Janet Gyenes

Janet Gyenes is writer, editor, and co-author of two travel guidebooks on Vancouver. She has put her insatiable curiosity to work in words and photos, covering topics such as tasting sherry in Spain, mule-riding in Molokai, and tracking textile trends in Turkey. She regularly writes for Real Weddings with advice, tips and trends for B.C. couples.

Recent Posts

Shopping & Style
Naughty and nice

Organic cotton boy-cut briefs, garnished with a screen-printed cherry motif and “eat organic” assertion, impart a bite of naughty to...

Shopping & Style
Green kicks

Shoe fetishists take heed: John Fluevog, who has been designing funky lines of shoes for decades, is now appeasing Mother...

Shopping & Style
Sustainable statements

Though the words Boolux, Soyla and Hempcious don’t exactly roll off the tongue, it’s not surprising that these nouveau fabrics...

Shopping & Style
Fashion [re]genesis

“Sustainability can be sexy,” says Michael Ziff, explaining how he and Twice Shy business partner Jen MacCormack set out to...

Shopping & Style
Fresh cuts for vinyl and veneer

While it might seem mind-bending to the uninitiated, folding up old vinyl records origami-style and twisting reclaimed architectural veneers into...

Luxury goes green

When Karey Durante walked her seven-year-old son through her Coquitlam furniture factory a couple of years ago, her son asked...

Born again

It seems fitting that the studio where Ouno Design denizens Sarah Gee and Lindsay Brown give rescued fabrics a rebirth...

Building greener

Eco-conscious contractors and do-it-yourselfers will find plenty of home-reno supplies in Comox.

The art of concrete

Recycled materials elevate this humble material to timeless sophistication.

Food & Drink
Local Food: Charting a course of B.C. Eating

Eating local is all the rage at Vancouver restaurants, and now home chefs can join the trend by stocking their...

Food & Drink
Fuel Restaurant: In Sync with the Seasons

With a tag line like “Fuel from the Earth, Fuel for the Soul,” it comes as no surprise that Fuel...

Health & Fitness
Eating Local: The 100 Mile Diet

Kitsilano couple vow to eat only local food for a year.

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