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INTERVIEW: HIGH NOTES WITH JOHNNY REID 2017 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Meet a Canadian Food Icon: Vikram Vij Winter Fashion: Must-Have Trends Striking Gold with Olympic Goalie Shannon Szabados
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Interview with Canadian Food Icon, Vikram Vij Spice Up Your Kitchen
Interview with Gold Medal Winning Goalie, Shannon Szabados
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Score Big Points
Holiday Gift Guide
Interview with Award-Winning Musician, Johnny Reid
FASHION & BEAUTY 5
The Trend: Leather Looks The Trend: Famous Folk
The Trend: Houndstooth & Checks
Santa’s Not the Only One Who Loves Boots
Dressing Up the Men
New & Noteworthy
Highlights of the Season
Lots of Stores for Your “ Nice ” List
Welcome to the 2017 holiday issue of WILLOWBROOK LIFE & STYLE magazine. Discover all the latest styles and trends for the holiday season and gift ideas sure to please everyone on your list. We are going to make one lucky customer’s holiday memorable when we award (2) VIP tickets to see ELLEN LIVE in LA including airfare, hotel and a private car service! We LOVE the holidays, and this issue showcases all the things we are excited about including tech, housewares, and our favourite, fashion. You will find this season’s hottest trends including a chic folk style that is sure to have you feeling trendy, yet cozy. We’ve also taken some cues from the runway with our modern leather look which can be added in small doses or broad brushstrokes to add a modern LETTER FROM THE EDITORS
edge to your holiday look. There is so much to look forward to this season. Check out our exclusive interviews with Canadian country music superstar Johnny Reid, PLUS, enjoy renowned chef, cookbook author, television personality from CBC’s Dragons’ Den, Vikram Vij. Warm wishes to you and yours from all of us at Willowbrook Shopping Centre.
KAYLESHA PENNER Marketing Director, Willowbrook Shopping Centre
BONNEY REMPEL Regional Director, Marketing, Retail Services West
Bonney Rempel Loralee Clarke
Hair &Make-Up Sonia Leal-Serafim Design & Production Jeremie White, Bonney King, and Jennie Dixon Contributors Jacquie Arnatt, Coralie Jeffery, Jacquie Henning, and Bonney King
Editor Kaylesha Penner Creative Director Mary-Lynn Bellamy-Willms Art Director Russ Willms Photography Pooya Nabei
COVER: Dress LE CHÂTEAU | Bralette BELOW THE BELT | Clutch ALDO | Earrings ICING Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/willowbrookshoppingcentre, or visit shopwillowbrook.com for the latest news and updates.
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THE T R END : LEATHER LOOKS Whether it’s faux or real, leather has a place in your future.
Today’s contemporary pieces can be shown off in so many ways. From boots to bags, leggings to skirts, and jackets to jewellery, you’ll love the versatility of leather. Bonus: Leather is a classic, so choose investment pieces and enjoy for years to come!
Only Leather Jacket and Lace Up Leggings BELOW THE BELT Guess Embroidered Tunic and Guess Clutch HUDSON’S BAY I Dr. Martens Boots SOFTMOC
Charm Bracelet PANDORA
Boots URBAN PLANET
THE T R END : FAMOUS FOLK This trend can be expressed in so many ways – the rules are loose with plenty of room to play and experiment. Look for things like embroidery, patterns, layers and a mix of textures that can include suede, fur, florals and knits. You’ll even find ways to take that folk feeling into accessories, shoes and bags.
Leather Jacket, Levis Jean Jacket, and Ripped Jeans BELOW THE BELT Karl Lagerfeld Blouse HUDSON’S BAY I Boho Chain Purse and Dark Floral Boots ALDO
Mary-Jane Mid-Heels SPRING
Pom Pom Hat CLAIRE’S
THE TREND: HOUNDSTOOTH & CHECKS This season you’ll want to check this trend off your list by picking up at least one or two pieces. Pants, jackets, coats, wraps, skirts and even shoes will bear this familiar, yet of-the-moment pattern. Black and white is always a great entry point and it’s easy to add a pop of colour with a bag, boot or shoe to take your look to the next level.
