What neighbourhood is right for you?  Your lifestyle, preferences and location requirements are all key to deciding where to live. Are you are looking for a strong sense of community? Do you want to walk to work or have easy access to the beach? Or, do you hate cooking and want to be near restaurants and bars? Let's be real though... it is pretty hard to make a 'wrong' choice.  After ...

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Neighbourhood Guide – Chinatown

LOWDOWN For the designer or tech worker looking for a historic neighbourhood with an artistic edge, Chinatown blends colorful Vancouver history with new, mid- and high-rise developments that appeal to dedicated urbanites seeking unique spaces.  Established in the late 1800's when CP Rail brought in thousands of workers from China to complete the railroad, this settlement flourished from a rough neighbourhood of (predominantly) male workers to a prosperous corner of the ...

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Teak Sideboard Interior Vintage Design Liv Rent Blog 2018

With the ubiquity of design shows and magazines, we are inundated with ideas and inspiration but how do we make our space truly our own?  One option is to source and acquire some unique pieces from the past. Whether your taste runs mid century modern or 20’s art deco, investing in a vintage piece from the past can add texture and interest to an otherwise 21st century space. Get The Vintage ...

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How to pare your space to perfection with a few easy tips. Moving into a new place serves a great purpose – it offers you the perfect opportunity to shed belongings and simplify your life.   The perfect edit not only unclutters your surroundings, it unclutters your mind. KITCHEN The kitchen is the most pivotal area of any home. It is where we cook, eat and congregate. Keeping it clean and clutter free is ...

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You’d be challenged to find another similar-sized city that offers true back country hiking experiences 30 minutes from its urban doorstep. Vancouver has well deserved bragging rights in this department with elaborate trail systems lining the North Shore mountains, Tri-cities’ slopes and pastoral suburbs to the south and east. There is something for everyone from the steep and challenging options on Cypress and Grouse Mountains to the easy winding trails ...

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The latest in pet tech can revolutionize your life and your dog’s. Here are a few of our favourites: The WAGGIT collar was designed to improve the quality of your dog’s life and arm you with information to better care for your four-legged companion. Developed with vets and nutritionists, Waggit learns your pup’s baseline and then keeps track of changes in vitals (i.e. temperature, heart rate), body position and sleep quality. Any ...

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The West End is home to some of the city’s most vibrant thoroughfares, best beaches and the biggest city park this side of NYC.  The western reaches of Robson Street, Denman Street and Davie Street offer gentleman visitors abundant choices for food, drink, personal grooming and nightlife. Sleeping Soundly   Sylvia Hotel If visiting, consider staying at the oceanside, oft-overlooked, Sylvia Hotel. Ivy-covered and exuding a faded elegance, this 1912 landmark boasts reasonable rates ...

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2018 marks the 40th anniversary of Vancouver’s Pride Festival. Running August 3-5th , this fabulous celebration of love, tolerance and the LGBTQ2+ community culminates in a glorious Sunday parade that snakes through the West End – Robson to Davie to Beach Avenue. Yes, it's time for Pride weekend 2018! Leading up to this are countless events organized by Pride Vancouver. We’ve distilled it down to a few unique experiences we think are ...

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Renting For The First Time   There’s always a first for everything. And renting your first place can be a daunting task. We’ve outlined some tips to make the rental process for your next house or apartment, a little less intimidating and more successful.   Pre Search References. You will need to secure 3 references who might be willing to receive calls from prospective landlords. Given that you won’t have a previous landlord reference, reach out ...

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Best Places to Watch the Celebration of Light Fireworks in Vancouver Nothing like Vancouver’s Annual Honda Celebration of Light fireworks to punctuate your summer! On July 28th, August 1st and August 4th , 2018 the skies will light up as South Africa, Sweden, and South Korea show off their fireworks flare. And this year, Vancouver’s most spectacular beach side experience can be made even better simply by downloading the free mobile app (Honda ...

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