Parisian Picks

August 15, 2014
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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 [...]

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Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

December 21, 2012
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If you still need to shop, here are some quick gift ideas that will be ready in time for Christmas! Tickets – look up the website of a loved one’s favourite theatre or music hall and order tickets to an upcoming performance. Charity donation – adopt an animal in someone’s name, donate towards life saving [...]

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You Gifted – Memory Book

July 31, 2012
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Gifted Asked: What is the best gift you’ve ever given? You Responded: “For a special someone’s 40th Birthday I compiled a book of 40 memories from friends and family. Each page included words and photos about how important this woman was in people’s lives. The recipient was extremely touched.” – Alice, Vancouver I’m always a [...]

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Someone Has to Set a Bad Example

June 12, 2012
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My day job often has me checking in on social media stuff and I was pretty surprised when I realized I hadn’t even heard of one of the top retailers on Facebook. With over a million fans, Spencers sells gag gifts, drinking games and just about everything you’d need for a bachelor or bachelorette party. [...]

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Merced River by Stephen Shore

March 23, 2012
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My great friend Anna took me to see a talk by photographer Stephen Shore this week at the AGO. An early pioneer of colour photography, he captured the beauty of everyday life and the streets. During the talk, Shore introduced his art book series and Merced River was my favourite as each page takes a [...]

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March 13, 2012
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My favourite social app these days is Instagram. It’s so fun to see life through other peoples eyes. And now there is a way to share favourite Instagram photos off line too – Printstagram! You can produce posters, stickers and mini books of your best images. Printstagram Prints, from $10. Buy Now Similar gift [...]

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Fairytale Bookmarks

March 8, 2012
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The cutest way to keep track of where you leave off in a good read! Spotted on the Drake General Store blog, these fairytale bookmarks stick out adorable lil hands and feet to hold down your spot. Fairytale Bookmarks, $3.80 each. Buy Now Similar gift ideas:Classic NovelsBossypantsGood ReadsVintage Recovered BookBaby Library

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Classic Novels

February 20, 2012
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The new issue of Matchbook magazine contains a list top 50 classic novels to read. From The Catcher in the Rye to Anne of Green Gables, they’ll all make great gifts. How many have you read? How many have you given as gifts? The Catcher in The Rye by JD Salinger, $7.22. Buy Now Similar [...]

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Louis Vuitton Travel Guides

November 24, 2011
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Louis Vuitton’s 2012 City Guide Collection, which incorporates new cities such as Hong Kong and Macau for the first time, along with Bari, Birmingham, Odessa, Salzburg, and Zagreb within the European Box Set. A great gift for the jet set. Louis Vuitton Travel Guides, $30 each ($120 box set). Buy Now Similar gift ideas:Parisian PicksClayoquot [...]

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It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

October 25, 2011
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For little and big kids – the adorable TV special comes to life in this read-a-long story book. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Book, $14.95. Buy Now Similar gift ideas:Parisian PicksOn the Outside Looking IndianZara Fur Lined Hightop SneakersBitsboxWorld Colouring Poster

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