1. We’re not so good when it comes to plants, so this simple guide to house plants by designlovefest is just what we need to keep our home green. 2. Stacking rings are our latest obsession. catbird makes the prettiest ones and you can get yours at Violette Boutique. 3. Even those of you who don’t have boards and boards dedicated to white dresses and diamond bling will love following White Peony Bridal Boutique on Pinterest. We do! 4. This album. Lord Huron’s Lonesome Dreams is on repeat these days.
One chilly evening in December while we were standing on Government Street waiting for Brasserie to open, the woman behind us asked if we would hold her place in line so she could she duck into The Milkman’s Daughter. When she came back out she explained that she had to pick up some of her favourite soap – then she reached out her hand and thrust the soap under our noses. It smelled good. It smelled damn good. We asked her to hold our place so we could grab a bar (and more) of our own.
The soap that won our hearts (and noses) is handmade by Steele & Co. right here in Victoria. Following family recipes and tradition, Steele & Co. uses simple and natural plant-based ingredients scented with botanicals and essential oils to make high quality utilitarian products. Their west coast scents range from Cedar and Fir to Hunter’s Blind and Pepper and Mint, and soaps come in bar, shave, or liquid form. We’re not ones to pick favourites, but if we had to, our vote goes to Pepper and Mint.
Find Steele & Co. products at Citizen, Four Horsemen, Still Life, The Milkman’s Daughter, Oak Bay Beach Hotel Spa and Victory Barber & Brand.
We love Instagram. It’s by far the social media we check most often in a day. It holds our favourite pics and provides a grainy look at our friends’ filtered lifestyles. It lacks long rants, political debates, passive aggressive updates, elderly relatives and advertisements. It’s awesome.
When we found out about Stickygram (thanks Julie!) we couldn’t wait to share the news…right after we placed our order, that is. Stickygram turns your most beloved snaps into tiny magnets so you can plaster your favourites where you can see them – without picking up your phone.
Until January 31st order 3 sheets of magnets for the price of 2, or 5 for the price of 3 – each sheet is $14.99USD and includes 9 magnets, each roughly the same size as they appear on your phone.
Bonus: these little gems make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift!
Find Stickygram at www.stickygram.com.
1. The Casual Optimist’s 50 best book covers from 2013, via Caribou Creative. 2. These adorable jewels from kris nations, available at Suasion. 3. Pretty flash drives from Son of a Sailor, available at Belljar. 4. Kid-friendly tee-pees from hip baby.
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It’s a festive friday faves today!
1. Holiday cards from Rifle Paper Co., available at Munro’s Books & Emporia Boutique. 2. Owl ornaments from Emporia Boutique. 3. Nate Caudle‘s Krak Nog, as featured in Imbibe. 4. The genius idea of using a skewer of frozen cranberries to keep champagne chilled, via Waiting on Martha.