Outdoors are the new indoors

2021 TREND SPOTTER đź’« LIFESTYLE Biggest lifestyle trend for 2021 will be getting out and styling it like there is no tomorrow. When out of hibernation and back into the greens, spring will bring with it the much-awaited access to the great outdoors. Lawn chairs and fishing rods may do the trick for some, but for…

Retrospective 2020: A look the top 12 stories that made my year

📽📌There is no countdown to the new year if you don’t tally up the old year!âś“ There is incredible satisfaction in gratitude, especially the kind of gratitude one feels for things well done. It is not a polished gem that sparkles in your face, that you see at every turn or carry proudly in your…

Al Fresco Modern Table Decor

Aaaa-almost smelling the summer…a day here, a day there, some would say you feel it in your bones, the non-gradual, rather chaotic back and forth seasonal change that is so typical in Ontario: one day sleeveless, one day parka. The teaser of summer days makes you think of .. Funky placemats The round mats from…

Al Fresco Accessories

Spring warm weather always comes with joy, sun and the want for outdoor entertainment. Fun and colorful accessories for the backyard or a picnic in the park add a happy touch to any meal. Here are four must haves: the aqua napkin holder by Guzzini Blown jug by same Oil and Vinegar cruet set by…

European Outdoor Living

Bigger is not always better.  Think Scale and Proportion of your outdoor space in relationship to the number of people and type of activities that will occupy it. Matching everything is so 18th century.   Mixed styles give you a continental look; old architecture and landscapes are often paired with ultra-modern furnishings for a lived-in, refined…