For those of you who dream of waking up in a streamlined modular post and beam glass box overlooking a crystal clear lake, a field of daisies, or a Precambrian rocky outcropping of the Georgian Shield, check out Dan Molenaar's brilliant vacation home site ideal for we Torontonians! I'm drooling!… Read Full Entry
Ok, so I can finally afford to liberate my dependency on garage sales, auctions and Ikea to furnish my home, but I'm not quite ready to leap into the couture furnishing world. I don't know why, but I just can't justify shopping at The Art Shoppe where $10,000 gets you a… Read Full Entry
My friend Sara adores the neighbourhood of Yonge and Eglinton. She sums up the vibe by pointing out there are six Starbucks within walking distance from Yonge 'n Eg, and between each of them are great shops operated by caring personable entrepreneurs. Along squeaky-clean streets (with virtually no cracks in the… Read Full Entry
Giancarlo's Wine Bar
593 College Street
Phone: 416-533-9619 Last weekend I enjoyed some sparkling conversation and spot-on tasty plates at Giancarlo's Wine Bar on College Street - the renovated storefront with the new contemporary wooden half arched entry and glass door. Have you seen it? It opened last… Read Full Entry
Ever since my friend Dafna found the perfect place to purchase in Kensington Lofts in, where else, Kensington Market, we've been checking out the local cafes as a way to keep in touch and expand our culinary horizons.
For those unfamiliar with this chock-a-block retail and residential… Read Full Entry
Last week I had a beautiful floor-to-ceiling bookshelf nine feet tall installed in my study. I'm embarrassed to admit it, but in the spirit of full disclosure, I've never completely unpacked my book and cd collection in over the decade I've lived here. Now I finally can.
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The gorgeousness of this week reminds us of indulging in a sunny respite -- a JAW-DROPPING sunny respite, where the land is parched and you can hug some of the oldest trees in the world (carefully). We could stay here year-round...forever. Thanks to Jake for sending this gem of gems to… Read Full Entry
This view of my garden makes me glow warm inside. A Cold Winter's Night in February
Yup, Winter finally paid an inevitable visit, leaving us hunkering down in our fleece feeling cold and bitter. Even back in December I knew this night would come, so I left… Read Full Entry
As one who has grown up surrounded by art and a community of artistic endeavors, I am pleased to invite you to a must see, upcoming exhibit of sculpture. Steven and I recently had the privilege of meeting Roger Golden, who will be participating in the Canadian Sculpture Centre's HEAD… Read Full Entry
Years ago, I told my friends that one day I would gain mention in the New York Times. Despite their heckle and jeering, and never having lived in New York, it's reassuring to know the universe takes note of the little things we hope to manifest. Here's our most recent… Read Full Entry