November 2014 archive

The main event: “What grows together, goes together.”

BRING COASTAL FLAVOURS TO YOUR HOLIDAY FEAST

Surrounded by sea, with rich soil, ancient forests and sustainable farms, Vancouver Island is a culinary heaven. YAM asked Sooke Harbour House, one of the Island’s most lauded culinary establishments, to celebrate West Coast flavours by creating a holiday feast that is sure to be the beginning of a coastal tradition. Read more…

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Fabric Finds: Local Designer’s Inspired New Line

Drawing from memories and inspired by his favourite artists, designer Iván Meade has created a luxurious new line of fabrics. While each pattern expresses his personal aesthetic of “timeless European methodology with a sophisticated, modern edge,” at the end of the day, Meade simply wants them “to tell a story.” Read more…

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DRESS FOR A NIGHT ON THE TOWN

Just in time for the holidays, YAM features chic cocktail attire that puts you in a starring role — from the opera to the martini bar. Featuring fabulous local fashions shot on location in Victoria. Read more…

Braided turquoise necklace, available at Amelia Lee Boutique. $49

GIFT GUIDE: 35 FABULOUS FINDS UNDER $50

Oh, what fun it is! We’ve got you covered, not matter whom you’re shopping for this year. From glittery jewelry, to funky kitchen gadgets, to toys for kids of all ages, find the perfect present for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Read more…

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WHY CAMELOT IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL OPERA

There’s no denying opera can be divisive. People either love it or hate it — there is little middle ground.
In an attempt to appeal to both ends of the opera-appreciation spectrum, The Pacific Opera Victoria (POV) is squeezing in some English this year: a lively concert version of Lerner and Loewe’s 1960 Tony-winning musical Camelot.
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LEST WE FORGET: A LOCAL HISTORY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR

From Classroom to Battlefield: Victoria High School and the First World War, a new book by Canadian historian VHS alumnus Barry Gough, offers a poignant examination of the First World War and its legacy for a school, a city, and an entire generation. It will be released in Victoria just in time for the city’s Remembrance Day ceremonies. Read more…