

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Convenience never looked this good.

Spirits

Bacardí 


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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...

British Columbia

BC getaways that will make you forget you still have WiFi

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Summer is here. Say goodbye to routine, leave your four walls behind and connect to your inner explorer by discovering new attractions in your favourite places or visiting little-known gems that are completely new to you. Travel is slowly opening up, and residents still have the opportunity to travel in...

Restaurants

Big Rock Brewery

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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...

Real Estate

Caban by Cressey-Now Selling

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Picture yourself relaxing and sunbathing on the beach or taking your fitness to the water with a paddleboard, canoe or kayak session. Visit gourmet grocers, artisan wine shops, breweries and restaurants, or walk, run or cycle through tree-lined paths that connect to downtown Kelowna—all from your front door. This is the...

Restaurants

Casalinga Feeds the Soul

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Casalinga Food Co. brings fresh, wholesome home cooking to catered events, weekly meal lovers, and retail locations—and every ounce is made with reverence for culinary perfection

International

Celebrate the Holidays in Costa Mesa

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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.

Events

Celebrating Dream Homes

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The Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN) Awards for Housing Excellence, presented by FortisBC, highlight the accomplishments of Metro Vancouver’s homebuilding industry.

Homes

Chez Montebello

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The Montebello show home by Astoria Custom Homes brings French countryside elegance to the city of Calgary.

Events

CLOSED: Win a $250 Gift Card from Whole Foods Market

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Barbecue season is in full swing and B.C.’s seasonal offerings are sure to make for another memorable summer at the grill. Shop the best selection of natural and organic food with a $250 gift card courtesy of Whole Foods Market.

Stores

Cozying Up With BoConcept

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Winter is just around the corner, and that means plenty of quiet nights curled up at home.

Wine

Create a Legendary Charcuterie

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Layering flavour, colour and texture will make your holiday charcuterie look fabulous, but the cheese and wine will make it unforgettable.

Bathrooms

Design Details 101

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An insider's guide to the latest in door hardware and plumbing trends.

Stores

Designing with INspiration

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INspiration Furniture’s interior design service is your gateway to a beautiful, personalized look in any room

Accessories

Designs That Shine

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Thirteen gorgeous designs (Watches! Rings! Bracelets—and more!) from five local jewellers.

Kitchens

DISCOVER FENIX

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The innovative, Italian-designed materials surface for interior design is inspired by nature and versatile enough for almost any surface

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Events

Eat good, do good

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Share the love when you dine out to support local restaurants and Food Banks BC

Accessories

Evalina’s Dew BB Cream Gives You the Perfect Summer Glow

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This season, it’s all about a pared-down makeup routine—with lightweight products to enhance, rather than cover, your skin. Evalina Beauty’s signature Dew Benefit Beauty Cream is the perfect way to achieve a luminous summer look with just the right amount of coverage

British Columbia

Experience BC’s Northern Wild, Nature on a Whole New Scale

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If you’re looking for perspective, connection with nature, and space to roam, look to our province's vast and wild northern reaches. Discover glacial valleys, soaring mountain peaks, and wildlife parks—the kind of sweeping landscapes that adventurers aspire to witness.Regardless of how far from home or enormous these parts may appear...

Homes

Feel Good Inside

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Interior Design firm Beyond Beige is taking advantage of the changes 2020 brought and is going within—inside its business philosophy and its design studio—to inspire clients

homes & design

First-Time Landlord? Follow These Tips to Become a Super Host

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There’s little doubt being a landlord can be rewarding and result in earning a handsome income, but it comes with a lot of responsibility and hard work. It also means you’re taking on a considerable amount of risk. Here’s how to manage that challenge.

Events

Free Architects’ Talks

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The West Vancouver Museum's "From the Inside Out" exhibition has been extended to include free presentations by Canadian architects.

British Columbia

From Valleys to Vineyards: British Columbia’s Bountiful Playground

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In the West Coast, we know that the province’s fertile valleys are ripe with, well, food and wine. But did you know that the area that stretches from the fields of the Fraser Valley to the vineyards of the Okanagan is also an ideal spot for outdoor play?For every fresh peach that's devoured, there's an orchard to cycle through. For every Pinot that's sipped, there's a paddle that first needs to be dipped in a cool lake. So, embrace this delectable yin and yang, and rediscover your next great BC adventure.

Lighting

Geometry Lesson

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Shape up your interior design with one of these fixtures from Norburn Lighting and Bath

British Columbia

Haute Art at the Pacific Rim

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The culture-forward Fairmont Pacific Rim ups the artistic ante with an all-new podcast tour

homes & design

HAVAN Award Winners Announced

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The Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN) Awards for Housing Excellence winners were announced on April 30 at the JW Marriott Parq Hotel in Vancouver.

Furniture

History Re-Imagined

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The AVA Chair, designed by Song Wen Zhong in 2009, was inspired by an aesthetic that has been turning heads for centuries.

Events

Home Downsizing While Staying Cash Positive

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Ready to begin the journey to your rightsizing plan? Design and build firm VictorEric’s “How to Downsize in Vancouver and be Cash Positive” webinar is the best place to start.

Homes

Home Tour: Inside a Young Family’s Dreamy East Van Home

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When designing their home from scratch, one young East Vancouver family sought a transitional design that fit with the traditional heritage of the area and their modern tastes. A close working collaboration between Turco Homes, Kalu Interiors and Kitchen Art Design (KAD) made this dream possible. The family consulted with...

