Julie Gedeon

Julie Gedeon

The Art of Flower Arranging

The Art of Flower Arranging

A dear friend recently cheered me up by leaving tulips at my door. Thank goodness she didn’t see what became of them! Without thinking, I dumped them with their elastic into a dusty vase with some water and...

Muskoka Magic

Muskoka Magic

Photography and Styling:Azen & Kevin Bongard Nestled on a ridge overlooking a picturesque lake, this grand Muskoka home began with the property owners seeking a retreat unlike any cottage. “They didn’t want the New England look they saw...

Coffee Klatch

Our large coffeemaker seemed a good idea at half price a few years ago, but it collects more dust than it brews espressos or cappuccinos for our household or guests. Truth be told, I’m not a morning person;...

Home Cooking

Being told to eat our vegetables is no longer a childhood dread thanks to a cornucopia of new cookbooks. Once relegated to a single chapter as “sides,” vegetables are springing into the culinary spotlight as folks move toward...

From Concrete to Cozy

PHOTOGRAPHY: ERIK ROTTERSTYLING: SVETLANA TRYASKINA Making the most of a small space is a big part of any designer’s challenge, but Svetlana Tryaskina was put to the test with a couple’s 1,000-square-foot condo. “The design had to maximize...

Benediction Through Beads

Get quiet enough and you hear your heartfelt passions, as Jacqueline Medalye, the owner of Salt Spring Malas and Yoga Jewelry, discovered years ago. “The more I practised yoga, the more I desired a simpler life with meditation,...

Retreat From Urban Life

PHOTOGRAPHY: KURT JAWINSKI What to do when your spouse is hellbent on buying a home that you don’t like as much? Anthony Fantin faced that dilemma in purchasing a 1981 waterfront property in Ile Bizard. “My wife fell...

Enhancing The View

Enhancing The View

PHOTOGRAPHY: MIKE CHAJECKISTYLING: SHIVA KHALILNIA, GRECIA GALLO and CINTYA CASTELLANOS  A rich but delicate glow permeates the design of this high-rise Toronto condo, blending masculine elements with sleek, transitional design. The result is a grand space for luxurious...

Trash Talk

Trash Talk

Photo: Camilla B Creative Studio Waste doesn’t exist in nature. Ecological systems recycle natural elements over time to replenish Earth’s resources. By contrast, people create inordinate amounts of garbage that won’t easily – if ever – disappear, and...

Cook Like A Pro

Cook Like A Pro

Class photos by Erica Chan courtesy of Nourish Okay, I admit it: once I’m home, it’s difficult to get me back out. Of course, there are exceptions. The promise of good food is always an enticement. Learning something...

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