Christmas Shopping Done Locally

Hands up if you feel as sad as we do when local small businesses announce they’re closing down?  And it felt like we were sad more than usual in 2016. We’ve seen the downtowns of quite a number of cities–nationally and internationally. Guess what? St. John’s is still our favourite. Sure, the brightly coloured rowhouses and view of The Battery have something to do with … Continue reading Christmas Shopping Done Locally

Local Love for Henna Body Art

For the past four years, we’ve spent many a day decorating cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. We’ve designed and decorated some pretty intricate-looking treats. Despite this, we were nowhere near prepared for how beautiful traditional henna is. Last month, we had the chance to meet the lovely Parinita and try henna for the first time. Rather than attempt an explanation to those of you unfamiliar with … Continue reading Local Love for Henna Body Art

Local Love for Indigena Skincare

We wanted to title this post “Putting Newfoundland Berries on Yer Face Feels Amazing”, but we didn’t want to give the wrong impression. Natural beauty products are brilliant anyways-but when they’re made locally from local ingredients?! YES, PLEASE. Needless to say, we were pumped to try products from NL’s own Indigena Skincare. A quick browse through the brand’s online site reveals lots of good stuff: … Continue reading Local Love for Indigena Skincare

There’s A New Girl Downtown.

Her name’s Brassy Lassy. (Okay no, her name’s actually Andrea, but we love calling her Brassy.)  We’ve known Brassy for a couple of years now, from attending the same markets on the weekends.  We’re SO PROUD of her for opening her own storefront in downtown St. John’s. Just walking into the store does good for your soul. Spend five minutes in there and you’ll swear … Continue reading There’s A New Girl Downtown.

Some Good Market in the Red Shed

Hard to believe this was the last market we attended with cupcakes…and it was a month ago. It was a goody, though.  The view, the fire in the wood stove, the outhouse, the vendors that feel like family, (especially when they bring soup and homemade pumpkin cake nomnomnom), and the steady flow of customers up and down the dirt path.  Even the dogs lucked out … Continue reading Some Good Market in the Red Shed