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…

Lincoln MKC 2015

We’re currently car-less, so have been testing out numerous models as a result. Our latest one was very hard to return. As Lincoln moves further into the luxury market we’ve see some upscale features in new models such as the Lincoln MKC that we recently took for a spin. This model has a sophisticated look, performs well, has lots…

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…

Driving Tips With Carl Nadeau – Michelin

Since I do a ton of road trips in the summer, I jumped at the opportunity to hang out with professional race car driver, Carl Nadeau to pick up some driving tips for summer conditions. This event involved testing out a variety of different tires on dry road conditions and then wet ones (they flooded…

2014 Ford Focus Titanium

While last year I was tripping down to Phoenix to test drive the Rolls Royce Wraith (covered on Daily XY), this isn’t the type of car that is all that realistic for the vast majority of drivers. On my last trip over to Vancouver Island I tried something a little more affordable and was pleased…

Ford Fiesta 2014

I recently tested out the  new Ford Fiesta 2014.  When I saw the line up of cars I wanted one thing, the car colour that was called Green Envy! I once painted my red car green and have missed that auto-mobile ever since giving it. Rather shallow, I know, but there is of course more…