HOME AS A MODERN SANCTUARY

Sustainable materials, soaring ceilings, an open concept plan and abundant windows with views of the forest are artfully combined to create a Victoria home that feels like a modern sanctuary. Read more…

A Festive Recipe for a Holiday Gift

Whether you give the cookbook itself or one of the creations inside, Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen: More than 100 Culinary Inspired Presents to Make and Bake by Alison Walker offers plenty of gifting inspiration. This Stollen Wreath is so tasty you may want to keep it for yourself. Read more…

WINTER COCKTAILS BRING ON THE WARMTH

With colder weather on the way, it’s the perfect time to wrap your chilly fingers around a warm and steaming drink. So take the shaken, stirred and on-the-rocks cocktails off the menu until spring and indulge in something a little sweet, comforting and toasty.  Read more…

HOLIDAY APPIES WITH AN EXOTIC TWIST

With the holiday season here, YAM brings you tips, strategies and recipe ideas for creating delicious and wow-inducing appetizers for your next festive soirée. From Spanish-inspired tapas to bacon-infused popcorn toppings, these appies will wake up your guests’ taste buds. Read more…

WARM AND FUZZY WEAR

There’s nothing like a cozy pair of slippers for the winter season — and topping our Editor’s Picks for slippers this year are Glerups from Heart & Sole Shoes on Cook Street. These beauties are made of the softest felted wool and leather. Read more…

BOLD & BEAUTIFUL: MASTERING THE RED LIP

Undeniably classic and always on trend, red lipstick is the perfect way to amp up your look for a holiday party. Of course, that vibrant hue is going to bring your lips some attention. Here are some expert tips for mastering that flattering red pout. Read more…

STAY HEALTHY FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Do you neglect your health in favour of that never-ending holiday to-do list? It’s easy to get so run down by the time January rolls around that it’s hard to get back into a healthy routine. YAM shares expert tips for staying healthy for this holiday season. Read more…

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…

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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