Café/Drinks: A stroll through Walkerville isn’t complete without a pause at the local indie favourite, Anchor Coffee House. This buzzing café features homemade baked goods, lunch fare, and coffee made with exclusively Canadian roasted beans. As the weather warms up, their cold brew and other iced drinks hit the menu—perfect to grab on the fly or for relaxed enjoyment at one of their outdoor tables.



Dining: It’s official: the garage doors are finally open for spring at Erie Street’s Tiki Sushi. Their breezy cantina offers up a twist on traditional sushi with Spanish and South American–influenced dishes that are a true celebration of all things seafood. Daily, their raw bar serves up delicacies such as torched tuna tetaki, and fresh P.E.I. oysters for two bucks a shuck. Open Monday to Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.



Style: This season is all about effortless, ‘cool girl’ waves that aren’t straight but not quite curly; not overly styled but not messy either. To get the look, use R+Co’s line of rule-bending, luxury products to add texture and subdued volume. Keep the roots quite a few shades darker and blend into a natural-looking, dirty blonde. (Available exclusively at downtown’s Voce Hair Lounge.)



Interior: Say farewell to the pastel palettes of last year and be prepared to see a trend toward inky blues. Bolder colours bring an artistic quality to an interior, especially when paired with eye-catching, gold accessories. Using indigo blue as an accent wall paired with a retro-inspired light fixture, local artist Megan Cornwall and her husband have managed to use their record collection as a fantastic feature of their home.


By: Deidre Ritsche - www.bordercityliving.com | Photography: Karitas Photography