Toronto Star & Metro holiday gift guides and decorating

I’ve written a few articles about holiday decorating and a gift guide that are being rolled out from the end of  November into December in the Toronto Star and Metro newspapers across Canada, and online. I love the holidays, so it was fun delving in to all the lookbooks and holiday lineups that retailers put together every year, crowd-sourcing gift recommendations, as well as interviewing a variety of sources for trends and tips. Here’s what’s been posted so far. Stay tuned for more! Read more »

Toronto Star: Fall décor and gardening articles

This fall, I’ve written several décor pieces for various special sections in the Toronto Star. The first two appeared September 3 in a section called Your New Home. Read more »

Spring Canadian Cycling articles

I wrote two big features for two of Canadian Cycling magazine’s spring issues.

The first article, written for the February/March issue, is called “I Know Just The Place.” It was is a roundup of international places to plan mountain biking or road cycling trips. Destinations include Scotland, Croatia, Hong Kong, Colombia, Italy, Norway, Morocco and Australia. Read more »

Toronto Star + Metro: Hot new plants for 2016, raised beds + DIY staging

I wrote a couple of pieces for the Restyle Your Home section that appeared in the Toronto Star Thursday, April 21. One was about the benefits of raised beds for small spaces and the other was a roundup of new plants that would be new to garden centres for 2016. These articles also appeared in Metro newspapers across Canada on May 5. Read more »

New articles in Canadian Cycling magazine

I’ve written a few articles lately for Canadian Cycling magazine. Two of them appear in the spring issues and another was written for the website. Read more »

Gift guides for the Toronto Star

For the 2014 holiday season, I wrote three gift guides for the Toronto Star. The first featured gifts made by Canadian artisans. It ended up in the paper in a special gift guide section. Read more »

Toronto Star: Where T.O. Shops special section

September 27, I wrote two articles that were featured on the front page of a special section called Where T.O. Shops. In the first piece, I interviewed landscape designer Michael Dimitriadis about how to extend the season outdoors by creating a cosy patio. For the second piece, I sourced home office items. Read more »

Toronto Star: Restyle Your Home paint package

I wrote all the articles for a recent content package about painting your home that appeared on the Toronto Star’s website. I interviewed various interior designers and decorators for their tips that appeared in the following articles: Read more »

Canadian Cycling profile: Return to Race Across America

This is my first article in Canadian Cycling magazine. For the June/July 2014 issue, I wrote a profile about ultra cyclist Peter Oyler and his third Race Across America. I’ve known Peter for a few years (my husband used to work with him at a triathlon store in Toronto) and I greatly admire his dedication to his sport and his extreme athleticism. Read more »

2014 paint colour trends for

Writing about paint colour trends seems to have become an annual tradition. I love discovering what’s new because it inspires me to want to refresh my own home. Read more »

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