Posts Tagged ‘Best Of’

  • TMN Does Yorkville Top Salon: The Private World of Mary Tripi

    on Jan 4, 13 • in Best, Downtown, For You, For You, Neighbourhoods • with Comments Off

    MT salon chairs

    It’s the beginning of January and as we start a new year now is the perfect time to incorporate personal pampering into your regular routine. Many moms fantasize about getting in a little ‘me time’ or a little more ‘me time’ but the truth is it’s not as tough as you think, confidently believing you deserve it is a great first step. We recommend letting your partner or support team know that this year you may need a little help making time for yourself and we promise you won’t regret it. Toronto Mom Now recently

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  • 5 Best Brunch Spots in East End Toronto

    on Feb 17, 12 • in Danforth, Leslieville, Restaurants and Cafes • with 6 Comments

    Lady Marmalade Brunch Toronto

    Who doesn’t love a great brunch? Here’s my take on the top 5 Toronto Brunch spots in the East End. Three’s Company www.threes-company.com 673 Danforth Avenue, Toronto,  416-406-3233 Three’s Company is a small and pleasant restaurant that is hugely popular with locals in the Pape and Danforth neighbourhood. The weekend and holiday brunch menu includes more than just the regular suspects. For something a little different, try the Southwestern Eggs — eggs poached in salsa, avocado, cilantro and green olives, served with tortilla chips. Or how about poutine for breakfast? Three’s Company serves up a hearty

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  • Best Toronto Portrait Photographers: Shannon Echlin

    on Feb 13, 12 • in Best • with 1 Comment

    Photographer in Toronto, Shannon Echlin, baby portrait

    Shannon Echlin’s photography of children and babies uses depth and “naturalness,” darkness and light. Her work has been published in Toronto Life, The Eye, The National Post and the Globe and Mail. She is also a regular blogger for the Huffington Post. What inspired you to become a photographer? As a kid I used to take lots of pictures; my dad’s camera was always my favourite toy. When I hit high school I just kept going with it. Yearbook club lead to summer jobs at local newspapers which lead to Sheridan College for Applied Photography,

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  • Best Toronto Portrait Photographers: Lucy Literna

    on Jan 25, 12 • in Best • with Comments Off

    Photographer in Toronto, Lucy Literna family portrait

    Lucy Literna Photography specializes in portraiture. Lucy’s studio is based in downtown Toronto providing convenient access for client all around the GTA. What inspired you to become a photographer? I’ve been interested in photography ever since I discovered a film camera, and haven’t stopped taking pictures since then. My great-grandfather was one of the first photographers in our area, so I think it runs in the family. How would you characterize your style? My style is a mix of high-end magazine-type photography applied to fine portraiture with a European touch. Who are your clients and

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  • Best Toronto Portrait Photographers: Petra King

    on Jan 23, 12 • in Best • with Comments Off

    Photographer in Toronto, Petra King, baby portrait

    Petra King specializes in newborns, maternity and family portraiture. Her studio is located in Ajax and serves the Toronto and Durham Region. What inspired you to become a photographer? My Dad initially was the one to get me hooked. Dad used to be a wedding photographer when I was a kid. He’s now running his own business but still does photography as a hobby. The arrival of my own children also had a HUGE part in me wanting to learn more. How would you characterize your style? Newborn portraiture I hold dear to my heart

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  • Best Toronto Portrait Photographers: Brian Tao

    on Jan 20, 12 • in Best • with 1 Comment

    Photographer in Toronto, Brian Tao, family portrait

    Brian Tao owns and operates Luxography, located in downtown Toronto. He specializes in lifestyle photography, covering the complete cycle from weddings to maternity to infants to families. He also dedicates his time and expertise to the education and development of other photographers, amateur and professional alike. What inspired you to become a photographer? Photography has been in my blood ever since I picked up my father’s Minolta as a child growing up in Ottawa. The real bite came with the advent of digital cameras. In 2005 I gave up a 17-year career in IT to

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  • Best Toronto Portrait Photographers: Jennifer Pearson

    on Jan 18, 12 • in Best • with Comments Off

    Photographer in Toronto, Jennifer Pearson, baby portrait

    Jennifer Pearson lives in Toronto, Ontario and wakes up each and every day feeling incredibly fortunate to have found her passion in her work as a fine art children’s photographer. Her true strength lies in being able to create beautiful, compelling, and evocative images, which convey a sense of whimsy, adventure, and nostalgia. What inspired you to become a photographer? Quite simply my love of taking pictures, coupled with the arrival of my own kids. How would you characterize your style? Evocative. Whimsical. Timeless. Who are your clients and what should they expect? My clients

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  • Best Toronto Portrait Photographers: Carl Reid and Nicole Griffith

    on Jan 16, 12 • in Best • with 1 Comment

    Photographer in Toronto, Carl Reid, portrait

    1000 Words Photography is a husband and wife photography team that offers images with the power to evoke. They capture images through candid story-telling imagery or classic fashion style portraits from secret engagement proposals, engagement and weddings ceremonies to maternity and family photo sessions. What inspired you to become a photographer? We have always been inspired by the impact of images that outline a precious moment in time. We still covet the idea of looking through our family and wedding photo albums to relive those moments often. Naturally, our passion grew as we captured images

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  • Best Toronto Portrait Photographers: Mary Clarke

    on Jan 2, 12 • in Best • with 1 Comment

    Photographer in Toronto, Mary Clarke, children portrait

    Lemon Fresh Designs Photography specializes in modern, stylish family and lifestyle photography in Toronto and Muskoka. Mary Clarke is the photographer behind Lemon Fresh Designs. She is known for her creative use of natural light and capturing photographs to create the stylish and clean imagery she is known for. Many of her clients reside in the Toronto area or at their family cottage in Muskoka. What inspired you to become a photographer? I fell in love with photography when planning my wedding own wedding in 2008. I know how important it was to capture the

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  • Best Toronto Portrait Photographers: Robert Rafton

    on Dec 14, 11 • in Best • with Comments Off

    Photographer in Toronto, Robert Rafton, boy portrait

    Robert Rafton is a commercial photographer in Toronto who shoots custom portraits, editorial work and live performance. Born in Toronto, he has also lived in Montreal and Los Angeles. What inspired you to become a photographer? I used to work in the production end of the motion picture industry and spent a lot of time on movie sets. Watching so many cinematographers doing their thing inspired me to pick up a camera myself, something I hadn’t done since I was a kid. Once I started again I was hooked. How would you characterize your style

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