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Winter 2011

Vintage market Tea tasting


Eco-friendly flooring

Gravity Design Studio

Authorized dealer of KraftMaid® Gravity Design Studio is the place to go to create the kitchen or bathroom of your dreams. Offering a full-service showroom specializing in KraftMaid Cabinetry, Gravity Design Studio can help you get the kitchen or bathroom cabinetry you have always wanted. At the studio, you have access to all the options available from KraftMaid. KraftMaid has over 40 years experience building quality, customized cabinetry. KraftMaid provides a custom look, with the widest selection of styles, finishes, storage solutions, and decorative enhancements in built-to-order cabinetry, all without the custom price or lengthy custom lead times. As an authorized dealer of KraftMaid, Gravity Design is able to better any other supplier’s price by 15 percent. For as long as you own it, KraftMaid warrants it. Made with some of the highest quality features in the industry, KraftMaid cabinetry is made to last a lifetime. Detailed craftsmanship, exceptional quality, and stringent manufacturing standards go into every product, giving you the best value available in fine cabinetry. In addition, you can rest assured that you are getting the highest quality because KraftMaid cabinets are backed by a Lifetime Limited Warranty for as long as you own them. For 2010 - 2011, J.D. Power and Associates ranked KraftMaid Cabinetry “highest in customer satisfaction with cabinets.” With the high quality of KraftMaid and the expertise of the Gravity team, you are sure to get a finished product that goes beyond your expectations. 1675 128th Street, Surrey 778 294 0778

Why KraftMaid 40+ Years of Experience 65+ Finish Options 100+ Door Styles 200+ Storage Solutions 1,000s of Choices Limited Lifetime Warranty

Contents Fine lingerie Specialty cheeses Elegant table setting A baby store Gift ideas Cranberry chutney


Christmas dinner to go

At Ushi’s Day Spa in Ocean Park Hair styled by Ushi and make up by Dionne

Enjoy the season! publisher Heather Burns

printing Mitchell Press

photography Shaun O’ Mara David Richard Don Webber

distribution Canada Post

graphic design/communication consultation Heather Burns

Front cover: A red barn is transformed into a magical backdrop for fresh, locally grown poinsettias at Milner Gardens in Langley. See page 5.

To be in the next issue of Fresh View call Heather Burns at 604 607 1223 or email Visit Fresh View Magazine on facebook Fresh View Magazine is a quarterly publication distributed to 33,000 homes in Langley, Surrey, White Rock, and Abbotsford by Canada Post. Fresh View Magazine is available at stores in this issue. Copyright 2011. All rights reserved. No part of this magazine may be reproduced without written permission of the publisher.

Sight for Sore Eyes Optical

Love Those Shoes Entertaining Kitchen

La Belle Vie

Brennan’s Mens & Ladies Wear One stop shopping for gifts! 4140 200th Street Langley 604 533 4128

Maison Rouge

New style and approach

Warline Painting Ltd.

Residential and commercial painters Warline Painting is about providing exceptional customer service and exceeding your expectations. Detailed estimates, high quality workmanship and clean, careful consideration of your home are all standard when you hire Warline. In addition, Warline will provide you with a professional colour consultation to help you choose the perfect colours for your home with confidence. Check out their gallery of beautiful work and read the testimonials from many satisfied customers. Book an appointment with Warline and see the difference paint can make! Visit or call 604 542 5064

Maison Rouge owners, Stanley and Carol Gan take previous Pebblecreek stores in a different direction. You will find a new range of BC made furniture and classic handcrafted unique finds from all corners of the world. More affordable pricing and expanded design options are available at the newly named stores. “We want to create a unique environment where our customers feel inspired and can explore all their design needs in a fun and warm atmosphere,” says Carol. Come by and see all the changes. Surrey #801 - 17685 64th Avenue 778 574 3338 Tsawwassen #121 - 1315 56th Street 604 943 2257

