August 2014 archive

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A LUXURY ECO-CONDO HOUSE TOUR

When planning this space for a father and his teenage daughter, designer JC Scott looked locally, creating a healthy home filled with unique and luxurious furnishings that exemplify West Coast Urban Contemporary style. In showcasing the best of local, sustainable design, Scott created a true natural wonder. Read more…

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DECODING MEN OF STYLE

The history of male refinement is long and proud, stretching from Beau Brummell to Andy Warhol to CeeLo Green. YAM magazine’s Joe Dandy sets out to decode men of style who pursue elegance as a calling — and learns that dandyism is an essential counterbalance to aspects of modern culture.  Read more…

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CELEBRATE LOCAL WITH ISLAND DISTILLERIES

YAM celebrates the best new offerings from Vancouver Island’s artisan distilleries, which are producing upscale options for the latest cocktail creations. These distilleries are, in fact, a perfect complement to the Island’s agricultural richness. Expect concoctions that celebrate everything from barley to grapes to blackberries.  Read more…

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CREATE A VISUAL FEAST

It’s common knowledge that we eat with our eyes first, which is why chefs approach plating their food the way Monet might have approached his canvas. YAM’s culinary expert shares some techniques you can easily do in your own kitchen to elevate your dining experience. Read more…

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FALL FASHION WEAVES AN INVITING TALE

As with your favourite books, the best fashion spreads tell a story. And much like that rare volume of a classic tome, this year’s fall fashions are characterized by rich hues, elegant embellishments and leather detailing.  Read more…

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STYLE WATCH GOES COUNTRY

You can take the woman out of the city, but you don’t have to leave the fashion behind. The Vantreight Farm’s rustic textures and rich colours inspire this season’s sense of style, with chic but comfy woollens, cottons, and silks accessorized with jewellery by local artisans. Read more…

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DOES TAILORING MAKE THE MAN?

There is a certain charm and old-world mystique that surrounds tailoring. YAM magazine’s Joe Dandy explores the long-honored tradition; how a tailor can add a level of polish to make you stand out; and the ways that clothing really does make the man. Read more…

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