Rosedale home of publicist Mary Symons a ‘mishmash’ of family memories, great friends
Mary Simmons is like a lighthouse in a crowded room.
She is a public relations person with a coveted guest list, she is a natural force, an unimaginable glorious glamazon with ups and downs of Auburn
If you choose a crowded room, Symons will know everyone.
Everyone is attracted to her.
She goes out six nights a week.
\"I didn\'t go home until last night (For the evening)
21 days later, \"she admitted.
Simon was a fashion model but did not advertise it.
Only when you see a collage of runway photos in her Rosedale kitchen room will you find out. “It is a mini-
The gallery in the kitchen, \"she allowed.
\"When I started uploading photos of my life, it naturally evolved and there were a lot of good moments and friends around.
She spent 10 years modeling in Paris, Japan and Milan.
\"I walked for Mark Bohan at Dior and Guy laroush,\" she recalls . \".
\"I like to work for Jean --Louis Shellerhe is a genius. I was only 18.
I use top international models. now I am an elite model.
I was found at McGill University, where I was studying Polly-sci.
She received a degree in political science from McGill University and studied art history and artistic style at Sotheby\'s College of Art in London.
She fell into public relations about 20 years ago.
Symons opens at The Barta Shoe Museum, including the acclaimed Roger viyer event that ended last month.
She is hiding at the farm of the opening Kaige and Zhuo Yi boutique in the theater;
God Save the Queen: The next British invasion of the Hudson Bay room;
The Vanity Fair portrait exhibition opens in ROM.
\"I focus on luxury brands: fashion, beauty, lifestyle and culture,\" she explains . \".
\"Luxury is measured by the joy it brings --
It can be either a key chain or a glass of champagne.
\"I love champagne and Veuve clic\" is my favorite brand, she said.
\"My mother\'s favorite dinner was popcorn and vegetables.
\"The home of symmons\' Rosedale is magnificent: 4,000 square feet above three floors.
But it\'s not terrible, partly because of the cheeky pillows scattered all over the place.
Pillow talk includes a cushion in the living room, suggesting \"first class \".
If not, your heirs will.
Another pillow said: \"No cat hair, no clothing is complete.
Her huge house.
Three bedrooms including dining room, living room, study room, kitchen and upstairs, one used as office with champagne bar
Share it with Lucy, her beloved cat.
There is even a Louis fifteen reproduction day bed for Lucy in the living room.
\"She won\'t sit in,\" Simmons said with a smile . \"
\"She sits on a pet bed for $20.
She admitted that the house was \"a little big for a person\" but she was happy that she was not afraid to hit her head because the ceiling was 17 feet high --
Simmons stand 5-foot-
10 inch, without her signature high heels.
Jim good, her husband.
Died seven years ago)
The house she bought 15 years ago.
\"We bought the house because of its British sensitivity and ceiling height,\" she explained . \".
\"I hate its appearance. it\'s like a house.
But we all love interior design. “(Designers)
Powell and Bonnell are responsible internally.
They made us keep a lot of our own style and feel, but their attention to architectural details, lighting, wall color and covering was fantastic.
\"Half of them were blown up on the second floor and did it again --
Floor Renault when her husband is ill.
The living room was littered with sofas and books piled on the coffee table.
No TV, obviously.
\"There is no TV to encourage dialogue,\" explained Symons . \".
\"I insist that we have books in every room.
The living room is my last room.
When I go home, I go to the kitchen and the study.
\"But the living room is my favorite room because it\'s me,\" Simmons continued . \".
\"I\'m interested in books, art, family items, biography heir and antiques --
The clip I added in my life.
Simmons described her decor as a \"mix and match \".
\"I bought what I wanted on the furniture and inherited a lot from my grandparents and parents.
\"I inherited a lot of things that I happen to like,\" she said . \".
The impressive Renaissance painting in the living room was not hers.
\"This is part of my collection;
I don\'t own it . \"
The art collection started with her greatness.
Grandpa William Perkins Bull
Her father, Thomas Henry Bull Simmons, was the founding president of Trent University and chairman of the Canadian Research Council.
He is the chief policy adviser to federal Conservatives in their 1960 s and 70 s.
He is a companion to the Knights of Canada, a holder of the Queen\'s Jubilee Medal and the Canadian Centennial Medal, as well as many other honors.
Her family history seems to have been honored and rewarded.
But artist Jeff Smith hangs her watercolor comics in the lobby outside the dressing room.
One of them depicts a pair of shoes on the head, a shoe necklace and a shoe belt symbol that says: \"When I can only wear two shoes at a time, what does not need so many shoes mean?
There is a huge painting in the restaurant, which is the work of Newfoundland artist Gerald sguire.
\"It was bought in Newfoundland,\" she recalls . \"
\"This is a summary of Newfoundland: good and bad --
Jim found it. I like it because he found it.
There\'s a lot of him in there.
We made a crate and shipped it from Newfoundland.
\"She bought incandescent Peacock candy plates at a side table in the living room in the Indian capital New Delhi, where she produced a series of pashmina costumes.
\"Sadly, on my last day in the market, six bombs exploded at the same time and my driver saved my life,\" Symons recalled . \".
\"He caught me and my friend.
I saw someone die.
I bought it because after the explosion a peacock would come over and sit next to the hotel pool.
It was a reassuring existence, and the bowl reminded me of the peacock.
\"The luxurious oriental screen in the living room divides the dining room and is purchased from a shop on Yongji Street.
\"It\'s not a lot of money,\" she explained . \".
\"As a house, I have an art fixer --
She prepared a warm gift for me.
When she did it, she found it was Ebony and handmade
10 times the value of painting.
The plump little mouth nesting on the floor next to the fireplace is another family fortune.
\"It means a lot to me,\" she said of the artwork . \".
\"My mom bought it for me at P. E. I.
\"The chicken barely scratched the surface of her farm animal: there were more than 150 pigs in the kitchen.
\"They are hidden in the cupboard,\" Simmons said with a smile . \"
\"Everything you open, there\'s a pig, and it\'s a happy surprise.
Pigs are beautiful animals.
I started collecting them 30 years ago and everyone was accommodating me.
\"Simmons spent a long time in the office upstairs, with a masculine dark leather chair in the office.
\"This is my husband\'s study/office,\" she said . \".
\"Jim was very happy with the redesign.
In the hallway, in front of her shoe cabinet, there was a Chagar print called \"the clown in Love\", her other sentimental favorite.
\"Jim bought it for me,\" she said . \"
\"Jim thought I was a clown because he bought so many shoes.
\"The main bathroom is where she pays tribute to the legendary Ritz hotel in Paris.
There was a picture of the Ritz bathtub on the wall, and she bought the Golden Swan sink --and-
Bathtub taps and lighting at the Ritz.
\"My inspiration comes from the same room I have been there for years,\" explained Symons . \".
In the adjacent master bedroom, the Mat says \"less is boring \".
Lying on the pillow in the bed: \"Never go crazy.
Stay up late to fight.
\"You can summarize things with pillows,\" Symons concluded . \".