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Channelling Europe

By Lorraine Brett on Sep 1, 2016

A selection of European fashion retailers recently opened their doors in the Village at Park Royal in West Vancouver to unveil fall lines with a clear nod to the Givenchy couture we identify with Hepburn. Read more...


Laneway Housing

By Janine Foan on Aug 3, 2016

With sky-rocketing real estate prices and a lack of rental units, laneway housing is becoming a viable option for many people. They go by several names: granny flats, garden suites or laneway house, to name a few. But what is a laneway house? Read more...


Dutch Treat

By John Thomson on Dec 1, 2015

We had decided to treat ourselves to a two-day layover between Spain and Canada and because it was a spontaneous decision, we hit Amsterdam without consulting the guidebooks, travelling rough, you might say, and learning about the city on the fly. Here is our list of DOs and DON’Ts for travellers with a limited amount of time at their disposal. Read more...


Snowbirding, Cottage Style

By Jane Cassie on Oct 1, 2015

Where can you book a beautiful 400-square-foot fully-equipped holiday cottage that's close to languid pools, awesome activities and ongoing entertainment for a fraction of the price of a comparable hotel stay? Read more...


Taking the Tour

By Judee Fong on Aug 2, 2015

Considering a retirement residence for yourself or a loved one? Take the tour and ask questions to find the best one for you. Read more...


Check Your Heating System Before the Fall Rush

By Shell Busey on Oct 1, 2014

As cooler nights set in, heating contractors are inundated with calls from Canadian homeowners eager to have their systems serviced after months of dormancy. At the end of each summer season, it’s ideal for you to beat the winter rush by arranging a maintenance visit from your heating contractor. Read more...


Turn Frustration To Love With Pullout Shelves

By Brandon Franklin on Aug 21, 2014

Dealing with the frustration of searching through your deep or hard to reach areas of your kitchen cabinetry to find something can cause you to associate those negative feelings with your home. The good news is that there are solutions that help turn your kitchen from frustration to love. Read more...


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