Tracey Mackenzie

Tracey Mackenzie

Nice Curves!

Nice Curves!

Photos courtesy of Gallotti&Radice Autumn is here, even though it seems like yesterday when we were all wishing for some heat. While I enjoy summer for its greenery and outdoor activities, I absolutely love the fall. The crisp...

It’s Time to Up Your Terracotta Planter Game

It’s Time to Up Your Terracotta Planter Game

Photos courtesy of Courtesy Georg Jensen In their first-ever collaboration, the famous Norwegian architectural and design firm Snøhetta has combined forces with the quality craftmanship of Scandinavian jewellery company Georg Jensen to create the nine-piece Terra collection.  “The...

Kneading family

The pandemic has stretched our patience and our creativity, especially for those at home with young children. However, an unlikely pastime has taken centre stage: bread-baking.  A time-honoured tradition that had fallen out of favour has made a...

The Emotions of Colour


Colours can evoke a variety of emotions. A good example of this is the rainbow, a symbol of hope during the Covid-19 pandemic and of pride in the LGBTQ community. The rainbow has a multitude of colours and...

Barbecue Guide

Now that summer has arrived, we can eat al fresco. And what better way to celebrate than with a barbecue. There’s something primal about cooking over an open flame, and we love the amazing flavours a grill brings...

Fire up the Grill!

Summer is my favorite season. It’s a time of pure joy, spent sipping cold drinks on patios (or poolside, if you’re lucky) and eating al fresco. And one of my favorite things to do is barbecue. Not only...

Five Summer Cocktails You’ll Want to Try

Warm temperatures are luring us outdoors. So, here are five popular summer cocktails from around the world to give your leisure time in the backyard a boost. They are perfectly paired with brunch or a backyard barbecue. Enjoy!...

Easy-to-Make Strawberry Preserves

One thing I love about summer is that you can pick your own berries and make fresh tarts and preserves. This recipe, adapted from Kate Aitken’s Canadian Cookbook, is a super easy and scrumptious treat. Photo by Dilyara...

Learn to Paint Like a Pro During Lockdown

It has been two and a half months since the start of the COVID-19 lockdown. Although I’m enjoying the funny Tik Tok videos people are posting, I find myself longing for the return of normal life. I am...

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