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Jump for Joy and Toys

Posted by Sarah Bain on Dec. 10, 2018, midnight

It's that time of year again when you're trying to decide what toys to get for the kids for the holidays. We’ve got you covered for what's trending in toys; we’ll help you sort out what’s new, what’s retro and even what grandma might like for the holidays.

Unbox the ...


Smart Home, Happy Family

Posted by Joe Butler on Dec. 9, 2018, midnight

Unless a loved one has specifically requested something, conventional thinking says to refrain from giving the gift of appliances during the holidays.

While some might appreciate the gesture with plans to put the device to good use, others might interpret the message as “Now you can more time in the ...


Holiday Hair Dos

Posted by Staci Lehman on Dec. 6, 2018, midnight

Whether it’s your office party, a dinner with your significant other’s boss or a family get-together, holiday events mean extra special hair is in order.

But if creating elaborate styles isn’t your forte, no need to stress. No matter the length, texture or style of your hair, there is something ...


Holiday Glow in Vancouver, BC

Posted by Cheryl-Anne Millsap on Dec. 5, 2018, midnight

December is a busy month and with work schedules, school, family gatherings and social obligations, it can be hard to find the time to take more than a few days away. But it’s also the time of year when the idea of a quick city break – a jaunt to ...


Wrap and Read

Posted by Joe Butler on Dec. 4, 2018, midnight

Are you pro- or anti-books as gifts? You’re pro-reading, of course, whether it’s a hardback, paperback, e-book or audiobook. But do you take the risk and pick a book to give, perhaps imparting your own tastes and opinions on subject matter on the recipient? Or do you play it safe ...


Drink Up and Stay Warm

Posted by Rick Bonino on Dec. 3, 2018, midnight

While winter days grow darker and shorter, the season’s beers get darker and bigger. Strong stouts, malty winter warmers and robust barleywines are the liquid equivalent of bulky coats, hats and gloves to ward off the elements.

Here’s a look at what some local breweries are tapping this time of ...


Hot Holiday Lip Colors

Posted by Staci Lehman on Dec. 2, 2018, midnight

There are at least two major winter holiday traditions that revolve around kissing – kissing under the mistletoe and kissing at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve – and probably several more obscure ones. If you think either of these traditions might be in your future, don’t forget ...


Simple Celebration

Posted by Theresa Tanner on Nov. 30, 2018, midnight

Maybe you love Christmas, but a bright red Santa Claus doesn’t quite fit your home’s design aesthetic. Or maybe you aren’t particularly religious, but you love wintertime and want to bring some of the season’s natural beauty inside. Creating seasonal decorations at home is a perfect indoor activity for the ...


Automotive Style

Posted by Don Adair on Nov. 28, 2018, midnight