Gift Guide Part Three: For Him

Here are some suggestions for the men in your life: dad, husband, boyfriend, son, father-in-law, brother… all those guys that you want to make feel loved and appreciated!

 

Copper finished stainless steel flask - one of those unsung accessories every guy should carry on him.

Copper finished stainless steel flask – one of those unsung accessories every guy should carry.

 

The perfect waxed canvas duffle bag from YNOT. Made in Canada. It's roomy, functional and good looking. Also available in forest green.

The perfect waxed canvas duffel bag from YNOT. Made in Canada. It’s roomy, functional and good looking. Also available in forest green (photo credit from YNOT).

 

Who wouldn't like a cool tee-shirt? Lots more graphics to choose from in the shop.

Who wouldn’t appreciate a cool tee-shirt? Lots more graphics to choose from in the shop.

 

Rugged and handsome watches from Tense. Locally made from sustainably sourced wood.

Rugged and handsome watches from Tense. Locally made from sustainably sourced wood.

 

Get yer growler carrier on! Made in Vancouver by Greff. Sturdy leather handle, wide shoulder strap, and a thick felt lining to keep your beer nice and cold.

Get yer growler carrier on! Made in Vancouver by Greff. Sturdy leather handle, wide shoulder strap, and a thick felt lining to keep your beer nice and cold.

 

All natural leather care kit from Otter Wax. Made with only pure ingredients to protect and nourish leather shoes, bags, belts, etc.

All natural leather care kit from Otter Wax. Made with only pure ingredients to protect and nourish leather shoes, bags, belts, etc.

 

Love these caps from local Forest & Waves. Youthful and fun - not just for guys either :)

Love these caps from local Forest & Waves. Youthful and fun – not just for guys either :)

 

Functional, good looking backpacks, made in Toronto by YNOT. Two sizes to choose from, three colours of waxed canvas (grey not shown).

Functional, good looking backpacks, made in Toronto by YNOT. Two sizes to choose from, three colours of waxed canvas (grey not shown).

 

For the modern alchemist and booze enthusiast: the Homemade Gin Kit has everything you need to make tasty gin in your own kitchen.

For the modern alchemist and booze enthusiast: the Homemade Gin Kit has everything you need to make tasty gin in your own kitchen.

Gift Guide Part Two: For Kids

 

Locally produced sweatshirts from Wuchild. For your hip and edgy kid. Available in sizes 2T, 4T and 6T.

Locally produced sweatshirts from Wuchild. For your hip and edgy kid. Available in sizes 2T, 4T and 6T.

 

Animal Picture Day jigsaw puzzle will keep them occupied on rainy winter days.

This Animal Picture Day jigsaw puzzle will keep them occupied on rainy winter days.

 

For the little sweetie in your life: bracelets with good luck charms - choose from clover charm with pink band or horseshoe with grey band. These would also be great for an adult with a smaller wrist.

For the little sweetie in your life: bracelets with good luck charms – choose from clover charm with pink band or horseshoe with grey band. These would also be great for an adult with a smaller wrist.

 

Local carver Oliver Harwood has put together these great soapstone carving kits. With the basic shape precut, all the tools are included in the kit along with full colour instructions.

Local carver Oliver Harwood has put together these great soapstone carving kits. With the basic shape precut, all the tools are included in the kit along with full colour instructions.

 

This embroidered linen banner from Coral & Tusk would be so lovely in a kids' room... or any room for that matter. It's beautiful, sweet and calming.

This embroidered linen banner from Coral & Tusk would be so lovely in a kids’ room… or any room for that matter. It’s beautiful, sweet and calming.

 

Comfy and cool sneaks from vancouver-based People Shoes.

Comfy and cool sneaks from vancouver-based People Shoes.

 

It's hard to keep these bamboo-derived dinnerware sets in stock. If your little ones can't stand their peas touching their carrots, these are for them. Four styles to choose from.

It’s hard to keep these bamboo-derived dinnerware sets in stock. If your little ones can’t stand their peas touching their carrots, these are for them. Four styles to choose from.

 

Colourful yet sophisticated mobiles from Toronto's Pehr Designs to brighten up the nursery. Three styles to choose from- this one is the Noah's Arc theme. Cute!

