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Our 10 Most Popular Stories of 2018

Beautiful homes, expert advice and insider tips topped our list of most-read stories for 2018.

We know our readers love great recipes, beautiful homes and getaway guides, but when we look at our readership data at the end of every year is when we truly get a sense of what’s intriguing Western Canadians right now. Here’s our list of our most read stories for 2018.

10. How to Deal with Marble Stains and Scratches

With the marble trend showing no signs of slowing down, this how-to story from 2015 is still topical (and packed with helpful expert intel).

9. The Ikea Kitchen Look Book is the Boost Your Rainy Day Needs

The latest Scandi-inspo from Ikea—a big bold photo gallery showcasing their top kitchen designs and trends for 2018—was the perfect cure for our rainy day blues this past spring…and it looks like readers agreed.

(Photo: Ema Peter)

8. How One Designer Restored 1959 Lewis Post-and-Beam Home 

Designer Negar Ghorashi saves a mid-century West Vancouver home from the bulldozer—and brings it beautifully into the present.

(Photo: Janis Nicolay.)

7. Inside Erin Ireland’s Open, Airy Townhome

Food reporter Erin Ireland and her husband had the perfect renovation planned—and then along came baby.

6. Announcing our Foodies of the Year Finalists

These 40 restauranteurs, chefs, activists, winemakers and brewers made the West a delicious place to live this year.

5. Inside a 3,650-Square-Foot Bright and Modern Calgary Home

A stunning staircase and floor-to-ceiling curtain wall highlight the open design from intern architect Marvin DeJong and designer Nyla Free in the city’s Elbow Park neighbourhood.

4. 17  Hidden Gem Restaurants in Alberta

Our Albertan readers are always keen to uncover culinary gems in their own backyard, and fave contributor Julie Van Rosendaal is always happy to oblige.

3. 5 Best Okanagan Hikes

We didn’t write this one in 2018, but great hiking trail suggestions are evergreen. Bookmark this one for when spring rolls around again.

michael buble at home
(Photo: Janis Nicolay.)

2. Home for the Holidays with Michael Bublé

This story is a few years old, but your love for Michael never seems to die, and this look at the singer’s gorgeous home—all decked out for the holidays—is a perennial fave.

1. Your Finalists for the 2018 Home of the Year Award

And our top story for 2018 went up just a few weeks ago… our list of finalists for Home of the Year 2018. The competition has now closed (congrats to the winning project!) but you can still take a look to find some design inspo to kick off 2019 in style.

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