Milner Gardens

The holiday season is here! Located in the heart of Milner in Langley, two doors down from the heritage church, the old red barn is transformed each Christmas into a festive display of beautiful poinsettias and seasonal accents. The smell of the best cider you have ever tasted wafts through the air, calming music soothes your nerves, and fantastic displays renew your love for the season and offer inspiration for your own home. Milner Gardens sells what they grow, and at Christmas that is poinsettias. Coming directly from the 10 acres of greenhouse just behind the store, you will not find plants fresher than these! The exciting designs and terrific prices make this store a destination for savvy shoppers looking for just the right accent in their homes. Supporting other local growers and artisans, Milner Gardens will be hosting a Farmers’ Market on Saturday November 19th and December 10th. More than 30 vendors will set up shop for the day in the covered greenhouse. Do not miss this opportunity to buy local and support cottage industries. The increasingly popular greenhouse tours will be back this Christmas as well. This is a wonderful chance to tour the 10 acre greenhouse where the poinsettia story begins. Visit the tallest greenhouse in North America and be amazed at the innovative way they grow from the ceiling! No one else in the world does it the way Milner Gardens does! This free event will be on Saturdays starting November 19th until December 3rd. Special mid-week arrangements can be made for groups. Reservations are strongly recommended. Call 604 533 7945 to book your spot. Bring your camera! On December 3rd from 11 - 3, come and enjoy the soothing sounds of Milner Gardens’ very own home grown musicians: the Jansen 5. Currently promoting their most recent CD, this young group will play a mix of seasonal favourites and selections from their CD. With treats to enjoy and crafts for the kids, this will be a fun family outing. For more information on these and other events contact Milner Gardens. Open Mon - Sat 9 - 5:30. Closed Sundays. Visit them on Facebook. 6690 216th Street, Langley 604 533 7945


Just Jewellery

New location at High Street! isit Just Jewellery in their beautiful new showroom opening this November. Definitely not just your typical jewellery store, Just Jewellery offers treasures and gems from local designers and artisans from around the world. Specializing in sterling silver and semi-precious stones, Just Jewellery is a must stop for your holiday shopping. There is definitely something for everyone. #6 - 2970 King George Blvd, Surrey 604 541 6362

The Mom Spa

Mela Boutique

The highly anticipated Mom Spa will be opening soon at High Street in South Surrey. Enjoy a full range of spa services in a relaxed yet upscale environment while your little ones are cared for in the adjacent play area. The Mom Spa will also offer treatments for men in private rooms and couples massage. Reserve The Mom Spa for your next party or celebration.

Introducing a new line, Paper Crown, a label with a modern take on classic style. Beautiful leather handbags by Treesje are in store as well as Line Knitwear. Find gift giving ideas including scarves and jewellery. Gift certificates available.

Coming soon to High Street!

Your child will love getting a hair cut in the fun and whimsical styling chairs at Whimsicuts at The Mom Spa.

Gift ideas!

Follow Mela Boutique on Facebook for new product updates as well as upcoming events and fashion shows. #112 - 2940 King George Blvd South Surrey Located in High Street 778 294 1887

Great gift idea! Until December 24, 2011 purchase a $150 gift card for someone special and receive a $50 gift card for yourself. See for details. #110 - 2950 King George Blvd, South Surrey 604 355 9370

Silhouette Fine Lingerie Reshaping lives in new location

After 17 years at Semiahmoo Mall, Silhouette owner, Fiona Mulligan and her knowledgeable staff are thrilled with their new High Street shopping district location (adjacent to South Point Shopping Centre behind Canadian Tire) where the store’s elegant and classy dÊcor matches the quality and beauty of their bras and lingerie. Silhouette offers professional bra fittings, A to J cups in regular fashion and sports bras. With over 2500 stocked bras in over 70 styles, Full Figure Bra you will find a bra that F - HH cup will perfectly match and enhance your figure. The warm, caring staff are certified mastectomy fitters. The store carries beautiful mastectomy bras and a great line of prosthetics. As well, find all sorts of sleepwear from warm and cozy to elegant and sexy. Visit soon! #8 - 2970 King George Blvd, Surrey 604 541 1007

Sports Bra A - H cup

McBurney Junction Live with style

Living with style is about capturing the essence of who you are and expressing that through the décor of your home, the jewellery that you wear, and the gifts that you give. McBurney Junction is a collection of wonderful finds for you and your home. From custom cabinets and interior design services to Pandora and Thomas Sabo jewellery, they will help you express your unique personality. Christmas has arrived at McBurney Junction. Whether you are looking for the perfect gift for that special someone, or you have been inspired to set your most beautiful table yet, the answer lies inside the doors of the store. Setting a cozy yet elegant table has never been so easy. Stunning in their simplicity yet intricate in their details, the new table and glassware from Indaba will set the stage for your gathering. Combined with silverware from Maxwell Williams, a little sparkle and a few feathers, your holiday table will be sophisticated, elegant, and stylish! Owners Karla Barton and Nikki Martine invite you to stop in and experience McBurney Junction this holiday season. 20528 Fraser Highway (located in McBurney Lane in Downtown Langley) 604 532 7090

Sid Dickens Tile: Mystic Love from the Fall 2011 Reflections Collection

Indaba tableware: bowl in Palermo pattern, easy to accessorize for the season

Reallite Candles: life-like, battery operated candles made with genuine wax. A unique faux flame dances around giving them the appearance of a lit candle.

