Category: Holidays

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The Best Weekend Getaway Spots in Canada by Province

 Are you in dire need of a summer vacation? Why venture outside of Canada when there are so many beautiful spots within driving distance perfect for a weekend getaway. Whether you are looking for a quiet romantic escape with your significant other, a fun time with some friends, or a...

/ May 19, 2017
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What Word Do You Use For A Country Weekend Summer House?

A long weekend is the perfect time to get away to the cottage — if that’s what you call a “house in the country where people go on summer weekends.” When Charles Boberg from McGill University conducted a nationwide study from 1999-2005 asking 1,800 Canadians to list the term they...

/ May 15, 2017

New Year, New Home – Resolutions for 2017

Every new year starts the same, we wake up on January 1st and make ambitious resolutions and promise we’ll actually stick to them this year (not like last year!). This year instead of making personal goals, like going to the gym 5 days a week and feeling bad when you...

/ January 2, 2017

Tis The Season To Get The Fireplace You Want And Need

As we descend into the short days of winter, thoughts turn to creating cozy spaces in the home. The Danish call it Hygge. Hygge cannot be translated as a word, rather it is a feeling. It’s the feeling you get when you spend a winter evening at a friends place, laughing, eating,...

/ November 14, 2016

How To: Create a Cozy Home with Lighting

This past Sunday we saw the clocks go back an hour for Daylight Savings. While this means we all (hopefully) get an extra hour of sleep, we also lose an important hour of sunlight every day. With the days getting shorter, darker and colder, now is the perfect time to...

/ November 6, 2016

HomeStars Halloween Party 2016

This past Friday our Toronto office employees got together for the 2nd annual Freaky Friday Halloween party, put on by the Fun Committee. They went all out and collaborated on decorations made by a local Toronto artist. We thought others might like to see what the HomeStars crew got up...

/ October 31, 2016

Thanksgiving with HomeStars

Thanksgiving comes once a year, but like all holidays, more preparation than you think is often involved. Whether you’re the one cooking an enormous dinner or eating the enormous dinner, or maybe you’re the one doing everything, there’s more than just pumpkin pie and stuffing to consider. Clean up –...

/ October 3, 2016