WE ASKED OUR REGULARS
TO WEIGH IN ON THEIR
Wes Thurn: “Be simple, be honest, be stylish.
Just because something is in a drawer or behind
a door doesn’t mean it shouldn’t look great —
storage areas should be an extension of the room.”
A Vancouver stylist, Wes has always had a passion
for making rooms look better. He uses his talents to
create stunning spaces for Torre & Tagus and Martha
Sturdy, and also designs furniture. Wes worked his
magic for this issue’s “City Living” (page 62).
Laura Arsie: “I do not function well in a mess.
I totally relate to Monica on Friends. I find if
you always put things back in their proper place,
you’ll never have to do any major cleanups.”
After almost a decade in Italy studying languages,
Laura moved to Toronto and took up photography.
Twenty-four years later, her work appears in
magazines such as Cottage Life and More. For this
issue, Laura snapped “Outdoor Living” (page 72).
Mark Burstyn: “Ikea boxes hide everything!
If my work area has a clean, organized feel at
the start of each day, then things don’t seem as
overwhelming. My wife calls it ‘organized chaos.’”
A long-time shutterbug whose love affair with
photography started in his high-school camera club,
Mark, a native Torontonian, shoots for magazines
such as Canadian Living and Canadian Family. For
this issue, he shot “The Perfect Recipe” (page 122).
Text by Catherine MacIntosh/Photography by Chris Monahan (top)/Martin Goldie (centre)/Kerry Burstyn (bottom)