Enjoy this refreshing sweet treat all summer long.
Step aside, ubiquitous vanilla ice cream – there’s a more sophisticated player on deck this summer.
Layered, luscious and bowl-licking good, this delectable chilled confection is just right for hot days when you want a little wow in your culinary repertoire.
6 stylish coffee table books worthy of display
Perfect design and decor reads that are so chic they should be on display.
If you love being surrounded by books, there’s no need to tuck them away on bookshelves where they’ll just collect dust. Instead, bring them to the forefront of your home and give them a chance to shine! We’ve rounded up six super chic coffee table books that we love as much for the content of their pages as for the stylish covers that make them design accents in their own right.
If you’re a design enthusiast, you will adore this book, which will provide you with the expertise you need to turn your home into a magazine-worthy space. Filled with tips on how to edit your space down to the things you truly love, how to arrange a vignette and how to creatively breathe new life into old pieces, designer Emily Henderson provides a game plan for creating a space that’s luxurious but livable – and all without breaking the bank. Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves, Amazon.ca, $36.61. By Emily Henderson, Potter Style
This beautiful book features tours of 35 homes from around the world and offers up invaluable tips on how to carefully curate a home with things you love and how to make your home more beautiful and restful in a way that’s true to who you are. The Kinfolk Home, Anthropologie, $35. By Nathan Williams, Artisan Publishers
A known arbiter of style, Garance Dore has been delighting readers on her eponymous blog for years. In her much-anticipated and newly released book Love Style Life, Garance shares her wit and wisdom on everything from forward-thinking fashion to creating a life you love. Blending her stunning photography and illustrations throughout the pages of this book, it’s a visual delight you won’t want to put down. Love Style Life, Amazon.ca, $24.45. By Garance Dore, Spiegel & Grau
Anglophiles, rejoice! Celebrated designer and tastemaker Alice Temperley’s book True British is the definitive guide to her iconic indie-bohemian style. Inside its pages, you’ll find delightful illustrations alongside photos of fabulous celeb soirees, as well as an up close look at her own designs and the pieces in her collections that have become iconic. Not only is this book a design lover’s treat on the inside, but the outer cover makes it an exceptional piece to display on your coffee table. True British, Anthropologie, $65. By Alice Temperley, Rizzoli
We all know how chaotic clutter can be but in her acclaimed book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, organizing expert Marie Kondo delivers her no-fail formula for ditching disorder and making way for a tidier, more peaceful environment at home. Keep this book out on your coffee table for ongoing inspiration and a reminder that living orderly can mean living beautifully. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Amazon.ca, $15. By Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press
Drawing on her own personal experiences in the interior design business, Erin Gates’ book Elements of Style is an essential guidebook for designing your space and turning your house into a home. Inside the pages of this beautiful book, you’ll find gorgeous illustrations and professional photography that showcase Erin’s own personal style along with her tips for achieving a style that’s totally personal and unique to you. Elements of Style, Indigo, $31.50. By Erin Gates, Simon & Schuster
These products will help you stay warm and cozy all season long.
These products will help you stay warm and cozy all season long.
Seasonally perfect products for staying warm and cozy indoors all season long.
As the mercury drops this fall, don’t despair about the cold, dark evenings that have you heading indoors to seek refuge. With the right at-home accessories, you can enjoy your coziest fall at home ever! You’ll be so comfy cozy indoors that you’ll be perfectly happy to settle in and enjoy the season from the comfort of your couch!
1 Cable Knit Throws
There are blankets and then there are blankets (like the one that everyone in the family fights over when it’s time to curl up with a movie on a crisp fall evening). These gorgeous throws from Boll & Branch are truly luxe. They're certified organic and made with eco-friendly, non-toxic dyes. Best of all, a portion of every sale is donated to Not For Sale, an organization dedicated to helping end forced labour and human trafficking. Cable Knit Throws, Boll & Branch, $125 each.
2 Philosophy Living Grace Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel
When the wind is whirling outside and the leaves on the ground are swirling, seek solace in your own personal at-home sanctuary. Run a hot bath and top it off with Philosophy’s Living Grace Bath Gel. The luxurious formula will cleanse, condition and soften dry, tired skin, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Philosophy Living Grace Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel, Sephora, $31.
