Art mural of Toronto at the One of a Kind Show

One of a Kind Show – Something for Everyone

If you’re looking to experience everything that Canada has to offer and the amazing people that make up this country, head to the One of a Kind Show in Toronto. Its 11 days of non-stop creativity featuring over 800 Canadian makers. No two items are repeated because everyone puts their own creative spin on it, whether it’s concrete planters or greeting cards. Best of all there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a gift […]

Quinsco beaded bracelet stack as gifts for friends

Canadian Gifts for Everyone on your List

By now you will have realized that I love shopping locally (power to Canadian makers!). This week I attended one of the numerous Trinity Bellwood Flea Markets to check out some merch and bring you the best deals on holiday gifts. These makers should tackle everyone on your list. Don’t worry if you missed it, there’s another one on December 17th or you can always find these beauties online. For the body care junkie This […]

Pablo necklace flatlay by Foxy Originals - a Canadian designer jewellery brand

Designer Jewellery Minus the Price Tag

I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the hunt for unique and affordable jewellery. Sure, there’s a huge selection at high street stores but they’re not locally made. I love supporting Canadian brands (especially female entrepreneurs) because they have a story to tell and their quality is far better than the former. I was introduced to Foxy Originals, a trendy designer jewellery brand, when I saw a few of their pieces at Indigo. Since […]

Laparelle leather clutch bag in yellow mustard at Inland 2017

Innovative Designers at the Inland Show

Every time I walk into this building I’m amazed by the architecture and all the natural light the architect has allowed flowing through. Thus, it’s an apt place to hold a fashion design exhibition supporting different style designers that are all made in Canada. Welcome to the fall Inland show. I’m a fan of anything shiny, which is why Chayle’s booth caught my eye. What originally looked like jewellery made from foil was actually silver […]

pink girl black and white bright etsy canada

Etsy Brings 125 Talented Designers to Made in Canada

There’s no denying that Etsy has emerged as the online marketplace for DIY, handcrafted, and one-of-a-kind goods in recent years. This Saturday I got to see and purchase some of those amazing designs at the MaRs Discovery Centre. This particular event featured 125 vendors selling everything from fashion accessories to baby products to crafts and even vintage items. The atrium was abuzz with people and exciting things. My addiction to jewellery caused me to stop at every fashion-related booth […]

Uppdoo wonder mini black and white handmade toronto handbag

Shopping Inland Connects People with Purposeful Brands

With summer coming to an end (thanks to the chill in the air) don’t think the fun’s over. Fall in Toronto brings beautiful scenery and some awesome Canadian shows like Inland. I had the opportunity to attend the previous show in May. It housed over 65 Canadian designers where more than 95% of the collections on display were handmade or manufactured in Canada. What a way to support local talent! I’m invested in purchasing local […]