SAVOURY COCKTAILS TO TRY NOW

One needs look no further than the quintessential Canadian cocktail, the Caesar, for the perfect example of a savoury cocktail. But from smoky to herbal to vegetal, more foodie flavours are entering the bartender lexicon. Read more…

_DSC2916-f

PORT RENFREW: OUTPOST OF COOL

When you need to get away, really away, then wild and wondrous Port Renfrew surrounds you with forest, sea and as much serenity as you can handle. Join YAM on a getaway along a twisting ribbon of West Coast Highway, just two hours northwest of Victoria.  Read more…

HOUSE TOUR: INTO THE WOODS

With great respect for the forest, this couple built their home on Denman Island, creating an eminently livable work of art. Designer Etienne de Villiers calls it a modern home that will stand the test of time to become an enduring classic.  Read more…

_MG_6282-f

LIFE LESSONS WE CAN ALL LEARN FROM MOMS

With Mother’s Day approaching, YAM talks to four inspiring moms who have each experienced their own struggles and joys. They share their profound life lessons about unconditional love, and how they learned to let go and trust that voice of inner wisdom.  Read more…

HOUSE TOUR: SMALL SPACE, AMPLIFIED STYLE

Beyond its undeniable stylishness, one of the most striking aspects of Jody and David Adelman’s new townhouse is how they’ve optimized the space. Smart modern design, perfect furniture picks and sleek custom built-ins mean this couple can live large in their small-scale home.  Read more…

DISCOVER HUMBOLDT SQUID: A TASTE OF THE DEEP

This “monster of the deep” and darling of sustainability-minded chefs is popping up on menus across the country. Unlike the ubiquitous baby squid imported from Asia, this eco-friendly option — found in B.C. waters — offers a fresh clean taste of the ocean.  Read more…

58221 Verve Stripe-f

DESIGN TRENDS: WILD ABOUT WALLS

When it comes to wall trends, 2016 is a myth-busting year. Feature walls are out and so is the notion that small rooms need small patterns. So toss out your preconceptions and let’s look at what’s big in walls. Read more…

feature

A DARING CONDO RENO

When faced with the dilemma of buying a new condo versus renovating an older one, a Victoria couple proved that out-of-date can become spectacular in the hands of an innovative designer. Read more…

YAM_JanFeb_24

THE DREAMY WORLD OF ARTIST RENEE NAULT

To say Renee Nault is a nerd misses a key attribute — she is a cool nerd, something altogether more interesting. From fantastical creatures to modern-day mermaids, the Victoria-based illustrator knows no limit to her artistic imagination. Read more…

feature

FASHION: MOODY BLUES

Is Raintoria giving you a case of the blues? We’ve got the cure! Designers are going crazy for this flattering hue, creating eye-catching pieces in shades from vivid aqua to deep navy to invigorate your wardrobe this season.  Read more…

Warren Zelman Photography

RUN AWAY WITH US — TO THE CIRCUS!

Dream of soaring on a trapeze? Being shot out of a canon? Clowning around? Island Circus Space is setting up their school in Victoria and whether you’re 10 years old or 50, there’s something for everyone under this Big Top.  Read more…

feature

HOUSE TOUR: SALT SPRING MODERN

To make the most of its stunning setting on Salt Spring Island, this home uses a series of airy, light-filled pavilions. The modern décor, wood-crafted furniture and nature-inspired art set the stage for elegant coastal living.  Read more…

Freshly cooked beef soup in large pot

BOOST YOUR HEALTH WITH BONE BROTH

Chicken soup has long been known for its health-giving properties, but rebranded bone broth is the new nectar of the holistic gods. This delicious, nourishing health booster is making the transition from traditional to on-trend.  Read more…

feature

YAM’s Best of 2015

As we head into 2016, we’ve been looking back over our favourite features and photographs of 2015. Here are just a few of the highlights, including envy-inducing homes, sumptuous foodie finds, bold fashion statements and inspiring local talent. Read more…

irreverentpalette

2016 DECOR COLOUR TRENDS

There’s a whirlwind of white coming to home interiors this year, influenced by everything from Parisian architecture to snow. YAM’s design expert presents some beautiful palettes with white as the unifying factor.  Read more…

_MG_5227bfeature

HOW GIVING BACK CAN LEAD TO A BETTER LIFE

During this holiday season of giving, YAM talks to some very inspirational people — including, yes, a real-life genie — who are passionate about paying it forward. We also discover why the spirit of giving benefits the giver just as much as the recipient.  Read more…

lodge-feature

THE WEST COAST’S COZIEST WINTER ESCAPES

When winter comes and you crave a relaxing escape but you still want to stay warm and cozy, B.C.’s West Coast offers rustically luxurious getaways where you can wile away the chilly days by the fire or storm-watch from your deck with a hot toddy in hand.  Read more…

feature

MARVELLOUS COCKTAIL MAKEOVERS

These thoughtful and playful renditions of classic cocktails from five inspired Victoria bartenders offer a great way to try a different take on an old favourite. They may just inspire you to get a little creative with your home bar. Read more…

_MG_8358b

FALL FASHION: JET SET CONFIDENTIAL

This autumn, luxury is found in the details, with sumptuous capes and statement coats paired with sleek accessories. It’s your passport to arriving in sophisticated style, whether you’re travelling by land, air or sea. Read more…

Squid Salad with Roasted Rice-feature

DISCOVER HUMBOLDT SQUID: SQUID SALAD WITH ROASTED RICE

Squid typically appeals to more adventurous eaters in North America. Besides pub-style calamari, this preparation is a gateway dish: forgo the tentacles (first time around) if you think they look too intimidating in a salad. The roasted rice adds a nutty flavour and great texture—and a guessing game with your guests. Want more seafood recipes […] Read more…

Ocean Wise-feature

OCEAN WISE COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY

Together with Whitecap Books, we’re giving away a copy The Ocean Wise Cook Book 2, created by Jane Mundy with the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program. It features recipes from chefs across Canada, including Warren Barr of Vancouver Island’s Wickaninnish Inn. With recipes for 40 species of seafood, from oysters to octopus and from pink salmon […] Read more…

1 2 3 19