let me take you on a visual tour around Toronto ~ a lovely day trip I had two weeks ago
it started with a second visit to the One of a Kind Show
with sweet Ana from the ultimate babyblog Bluebird Kisses
we found two more lovely booths that I like to share with you
both of them use recycled material for their products
cate & levi was born out of a lack of one of a kind,
responsibly made and beautifully designed products for children
read more about their wonderful products and story behind them on their About page
I love how they combine neutral colors with knitted sweater prints to spice up their animals
you can shop directly from their website!
the second shop is filled with sweet pillows
the squirrels and owls are my favorites! look at them so sweet
after the show I went for a delicious lunch at the Toronto Liberty Market
and bumped into the pretty store West Elm ~ I never heard about before
which makes sense, since they only have stores in the USA ~ except for this one in Toronto!
unfortunately they don't ship to the Netherlands, but it won't surprise me if that changes soon
two display ideas that I really like are the top right star
I can think of many holiday shapes that will look great filled up with ornaments on the wall or table
and the glitter ornament is of course a lot of fun to make as well!
afterwards I took the tram to Toronto's Distillery District
a village in the city of brick-lined streets and pretty restored Victorian Industrial buildings
to the Dutch ladies among you; it reminds me a lot of the Westergas Fabriek terrein in Amsterdam
there are nice little shops where creative people sell their makes
alongside nice cafes with delicious coffees
these days totally decorated for the holidays, very pretty indeed!
one shop I like to mention is the Distill Gallery
it shows the individual handmade works by over 100 emerging Canadians
well... that was another great day in Toronto!
about the HO HO HO give away
Mabibilou I haven't heard from you yet!
send me an e-mail with your address in order for me to mail you your santa
if I haven't heard from you by next Tuesday, I have to do a redraw...
~ love ~