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October 6, 2014

The Hero Work Program – 2014 is Complete

It’s not really possible to communicate how much satisfaction you get from doing something for someone else…a total stranger that you will probably never meet. But knowing that every thoughtful detail, decision and sacrifice will make a difference for a youth that is at risk makes all the hard work worth it.  If you’ve been […]

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September 24, 2014

Design By Donation for the Hero Work Program

You may have heard by now that I’m knee deep in an amazing project for the Threshold Housing Society of Victoria that is being undertaken by The HeroWork Program.  Hundreds of Amazing organizers and volunteers all working toward a common goal – to provide safe housing for youth at Risk. I could not be more […]

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July 27, 2014

If you can help…please do

You may have heard that I am planning the renovation of an apartment in Victoria for the Threshold Housing Society in partnership with the Herowork Program. This 2 bedroom unit will be a safe place for some young people in need and I am committed to making it into a home. This is where I […]

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July 16, 2014

And a Hero Come’s Along – Herowork in Victoria

I have a really exciting announcement about a new project I’m involved with! In addition to servicing my amazing group of clients in Victoria I am also taking on a very special project this fall through the Herowork Program. I will be decorating one of four apartments along side three other designers that will be used by […]

December 4, 2013

Wicked West Coast Style

It’s pretty cool to find something new and exciting right in your own backyard.  The Autonomous Furniture Collective is doing some great things with local reclaimed woods and acrylic that I thought you should see. I love this modern twist on west coast style. Check them out. Pic is the Link as Usual.

December 19, 2012

New Thrift Store in Victoria

OK, if you know me you know that  I’m a hound for a deal…lucky for me my good friends suffer from the same affliction and this week my amazing girlfriend Sandy escorted me to a newish thrift store downtown on Blanshard and Fisgard. It was pouring rain like nobody’s business….and since the world is busy […]

December 6, 2012

Gift Ideas for Gardeners

Check out these great gift ideas for the gardener on your list. Bogs /Lee Valley Gift Card / Garden Therapy E-book

November 26, 2012

Take a Coffee Break – Local Coffee Gift Ideas

I love everything on this post today, the only thing it needs is some vanilla sugar and it’s darn near perfect! How’s your shopping going? I hope these local lists are helping you get creative and SHOP LOCAL:) Sources mugs / tamper / Salt Spring Coffee / knockbox / Breville /

June 29, 2012

Vintage Market July 15th

Vancouver Island Mavins Handmade and Vintage Sale is July 15th! If you love vintage furniture, decor, and one of a kind accessories you should check it out! July 15th 10am – 4pm – Point Ellice House & Gardens 2616 Pleasant Street, Victoria BC $5 Entry or $3 with non-perishable donation to the food bank (pic […]

June 13, 2012

Extreme Makeover

Local hero Paul Latour is spearheading another extreme makeover project for a deserving non profit organization.  This time the recipient is the Mustard Seed which assists more than 7000 Victorians each month. His idea is based on social media support driving the business community into action. Watching his video and tweeting or sharing his messages […]

April 9, 2012

Trade Roots – Victoria, BC

There is another great reason to head down to Victoria’s Design District! Trade Roots, is an industrial antique furniture and decor store located at 545 Herald Street featuring one of a kind pieces you are sure to love.  Local owners, Carla and Christos Koulas, are breaking through the existing French, English and mid-century antique market […]

January 21, 2012

Puppy Love

If you know me, you know that K-man is the center of my universe. We don’t have kids so he’s everything…and I mean everything to my husband and I!  It doesn’t hurt that he’s a handsome devil too.                   So now that you’ve seen what a cutie […]

July 4, 2011

Housing and Homes

When I was in University I worked as a community living support worker in a residential home for individuals with special needs. Recently Ive been looking at community living settings in Victoria (out of curiosity) and I stumbled upon  the Pacifica Housing Advisory Association. The association works with the Downtown outreach Services office and is supported […]

June 15, 2011

Feast of Fields

Feast of Fields – a gourmet wandering harvest festival – is FarmFolkCityFolk’s annual fundraising event. With a wine glass and linen napkin in hand, you can taste the very best of BC from chefs, vintners, brewers, farmers, fishers, ranchers and food artisans from across the province – some think of it as a 35+ course […]

May 2, 2011

Small Cool

I’ve been following a small space contest on Apartment Therapy called “Small Cool” for the past few weeks. Today I noticed an entry from someone in Nanaimo so I HAD to check it out. It was this incredible 180 square foot masterpiece of space planning and innovation. The voting has ended by the time you […]

April 15, 2011

Second Chances

Who doesn’t want a second chance?  These old and sometimes damaged rugs are getting a second chance from Rug dealers who over dye, or sew together remnants to make what is old…new again. Check out these funky examples of recycling, or “up-cycling” antique carpets. I like this!  The rugs below are called “second life” rugs […]

February 21, 2011

Homes & Hope in Haiti

Sometimes the most beautiful homes are built under the worst circumstances. To each new owner who is liberated from tents and uncertainty… these homes, and houses like them, ARE without question the most beautiful houses in the world. Each picture has a story. Over a million people are still homeless and at risk for diseases like […]

February 15, 2011

Accessoire – D’oreiller

I’m practicing my french and narrowing down the all important accessory choices for my fabulous family room beginning with the humble throw pillow.  You may have noticed from recent posts that I am working on a look that is sorta cool, looks effortless and has a worldly feeling minus the spoon collection. In my search I […]