Just a little look at what I've been up to the last few weeks.
Meet Mr. Bones, the Swarovski-crystal-studded fellow hanging out in the brand new Kiehl's store in The Bay. That's right--the cult skincare and grooming brand that began as a New York apothecary in 1851 has partnered with one of Canada's most illustrious retailers on a store-within-a-store. All the Kiehl's store signatures are present, from the vintage Harley Davidson motorcycle (an obsession of the Kiehl family) to the little wooden medicine drawers (chock full of product samples) and Mr. Bones himself. Although the original Mr. Bones served as a teaching aid for the pharmacy students, this sparkling incarnation was created by Jason Matlo, who also designed a limited edition T-shirt with all proceeds going to Camp Goodtimes.
Kiehl's fans will find all their favourite products here, including Amino Acid Shampoo and Conditioner, Creme de Corps body lotion, and #1 Lip Balm.
The denim wall at Privilege, a little gem of a boutique located in the heart of Port Moody. It felt a bit strange venturing so far from Vancouver to check out a new store and shop, but a 20% one-night-only discount proved irresistible. Throw Canada Goose parkas, J Brand denim, MICHAEL Michael Kors pieces, Alden Rae wrap bracelets, and Rebecca Minkoff handbags into the mix, and it was pretty much guaranteed I couldn't walk away empty-handed. I can't wait to show you what I bought in my next outfit post.
Take a dash of Canadiana and mix it with diamonds and white gold, and you'll get the latest collection from Birks, Les Plaisirs de Birks. Pendants and rings featuring heart, cross, snowflake, and leaf motifs are bubbly and wearable for everyday, but for dramatic impact it's hard to beat the large maple leaf brooch. Also noteworthy: the new BIRKS MUSE collection, which features delicate scrollwork inspired by the ceiling of their original Montreal store dating back to 1879. (In fact, I loved the motif so much I tweeted a photo of one of their pendants.) The engravable pendants would make lovely Christmas gifts, don't you think?