Belvoir Fruit Farms: made from all natural ingredients, these flavourful fruit Pressés from England make a beautiful hostess gift.

The Passionate Home Vintage Market

At The Passionate Home, it is a vintage market every day. No need to wait for events; come in and discover handmade holiday creations, a treasure trove of ideas and inspiration, a fabulous mix of affordable old and new finds. Introducing Annie Sloan Chalk Paint only available at The Passionate Home. This paint requires no sanding or priming and comes in a host of colours. Add a wax finish for an antique lustre. Experience great customer service—a definite advantage to shopping local. 20506 Fraser Highway (Downtown Langley) 604 532 5931

Entertaining Kitchen

The kitchen place and gifts galore For gift giving and entertaining, Entertaining Kitchen is a must stop. A new line of made in BC gourmet products called Goodness of Garlic contains pure ingredients and lots of flavour—infused olive oils, jellies, and garlic grinders. Stuff stockings with unique kitchen gadgets designed for efficiency. For children, cook sets and aprons make great gifts. Pop in and discover all things kitchen. 20526 Fraser Highway (Downtown Langley) 604 533 2356

The Eco Floor Store Go beyond the surface!

The Eco Floor Store is a unique design showroom that showcases only environmentally friendly and healthy flooring and surface solutions for residential and commercial spaces. Owner, Jared Kress welcomes you to this inspirational space. From formaldehyde free bamboo to reclaimed beetle killed pine hardwood, cork from Spain and Portugal to Canadian Hardwood in thousands of colors. They also have recycled paper countertops and are the exclusive distribution house for flexible natural stone veneers. The reclaimed leather tiles and hand tufted New Zealand wool rugs are not to be missed. Ask about installation service, custom stain matching, and financing option. Discover sustainable and healthy floors and surfaces designed with the planet in mind. You will definitely find the perfect surface solution for your home or business. #203 – 5511 192nd Street, Surrey 604 576 4400

Michaud’s Salon Spa Wellness Centre Introducing Thermocoagulation

Most people have some issues with their skin that they would like to see disappear. Do you have small but permanent red spots on your face or along the sides of your nose? A skin tag on your neck or back that bothers you? Have age spots taken over your hands? Do you have a couperose (redness of the face) condition that gets worse as time goes by? Do not worry any longer, thermocoagulation treatments are now here to help you...


What is Thermocoagulation?

hermocoagulation is a treatment that uses an ultrarapid radio frequency. This precision technique is used to coagulate certain superficial cutaneous imperfections in order to minimize their appearance or to completely eliminate them.

What imperfections can be successfully treated?

spider veins on the cheek before treatment

spider veins on the cheek after treatment

skin tag

after one treatment

pigment spot

after one treatment

Imperfections are a thing of the past with thermocoagulation! One treatment can make a significant difference in many conditions. Call to set up an appointment and be on your way to perfect skin.


Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Successful healthy solutions at the wellness centre igraine sufferers have experienced decreased severity and frequency of headaches, and in some cases complete cessation.

Symptoms of IBS and digestive disorders, including food sensitivities, have been greatly reduced or eliminated. What will your success be...? Call and make an appointment to see Kevin and be on your way to wellness. Official receipts are provided for group medical plans. 5669 176th Street, Cloverdale 604 574 9959

Kevin Preston R.Ac., R.TCM.H. Registered Acupuncturist Registered TCM Herbalist

Designer Closet Guys For the gift of space Wish list ’11 1. Simplify life. 2. Take time to appreciate the little things. 3. Spend more quality time with loved ones. 4. Be at peace in your surroundings. If this sounds like your wish list, then it may be time to let your Santa know how to contact the elves at the Designer Closet Guys. All the above has been proven to result from closet make-overs. The euphoria is long lasting and does not require additional treatments. Book a free in-home consultation today! Call: Vancouver 604 484 0374 Abbotsford 604 755 7556 Or visit their website:

