Dear Diary

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Unlike the men’s category, I have so many beautiful, caring, wonderful women in my life, all around me at all times, and they deserve the world this Christmas. I adore shopping for my gal pals, always picking out items year-round and doing my best to save the surprise for December 25th. Of all the special things about the holidays, celebrating the strong community of women who support me on the daily is my favourite part.

That said, those who know me know I’m one of those people who’s nearly impossible to shop for. I’m in an anti-stuff state of mind and I already have anything and everything I could ever wish for, BUT there are a few choice items for “the girl who has everything” that anyone would love to receive, even me.

Let me know your favourite gifts to give this year in the comments below if I’ve missed anything!

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1. Charlotte Tilbury Blush / 2. Charlotte Tilbury The Feline Flick Eyeliner / 3. Cardea Auset Sea Bath Soak / 4. Wanderlust + Co Constellation Necklace / 5. Cardea Auset Rosa Facial Mist / 6. Little Black Book, A Toolkit for Working Women – Otegha Uwagba / 7. Gaston Luga Backpack / 8. OLAPLEX Hair Perfector / 9. Boosh lipsticks / 10. Overose Iridescent Candle / 11. Bluboho Revival Ring / 12. Sonix Sunglasses / 13. ORIBE Hair Care / 14. Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre Luxe Colour-Lasting Lip Gloss Lacquer / 15. Kate Spade Sawn Wallet / 16. Mai Lin Friendship Bracelets

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Crossing the Charming Princes off of our shopping lists is always the biggest Holiday challenge, but also the most fun to take on. Whether it’s a special someone, a dad or a brother, finding the perfect gift for those on your list with a more masculine aesthetic usually takes an extra bit of elf power.

This year we teamed up to pick up some really great stocking stuffers, gift sets and bigger presents too – in all honesty we ended up wanting to keep most of the gifts for ourselves!

Check out our Charming Prince picks and shopping guide below!

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GIN KIT

Perfect for the budding alchemist, with this kit you can transform a simple bottle of vodka into an outstanding bottle of delicious homemade gin in just 36 hours.

TOOTHPICKS

In all-natural flavours like Bourbon and Ginger Honey, these toothpicks are the perfect stocking stuffer. Daneson also plants 100 trees for each one they cut, so they’re really the gift that keeps giving!

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VANS

There’s nothing wrong with sticking to the classics. Vans Sk8 Hi’s are a good go-to for anyone on your list!

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RICHER POORER

Who doesn’t need new socks and undies? Get ultra-comfy ultra-cool basics from Richer Poorer, and maybe even grab something for yourself while you’re at it!

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SAJE

Diffusers are perfect for purifying the air and look good in any space. Oh and did we mention there’s now a diffuser you can take on the road? Bye-bye pine air fresheners!

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DAVINES

All of the ingredients to give your guy soft, silky, frizz-free locks! Who says he can’t have nicer hair than you?

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SPICEBOMB

Still going strong as our absolute favourite scent for gents, Spice Bomb is a go-to gift!

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HERBIVORE BEARD STUFF

Truly natural and cruelty free, these special tonics and elixirs smell just like a forest and will keep your guy’s face super soft.

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UNIQLO / STAR REGISTRY

Christmas is so much easier now that Uniqlo is open just around the corner! Much, much further away is our very own star that we got to name after our Pastel Prince.

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YOUR PAL AL CACTI & SUCCULENTS

Concrete, succulents and just the right amount of gold from one of our very favourite Toronto artists, Your Pal Al.

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Get CreativeParty Time

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It’s been a long time since Paige and I have gathered the time and energy to put on another #getsocialworkshop, and in all honesty we were a bit nervous this time around. We were working with a new space, a lot of new sponsors, and both of us have shifted our focus so vastly over the past couple of years we didn’t really know what to expect.

But for the third time, we were so pleasantly surprised with how it all came together.

The workshop this time around was packed, despite having expanded to a larger space, and everyone came from totally different backgrounds, which made the range of information we had to discuss so much more dynamic. Over incredible pink waffle breakfast sandwiches from Burger Pawty, fresh blooms by Wild North Flowers, and hot tea from Teapigs, attendees spread out around the space, snapping photos on coloured backdrops with glittery fun props. I think it’s safe to say that even when time was up, no one was really ready to go back to reality and head home!

Paige and I feel so incredibly lucky to have the chance to take part in such an inspiring and creative community, and it’s days like this past Sunday that really remind us why we do what we do. Thanks so much to everyone who joined us!

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Special thanks to our incredible sponsors //

Burger Pawty
Teapigs
CONVEY
Wild North Flowers
Cake Beauty
Flow Water
I Love Puffy Love Marshmallows
Fancy Pufs
Richer Poorer
Bite Beauty
Ban.do
Nude Bee Honey
Rosehound Apparel

Dear Diary

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Father’s day is just around the corner, and though I usually just pick out a pair of socks for my dad (erm, sorry Dad), I’m realizing as I get older that Father’s day will become not only about showing my appreciation for my own father, but my friends (and one day my partner in crime!) who have become fathers too!

My boyfriend’s birthday was just a few weeks ago, so I conveniently got to pick out a bunch of cute guy gifts anyway… when I noticed Father’s day was coming up it seemed necessary to show my favourites here in case any of you are stuck for next weekend!

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Find our favourites at:

Richer Poorer //

BYOB Cocktail Emporium //

Kitten and the Bear Jam //

Daniel Wellington //

CONVEY //

Kozlik’s Mustard //

Casamigos //

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Dear Diary

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I have a bit of an issue when it come to Christmas shopping: I just don’t know when to stop! Every single year I get out of hand, on a mission to find that perfect special something for everyone on my list, from my next door neighbour who I barely know to my parent’s dog.

At the very top of my “love to shop for” list sits my pastel prince, aka whoever I happen to be dating when the holidays hit. Don’t get me wrong- I genuinely love gift shopping for anyone and everyone, but above all I delight in splurging on cashmere scarves, dress shirts, spicy cologne and printed socks. I have a secret affinity for menswear and gentleman’s products, so Christmas gives me the perfect excuse to really dive into that world. 

This Christmas I’m lucky enough to have a pretty magical guy in my life, which means I went on a bit of a spree collecting all sorts of treasures for him. From a fancy gold embossed deck of cards (he does magic, literally) to my favourite men’s cologne (which he just so happened to wear before I even met him), this guide really got much more expansive than I had originally planned… but what’s wrong with a bit of Christmas spoiling, right? 

*Gender aside, this roundup is for all those handsome, masculine-identified folks in your life. Happy shopping!

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Amola salt (available at The Spice Trader)
Richer Poorer socks
Monarch playing cards by Theory11
Viktor and Rolf Spicebomb via Perfumania
Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield watch
Komono sunglasses
Davines OI collection
Baxter of California candles and skincare
Dillon’s Distillery Spirits
BYOB Cocktail Emporium Barware
Nike Roshe One
ASOS junk food t-shirt and pink pullover
The Good Bar Soap
Woodlot Candle