Twenty Questions with Style at Home Magazine Design Editor, Jessica Waks About Her Upper Forest Hill Village Neighbourhood

Working within the (no-doubt) beautifully adorned walls of Style at Home Magazine, Design Editor, Jessica Waks must wade through amazing homes, furnishings, fabrics, and products to select only the best of the best for the Style at Home monthly issues. With such discerning taste, it’s no wonder we were curious to find out which of her Upper Village neighbourhood spots make the cut for her list of favourites. Aren’t you?


Best comfort food:

Chicken in the pot from Yitz’s.


Best mani/pedi:

Forest Hill Spa for a relaxing yet thorough experience – ask for Cornelia!


Best hair salon:

Nicola’s blow-outs at Enrico’s.


Where Jessica buys unique/fun gifts:

Homefront – Bonnie has a great eye!


Best food on the run:

Burger Shack – I’m partial to the chicken souvlaki dinner with rice.


Best place to dress to impress:



Jessica finds the best treasures at:

Revival Couture – I found a killer pair of Givenchy heels last summer in pristine condition.


Best dog park:

Cedarvale dog run.


What spot, venue, boutique or space makes her most happy?

Walking on the beltline


Best baby gift:

Oink Oink


Best one of a kind store:

Vicky’s Jewellery on Eglinton for antique finds.


Best dessert:

Phipps chocolate birthday cake with confetti sprinkles – a classic!


Best take out:

EDO – love their yasai salad with ginger dressing and gyoza.


Best grocery shopping:

The meat counter at Healthy Butcher.


This neighbourhood is never lacking in:



Best window shopping (that always reels her in):

Bijou Village


Jessica is so happy Cake Opera moved into the neighbourhood


With an unlimited budget to spend in one place in her neighbourhood, she would choose:

Right now it would be The Fireplace Shop – I am majorly coveting a marble mantle for the  living room in my brand new home!


Best book or magazine shop:

TYPE in the Village.


Where she is most likely to run into everyone she knows?

Joy Nails when I need a quick polish fix – it’s quite the popular spot!



*Keep up with Jessica on her blog, The World According to Jessica Claire

or on Twitter @jessicaclaire78 


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