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LOCAL: Curated Pop Up Shop

LOCAL: A Curated Pop Up Shop - An updateWe told you about our plans for a pop up shop and it’s now we are well into it, and are excited to update you. Not only has the shop been busy but we were interviewed on Round House Radio to inform its large local audience on the concept of the Pop Up shop.Despite some construction setbacks we managed to complete just before opening. Our launch party started at 5 and Brooke...

LOCAL: A Collective

LOCAL: A Curated Pop Up ShopWe are so excited to announce our upcoming Curated Pop-Up Shop called LOCAL. We have an amazing collective of artists, designers and makers, that we are so pleased to be featuring! Come to 1805 Fir Street November 20-29. LOCAL will be open Monday-Friday: 12:00-5:30 pm and Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 am-5:30 pm. Be sure to come and have a look at the unique pieces from the designers in our collective. Here is a little bio on...

18-25 year Old Canadians Vote: #CreativeVoting

18-25 year Olds Canadians Vote: #CreativeVotingWhat we all love about Canada is it’s democratic values and freedoms. Designers Collective wants to do our part to encourage voters between 18-25 to vote. So, we are offering a gift certificate to one Creative Therapy Session in our Vancouver Studio, if you vote!! It's true, we have a gift certificate with your name on it! This is your chance to fuel your creativity on us!Remember Christmas is coming and you can always give this Gift Certificate...

Turkey 101: It’s Time To Think About Thanksgiving!

Turkey 101Its time to start thinking about that Thanksgiving turkey. And Christmas is just around the corner so another turkey will need to be in the oven! I know for me, and many of my friends, I turn to Google to look up “How to Cook a Turkey” if it is my turn to cook the turkey.  Because I only cook turkey once a year (someone else from my family will cook the other one) I usually will have to...

The Happy Kitchen Project: Decorating with Flowers

Day 24: The Happy Kitchen Project: Decorating with FlowersNothing says happy more than flowers! Fresh flowers bring new life and energy to any space and remind us that we are all beautiful, living beings. Flowers always delight the senses, while adding colour and fragrance to any kitchen.Flowers are inviting and welcoming and always evoke a positive emotional response.So brighten up your space with fresh-cut flowers for that Happy Kitchen vibe we have been working towards.Flowers also add a personal touch!...

Happy Kitchen Project: Floating Candle Fun

Day 22: Happy Kitchen Project: Floating Candle FunA really cute and easy way to make your kitchen happy is to use good ole mason jars, some floating candles (from the dollar store), some water and a bunch of colourful objects that make you or your children happy. Mix them all together and viola you have instant happy. Use the mason jar as a mini art gallery for your imagination. Think about what adds colour and interest to your table, both...

Happy Kitchen Project: Fun Finger Food

Day 14: Happy Kitchen Project: Fun Finger FoodMandi of Chewsy Lovers is a professional cook. I have always admired people, like Mandi, who can take command of their kitchens and prepare a meal with so little effort.  But,  like many of you, Brooke and I have to put dinner on the table while working and juggling a whole host of activities. Innovative meals, for me, are usually not an option when trying to get dinner on the table. Inevitably, I...

Happy Kitchen Project: Vintage Shopping

Day 10 Happy Kitchen Project: Vintage ShoppingOne of my favourite things to do when I travel is to visit flea markets, vintage shops and thrift stores.  You may well wonder WHY do I do this.  Well, I think it is part of my tourist curiosity. It is part of really exploring a place in that it tells us something about the city we are visiting. I bought my favourite cut glass vase for $5.00 from the Good Will in Santa Barbara. I...

Happy Kitchen Project: Pantry Cooking

Day 9: Happy Kitchen Project: Pantry CookingWe are talking Pantry Cooking on Day 9 of the ‪#‎HappyKitchenProject‬ with Mandi of Chewsy Lovers in Florida.With everyone heading back to school this is one skill you'll want to get right. Today, Mandi is sharing her best tips to help you get started pantry cooking and explaining why every kitchen pantry needs a "Dream Team!"Get the post here.Do you have a Happy Kitchen tip you’d like to share with us? Send us a...

Happy Kitchen Project: Essential Cooking Tools

Day 5: Happy Kitchen Project: 16 Tools Every Kitchen NeedsToday, for day 5 of our Happy Kitchen Project, Mandi from Chewsy Lovers is sharing some essential tools for the kitchen. Whether you are a beginning cook just starting out, or an expert, these are tools every happy kitchen should have. There is nothing worse than seeing a recipe you want to try and you not have the tools you need to make it.A Happy Kitchen is one that is equipped...