Heart Home Magazine - Shopping and Eating In Toronto

Back when I first started blogging in 2010 I met many fascinating people from around the world who were as obsessed with as interiors I was. We were all navigating the somewhat new world of blogging together and learning as we went. Not surprisingly, many of those friends have gone to very interesting careers in the world of design. Every now and then, an email will pop up in my mailbox saying, "Remember me..." and of course I do. A few months ago, I received such an email from Carole King a blogging friend from England. Carole runs a blog called Dear Designer's as well as the online magazine Heart Home. Carole was looking for a city review of Toronto for the September issue of Heart Home Magazine and I was happy to oblige.

Photos, Kristin Sjaarda

Photos, Kristin Sjaarda

Kristin Sjaarda (photographer) and I came up with a list of our favourite places and then she hit the road to photograph each one. We decided since Toronto is made up of many small neighbourhoods to concentrate on one stand-out spot in a few choice hoods. 

Coriander Girl, Hoi Bo, Tabule Restaurant and Type Books made our list. A small but sweet selection of some of the finest Toronto has to offer.

Heart Home Magazine publishes a different city review each month in the magazine. When I'm travelling I always find these kinds of reviews so much better than the ones you find in travel books or guides. Unfortunately it seems the hidden gems of a city never make it into those publications.

To read my quick review of Toronto head over to Heart Home

Do you have a go-to source for local travel reviews?