Real Estate

How to Cut Reno Costs in Half

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A Victoria bungalow is reimagined as an energy-efficient gem, with plenty of help from home energy rebates from BC Hydro and FortisBC

Homes

How to Start Your Custom Home Renovation: Hints + Tips

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Imagine your dreams of a custom home renovation becoming a reality. Imagine your ideas put down on paper, created into a 3D model, then designed and built within the walls and on the foundation of your existing house. Imagine your tired old home transformed into a new custom dream home.VictorEric...

British Columbia

It all starts in Nanaimo

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Take some time to unwind and enjoy quality time with the people that matter most. Nanaimo is the perfect place for the ultimate staycation—full of adventure, downtime, and exploring!

Real Estate

Legacy On Park Avenue

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Langley’s newest home development captures quality, luxury, and a dream.

Real Estate

Luxury at Raphael

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Located at the convergence of Vancouver’s most desirable West Side neighbourhoods – Point Grey, Kitsilano, and Dunbar – Landa Global Properties is creating the first luxury boutique multi-family residence in the area in 10 years.

Bathrooms

MAAX Marks 50 Years of Innovating in Bathware

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“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.”

Homes

Marpole on the Rise

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The new Shaughnessy Residences by Alabaster Homes offer award-winning townhome designs and ideal neighbourhood amenities in the heart of up-and-coming Marpole

Wine

Master Your Charcuterie

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Charcuterie boards are visually stunning and delight the senses. When it comes to pairing a wine with your board, Robert Mondavi Winery knows just how to bring the elements together

homes & design

Moving First Forward

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FIRST UNITED’s $30 million site redevelopment campaign is your chance to help another person connect, heal and thrive

Home Offices

Optimize Your Office Design

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Add comfort, style and inspiration to your office space with the latest pieces from BoConcept.

Accessories

Our Top Shopping Picks for Fall

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Christmas is just around the corner so we’ve rounded up some of our favourite items that you can gift to your friends, family—and yourself

Accessories

Palladio Brings Magic to Engagement

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‘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 Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.Getting engaged is a momentous occasion. Take it from us at Palladio Jewellers—we know. To make it...

Homes

Reasons to Renovate

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Trademark Renovations' Blair Foisy shares how renovating can make your dream home a reality.

British Columbia

Relax on Salt Spring

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A weekend getaway for the art lover that epitomizes Salt Spring’s healing vibes; like a constant massage for the soul, or staying at the house of a friend with exceedingly good taste.

British Columbia

Rivers, Ranches and Ranges: From Historic Sites to Wilderness Adventure

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Wedged between the Coast Mountains and the Rockies, BC's interior puts you at a crossroads of sweeping ranchlands, grassy vistas, and golden plateaus. And that’s just the landscape. There is a rich history here, too, from the Indigenous peoples whose stories, traditions, and stewardship of the land span millennia, to the ranchers, gold prospectors, and adventurers who braved unknown wilderness to traverse rough terrain and uncharted waterways.

Furniture

Roots of Comfort

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Raphael Navot’s Nativ collection brings the human form back to nature.

food & wine

Sea Spice: Snack with Purpose

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Sea Spice by Kove Ocean Foods brings wholesome, spectacular flavour to your meals and snacks while doing good for the environment and local communities

Lighting

Setting Up Smart Home Lighting

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Every year, home automation becomes more popular. According to Statista (2020), by the year 2025, 46.9% of Canadian households will have some form of automation. Will yours be one of them?

Trends

Spring’s Top Makeup Trends

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From natural, dewy skin to a quirky take on a classic trend, spring looks are all about starting fresh—and your new routine starts here

food & wine

SPUD

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Entertaining

Summer Entertaining at Home

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BCAA home insurance experts provide important tips on safely welcoming guests into your home this summer

Furniture

Supreme, contemporary inspiration

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Whether you are looking for those finishing touch items for your new home, getting started on a home makeover, or just looking for a few pieces to refresh your space, INspiration is here to help. The Vancouver-based contemporary furniture specialist has something for every space, bringing fresh, modern aesthetic to...

Homes

Surrey: City of Tomorrow

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In the rapidly growing city, Concord Pacific is upping the ante with its latest development, Park Boulevard.

Accessories

The Art of Giving

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10 great holiday gift ideas found across the West.

Homes

The Future is Passive

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Design-build firm Blue Water Concepts brings Passive House principles to every build.

Furniture

The Home Office Reimagined

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There are many reasons people take their work home with them, and for some this is part of their new normal. Maximize your home office space with help from Arbutus Furniture & Closets.

Accessories

The Thrill of the Find

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The Shop at Calgary’s Glenbow Museum offers its own thoughtful collection of treasures.

Furniture

Timeless Elegance

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The stunning new collection from Poliform is inspired by the universal will to share refinement, sensuality, culture, and quality.Designer Jean-Marie Massaud reinterprets the living room as a domestic landscape made of organic shapes and curved lines: Sofas and armchairs where design and comfort find the perfect balance, coffee tables that...

Stores

Turnabout’s Latest Chapter

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The South Granville consignment shop expands its flagship location to include used furniture and home decor.

Stores

Urban Escape

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An Australian couple based in Tokyo and Hong Kong wanted a BoConcept look for their new Whistler home—but didn’t quite know where to start.

Homes

Where City Meets Sea

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Downtown convenience meets oceanfront escape in this maison d'etre redesign.

food & wine

Whole Foods Market

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Whole Foods Market has been a leader in sustainable food and natural products for almost 40 years. Founded in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods originally aimed to bring natural foods to the supermarket format. The original Whole Foods Market opened in 1980 with a staff of only 19 people, today the...

British Columbia

Yaletown Is Blooming

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Unwind, relax, and discover your town and a new you with a spring staycation in Yaletown.