March 2017

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Income Suites
Home Is Where the Tenant Is - The business of income suites

Owning a home has always been a privilege, but in today’s housing market, that privilege is starting to feel more like a… Read

City

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Reimagining furniture at Apple Box Design Studio
A New Take on an Old Look

When it comes to current trends in interior design, vintage is stylish, shabby is chic and reclaimed materials have never looked better.… Read

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Shabby 2 Chic Wedding Rentals
A style that’s always on trend

If you’re new to St. Albert or event planning, you might not know what to expect from a store called Shabby 2… Read

Living

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Recipes, Rolls and folds
Recipes your taste buds will flip over

Sometimes, you just  need to roll with it. And this month, we’re taking that philosophy to the kitchen. Armed with rolling pins… Read

FROM THE EDITOR

“Cupcakes are muffins that believed in miracles.” That’s the message that greeted me when I woke up my computer and looked up at my social-media feed. My initial reaction? Holy red-velvet-coloured sunglasses, Batman! So, yeah. Let’s just say I’m not quite there yet. But that’s not because miracles are something I scoff at. I’m just more of a take-charge kind of person—a doer. Someone who believes that the secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new. And while I totally stole that from Socrates, my point (and I swear I’m getting to it) is that potential is a big, beautiful, everywhere-we’re-willing-to-look-for-it thing. But to see it, you sometimes need to renew your view. It’s with that eye that we’re exploring the world in this month’s T8N.

To begin, we’re setting our sights on the humble basement and its potential to become a legal income suite. From there, our photo essay takes us to Apple Box Design Studio, where we discover the art of transforming old furniture into new treasures with a little paint. We didn’t stop there. Also on our list—a visit with Lisa Alary, a remarkable floral designer who combines her passion for art with her love of nature.

Ready to renew your view? Then let’s get started. March is calling, and it wants cupcakes.

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