joys OF HOME
After a whirlwind summer of travelling, it’s a welcome relief to revel in the cozy comforts of my home. With the onset of fall, I’m looking forward to cooking in my own kitchen, sleeping in my own bed and even hosting a few get-togethers.
This issue celebrates the joys of hibernating, starting with our Style News column ( page 17) and its selection of products highlighting the beauty and warmth of fall decorating, and wrapping up with the recipes and wine pairings showcased in “Vino Vinho Vin” ( page 92) – perfect for a date night chez vous. The interiors featured throughout these pages also boast the wonders of staying in. Check out “Trend Forecasting” ( page 34), in which interior designer Cynthia Soda demonstrates how she cooked up a trendy kitchen with staying power for her parents, who love to entertain. And in “Finely Tuned” ( page 42), homeowner Megan Bonnell and her husband, Evan, live for the laid-back vibe of their Toronto home: “Whether we’re entertaining or it’s just the two of us...it’s such a cozy place to hang out.”
In our feature homes section, we tour four dreamy familyfriendly abodes in which we’d like to spend all of our time: designer and TV personality Jillian Harris’s beyond-stunning French Country-style house in Kelowna, B.C. ( page 62), a 1929 Toronto home updated with a sophisticated contemporary feel ( page 72), a picture-perfect weekend home in the Quebec countryside (page 78) and a super stylish yet casual new build in Calgary (page 85).
Since the best part of staying in (in my humble opinion) is kicking up your feet and reading this magazine cover to cover, I’ll let you get to it.