Recent Articles in ‘Lifestyle’

Graphic designer Kim Pickett at home in her colourful breakfast nook.

Living artfully: At home with Kim Pickett

By blending warmth, colour and cool modernism, Graphic designer Kim Pickett creates a masterpiece of her own home

The Scenic Sapphire docked along the Rhône River in the village of Vienne, France.

A river cruise along the Rhone offers sunshine, Syrah and serenity

There was a note in my cabin, right next to the white rose in its crystal bud vase: “Ms. Sasvari,” it read. “I’m delighted to be your butler.”

For success, herbs need 
a minimum of four hours’ 
sunshine daily as well as fertile, well-drained soil. Six to eight hours of sunshine would be perfect. Photo: Getty Images

Start planning your herb garden, big or small, right now

OK, so you can’t have a big veggie garden with endless rows of potatoes and carrots, cabbages and cauliflowers

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Art scene: The world inside the city

Western Canada’s major fine art fair connects global galleries and artists with consumers and connoisseurs

The Life Saver, a cocktail created by Max Borrowman, bar manager at Juniper Kitchen & Bar, makes the most of the caraway and dill flavours of akvavit. Courtesy of Juniper Kitchen & Bar.

In good spirits: Carried away by caraway

Why we’re falling in love with spicy, aromatic akvavit

Quang Dang, executive chef of West Restaurant, shaves truffles over pasta at a recent truffle-themed dinner. 
photo: Leila Kwok for West Restaurant

Food front: In truffle heaven

Add B.C. to the list of regions that produce the fabulously fragrant fungus

Canucks President Trevor Linden with his young friend Linden Ford at the 2016 Canucks Autism Network’s Big Reveal gala. Photo courtesy of Canucks Autism Network

Reveal Gala: A magical night in Venice

Canucks Autism Network fundraiser aims to top 2016’s impressive $785,000

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On the vine: Vintner on a mission at Mission Hill Family Estates

Chief winemaker Darryl Brooker takes the long view over Mission Hill’s expanding portfolio

Etsy Studio is for those who want to make crafts as well as buy them.

In the news

Crafty: Etsy launches global marketplace aimed at DIY-ers

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Bringing it home

The BC Home + Garden Show is a showcase of colourful ideas to implement in your own abode, no matter how big or small, grand or humble

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A capital idea

Food, fun, festivals and one really, really big spider: Ottawa’s Canada 150 celebration will be the biggest party in the country

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Back to the garden

Gardener’s School designed to plant the seeds of inspiration

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Smoke and spice

Chalet cocktails to keep you warm, no matter the conditions

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Vintage Canada

Taste wines from coast to coast as Canada takes the stage at the Vancouver International Wine Festival

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The cutting edge

Hone your kitchen technique with the best blade possible