“The home should be the treasure chest of living.” - Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris
Home. It’s the end and start of your day, it’s where you keep your most prized possessions, you build a life in your home and have a strong bond with it.
When it comes to creating a space for a home in Toronto, a lot of people have different definitions of what that is. Homes developed in Toronto are becoming more vertical and residents are sacrificing their location to have more space.
A home should give you all the treasures of living: amenities, location, character and a neighbourhood to grow in. The Perry Condominiums by Mansouri Living aims to bring all those treasures home to you.
Standing 11-floors high, The Perry’s mission to it’s customers, and potential buyers, is to bring to Toronto a ‘Luxury as Standard’ lifestyle. But how does a development …
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Here is our interview with Rose Barroso, Owner and Project Manager of Barroso Homes, a custom home building company that is passionate about building beautiful and functional, custom homes.
Can you tell me a bit more about your Barroso Custom Homes concept and tell us about yourself Rose.
RB: Barroso Homes, is a custom home builder with a mandate: To build with integrity and quality.
For Barroso Homes, it’s all about building a respectful name while enjoying building superior quality homes.
“I love to say that we don’t build houses, will build homes.”
Barroso Homes is very dedicated to building the best quality possible, timeless beauty in architecture, and exclusive homes technology wise.
We build with close attention to detail, with care and honesty.
So, who is Rose Barroso?
RB: Very complex person I suppose.
I am a mother to 2 of the most wonderful children, a girl 7 and …
Montblanc is a renowned German manufacturer known for their luxury crafted writing instruments, watches, jewelry and leather goods. The internationally recognized trademark – identified by a six pointed star with rounded edges -represents the largest peak in the Alps from above.
Any Montblanc piece holds a prestige seldom attainable and desired by most but what brings an even greater importance and exclusivity are their limited edition collections. Among the greatest is the Patron of the Art Series of fountain pens.
This tribute and celebration of historical art leaders not only conveys historical significance but also as works of art. The release of the yearly collections is also concurring with the annual Montblanc de la Culture Art Patronage Awards, a celebration to honor the dedication of modern-day participants of the arts.
This years 2013 edition pays tribute to Ludovico Sforza, whom was crowned Duke …
A name that comes synonymous with luxury is the legendary Italian born Salvatore Ferragamo. Born into a family of 14, a young Salvatore discovered his passion for shoes at the tender age of nine, eventually making his way to Naples to study the craft of shoemaking. After a year of studies he returned home to open a tiny shop in his parent’s home. He ended up immigrating to Boston a few years later, where one of his brothers was working in a cowboy boot factory. This was when Salvatore would convince his brothers to move to California, where he opened up a shop for repair and made to measure shoes. Shortly after opening, major celebrities began taking notice and the rest is history.
His creative visions and scientific approach to shoes spawned major fashion innovations such as the wedge and cage …
Jewellery designer David Yurman and wife Sybil have certainly come a long way from their bohemian routes but have definitely managed to keep their heritage strong. With items like the iconic cable bracelet and the buckle collection, it’s no wonder why David Yurman products are in such high demand!
The new Yorkdale store will be the brands first stand-alone Canadian location and will offer the full line of David Yurman products. This will include his classic collection of male watches, an idea that was sprouted from collaboration with his son Evan. The collection is composed of a Chronograph, a Moon Phase option and Three Hand features. Each option includes signature ‘cable design’ detailing on the outside of the watch case – exemplary of the detail that the brand is known so well for.
Especially of note, their delicious fragrances, classically shaped sunglasses …
With such a highly anticipated movie based on such a classic in the works, it’s extremely difficult to capture the full visual spectacle of a movie like The Great Gatsby without looking at the clothes in close detail.
Catherine Martin worked with Brooks Brothers to bring these visions of beautiful suits, tuxedos, dresses and more to life in the iconic movie. GQ reported that Martin created hundreds of looks and outfits for not only the star of the movie, Leo DiCaprio, but for the supporting actors and every other male extra in the film. Quite extraordinary to go into that much detail for a film.
Watch the video below to learn more about the fashion showcased in The Great Gatsby:
Most of the Canadian market might be unfamiliar with White House | Black Market and that’s because it is an American born brand and was until now, unavailable to the rest of the world. Standing at 351 boutique and 24 outlet stores throughout the US, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, the brand has certainly made it’s entrance into the market since its opening in 1985.
Starting out originally as The White House, a tiny women’s boutique offering only white and ivory apparel and accessories in Maryland and deciding to continue with the monochromatic theme, the owners decided to open up Black Market and combine the two.
The brand has now branched out to include all coloured offerings and great on trend basics with simple silhouettes to ensure complimentary figures to all wearers. The brands aesthetic is similar to the practicality of Old …
Mostly known to us Canadians through his celebrity mentor role on NBC’s Fashion Star and segmented product offerings through Holt Renfrew, John Varvatos is about to make his first full collection debut in the Canadian market.
The Greek American contemporary menswear designer launched his first line in 2000 after heading out a long menswear design career at Polo Ralph Lauren, even leaving his mark on the beginnings of the Polo Jeans Company. Since then he has been not only the recipient of multiple CFDA awards but was also named GQs designer of the year in 2007.
And although there being a strong American lifestyle associated to the brand, the company expressed that even though they are only beginning to fully feel out the Canadian market, they hope there will be a strong connection achieved through …
British born brand, AllSaints Spitafields is no stranger to the fashion industry. The company originally started out in the wholesale industry, although, their beginnings are hardly humble, selling to the likes of Harvey Nichols and Harrods. The brands urban centric aesthetic is what has built them such a devoted following and provided them with consistent growth.
Currently standing at 66 stand-alone stores in the UK, US and Europe, this will mark the brands first location in Canada. The new store stands at around 40 feet tall and makes quite a statement amongst some tough competition in Yorkdale.
It’s hard to miss the store, with a towering wall of original antique sewing machines covering the shopfront and an interior that sports a unique warehouse vibe. The stores decor follows a consistent motif alongside other flagship locations, …