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…

DIY Remembrance Day Poppies

This Remembrance Day, show your support by making a poppy out of paper. We made a step-by-step guide for those with little to no experience in crafts. You can make this poppy as big or as small as you want depending on how you would like to use it. Supplies needed: Red paper Green paper…

6 Tips for Transforming your Fall Decorations for Halloween

By adding a few elements and reusing your elegant fall decorations differently, you can give your dinner table a Halloween vibe. Tip #1: Start with a black tablecloth; that should set the theme. Tip # 2: Replace your pretty flowers for creepy branches. Tip #3: Add an element of orange; a jack-o-lantern will do. Don’t…

Fall Yard Cleanup

We love the fall! The colours, the weather, the drinks, the pumpkin pies, and all the orange decorations are just so cozy. Before you can indulge in the prettiness of the fall, you need to clean up your yard. Here are some tips and ideas for your fall clean-up. Leaves that fall and settle in…

Fall-Inspired Décor

The warm shades of the fall; the falling leaves’ oranges, yellows, dark greens and browns create a beautiful visual that can inspire. You can use the inspiration and incorporate these accents in your own home. If you don’t want to make major changes for the fall, you can bring wonderful hues of autumn into your…

Winery of the Week, Spirit Hills

Next in our Alberta Winery series is Spirit Hills. A meadery, Spirit Hills was the vision of the owners, Ilse and Hugo and the outcome of years of resolute, closer to earth sustainable lifestyle.  In 2012, they set things in motion and since then, with creativity, fervor and hard work, Ilse and Hugo’s expectations are…

DIY: Felt Pencil Roll

The school year is just around the corner. If you want a unique pencil roll to flaunt, this is the DIY project for you. We are very pleased with the results of making these pencil rolls. Not only was it a meditative process, they were under $7!! Here are the materials we used: Felt sheets…

5 Design mistakes to avoid

Being Matchy Matchy You would think that designers would like the word ‘match’….but it usually makes us cringe. We love things to coordinate, but having every fabric the same on every piece of furniture looks bland and boring. To create visual interest in a space you need multiple layers and textures, colour and patterns. Shop at…

Winery of the Week, Field Stone

We’ve had a closer look at some meads brewed in Alberta. This time we focus on fruit wines, the other type fermented here. To see how things are done in artisanal fruit wine making, we visited the very first licensed estate winery in Alberta, Field Stone Winery. Field Stone Winery was conceived by owners, Marvin…

Mosquitoes are Great, But Not Really

Ahh, imagine one of those warm beautiful summer nights that are made for sitting outside with a cold drink in your hand. You’re enjoying the wonderful temperatures, watching the sun slowly set while you grin; knowing this can be done all over again tomorrow. If only you could sit still for one moment, without swinging…

5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is almost here once again. After the brunch and the dad pampering, make sure to give your old man a gift he will love. Here are a few ideas we’d like to share with you. Bar Fridges Every father is very well deserving of a bar fridge. Bar fridges come in all shapes,…

Winery of the Week, Chinook Arch Meadery

A couple of months ago, we shared our discovery of Alberta wineries and in tune with barbecue season, we will have a closer look at their beverages to give ideas on pairing alternatives to the usual beers and grape wines. To begin the series, we present the first licensed Alberta mead maker, Chinook Arch Meadery….