Love Those Shoes Fun, fabulous footwear

La Belle Vie Beauty for you and your home At La Belle Vie, discover many different styles for holiday decorating, from sparkling silver and purple to festive red and white. Give your room that fresh Christmas tree scent with Frasier Fir by Thymes. Find lots of ideas for gift giving including holiday aprons, jewellery, clocks, wall art, and picture frames. Come in and fill out your holiday wish list to make gift giving easy. Gift certificates available. Complimentary gift wrapping too! Open 7 days a week. 5709 176th Street, Cloverdale 778 571 2442

An incredible selection of boots has arrived at Love Those Shoes. Find also special occasion shoes, pumps, flats, handbags, wallets, and scarves. Michael Kors, Nine West, Bandolino, Anne Klein, and White Mountain. Gift certificates available. Open 7 days a week. Clover Square Village, Cloverdale #112 - 17700 #10 Highway 604 575 3831

Barbara Boldt Truly original art

Barbara Boldt is a local artist located about 5 minutes from Fort Langley, in Glen Valley. She works in oils, water colours, and soft pastels. Starting at age 45, Barbara has been painting for over 30 years; her life experiences enriching her artwork. She has great respect for nature and its wonders, and she strives to recreate this in her work. All of Barbara’s work is truly original. Each painting is one of a kind and no reproductions are made. Take the time to visit her gallery and her website to see the complete collection of her beautiful work. To visit the gallery, call ahead to ensure Barbara is available to show you around.

25340 84th Avenue Langley 604 888 5490


Spacial Effects Design

Because...every space deserves impeccable design he Spacial Effects showroom is a one stop shop for all interior finishing—cabinetry, flooring, countertops, plumbing fixtures, home décor, and furniture. The Design Centre is designed to inspire creativity and focus. The design team at Spacial Effects Design uses their professional expertise to guide you through your project and reduce the associated stress by simplifying the process and assisting you with clarifying and creating your perfect space. The SED team is at the leading edge of product knowledge and development, ready to help you with your material selections. At SED they are committed to providing suppliers and trades who are leaders in their industry, keeping your product selection on the forefront of design trends and ensuring your project quality is among the highest of standards. Whether it is a single room remodel, a whole house renovation, or a custom build, they will take you from concept to reality. #101 - 23242 Mavis Avenue, Fort Langley 604 455 0947

Blueberry Meadows Affordable timeless designs

Infusion BouTeaque Teahouse and gift shop

Tea is the perfect gift this season as it soothes mind, body, and soul. Infusion carries over 200 teas so there is something for everyone’s taste. Check out the fabulous stocking stuffers (mug sweaters, tea scented soaps, tea cozies). Fun and colourful tea accessories fill the shelves at Infusion. Tea is a great idea for corporate gifts, on its own or included in baskets. Come by, you are invited to talk tea, experience the samples, or warm up with a tea latte. #4 - 9110 Glover Road, Fort Langley 604 888 5592

You will find lots of shopping options at Blueberry Meadows Interiors. Visit the showroom in Fort Langley or shop on line to view Canadian made furniture as well as solid wood collections from around the world. Beautiful accessories including cushions, throws, bedding, lamps, and wall art are arriving each week. #102 - 9233 Glover Road, Fort Langley 778 298 4470


Swirl Wine Store

New location opening soon! wirl Wine Store is moving to a new location which will be opening at the end of November. The new location will be at 15222 16th Avenue in the Royal Bank Plaza. They are looking forward to serving you in this spectacular space.

You will easily take care of your holiday shopping at Swirl. With over 650 different wines, they offer you the best selection of BC wines at winery and LDB prices. And, there is more than wine at Swirl. Find wine accessories, cookbooks, specialty food products, cheeses, glassware, serving platters, napkins, and ornaments. Swirl makes incredible gift baskets. Have one custom made to really personalize your gift or choose from their pre-made baskets. Not sure what to get...they have gift cards. The staff at Swirl is very knowledgeable and provides expert wine and food pairing advice. Join the wine club for ease of shopping and access to hard to get wines. As well, they offer daily complimentary wine tastings. Visit soon! 13977 16th Avenue, South Surrey 604 531 0038

Spiced Winter White Sangria 1 cup water 1/2 cup of sugar 1 bunch of mint 3 cloves 4 cinnamon sticks 1 bottle dry white wine 1/2 cup orange juice 1 pear cored and sliced 1 apple cored and sliced 1 lemon sliced in rounds 1 lime sliced in rounds

2 cups club soda blueberries cranberries

Combine water, sugar, mint, cloves, and cinnamon sticks in a small saucepan. Simmer for 5 minutes. Allow to cool. Discard mint leaves, cloves, and cinnamon sticks. Pour into pitcher. Add wine, orange juice, apples, pears, limes, and lemons. Cool in the refrigerator overnight. Before serving add club soda, cranberries, and blueberries.

