Celebrating Cinco de Mayo 2019 in Vancouver

Cinco de Mayo 2019 is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with Mexican food in Vancouver! Since we only live a country away from Mexico, there is no reason we can't celebrate over here! Thankfully, Mexican cuisine has an established foothold in Vancouver. We've moved beyond Tex-Mex fusion cuisine to more refined Mexican food. Here's a list of restaurants perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo in ...

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Best Storage Hacks for Apartment Living

As Vancouver densifies and rental rates creep upwards, our living spaces are shrinking posing serious challenges to our storage dilemmas. Let’s face it, chances are high if you live in Vancouver, you have some outdoor hobbies that require gear. These might be a tiny pair of climbing shoes but more often than not there’s usually a bike, skis and/or snowboard in your life. Of course, this is in addition to ...

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From Drab to Fab – 5 Ways to Design Your Bathroom

Some parts of renting suck - particularly the fact that you can't paint or renovate to suit your taste. However, there are other ways to personalize your space. Bathrooms are important and frequently visited rooms - OBVIOUSLY - but they are also often in need of some TLC.  Thankfully, these small spaces can be transformed quickly, easily and cost-effectively.   Here are 5 easy ways to Beautify Your Rental Bathroom    1. Replace the ...

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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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