Smart Home Technology

Published January 24, 2018

Imagine a world where everything is connected through our smart devices. Mobile phones, tablets, home computers, windows, lighting, and thermostats, just to name a few. Well, this thought has now become a reality in home automation. It seems smart home... Continue reading →

Urban Cultivator

Published February 24, 2016

Do you enjoy fresh herbs all year long? Once the summer months are over it's difficult to grow herbs outside in the garden. Ultimately we find ourselves paying high prices for packaged herbs in the grocery store. However, you don't... Continue reading →

Vespa Vamps

Published October 03, 2013

Once a year my girlfriends and I do a Vespa trip. We all have Vespa's and we thought it would be a great idea to travel around a bit to local destinations. We have done Sooke, Harrison Hot Springs, The... Continue reading →

Spring & Rose Wine

Published May 10, 2013

Spring has sprung and there is no better way to usher in the warmer weather than with this season’s new Roses that are beginning to bloom on store shelves. The wonderful thing about Roses is that they can be made... Continue reading →

Decor Trends for 2013

Published January 30, 2013

[caption id="attachment_1920" align="alignright" width="300"] Limed furniture is all the rage for 2013[/caption] I love tracking the decorating trends for 2013. What will it be this year? Will neutrals take over? What is the colour of the year? Some people love... Continue reading →

Stained – Great Wines at Great Value

Published January 17, 2013

While the start of 2013 may indeed be the beginning of a Happy New Year, in our business they call this time of year the “doldrums”. It’s the time of year where people tend to watch what they are drinking... Continue reading →

Published November 28, 2012

[caption id="attachment_1799" align="alignright" width="206"] Use leftover old bulbs for this idea if you can.[/caption] I was in the hardware store the other day and noticed that a large proportion of outdoor lighting is in the form of miniature lights and... Continue reading →

Stained – An informal look at the the wonderful world of wine (and other bevs) by Charlie Cleghorn

Published September 24, 2012

What is "stained"? It is an informal look at the the wonderful world of wine (and other bevs) through the slightly smeared lens of an experienced wine enthusiast. We hope to shine a light on wines for everyday living, entertaining,... Continue reading →