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My Faves ~ Toronto Coffee Culture

September 23, 2013 Laura 0

It’s no secret that the coffee culture in Toronto has been booming for quite some time now, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Very few local industries, except maybe condominiums, rival the growth of cafés downtown. You can’t swing a cat in this city without hitting …

Urban Patio and Backyard Decor

May 13, 2013 Laura 0

Of all days, this chilly mid-May day may not be the most obvious choice to write about, or think about, patios or outdoor spaces of any kind.  However, a little birdy – aka my weather app – told me that we are due for some warm, summery days starting mid-week. I don’t …

Take a Peek ~ Anne Sportun’s Haliburton Escape

July 30, 2012 Laura 0

Even the most avid urban dweller needs a break from the hustle and bustle (and the heat) of downtown in the summer. Luckily in Toronto we are surrounded by amazing cottage country.  And if you’re lucky enough to have a cottage, or know someone who does, there is no better …

Recipe ~ Homemade Butter

May 17, 2012 Laura 1

Sometimes it’s the simple things that really stand out. Like this homemade butter. If you’ve never made your own butter, give it a shot. It’s fast, really simple and far superior to its store bought equivalent. It’s not always practical to use homemade butter for ever …

Take a Peek ~ Piraeus, Greece Gem

May 6, 2012 Laura 0

Being a design blog junkie, I come across many images of houses that I love every day. And being a Pinterest junkie (do you see a pattern here?) I Pin those images to my boards, and ‘visit’ them on a weekly basis. I noticed recently that some of my favourite images were f …

Urban Gardening

April 17, 2012 Laura 1

Now that spring has officially sprung, it’s time to start thinking about how we are going to maximize our tiny backyard and collection of planters for this gardening season. Although most of us here in downtown Toronto don’t have large plots of land with rows and rows of …

My Faves ~ One of a Kind Show

March 30, 2012 Laura 2

I hit up the One of a Kind Show yesterday to check out this year’s bounty of artisanal goodies and handcrafted objects.  I scoured every aisle, occasionally stopping to refuel on maple syrup treats, jam samples and other goodies from the flavours section. It’s a tough j …

Recipe ~ Fig, Prosciutto and Mozzarella Salad

March 22, 2012 Laura 0

With spring in the air the cravings for soupy, stewy comfort foods are subsiding and being replaced by a yearning for fresher, lighter fare.  I love experimenting with different ingredients to create a variety of salads and sandwiches for spring lunches or BBQ parties, but o …