Hat ICING I Brunette the Label Bomber Jacket BELOW THE BELT I Pearl Necklace CLAIRE’S Chaps Houndstooth Shift Dress and 424 FIFTH Mary Jane Suede Shoes HUDSON’S BAY I Harlow Pink Satin Backpack BOATHOUSE
Guess Satchel HUDSON’S BAY
Sam Edelman Pom Pom Sneakers HUDSON’S BAY
NEW & NOTEWORTHY
Sport Chek (sportchek.ca) has now opened its NEW store next to Tommy Gun’s Barbershop, and is Canada’s largest retailer of sports equipment, sporting goods, sports apparel, shoes and more. Quality brand name offerings from Adidas to Zamst for year-round sporting activities from running wear and hockey equipment to leggings and your favourite fan-gear. Toys ‘R’ Us / Babies ‘R’ Us (toysrus.ca) is now located beside Sport Chek, and has the largest selection of kid’s toys and games for children of all ages. You’ll find everything: from educational toys to furniture for the baby’s room, electronics, hobby kits, Lego, a new bike, board game for family night or the 2017 Holiday Barbie! Stokes (stokesstores.com) will be opening soon! Stokes is Canada’s leading tableware, kitchenware and home décor store. It will have everything from dinnerware to small appliances, bakeware to outdoor entertaining, and outstanding personal service. This winter visit Stokes at Willowbrook to find all the best items for your home and kitchen.
FUTURE UPGRADES AND EXPANSION
Our renovation and redevelopment planning has begun with our goal to create a centre where people can gather, shop, dine and exercise. We are working on creating a pedestrian friendly, vibrant meeting place with new shops, services and restaurants connecting the expansion area with the existing shopping centre you know today. Using architecture and design to create spaces where people can socialize, people watch, see public performances and events creating a sense of community. The use of organic and natural materials paired with contemporary urban design will ensure integration and blending in with the surrounding area. To get updates on what’s happening please go to shopwillowbrook.com for all the details about these exciting developments at the centre.
WILLOWBROOK SHOPPING CENTRE
CENTRE FITNESS PROGRAMS Did you know that Willowbrook has fitness programs to keep you healthy year-round? Join Willowbrook’s Shop ‘n Stroll or Walking Club programs now and keep fit during the holiday season!
Willowbrook’s Walking Club is a joint collaboration of the shopping centre and the Canadian Diabetes Association. Members meet every morning and walk the centre. As well as the benefits of exercise, members enjoy fun monthly breakfasts and activities held at the Food Court. Year round, the centre is a secure, dry, and warm environment for members to walk and socialize. Visit shopwillowbrook.com for registration information.
Shop ‘n Stroll is offered to new parents and babies Tuesday and Friday mornings at 9:30am. The Shop ‘n Stroll class consists of 45 minutes of exercise including power walking and strength, toning, and flexibility training. The last 15 minutes of the class are devoted to socializing for moms, dads, and babies. Visit shopwillowbrook.com to learn how to register for this program.
VikramVij: A CANAD I AN F OOD I CON An Exclusive LIFE & STYLE Interview
SPICE UP Y O U R K I T C H E N
The holidays are often a time when food takes centre stage. Here are a few of our favourite things that will help you make the holidays delightfully delicious!
I feel proud that I live in a country that has allowed me to be successful and to be who I am as a person. Before being a chef, I wanted to be an ambassador of India in Canada, and whenever I leave Canada to travel, I want to be a self- designated ambassador of Canada. It’s a huge honour that I take very seriously. I am both touched and humbled by the support I receive, so I work hard at maintaining that legacy. This morning I was brainstorming new menus and I felt like a kid again! I love to create new things and push myself so people can enjoy my products. I never want to get bored. Q: What was the biggest thing you learned about yourself when writing your new memoir, “Vij: A Chef’s One-Way Ticket to Canada with Indian Spices in His Suitcase?” It showed me how many mistakes I’ve made, how many times I’ve said sorry. I am more and more human and humbled by what I have done. Writing this was like talking to a shrink for the past two and a half years. A great therapy session, with lots of emotions. Sometimes I would stop and didn’t want to write anymore. I am surprised I was capable of writing that much emotion, candidly. Q: The holidays are the perfect time for the family to share a meal together. What are your favourite holiday traditions? We have no family traditions. When everyone else is having a holiday we are working! December 10 to 31 is the busiest time for us. For me, holiday time is in October or the end of January. We just take time when we can squeeze it in. I work 365 days a year because it’s my business. I decide when I will take time off: for instance, tomorrow I will be walking the seawall with my daughter. Q: What are your top four kitchen essentials? My top four include a bottle of wine, music, room for dancing, and a second bottle of wine! Q: You recently gave a TEDx talk about the importance of putting away our phones when sharing a meal. As a restaurateur, how have you seen the presence of cell phones change the dining experience over the past decade? It has taken away the joy of living in the moment, and simply enjoying a meal. As a chef, it is a bit disheartening. I am not knocking social media, because as a form of communication, it has a huge role in making us all successful. However, there is a time and a place for everything.
