I'm on a highway to... anywhere!

A recent weekend shopping adventure in Seattle had me on the hunt for a new cool find and I finally found one that I just had to share. A perfect coffee table book, “36 hours” gives us just what we we’ve been waiting for – the excuse to get away. It’s time to pack that suitcase and hit the open road: with 150 weekends in the USA and Canada, the possibilities are pretty much endless! From sunset walks along Big Sur beaches to antiquating the streets of the Rue St-Paul in Quebec City,  36 Hours offers up something to do for every minute of your weekend getaway. If you’re feeling generous, this book makes a fab gift; give it for the holidays (69 days and counting, people!),  an anniversary present, a not-so-subtle hint to your partner, or our fave: a treat for yourself. Stunning imagery, a wicked cover (making it an easy decor piece) and super cool suggestions for each city are the trifecta that make us love it -  it's great for those spontaneous quick trips and hidden gems you don’t want to miss.

Available at your local Anthropologie or if you love to shop online, you can purchase it here.

- CJ

Fresh + Fabulous Fashion: The Braided Bun

For those of you who haven't tried this pretty creation, you must! It's a new twist on the classic bun.  Let's face it, we put so much effort into the front of our appearance - it's time for a little appreciation for the back. Simply lean upside down over a couch or the side of your bed to braid the back of your hair, starting from the bottom and working your way up to the desired height for your bun. Then secure it with a ponytail and pull through to create your own messy, ballerina or effortless bun. Happy braiding, chicks!

I'm in a Tangerine Trance

Pantone has declared Tangerine Tango [ref. 17-1643] the color of 2012, moving from 2011′s honeysuckle pink into an orange frame of mind, calling it a “spirited reddish orange that will continue to provide the energy boost we need to take charge and move forward”. Bold, bright, and versatile tangerine takes us on a vivid colour journey this year. This tone can be muted and worn daily or if you’re daring, as the focal piece. Orange hues can be shown in a variety of shades, anywhere from corals to the reds, all the way down to pastels and orange-sherbets. I find myself caught in its trance, dreaming up ways to incorporate this new colour. Below, a series of ways that Tangerine Tango can be integrated into the home, style and cosmetic beauty! - Chelsea Jackson

unmarked photos courtesy of https://www.tumblr.com/ and http://pinterest.com

Street Style Haute List: April 2nd

As our awesome fashion intern, Chelsea, rocks our blog for the next few weeks, she'll be scouring the city streets for fabulous style; every Monday we'll be featuring a new local fashionista who caught her discerning eye... check out this week's find! STREET SPIRIT

I spotted Emily exiting a local Delta coffee shop wearing a lovely leather and denim combination. She was sporting a Mackage leather Kenya, denim button down from Aritzia, Rayban’s and black jeans from Urban Outfitters. Her black and white vintage Marc by Marc Jacobs sling backs, from Front and Company, completes her effortless yet chic ensemble.

- Chelsea Jackson

New Chick alert: meet our Fashion Intern!

AGCTK is super stoked to introduce the newest member of our team -  fashion student/apparel enthusiast turned blogger, Chelsea Jackson. This stylin' fashionista will be blogging for us every Monday and Wednesday for the next four weeks, sharing her take on the fashion and interior design scene in Vancouver - expect inspiring street style, the best shops for vintage finds and more! The Chicks love her, we hope you do too!

Our latest love: the urban ecclectic family home

With our latest design project, A Good Chick To Know had absolute creative freedom... and we took full advantage! We added stairs, removed walls, and injected a full dose of the young family's personality into the space. As we spent time in the home and really "felt" what the space was longing for, our initial vision altered and grew to suit. We originally planned a white-wash meets pop art theme, but quickly realized that a more family-friendly and personal feel better met the needs of our clients; with a baby and two dogs, our working-professional parents needed a space that showcased their creative interests yet still provided them with optimal efficiency for the space. This home became an eclectic mix that showcased our client's love for midcentury furniture and vintage pieces - a France & Son's original sofa and vintage lighting set the stage, and the space was spattered with interesting art: Fred Herzog in the living room, Brent Ray Fraser on the back veranda, Arnie Jacobsen prints in the dining room and Zoe Pawlak downstairs. By taking over the previously separate basement suite, we were able to add in a man-cave inspired area, a home office, a guest bedroom and second kitchen/ bar area for the family. Take a peek through the pics - we hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed creating them! Let us know your thoughts, we always love to hear what you think. Photos courtesy of Tracey Ayton Photography (www.traceyaytonphotography.com)

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A Good Chick To Know Interior Design

A Good Chick To Know Interior Design

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