Autumn. The nights are cooler, longer. Curling up with a cozy blanket and a cup of hot cider with a candle burning nearby is one of the best feelings. I love to fall asleep to the sound of rustling leaves and wake to crisp air creeping in through the window. In those early hours, I slip on a wool sweater and breathe in the woody, earthy scents as I take our dogs out for their morning walk. So quick we are to fall for the changing seasons. As the seasons change, it’s time to think about fragrances that provide a sense of warmth and comfort. Today I’m sharing my personal favourites with you, courtesy of Glade®.
Finding time to ‘stop and smell the roses’ may sound simple, but is often easier said than done. When we’re on the go, we rarely stop and enjoy life’s beautiful, everyday moments. But there is beauty to be found all around you if you are willing to slow down for a moment to look. Take time each day to enjoy the city you live in, the people you spend time with and the simple things that make you happy. While I, too, am always on the go, I try to cherish the little moments and little things. I’ve partnered with Prada to share the daily delights that bring beauty to my everyday and a smile to my face.
Toronto's Narae Kim and Elie Nehme first met in the painting room while studying architecture and design at Carleton University. Seven years later the newlyweds have created a unique line of all-natural facial masques that focus on cultural traditions in skincare. Artifact Skin Co. masques combine elements of aroma, memory, place and beauty traditions from across the globe.
On the edge of Burlington's historic Village Square is Son of a Peach, a modern mom and pop pizzeria serving handcrafted pizza made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Lit up above the main window is a neon heart and a pizza slice. It was love at first sight when I first discovered the pizzeria with its whimsical decor and artwork. And then love at first bite when I tried their pizza.
Gattina Swimwear recently opened a studio in the Empire Times at the corner of King Wiliam and Hughson. The building dates back to 1890 and formerly housed the Hamilton Times newspaper which lasted until 1920. King William has seen a transformation over the years, emerging as a cultural artery that connects to the James North arts community. Occupying a studio space on the second floor, designer Natasha Gatto has created a cozy workspace for Gattina Swimwear, taking advantage of the high ceilings and natural light.