Spring Cleaning Checklist

It’s spring time (yay!). This is the perfect time to clean up the messes that winter left behind and repair any damages.  Most aren’t huge fans of household maintenance but any property requires regular cleaning and care to keep you safe and comfortable. Here is a checklist to help you get going: Go through your closets/cabinets/storage…

4 Tips for Cleaner Stainless Steel

It’s fair to say we clean A LOT of appliances! Although some polishes and cleaners promise gleaming results, nothing cleans stainless quite like vinegar and water.  This is especially great for people looking for natural alternatives for cleaning their homes. Here are a few tips for cleaning your appliances: Tip #1: Use a good microfiber cloth….

AVENIDA FOOD HALL & FRESH MARKET

The new kid in the market scene is the Avenida Food Hall & Fresh Market which opened in December 2018 at the Avenida Place Shopping Centre. More of a food hall than a market, the young arrival offers quality artisan foods made locally. It also has a few fresh organic produce vendors and organic meat/poultry…

Cooking with Kids: Tips & Tricks

Looking for some kid friendly things to do during spring break? We’ve chatted with Sara Brodsky, our Culinary Coordinator, on what her tips are for cooking with children. Sara teaches children how to cook on a regular basis at our Calgary South store. Here’s what she had to say: “I keep them so completely engaged….

Ahead or Back? – Daylight Saving Time (DST)

That would be both….Spring Ahead AND Fall Back. So what prompted us humans to play around with one hour? And does it really matter one way or the other? We’re going to do some time travel to see if we can make things clear with the zany and fascinating history of time. Way back –…

Winery of the Week: Fallen Timber

Eight years ago in Fall 2010, another meadery, Fallentimber, became one of the cottage wineries in Alberta. A prolific brewer, it evolved from Ryan’s Honey, which was established by Blake Ryan in 1969. Ryan’s honey is high-grade, unpasteurized and comes from Fallen Timber’s hives which are strategically placed along the eastern edge of the foothills…

Winery of the Week: Shady Lane Estate

Located in Barrhead, 1 hour northwest of Edmonton is Shady Lane Estate Winery. Like the previous Alberta wineries we’ve focused on, Shady Lane is also a family owned and operated winery, using fruits grown, without herbicides and pesticides, at the property. One of Alberta’s true cottage wineries, Shady Lane distills in small batches to keep…

Staying Active During the Workday

In light of New Years’ resolutions and healthy living, here are a few tips on how to stay active while you’re at the office or school. Start by taking the stairs and skipping elevators and escalators. Cycle to work/school, but if you drive, park your car a bit farther than your place of work and…

Tips for Drinking More Water

You’ve decided to drink more water, right? Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution or just a general goal you’d like to reach, here are a few ways you can incentivise yourself to do it! Water could get boring quite quickly, add a bit of flavour to your water. Steep fresh fruits, vegetable slices or herbs….

How to Customize Your Laundry Room

Let’s be honest, laundry rooms can be awkward. They come in all shapes and sizes and sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what to do with the space. We sat down with Amber Desilets, Design Consultant at Designers Edge, and we asked her advice for laundry rooms. It’s important to keep in mind the actual…

2019 Interior Design Trends

We sat down with Amber Desilets, Design Consultant at Designers Edge, and we nerded out about what we can expect from 2019, design-wise. In 2019, we’ll be seeing more jewel tones in upholstery, in couches, in chairs and pillows. It’s a way to veer away from the previous trends of subdued, light, neutral, grey tones….

Interior Design and Buying for Millennials

Millennials have recently started entering the interior design market as buyers. We sat down with Amber Desilets, a Design Consultant at Designers Edge and we asked her all about Millennials, their buying behaviour and her advice on buying and designing for them. If you’re a Millennial, this is going to make a lot of sense…