When flying above the British Virgin Islands, this is what you see: turquoise-blue water speckled with islands—some big, some small—boasting salt-rimmed bays; soft, white-sand beaches; and lush tropical foliage. You see boats—lots of them—from yachts to massive sailboats anchored just off the shores of each island. This is, after all, the world’s charter-boat capital. And, tucked into the mountainsides
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It can be tempting to preserve high-style formal dining rooms for occasional celebrations. Exquisite finishes, delicate fabrics, and fine china are not made for everyday wear and tear. But if fashionable decor, elevated cuisine, and full-scale entertaining are important to your day-to-day lifestyle, a formal dining room should be, too
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Gail Shields-Miller, owner of Shields & Company Interiors in New York, was approached by a couple of empty nesters to update their recently purchased Manhattan condo. Moving from a larger traditional home to their new nest was quite an adjustment. “It wasn’t the traditional layout they were used to, where each room is closed off,” says Shields-Miller. “The kitchen was open to the living room and dining room
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When entertaining during the fall and winter seasons, it’s easy to unintentionally stretch your budget beyond your means. With the price of food, drinks, and decorations, hosting holiday parties and family gatherings can easily add up. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend the big bucks to create a memorable party. Whether you’ve volunteered to cook dinner or want to invite your neighbors over for a leisurely fall brunch, here’s how you can entertain in style and on a budget.
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It seems an unlikely fit. A century-old church boasting Classical Revival architectural detailing, soaring Corinthian columns, and massive stained glass coupled with modern technology and sleek, contemporary accents and furnishings. It’s the collision of two wholly different styles, and yet the meeting of the two is seamlessly blended to create a space that is unlike any other in the city of Seattle.

 

 

 

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The Greater Vancouver housing market saw a slight increase in the number of home sales, a slight reduction in the number of listings, and a slight decrease in home prices in October compared to the summer months. With those changes, the sales-to-active-listings ratio increased to 11 per cent in October from 8 per cent in September.

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