Miranda Scott is a terrific realtor. My wife and I were impressed by her knowledge of the local market, her attention to detail, and especially her commitment to getting the best deal possible. Even now, several months after our purchase decision, she continues to enthusiastically help us gather information for the insurance company and negotiate last minute things with the sellers. Next time we buy or sell in the Parksville area, we’ll be using Miranda as our realtor. You should, too. -Markham Hislop
Oceanside Life Social at Love Shack Libations
You are invited to our first ever Oceanside Life Social at Love Shack Libations on November 17th from 7-9 pm. Join us for an evening of fun, flights, and friends. Your first flight us on us! RSVP early as space is limited. For more information contact Miranda at email@example.com. We hope to see you there!
November 17th from 7-9 pm
Downtown Qualicum Beach
November 16, 2017
Oceanside Grandmother’s Christmas Craft Extravaganza
Quality Resort Bayside
November 24 – November 25, 2017
Cornwalls’ All-Inclusive Cancun Christmas
November 16 – December 29, 2017
Forget tulips and daffodils. Stoke spring fever in your yard by planting uncommon bulbs that offer outstanding color.
Fall is the time to plant spring bulbs, and you can easily make the most of your efforts by focusing on ones that spark conversation as petals unfurl. Take spring starflower (Ipheion), for instance. This bulb pops up in mid-spring, opening fragrant flowers. The sparkling blooms stand above grassy leaves. Flowers open in white or sparkling blue (below).
Spring starflower is small, topping out at 3 to 5 inches, which makes it an ideal choice for edging a planting bed or walkway. This heirloom dates to 1836 and readily naturalizes—meaning they look like they grow that way naturally, and will thrive if left alone—to form colonies. It pairs beautifully with grape hyacinth or scilla. Use it beneath trees or shrubs for a springtime carpet of color.
Follow these helpful tips for decorating, storing and organizing your home for the fall season.
When the fall air arrives, it’s a natural time to transition your home for the cooler temperatures winging their way to an evening near you. “With every season comes subtle changes in the home,” says Toronto decorator Laura Collins. “While a fresh coat of paint is quite an extreme approach to seasonal decor, interchangeable throw pillows, cozy blankets, and fall inspired florals, might be a perfect solution,” she says. We also caught up with Calgary-based professional organizer Jennifer Zagorsky for her take on prepping for September and beyond. These experts share their tips for decorating, storing and organizing for the season.
Bring in “fall” colour
Fall decor doesn’t have to be the obvious “warm” colours, says Laura, such as oranges, reds and burnished yellows we associate with fall. “Choose pillow coverings with neutrals, and metallics in bold prints, such as ikat, and animal prints, for a sophisticated twist,” she suggests. In terms of flowers and plants, instead of summer succulents, opt for deep purple orchids, and protea, which are hearty and beautiful and come in many colour variations, she says.