Potters Christmas Shop and A Spot of Tea at Honeybee

An Adventure to Surrey for Holiday Shopping and Afternoon Tea Celebrations of any sort were big at my house, and Christmas was no exception. Our house was fully decorated with a good measure of garlands, ribbon and the occasional poinsetta, and each year my sister and I would get an ornament on the night before Christmas,…

Uncommon Goods – Retail With A Conscience

  This summer when I was searching for some sturdy portable BBQs that could be wheeled out to our local beach, or park, and wouldn’t fall apart after merely one use, I came across a super cool site, UncommonGoods, that featuring a super cool BBQ that I had to have. At the time they weren’t shipping to…

Picnicking in Style on Global TV

June 30 Global TV talking picnicking in style. ****In the interest of getting some reference material up this is just in point form for now. Check back for full story*** 1) Canadian Tire – outdoor Shelter, portable coolers, picnic blanket 2) Picnic Items from Bacci’s on 12th and Granville – Place Settings & Cutler and Picnic food…

Petite Patios

Although we are well into mid-summer, it’s not too late to redesign your outdoor living space, or at least give it a spruce up. In Vancouver, apartment living means our outdoor space is rather small, but we’ve managed to utilize it well and have a beer fridge, Weber BBQ, patio set and a good selection…

Urban Digs Farm’s Ten Spring Gardening tips

How does your garden grow? We recently visited our community garden plot at city hall and are in the process of planning what we’ll plant this year. It’s a little bare right now! We just have a tiny spot so are fairly limited, but even with a little bit of land the tips below from Urban…

Shopping For Valentines Day? Shop Etsy and Keep it Canadian!

Plan the perfect Valentine’s Day surprise for your sweetheart by turning to Etsy for all of your gifting needs. Profess your undying love through the written word with kardzkouture luxurious textured fine art paper cards, hand-crafted in Vancouver. The way to his heart could be through his stomach – surprise your significant other by making delicious cupcakes topped with mini heart-shaped cupcake toppers from LovelyLittleThingsB (Calgary), make a…

Patio Gardening

Like most other Vancouverites housing prices dictate that we live in a rather small space meaning gardening for us is just a patio and our community garden. This year we got a bit of a late start to prettying up the patio, but there’s still time for you to add a few plants and pretty up…