Tracey Mackenzie

Tracey Mackenzie

Common Scents

Common Scents

Heliotrope A waft of lilac blossoms in the warm spring air. A whiff of heliotrope in a window box. The aromatic punch of an allée of lavender. A street lined with lindens. Hyacinth Plant scents have the power...

Way Off The Beaten Path

Way Off The Beaten Path

Carmen Yuen was searching for a way to exercise her creativity after completing her first year of a law degree at Yale University in 2007. During her undergraduate years at Columbia University, she had enjoyed a well-rounded curriculum...

Kitchen Gadget Guide

Kitchen Gadget Guide

1. BOWLED OVERThe minimalistic black-and-white Pemberton bowl by Martha Sturdy will be at home in any setting from the dining room to the kitchen. Made of resin, the bowl is food-safe and durable. Provide - www.providehome.com - 604-632-0095 2....

Good Energy For Sale

Good Energy For Sale

Why do we feel good in one house but uncomfortable in another? Why do some places attract us while others repel? What makes one house sell faster than another? These are all questions that I have been asked...

All Fired Up

All Fired Up

Pottery is not new. Human beings have been creating it for an estimated 20,000 years. Clay pots and objects used for cooking, rituals, storage, decor and transporting goods have been discovered in archeological sites worldwide.  What is new,...

A Guide to Kitchen Furniture

A Guide to Kitchen Furniture

BY TRACEY MacKENZIE Today’s kitchens have relatively few pieces of furniture in them. Central islands have assumed the starring role once played by tables. That’s why it’s important to carefully select the few pieces of furniture that we...

Hitting The Sweet Spot

Hitting The Sweet Spot

Photography: Randy Laybourne Montreal’s St. Henri district has a long, storied history. From its early days in the late 1800s as a working-class neighbourhood, where residents toiled in its tanning factories along the Lachine Canal and laboured on...

Thank You, Mom

Thank You, Mom

We don't need a special occasion to tell our mothers how much we love them; we can do that every day. However, Mother's Day gives us an opportunity to shower them with carefully chosen gifts. Here is a...