Blog by Beebe Cline

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copy cat

March 31st, 2007

Now that Desperate Housewife Marcia Cross's twins are learning sign language from a Vancouver-made DVD, it's time to get little Piper and Josephine with the program.

Designed for both pre-verbal babies and precocious tots who want a second language, local Mimic Baby has the interactive DVDs ($19.99) to get them talking very quietly.

Just imagine how thrilled ...

french kisses

March 30th, 2007

Fancy a candelabra from an ancient Gallic church? Or salt-worn oyster baskets from Brittany? Perhaps your taste runs more to grape baskets from Champagne, a rustic bibliothèque, or a set of massive doors from a European freighter.

Whatever your whimsy, you are likely to find it (or something even better) in the new shipment that has just arrived at French Country Anti ...

steals and deals

March 29th, 2007

Enjoy your weekly dose of vitamin v steals & deals from our fabulous sponsors. Ready, set, shop!

booty-licious bootcamp

Get Beyonce’s beach bod with the fitness gurus at

la la landed

March 29th, 2007

It's not just the establishment celebs getting facelifts in L.A.

Hollywood Grand Dame, The Sofitel LA is an establishment befitting its multi-million dollar new look.

Rooms boast feather bedding, Rogers & Gallet toiletries and SwitchLite windows that go from clear to opaque should you want to watch the news from the shower.

At in-house restaurant Si ...

nifty and thrifty

March 28th, 2007

We all love a vintage score, but when was the last time you found a 1960s YSL trapeze dress?

Times are about to change.

Try your eagle eye at the famous Ryerson United Spring Thrift Sale, where you'll find amazing vintage jewellery, shoes, crystal and art donated by some of Vancouver's most prominent families.

Get there fast for this year's scores, in ...

v is for vanessa

March 27th, 2007

When we realized the V had worn off our computer keyboard, we wondered: vitamin v, or

Our favourite French designer, known for her floaty tops, sexy backless dresses and scrunchy rolled shorts, has just sent her biggest shipment ever to Vancouver.

Finally, spring has arrived.

Preview the new collection at


prescribed dose - berry beauty

March 26th, 2007

You need eight hours of sleep, a healthy bod and a fountain of youth to look your best. If all this sounds as unattainable as George Clooney, fret not: sometimes you can always get what you want.

Our World Network is a local company with three super herbal supplements that will fuel your body in a healthy, natural way.

Stay fresh and young with sips of Youth Juice. ...

helping hand

March 26th, 2007

Though you'd love to make your manicure weekly, sometimes it just doesn't make it onto the to-do list in between garbage day and groceries.

But for a quick fix-it, Tweezerman Professional's new arched pusher and cleaner ($40) will get you through the week.

It's weighty, stainless steel design is completely hygienic and it has handy grips that make it easy to us ...

bespoke binky

March 24th, 2007

You've got a customized cell phone, so baby surely needs a personalized pacifier.

At you can order top-of-the-line binkies in blue, white or pink, with your child's name or nickname permanently engraved on them ($15 for 3).

Or choose from silly soother designs like "mute button" and "movie star."

And if you're raising the next P. Diddy? Ther ...

pie in the sky

March 23rd, 2007

Stood your girlfriends up for the third time in a row?

Make good by sending along a "Humble Pie" from Vancouver's Acme Humble Pie Company that comes in a fancy wooden crate ($60).

The apple and sour cherry treat comes in a stainless steel pie plate packed in customized shredded packing paper ($6.95) with your message on it.

Such as "I swear, I really was at the ...

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