Vanilla Clothing

Fashion that feels great

Sight for Sore Eyes

Not your typical optical store

Welcome to White Rock-South Surrey’s newest addition to great style! From Fidelity denim to that perfect little black dress, Vanilla Clothing has something for every BODY. Check out beautiful coats, cozy sweaters, and stunning jewellery for the season.

Visit Sight for Sore Eyes for something unique as eighty-five percent of their stock is exclusive. These exclusive lines are: Theo, Beausoleil, Aya, Anne et Valentin, Kirk Originals, l.a. Eyeworks, and Parasite. Check out designer lines—Tiffany & Co., Bvlgari, Versace, D&G, Maui Jim, and Ray Ban. Sight for Sore Eyes also has a fabulous selection of stunning sunglasses that have personality. Find quality, selection, and service like you have never seen. Visit to join their Optician/proprietor, Rita Herman is delighted Fashionista Membership on line. Like to meet your eye care needs. them on Facebook for a chance to WIN. Shop Five Corners in White Rock 1187 Johnston Road, White Rock Gift certificates available. Coats from Vanilla Clothing; sunglasses 778 294 1132 15208 Pacific Avenue, White Rock from Sight for Sore Eyes Optical 604 542 5868

Ushi’s Day Spa

Transform the beauty that is you

Romancing the Home All things beautiful

This season, find a wonderful selection of unique furniture, home décor, decorations, and gift ideas for the discerning shopper. The collection of Sid Dickens Tiles is available at excellent prices. Also in store, the stunning new designs of Myka jewellery now celebrating 25 years as well as sterling silver and crystal pieces by Thomas Sabo. Visit soon. 1637 128th Street, South Surrey 604 542 9600

There is a spa vacation awaiting you without having to leave town. Ushi’s Day Spa is a beauty oasis that meets relaxed West Coast living. A casually elegant atmosphere combined with a distinctive mother/daughter duo gives the one-on-one touch to this little day retreat, making it the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the latest in hair and spa trends including skin care, body care, and yoga. Together Ushi and Dionne have over 50 years of experience, and they welcome you to their special sanctuary. Nestled in Ocean Park, this truly is a hidden gem. Enjoy! By appointment. 12912 16th Avenue, Surrey 604 531 2312

Ramada Plaza

Our Place or Yours... The Ramada Plaza and Conference Centre is now offering offsite catering services. Choose your location and they will come to you servicing events such as corporate functions, gala receptions, and private home parties. The Ramada’s team of seasoned event planners, culinary experts, and service staff are committed to creating exceptional culinary events that exceed expectations and thrill the most sophisticated palates. The culinary offerings are unlike any other in the Fraser Valley. The award-winning culinary team puts their talent and passion into every single step of menu preparation. Menus are specially tailored to each event, using only the finest locally sourced ingredients and the freshest local products. For more information, contact the Catering Office. 36035 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford 604 870 1050

Christmas dinner to go The best dinner you never made... Let the award winning culinary team at the Ramada Plaza make your Christmas dinner easy this year. Order a complete dinner with all the fixings for your family at very reasonable prices. Makes a great gift! Contact the Catering Office to place your order at: 604 870 1050; orders will be taken up to December 19th at 3:00pm for pick up December 22nd - 24th.


Make it beautiful... Visit the magical Christmas wonderland at Winks this season. It is a definite stop for stunning decorations, thoughtful, inspiring gifts as well as beautiful tableware, jewellery, and home décor. Pop up to the baby loft to find charming gifts for baby. The high quality, attractively packaged soaps and candles by Michel Design Works make fabulous hostess gifts. As do the wonderful products from the made in Canada gourmet food line, Wildly Delicious. Enjoy the Warming Joy Tea collection from Tea Forté. Swissmar fondue sets, finely-crafted salt and pepper mills from Peugeot, and Fat Daddio’s bakeware (used by the Cake Boss) are in store. Discover the realistic flame of Reallite Candles— made of real wax and battery operated. Winks offers a lovely collection of jewellery from local designers, Karley Smith, Cocoon, and Sugarlime. Every purchase is beautifully gift wrapped. Gift certificates available. Come and experience the pleasure of Winks. 45657 Stevenson Road, Chilliwack 604 858 7447

