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.
Design & Decor Blog
Temperatures have dropped so much over these past two weekends. Fall is officially here! Since the weather is getting colder, I’ve started planning more indoor activities for my two-and-a-half-year-old son.
Recently, he’s been watching YouTube videos on how to make birthday cakes out of Play-Doh. That’s when the idea came to me: why don’t I recreate the process for him using real ingredients, and teach him how to bake!
If there are two things I love, it’s travel and design. I recently experienced the most perfect blend of both on a river cruise when I sailed on Uniworld’s SS Catherine (christened by Catherine Deneuve) this past summer, traveling for eight days from Avignon to Lyon. River cruising is quickly becoming one of the hottest trends in travel, attracting an increasingly more diverse group of travelers. And when I stepped aboard the SS Catherine, I knew I was in for a treat! Unlike other river cruise companies whose ships are typically identical one to the next, Uniworld’s focus on unique decor and design on each ship is obvious. Want to take a virtual tour of this spectacular ship? Let’s go!
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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.
Buttermilk biscuit with egg by Brad Long of Café Belong.
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