I spent my weekend boating up the west coast from Vancouver to Gibson's Landing, home of the TV show 'The Beachcombers'. The TV series, the longest-running dramatic series ever made for Canadian television, ran from 1972 to 1990. The café featured in the show, Molly's Reach, still survives today and… Read Full Entry
We all know Seattle as the birthplace of Grunge, Starbucks and the place where Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks didn't get any sleep. I also know it as the new home of my dear friend Rosalyn, who relocated from Toronto last year to shine at Microsoft.
Arriving… Read Full Entry
I wonder if this is the case for everyone, but the older I become the more I appreciate my family. And the more I realize how much of an inspiration they are to me. This trip to Victoria is no exception.
My family are a creative spirited lot. Yes… Read Full Entry
May 22nd, 2010 | City Living
While I celebrate the arts I must admit I don't have as much exposure to it as I'd truly like. Lucky for me, my rich social world of fab friends manage to keep me informed of events that no one should really miss. Last night was no exception. I was completely mesmerized, transported, and captivated attending Toronto… Read Full Entry
Utopia Cafe 586 College Street 416-534-7751 Wednesday night was so warm everyone in my neighbourhood was out on the streets. Even at 9:30pm the patios were full, there were lines up at every gelati parlour (this is Little Italy, afterall), and the streets were filled with people strolling, cycling or driving with the… Read Full Entry
Whenever guests see my clawfoot tub perched at the edge of a 26 foot high skylit atrium in my second floor bedroom, they almost always ask "Does your bathtub work?". The question always makes me laugh. People are more likely to accept my explanation that's it's an 'art installation' rather than… Read Full Entry
First, not that you asked, but one thing that drives me bonkers are alliterations that also spell the words incorrectly. I consider this awkward attempt to be 'oh so clever' infuriating. In fact, it sends me into a rage. Maybe it's because I lost the school spelling bee in grade five. Regardless, you're guaranteed to… Read Full Entry
May 12th, 2010 | Real Estate
Sometimes I'm certain there's a correlation between the weather and real estate activity. One week we're sunning ourselves being languid, the next a blustery storm is lashing on our heels and the phone is ringing off the hook. Buyers are buying, while sellers prepare to catch the tail end of… Read Full Entry
May 5th, 2010 | Real Estate
I am simply beaming for joy this week now that Spring has fully blossomed! Yesterday, after photographing my new listing at Tip Top Lofts (see the Current Promotions Section for the listing 'Modern Bespoke At Tip Top Lofts' offered for $349,000 for something truly special!), I took a stroll along the marina and parks lining Lake Ontario. Nature's symphony… Read Full Entry
I have a love/hate relationship with the CN Tower. On the one hand, I marvel at how it's reigned supreme as the world's tallest structure since 1976 until this year, when Dubai's Burj Khalifa took the crown. On the other hand I despise how there's almost no escaping its presence. No… Read Full Entry