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I Love Green Tea

April 12th, 2010 | City LivingRejuvenating The Button FactoryLeslieville/Riverside

My furnishing style would best be called 'eclectic', as I tend to gravitate to pieces that are unique, have character and originate from anywhere across the globe. One of my favourite Toronto retailers is Greentea Design located on Carlaw Avenue in Leslieville. They have an amazing showroom of Asian furnishings that range from antique… Read Full Entry

Sink or Swim

April 10th, 2010 | House And HomeRejuvenating The Button FactoryCollege Street/Little Italy

Although I re-did my washroom four years ago, I recently dropped my morning cuppa on my oval washroom sink leaving an unsightly chip that said 'damaged goods'! Inset into a dark wood counter, finding a match wasn't easy as it needed to be both the same size and style. Moreover, in four… Read Full Entry

The Crisp Contemporist.com

April 7th, 2010 | House And HomeRecommended Reads

If you love contemporary architecture and design as much as I do, click on the logo above and sign up for their frequent emails. It's a great way to stay in tune with what's happening around the globe! ~Steven Read Full Entry

Making a Bee Line for NYC’s High Line

April 5th, 2010 | House And HomeTravel

Mix one long weekend with the beginning of Spring and you'll find me in New York City celebrating my friend Vince's birthday with a bunch of best pals. No sooner had I arrived than I met up with my eco-friendly landscape architect bud Dan Nuttall and made a bee line… Read Full Entry

Mortgage Financing

March 31st, 2010 | Real Estate

Qualifying for a mortgage is becoming more difficult, interest rates are set to rise, and buyers don't know whether to lock in for the long term or go with a variable financing package. Read more here. ~Steven Read Full Entry

Kitchen Confidential

March 29th, 2010 | House And HomeRejuvenating The Button FactoryCollege Street/Little Italy

Have you ever been in the midst of one project only to be distracted into starting another? In the world of housing and home it's extremely easy to fall victim to this. It just happened to me. With a new season of crocuses and daffodils peeking their way out of the soil, the urge to… Read Full Entry

Bon Jour, Bon Chow in Riverdale’s Chinatown

March 26th, 2010 | City LivingRestaurantsLeslieville/Riverside

Photo: Batifole Batifole 744 Gerrard Street East 416-462 9965 Last week my friend Steven and I went out for dinner to celebrate his recent move into Riverdale, the relaxed friendly central east-side neighbourhood that runs south of The Danforth towards Queen Street's newly re-named Riverside Neighbourhood, just east of the Don Valley.… Read Full Entry

Country Sublime

March 24th, 2010 | City LivingHouse And Home

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

House Poor, Home Pretty

March 22nd, 2010 | Recommended ReadsRejuvenating The Button FactoryCollege Street/Little Italy

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

Goodbye Dizzy, Hello Grazie at Yonge/Eglinton

March 19th, 2010 | City LivingRestaurants

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