Teatro Verde Room Service
Hazelton Lanes, 55 Avenue, 416-966-2227, www.teatroverde.com
From its quaint beginnings as a floral boutique in 1997, Teatro Verde, co-owned by decor guru Shawn Gibson - hello, CTV and ETalk Daily! - and floral designer Michael Pellegrino , has evolved into one of North America's most sought-after home decor destinations. Need proof? Martha Stewart beelined for the shop on one of her last trips to T.O. Located on the upper level of Hazelton Lanes in Yorkville, this expansive boutique has grown to include skin care, tableware and furniture - all on-trend and high-end, thanks to Gibson's trained eye - in addition to Pellegrino's floral couture installation. The team travels around the world four times a year looking for the best of the best, which keeps the store's contents fresh and in demand.
Gibson's Picks : Three-tiered cake stand, $125; assorted Nigella Lawson tableware, starting at $27.95; and Sugar Blossom Body Treatment by Fresh, $85.
Look For : A Bayview location opening in October, the addition of Kate Spade bed linens to the fall lineup and in-the-know trend predictions and decor advice from owners Gibson and Pellegrino.
Hours : Monday to Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Thursday 10 am to 7 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm. Note: during August, the shop will be closed Sundays.