February 2009 | Issue 38 Cover

February 2009 | Issue 38

Whether you look forward to showing your sweetie your softer side or view February 14 as an overrated tradition, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.

But why stop at your significant other when it comes time to show your care, when February is the perfect month to make some changes where you live to help feel the love all year? Joy Gregory offers tips from the pros to set the scene for romance in our bedroom cover feature.

Likely florists’ busiest time of year, we get to the root of flowers’ meaning and offer a bunch of suggestions where to put the arrangements—as Focus On turns a lens to vases. 

And decorating expert Alykhan Velji dishes up more delish ideas you can use, this time conjuring up the best table dressings to showcase your perfect intimate dinner for two.

While sweets and bling may be predictable presents to lavish on your loved one, they are always a treat to give and receive. Get some inspiration before you hit the malls from our Gadgets department, this month in honour of the annual fest of love.

Buying a new home or renovating your existing digs doesn’t have to take its toll on the earth. Going Green offers some eco-friendly options for what to do with building materials, appliances and fixtures that don’t include ending up in a landfill. And if selling your existing place is part of your plan for moving on up, get some “staging” advice to help you get the best price possible.

Those who pick up New Home Living to get a closer look at show homes won’t be disappointed. This month’s instalment follows the light up north to a duo of digs by Trico in Beacon Heights, heads to an Assured address in Cochrane that’s anything but country, and trots down to Landmark’s southern belle Silverado show home.

In This Issue

Tablescapes to love

Tablescapes to love

As St. Valentine’s Day approaches many of us are thinking less about love being in…

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Thy Kingston come

Thy Kingston come

Nothing compares to the visuals offered by Cochrane whatever season you visit.

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Enjoying the Bellevue

Enjoying the Bellevue

There is a new colour palette in town and it can be found in Landmark…

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Coming up roses

Coming up roses

For centuries the gift of flowers has symbolized different things to different people.

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