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Holiday Gift Guide 2017

‘Tis the season to be shopping and this year I had a lot of fun picking out some great gift options worthy of presenting to your nearest and dearest. In the past I’ve been given the chance to get a head start on holiday shopping by attending media previews, but this year I only got to one or two, so I found it was extra exciting to see what new products were coming out as they made their way on to the shelves in real time.

Here are some of my favourites:

gift guide 17- tean cannister and diffuser

I’m definitely more of a tea person than a coffee person and this gold tea canister and diffuser ball add some serious glam to both a festive tea party or your everyday cup ritual.

Gold tea tin, $27.95 and gold tea infuser, $8.95, CB2


gift guide 17- cookbook 1

We eat with our eyes as much as we do our mouths, so I don’t feel bad when I buy a cookbook because it’s simply beautiful to look at. The covers of these two titles are punchy and fun and are great for styling floating shelves in a kitchen too. And yes their recipes look delish too!

Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook, $32.70 and Basque: Spanish Recipes from San Sebastian & Beyond, $43.80, Indigo

gift guide 17- lip setI’m a big fan of these ‘favorite’ gift sets because they’re not only fabulous value (they usually include a couple full size products!) but they’re also an opportunity to try some fun shades from great quality brands at an accessible price point.

Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Bold Lip, $33, Sephora
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IDS16 Highlights

Thursday night was the opening party of IDS, otherwise known as the Interior Design Show, here in Toronto. I will always have a soft spot for the event after having coordinated a feature space way back when at my first design gig, but I haven’t been to the show in a couple of years while in new mom mode.


Now that I’m back in the swing of things with work, I was pleased to be invited to attend a demonstration on opening night of the show from DXV, the luxury division of American Standard. The invite came with a fluffy embroidered robe, and let me tell you there is nothing like a touch of the spa to set the mood to see some luxury bathroom design!

ids 16

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