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Uncle Peter’s Man Demonstration Day

Uncle Peter’s Man is a newer line of men’s skin care products from Toronto. Their line presently includes two oils (647 and 416 – how TO!) , a soap and a facial scrub. Just in time for Father’s Day, we will be hosting a demo in the shop on Saturday June 13. Come in and try the products – I use the oils as an aftershave and find that they have a great effect in ‘calming’ the skin. They have great scents as well, both being made using argan oil along with other essential oils.

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Sleepy Owl Baby Care –Natural Products Made in Canada

With a new baby in the house, many parents try to source products that are made from natural ingredients, escaping any of the adverse effects from artificial compounds that we have all become aware of recently. This was the intention of Natacha Rey when she gave birth to her daughter in 2010. Growing up on an organic farm in Ontario, Natacha has long appreciated the benefits of ingredients that do not rely on artificial chemicals. Using her knowledge of naturally grown plants, she developed a line of baby care products based on Blue Chamomile, an herb known to have anti-inflammatory and calming qualities. Other essential oils, including lavender and avocado, are used in her products as well, avoiding all synthetic fragrances that can cause irritation and allergic reactions.
Her line, Sleepy Owl Baby Care Products, now includes a 3 in 1 Wash that can be used as shampoo, body wash or a bubble bath; Baby’s Blue Oil, containing blue chamomile and lavender oils; Bottom Balm and a “Boo Boo” Stick for minor hurts and insect bites.
Sleepy Owl products are proudly made in Canada and use organic ingredients whenever possible. You can read reviews on Nanny Robina’s website (nannyrobina.com) – where the line has received her stamp of approval.
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Sleepy Owl is now available at The Shop For All Reasons in Streetsville. Along with the items mentioned, there is also a Baby’s Gentle Foaming Hand Wash and a Blue Chamomile Baby Lotion. Coming soon, just in time for summer, is their Soothing Baby’s SunBlock at SPF 30.

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Chicago Comb

Another new product to The Shop! Chicago Comb Co. are made right in the Windy City, laser cut from stainless steel. With four designs and four finishes, they are a lasting grooming item for yourself or as a gift.

Timeless Design. Chicago Comb Co. metal combs showcase timeless elements of design which transform the commonplace into the extraordinary. Chicago Comb Co. was founded on the principle that everyday objects should also be enduring works of sculpture and design.

Artisan Manufacturing. Chicago Comb Co. employs artisan manufacturing methods which blend the latest technology with traditional hand craftsmanship. Each Chicago Comb begins life as a solid, approximately one-tenth inch thick sheet of high quality stainless steel. This special material is precisely laser-cut until the shape and design of the comb emerges. Each comb is then carefully hand-finished for comfortable daily use. The result is the finest stainless steel comb in the world.

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Made in USA. One of our core values is local production. Our combs are 100% designed and made in the United States using the highest quality materials. Our stainless steel is made in Kentucky and processed in Indiana; the combs are laser-cut and polished in Chicago; and our beautiful custom packaging – and even our shipping boxes – are made right here in Chicago.

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Its all in the beard!

shawFacial hair growth seems to be making a big comeback – could it be due to the cold weather we have been having? It is important to take care of your beard and moustache – specially the skin underneath! We offer several lines of beard and skin care products, from beard wash to oils and waxes. Trimming and grooming are made easier with proper clips, combs and brushes. We will introduce our new products over the next couple of posts! These include Bluebeard, Urban Beard and Uncle Peters MAN. Stay tuned!

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Brown Betty Teapots – Adderley

We have just received a shipment of Brown Betty teapots.  These are made at Adderley Ceramics in Stoke on Trent, the area known for the special clay used for decades in Brown Betty ware.  Reading the history of Brown Bettys, it is interesting to note that several ceramic companies have created them over the years, with various levels of quality (or lack there of). Lately, it has become difficult to obtain any Brown Betty, but we are pleased to have found this supplier with a line of both brown and cobalt blue teapots.  The quality is the best we have seen, and that has been verified on several other web sites dedicated to the art of British tea.

We have on hand 2, 4, 6 and 8 cup in both colours, as well as tea mugs and trivets.   Various styles have been made over the years – these are based on designs used around WWII.

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Amedei chocolate now available at The Shop

They make what has been called the best chocolate in the world. From Italy, Amedei creates chocolates that are ‘bean to bar’ using the best beans available.  They have been one of the main (if not the only) suppliers  of award winning Chuao beans from Venezuala. This year their Blanco de Criollo won gold medals, and Porcelana, mentioned in 30 Rock, is considered the most expensive chocolate in the world – and tasting it surely explains why!

We have started out with four different bars as well as their exquisite hot chocolate.  Add yourself to our mailing list to receive  information on our chocolate tasting event planned for sometime in October!

from 30 Rock:  Alec Baldwin’s character Jack Donaghy says:

“Imagine a dessert for two, Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream in a pool of cognac, drizzled in the world’s most expensive chocolate, Amedei Porcelana, covered with shaved white, black, and clear truffles, topped with edible 25-carat gold leaf.”

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Sloane Earl Grey Classic Tea

Our premium tea line from Hoda at Sloane Tea Company offers the best classic and blended teas available! With a wide range, from black to green to oolong, as well as flavoured teas, tisanes and rooibos, there is sure to be several to satisfy both the tea connoisseur and anyone who just enjoys an excellent cup.

Earl Grey Classic is a blend of high quality black tea, cornflower petals and natural bergamot. Hoda describes the flavour of the tea: “Golden amber liquor, medium-bodied, velvety smooth with a lengthy and creamy vanilla linger.”

Steep the tea for 4 to 6 minutes using one teaspoon for 6oz. of water (at about 90 degrees C)

 

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Trudeau Stress Less Kitchen

An amazing line of products for the kitchen. Stress less from Trudeau makes everyday tasks easier – from opening cans to cutting pizza! Designed for ease of use, the products are helpful for those with problems gripping, yet the features make anyone appreciate the concepts used. The can opener leaves no sharp edges, and the cutter does not touch the food inside the can. The pizza cutter is beveled on both sides so one pass of the wheel is all you need. And cleanup is a breeze! Even the salt and pepper grinders are fantastic. Very little effort is needed for grinding due to the gearing used. And the wine bottle opener includes a foil cutter in the base, and removes the cork in very easy actions. Come into the store for a demonstration!