One of my oldest and dearest friends and I started going away on annual girls getaways. Last year went to a yoga retreat for three days, this year we stayed at a lodge in Calabogie for five days. Five whole days of relaxation, flipping through magazines, hiking, swimming and of course shopping. Continue reading
Last summer we were so fortunate to spend a month in Italy. My dad was born in Italy and we have heard all the stories and seen pictures growing up but to experience it in person was unbelievable. We started in Rome and worked our way to Florence and through Tuscany and ended up in Vasto, my dad’s hometown. We saw so many beautiful sites and met amazing family and friends. Continue reading
The Holiday Home Tour took place last week and it was a huge success! I was overwhelmed by the most beautiful, kind-hearted, lovely, sincere, and meaningful compliments ever. I was also blessed with the most amazing home owners who gave me the freedom to do what I wanted. This is a designers dream. I want to also mention the volunteers. They stood all there all night, with a smile on their face, and spoke the kindest words about me to every tour-goer all out of the kindness of thier heart while the flutists entertained us all night with their beautiful music. Here are some of the beautiful photos taken by my talented photographer and friend Marc Polidoro. Continue reading
I have some good news to share! First of all, I was listed under the Media and Blogger Mentions section on the House & Home website after posting about the The Princess Margaret Showhome Tour. For many this does not sound too exciting, but for me this is a thrill since it has been one of my favourite magazines for so many years. As some of you may know, home magazines are one of my big obsession/pleasure in life.
Secondly, I was asked to be one of the designers for the Holiday Home Tour for the Arts Council in our area. I will be designing a beautiful home in the country for a great family with 2 adorable kids. We will be going with a Traditional Family Christmas theme and will include some crafts made by the kids. I am so excited and cannot wait to see how it all comes together.
So with Christmas soon approaching I thought that I would get a jump on some baking. As I started pulling out my usual mixing bowls, bakeware and utensils, I realized how much I love the look of some of my pieces. I love the simplicity of the black letters on the crisp white backround of my favourite mixing bowl. I also love my ceramic egg carton that so carefully cradles 12 delicate eggs. I also love the colourful pieces such as my blue lemon bowl and my bright green butter dish. I leave most of these items out around the kitchen since they are bright, pretty to look at and make my kitchen feel like home.
Most items are inexpensive, like this ceramic egg carton from HomeSense at $9.99. I can’t tell you the pleasure I get whenever I open the refridgerator or see it on my counter.
Look around your kitchen and see what favouite pieces you may want to display. What is your favourite kitchen item?