Colourful yet sophisticated mobiles from Toronto’s Pehr Designs to brighten up the nursery. Three styles to choose from- this one is the Noah’s Arc theme. Cute!

 

Locally made by Fait Pour Toi. Each doll is different and made with vintage scraps of fabric and lace.

Locally made by Fait Pour Toi. Each doll is different and made with vintage scraps of fabric and lace.

 

Peace Out, Cool Cat! Locally embroidered sweatshirt from Emerson Clothing.

Peace Out, Cool Cat! Locally embroidered sweatshirt from Emerson Clothing. Sizes 2T, 4T and 6T.

Gift Guide Part One: Stocking Stuffers, Secret Santas, Add-ons…

Here’s Part One of our Holiday Gift Guide. All these things make great stocking stuffers or Secret Santa gifts and are all under $30. Most of them are easy to mail as well if you need to send something by post.

This classic wall mount bottle opener is the best. It's humble and doesn't call a lot of attention to itself, but whomever you give it to will totally appreciate how much they end up using it.

This classic wall mount bottle opener is the best. It’s humble and doesn’t call a lot of attention to itself, but whomever you give it to will totally appreciate how much they end up using it.

 

Personally I don't like wine glass charms. They're fussy and you have to remember of you're a butterfly, a bee, or a ladybug - none of which  identify with. Why not just write your name on your glass of wine? These also work great to write labels on ceramic or glass containers, or messages on mirrors. They clean up super easily with a wet, soapy sponge.

Personally I don’t like wine glass charms. They’re fussy and you have to remember of you’re a butterfly, a bee, or a ladybug – none of which identify with. Why not just write your name on your glass of wine? These also work great to write labels on ceramic or glass containers, or messages on mirrors. They clean up super easily with a wet, soapy sponge.

 

We're big fans of Booda Butter products at the shop! Organic and vegan - totally natural ingredients in these magical jars! Will make your skin soooo soft... and the natural cocoa butter scent is a total bonus.

We’re big fans of Booda Butter products at the shop! Organic and vegan – totally natural ingredients in these magical jars! Will make your skin soooo soft… and the natural cocoa butter scent is a total bonus.

 

Locally made iron-on patches! So many things you can put them on: baseball caps, backpacks, jackets, duffle bags.

Locally made iron-on patches! So many things you can put them on: baseball caps, backpacks, jackets, duffle bags…

 

Shoe and boot laces that will outlast your shoes... so many colours to choose from.

Shoe and boot laces that will outlast your footwear… lots of colours to choose from.

 

Ceramic Xmas ornaments, made on Montreal! They're pretty darn cute, and they're nice and flat so you can put them in a padded envelope and pop them in the mail.

Ceramic Xmas ornaments, handmade in Montreal. They’re pretty darn cute, and they’re nice and flat so you can put them in a padded envelope and pop them in the mail.

 

Embroidered merit badges. What trait suits you best?

Embroidered merit badges. What trait suits you best?

 

Carry-on cocktail kits to send you friends off in style.

Carry-on cocktail kits to send you friends off in style.

 

Who couldn't use a new pair of socks? We've got lots of options for guys and ladies.

Who couldn’t use a new pair of socks? We’ve got lots of options for guys and ladies.

 

Little blown glass bud vases are perfect for springs of greenery or a single flower.

Little blown glass bud vases are perfect for springs of greenery or a single flower.

Fall Clothing is Arriving!

So timely… now that the temperature has dropped about 20 degrees seemingly overnight, we’re getting our first (of many) Fall deliveries.

Black Crane and Josi Faye have arrived in the shop. And we are happy to introduce two new labels to Vancouver: Miranda Bennett Studio and Wolcott:Takemoto. Miranda Bennett is based in Austin, Texas and focuses on timeless small-batch pieces, using botanically dyed textiles. Wolcott:Takemoto hails from NYC and produces clothing that is elegant, minimalist and has great detailing. Take a peek below.. we hope you love what you see! xo

 

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Black Crane Slim Dress in Mustard. Also comes in Black and Deep Forest. Nice frayed edge hem detail.

