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fleur de lys cup and saucer

Fab find
Fleur De Lys Cup & Saucer, $10; Anthropologie.
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delicious ontario wines

This past Monday I had the pleasure of attending the Taste Ontario! event. Set in the stunning Ritz-Carlton hotel in Toronto, 54 of Ontario’s most talented winemakers were present to talk about their wineries and showcase their local wines.
wine5 delicious ontario wines

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elegant gilt charger

Fab find
Gilt charger, $13.83 each; Pottery Barn.
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do or don’t: wood ceiling

One of our Fall 2011 trends is wood, but would you install a wood ceiling?

wood ceiling living room do or dont: wood ceiling

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our facebook readers share their best bathroom cleaning tips

bathroom facebook our facebook readers share their best bathroom cleaning tips {photo via: West Elm}

I don’t know about you, but cleaning the bathroom is my least favourite chore. It’s a job I need to constantly stay on top of and no matter how diligent I am, it always seems to need work. (The biggest drag is my dark hair on my white tile floors. Ew.) My best tip for keeping my bathroom clean is to wipe the shower down after every use. I keep a squeegee on the ledge in my shower and remove all the excess water after every shower, then do a quick wipe with a towel. This not only keeps the shower looking good until cleaning day, it’s a small investment of my time that will keep the grout in the shower clean in the long run. I’ve got small subway tiles in my shower so there’s lots of grout that cannot be ignored. Wiping the shower down daily prevents the grout from becoming grimy.

We asked our Facebook readers for their best tips for keeping the bathroom clean. “Please people, do share! I hate to clean the bathroom,” says Kellie. So – here’s what our readers had to say:

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upholstery up-cycled artwork

A wood board, that was lying around my apartment and taking up space, was given new life with an easy peas-y upholstery up-cycle project!

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win: tickets to toronto fall home show

Are you looking for some fabulous fall decor inspiration? If you’re in the Toronto area, then you must check out the Fall Home Show.

With over 250 exhibitors, professional and celebrity designers and contractors, “Fall Favourite Finds”, and our very own Style at Home stage you can’t possibly walk away uninspired!

Don’t have tickets? No problem! We have eight pairs of tickets that we want to give to YOU!

fall home show banner win: tickets to toronto fall home show

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wine and cheese at cafe taste

I often find it difficult to choose a place to eat or grab a drink. Not because there’s nowhere to go, but because Toronto has SO many options it’s hard to pick just one!

I love discovering new places and my latest adventure was to Cafe Taste.

cafe taste patio wine and cheese at cafe taste

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leaf plate

Fab Find
Leaf plate, $9.95; Crate and Barrel.

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cookbook giveaway: ancient grains for modern meals

If I showed you around my house today, you would find dozens and dozens of cookbooks stacked on my bookcases, kitchen shelves and side tables. I really treasure each and every one of them and have hand-picked them all individually, creating what I consider to be a pretty perfect cookbook collection!

Ancient Grains for Modern Meals is one of those great cookbooks you want to browse just before deciding what meals to make for the week. For anyone a little weary of cooking with whole grains … this is the book for you! Author Maria Speck gives readers useful tips to use whole grains in a variety of recipes, from savoury to sweet – and we’re giving away a copy!

Banner cookbook giveaway: ancient grains for modern meals
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