January 15, 2011

Cutest toys in Canada!

Style 28 is one of my beloved new companies which is wholesaling fair-trade soft toys, that are all hand-woven and hand-made by women in Sri Lanka.  All the Barefoot products are one-of-a-kind and include soft toys, backpacks, and pencil cases which Style 28 is exclusively importing into Canada.  Style 28 will be promoting these remarkable toys further at the Canadian Toy Association Trade Show being held in Toronto, January 30th to February 1st.  Check out the website to see an up to date list of where you can purchase these little creatures www.style28.com.
Some of my favourites are:
The Thorny Devil who is fantastic as a kids bedroom decoration as well as a unique toy!

Elephant (she even has bloomers on under her dress!)

Blue Surgeon Backpack ... truly the coolest kids backpack!

January 11, 2011

shhhhhh .... it's a secret!

This December I was lucky enough to hear through the grape vine of a very special new service in town!  It's an incredible home made and hand delivered ice cream company called Cold Comfort.  
Some of the flavours that can be gorged on are:
- Rosemary & sour cherry
- Salted caramel
- Blueberry & earl grey
- Fresh mint & chocolate(tried it, freshn'delicious)
- Candy Cane (wonderful)
-Gingerbread icecream sandwich (yup, you heard it right and it was TASTY)
You can find Cold Comfort on Facebook and keep track of the newest flavours she's cranking out.

Photo by Katie Fritz, writer for EAT Magazine amongst other talents.

January 08, 2011

Top Dog Spa

As many of you know I have a very special man in my life: Ozlo!  He is my 7 year old Italian Mastiff, who has become a bit of shop dog in the past 2 months.  But his own "dog spa experience" is at Top Dog which is located at: A-602 Esquimalt Road, (250) 920-3647.  All the staff there are wonderful with Ozlo, and it's really a treat for him to go in every 3 weeks for a bath and some serious cuddles!  Last spring I got Jenna to come and photograph some of this "Ozlo Top Dog Spa" action.  She did an incredible job, and I've got 3 photos from this photo shoot up in the Mille Fiori Spa bathroom.  Please check out Jenna's website as she is truly one of Victoria's most talented photographers, and does remarkable wedding photos. 

January 04, 2011

Brilliant Japanese stationary

D-Brothers is a Japanese design company that gets young product designers to create innovative merchandise.  I had the pleasure of coming across some of their vases in "Merci" a beautiful concept store in Paris.  I then contacted D-Brothers to get some of their stationary brought to Mille Fiori Spa.  Here are a few of their incredible creations:
This is a "memo pad" in the shape of both a pear and apple.  
They are truly the coolest memo block you will come across! 

This birthday card is a gift in itself!  

These butterflies are sticky notes which you can place anywhere: on the edge of a computer screen, your fridge, the mirror in your bathroom.  They are a great way to keep notes looking ever so stylish!

These "La Dolce Vita" biscuits are actually blank cards which are great for any occasion!

January 01, 2011

Time to detox! Here's how ...

I received David's Tea Organic Detox from my sister Katie for Christmas. I'm pretty sure it's going to come in handy January 1st. On first sip I found it a tad light in flavour, so I steeped it a bit longer and it was tasty. For another "Resolution" package idea from David's Tea check out their site or go to a store near you.