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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …