Tag Archives: Interior design

Rite of Spring

 No matter how long winter, spring is sure to follow…. The annual One of a Kind Spring Show—on now until Sunday (April 5) at Toronto’s Direct Energy Centre—is a ritual for thousands. Every time I attend I realize how many … Continue reading

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The Inspiration – The Ivy at Verity

Lovely blue wallpaper and dream-inducing bed  The newly-opened boutique hotel, The Ivy at Verity, offers glorious feminine design in small bijoux packages. I had the pleasure of visiting the hotel and working on a story for Canadian decor blog Style North – … Continue reading

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Canadian Check-In: Quebec City & Magog

I didn’t grow up in Ontario so the obligatory school trip to Quebec City wasn’t something I got to do (I went to Victoria, B.C. instead). My first trip to this 400-year old walled city made me instantly decide it … Continue reading

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Karenfoundit

588 Markham Street, Toronto 416. 535.7432, Wed – Sat 11am – 6 pm, Sun 12 – 6 pm My friend Chris clued me into Karenfoundit, a vintage shop in Toronto’s Mirvish Village. Tucked above the street in a Victorian row … Continue reading

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International Check-in: Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC – On a rainy Sunday, my friend and I headed south to Charleston, a coastal city that is the epitome of southern living. Originally founded in 1670 as Charles Towne, the past is still very much in evidence … Continue reading

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International Check-In

International Check-In: Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte, NC – nestled in the northeastern corner of North Carolina, this city named for Queen Charlotte (wife of George III) is an interesting mix of financial centre (Bank of America and Wachovia) and furniture trade … Continue reading

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Take the party outside

For Sebastien and Sheila Centner, entertaining is both work and play “My parents always threw great parties, so I’ve always wanted to do the same,” says Sebastien Centner, whose life is dedicated to making sure everyone has a good time, … Continue reading

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