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…

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…