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As we enter the midst of fall (aka. pumpkin spice season, aka. wearing-a-sweater-in-the-morning-and-regretting-it-by-mid-day season), we’re a long way away from the carefree days of summer. Kids have experienced the back-to-school rush that commercials have been promising since mid-July, and we working adults have our heads down and our office heaters cranked. As someone who has… Read more »

Outstanding Outdoor Spaces

As the weather continues to improve (well, for the most part) we as a Canadian people are starting to spend a lot more time outside – or, at least, a lot more time outside in the sun. We are now officially in the season of BBQs, pool parties, and outdoor dinner parties (and for me,… Read more »

Wine rooms

Whether you have a vast, well-preserved alcohol collection or just a small cabinet full of Family Wedding Wines (guilty), it’s always a good idea to start thinking about the liquor in your house (especially during the work week). Alcohol needs to be stored in a safe place that has the right temperature, storage configuration, and level of… Read more »

Millwork and Mistletoe

   In the words of that majorly depressing John Lennon song, “and so this is Christmas.” After months of online shopping and offline shopping and subtle hinting and grocery shopping and intensive cleaning and juggling schedules and keeping your new puppy from attacking your decorations (no? just me?), it’s finally (almost) here! While I can’t… Read more »

The Kitchen Triangle

In this blog entry we’re going back to the basics. While the word “triangle” might conjure any number of images — the pyramids, the Bermuda Triangle, The Toblerone Controversy, a slice or three of Fresh Slice’s Butter Chicken Feast pizza (no? just me?) — here I’m using it to refer to a handy and economical system of… Read more »