Best Pasta in Vancouver BC

Fatta in Casa – 5 Pasta Dishes to Warm your Heart

We are spoiled in Vancouver with some of the finest Italian fare this side of the Via Tevere. And pasta offerings, particularly, have been perfected. This is the best time of year to indulge in an innovative plate of homemade pasta.  We've picked 5 of our favourites which proved difficult. Anything on any of these restaurant menus is worth a try but we wanted to provide you the perfect pasta ...

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Improving Your Liv Score

So you are using the Liv rental app to find a place to live in Vancouver. You love the look and feel and functionality. The fact you can search properties, book viewings, sign contracts and even pay your rent through the app is blowing your mind – so simple, so convenient! However, one thing is bugging you - your Liv Score seems low. This means some landlords may not consider ...

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Get Spooked This Halloween

The leaves are falling, the days are shortening, Halloween is fast approaching and thoughts of ghouls and goblins creep into our consciousness. The season has exploded in recent years.  No longer the sole domain of wee trick-or-treaters, Halloween has been fully embraced by adults, neighborhoods and even cities. As a result, creative entrepreneurs have devised fabulously creepy ways to feed our hunger for spine tingling thrills at this time of year. ...

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4 Tips for Hanging Art from Artist, Christine Breakell-Lee

It isn't quite as easy as taking hammer to nail!   The best way to make your house a home is to personalize the walls with meaningful paintings, prints, tapestries, posters,  oars etc. - whatever connects you to your space. We've asked a pro - a local, abstract artist, Christine Breakell-Lee, to give us a few pointers on how to display and hang your art for best effect. . 1. Art Placement and ...

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Apartment for Rent The Maddox Vancouver BC

FEATURED LISTING: Living Large on the 20th Floor

Be the first to rent this gorgeous, well-designed, 1 bedroom/1 bath & flex apartment in the Maddox. Located at the north end of the Granville Street bridge, you are walking distance to the seawall, Davie Village, Downtown, Yaletown and more. Though no car is required, you do have one parking spot and a locker included with the apartment. The kitchen will impress anyone with culinary ambitions thanks to fully integrated appliances, ...

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6 Insta-worthy Spots in Vancouver that Don’t Involve a Hike

As a city, we are enviously photogenic - spots for good shots are endless.  Of course, the mountains of the North Shore will always top most lists but for this selection, we've limited ourselves to the lower altitudes of  Vancouver. We have played location scout and come up with a few that will most definitely enhance your IG feed. We've tried to stay away from the more obvious locations and give ...

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Tenant’s Insurance – 5 Reasons You Should Have It

According to StatsCan, only 50% of Canadian renters have tenant's insurance (a.k.a. renter's insurance, content insurance). The reasons are a bit unclear but the running assumption is that renters assume they are covered by their landlord's policy. This is a potentially dangerous assumption. The landlord's policy will cover all the bigger things - the pipes, structural issues, appliances etc. BUT it does not cover your belongings (theft or damage) or ...

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How to Pick the Right Tenant

Picking the Right Tenant is No Easy Feat

Your tenant can be your best ally or biggest problem, so do your due diligence before signing a lease and choose the right tenant. Tenant turnover is arguably the single biggest cost for you as a landlord. Whenever a tenant vacates, significant costs are incurred. The cost of vacancy, for example - your property may be vacant for one month or more, impacting cash flow. You will also likely have to ...

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Apple Picking Vancouver

It’s the Pomme!

Despite the fact that pumpkins have hijacked the autumn flavour scene, apples still reign supreme in our mind as one of fall’s best bounties. The latest crops should have already appeared in grocery stores but there are still more to come! Here's a list of apple related fall fun for you: Apple Picking Head out to the Taves Family Farms in Abbotsford and pick your own basket of goodness!  U-Pick prices range from $.90/lb ...

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FEATURE LISTING: Hang with the Cool Kids…

...in this sleek, modern 1 bedroom and den on Cordova St. This perfect Eastside location is within walking distance of Railtown, Gastown and Strathcona. Meet your friends for drinks at the Postmark Brewery, tacos and tequila at Cuchillo, or hand made gnocchi at Ask For Luigi.  So many options and you'll have all the time in the world to explore them from this Boffo built, 1-year-old home. Natural light floods the ...

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