Originally posted on the W Network What’s one thing Love It or List It‘s Hilary Farr hasn’t done but wants to? Go skydiving, she says. Her favourite dish? Silky yogurt with berries, nuts and honey. Delicious! These and 17 other revealing questions and answers from one of our favourite interior designers! 1) My name is Hilary, but my friends and family call me: My son calls me MM. Mighty Mumster. 2) What is your favorite childhood memory?  Being spoiled rotten while staying with my grandparents. 3) I cringe whenever I think about this embarrassing moment: Too many to single one…

I love fashion and I love interior design. There are times when the two worlds collide but more often than not, they go side by side in tandem. What influences each is a mystery, but I believe sometimes there is a perfect storm where we look back to archives searching for inspiration that will resonate with the mood out there today by echoing a past that lies hidden in our subconscious. The perfect example is Harris Tweed, which is back in a big way. It has crossed all lines of design. I grew up in England. My school coat was…

Students, school’s back from summer, and the time has come to sit inc lassrooms across the country and learn things that will matter in your life and so much that will be totally irrelevant. It’s not easy being a student today. The pressure is on to succeed. You need some relief — try Learning-For-The-Sake-Of-It which can discovered and nurtured by…books! I was a rebellious student, called up in assembly almost every week for some misdemeanour, lots of time on the Headmistress’s office for what must have been, in retrospect, annoying behaviour. What saved me from total academic failure and overwhelming…

It’s been a couple of weeks since Valentine’s Day. The chocolates are all on clearance, flower shops are counting their profits and in most cases the sweet nothings and romantic gestures have become all but non-existent. To add to that, this Polar Vortex has come and gone and recently, back again with a healthy stronghold that have many lovers trapped indoors. Before cabin fever sets in, and all the Valentine’s Day effort you put in place to re-kindle the romance in your relationship fizzles, couples often need to find ways to keep the passion alive and the love boat sailing…

Many families are planning summer vacations and in Canada, camping is a very popular way to spend those long summer nights! My camping experiences have been miserable. Beginning with my mother sending us off for summer camping with Forest School Camps. I swear the tents were WW1 army surplus. Heavy, leaky, canvas. English summer being what they are, I endured squelchy, wet, cold, miserable weeks under the canvas. The food was horrible. I have memories of porridge for breakfast that had a consistency of mortar. We should have built a house rather than try to eat it! In spite of…