Dolce Vita Espresso Cups and Saucers MATTU’S COFFEE & TEA
Le Creuset Salt and Pepper Mills HUDSON’S BAY
Espresso Percolator Press MATTU’S COFFEE & TEA
Gotham Titanium and Ceramic Pan Set SHOWCASE
Wooden Spoon CARLTON CARDS
You have built up an impressive culinary empire: three restaurants including Vij’s, Rangoli and My Shanti. Plus, you make frequent television appearances on Top Chef Canada, Chopped Canada, Recipe to Riches and Dragons’ Den. You’ve also created several cookbooks, and you’ve recently released your memoir. What’s it like to be one of Canada’s most treasured chefs?
Vij: A Chef’s One-Way Ticket to Canada with Indian Spices in His Suitcase Cookbook COLES
Kate Spade Pot HUDSON’S BAY
T-fal Fresh Express Spiralizer HUDSON’S BAY
Corkscrew Set HOUSE OF KNIVES
SANTA’ S NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO LOVES BOOTS No matter what your style – flats, ankle, knee-high or thigh-high – there are a pair of boots waiting for you and a great outfit to show them off. Go ahead, make Santa a little jealous!
Pink Velvet Ankle Bootie ALDO
Dr. Martens Boot SOFTMOC
Timberland Heeled Boot SOFTMOC
Grey Knee-High Boot SHOE WAREHOUSE
PLDM Boot RONSONS
Black Suede Thigh-High Boot SPRING
Purple Velvet Bootie SPRING
SCORE BIG POINTS! Got a sports fan on your home team? These goodies will give them something to cheer about! Whether they want to show love to their favourite team or get going with their own gear, these gifts will make them your fans!
GO L D ME DA L W I NN I NG GOA L I E Shannon Szabados!
An Exclusive LIFE & STYLE Interview
Vancouver Canucks Baseball Cap LIDS
BC Lions Baseball Cap SPORT CHEK
Bauer Hockey Gloves SPORT CHEK
Force Cycle Hydro Bag 22L MOUNTAIN WAREHOUSE
As a goaltender, you have two Olympic Gold Medals and are now training for the possibility of competing in your third Olympic Games in Pyeongchang in 2018. That is incredible! What are you looking forward to the most? There are so many things, but the excitement of wearing the Maple Leaf and representing Canada at the Olympics is an unbelievable feeling and a true honour. You have had a career in the Southern Professional Hockey League that has involved a lot of moving around and living out of a suitcase. What is the best part of your adventures in the league? The best part involves getting to see new places and experience things I would never be able to if it wasn’t for hockey. Who knew I would have the opportunity to play the game I love, live in a beautiful place like Georgia, and play against teams from Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi? It has been an amazing experience.
What would we find in your hockey bag that might surprise us? Hairspray – although if you saw my hair, it probably wouldn’t surprise you. You can fix almost anything with a bit of hairspray. Do you have any holiday traditions that you take with you wherever you are living? What are they? My family always enjoys Chinese food on Christmas Eve. It wouldn’t be Christmas without fried rice, noodles and all kinds of delicious dishes with garlic, ginger, soy sauce and other flavours. You must also be a fan of someone. Who inspires you and why? I am a fan of Bill Ranford– former goalie for the Edmonton Oilers and the current LA Kings goalie coach. I grew up attending his goalie school, and he really personifies what it takes to be a professional athlete. As great of a goalie as he was, however, he’s an even better person on so many levels.
Padded Men’s Jacket MOUNTAIN WAREHOUSE
Vancouver Canucks Vintage Hoodie SPORT CHEK
150 Lumen Lantern MOUNTAIN WAREHOUSE
Vancouver Canucks Women’s Long Sleeve Shirt SPORT CHEK
THE 2017 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
THE GOLD STANDARD
Gold Chain Necklace MICHAEL HILL
Silver Chain Necklace ANN-LOUISE JEWELLERS
Jewellery is the language of love. A small box, a big bow and inside something that will make a heart soar.
These gorgeous gift ideas for your ‘someone special’ will put a smile on their face. Whether it’s silver, white gold, or platinum, you’ll see a twinkle in their eyes.