Cashmere & Cupcakes Opening soon!


bump to baby A mama and baby store where you will find smart, functional, great looking products for today’s modern families. Discover must have products for you and your newest family member including maternity, nursing, chic diaper bags, cute outfits, and a fabulous selection of gifts and lifestyle products. Check out the ‘gently loved’ maternity and kids consignment section; it has become a customer favourite. Nine is a must stop if you have a little one on the way or little ones at home. Come by soon! 2644 Montrose Avenue, Abbotsford 604 859 9985

An exciting new upscale consignment boutique is opening in a lovely 1932 heritage building at the old Five Corners in Murrayville in Langley. Opening at the end of November, owner Tracy Hunter will offer stylish high end women’s apparel, shoes, handbags, jewellery, watches, and sunglasses. Find Nanette Lepore, Prada, Michael Kors, and Phillip Lim. The store will also feature jewellery by KJDesigns. 21594 48th Avenue Langley 604 530 1107

Brennan’s Mens & Ladies Wear Celebrating 20 Years!

Flashback twenty years. Take two women with a head for business and let them loose in the garage of an old house. Renovate and recreate, add casual clothes for men and you end up with Brennan’s Mens Wear. The enthusiastic entrepreneurs will offer a unique one-stop shop for the reluctant male. It was a great success. Seven years later, they add women’s wear, and Brennan’s was on its way to becoming what it is today. When you visit Brennan’s, you know why it has been in business for 20 years. Hollis and Mary provide exceptional one-on-one service for every customer. Stay a while and you will see that they really know their customers. They also have a flair for choosing really great clothing. This combination has been their success for 20 years. Stop by and experience Brennan’s. 4140 200th Street, Langley 604 533 4128

Cranberry Chutney 3 cups cranberries 1 orange, zest grated, fruit chopped, pith removed 1 apple peeled and chopped 1/2 medium onion chopped 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup pecans chopped 1/2 cup orange juice 1 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp allspice 1/4 tsp cloves 1/4 tsp ginger

In a large heavy saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring often.

Ladies: Jag, Lois, Jeanne Pierre, True Grit, Signal, James n Daisy, Soya Concept, Aventura, David Cline, Mode de Vie, Press Sweaters, Woolrich, Mod-O-Doc, and Simple Shoes. Jewellery: Garbo, A&C, Kenneth Cole, Merx, and Pick Up Sticks Mens: Tommy Bahama, Bugatchi Uomo, Horst, Mac, Ballin, 34 Heritage denim, Georg Roth, 7 Diamonds, M.E.N.S, Naked Boxer, DRT Jeans, Canterbury, and 7 Downie St.

Stella Bleu

Add some sparkle... The new owner of Stella Bleu, Courtney Betts is thrilled to continue the tradition of everything pretty, romantic, glamourous, flirty, lovely, and feminine. She looks forward to searching out those special “Stella Bleu” pieces that everyone loves. Courtney is dedicated to connecting you with inspiring interior décor, fashions, chic entertaining ideas, beauty, and everything in between. The store is a must stop for your holiday shopping— decorations, jewellery, perfumes and soaps, candles, cozy sweaters, evening wear, gift ideas, lighting, and home décor. Visit soon! #131 - 1959 152nd Street South Surrey 604 542 9691

Greco’s Specialty Foods

Mediterranean, Middle East, European Market This season you will find all your favourites plus lots of new products at Greco’s Specialty Food Market. It is the perfect stop for all your entertaining needs—gourmet food items, specialty cheeses, deli treats, home décor, and decorations. Enjoy cheeses from the Champagne Valley—Epoisses, Langres, Chateau de Bourgogne. Greco’s has a great charcuterie section including Fuet, Petit Songul, and saucisson sec. Custom party platters are available. Treat yourself to some goodies from Saxon Chocolates; as well they make great stocking stuffers. You will want to pick up some Belgian Fruit Balsamic Glazes by Belberry—Alphonso Mango, Seville Orange, and Purple Fig, so tasty. Also ask about the Corksicle for perfect wine. Gift baskets and gift certificates are available to make your shopping easy. Visit them on Facebook at Grecos Specialty Foods. 6886 King George Blvd Surrey 604 590 1644


