Parisian Picks

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by Alison on August 15, 2014

Back at the blog after a fabulous extended stay in Paris with my lil family! Here are some of the favourite finds from our trip we gifted to friends and family: Something street from the arbiter of cool – Colette Tee, Buy Now Our favourite of all the macarons – Pierre Herme Macarons, Buy Now [...]


Father’s Day Gift Guide

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by Alison on June 9, 2014

Great gifts for a great guy! Happy Father’s Day to all the dads…especially mine! Oliver Peoples Sheldrake Sunglasses, $365 at Holt Renfrew. Buy Now The Tie Bar Assorted Brushed Metal Tie Bars, $18.83 each at GILT. Buy Now Olliffe How-To Butcher Class, $120.  Sign Up Now Rudsak Danny Jacket, $275. Buy Now Luigi Bormioli Bellini [...]

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Pillow Fight Factory

June 5, 2014
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As my life gets busier and inbox gets more cluttered I’ve unsubscribed from most email newsletters but still keep Vitamin Daily for a daily dose what’s new in my city. This week they featured a cool new pillow company called Pillow Fight Factory. PFF creates throw cushions featuring inspirational graffiti from various spots around BC. [...]

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New Mama Care Package

May 21, 2014
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Since becoming a mom I’ve stopped giving other moms-to-be adorable and useless baby gifts and shifted towards the products I’ve found life-saving during the new parent days. I recently assembled a few of my must haves into a little gift basket for a friend about to give birth. Here are some of the items I [...]

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Learn to Sail

May 19, 2014
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This summer the Royal Canadian Yacht Club (RCYC) on Toronto Island offers adult learn to sail lessons for the first time to non-members. Sign up for weekly lessons (June 4 – 25) or an intensive weekend (July 5 – 6) and hit the water this summer! RCYC Adult Learn to Sail Lessons, $320 Sign Up [...]

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Gift Horse & Co. Gift Wrap Subscription

May 14, 2014
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Wrapping expert Corinna vanGerwen just launched Gift Horse & Co., a great little subscription service that will send you everything you need to beautifully gift wrap presents, right to your door. Each box contains a hand-picked selection of coordinated papers, ribbons and other materials that you can mix and match to create several different packages. Gift [...]

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

May 8, 2014
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When I became a mother, the love for my own became even stronger as I truly realized all the things she had done for me over the years. Here are a few things to treat your favourite mama to: Wisteria Pillow, $39. Buy Now Rudsak Rihanna Hobo Bag, $165. Buy Now Porcelain Ring Dish, $25. [...]

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Ted Baker Clutch

May 6, 2014
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Mother’s Day is coming up and a super stylish mama would love this pretty little clutch from Ted Baker. The pop-art orchid print screams Spring! Ted Baker Enna Orchid Print Clutch, $165 Buy Now Similar gift ideas:Tuck Shop Trading Co City of Neighbourhoods HatsOversized HoboBaggu DaypackCambridge SachelKate Spade Essex Bag

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Leaves of Trees

May 2, 2014
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There’s a great new organic beauty line on the scene! Leaves of Trees offers delicious lotions and potions, free of parabens and petrolatum and much more of the stuff we shouldn’t be slathering on our bodies. Many of the products are made from ultra-moisturizing and anti-oxidant-fueled Argan oil sourced from a women’s cooperative in Morocco. [...]

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April 28, 2014
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There are several fun things to do with your retro-looking Instagram photos but this throw-back may just be the funnest! Pick 9 of your favourite Instagram pics and Projecteo will develop them onto single frame of 35mm slide film which is inserted into a small black wheel ready to project a slide show. Projecteo Instagram [...]

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