What better way to kick off the New Year!  This month we're excited to have guest contributor and astrological style expert Greg Polkosnik dish on your fabulous year ahead. So get cozy, grab a latte and see what your 2020 Horoscope has in store:

Aries (March 21 - April 19)

The focus is on your workplace throughout 2020, so why not turn your gaze elsewhere when you’re not at work? Creating a space to get away from it all will be a wise move in the upcoming year. Whether that’s a spa, a home yoga studio or an outdoor room where you can decompress, try to make room in your life for a little rest and relaxation. With Mars retrograde in your sign through much of autumn, escape will be a necessary part of your routine. It may take some discipline to…

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It’s no secret that beautiful nature-blessed St. Albert is a favourite destination in this neck of the woods.  Ranked by Maclean’s Magazine as the best city to live in Alberta, the friendly community is a top draw for families in warm weather with the famous St. Albert Farmers’ Market, International Children’s Festival and numerous arts, culture and sporting events.  But when the snow falls, the northern city shines during the darkest days of winter, with plenty of fun, interesting winter activities for all ages and especially those young at heart.

One of the must-see holiday attractions that kicks off the season in late November, is the popular St. Albert Snowflake Festival.  Started in 1997, the festival has grown over the years with an…

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With the holiday season in full swing, it seemed only fitting to bring some ‘holly’ to Holland & Associates. Thank you to our guest contributor, Holly Hunka with the home decor and lifestyle blog Chandeliers and Champagne, for sharing five easy tips to create a swoon-worthy Christmas table setting. 


Can you believe it: only 20 days remain until Christmas! I’m in full-on festive mode over here, baking up a storm, blasting Wham!’s Last Christmas and enjoying the twinkling lights of our tree each night.

I love the ambience of our home over the holidays, making it my favourite time of year to entertain. While my husband is in charge of the turkey, I like to think I have an equally important job: preparing the cocktails and setting a table that…

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Perched at the very edge of the Edmonton River Valley with spectacular views of the city from downtown to the university, sit two shining examples of luxury living in Edmonton. Nestled within the established community of Laurier Heights, 8512 134 Street and 8516 134 Street exemplify the incredible progress that’s been made in the city’s Luxury market within just the last decade. 

It’s a trend very familiar for Architect Sebastian Mielczarek "The home is now becoming a piece of artwork - a type of expression where owners want to showcase to their family, to their friends and to the community that their home is a representation of their personality and part of who they are as a human being," says Mielczarek, Partner of designtwogroup inc.

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No matter how far your career takes you– there is just something about coming home and being recognized by a hometown crowd that makes hard work and sacrifice worthwhile.

On Saturday, November 17th, Jason Holland was recognized as the Sturgeon Hockey Club’s first inductee to the Hockey Walk of Fame, inside the town’s newly constructed Morinville Leisure Centre. 

With the Morinville Jets and St. Albert Merchant’s teams lined up on the blue line, Jason walked out onto the ice with a wave to the crowd as the Sturgeon Hockey Club unveiled a banner recognizing Holland’s lengthy hockey career. 

“It was a real honour to be back in Morinville and to be recognized,” says Holland. It was unexpected but a really nice gesture.  I have so many…

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While many sharp, shiny new condos and commercial towers continue to rise up above the River Valley, one expansive redevelopment project stands to shape the future of Edmonton's downtown.  Rooted in history on the east edge of Jasper Avenue, the rustic three-story Pendennis Hotel is undergoing a spectacular transformation that will blend history with open, modern design and spark new interest in the area.

“We have not seen much revitalization in the Quarters and it has unfortunately eroded over the years,” explains Lorraine Bodnarek, Principal for Pendennis Developments. “We hope to change that a little bit by restoring some of our beautiful architecture and preserving it while creating opportunities for small businesses and organizations that are…

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Nestled beside Kingsway Mall, NAIT and the new Blatchford development sits the old Edmonton Oilers Office building. Built in 1974, it was the original home for the franchise until it moved when Rogers Place was completed in 2016 - the hallowed halls a treasure trove of history, memories and wins for the team and for our city.


It’s a property that holds a lot of historical significance to the hockey community but when it went on the market - it was unclear how much of a future it might have, until it was brought forward to a group of local doctors looking for a new home. “It is so historical because it comes right from the beginning of the franchise,” says Kerri-lyn. “That’s what got us excited when our clients came and were interested in…

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Flipping a house into your dream home is a great way to build your investment but it’s certainly not for the faint of heart and can take a lot of money and resources that most already time-stretched families don’t have to spare. If you don’t have a team of HGTV professionals to help you through, another great option to consider might be buying a turn-key home in one of Edmonton’s emerging neighbourhoods. These newer communities are specifically tailored to families and first-time buyers looking to start their next chapter, and they can be an excellent place to build a home. 

A shining example is the northeast community of Crystallina Nera. Perched at the very top of North Edmonton slotted between 82 Street and 66 Street just south of the Anthony…

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Traditional, modern, marble counters or subway tile – the design elements of a kitchen are endless. Range hood or light fixtures over the island? Gas or electric stove? Open shelving or a cabinet for everything.

Uppers? Who needs uppers!

Click here to find the listing of this home at 13804 91 AV NW

Whether you like to cook elaborate meals or order in Skip the Dishes, the kitchen is the centre of the home and most families spend the bulk of their time there. The kitchen is more than just a place to store your groceries and whip up a meal. It’s a gathering place. It’s where conversation happens. Where the kids do their homework on the side of the island, where you pull out your laptop to get a little work in or where you converse and share…

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A big thank-you to super mom, blogger and guest contributor this month Christine Bruckmann from Just Another Edmonton Mommy for partnering with us and for sharing her top tips for keeping your child’s lunch fun and sustainable this back to school season.


I’ve always viewed September as my New Year's. The start of a new season, the start of a new school year, and the perfect time to commit to making some changes. This means that we are actively working to reduce our food waste and are embracing more litterless lunches.

If this idea overwhelms you just thinking about it, don’t worry I’m going through it all too. The time commitment, buying potentially expensive lunch boxes when my kids can’t even bring home a metal spoon, and the loss of…

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