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Take a Peek ~ Aerin Lauder’s Aspen Retreat

March 15, 2012 Laura 2

For quite a few years now I’ve been dreaming of my future cottage.  Nestled in the woods, somewhere north of Toronto on a lake is a piece of land with my name on it.  I’ve drawn up floor plans, picked finishes, and spent countless hours imagining what the space will fee …

Spring Facelift

March 12, 2012 Laura 0

With spring right around the corner, and the weather here in Toronto freakishly warm, I’ve started thinking not only about the changes going on outside, but also what changes need to happen inside! There’s the dreaded spring cleaning, which is a total love/hate relationsh …

Stair Lust

March 6, 2012 Laura 1

As a downtown Toronto Realtor®, I see the inside of a lot of houses in the course of a week.   Many downtown homes have gone through extensive renovations, often opening up the entire ground floor into one open concept space.  A common challenge in this scenario:what do y …

A Trip to the Brick Works Farmers’ Market

March 1, 2012 Laura 0

One of my favourite things to do in Toronto is to explore the various farmers markets that take place in neighbourhoods throughout the city. Many downtown ‘hoods have some sort of market and each one gives you a glimpse into its particular community. By chatting with the ve …

Recipe ~ Sausage and Kale Soup

February 18, 2012 Laura 4

“Do you have a kinder, more adaptable friend in the food world than soup? Who soothes you when you are ill? Who refuses to leave you when you are impoverished… you don’t catch steak hanging around when you’re poor and sick, do you?” Judith Martin (Mi …

Mason

February 17, 2012 Laura 0

Meet Ashley Rumsey and Stanley Sun.  Not only are they two of my besties from design school (we all attended Ryerson’s School of Interior Design together) but they are also the dynamic design duo behind Toronto’s hottest new design firm, MASON.  The buzz surrounding MAS …

la.tee.doe

February 16, 2012 Laura 0

For my first UrbanTots post, i’d like to introduce an incredibly talented graphic designer and my long-time friend, Angie McNeil.  She is the owner and designer of Montreal based la.tee.doe, a company that produces delightful and quirky graphic prints for the very young an …