Interior designer and former Bachelorette star Jillian Harris lives life by love and design.
Q: What led you to pursue a career in interior design?
A: My family has always been very crafty and into design — well, my mom, mostly. She owned a few home décor and design stores when I was a kid and I always remember being so fascinated with moving my furniture around, decorating my room and thinking of fun colour schemes. Growing up in a small town in northern Alberta, a career as an interior designer wasn’t really an option. It wasn’t until I moved to Calgary and was juggling a waitressing job at Cactus Club and a retail job at Caban that I fell in love with the idea of being a designer. Shortly after, I applied to be the executive assistant to the creative director of Cactus Club and it was then that my career in design was born. Read more
Neil Young’s search for a heart of gold ended at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada. In just over two weeks, the True North stood strong, gaining more golds – 14 – than any other country in Read more
An event so powerful that it brings countries together, building bridges and setting aside differences, the Olympics is a symbol of unity. Encouraging both international competition and cooperation, the Games are a way for diverse athletes to demonstrate great strength and magnitude, the way they did in ancient Greece.
Canada is glowing with pride as it gears up to host Vancouver 2010 – an event to go down in history. Buzzing with anticipation and overflowing with international guests, there’s no better time to visit this attraction-laden city. If you’re lucky enough to have tickets to the Olympic or Paralympic Games, there’s no doubt that you are in for a show-stopping display of athletic prowess. If not, there is still much to see. Read more
As the proud host of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Vancouver has quickly evolved into one of Canada’s most sought-after travel destinations. Following suit is the ever-bustling city of Whistler. With so many residents and travellers roaming the cities, Vancouver and Whistler businesses have taken a sustainable approach to ensure that all of their practices are eco-friendly.
As one of the leading eco-conscious travel destinations in the world, British Columbia ensures that each of its cities follows suit. This dedication is evident through the restructuring of Stanley Park – Vancouver’s oldest and largest park. Recently devastated by a windstorm that sent hundreds of ancient trees toppling down, the city took immediate action to restore the park’s natural beauty. In such a short time, $9.5 million has been raised for the effort. Read more