Curator extraordinaire, Kate Duncan, gives us the scoop on her fave neighbourhoods, restaurants and shops.

Furniture designer Kate Duncan also happens to be somewhat of a curator: her annual Address Assembly event brings her favourite makers together under one roof for a furniture-fair-meets-pop-up-shop. So it’s only natural that in her free time, she’s also managed to craft an excellent collection of neighbourhood haunts. A tastemaker’s work is never done.

KateDuncan_BirdsBeets.jpg“My favourite place to grab a coffee is the Birds and the Beets. Their espresso game is strong.”

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“My favourite brunch is Ask for Luigi. Hands down. Hangovers are cured with carbs and mimosas, right?”

KateDuncan_StillLife.jpg“My favourite shops in the city are Nouvelle Nouvelle and Still Life. I need all the help I can get to dress myself, and the guys who work there make me feel beautiful.”

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Gastown is so romantic. If you look up, the view is breathtaking and the cobblestone streets sound beautiful under my stilettos.”

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“I love to grab a beer at Strange Fellows because they let me bring my dog in. There really is nothing better than going for a beer with my dog.”

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“Somebody, take me to Kissa Tanto immediately, if not sooner. Their entrees make my eyes wide and the interior by Ste. Marie makes me swoon.”

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