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…

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…

BEST IN SHOW: SIDNEY FINE ART SHOW

One of the largest and most celebrated juried art shows in British Columbia, The Sidney Fine Art Show (SFAS) marked its 12th year this October. Held at the Mary Winspear Centre, the SFAS featured over 400 pieces of original fine art. The 2014 winners included pieces by master artists Clement Kwan and Leonard Butt.  Read more…

TOUR INSIDE THE VICTORIA PUBLIC MARKET

Next time you’re downtown, be sure to visit the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson —located in the iconic Hudson’s Bay building. The market, which celebrated its one-year anniversary in October, highlights local food producers at all levels – farmers, fishers, butchers, bakers, cheese-makers, preservers, brewers, vintners, florists and restaurateurs. Read more…

EDITOR’S PICK: 5 FESTIVE FAVOURITES

Are you starting to feel that festive buzz? From making your own living wreath, to glittery fashion finds, to new recipes for holiday staples, here are a few of our favourite things this holiday season. The festive countdown is officially on.  Read more…

EXPERIENCE A NIGHT OF OLD WORLD GLAMOUR

A dazzling crowd attired in period costumes, ball gowns, feathers and lace recreated an evening of Venetian glamour at this year’s Victoria Masquerade Ball. Presented by Luxe Home Interiors at the Fairmont Empress, the event raised $20,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation, the largest funder of cancer research in this province. Read more…

CELEBRATING A WEST COAST ORIGINAL

A new lavish art book, Wood Storms, Wild Canvas, celebrates the iconic works of Godfrey Stephens, the West Coast sculptor, painter and boat builder. Grounded in the wild Pacific West Coast, Godfrey’s creations reflect their nautical modern and classical influences, as well as the formative influence of Kwakwaka’wakw Master Carver Chief Mungo Martin. Read more…

IS IT GETTING HOT IN HERE?

The Belfry Theatre is looking to heat up Victoria this winter with a production of David Ives’ Tony-nominated play, Venus in Fur. From November 11 to December 14, audiences are invited to form their own opinion of the play that the New York Times described as, “Good, kinky fun.” Read more…

LUBA LOVES SPARKLE & SHINE

Don’t shy away from shimmer for your wardrobe or your home! Glittering and gold accents are one of the year’s hottest trends for adding stylish flair. Even Luba, YAM’s favourite French bulldog, is in on the action, getting glammed up for an evening out in a beaded felt headband.  Read more…

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