Life at home looks a lot different than it used to just a couple of months ago. The current climate has drastically changed our regular schedules and routines. It’s meant that we’re spending the majority of our time indoors and limiting the time we spend outside. While it’s certainly been an adjustment, it’s also allowed us to appreciate the comforts of home. Whether you’re loving life indoors or struggling to stave off cabin fever, here’s how to make the most out of your time inside.

Home Decor Essentials

Now that you’re spending a lot more time indoors, you want to make your home as cozy as possible. Luckily, you don’t need a major makeover to make a big impact. It’s the perfect time to tackle DIY projects like that gallery wall you’ve always wanted. Focusing on small decor details is another quick and easy way to liven up your space, whether it’s fresh bedding for your bedroom, a cozy throw for your favourite nook or an elegant wicker basket for the living room area.



Tech Essentials 

The words “tech support” have taken on a whole new meaning in self-isolation. Think gadgets that make stay-at-home life just a little bit easier. Even if you can no longer frequent your favourite café, you can still up your at-home coffee game by upgrading your equipment to brew a perfect cup. Video games are another tech must-have and the perfect way to beat boredom and keep entertained. The hit game “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” is at the top of our list, available on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite. An air purifier is another at-home must-have, helping purify any room by filtering out particles like allergens and bacteria.




At-home loungewear is anything but frumpy. Even if you aren’t getting ready for work the way you once did, you can still ensure your WFH outfits stay on-point. A matching set lets you create a put-together look in no time and is polished enough for all your Zoom meetings. Meanwhile, an off-duty tracksuit is an easy way to throw in a little streetwear into the mix. More at-home options include tapered sweatpants, sweatshirts and silky PJs. In other words, it’s entirely possible to look stylish and comfortable in equal measure.



Comfort Food Recipes

The Ultimate Chicken Noodle Soup: See Recipe Here
Is there anything more comforting than a bowl of chicken noodle soup?
Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies: See Recipe Here
Make your own chewy and fudgy chocolate chip cookies using two types of chocolates.
French Onion Bread Bowl: See Recipe Here
Being cozy at home requires a cozy bowl of homemade French onion soup.

April 28 is National Superhero Day and we’d like to show our community’s support to our local superheroes.

Whether it’s a loved one, a neighbor, or a member of your community, we want to see all the support you’ve been giving!

Remember to share your activity sheet with us by tagging @shop_hillcrest on Instagram so we can share with the community!


We’re excited to announce Shop For Love Market is back on February 13-14 at Hillcrest.

You can get all your Valentine’s Day shopping in one place! Vendors this year:

  • Macarons & Mint: Known for their beautiful and bright French macarons.
  • E & R Sweetery: Premium bake shop that specializes in customizable desserts.
  • Charming Roses: Beautiful Ecuadorian preserved boxed roses.
  • Tastebuds by Vapz
  • Babymoon
  • Kalamata Olives
  • AA Design Jewelry: Beautiful handmade jewelry.
  • Cannoli Express: Freshly piped Sicilian cannoli.
  • Papion
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