On a sunny Sunday afternoon, I happily attended a flower arranging workshop hosted by flower shop owner Alison Westlake of Coriander Girl and urban flower farmer Sarah Nixon of My Luscious Backyard. I’d like to share a few tricks of the trade for creating your own garden-inspired flower arrangements at home.
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Spring 2014 is certainly bringing us showers (in Toronto, ON, at least), but did you know it also brings a delightful caffeinated surprise?
This season, Nespresso released two limited edition Colombian coffees. Featuring two very different blends from two opposite regions, the Colombian Terriors offers consumers a taste of the country’s Arabica variety. Cauca, from the southwest region, is described as fruity with winey aromas, complex and aromatic. While the Santander, from the northeast region, is more rounded and balanced, with notes of toasted bread and sweet caramel.
To accompany this launch, Swiss graphic designer Werner Jeker illustrated two limited edition espresso cups to represent the two terroirs. The cups even come in a gift box that transforms into a capsule dispenser for the Nespresso U machine. I love a multi-functional twist!
And, to make things even better, we’re giving it all away to one lucky winner! Read on to find out how you can win.
Parents, mark your calendars. Plan to take your budding film critic or cartoon whiz to the TIFF Kids, on from April 8 to 21. The Toronto-based international film festival has developed into the most important North American event of its kind since its inception in 1997. Children get a rare opportunity to watch quality films not previously shown here, many of which won’t be available in the city again. With a goal of promoting cultural diversity, the festival allows viewers to engage with special guests, such as filmmakers, to further explore themes and concepts through active discussion. With animations, musicals and so much more, your little one is sure to have fun while getting cultured. But don’t take my word for it; ask these two adorable past attendees!
As you can probably tell by now, I’m a total card junkie. I’m not even great about writing cards, I just like collecting them and knowing they’re there for whenever an occasion arises. And National Letter Writing Month is an occasion for letters like no other (except Christmas season perhaps). The last in my roundups of cute cards to help with your correspondence for National Letter Writing Month is three illustrated boxed variety packs, so you can choose the card that best matches the recipient!
Studio Oh! Woodland Creatures Set, $14 (set of 12), Indigo.
We all love pearls, don’t we? The rich and glossy texture combined with a beautiful reflective quality. And that’s why it’s no surprise to me that pearl white is hotter than ever. Here are three must-have objects in spring’s favourite hue!
For Spring 2014, it’s out with the old and in with the new. (Spring cleaning for the win!) Ditch your bulky winter accessories and welcome spring with two pieces of gilded charm–an antique armchair with engraved gold trim and beige suede sandals with a gorgeous metallic strap. Use either piece to bring spring into your home sans the use of traditional florals and pastels. Cool, right?
You’ve received a $700 spring bonus at work–which item would you splurge for, the gold chair or sandals?
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