 

Black Crane Quilt Dress in Dark Purple; also comes in Deep Forest. So cosy.

Black Crane Quilt Dress in Dark Purple; also comes in Deep Forest. So cosy.

 

Shift Dress in handspun silk from Josi Faye. You heard me... handspun silk.

Shift Dress in handspun silk from Josi Faye. You heard me… handspun silk.

 

Josi Faye pleated skirt in handspun silk, paired with Fog Linen tee and Baggu leather purse.

Josi Faye pleated skirt in handspun silk, paired with Fog Linen tee and Baggu leather purse.

 

Miranda Bennett Everyday Top in Russet silk noil. Also comes in Black.

Miranda Bennett Everyday Top in Russet silk noil. Also comes in Black.

 

Miranda Bennett Muse Dress in Black silk noil. Super versatile.

Miranda Bennett Muse Dress in Black silk noil. Super versatile.

 

Miranda Bennett Tribute Dress in Indigo Bull Denim with convertible leather belt; tie it in front, wrap it around the back or remove it altogether.

Miranda Bennett Tribute Dress in Indigo Bull Denim with convertible leather belt; tie it in front, wrap it around the back or remove it altogether.

 

Miranda Bennett Tour Dress in black silk noil; play with the belt by tying in front or back.

Miranda Bennett Tour Dress in black silk noil; play with the belt by tying in front or back. Below the knee length.

 

The Carkeek Top from Wolcott:Takemoto is super soft brushed cotton. Love this neckline and bracelet length sleeves.

The Carkeek Top from Wolcott:Takemoto in super soft brushed cotton. Love this neckline and the bracelet length sleeves.

 

From The Sleep Shirt. Yes it is a sleeping tunic, but we would wear it as daywear without a hint of hesitation. In classic Blackwatch Plaid.

From The Sleep Shirt. Yes it is a sleeping tunic, but we would wear it as daywear without a hint of hesitation. In classic Blackwatch Plaid.

Black Crane

We just received another shipment from LA based Black Crane. This is one of our all time favourite labels in the shop. Focusing on a silhouette that complements supple lines and comfort, the collection is characterized as minimal and edgy.  Designers Alexander Yamaguchi and Momoko Suzuki consider environmental issues seriously, and all production process including fabric weaving take place in Los Angeles.

 

Linen Cocoon Dress in sky.

Linen Cocoon Dress in sky.

So pretty. Could also be called "Tulip Dress" I think.

So pretty. Could also be called “Tulip Dress” I think.

...from the back.

…from the back.

Jumpsuit in grey/black. Also available in marine blue and navy.

Jumpsuit in grey/black. Also available in marine blue and navy.

Culottes in black. Also available in navy.

Culottes in black. Also available in navy.

Tie Romper in marine blue.

Tie Romper in marine blue. Comes in navy too.

Long sleeve shirt in white worn over cocoon dress. Shirt also available in sky blue and grey/black.

Long sleeve shirt in white worn over cocoon dress. Shirt also available in sky blue and grey/black.

3/4 sleeve sheer dress in white.

3/4 sleeve sheer dress in white.

3/4 sleeve dress in Navy. Worn over culottes.

3/4 sleeve dress in navy.

 

From Archerie…

The flattering and classic shape of the Darted Shell Dress from Archerie is so good that we had to get it in three fabrics.

Instead of having the waistband sit right at the natural waist, it hits at the bottom of the rib cage, making it flattering for so many body types (yes, even us high-waisted types that can’t wear most tailored dresses, or feel like a stuffed sausage with traditional waistbands).

With weddings, proms and summer parties right around the corner, these are perfect – so classic and pretty.

Archerie is designed and made in NYC, and focuses on quality, timeless, feminine pieces.

 

Red striped seersucker. The perfect garden party frock.

Red striped seersucker. The perfect garden party frock.

Fabric detail

Fabric detail

From a distance the pattern looks like a classic houndstooth...

From a distance the pattern looks like a classic houndstooth…

...but it's actually unicorn heads!

…but it’s actually unicorn heads!

And you can never go wrong with classic navy in a subtle crinkle cotton.

And you can never go wrong with classic navy in a subtle crinkle cotton.