Holiday Shopping at Best Buy

We’ve given you gift suggestions for food lovers on Global TV and in BC Living, and now we are cruising throught the aisles at Best Buy for some more great ideas for those wishing to live the good life in 2016. Our vacuum cleaner sucks, or actually doesn’t suck enough, so we’re thinking the Dyson V6…

Holiday Money 101 – Using INTERAC This Season

Strange that I would write about finances you think? While food has always been my focus, I graduated from Business and worked in Finance for over fifteen years. I’ve worked at independent and bank-run brokerages, taken the Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) course and even passed the first year of the Chartered Financial Analyst before moving on to…

Road Tripping with the Honda HR-V

I’ve been driving a few sporty vehicles lately, but when I decided to take a trip over to Salt Spring Island I needed to bit of a larger ride to carry the inevitable excess of luggage, along with my friend Tess (and her bags), ample room for two others that I’d had planned to take…

The 2015 Honda Fit – It’s a Fit for me!

I’ve been testing out cars again, and I don’t think I’ll stop, even if I have found one that I love! I have to say this Honda Fit’s colour was really what I was initially and fully excited about. This particular ride is bright YELLOW, although, of course, it comes in less prominent colours, but…

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…

Our Fav Bike Rides around Vancouver

Inspired by summer-like weather we have just taken our bikes into get tuned up so we can hit the roads and trails safely this summer. While many may complain about Vancouver’s bike lanes disrupting their commutes, we think it’s great that our city celebrates cycling and embraces this green means of transport no matter what the…

15 Steps to Emergency Preparedness – How to Build Your Emergency Food Stocks

St. John Ambulance is urging Vancouverites to take safety into their own hands and get emergency ready with the launch of their dedicated emergency preparedness blog, 15 Easy Steps to Emergency Preparedness at EmergencyReady.ca. We are sharing this article on how to prepare for an emergency with and how to stock up on non-perishable food items so…

Mother’s Day Gifts Take Two

Well, I dished on some good foodie gifts, but I thought I needed to do one more guide on what to give Mom’s to help them escape from the kitchen as well, just in case your Mom should want to! Jeweliette Jewelry double sided Pearl Earings! Modeled here by one of our fav stylists, Nadia Albano. Love…

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…