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Feb 6, 2015

February has arrived, which means the BC Home + Garden Show is just around the corner! Happening at BC Place Stadium from February 18 - 22, 2015, the BC Home + Garden Show is the place to find expert advice, envy-inducing gardens, and designer insight. Not sure what to expect this year? Scroll through our list of top five features and celebrity appearances for a glimpse inside the show.


Main Stage
In need of expert advice? Head straight to the Main Stage presented by The Vancouver Sun for an all-star lineup of Canada's most talented designers, Realtors, and home improvement specialists. Celebrity presenters include HGTV's Bryan Baeumler, W Network's Todd Talbot, and design duo Janette Ewan & Jef Hancock, as well as local favourites Jamie Banfield, Karin Bohne, and Christine Friend, will deliver doses of expert advice, insight, and innovative solutions to soothe all of your home design distress. Star struck? You will be! Find the Main Stage schedule here.


Vancouver Magazine Cooking Stage
Foodies, this one's for you! Stake out a spot at the Vancouver Magazine Cooking Stage to get the goods from local culinary masters including chefs, fishmongers, and the finest sommeliers. Have a notepad ready and drink in their expert insight via a unique seminar model designed to connect you with top tips, insider insights, and skilled demonstrations. Find the Vancouver Magazine Cooking Stage schedule here, and get ready to learn a thing or two (or ten!).


Ask A Designer
Are you desperate for design guidance? Get your home style sorted in 10 minutes or less with a complimentary consultation from local professionals, including Friendly Decorator's Christine Friend, while gleaning inspiration from expertly styles home decor vignettes. Come prepared with paint swatches, floor samples, and an open mind to get the best advice for your time investment. Best house on the block, here you come!


One Million Acts
Animal lovers rejoice! Stop by the BC SPCA booth and start the year on a compassionate note by signing up to carry out a good deed during the One Million Acts of Kindness Movement, and enter to win an animal lover's gift basket valued at $300. Talk about great karma! On the hunt for a furry friend? Meet adoptable animals right on the show floor, then catch top pet parent tips from lifestyle expert Kristina Matisic of Anna & Kristina's Grocery Bags on Saturday, February 21 from 1-4pm.


MANSCAPES
Let's hear it for the boys! Get your manly needs met in style thanks to local designer Dexter Dolores and landscaping experts from Gemstone Masonry & Landscape Supply. Find inspiration for your car park with a trip to the trendsetting Urban Garage, and then get the goods for your outdoor space at The Ultimate Backyard by Gemstone, all while sipping on suds courtesy of Just Here For The Beer.

Herewith, our trio of top guy-friendly features:
  1. The Urban Garage: Tasked with reimagining the ultimate garage area for today's style-savvy urbanite, local designer Dexter Dolores, created an on-trend space with all the environmentally friendly essentials and a serious dose of organizational prowess. Consider yourselves hooked.
  2. The Ultimate Backyard by Gemstone: Kick back and relax in a stylish patio setup designed by Gemstone Masonry & Landscape Supply, featuring luxury deck furniture and the hottest fire features of 2015. Men, the best way to wind down from shopping the home show is to get loose in the lap of luxury.
  3. Just Here For The Beer Tasting Bar: Cheers! Join the crew from Just Here For The Beer to sample suds from a top selection of the newest and best local microbreweries while enjoying the show.
Want to catch all of these fine features and oh-so-much more? Buy your tickets early to receive the best deals and avoid box office lines. Right now you can get 2-for-1 tickets on Facebook. What are you waiting for? Buy your tickets now and save!


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