Gift Wrap Goes Glam - YAM Nov/Dec 2022

Gift Wrap Goes Glam

Whether for the holidays or any other occasion, think outside the boring old box and tie your presents up with sparkle and imagination. Here are 12 ways to do just that. Read more…

Checkin in for the holidays - YAM Nov/Dec 2022

Checking in for the Holidays

Sometimes the best way to survive the stress of the season is to outsource it to the people who are best placed to accommodate it — at our city’s hotels. Here’s how to make the most of what our local hotels have to offer. Read more…

Vintage Luxury - YAM Holiday Issue Nov/Dec 2022

Vintage Luxury

Party dressing is all about vintage luxury in rich colours and tempting textures. YAM Fashion Editior Janine Metcalfe shares her take on Vintage Luxury.  Read more…

Black and White Events - Sponsored Content Nov 2022

Celebrate in style with Black & White Event Rentals

For the past 30 years the Black & White team, led by owner Dave Willie, has been setting the stage for outdoor weddings in Victoria and the rest of Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands. With so many years of experience, the B&W team knows what it takes to make your vision come to life.  Read more…

The right light article - YAM Sept/Oct 2022

The Right Light

Modern light fixtures aren’t so much about brightening up a space — recessed, under-cabinet or task-oriented lights can take care of that — but about creating a mood and making a statement. Looking to light up your own space? Take your inspiration from these top trends. Read more…

Sirene's Sweet Call - YAM Sept/Oct 2022

Sirene’s Sweet Call

Taylor Kennedy’s Bean-to-bar chocolate is all about putting the farmers first. We explore Sirene’s ethical alternative to the chocolates we’re most familiar with.  Read more…

The Climate Friendly Home - Spruce Summer 2022Falling back in love with fashion - YAM Sept/oct 2022

Falling in love back with fashion

YAM fashion editor Janine Metcalfe forecasts her fashion predictions to take us through fall 2022 and into 2023. From bomber jackets to private-school chic, much of it feels comfortingly familiar. Read more…

Fashion Feature Lakeside Looks - YAM Jul/Aug 2022

Lakeside Looks

Stay cool on long summer days with easy, uncomplicated style. Local Fashion Designer, Janine Metcalfe shares her take on comfortable & stylish summer fashion.  Read more…

Reusable Bathroom Containers YAM Jul/Aug 2022

Dance Delicately on the Earth

Making a difference doesn’t always involve drastic measures. The little things we can do add up. We explore simple ways to be more Eco-conscious at home. Featuring an easy DIY all-purpose cleaning recipe! Read more…

Take it Outside

Dining al fresco, at a picnic site or sprawled on a beach blanket, is one of the joys of island life. When you take it outside, even the simplest meal is an event. Read more…

Urban Chic

From sophisticated sultry to flowy freedom, talented local designers share their take on summer style in the City Issue. Read more…

Vintage Va-Voom

What’s old is new again in home furnishings. We talked to local interior designers and a vintage expert about mixing fabulous found pieces with contemporary styling.  Read more…

An artful renovation transforms a stark Uplands home into an epicentre of creativity.

Elegance on High

“We wanted to bring in an organic sensuality to the space: curves, textures and natural movement.” 

An artful renovation transforms a stark Uplands home into an epicentre of creativity.   Read more…

Earth Day… Every Day

Happy Earth Day! We explore how our city has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to environmentally friendly options in shopping, laundry, eating out and clothing! Read more…

Natural Beauty

Freshen your look for spring with jewelry and accessories inspired by nature. Think soft colours, floral patterns, organic shapes and gleaming metallics. Read more…

Grilled Tuna Nicoise

by Cinda Chavich If you don’t have a tuna loin, you can use good-quality canned albacore for this classic dish. St. Jean’sCannery in Nanaimo packs fresh tuna by hand before canning — a true artisan product with exceptional flavour. • lb small new red or yellow fingerling potatoes, scrubbed and halved (or quartered if large) […] Read more…

Drama Without the Drama

Kate Rubin shares her journey and involvement in the arts, working with almost every theatre company from teaching, directing, writing, performing, hanging lights, and more. Read more…

Vividly Victoria

Vividly Victoria

A city story told in all the colours of the rainbow! Even on the greyest winter day, trees are green, coastal waters are blue and historic buildings are cheerful in pastel hues. Read more…

WildPlay

Day Trip: Wildplay

We send out a party of intrepid explorers on a WildPlay outdoor adventure experience among the treetops, including walking the plank and climbing a tall ship rigging. Read more…

Time for a Digital Detox?

Putting down your phone and reconnecting with the real world is good for you. But it’s harder than it sounds. YAM gets advice from the experts on how to manage your digital behaviour. Read more…

umami dish

Umami: The Fifth Flavour

Umami was once a fairly esoteric concept in the food and wine world, but “the fifth” is having a moment, the darling of chefs and marketers, and a word that has become synonymous with flavour. Read more…

Sophia Seward-Good (left) and Aunalee Boyd-Good in their own fashion designs for Ay Lelum.

Wearable Legacy

For the sisters behind Ay Lelum — The Good House of Design, a second-generation Coast Salish design house, their work is all about continuing their parents’ legacy and documenting their oral history.  Read more…

Emily Carr: Seeing and Being Seen

Starting July, 17th, The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria investigates how Emily Carr saw the land and sites she painted in British Columbia, and how she is understood by both artists and historians in a new exhibition, Emily Carr: Seeing and Being Seen. Read more…

Exterior of Luxe Home Interiors in downtown Victoria BC

Making (New) History

The exposed brick walls, tall ceilings and natural light that pours in from the skylights of 564 Yates St. is the perfect new location for LUXE Home Interiors. Read more…

Adventure Island

The timeless esthetic and elevated function of safari-inspired styles — means you’ll be ready for whatever excitement comes your way. Read more…

Calm Your Mind: A Yoga Practice For Everyone

Yoga is an easy and accessible way to calm the mind and strengthen the body — but for many, it’s an intimidating activity with unfamiliar terminology and complicated poses. Don’t let that deter you. Whatever one’s age, mobility or fitness level, there’s a yoga practice for everyone. Read more…

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