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cheers to you!

Let the celebrating begin! Looking for a glitzy set of tumblers to clink together over the holidays? These gold striped glass tumblers would be perfect.

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eq3 generation art

EQ3 has launched it’s second Generation Art collection, available in store and online. In association with the Michaelle Jean Foundation (a foundation that supports youth arts initiatives in under-served communities), this year artists across the country were asked to submit work that represented their personal expression of ‘Canadian Diversity’. 7 designs were selected and turned into decor accessories available at EQ3, ranging from pillows to mugs – even ottomans! Check out some of the collection below and make sure to take a look at the rest online.

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fab find: tuck shop trading co. toques

Do you love your neighbourhood? Show off your spirit AND stay warm this winter with these trendy toques!

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places to go, people to see: union station holiday market

Calling all commuters. If you’re one of the hundreds of thousands of people who pass through Toronto’s Union Station, you’re in luck. The busy train station’s picturesque great hall will house a holiday market all through next week (December 1 through 7). Hosted by Toronto Market Co., the event will showcase artisanal pieces from 22 vendors. Grab the perfect gift for that hard-to-please person on my holiday shopping list on my way to the office? Don’t mind if I do! Here are a few favourites that I’m coveting.

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prepare yourself, snow is coming!

It’s true. Snow is on it’s way. So prepare yourself Canada! Let me introduce you to the Firn Snow Shovel – which won the Sustainable Design Award this year and sold out in 48 hrs at IDS in January.

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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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fab find: pop up ornaments

Looking to send a little holiday cheer? These pop up Christmas ornaments are the perfect gift to send in the mail to family and friends who you won’t see over the holidays.

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fab find: mansour silver dishes

Looking to channel the vibe of our November Holiday feast? We found some aluminum dishes that will give you the look of old world silver, without breaking the bank! Read on to learn more.

fab find mansour dishes fab find: mansour silver dishes

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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.

IMG 1518 places to go, people to see: ago holiday trunk shows

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6 great bathroom sconces that never were

Deciding on light fixtures is one of the more difficult things when designing a room – or at least for me.  When I started designing my family bathroom I knew I wanted it to have a nautical feel – utlitarian yet chic – both comfortable for children and adults. The lights in my bathroom really help set this tone. It took me a while to find the right lights, but after consider these 6 others options (see below) I landed on Serena and Lily’s Beacon sconce in “carrot” seen here:

 

bathroom orange sconce 6 great bathroom sconces that never were

 

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