August 2010  | Issue 128 Cover

August 2010 | Issue 128

Editor's Message

Monster month

The roar you hear this month may just be the animatronic dinosaurs that are coming to town on the Walking With Dinosaurs tour, or they could just be the roar of approval of the condo show suite crowds as we check out some ultra-stylish up-and-comers this time around.

Our August line-up of show suite reviews features a variety of condos in various stages of development. Our cover feature, Cardel Lifestyles’ Lighthouse Landing is winding up its very successful run in Coventry Hills; Waterfront by Anthem Properties in the downtown is right in the middle of development with great sales as the second building is being built; while Prospect Hill by Avi Urban in Panorama has already exceeded expectation while still in the midst of construction of the first phase.

Bathrooms take centre stage in this month’s edition, and we have several feature stories to help you achieve the look of your loo. First up is a designer tips feature from our design guru, Alykhan Velji, who talks about different ways to update your bathroom décor.

I go into detail in my Shopping article on where to get the latest look for your bathroom and to turn it into a private spa. Meanwhile, realtor and home staging specialist Julie Dempsey goes talk about the Dos and Don’ts  of staging your bathroom and how to make your home more attractive to buyers.

Taking the bathroom theme even further is Going Green’s L. Sara Byterveld, who talks about the importance of water conservation in the household. Guest writer, Jessica Patterson, talks to Helen Wood of Calvanna Village to give us a glimpse on active senior living. We also have the latest from Linda Bodo, Alberta’s premiere DIYista, author and columnist, and the ultimate upcycler that turns old pieces into items with a renewed purpose.

August is also turning out to be a monster month for events in Calgary — so what better way to have fun in the sun than checking out the slew of festivals that go on? And check out some of the excellent condo show suites out there while you’re at it.

In This Issue

The sweet spot

The sweet spot

As any golfer or ball player will tell you, there’s the one sweet spot on…

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Urbane suburbia

Urbane suburbia

Pioneering prospectors in the hunt for oil and gold had their work cut out for…

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The Wonder of Waterfront

The Wonder of Waterfront

A new kind of downtown living comes to Calgary, as Waterfront by Anthem Properties makes…

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The spa sensation

The spa sensation

When it comes to renovating, most real estate agents will tell you to put your…

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