COVID-19 - Our online store is now reopened. You can order for shipping or you can pick up at the curb. We are closed Monday August 3 and Tuesday August 4 for the Civic Holiday.

FROM BATTLE TO BRACELETS

The effects on the Canadian Armed Forces members who spent time in Afghanistan has been well documented.  We owe a great deal to our brave friends, daughters and sons, mothers and fathers that spent time representing Canada under such severe circumstances.  Many still struggle with their combat experiences, and many try to come full circle…

Visit to Anne-Marie Chagnon in Montreal

Anne-Marie Chagnon Some of our suppliers and reps have been with us for the 16 years that we have owned The Shop. SRM Sales is one of our long term reps for independent artists.  We met both Sandra and her husband Ray through their previous relationship with The Shop.  They have represented many Canadian artisans…

Designer, Fashion and Fine Jewellery

Designer, Fashion and Fine Jewellery : Definitely captures our attention, but what is the difference? Fine jewellery – pieces that become family heirlooms to be passed from generation to generation usually has an associated price tag to reflect the quality materials and workmanship in each individual piece. Here is some needed information to help you…

Laparelle Leather Handbags

New to the Shop are LAPARELLE handbags. Using Italian Top Grain leather, these handbags are beautifully made by hand in Toronto by two sisters both designers in fashion and architecture. They are “fresh and elegantly constructed” and, by featuring contrasting colours of the outer and inner leathers, are easily reversible for a new look. There…

Double Happiness Skincare

Around a year ago, we brought into the shop a new women’s skincare line called Double Happiness Skincare. With co-creators Sonja’s and Young’s background in herbology and their love of essential oils, they developed a healthy, vegan and organic choice for skincare. Personally, having been diagnosed with eczema and allergies to synthetic fragrances, I was…

Aging or Ageless

The Rolling Stones lamented about it, Ponce De Leon supposedly searched for a cure, and Indiana Jones even found the magic potion to stop and reverse it – the passage of time and the effect on our body.  But time does progress and we suffer the tug of gravity and the wear of wind and…

Julie Bessette Jewellery

Julie Bessette is a Montreal jewellery artist we discovered late last year. What caught our attention was her hand made and distinctive designs that are earthy and powerful. After pursuing a career as an artist and fashion designer in Montreal, Julie and her family spent two years in Thailand, India, Tibet and Bali. She was…