Issue 21 – DecJan’15

It’s Christmas Time

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The holidays are all about spending time with friends and family, cozying up around the Christmas tree, making plans and sharing laughs. At the centre of it all stands the tree. We’ve created three fun ways to spruce up your spruce (or pine or balsam) for this season and here’s one look.

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For a nostalgic look at Christmas past and present we’ve trimmed the branches with strands of pearl garland and hung sterling silver pocket watches from sturdy ribbons. Clock hands hang like icicles, adding sparkle and refection beside white string lights.

 

Read the entire article ‘Take 3 – Christmas Time’ in Issue 11 of Dabble

Frosted Flakes DIY

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Snowflakes, gemstones and ribbon enhance a gift as well as the look of your Christmas tree. DIY Guy Nicholas Rosaci dazzles us with inexpensive dollar store finds.


Read the entire article ‘DIY Guy – Frosted Flakes’ in Issue 11 of Dabble

Kimberley’s Holiday Gift Guide for Travellers

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Kimberley shares her top 5 holiday gifts for travellers on CityLine.ca.

1. Slippers from Bucky: ‘They are plush interiors, they are ballet style, they come with their own little bag, and as soon as the plane is settled and I’ve got my seatbelt on, I’m taking my shoes off and I’m putting on my Bucky’s,’ says Kimberley. ‘They’re also great for hotel rooms, too, because you don’t want to run around in your bare feet in a hotel room!’

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2. Sunscreen from Sun Bum: If you’re travelling only with carry-on luggage, how do you pack your sunscreen? ‘I found some wonderful travel-sized sunscreens from Sun Bum,’ says Kimberley. ‘You’d expect a company that comes from Cocoa Beach, Florida to know something about sun products!’
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3. SuitSuit hard case luggage: ‘One of my frustrations when I’m travelling is when you’re waiting for your bag to come off the belt and your black bag looks like everybody’s black bag! So I looked for suitcases that are really identifiable, like the ones from SuitSuit. They’re hard cases, high-impact graphics, and they’re really, really a lot of fun,’ enthuses Kimberley.
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4. Powermonkey portable charger: ‘Another dilemma that hits us when we’re travelling is how do you charge your iPod, your iPad, all the things that you want to travel with you,’ explains Kimberley. ‘So there’s a wonderful portable power charger called Powermonkey which you can pre-charge and use that to power up all your electronics and it’s a really great thing to have with you when you’re on the road.’
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5. Designer Bags on Wheels: ‘This is a wonderfully practical laptop bag that looks very stylish that has a pull-up handle so you can wheel it as a carry-on. It’s chic enough to take with you to the next home show or any kind of a weekend trip, as well,’ says Kimberley.To read more Holiday Gift Guides from the experts on CityLine, visit CityLine.ca.
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Quebec City Gallery

Colour Story

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Interior designer, popular television personality and colour-trend expert Jane Lockhart shares her favourite colour combination of the season.

Go modern and forgo hanging ornaments and garland on a tree. Instead, place purple and metallic Christmas balls in a crystal bowl for sparkle, or lay silver garland around a lamp base to add texture to the room.

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Adding Christmas Accents

Originally aired on Cityline.ca on December 11, 2012.

Welcome to Ottawa

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In Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, politics play a leading role. The parliament buildings take centre stage downtown while the Prime Minister and Governor Generals’ residences face off on Sussex Drive. For a small city, architecture makes a big statement and yet, it’s the capital’s natural setting that leaves a lasting impression on visitors.

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With four season offerings for the outdoor enthusiast Ottawa is a year-round destination. But none can deny the magical charms of winter in the capital. Christmas lights emblazen the downtown core as temperatures drop, turning the lively Rideau Canal into the world’s longest outdoor skating rink.

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A Turquoise Wonderland

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Dabble digs KORHANI Home’s area rugs and tree sets for the holiday season. A the full-skirted white-flocked 7-foot tree creates a winter wonderland with its glittery silver and blue palette.

KORHANI Home Christmas Tree Set – Turquoise Wonderland
Tree Set: $350*
*Set includes pre-lit tree, decorations, tree skirt and free shipping.
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63’ x 89’ Rug: $70 (plus free shipping)The Christmas tree sets come in three themes, including Turquoise Wonderland, Avantgarde Craft and Opulence.
Visit KORHANI home for more information or to purchase a Christmas tree set: www.korhani.com

Seasons Christmas Show

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The Seasons Christmas Show returns to celebrate its eighth year of making spirits bright! Playing host to more than 200 exhibitors featuring everything for holiday decorating, entertaining and gifting, visitors will enjoy this truly unique Christmas shopping experience.

There is a long list of impressive Interior Design celebrities including Kimberley Seldon, CityLine expert, who will treat visitors to ‘Christmas by Design’ while Kate Seaver of Kate’s Garden, Christmas Decor Specialist, shares her tips on how to make your home holiday ready.

The Seasons Christmas Show is dedicated to extending the comforting feeling of Christmas through their annual Holiday Wishes Party in support of The Peel Children’s Aid Foundation on Friday, November 16th.

Whether it is a shopping day out with the girls or a strict attempt to finish shopping for everyone on your list, the Seasons Christmas Show is a magical event not to be missed.

Interior Decorating Show

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Meet designers, see the latest interior decorating products, attend informative seminars and get inspired for the holiday season. The International Home Show is taking place November 1-4 and you don’t want to miss it!

When: November 1-4, 2013
Where: 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON
Venue: International Centre, Hall 1
Cost: $15

Free parking!

Featured image: Come see the Kimberley Seldon Design Group model room in Hall 1.

For more information, visit: International Home Show – Interior Decorating Show