Scrolled Orbit Pendant Necklace METALSMITHS
Tissot Men’s Watch ANN-LOUISE JEWELLERS
Gold Bangles ANN-LOUISE JEWELLERS
Breitling Men’s Watch GOLDEN TREE JEWELLERS
Bulova Women’s Watch ANN-LOUISE JEWELLERS
Tiered Gucci Gold Pendant Necklaces GOLDEN TREE JEWELLERS
John Hardy Silver Bracelet GOLDEN TREE JEWELLERS
Silver Cuff Bracelet METALSMITHS
Infinitas Key Pendant Necklace MICHAEL HILL
Michael Kors Gold Watch BEN MOSS JEWELLERS
TAKE ME AWAY
Nine West Pearl Embellished Clutch HUDSON’S BAY
A Thousand Wishes Eau de Parfum BATH & BODY WORKS
Aveda Tulasara Radiant Oleation Oil ECCOTIQUE SPA & SALONS
Discover the magic of scents as they take you on an unforgettable journey.
An evening on the town. A cocktail party. The office holiday party. A secret soirée. Wherever you’re going, you’ll want to add a little glamour and take the perfect evening bag.
White Rhinestone Clutch BENTLEY
CK Be by Calvin Klein Unisex Eau de Toilette PERFUME CLUB
Bourbon Men’s Cologne BATH & BODY WORKS
Salvatore Ferragamo Incanto Perfume PERFUME CLUB
Dark Silver Sparkle Satchel ALDO
Metallic Glitter Bow Clutch CLAIRE’S
Wild Rose Candle CARLTON CARDS
Smoky Rose White Musk Fragrance Mist THE BODY SHOP
Aveda Rosemary Mint Body Lotion ECCOTIQUE SPA & SALONS
Dark Blue Mini Satchel SPRING
Gold Bow Pink Purse ALDO
GADGETS & GAMES
Tech toys are always a sure winner for almost anyone on your list.
Canon Selphy CP1200 Compact Printer KERRISDALE CAMERAS
Apple Wireless Ear Buds TELUS
Bose SoundLink Colour Bluetooth Speaker II THE SOURCE
Samsung Gear VR WIRELESSWAVE
Google Home Voice-Activated Speaker BELL
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Games, books, brain teasers, silly stuff and things to build, cuddle and love. There’s nothing like play to bring out the kid in everyone.
Paw Patrol Marshall, Chase and Unicorn Beanie Boos COLES
Paw Patrol Chase Large Stuffie TOYS ‘R’ US
The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide COLES
Headrush Kids Safe Listening Headphones THE SOURCE
FurReal Friends Torch Dragon TOYS ‘R’ US
#Pugicorn Dreams Locking Diary JUSTICE
Marvel Spiderman Sight Mask TOYS ‘R’ US
L.O.L. Surprise! Doll SHOWCASE
Despicable Me Sunglasses CLAIRE’S
Playtime Puppies Puzzle HALLMARK
Mini Hatchimals 4-Pack TOYS ‘R’ US
An Exclusive LIFE & STYLE Interview
H IGH NOTES, with AWARD -WINNING MUS I C I AN: Johnny Reid
Q: Johnny, you are amazing! You’re a multi-Juno and Canadian Country Music Association award winner, multi-platinum artist in Canada AND you have had multiple sold out tours. You’ve hit all the high notes! Is there anything else you dream of? I’ve recently completed a musical I’ve called, “My Bonnie Lass,” written as a dedication to my late granny, Margaret Reid. It’s a piece celebrating her life and the overall strength of women–especially women of that time period. I’d like to see her life story performed on stage in the near future. As far as long-term goals, I pray for good health and continued opportunities to sing my songs, play my music and tell my stories. Q: With all your success, how do you stay so grounded and humble? I was told a long time ago to always keep my feet on the ground because it’s hard to fall off of the floor. I come from a very humble background where people are judged on character and kindness. I’ve never thought of myself or viewed myself as anything better than anyone else and it’s been the key to my success. Q: Your new album “Revival” is now available! What does your latest release mean to you? This album is steeped in influences from my childhood. I grew up listening to my mother’s old soul records and my dad’s old Memphis country records. It’s an album I’ve always wanted to make and I’m very excited to let everyone hear it. It was recorded live over a two-day period and because of that, it has a soulfulness that I’ve never been able to capture before. I also feel it’s a true reflection of my growth as an artist and songwriter.
