the apartment

champagne, canapés and clothes

Once upon a time, about four weeks ago, I sat next to a stranger at dinner. Lucky me. Ryan was charming, interested and had a great idea. Friends were coming to Vancouver. I had a hike planned, ditto whale watching…

julie in wonderland

Magic does exist. I found it in the woods of Eigensinn Farms last Sunday when I was invited to Michael Stadtlander’s PineSpiel Project. I thought it was just lunch, albeit a 12-course lunch. It was so much more. Yes there…

lawren harris discovered

Every publication I’ve opened over the last two months seems to be writing about Lawren Harris. Now it’s my turn. The reason is simple…   the special exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario is amazing!  It took an American to…

“one shoe can change your life” – cinderella

1985, I was living in Paris and everyone was laughing at me. In true Working Girl style, I walked everywhere in my tretorn tennis shoes changing into proper shoes once I got where ever I was going. My French colleagues…

ooh la opera

There’s usually a reason a work is “rarely performed”. Usually it’s awful. And so it was with some reluctance I accepted Marshall Pynkoski and Jeanette Zingg’s invitation to attend their Opera Atelier’s Toronto premiere of 'rarely perfromed' Lucio Silla. Marc…

awesome amazing alo

I booked this table four months in advance. I could only get a reservation for 5:15. I had to leave my credit card number. I know the reviews were good. But seriously, could any restaurant be good enough for this…

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