Crunchy Kickoff Mozzarella Sticks: Game-Day Goodness
Vegan Maple Sesame Game Day Cauliflower “Wings”
You’ve Gotta Try this in February 2024
Choosing Connection: A BC Family Day Pledge to Prioritize Presence Over Plans
Embracing Plant-Based Living this Veganuary and Beyond
Heal Your Gut, Naturally
Inviting the Steller’s Jay to Your Garden
6 Budget-friendly Holiday Decor Pieces
Dream Home: $8 Million for a Modern Surprise
Local Getaway: Recharge at a Vancouver Island Oceanside Retreat
The People’s Open Just One Reason to Visit Some Classic Scottsdale Golf Courses
Scottsdale In the Fast Lane
10 Places to See Holiday Lights in Metro Vancouver
Vancouver Adventures: Our Picks for December
What to Watch This Week: December 3 to 8
Are you getting the most from your expertly cultivated and perfectly aged wine collection?
The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Him
The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Her
Dad's old leather jacket become daughter's hot new bag under Ashley Watson's sure-scissored, luxe and redux command.
If Ashley Watson had the virtue of patience, her eponymous collection of leather bags wouldn’t be gracing the shoulders of the well-heeled in Vancouver, New York and L.A. Impatience, she says, is what led her to seize some scissors and slice up one of her dad’s old leather jackets to bring her impulsive idea to life.
“The material already had a history, and using the pockets and seams that had been in the jacket before was really an interesting starting point for me,” says Watson who scours charity thrift stores for leather. “I ended up really liking the result—the worn quality and the fact that I wasn’t starting with anything new.“
The fully lined bags feature front and inside pockets and a snap closure. Each style of bag is named after a species of B.C. bird, and Watson cuts up the pieces in different ways so they each have their own special details. Choose from the Kestrel, Wren, Swift and others, plus a selection wallets made from recycled leather.
Find Ashley Watson’s bags and wallets at One of a Few in Vancouver and Not Just Pretty in Victoria.