{ Archive for the ‘Entertaining’ Category }

before and after: den

Hello Wednesday! After sharing the before and after of my living room and bedroom, our next stop is the den.  A den is a very common feature condo dwellers are familiar with: it’s a room without window.  Faced with limited square footage, I challenged myself to think outside the box and to maximize the usability + style of this windowless space.

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holiday gift guide: one stop shop?

Hello Thursday! With Chrismas only 7 weeks away, I am full steam ahead with holiday decorations and finding the perfect gifts.  Luckily I have found my decor inspiration and gift ideas at the Indigo’s holiday preview.

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shop in newfoundland ~ part one

I had an amazing time in Newfoundland a couple of weeks ago touring around the island for some whale watching, iceburg spotting, and of course treasure hunting.  Today, I want to share with you one of my favourite shops in St. John’s: Home on Water Street.

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4 tips to refresh your outdoor oasis

Summer is finally here and are you all set to enjoy the beautiful weather Mother Nature has to offer?  I have recently given the tired deck at my family home a much needed facelift, and now it is everyone’s favourite hangout spot! Here are my top 4 tips to update your outdoor oasis this summer.

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5 favourite cookbooks of the moment

The first half of 2015 has seriously delivered in terms of new cookbook releases. I already have a large collection of cookbooks and I’ve recently added a few new ones to my shelves. Here are the five currently living on my kitchen countertop, getting dog-earred and sauce-stained, along with my go-to recipes from each.

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spikes anyone?

Hello drama! Loving this spiked napkin ring – perfect to glam up your next top top. Every host with the most knows it’s all about the details. Read on to learn more.

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win a baking prize pack to celebrate national cupcake day

We don’t typically need a reason to indulge in sweet treats, but come February 23rd it’s basically guilt-free because we’ll be celebrating National Cupcake Day AND helping a good cause!

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winter style essentials

Winter is coming and, if you’re anything like me, it’s time to hibernate. But before you hide away, let’s talk about winter style.

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do you love cheese as much as me?

I’m pretty much obsessed with cheese, and in turn, this cheese board. It stores your cheese knives, acts as a wood cutting board on one side AND a marble board to serve the cheese on the other. Love it! A must-have for the upcoming holiday season. And another excuse to host a party and serve cheese…bonus!

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places to go, people to see: ago holiday trunk shows

It’s time to face the jingle: Christmas is fast approaching. I’m always the last in the office to get in the festive spirit, too busy mourning the passing of fall, but if you’re an early shopper looking for unique presents, hit up the gift shop at Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) next week. Starting on Tuesday, November 18 and running through Friday the 21st, the shop will play host to a variety of trunk shows. On Tuesday, Israel-based Oshra Tishbi will present its wide range of wine-and-fruit preserves (think: passionfruit-champagne and fig-cabernet) – an ideal pairing to cheese and a great hostess gift. Wednesday’s highlight is Carole Tanenbaum’s dazzling collection of vintage-inspired costume jewellery. The fashionista on your list will thank you, whether you opt for a piece in the $100 range or a show-stopping $2,500 choker necklace. The sweet tooth in your life will gladly devour a token by JAB Chocolate, an artisanal small-batch chocolatier (on site on both Wednesday and Thursday), but your nationalistic buddy will be doubly pleased with a box of My Favourite Fudge. The Caledon, Ont.-based fudge maker has something for every taste, offering 60 flavours, including Canadian Shield and Algonquin Trail. These and other unique brands will strut their stuff, but even if you don’t make it to AGO’s store next week, here are five reasons you it should be on your holiday shopping itinerary – if it isn’t already.

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