Always looking for smart storage ideas, I wanted to take advantage of the landing space on the stairway that leads to my basement. I had this narrow shoe cabinet from Ikea (the Sandes Shoe Cabinet in birch, similar to the Hemnes Shoe Cabinet) that was a perfect
Here is the final roundup of our top picks from this years One Of A Kind Christmas Show and Sale. These artists offer a great selection of unique handmade gifts – look them up online if you’re not in the Toronto area. Maybe it’s time to treat yourself to something special!
Our roundup continues of some of the great finds from the One Of A Kind Christmas Show and Sale here in Toronto. Have a look for some great gift ideas!
Here are some more highlights from our visit to the One Of A Kind Christmas Show and Sale. From rhinestones to reconstructed clothing, there’s something for everyone!
Lifeovereasy was invited to preview the One of a Kind Show in Toronto and we wanted to give you a sneak peek of some of the highlights. There was quite an impressive breadth of work there this year with many new artists featured. Whether you are looking for some Christmas gift ideas, some pieces to […]
Sky is our Goldendoodle. The whole family is madly in love with him, and I often say he is really the best one of all of us. No one in the family takes that badly because we all know it’s true. I thought that such a great dog deserves a great eating area. I can’t […]
I love Golla bags and have acquired a couple over the years. My camera bag and a computer messenger bag are just a few of the Golla products we have purchased in the past. Despite the price tag, we love the contemporary and geeky designs from the Scandinavian based company. Imagine my delight when I […]
This ball comes from Dollarama. I think it costs $2. My osteopath told me to get one and now I’m telling you! Seriously, go get one. It is a great little tool to
My daughter was at a birthday party recently where the girls had a chance to experience mehndi, the traditional art of henna painting from India and the Middle East. The artist created
I love to go to the beach. Now let me clarify – I love sparkling water on a sunny day, the sound of the waves, and long stretches of sand where I can meander, looking for beach glass and letting my dog run free (his favorite place is anywhere he can swim). What I don’t […]
Here is another pair of Doc Martens that have just joined our family. My older daughter picked up her first pair recently when we were in England – the birthplace of the brand. These are a great choice for a 16-year old girl, funky and fun – the perfect fashionable souvenir from the Covent Gardens […]
BabyCakes NYC is an award-winning , gluten-free and vegan bakery in New York. Proprietor Erin McKenna has been kind enough to share her secrets for delicious and health conscious baking in her first book, BabyCakes, that was published in 2009. The recipes are mostly gluten-free and sugar-free, but more importantly
Our house is filled with furniture that we have acquired over the years. Some are investment pieces that we hope will grow with us as we evolve in our current and future spaces, others are remnants from our condo renting days that we have not been able to replace,
The other day I unintentionally planned an amazing morning. I happened to take 2 yoga classes in a row, followed by a relaxing massage. Now that kind of thing NEVER happens in
We love homemade gifts. So it is no surprise that my home is peppered with crafted presents from my nieces. They often surprise me with little handmade keepsakes and mementos of various occasions. Here is one project I still have in my kitchen, five years later. My nieces drew their renditions of us settling into […]
Here’s another take on the layered necklace look we wrote about last week. These are 2 versatile necklaces that I wear frequently. Both have an extra jump ring about 2 inches from the end that allows me to vary the length. It’s amazing how
Jump on the Mad Men-inspired trend for retro cocktails with this great set of vintage highball glasses. These provide the perfect reason to get creative and expand the cocktail menu at your next party. They’ll make a gorgeous display if you have a
I’m always on the lookout for lunch inspirations and better lunch solutions. It’s hard enough to make a brown baglunch daily, and it sometimes seems impossible to change it up and make it yummy too. I love to make hearty salads
I saw a story in the Toronto Globe and Mail last Thursday about a group of designers, architects and builders dedicated to the concept of sustainability who are creating magnificent structures constructed entirely out of bamboo in Bali, Indonesia. These buildings include the Green School, founded in 2006 by Canadian John Hardy to provide a […]
I have a bit of a thing for gold. This probably comes from my Italian background, a culture where it is still common to receive gold jewelry for life’s significant occasions. Although I love my silver jewelry,
I love Rosemary. Actually I love all herbs and have been experimenting with many in the last few years now that I have a backyard, but we’ll leave that post to spring. I have a particular and intense love affair with Rosemary. It’s often overlooked because of its’ intense flavor,
The best part of our recent visit to Harrods was browsing through the new Boulangerie and Patisserie section in the Food Halls. This department only just opened in September, so our timing was