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5 Locally Designed Stampede T-shirts!

Summer so far in #yyc has been hot – high temperatures, not enough of that blissful cool rain we usually get in the heat of the afternoon. Long story short, this Stampede might not be the one for your long sleeve, plaid shirts. It’s Stampede t-shirts weather, friends!

You’re in luck at the shop (mind you, you’re always in luck when you come in the shop). 2016 is the year of loving local, and we’re carrying a line of Stampede t-shirts designed by Fine Mesh. Light weight, feather soft, with funky retro inspired designs, these t-shirts are perfect for kids young and young at heart. In a range of designs and neutral colours, the tanks and tees pair perfectly with your favourite pair of jeans and cowboy boots. And naturally, they celebrate all things Calgary, so they’re perfect to wear throughout the year!

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Our Favourite Father’s Day Cards by Local #YYC Designers



Because local love is the best kind of love, right? At the shop, 2016 is all about giving local independent artisans as much celebration as we possibly can, and we won’t lie, it’s not even that hard to do. In a city as diverse and talented as ours, it’s easy to stock our shelves with goodies sourced and made right here in  our home town.

Here are our picks for our favourite Father’s Day cards by local #yyc card designers!

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5 Things Your Home Needs Right Meow

Little Dishes

Don’t forget about your foyer this summer – these quaint little dishes with sweet details are perfect for capturing keys, coins, rings and business cards when you walk in the door. These dishes were created by Fringe Studio and they’re available now in the shop!

Watercolour Floral Silky Kimono Robe


If you think Spring has been warm, get ready because we’re betting on a sizzling summer for 2016. We totally get that you don’t always want to lounge around your house in a bikini or your skivvies, so opt for this light weight silky kimono robe in a beautiful floral print, available here.




Adult Colouring Books


Last week, we talked all about why we love adult colouring books and guess what, we still love them this week! The perfect way to get creative and relax without starting some massive project, we’ve got a huge assortment of great adult colouring books at the shop!



Miniature Glass Tealight Holder with Wire Hanger

That perfect backyard garden party turned all night BBQ you’ve been dreaming about throwing since November? It’s gonna happen so make sure every nook and cranny of your yard looks perfect with these gorgeous soft pink mercury tea light holders. Just the right amount of ambiance!



A zillion pairs of flirty sunglasses

If you’re the type of person who can keep track of your sunglasses, well good for you. For the rest of us, it’s always helpful to have sunglasses laying around in your backyard, in your car, in each of your purses, you get what we’re saying. Our snazzy shades come in 7 funky colours and they’re a steal at $3.50 each! 


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5 Reasons We Love Adult Colouring Books (Now In The Shop!)


If you haven’t jumped on the adult colouring book craze yet, what’s stopping you?? While it might have seemed like a kitchy fad when these books hit the scene last year, adult colouring books have some crazy fun benefits that you might not have considered.

  1. Relaxing: getting your colour on is like watching reality TV – zoning out is easy and takes  your mind off things! So turn the tube off, put on your favourite CD and let your mind wander
  2. Creative: the perfect creative outlet for those who like to stay in the lines and those who don’t, these are a beautiful way to express yourself and your mood
  3. Simple: these books aren’t out to trick you – they’re just out to make you feel proud of your hard work!
  4. Fun: whether you pull yours out when your kids pull theirs out, or you and your besties go sit in the park and colour the afternoon away, adult colouring books are great for social fun and for individual fun
  5. Pressure Free: there’s no deadline to finish it. You can pick it up and put it down whenever you like. There’s no one grading your work. There’s no on12439361_10154259592014672_3154961447162613271_ne judging your colours. Adult colouring books are a beautiful, pressure free activity!
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Navy Details for a Travel Theme Wedding

Navy is one of our favourite wedding colours – sophisticated, modern, rich and masculine, it pairs well with almost every other colour and you can have a ton of fun with it. We drew inspiration from our Travel Themed Invitations available on our Etsy shop and we put together a list of our favourite navy details for a travel theme wedding – we think you’re going to love them.

il_570xN.853224947_96aiStart with our classic travel theme invitations with feature navy paired with dove grey and a soft wave pattern under a map. These invitations set the tone for upscale wedding.



Gift your bridesmaids a monogrammed tote bag so they can keep all their essentials organized on your big day!


Make yourself walk down the aisle on water with our navy Aqueous aisle runner, which works perfectly in a travel themed wedding.


Our Wanderlust Message Ribbon comes in a rich navy blue and makes the perfect detail to adorn favours or place settings.


And of course, what fun is any wedding without paper straw sippers? Our striped navy sippers will bring sophisticated navy into the hands of all your guests.




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