Recent Articles in ‘Lifestyle’

parksville.1

Spelunking, spas and sandcastles

Follow the road to adventure on Vancouver Island’s spectacular east coast

Pennisteum_setaceum_Fireworks

The september checklist

How does your garden grow? Beautifully, if you follow these essential steps right now

IMG_5789

For organizer Marie Potter, it’s all about preparation

For Marie Potter, the drive for great organization is born out of a desire to create order in a disorderly world.

WCHD-IGS-amaro-LongTable

Amore for B.C. amaro

Local bitters offer a complex range of flavours

2012-Kings-Ransom-Pinot-Noir1

The wandering winemaker

How winemaking consultant Philip Soo adds his special touch to Okanagan Valley wines

Grant-Biggs-of-Kitsch-Wines

Three new B.C. wineries that deserve a taste

All are opening to the public this year in the Okanagan and are already producing superlative wines

Canoes on Marsh Lake near the Inn on the Lake.

Yukon, the new food frontier

If you think all the northern TERRITORY has to offer in terms of cuisine is potatoes, get ready to eat your words

0425-WCHD-IGS-lemonade

Fresh ideas for summer cocktails

Take inspiration from your garden when crafting warm-weather drinks to sip outside

GettyImages-480779185

Where there’s smoke, there’s flavour

For a change from grilling this summer, try smoking seafood, meat and even cheese or fruit

Rhododendron-augustinii-3

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

Chatonniere-garden

Romance in bloom

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

kauai-napali-coast4_credit-Hawaii-Tourism-Authority_Tor-Johnson

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

Sommelier_Sebastien_Le_Goff_2_credit-Kim-Stallknecht-PNG

Expert advice for your home cellar

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

Ruffino-risotto

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