Gifted Insights – Likely General

March 17, 2014
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While strolling down Roncy I peeped into an awesome new general store called Likely General. Always curious about what prompts someone to delve into a cool new retail space I asked owner Brooke Manning about how it all came together and some of her favourite gifts: Why did you open Likely General? I have always [...]

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Tree Branch Menorah

November 27, 2013
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Happy Hanukkah to all those celebrating! Light up the lights with this rustic tree branch menorah. Tree Branch Menorah, $19. Buy Now Similar gift ideas:Walnut and Brass Reimagined MenorahBeeswax CandlesGlass MenorahModern MenorahPomegranate Advent Calendar

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Walnut and Brass Reimagined Menorah

December 8, 2012
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Pretty much the coolest Menorah we’ve come across! This design competition winner, uses adjustable mirrors to reflect the growing number of candles for each night of  Hanukkah. The base is turned from a solid piece of walnut with hand painted markings for each night and the mirrors are framed in hand fabricated brass and backed [...]

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Style Collective – Valentine’s Day Gifts

February 12, 2011
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Some great Valentine’s Day gift finds from the smart and stylish editors of the Style Collective! I want – I got The DaLish Cosmetics and Jessica Jensen collaboration is the perfect make up duo.  Choose from 5 limited edition kits including a selection of DaLish Cosmetics and an pink embossed ostrich leather cosmetic bag. Look [...]

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Beeswax Candles

December 1, 2010
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Happy Hanukkah! For those celebrating the festival of light starting tonight, give natural, slow-burning beeswax candles. Beeswax Candles, $23 USD. Buy Now Similar gift ideas:Tree Branch MenorahPomegranate Advent CalendarWalnut and Brass Reimagined MenorahGift of GreenAdvent Calendar

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San Fran Finds

November 10, 2010
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Some of my favourite shops to pick up gifts in San Francisico: Carrots – An impeccably edited store with fashion, home decor, beauty and books including the insanely amazing scented Cire Trudon candles (above). Cask – A drinkers delight. This shop carries over 100 types of bourbon alone. SFMOMA Store – After a stop at [...]

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Aromatherapy Intervention Candles

February 3, 2009

I stumbled upon these hilarious candles while perusing the new Yorkville gift emporium Red Letter.With flavours like Lighten Up (Because somebody, somewhere has it far crappier than you), Panic Attack (Aromatherapy for general fears of job loss, computer viruses, blind dates and WMDs), Hypo-chondriac (For all the problems you may not even know you have, [...]

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Modern Menorah

December 19, 2008
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Happy Hanukkah! The festival of lights starts Sunday at sundown. I love the super simple design of this modern menorah because it lets you customize its look – move the cubes around to fit any space or in with the rest of your holiday decor and have fun with colourful candles. Here’s to celebrating the [...]

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Abra Candelabras

November 21, 2008

Designers Alberto Mantilla and Anthony Baxter turned a classic set of candelabras inside out to create ultra contemporary table toppers. These are only one of the many slickly designed items available at the MOMA design shop. Abra Candelabras, $90 USD. Buy Now Psst…this inside/outside style looks amazing in drinking goblets and un-tipable martini glasses too. [...]

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