Kristina Ikavalko

International Colour Day – Let’s Celebrate “Living Coral”

"Just as coral reefs are a source of sustenance and shelter to sea life, vibrant yet mellow, Pantone 16-1546, Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment," Pantone announces Colour of the Year for 2019. Say goodbye to last year’s Glam rock-ish, Ultra Violet, and hello to this happier, friendlier pinky orange.  From fashion to home décor, this punch of colour ...

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Spring Cleaning – 7 Ways to Use the KonMari Method

Spring Cleaning is a rite of spring that either conjures up feelings of great satisfaction and accomplishment or a big sigh, followed by putting it off until fall. And right now, the currency of cleaning has noticeably increased in value thanks to best selling books like Marie Kondo’s “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” outlining her KonMari method and its European sister book, by Margareta Magnusson, “The Gentle Art ...

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Vancouver Instagram Accounts You Must Follow by liv.rent

10 Vancouver Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow Right Now

For some daily Instagram design and lifestyle inspiration, we’ve compiled a list of 8 favourite, local accounts – all captivating in their own way. We’ve mixed design-focused accounts with lifestyle ones to ensure you are inspired both inside your four walls and out! @elainery Words and images come together in a beautiful, delicate feed that combines eclectic interior shots with gorgeous outdoor images from BC and abroad. View this post on Instagram   A post ...

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FEATURED LISTING: Brand New Burnaby Home

Live in this stylish, spacious residence in Polygon’s architecturally spectacular Midori tower. Located conveniently near Metrotown,  this 2 bedroom 2 bathroom home boasts beautiful contemporary interiors featuring gourmet, bar-style kitchen with a large island, premium stainless steel appliances and hardwood floors. Open the door to your generous balcony and enjoy the views - perfect for summer entertaining!   Amenities include a fully equipped fitness center, yoga studio and a social lounge.  ...

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Boba Bonanza – Vancouver’s Best New Bubble Tea

There’s no denying that Bubble Tea has officially become a Vancouver institution. Much like Sushi in the early 90’s, Vancouver is witnessing an explosion in the number of Bubble Tea establishments in the last couple of years. For the uninitiated, the choices can seem overwhelming.  For the aficionados out there, the excitement over every store opening is palpable as each offers specialties that distinguish them from the others. Here are 7 ...

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FEATURED LISTING: Yaletown Furnished Apartment

Live in this smartly designed, compact 1 bedroom 1 bathroom suite in Onni's 501 development in Yaletown. Stylishly appointed, this apartment features granite countertops, gas range, in suite washer/dryer and a charming gas fireplace for cozy winter eves.  In addition, sliding doors open to city views from a small balcony.   You will also enjoy impressive amenities including an outdoor pool, hot tub, steam room, sauna, fitness center, games room, TV lounge, ...

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How to Go Paperless as a Property Manager

It is 2019 and you have the power, the tools, the critical mass of user adoption to move your project management office into the bright, green future. Usually routine and bad habits are all that hamper efforts to impact change so we are recommending 10 easy steps to make the paperless push as pain-free as possible (less painful than that alliteration anyway!): 1. Scan everything. Get into the habit of scanning ...

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Best Whisky Bars to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Here in Canada we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by donning kitsch green threads – typically top hats or shamrock-emblazoned t-shirts, socks etc., dying our rivers green, and often, inadvisably,  consuming excessive amounts of Guinness or Jameson. Though drinking has been part of the celebration since the beginning, it is worth noting it is a religious holiday dating back to the 17th Century and honoring the 5th century missionary who introduced ...

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FEATURED LISTING: Pet Friendly Pine Place Apartment

This spacious 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom Pine Place apartment in the Lower Shaughnessy neighbourhood features hardwood floors throughout, updated kitchen and bathrooms and ample storage. It is in the well-maintained Pine Place building which is pet-friendly and non-smoking. Living here, you'll have easy access to downtown Vancouver, Kitsilano, Granville Island, South Granville shopping etc. What more could you want? For additional information on this property, view the listing here or in the ...

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Why you should go paperless as a property manager

Why Should You Go Paperless as a Property Manager?

Going paperless is not a new idea but making the switch requires not only smart, robust technology but the will to make it happen. Though change is good, human nature often resists it. However, there is little debate that by eliminating a paper trail, you’ll save valuable time and more importantly, improve what is known as the ‘TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE’ – people, profit and the planet. Here’s a few reasons to ...

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