Whether you're married or single, straight or gay, by nature men are competitive. With this in mind, it's always a good idea to know what women want because after all, they make great allies, and we can truly benefit from another point of view. In my survey of more than 20 women in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, I was surprised to find that the focus was greater on manners, grooming and tailoring, than fashion and trends.
Boasting walloping great whiffs of mouse poop and fusty linen (the house had been run as a rental for years) we knew we'd have our work cut out to knock it in to shape. But nothing gets in the way of two Scotsmen on a mission of decorative beautification. D'you hear us? Nothing!
Oh, joy! Y'all have no idea how excited I am to be writing this post, especially given the pivotal role rapper and budding actress Nicki Minaj's image played in the inception of this blog.
We held our breath as our brand new wooden dock arrived across our glistening lake. When all pieces were in place, the installation team dived underwater to connect and anchor the whole shebang.
Sneakers have made their way out of the gym and into the world of high fashion. Ever since Karl Lagerfeld dressed his models in sneakers on the catwal...
I love Easter! Spring has finally sprung, with sweet smells in the air, and sweet treats for us to savor. Here are my latest favorite things.
If we whispered that Nescafe was our cottage 'wood stain' of choice, would you rush to put the kettle on? Confused? Well don't be. But coffee -- as wood stain? Bizarre as it sounds, it's not quite the unusual proposition you might initially think.
The Max Factor Building holds much more than the history of beauty that unfolded underneath its roof.
Spring is a time for evolution. As the sun comes out and the days get longer, I always feel inspired to try a new look. I spoke with Taylor Smits, Creative Director of Aveda Tonic South Granville in Vancouver and he shared some of the hottest looks for spring.
Throw out every single beauty product you have. Jill Kargman, the daughter of the former chairman of Chanel (BIG money, access to all of the best bea...
Forget expensive silk and satin and search instead for polyester mix weaves with the look and feel of their posher cousins. We lined basic man-made pale gold fabric with bargain basement heavy gauge cotton to give a bulky interlined effect. Made up by our seamstress, with pinch pleating and black bobble edging to add punch, they belie their inexpensive roots.
Noah actress, and the cover star of W's June/July 2013 issue, Emma Watson deserves recognition for her recent A-list efforts on the red carpet.
Colin and Justin reveal the ongoing saga of life at the lake, this week choosing to showcase the transformation of their log home's main bathroom...
If you've been watching Colin and Justin's Cabin Pressure you'll be familiar with our plan -- that being, to transform the worst cottage on a tiny lake into holiday home perfection. Here's how we achieved our decorative miracle...
While the bedroom transformation was successful and went (for the most part) without too many hitches, the same can't be said for the rest of the cottage transformation. Indeed as work progressed in other zones, project drama truly escalated. Little did we know what lay in store. Exacerbated by a tiny design budget -- and an even smaller team -- something had to give. Jeesh.
It seems that even fit actors, musicians, and starlets fall prey to the harsh lens of the tabloids and paparazzi.