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bluebellgray at hudson’s bay

Spring is in the air at the Hudson’s Bay Company with the arrival of bluebellgray, a Scottish textile company run by the fabulous Fiona Douglas. Based off of her own colourful watercolours, these designs have been digitally printed onto natural materials which are then made into bed linens, pillows and furniture. Amanda Etty and I had the pleasure of meeting Fiona a couple weeks ago and seeing the whole line in person. Read on to learn more about the company and to see a few snap shots from our visit!

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fab find: loop side table

I’m blown away by the affordable price of this side table. Shaped like a coiled rope, this table has a 15″ diameter glass top, the perfect size for any small space. You can cozy it up to a sofa or use it as a nightstand in the bedroom.

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Loop Table Umbra fab find: loop side table

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places to go, people to see: delicious food show

If your mouth is watering just looking at the image below, chances are you’re a foodie. If you like to eat as much as I do, the Delicious Food Show is for you. Yummy treats will be available for the tasting from more that 200 exhibitors, and over 50 live demonstrations will have you walking away a culinary pro. Well, almost. But some of the nation’s most renowned chefs – including Mark McEwan, Chuck Hughes and Roger Mooking, among others – will give workshops of their own recipes, revealing their tips and tricks. So your cooking game is bound to improve. What else can a food lover ask for? Hosted by Food Network Canada, the show runs from October 17 to 19 at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto’s Exhibition Place. Check out the event website for more info and to buy tickets at a discounted rate. Children under 12 get in free, so make it a family affair!

DeliciousFoodShow places to go, people to see: delicious food show Photo courtesy of the Delicious Food Show. 

 

fab find: a little princess

If you haven’t read this book, I strongly recommend you do! Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett, it’s one of my all time favourite stories from my childhood, but would be a great read at any age. You can only imagine how thrilled I was to see this gorgeous hardcover version (and how beautiful it will look styled on my bookshelf)!

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editor’s pick: the game of things…

I know, I know…this isn’t really ‘design related’. BUT I love board games and when I was sent a press release about ‘The Game of Things’ I just had to share. This game isn’t new, it’s celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this year actually, but it’s a blast! For anyone who hasn’t ever played, I recommend you try it out – it’s pretty much guaranteed to make you laugh. Perfect for those upcoming holiday parties or for fall weekends when your family just wants to bundle up and stay inside with a cup of tea.

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fab find: comfy woven bath mat

The temperature is dropping, and my bathroom floors are feeling that much colder in the mornings, as I’m sure many of yours are too! Help make your a.m. routine more enjoyable with this cozy cotton bathroom essential.

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fab find: combi tea light holders

Everyone seems to be a fan of mixing metals these days (myself included), so why not mix other materials too! Like these contemporary tea light holders whose design combines glass and cement.

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places to go, people to see: 3d parti festival

With a high concentration of quality designer showrooms – from Kiosk to Klaus, UpCountry to Studio b – King Street East has long been a destination for interior designers and decor enthusiasts alike. The tastemakers of the district have come together to create King East Design District (KEDD), and the collective plans to announce itself with a bang: A neighboughrhood-wide contemporary design festival called 3d parti. The one-day event will be held this Saturday, September 20, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and span from Church to Parliament along King and Adelaide streets, transforming the area into a life-sized public art gallery. Patrons can expect to be wowed by 15 art and design installations, including work by Toronto’s own Thrush Holmes. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged and proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity.

THRUSH HOLMES DEATH VALLEY LOVERS MM WITH NEON ON PANEL 84X120 2013 36K places to go, people to see: 3d parti festival

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liven up your bathroom

Sick of standard white bath towels? Give your bathroom a little personality with these whimsical bath linens. They offer a fun pop of colour too. Click to see more!

Ikea bath sheet liven up your bathroom

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places to go, people to see: the cure apothecary

Got a dinner party to attend this weekend? Stop by The Cure Apothecary, Queen West’s brand new organic skincare hotspot, for a unique hostess gift. It’s hard to decide which is more appealing, the curated product lineup – including brands like John Masters, One Love, FarmHouse Fresh and L’Aromatica, among others – or the country chic interior. The good news is you can have it all: Choose a winning token for the host while touring the adorable shop, which opened its doors just last week. Check out a few images of the store and what it’s got to offer below.

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