Design & Decor Blog
Torontonians, foodies and tourists alike – UNITE! At Fort York in downtown Toronto, that is.
Last night marked the grand debut of the first Taste of Toronto, where culinary delights can be tasted, cooking classes can be taken, and foodie heroes can be met. Featuring 17 of Toronto’s top chefs, you can sample over 50 signature small plates from each restaurant. Find your favourite? You could then learn how to make it from the chef in the Metro Master Class tent. Be sure to sign up ASAP though as classes fill up quickly!
Nautical chic style is totally in this summer. And we’re not talking pirates, ships and stripes. We’re thinking subtle anchor motifs to infuse your nautical-inspired home. To get the look, try out Indigo’s anchor print toss cushion or try on NYDJ’s nautical patterned pants this summer.
If you had $80 to spend this weekend, which would you choose: the anchor print pillow or pants?
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Barking dogs, crying babies, roaring vacuum cleaners. Why do all of these things have to be so noisy? Why can’t they all just shhhh? Well, I can’t help you with your pup or babe, but German manufacturer Rowenta has made a point of diminishing the racket of the cleaning machine.
Vacuum cleaners, from $270, Rowenta.
Your fries can’t live without it, your grilled cheese sandwich yearns for it, your hot dog begs for it. Ketchup is a household staple. I don’t even eat the stuff, but my fridge is always stocked with it (what kind of hostess would I be if it wasn’t?). Here are a few less common but very effective uses for the condiment that you may not have considered before.
Courtesy of Heinz Canada.
During the winter, I shared warm-you-up boozy drinks each Friday afternoon. Well, I’d like to bring the Friday happy hour back with a summery spin! Since there’s nothing quite like a cool bevvie at the end of a long work week, I’ll share a refreshing cocktail recipe each Friday for the next month or so. Next up: an Aperol spritz recipe. This Italian aperitivo (a pre-dinner cocktail) is light and refreshing – best served before a lingering alfresco meal.