Dr. Steven C. Hill

Advance training expertise with individual care ince graduating from UBC Dental School in 1989, Dr. Hill has remained dedicated to bringing cutting edge dental education, techniques, and technologies to the Greater Vancouver area. He has been actively involved in committees, associations, and mentoring as well as taking further training in specialty areas. The following is a partial account of Dr. Hill’s participation in advanced dental education: * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Oral Surgery Mini-Residency 1992 Chairman of the Fraser Valley Continuing Education Committee 1997 - 2010. Regional Continuing Education Coordinator for the BC Dental Association 1998 - 2010. President of the Fraser Valley Dental Society 2006 - 2008. Fellowship from the LVI Global Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Member of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. Member of the International Association for Orthodontics. Member of the International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics. Completed “Neuromuscular Functional Orthodontics” Program. Completed “Cranial-cervical and Cranio-mandibular Pathophysiology” Program. Completed program in “Optimal Dental Physiology” Mentor of the Vancouver Neuromuscular Dentistry Study Club. Mentor of the Fraser Valley Restorative Dentistry and Practice management Study Clubs. Lectured on the topics of Diode Laser, Neuromuscular Dentistry, and Restorative/ Reconstructive Dentistry.

#205 - 19640 64th Avenue, Langley 604 532 9040 Visit Dr. Steven C Hill on Facebook

Are your teeth aging faster than you are? We have all heard it...Fifty is the new forty! Sixty is the new fifty! And so on. Unfortunately, not true for the teeth. Teeth are wearing out at a record pace. Theories for the acceleration of enamel loss vary from stress and tooth grinding, to bite collapse, to braces with extractions and/or retraction, to airways issues. Did you know that some of the most worn out teeth occur in people who snore? The prevalence of the deteriorating dentition has created new challenges for dental professionals. No longer are patients in their 50’s accepting of dark and worn teeth or eroding gum lines. Patients in their 60’s do not want to have dentures like their parents or grandparents had. People are feeling younger, and they want to look younger too. The appearance of the teeth is a big part of that desire. So what is being done to thwart this premature aging process? Firstly, prevention. If your dentist has the proper training, the problem will be identified early and treated with functional orthodontics. Preferably without extractions. If the teeth have already worn out, then reconstructive procedures can be considered. Once again, training of the dentist is paramount. Before thousands of dollars are invested in a beautiful new set of chompers, the cause of the original deterioration must be identified and eliminated. Otherwise, the reconstruction is destined to fail.

Before reconstruction

After reconstruction

Warren fashion boutique

House Warmings Design

A great collection of cozy sweaters, ponchos, coats, fleece leggings and socks, and boots for style and warmth. New selection of La Mer leather wrap watches. #403 - 14022 32nd Avenue, Elgin Corners, South Surrey 778 292 0562 Find them on Facebook at Warren Fashion Boutique

New chair, new art, new style, new location for House Warmings. Visit their larger space in Grandview Corners to see the look of urban romance, characterized by modern, urban yet classic pieces that are softened by touches of romance. House Warmings now gives you another style option, rustic luxe—adding a touch of “roughness” to your romantic, luxurious look with rustic elements. Come by to be inspired. You will find lots of gift ideas and decorations for the holiday season as well.

Warm up for winter

New location!

#30 - 2433 161A Street, Grandview Corners, South Surrey 604 535 6554

Butter Tarts Sweet Tart Shells

1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour 2 tbsp granulated sugar 1/8 tsp salt 6 tbsp butter, cut into small pieces, chilled 1 large egg yolk ice water Mix the flour, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. Add the butter. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut the butter into the flour until the mixture is crumbly with pieces about the size of peas. In a small bowl, mix the egg yolk and 3 tablespoons ice water. Stirring with a fork, gradually add enough of the yolk mixture to moisten the dough—it should be just moist enough to hold together when pressed between your finger tips. Press dough into a flat disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for at least 20 minutes before rolling out. Roll out dough 1/8 of an inch thick. Use 2 and 1/2 inch round cookie cutters to cut out shells. Place in mini muffin tins.

Filling 1 cup raisins 2 tbsp butter 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg well beaten 1 tsp vanilla Pour boiling water over raisins. Let stand for 10 minutes. Drain and immediately add remaining ingredients. Dip one tablespoon of mixture into unbaked shells. Bake 12 - 15 minutes at 425˚F. Makes 2 dozen.

