Friday, June 24, 2011

INSPIRATION: Our Top 3 Favourite Interior Design Websites

There's been a lot of excitement at BeaverTails lately! A new boutique recently opened in downtown Montreal, BeaverTails lands in Banff next week, Monkland has its grand opening party on the 29th (see Facebook for details) and Barrie gets its very own in mid-July. We've also been renovating, like the shop in Montreal's Old Port, which just debuted its spiffy new look. Talk about busy beavers! We love this stuff because, aside from delicious desserts, we also salivate at the sight of great interior design. For our newest BeaverTails boutiques we're striving for an urban-rustic vibe, complete with wood elements, bold splashes of red and a sleek service area. We think we're looking pretty good! If you love interior design as much as we do, check out some of our favourite sources of inspiration to see what has us drooling all day.

The House Tours section totally satisfies our snoopy side and always gives us great ideas for home decor.

 We're suckers for the impressive before-and-after posts (especially when it's a complete kitchen makeover).

This site features artistic architecture, inventive furniture and treehouses from far and away (seriously). 

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for the latest store news, event photos and, of course, all the food and design posts we're loving.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

INDULGE: Great Grilling Recipes for Father's Day

We're quite certain that Father's Day is right in the middle of BBQ season because dads love to grill so much. Whether you let the man of the hour hold onto his apron or decide to treat dear ol' dad to a Father's Day feast, these BBQ recipes are sure to please.

You can't go wrong with this Martha-approved crowd pleaser.

Nothing says special occasion like special seafood!

Photo: David Prince
The sweet-and-sour sauce gives this dish a distinct kick.

Photo: Ellen Silverman
The actress-slash–cookbook author came up with this tasty recipe.

Photo: Andreas Trottmasndorff
A classic mélange featuring smashed potatoes with grilled tomatoes and onion.

Does your dad have a signature dish? We'd love to hear about it!

Friday, June 3, 2011


What a talented bunch of guys! Featuring top American acts, English indie rockers and, of course, a healthy dose of cool Canadian content, we've had this playlist in heavy rotation. Enjoy!

Photo: Andy Newson
Incubus, "Promises, Promises" from If Not Now, When?
Matthew Good, "In a Place of Lesser Men" from Lights of Endangered Species
Death Cab for Cutie, "You Are a Tourist" from Codes and Keys
City and Colour, "Little Hell" from Little Hell
Arctic Monkeys, "Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair" from Suck It and See
Sam Roberts Band, "Streets of Heaven (Promises, Promises)" from Collider
Eddie Vedder, "Without You" from Ukelele Songs
Manchester Orchestra, "Pensacola" from Simple Math