Couture Musings

A Photo Tour of Toronto with Anne Sportun

From the basement of her childhood home, to completing her first wholesale order at the age of 16, native Canadian and Couture jewelry designer Anne Sportun has become well-known for her gracefully organic, classically elegant and highly wearable creations. Anne was gracious enough to share with us some pictures of her beloved home-town of Toronto. After seeing some of Anne’s favorite places and spaces, we’ve already put in a call to our travel agent to book a trip of our own!

Trinity Bellwoods park is a great place to walk, bike, hang out and read or have a picnic, or just people watch. We wonder if Anne has ever personally spotted the famed Albino squirrel purported to hang out here, Whitey McRedeyes!

Speaking of squirrels…the White Squirrel Coffee Shop serves up organic, fair trade coffee, home-baked goods and ice cream….no wonder Anne likes to hang out here!

The Toronto Islands are a series of islands in the western part of Lake Ontario and happen to be the largest urban car-free community in North America. Historically, the Toronto Islands have always been home to artists, so it’s fitting that Anne spends her free time here.

Mother of a gorgeous Golden Retriever named Miss Lucy, Anne is partial to the architecture of the Coronation Park Pavilion.

Anne keeps in shape—both mentally and physically—by studying yoga at Downward Dog Yoga Centre….are you seeing an art theme here, too?

After all of that hard work, it’s important to eat! Anne gets all of her fresh produce from her local farmer’s market.

Sometimes you just want someone else to do the cooking, which is when Anne hits up some of her favorite spots, like Swan or Terroni.

Erected in 1927 and originally named “The Diamond Jubilee of Confederation Gates,” the “Prince’s Gates” are an important historical monument in Toronto, and represent the confidence and pride one still encounters in the modern-day Canucks.

Speaking of proud Canadians….meet Anne Sportun!

The Anne Sportun workshop.

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Michelle Orman

Michelle Orman

Michelle Orman is the president of Last Word Communications, which spearheads the public relations for the COUTURE show. A 15+ year veteran of the COUTURE community, Michelle is obsessed with all things jewelry and watch related! To be included in COUTURE Musings, email Michelle at

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