January 2009 | Issue 37 Cover

January 2009 | Issue 37

Healthy start

For those of us who care for our bodies year round by sweating it out at the local health club or on the pathways, seeing a surge of interest in fitness when January 1 hits likely brings on a knowing grin. It’s true working out, or just living and eating healthier tops new year’s resolutions lists universally, but why not make this year the one promises you make yourself are kept? Joy Gregory polled the pros in the fields of fitness and nutrition for tips with staying power for this month’s cover feature. 
Maybe you’re looking to bring that spark back to your life and take the chill off. With winter’s icy grip fully locked, there’s no better time to review the hottest, hippest fireplaces designed to heat up your home and make a style statement.

The new year also marks a vow to get your house in order and is really the perfect time to update winter-weary spaces. Trend spotter extraordinaire Alykhan Velji dishes on what to expect in design and décor in 2009, and imparts some practical but pretty pointers.

While the outside may be a blanket of white, it’s never too early to start thinking green. Since there are still months ahead of spending time indoors, this month’s Going Green fittingly rolls out eco-aware carpeting options for making your abode’s air quality—and the earth—a little bit healthier as well.

Those who pick up the magazine for the show homes will find their usual private tours awaiting them between these pages. This time enjoy a closer look at models by Heartland in New Brighton, Bellacor in Marda Loop, and Jager Homes in the Chestermere community of Rainbow Falls.

In This Issue

Stunning standout

Stunning standout

In its finest form, home architecture can be a work of art, an aria of…

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Hot Buttons

Hot Buttons

Imagine coming home after a long day of work, turning on some Norah Jones and…

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Design of the times

Design of the times

Happy New Year! With the new year comes a lot of planning and budgeting for…

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The Heart of New Brighton

The Heart of New Brighton

No clothing store carries only one dress in one colour and size and car dealerships…

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