Q: This has been a milestone year for Canada. What has Canada’s 150th birthday meant to you? What Canada means to me cannot be put into words. She has given me more than anyone will ever know and I will forever be indebted to her for all the gifts and opportunities she has given. The 150th celebration was an opportunity for me, like millions of other Canadians, to celebrate our home and native land and to show the rest of the world how it should be done. Q: Tell us about your personal style. Do you like to dress up for holiday celebrations? Do you keep it casual when you’re spending time with the family? Do you have a favourite ‘look’? My favourite look is a pair of shorts, flip flops and a hoodie. Unfortunately, I don’t get much time to enjoy that look. I like keeping it simple and comfortable for the most part. However, on stage I like to get dressed and present myself and my band as entertainers. I like a fitted suit and a great pair of shoes. It’s either one or the other for me. I’m either Dad, Johnny Reid or somewhere in between with my style. Q: With four kids, the holidays must be an extra special time of the year for you and your wife. Do you have any holiday traditions? The biggest tradition for us is to all be together Christmas Eve. We let the kids open up a gift, we eat, sing and talk about Christmases past, and the ones we have lost to time. We celebrate the season and the true meaning of it. Christmas is truly a gift and my favourite time of year. We always make a traditional Scottish meal called Stovies on Christmas Eve and from time to time have friends swing in for a wee dram.
On Instagram follow: @JohnnyReidOfficial and @TheRealHouseWifeOfJohnnyReid
DRESSING UP THE MEN
Got a holiday party? We’ve got him covered. Want to up his game at work? Dress the part. Rough and ready? Cozy layers await. No matter what your man needs from his winter wardrobe, we’re standing by with style.
Calvin Klein Blazer, Perry Ellis Button-Down Shirt and Pocket Square HUDSON’S BAY
Volcom Hooded Jacket, Kolby Striped Button-Down Shirt and Blackwell Supply Long-Sleeve Shirt BOATHOUSE
Sergio Tuxedo Jacket, Hugo Boss Button-Down Shirt and Bowtie ABITO MENSWEAR
Baseball Jacket and Striped Sweater BENCH
Softshell Jacket and Hoodie BENCH
LOTS OF STORES FOR YOUR “NICE” LIST
SEASON HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOVEMBER SANTA PHOTO HOURS Monday -Tuesday 9:30 am- 1 pm / 2 pm- 5 pm Wednesday - Friday 9:30 am- 1 pm / 2 pm- 5 pm / 6 pm- 8 pm Saturday 9:30 am- 1 pm / 2 pm- 5 pm Sunday 11 am- 1 pm / 2 pm- 5 pm DECEMBER SANTA PHOTO HOURS Monday - Saturday 9:30 am- 1 pm / 2 pm- 5 pm / 6 pm- 8 pm Sunday 10 am- 1 pm / 2 pm- 5 pm Christmas Eve 9:30 am- 1 pm PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA Bring your furry friends in for their photo with Santa: Sunday, November 19 5:30 - 7:00 pm Sunday, November 26 5:30 - 7:00 pm Sunday, December 3 5:30 - 7:00 pm Sunday, December 10 5:30 - 7:00 pm
$5 OFF ANY SANTA PHOTO PACKAGE Look for the time-limited coupon insert in this magazine.
EXTENDED HOLIDAY SHOPPING HOURS START SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2 Monday - Saturday 9:30 am - 9:00 pm Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm December 24 - Christmas Eve 9:30 am - 5:00 pm December 25 - Christmas Day CLOSED December 26 - Boxing Day 9:00 am - 6:00 pm PHOTOS WITH SANTA, NOVEMBER 15 - DECEMBER 24 Get in the spirit of the season and have your family photo taken with Santa at Willowbrook! Visit shopwillowbrook.com for Santa hours and info on the convenient FastPass payment option.
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9:30 am - 6:00 pm December 31 - New Year’s Eve 9:30 am - 5:00 pm January 1 - New Year’s Day 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
CONTEST TO SEE ELLEN LIVE, NOVEMBER 14 - DECEMBER 16 Enter to win a trip for 2 to see the Ellen Degeneres show! Drop off the enclosed entry form, enter in-centre and/or shopwillowbrook.com. See site for full contest rules and regulations. BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND, NOVEMBER 24 - 26 Save big at all your favourite retailers. Enjoy discounts of up to 75% centre-wide during Black Friday weekend. SOUNDS OF THE SEASON, DECEMBER 4 - 15 Drop by the centre and enjoy holiday music from local schools and entertainers at the Sounds of the Season stage. Visit shopwillowbrook.com for program schedule. CHARITY GIFT WRAP SERVICE, DECEMBER 6 - 24 Get your gifts wrapped at Willowbrook’s Charity Gift Wrap Centre. 100% of the proceeds from the gift wrap service go to the Langley School District Foundation to support innovative and essential school programs for Langley students. All wrap, bags, tissue, and ribbon are eco-friendly.
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