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February 2008 | Issue 26 Cover

February 2008 | Issue 26

Editor's Message

Romance isn’t just a state of mind, it’s at the heart of where you live. That’s why, in honour of Valentine’s Day, we decided to catch up with four Alberta designers for their take on how to bring the love back into your abode in every room—from tub to table and every space in need of a soft touch in between.

And speaking of the table, the way to your sweetie’s heart may just be through his or her tummy after all. Scribe L.Sara Bysterveld dishes with two local chefs and national relationship guru, Josey Vogels, about key ingredients for cooking up romance for two. (Turn to page 61 for their favourite recipes). And because nothing sets a sexy mood for a sensual meal like ambient light, we turn our lens in our photo focus to what’s hot in candleholders.

For that hard-to-buy-for fella in your life, look no further than page 52 and our Top 10 finds for manly wish-list items destined to win his heart.

And what’s a discussion on amour without hitting the boudoir? Design darling Alykhan Velji takes us into the bedroom to uncover some steamy tips for hot bondoir décor from pillow talk to measuring for area rugs and night tables.

In our new-to-2008 Going Green section, we surf to a new website doing its part to save the planet by featuring green building products available to consumers, created right here in Calgary. And speaking of our fair city, see why Calgary came out on top in a recent study rating Canada’s top cities to live in.

The centre of the book houses its usual impressive array of show homes, from Centrex’s move-up Bridlewood showcase to a Scandinavian gem by Sabal Homes in southerly Copperfield. Last but not least, get out of town to Cochrane for a tour Assured to leave you wishing you could head for the Hills every day… Heritage Hills that is.

If you are in the market for a new home, are fixing to give your not-so-new address a facelift or the gift of new furnishings, you’ve come to the right place. Same goes for interior design or decorating ideas—we’ve got those, too. So sit back and soak in the February issue of New Home Living, Calgary’s Number One new home lifestyle magazine.

In This Issue

A star is bjorn

A star is bjorn

European sophistication meets Canadian sensibility; Sabal Homes’ Arkitekt series blends these seem­ingly disparate qualities into…

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Bringing sexy back

Bringing sexy back

“Yes! Romance is alive and well in Edmonton,” says interior designer Sheila Hahn. Many of…

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Graduation Day

Graduation Day

There’s nothing like the feeling of owning your very first home. From the blinds, walls,…

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Verandah with a view

Verandah with a view

Driving up to Cochrane is like opening a gift. The surprises sneak from behind the…

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