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Christine Flynn

Christine Flynn

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MAMAN

MAMAN

An escape from the everyday…I had the pleasure of attending the opening of one of my new favourite bakery and café spots, Maman. The bakery is the second location for co-owners, Benjamin Sormonte, Elisa Marshall, Michelin star chef Armand Arnal, Laure de la Moussaye, and Othman Kacimi. They opened their first spot in New York, which I had the the joy to visit this past winter.A local textile designer who now resides in New York City, Candice Kaye, is responsible for the one of a kind wallpaper and vintage inspired to-go cups which are worth a visit in themselves. (Keep...

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Christine Flynn

EXPLORING ART & CULTURE AT THE GLADSTONE HOTEL

A few months ago, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto’s character-filled, arts-focused, historic accommodation, invited me to come be their guest for a weekend. Never one to turn down an opportunity to check out a design and cultural hub (plus a romantic night with my husband, sans kids), I happily accepted, and so we found ourselves standing in the eclectic lobby at Queen and Gladstone, checking in for our city “staycation.” The weekend didn’t disappoint. Saturday night we spent living out our own version of The Voice, watching brave souls belt out karaoke in the Melody Bar. It was purely a spectator sport...

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