• Shop Toronto: Studio Brillantine

    August 14, 2014 Kate

    This place is an experience not a shop, let me tell you. It’s a wonderfully unpredictable, quirky wonderland. I can’t describe how nice it is to step into a store and be genuinely surprised by the content and how it’s presented. If you’re ever in Parkdale you should check out Studio Brillantine for yourself. He’s also got…

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  • Hoi Bo Wet Waxed Mini

    June 24, 2014 Kate

    Happy Birthday to me, indeed. After a lengthy Instagram fuelled love affair I’ve finally invested in a Hoi Bo handbag. The attraction is pretty self explanatory – simple lines yet unique styles, wonderfully functional, and handmade in Toronto using gorgeous exotic materials (think kangaroo, lambskin). Designer Sarra Tang is really, seriously good at what she does. I’m…

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  • My Custom Wildhagen Hat

    June 5, 2014 Kate

    When a man buys you a handmade hat without occasion, you hold onto that man. Designed and custom made in Toronto, fabrics from Europe, ribbons from Mokuba… Wildhagen, I’m in love. “The thing about a great hat is that the person wearing it can enjoy wearing it, but other people can enjoy looking at it.…

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  • Marimekko Flagship Store in Beverly Hills

    May 11, 2014 Kate

    Here I am strolling along the palm tree lined streets of Beverly Hills, only to turn a corner a stumble across one of my favourite Scandinavian labels… Marimekko! An entire Marimekko store mind you, I was in total heaven. This is my kind of candy shop. This lovely linen scarf had to be mine, the classic…

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  • Gladstone Flea Market 2013

    August 5, 2013 Kate

    This past Saturday I went to check out the Gladstone Flea on Queen West. While i’m not an avid flea frequenter, I’d heard and read too many good things to not check out the final flea this summer. It’s a great place to shop local and meet some really nice people along the way. The girl who…

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  • Effiloché Fabric Shop Montreal

    August 1, 2013 Kate

    I’m a sucker for any craft shop that caters to more than one activity (read addiction). Sewing and cross stitch, pottery and knitting, knitting and tea drinking, that sort of thing. While in Montreal recently I stumbled across this gem, Effiloché. They carry an overwhelming assortment of fabric, sewing supplies, knitting supplies, crochet supplies, patterns…

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