Recent Articles in ‘Lifestyle’


Our love affair with rhododendrons

The hardy evergreen is a perfect PICK for West Coast gardens, but choose yours carefully

The elaborately tiled Roman pool, modelled after an ancient Roman bath, is one of two swimming pools on the Hearst estate.

A California king’s castle

Media magnate William Randolph Hearst catered to Hollywood royalty in the opulent hilltop home built on his childhood playground


Romance in bloom

Gardens that evoke feelings of love are highlighted at this year’s Vancouver Sun Gardeners’ School


Find your ideal hawaiian getaway

If you’re a newbie to the islands, here’s a practical guide to picking the one that best suits your travel personality


Expert advice for your home cellar

Cactus Club sommelier Sebastien Le Goff offers his top tips for wine lovers


A toast to cooking with wine

Red and white can both add depth and character to a dish, but be sure to follow a few simple rules


The Italians are coming

This year’s Vancouver International Wine Festival puts a spotlight on reds and whites from Italy


Make your party sparkle

The right blend of seasonal decor and relaxed entertaining will put you and your guests in a festive mood


High-octane furniture drives home

Prestige automakers are producing furniture collections that might be a window on the future of driverless cars


Gifts that won’t end up in the gadget graveyard

Forget the potato slicer and the S’mores maker — give your favourite cooks something they will use every day


How to care for a Christmas favourite

More than two million poinsettias will be sold in B.C. alone this season, so here’s a guide to keeping them happy and healthy


Travel West: No need for skis

Non-skiers don’t have to stay home this winter — B.C. ski resorts offer lots of activities for them, on and off the slopes


Prosecco sales are bubbling over

The fresh appeal of the Italian sparkling wine has hit the spot with B.C. buyers


In the news

CB2, the mid-market offshoot of home furnishings retailer Crate and Barrel, has teamed up with musician Lenny Kravitz’s design firm to offer the Special Collection.


Chasing real-estate deals in the Okanagan

The region is becoming a mecca for Lower Mainlanders willing to relocate to find reasonably priced housing