Just a quick note to wish you and your family a very Happy Easter!!
Below are some very pretty Easter centrepieces that I thought you might enjoy!!
Aren’t these centrepieces adorable? All pictures are from Better Homes and Garden. Instructions for creating these gorgeous centrepieces are also included on the website.
All the best……and remember there is no such thing as too much Candy!!
A couple of weeks ago I received an email from Kate Moore at Cityline asking me if I wanted to be an audience member for a ‘mystery’ show. Well of course I said Yes. One, I love a good mystery but most of all, I love the folks over at Cityline and have attended many show tapings in the past…like here.
The mystery was finally solved when we were told that the show was going to focus on Bloggers –a group of Decor, Beauty, Food and Mommy Bloggers! AND..the show officially aired today..so if you missed it, you’ll have to catch it online at Cityline’s website!
The Blogger guests included my decor BFF, Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault from Benjamin Moore, Eric Ehm – Founder, Yummy Mummy Club, Claire Tansey – Food Editor, Chatelaine, and Tracy Peart — Makeup Artist to the lovely Tracy Moore
I absolutely love the sofa from Barrymore Furniture – the tufting and gorgeous blue colour is so very glamorous!! And Leigh Ann’s DIY silhouette artwork is so adorable…I want to do this with my family at home!!
BTW: Thanks for the shout-out today Tracy…and yes, I absolutely loved that chandelier floor lamp!! (unfortunately I cannot find a picture of it…but it’s gorgeous!!)
My usual gang hanging out in the audience, Leigh Ann, Sarah, Christine, Meredith Heron, Ana, Vitania (her head is hidden) Vanessa and myself tweeting away about the show.
And the lovely Sarah Gunn is Cityline’s first Blogger of the month – check it out here! Congrats Sarah!
After the show, Cityline hosted their very first Tweet-Up at the very swanky and ultra glam Ritz Carlton
Just hanging at the Ritz: Me, Leigh Ann, Ana,Sarah, Kate, Jennifer Brouwer, a blogger’s names I forget (sorry.…tell me your name and I will revise this post) and Vanessa
Thanks Cityline for a great show and wonderful tweet-up….can’t wait for the next one!!!
1 – 3: Cityline Website
Decor by Christine Collages
Last Pic – http://www.cherishtoronto.blogspot.com/
Last Thursday night the party to be seen at was held on the second floor of the ultra glam Elte store. This party was all about Dabble Magazine, Kimberley Seldon and striking a fierce pose!!
So here’s a mini play-by-play of the evening’s events:
First, we had to get there!! Tamara from Wondermoms and I drove in together and fought the gridlock on the 401 expressway. Fortunately we made it to Elte in good time and even got a parking spot right in front of the main doors!! Score 1 for the killer high heels!! When we arrived the bar was still being set up with the absolutely to die for ‘’dabble-tinis” created by the very talented Cocktail Deeva!
Then I got my name tag identifying me as a Design Contributor for Dabble – exciting times!! Check out my “Dabble blue” nail polish!
Since the Media presentation wasn’t going to start until 6:30 the design contributors decided to kill some time by pretending to walk the Dabble catwalk and “strike a pose!”
Me and Lisa Canning another design contributor
By 6:30pm the room was starting to fill up with a mixture of media folk and avid Kimberley Seldon fans!! Then it was time for the media presentation to begin….and the guest of honour to take centre stage!!
Kimberley took the media crowd through the thought process of how Dabble Magazine came to be born and how the name Dabble was chosen (following is an excerpt from the Dabble website and very close to what she actually talked about)
“Dabble Dabble Dabble. Let’s face it. It’s just fun to say.
But that’s not exactly why we picked the title. It has more to do with Dabble’s subject matter, encompassing interior design, travel and food. Diverse topics that work in tandem to create Life Well Designed.
And that’s what Dabble is.
While I’m an interior designer by trade, travel is my muse. I learned early on that great design has roots that can be traced around the globe, speaking a universal language. The same is true of great food. How fortunate I’ve been to build a career that allows me to hone my skills working directly with clients, on television as a design expert, and as Decorating Editor of Style at Home magazine, all the while traveling the world for inspiration. You might say, I’ve Dabbled.
We want you to Dabble too.
Each bi-monthly issue of Dabble brings you inspiring design from around the world, immerses you in cities ripe for discovery, gives you a taste for far-flung cultures, and brings all of this together in an interactive magazine, so you can discover your own passion for travel, design and food.”
That’s the back of my head as I’m trying to get a good shot of Kimberley!
By 7pm, the throngs of Kimberley/Dabble fans had entered the building and the party was in full swing as we all rubbed shoulders with celebrity designers, bloggers and non-design folk! Ohhhh, and there was amazing food and wine to keep everyone ‘s tummy happy and full!
Maple Leaf Food supplied all the yummy food for the party!!
By 8pm the room was packed…you could barely move!! Just the way a good party should be!
There even was an area set aside where you could get your picture taken as if you were on the cover of Dabble – it was a popular spot…and where you could catch a lot of “posers” in action!
Now let me introduce you to some of the key members of the Dabble Team”:
Kimberley Seldon – the Queen of Dabble!! I have 5 words to describe this great lady: CLASSY, SUPPORTIVE, MENTORING, TALENTED and HUMBLE!! I’m so proud to call her my friend now.
Cheryl Horne, Managing Editor and her significant other, Jay Van Pelt
Victoria Drainville, Associate Editor. You can read all about the rest of the Dabble Team and contributors here
And of course, this blog posting wouldn’t be the same without my usual posse of Design Bloggers and all the outrageousness that follows us wherever we go!!
These are my dear besties from Oakville who came to show their support for Dabble and I: Cindy and Linda!!
Sharon Grech and I finally meeting in real life
Leigh Ann, Me, Tina Holmes and Dee Brun Gow AKA Cocktail Deeva!
Wendy Russell and Leigh Ann (again……lol)
Christine, Vanessa, and Vitania
Hanging out with my new blogger friend Pam Graham
Lisa Ferguson and I hanging out still at the end of the night.
Now let’s all strike a pose!!!
That’s Simon Burn, the Creative Director for Dabble in the orange top.
Work it ladies!!!!
Whew, I’m exhausted…..are you??? Now,if you hadn’t had a chance to check out Dabble Magazine live, then please click HERE!!
And don’t forget to go to page 32 and read my interview with Diane von Furstenberg!
Thanks for hanging out till the end….I know it was a very long post!!
If your home is craving some glamour, then contact me online or in person! I’d love to help!
P.S. For those that asked about my shoes…I bought them in San Francisco and they are from Velvet Angels.
Yup….that’s my foot!!!
Decor by Christine
Simon Burn for Dabble Magazine