September 2014 archive

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INDULGE IN WHIMSICAL WINTER FASHION

Look beyond that little black dress. The best holiday dresses are made of lace and shine and everything fine. Indulge in the whimsical with dreamy layers of tulle, creamy winter whites, glittering accessories, and unexpected swathes of colour.  Read more…

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COOKBOOK SHOWCASES TOFINO’S GOOD TASTE

Chef Lisa Ahier shares the secrets of Tofino’s SoBo (Sophisticated Bohemian) eatery in the The SoBo Cookbook: Recipes from the Tofino Restaurant at the End of the Canadian Road. This gorgeous full-colour book offers tempting recipes (keylime pie, anyone?), stories about Tofino and an inspiring foreward by Tofino-ite Sarah McLaughlan.

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5 FOOD-INFUSED BEERS TO TEMPT YOUR TASTEBUDS

The line between beer and food has been crossed with flavourful flair. Joe Wiebe, author of Craft Beer Revolution: The Insider’s Guide to B.C. Breweries, shares five suggestions for B.C. beers with YAM’s “Divine Drinks” columnist Adem Tepedelen.  Read more…

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5 WAYS TO ‘PUT A BIRD ON IT’

If you’ve ever watched Portlandia, you’d be forgiven for thinking “putting a bird on it” is just a funny catch phrase; but embracing our feathered friends is a stylish way to indulge in a flight of fancy. From flirty spring dresses to classic décor, these avian-adorned pieces bring a design-forward feel.  Read more…

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7 SECRETS OF LOCAL STYLE SETTERS

Tired of looking in your closet and finding nothing to wear? Luckily Victoria has its own style gurus who are happy to share their wisdom and the secrets to personal style. Use their savvy tips to create a flattering look that’s all your own.  Read more…

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FITNESS THAT FITS YOUR PERSONALITY

The latest research shows the better your chosen activity fits with your personality and the rest of your life, the more likely you are to sustain it. Enjoyment is also an important consideration. So how do you find the best approach to fitness for your unique personality? YAM checks out a few approaches. Read more…

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DISCOVER SERENITY IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD

More and more, architects, designers and homeowners are creating landscapes that work with nature rather than against it. These “nature” gardens are wild, fascinating places with billowing shrubs and feathery grasses, rain gardens and green walls and plenty of birds singing in trees. YAM explores how to create your own backyard piece of paradise. Read more…

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CHOOSING THE BEST COUNTERS FOR YOUR KITCHEN

From the classic look of creamy marble to the sleek desirability of stainless steel, countertops are style statements, but they also need to suit your lifestyle. YAM talks to the experts about how to make the most stylish, functional choice for your kitchen. Read more…

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TOP 10 HEALTHY HARVEST SUPER FOODS

From apples to wild mushrooms, Vancouver Island’s fall bounty of vegetables provides a rainbow of nutritional benefits, offering your body exactly what it needs in those sunlight-starved fall and winter months. Read more…

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TAKE RISKS WITH YOUR FALL FASHION

The hidden nooks of Victoria’s historic Chinatown provide the perfect backdrop for fall’s strikingly bold fashions. Let these eclectic looks inspire you to roughen the edges, mix your metals, play with textures and layers and take risks. Read more…

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