This blog post idea has been in my mind for a couple months, but I kept putting it off. I think maybe the announcement that Fixed Coffee is soon closing its doors really put my butt in gear. The last time I bought clothes in a mall/retail chain was December 2014. I was in Sydney, Australia, and bought a NYE tank top at Cotton On. … Continue reading Local Love: 1 Blazer, 5 Looks
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
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
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
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.
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