even reluctant holds who roam into Hopson Grace will discover themselves planning elaborate dinner celebrations as well as intimate brunches just so they can gown their tables with delicate stemware from Japan as well as striped plates by the U.K.’s Richard Brendon. This is exactly what owners Andrea Hopson as well as Martha Grace McKimm intended. opened in April, the shop was born of a wish to bring people together around the table. as well as while both partners are well versed in high-end — Andrea is the former Canadian VP of Tiffany & Co., as well as Martha was a pr exec — when it comes to entertaining, they motivate a relaxed approach. “People are anxious to mix high as well as low pieces, or to layer sterling-silver flatware with an organic placemat,” states Martha. “We want to motivate people not to be afraid. The table should show your personality.” With rustic stoneware from Brooklyn designer Billy Cotton, stamped-pewter pieces from Italy’s match 1995 as well as reclaimed-wood chargers by Canadian craftsman Jim Lorriman, there’s something for everyone.
Located at 1120 Yonge St., Toronto.