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May 31, 2017

It’s less than two weeks til one of the biggest handmade events Ottawa’s ever seen: CRAFTFEST! Grab your ketchup chips and your double double, cuz I'm giving away a massive CRAFTFEST prize worth $1500. Yup, you read that right, $1500.

May 3, 2017

Without a doubt, one of my best-loved shops in Ottawa is Maker House in Hintonburg. They just launched MakerHouse.com with shipping across Canada, and I'm giving you 10% off your first order!

March 7, 2017

I love bows. I have necklaces with bows, shoes with bows, shirts with bows, and of course, headbands with bows. In fact, it's probably my biggest style hack: if you've got no time and are dashing out the door, slap on some vibrant lippy, stick a bow...

December 18, 2016

Guys. I think I've found the best slippers ever. They're warm, cozy, breathable, 100% natural, and ethically handmade. So they're basically the perfect Christmas gift. Meet BAABUK slippers

BAABUK is a Swiss startup created by a young couple who...

March 21, 2016

One of my fave local jewellery designers is Alyssa Spaxman of Strut Jewelry. She's a fellow crazy cat lady, and an impossibly talented designer s how could I not love her right? Back in December she launched her winter collection during a pretty awes...

January 29, 2016

A while back I was moseying out of yoga class when I noticed a collection of necklaces and bracelets in the studio's boutique. They appeared to be semi-precious stones and each had a different attribute, like peace, compassion, and acceptance. I aske...

December 9, 2015

Today I'm super stoked to introduce you to one of my favourite local designers, Alyssa Spaxman of Strut Jewelry. Alyssa is a straight up sweetheart who's impossibly talented AND a fellow crazy cat lady, so naturally I love both her and her work. She'...

December 2, 2015

A little while back I stumbled on a lovely local company while I was flipping through Instagram (big surprise, I know). They were making gorgeous natural soaps, bath bombs, lotions, and oils, and since I'm a total sucker for bath and skincare goodies...

November 27, 2015

Earlier this fall I was lucky enough to meet an incredible woman named Amanda Cockburn, AKA The Freewheeling Curator. She'd reached out to me because she was launching a pop-up bazaar of thoughtfully chosen local makers, and was looking for a little...

November 12, 2015

We've all noticed it's getting chillier, right? It's not just me? The trees are getting bare and the scent of dried leaves and woodsmoke hangs in the air. I love this time of year because we get to cuddle up into our cozy sweaters and warm socks once...

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