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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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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Best New Vancouver Restaurants to Check Out in 2019

The blur of Dine Out is behind us so we can sit back and more carefully contemplate all our fair city has to offer in terms of new (or nearly new) eating establishments.  Despite the demands and challenges of running any hospitality venture, and restaurants in particular, Vancouver’s foodie entrepreneurs are continuously putting themselves out there so that we can enjoy some of the most innovative, beautifully prepared cuisine in ...

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How to Feng Shui – A Beginner’s Guide

For most of us,  Feng Shui conjures up vague notions of poorly aligned doors and windows and energy flow. But what does it really mean and how can it be incorporated into everyday living. Feng means "wind" and shui means "water" and according to this ancient Chinese practice, wind and water are associated with good health and fortune and thus, the pursuit of good feng shui.   Firstly, Feng Shui design and Feng ...

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Family Day Fun – Easy Road Trips from Vancouver

FEATURE: PHOTO BY SILVER STAR RESORT   Vancouver is perfectly situated for weekend getaways and as Family Day is fast approaching, we thought we’d give you a few ideas for winter escapes that you may not have considered before. We’ve left out the glorious local mountains and Whistler not because they aren’t worth a visit, but because plenty of ink has already been spilled on their magnificence! …from nearest to farthest. Bowen Island For ...

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Valentine's Day Date Ideas Vancouver

Do you have a date for Valentine’s? We do – February 14th!

That annual holiday dedicated to love (and friendship) is around the corner and the hype machine is on full throttle. There is perhaps no other day that divides the population so clearly into two groups – the romantics and cynics among us. In response, we’ve come up with some ideas that will reboot your v-day game and perhaps even appeal to the eyeball-rolling cynics out there. VDAY CLICHÉ: DINNER RESERVATIONS Do you really ...

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Gong Xi Fa Cai – 恭喜发财 – 2019 Year of the Pig!

Chinese New Year is here and ready to usher in the Year of the Pig for 2019. It is always a time to celebrate with friends and family but especially this year as the Pig is happy, responsible and greatly attached to family.  The Pig is also a sign of wealth and prosperity in Chinese culture - the big ears, and round face all signify abundance promising a year of fortune and luck ...

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Feasting for Prosperity – Lucky Chinese New Year’s Eats

For 16 days of the Lunar Festival leading up to February 4th, New Year’s Eve, the Chinese will be gobbling up certain foods symbolic of good fortune. The feasting culminates on New Year’s Eve, of course, when a full spread typically includes all of the special foods believed to bring good luck. Most commonly these include fish, dumplings, spring rolls and “niangao” – a traditional Chinese New Year’s cake made ...

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Chinese Zodiac: What does the Year of the Pig mean for you?

    PIG | 猪 YEARS: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959 Contrary to what you might think, when it is the year of your Chinese horoscope, it is traditionally the unluckiest year for you, with trouble and danger lurking around every corner. So, Pigs, be on guard! Take stock of the last few years and prepare well for the year ahead. The year of the dog hindered your ability to achieve happiness but this year ...

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