I am sponsoring my good friend and Ottawa artist Marc Adornato's upcoming art show at the Diefenbunker Museum. Vernissage Opening is April 5th from 7-9pm. Hope to see you there and if you can't make it that night please stop by during it's run April 5 to July 15th. #supportlocal

After the opening, I'll be giving away 2 signed copies of his art book for his Ruined Landscape Series. Stay tuned!!

The clocks have sprung forward, the days are getting longer, and while there’s still some snow on the ground, Spring has officially arrived! Spring cleaning can seem like a daunting task, but with a little planning you can get your home ready in good time so that when the nice weather arrives once and for all, you’ll be free to enjoy that bike ride or first patio of the season, guilt-free!

I just finished the process of selling my car privately and going through the purchase of a new-to-me vehicle. It brought up many thoughts, both about my own buying style along with how there are similarities with the home buying/selling process.

Interesting article on changing Armstrong St in Hintonburg into a safer bike and pedestrian friendly street.

Armstrong Street Utopia Link

Well worth a read and always an important consideration when deciding on future locations in the  city.

I'm here to help.  What can I do for you?

So you've decided to change neighborhoods or move to a bigger house for the growing family.
Here's a few things to think about:

So where do we turn to for design ideas?

Websites, magazines, HGTV, boutique stores, friends (or enemies) homes, vacation spots, mustard splattered on a wall (thank you tv ad) or that very vivid dream you had after eating the pulled pork sandwich from "Trailer Pork Boys" too close to bed time and you've decided to create a southwestern themed room...all of these things can give you design/decorating ideas.  How to sort through what is good and what should be forgotten?  Here's one of my favourites....oh and do try the pulled pork, it is delicious, but maybe walk around the block before going horizontal.

Searching for a new place to call home?  Who's living next door?

With the temperatures recently feeling closer to Nunavut than Naples there's a common problem rearing it's ugly head...

I did a 3 week vacation in Colombia over the Christmas/New Years break a few years ago.  Amazing country.  Highly recommend going.

Just in case you were beginning to think all homes were straight out of a magazine...

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