My Belle deal

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Today was an exciting day for Mark and I. We struck a dream deal with one of our sales traders.  Well a dream for us at least.  Belle magazine that is published in Australia is by far our favourite home decor magazine.  The Great Canadian News Stand in our building is the only place we’ve seen this magazine in and every other month (Belle publishes 6 issues/year) we make it a point to peruse the new issue.  Perusing is all we can afford to do.  The retail price for this magazine is $13.95+tax.  That’s a little over my magazine budget so all I can do is visit it as often as possible at TGCNS.

The sales trader that we made the deal with has spent the last year completely gutting and renovating her new house in Rosedale and at least once a week she would come by our desk and flip through our home magazine collection.  We keep our old magazines at work.  She’s borrowed many of our mags and keeps wanting us to let her rip out the pages she wants but as a home magazine lover, it’s so hard to part with any page especially if it has something you like on it.  So today she asked us if we could make a deal with her.  She’d pay us $200 if she could rip out the pages she liked from our magazines.

Mark and I just looked at each other as if we had just seen someone get beat down with a bleeding eye or something.  It was like, “Oooohhh… that hurts!”.  But then Mark came up with a great idea to have her pay for 2 Belle subscriptions for a year!  All she said was, “Done. Order it online. I know my visa number by heart.”.

So today was a great day for us and we both can’t wait until we receive our very first issue.  I’ll be sure to let you know when I get it.

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Where can I find Jonathan Adler products in Toronto?

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If you’re a Jonathan Adler admirer like myself and you live in Toronto, you’ll be glad to know that you can purchase items from his collection right here in Toronto.  It would be a dream if one day they could open up a Jonathan Adler store in Toronto but for now, we can luckily check out his creative and original designs at the stores listed below.

Stay tuned for my yearly “Day of Design Window Shopping” where I will showcase store showrooms of furniture and decor stores in Toronto.

Hollace Cluny – 1070 Yonge St. – 416-968-7894

Mi Casa – 238 Carlton St. – 416-929-1913

Visitor Parking – 254 King St E. – 416-350-7275

Creative Avenues – 378 Fairlawn Ave. – 416-783-4111

AT Design Group – 5 MacPherson Ave. – 416-323-0323

Kol Kid – 674 King St W. – 416-681-0368

Sola Modern – 2656 Yonge St. – 416-485- 2228