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    100 Years of Christmas at Casa Loma

    Thursday, 27 November 2014 14:21

    Written by Mark Wigmore

    Caspar Haydar runs a full scale design production firm here in Toronto. His design boutique opened last year in the Annex at 1043 Bathurst. You may have caught him on the Food Network’s “Sugar Stars” in recent years.

     



    The Sydney, Australia native has worked in Paris, Milan and New York City with clients like Louis Vitton and Maybelline. This week, he used his fashion and design magic to turn one of 10 Christmas trees inside Casa Loma into a work of art. It’s all part of ‘100 Years of Christmas’, the holiday event that runs until December 28th at Toronto’s favorite castle on the hill.

    When you walk into Casa Loma, you will see ten trees that have been lavishly decorated by ten of Canada’s top designers each depicting one of the last ten decades. Lynda Reeves of ‘House and Home’ was given the 1940s, and fashion mavens DSquared2 were given the 2000s. Caspar was handed the 90s. I caught up with Caspar to chat design, the 90s and Christmas trees.

    As you heard, there are some big names in design working on this Christmas tree project at Casa Loma: Julia West Home, painter Jim Connelly, Fiori Floral, and many others. Other attractions at Casa Loma? Santa, a snow queen, light sculptures in the gardens, and generally a very heavy and classic Christmas vibe will be adorning the castle for the next 4 weeks. www.Casaloma.org for details.

    You can visit Caspar Haydar at his boutique in the annex or at http://casparhaydardesign.com/



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