Publishing is a pressure-cooker world, especially when you helm a fleet of home design magazines¬ – including Montreal Home – and are readying the launch of a sister publication for the South Florida region. For Movato Home publisher Leah Lipkowitz, the newly renovated kitchen in her West Island home provides a haven, a place to decompress and enjoy life.
Arlene Dickinson has spent much of her career helping budding entrepreneurs achieve their lofty goals. It’s somehow fitting, then, that the sole “Dragon Lady” on CBC television’s Dragons’ Den should live in one of Toronto’s loftiest loft buildings, a six-storey refurbished warehouse in the Fashion District.
Few homeowners know more about houses than Sandra Rinomato. The diminutive powerhouse runs her own boutique-style real estate brokerage; she’s also familiar to HGTV viewers as the host of Property Virgins and Buy Herself, in which she helps novices negotiate the tricky business of acquiring a house.