Home Safe Home: Welcome to the Era of Designing for Well-Being

As we all spend more time in our homes than ever before, here’s how architects and designers are making our houses more suitable for our new ways of living. This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. In the first decades of the 20th century, an unfussy, almost austere aesthetic…
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Colour Theory: The Mood-Lifting Design Approach to Try This Year

Draw inspiration from Pantone’s 2021 Colours of the Year and, along with insight from top design experts, create a bright, uplifting space within your home. This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. Twice a year, in a secret meeting, the Pantone Colour Institute hosts representatives from various nations’ colour…
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Holiday Spirit: 7 Festive Cocktails from the World’s Top Mixologists

Find fresh new ways to toast the season, with notable recipes from leading brands and hotels around the globe. This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. It may be a side effect of the holidays, or simply the winter chill, but every day running up to New Year’s Eve…
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Merry and Bright: The 7 Best Wines for the Holidays

No holiday feast is complete without the right wine, so we’ve rounded up sommeliers’ top recommendations—plus what to pair them with for every celebration this season This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. Whether you’re celebrating virtually or in-person with a smaller, more intimate gathering this year, your holiday…
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Right at Home: 4 Expert Tips for Setting Up a Homeschool Space

Working and schooling from home have shown us that our spaces should not only look great, but need to function well too—three design experts advise on getting that balance right. This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. Home renovations have increased by 50 percent since 2010, according to a…
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Mindful Food: How to Go Foraging for Plants in Your Backyard

Foraging can form a key part of eating mindfully, say these experts—here’s how to begin at home and the foods to look for this fall This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. The current health crisis has placed a renewed focus on nutritional well-being and where our food comes…
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Pumpkin Patches in Stratford – Kitchener – Guelph

Fall commencing means it is time to enjoy pumpkin flavours, delicious homemade pies, freshly baked farm goods, tractor rides and taking trips to celebrate the change of seasons. There are several pumpkin patches near Stratford, Kitchener and Guelph where you can enjoy delicious local favours with fresh coffee and go on a hay ride, push…
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Beautiful Autumn Landscapes Across Canada

Many people believe that Fall is the most beautiful time of the year. In Canada, our vast landscape provides us with some of the most picturesque Autumns of anywhere in the world. Our natural scenery is heightened by the fire-hued shades of the changing greenery from one end of the country to the other. We…
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Building Health: The Link Between Architecture and Well-Being

Architecture has been shaped by health crises throughout history, here’s how experts believe that building designs may adapt as we learn from this one. This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. Ask architectural historian Mohammad Gharipour what he believes to be one of the biggest influences on architecture throughout…
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Hiking Trails Near Kitchener-Waterloo

The Tri-Cities of Kitchener, Waterloo, & Cambridge are home to so many beautiful trails that are enjoyed by not only walkers and hikers, but also mountain bikers, cross-country skiers, and other hobbyists. Whether you are searching for a long scenic hike in the country side or a leisurely stroll around the inner city, the vast…
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