Category: West Coast Style

  • CLOVERDALE kitchen

    CLOVERDALE kitchen

    Recent kitchen project in Cloverdale – I love the Navy, White and Gold combination.   Brilliant Brizo faucet, Blanco sink, Cosentino quartz counters and backsplash with a feature hood cabinet.   Limestone floors and industrial stools finish the kitchen.  Pug photobomb. Celebrating with client – she made this lovely spread and popped a bottle of bubbles. …

  • WHISTLER audain art museum

    WHISTLER audain art museum

    Nestled in the forest next to the Fitzsimmons River facing Blackcomb Way, the Audain Art Museum is a worthy visit next time you are on the mountain.

  • arthur ERICKSON architecture west van

    arthur ERICKSON architecture west van

    Arthur Charles Erickson (1924-2009) – Vancouver Architect and urban planner – internationally known for his futuristic designs and commercial architecture – Monteverdi Estates in West Vancouver was one of his lesser known residential works – a series of 20 unique detached units of 2000 – 3000 sq’ on seven acres – designed to sensitively preserve…

  • SKEDANS haida gwaii

    SKEDANS haida gwaii

    Skedans Haida Village, Gwaii Haanas Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site

  • sweeping VIEWS + local art

    sweeping VIEWS + local art

    Views of English Bay, Vancouver’s North Shore and Spanish Banks, this terraced garden sprinkled with exquisite BC Native sculptures + art.  A highlight of the Heritage Vancouver annual fundraiser garden tour where 13 gracious hosts opened their gardens for a worthy cause. Azure infinity pool seems endless as it connects to Vancouver’s English Bay. Al…

  • 12 GARDENS 5 hours – heritage Vancouver garden tour

    12 GARDENS 5 hours – heritage Vancouver garden tour

    Heritage Vancouver ( has hosted a fundraiser Garden Tour for five years, people generously open their gardens, this is my third time enjoying.  From the grand to cottage, there was much to love about each. Here is a small sampling of the day. A 1927 House with a garden 30 years in the making, a welcome garden gate.…

  • Wickaninnish Inn

    Wickaninnish Inn

    Tofino and Ucluelet BC are a little piece of paradise, and I love to visit as often as I am able.  The internationally renowned and award winning Wickaninnish Inn is a worthwhile stop on your visit. This large carved sun mask greets you as you approach.  The lite glass is a unique feature on the…

  • FESTIVAL of lights – vandusen gardens

    FESTIVAL of lights – vandusen gardens

    A continuation of our stay – cation in Vancouver  (from yesterday) was a long overdue visit the Festival of Lights at VanDusen Gardens.  Today, I am sharing some pretty photos with you – which does not do justice to the experience of being there… a cold, crisp (and luckily dry) evening with music, hot chocolate…

  • HOLIDAY good times

    HOLIDAY good times

    Feeling the need to do something festive, I booked a night at the Granville Island Hotel, made a reservation at the Shaunessy restaurant and headed into Vancouver from the burbs.  A little stay – cation…  a little calm and local adventure after a busy time. A pretty little boutique hotel, right on the dock.  Sad…

  • is it TREE DAY for you? my visit to a favorite nursery.

    is it TREE DAY for you? my visit to a favorite nursery.

    this wreath was my favorite

  • WEST COAST classic – Tofino

    Rustic stone fireplace, wood mantle, and a natural palette are all classic elements of West Coast Style.

  • WEST COAST contemporary – Ucluelet

    Taking inspiration from the Oceanfront landscape and the rainforest, the interior and exterior of the resort are seamless with the surroundings.

  • happy CANADA day!

    A mermaid and a beaver for an afternoon til the tide rolled in.

  • MOTHER’S DAY High Tea, Hatley Castle Garden, Abkhazi Garden and Ferries

    It was wonderful to see a castle garden that at one time was cared for by 120 gardeners in contrast to the intimate, private garden cared for extensively by two people.