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Holiday Gift Guide – Glamour Within Reach

I always approach gift giving as somewhat of a treasure hunt. But finding that special something for that special someone – and staying on budget – is not always an easy task. I love finding small gems, sometimes literally like these agate arrowhead napkin rings by Mapleton Drive. These are definitely one of my absolute favorite items that I have come across this holiday season. They are guaranteed to elevate any table setting. A set of four will cost you $99 US.

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christmas market right at home

Hello Tuesday! How was your first weekend of December?  The mild weather and my visits to the Christmas Market in Toronto and Kitchener have inspired me to create my very own Christmas Market.  That’s right, if you have a balcony, you too can create a festive, whimsical, and cozy outdoor oasis to treat yourself this holiday season.

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peek inside brika’s new holiday pop-up in toronto

If you’ve ever browsed the well-crafted goods featured on BRIKA (a curated version of Etsy), chances are the Toronto-based online retailer has since become a favourite shopping destination. Now, to make the holidays a little brighter, the founders have set up a 3,000-square-foot pop-up shop at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre.
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a blogger christmas ~ beautifully bold

Hello Monday! With November just around the block and holiday merchandises grace most retail windows, I’m all pumped to start decorating for Christmas.  I had a lot of fun putting together a blogger christmas earlier this year, and I couldn’t be happier to see the story in the November Issue of Style at Home.

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places to go, people to see: toronto food and wine festival

Summer may be over, but outdoor festival season (yes, that’s a thing!) isn’t over just yet. Tomorrow through Sunday, the first Toronto Food & Wine Festival will be held at Evergreen Brickworks. If the event’s trendy locale and inviting name aren’t intriguing enough, allow me to name drop: Mark McEwan, Chuck Hughes, Gail Simmons, Curtis Stone, Tyler Florence, Antonio Park, Roger Mooking – these celebrity chefs and many more will showcase their skills and divulge expect tricks during live demonstrations. And when you’re positively salivating, taste your way through the 130 booths to sample some of the city’s best eats and bevvies. Here’s a glance of what’s in store.

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Buttermilk biscuit with egg by Brad Long of Café Belong.

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five blankets for fall that deliver beauty and balmy bliss

One of the most worthwhile investments you can make at this time of year is a beautiful wool throw or blanket for your home. Wool fabrics have greater bulk, allowing them to hold air in and act as great insulators. Another great quality of wool is that is it hypoallergenic.

A well-made wool blanket will last you a lifetime. Here are five blankets that will not only look great in your home but will make you feel just as great as you snuggle your way into the cooler seasons ahead.

 

The Crux Blanket & The Cross Blanket by Pia Wallen

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The Crux Blanket, image courtesy of www.homeagination.com

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Have we been pronouncing IKEA wrong this whole time?

Is it my North American twang or a monkey-see-monkey-do effect? Whether I’m trained by mimicking commercials or we’re all seriously lacking a Swedish dialect, my world has been rocked after watching this adorable new IKEA kitchen commercial from Malaysia.

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Did you hear it?

In presenting their new 2016 catalogue, the narrator pronounces IKEA as “Ick-kee-ya”. Meanwhile, here I’ve been saying “eye-kee-ya” my whole life! Where and when did “ick” become “eye’?

How do YOU pronounce IKEA?

shop in newfoundland ~ part two

As the days get shorter and the air is cooler, I now cherish the bright and warm coastal weather I loved during my visit to Newfoundland in July.  I took you on a tour at Home on Water Street last week and today, I have one more shopping destination for you in St. John’s: SAM Design.

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10 best gifts for your summer hosts

Summer’s the time for weekend getaways, visiting out-of-town family and friends and taking trips to the cottage. Here’s a round up of fun gifts to give to the host with the most.

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patriotic caesars

It might not be as obvious as hockey or maple syrup, but the savoury caesar is a Canadian staple (we’re averaging about 350 million glass-fulls a year!). So what better bevvy to sip on this Canada Day weekend? Walter, the Canadian-based all-natural craft caesar mix maker, has dreamt up a concoction that takes patriotism to the next level: Playfully named the Johnny Mac (after our first Prime Minister, John A. MacDonald), it’s a little sweet, a little salty and a whole lot of fun. Try it yourself!

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