3 Mahabis Classic Slippers
Chilly fall nights mean chilly floors. Keep your tootsies comfy and cozy with these stylish slippers that look as good as they feel. With their distinct focus on design (they have a Scandinavian aesthetic and boast European craftsmanship), these aren’t any slippers you’re used to. With Mahabis, the simple slipper gets a luxe makeover: Lightweight and breathable with a wool lining, they also come with detachable wool soles so you can wear them outside, too. Mahabis Classic Slippers in Larvik Dark Grey, Mahabis, $138.
4 No. 35 The Earl Grey Tea
Nothing warms up a cold night like a hot cuppa tea. But this fall, take your tea to the next level with something a little more special than the tea you normally buy at your local grocery store. This classic blend Earl Grey tea is made from organic full-leaf Ceylon black tea and is scented with Sicilian bergamot. The rich taste combined with the intoxicating aroma will make you forget how cold it is outside and relish every moment indoors this season. No. 35 The Earl Grey Tea, Bellocq Tea Atelier, $15.
5 Blanket Wrap
You’ll never feel fall’s chill when you’re swathed in this handsome wrap that’s part blanket, part sweater. It’s interchangeable, offering two colour options and can be converted to two different lengths. Plus, it’s 70% wool and 30% cashmere, making it totally luxurious. You’ll look chic wearing it but feel like you’re still in bed. Win, win! Blanket Wrap in Teak/Ebony, Kit & Ace, $428.
6 The Couple Next Door
There’s nothing like a gripping thriller to get you through those long dark evenings. Once you’re completely sucked into this novel's suspenseful storyline, you’ll forget all about the wicked weather outside. A New York Times Bestseller, The Couple Next Door is quickly gaining acclaim from readers and thriller authors alike and is poised to be the book of the season! The Couple Next Door, Amazon.ca, $15.36.
7 Staghorn Cable Reading Socks
Speaking of books … when you’re curled up on the couch with your latest can’t-put-down read, you’ll adore the coziness of these cable knit reading socks. Super soft, warm and soothing to cold, tired feet, they’re just what you’ll long for at the end of a long day. Staghorn Cable Reading Socks in Grey, Indigo, $20.
8 Byredo Bibliotheque Candle
There’s something about the rich fragrance of a luxe candle that fills a home with a sense of place. An aroma you love can quickly become strongly associated with positive memories and the gentle glow of candlelight is no doubt relaxing and romantic. Which means that adding candles to your home is always a good idea (just don’t forget to keep an eye on them and don’t leave them lit and unattended!). We love this candle from Byredo Parfums. Handmade in France, it has notes of peach and plum, violet, leather and vanilla. Byredo Bibliotheque Candle, Holt Renfrew, $108.
Enrich your space with this season's hottest colour trend for a beautiful, cozy fall home.
Embrace the best of fall decorating with this season’s hottest colour trend: caramel! It’s time to steer away from the typical rich reds and burnt oranges of autumn and indulge in this new neutral. While it still offers that deep, rich colour to warm up your space, it’s easier to incorporate into your current decor thanks to its neutral hue. So once summer fades, try layering your home with our favourite caramel picks of the season.
A soft, full-grain leather sofa from Ikea's classic Stockholm collection. Stockholm sofa in Seglora natural, ikea.ca, $2,199.
Credits: West Elm
Take your workspace to a whole new level of sophistication with a top-grain leather swivel chair. Slope Leather Office Chair, westelm.com, $399.
This mid-century inspired bench is beautifully crafted to work anywhere in your home, whether in your entryway, dining room, or at the foot of your bed. Reverie bench in Coachella Cognac, eq3.com, $949.
Credits: Design Within Reach
Designed by mid-century French modernist icon Jacques Adnet, this mininalist mirror is thoughtful in design, beautifully constructed with a hand-stitched full-grain aniline leather strap and outfitted in brass details. Adnet Round Mirror, dwr.com, $1,099 – $1,399.
Create instant impact with ease thanks to these rich, saddle brown leather fringe pillows. Leather Fringe Saddle Pillow (18”x12”), cb2.com, $199.
If fringe isn’t your style, try this decorative stitched pillow. Catmando Decorative Pillow (18”x18”), bouclair.com, $34.99