Thursday, August 30, 2012

let's go to the ex

Once a year, the Toronto Exhibition open their doors to the young and adventurous. Attracting guests with popcorn, candy apples, silly games and exciting rides. My parents would take my brother and I to spend the whole day running around the fairgrounds, with big smiles from ear to ear. This yearly fair is only here for a few more days - hurry or you will have to wait until next year!






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Monday, August 27, 2012

masculine monday | the beginning

Masculine design is a favourite of mine. You can brighten up a handsome space with lots of windows and white walls. Keep it simple with clean lines, minimal textures and few colours. Today I begin the Masculine Monday series!

 the skylights | the fireplace

 the table | the tiled floor

 the ceiling | the floor

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

fig love

Figs are one of my favourite fruits! They go wonderfully on a platter of sliced meat and cheese for entertaining guests. You may also want to try them as a delicious appetizer on a salad or sliced baguette. 

Figs, blue cheese & honey

Figs & sliced meats 

Figs, gorgonzola & honey

Figs & prosciutto 

Fig tart 

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

let the fall fashion begin

With the days slowly getting shorter and shorter, I can begin to feel the fall air. Stores have started to put out their new lines of cozy attire and the leaves up in cottage country are beginning to turn. 

Below, Nimue Smit is modeling some new pieces from the H&M Divided collection on the Brooklyn Bridge. What a fun place to have a photo shoot with balloons!



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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

jackie astier | elle decor

This Manhattan home is comfortable and glamorous at the same time. Jackie Astier has carried luxurious fabrics and warm woods throughout each space. Can you believe that her dining room took 10 coats of lacquer?!


the velvet tufted sofa | the gold coffee table 

 Vladimir Kagan sofas | Karl Springer cocktail tables

the blue velvet chairs | the lacquered walls 

Milo Baughman sofa | Paul Evans armchair

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Photography by Eric Piasecki



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Monday, August 20, 2012

MK+A

These gorgeous twins have been in the spotlight their whole lives. They have grown up to be fashion icons and have created the fashion lines Elizabeth and JamesThe Row and StyleMint. Below are some favourites. 








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Friday, August 17, 2012

gone to the cottage

I do apologize for not being on my blog for the last little while, I have been sick and super busy prepping for the fall! But after a long week of this and that I am off to the cottage! 

I hope you all have a relaxing weekend by the water xo




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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

architecture | bold & beautiful

Black is the colour that signifies timeless elegance. In both fashion and architecture, it radiates a striking boldness - add a splash of gold and it is a true classic. 





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