Hudson Madison

Gift giving made simple Both Hudson Madison stores are filled with beautiful gifts and decorations. You will want to check out the four stunning trees done in different themes—the french country tree, the winter park tree, the sugar plum tree, and the highland court tree. Whether you are drawn to a particular theme or want to mix and match, you will find an amazing selection. The Frasier Fir collection by Thymes makes an excellent hostess gift, and there are some new products out this year. Hudson Madison also has everything you need for entertaining including tableware, linens, napkins, and home décor. You will have no trouble finding the perfect gift. Gift certificates available. Gateway 3 #101 - 2031 McCallum Road Abbotsford 604 853 1404 The Shops at Morgan Crossing #108 - 15785 Croydon Drive Surrey 778 294 1551



‘Tis the season Muse is your one stop shop for pretty party dresses from BB Dakota and holiday gifts such as infinity scarves from LA, leather wrap bracelets from Montreal, and beautiful bags from brand Co-Lab. As well, they are stocked with the ever popular We Wood watches—the perfect unisex gift for anyone. And shop for your wish list too! They have faux fur vests, black skinny jeans from Black Orchid, and cozy sweaters perfect for the winter season! “Like” them on facebook for daily updates and visit often for best selection. The Shops at Morgan Crossing #128 - 15745 Croydon Drive, Surrey 604 560 5115

Lara West Original art

Bold, bright, whimsical and passionate, Lara West’s art has a strong following. Her acrylic canvases are richly coloured and will add subtle beauty and positive energy to your home or work place. Her art hangs in many locations including Swirl Wine Store in White Rock; see for a full listing of where her art is currently hung and for her upcoming solo shows. Please contact Lara if you have any questions or would like a private viewing. 604 807 5025

Fieldstone Artisan Breads The best of the season

There’s nothing better than the heady, delicious smells wafting from Fieldstone Artisan Breads, especially around the holidays. For anyone hosting a seasonal cocktail party, open house, or Christmas feast with all the trimmings, Fieldstone is a “must visit” destination. Fieldstone is renowned year-round for their lovingly hand-shaped breads, made with the finest organic flours and baked in a French-stone hearth oven. At Christmas, their cute-as-a-button “Candy Cane Baguettes” are a sure winner, as are their specialty seasonal artisan breads, including Ginger and Pear, Fig and Anis, and the delicious Country Harvest Stuffing bread. At Christmas, Fieldstone overflows with specialty sweet treats, and the beautifully packaged cookies, pistachio and cranberry French chocolate bark, and rich, moist fruit cakes make perfect hostess gifts. Also popular is the bakery’s highly coveted German Stollen recipe. “It’s a traditional Dresdner-style stollen made with rum-soaked raisins, currants, citron and almonds in a dense butter yeast dough with a marzipan core—irresistible!” exclaims baker and owner, Paul Hanley. In addition, Fieldstone also carries a variety of speciality gourmet foods, including a line imported from Europe that is not available anywhere else in the local area. Paul has hand-picked an inspiring selection of gourmet goodies discovered during his travels in the Bergerac region of France. Consider picking up some foie gras, truffles, or rose petal jam from Fieldstone for the foodie on your Christmas list. A Christmas tradition at Fieldstone is the mouth-watering Tourtiere, a traditional Quebecoise meat pie. Paul raves about this savoury favourite, noting “we started making tourtiere six years ago, and it’s firmly become a festive favourite. Our loyal customers now clamour for it year round! The smell of baking tourtiere wafting through the bakery is unbeatable. The cinnamon...the nutmeg—it’s like being in Quebec for Christmas!” For those too time starved to do their own holiday baking, Fieldstone is the place to go for buttery shortbread, melt-in-your-mouth pecan frosties, and exceptional mince tarts—truly better than grandma used to make! This festive season be sure to stop by Fieldstone Artisan Breads on Crescent Road in South Surrey—it is the season to indulge after all! #2 - 12823 Crescent Road, South Surrey 604 531 7880

R.E. MacDonald Stoves & Stones Ltd. Grand presence. Excellent performance.

The varied styles of Valor Radiant Gas Fireplaces are available at R.E. MacDonald. Showcasing leading edge design, quality finishes, and high efficiency, the fireplaces have simple lines and natural elements. The Ventura is the largest, most effective heater by Valor. The perfect blend of radiant and convective heat provides efficient, steady warmth for the largest of spaces. Customize your fireplace with frets, fronts, and surrounds as well as interior liners of brick and stone. Optional screen fronts not only add another design element and realism to your fire, they also provide added safety for young children. Enjoy spectacular flames as you relax in the warmth of your new fireplace. 3711 248th Street and Fraser Highway Aldergrove 604 856 1551

Fresh View Magazine Winter 2011  

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