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Our Top 10 Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Our Top 10 Mother's Day Gift Ideas

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Written by Michelle Ardiel
There are certain women in our lives who would do anything for us, and those people are often our...
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Public’s Guide to the Best Neighbourhood in Victoria to Discover

Public’s Guide to the Best Neighbourhood in Victoria to Discover

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Written by Michelle Ardiel

When was the last time you came downtown to our neighbourhood? You know, the one sandwiched between Government and Store St that is just north of Fisgard (hmmm … NoFi? Is that 90s naming convention so old it’s new again? Let’s see if we can make it a thing 😜). 

If you are a longtime local, you may remember this area as being semi-industrial with a few random shops and businesses that were destination-specific (hands up if you were also addicted to beloved Cascadia Bakery). This area on the edge of Chinatown has been quietly gentrifying over the years, and it’s now one of Victoria’s best-kept secrets for shopping, food and services. If you haven’t been down lately, what in the name of pickle boat ballet are you waiting for? 

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10 self-care rituals to build into your routine right now

10 self-care rituals to build into your routine right now

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Written by Michelle Ardiel
Most of us spend our lives taking care of other people — our families, our partners, our work. It...
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20 Gifts to Wow on Valentine's Day

20 Gifts to Wow on Valentine's Day

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Written by Michelle Ardiel
Right when we need a little brightness to shine on our interminable winter existence, February 1...
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15 Must-Have Travel Items for your Next Getaway

15 Must-Have Travel Items for your Next Getaway

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Written by Michelle Ardiel
New year, new adventures to be had! Wherever your next escape might be, we've got your travel ess...
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Public's 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

Public's 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

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Written by Michelle Ardiel
We get it, we are biased ... we kind of love everything we have in the shop (otherwise it wouldn'...
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What to Wear for Everyday Canadian Style

What to Wear for Everyday Canadian Style

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Written by Michelle Ardiel
Admit it, when it comes to homegrown Canadian fashion, the word that comes to mind is comfortable...
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Brand spotlight: Caddis

Brand spotlight: Caddis

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Written by Michelle Ardiel
There are lots of great things about getting older, but it does mean sometimes we need a little ...
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What to Wear for Everyday Scandi Style

What to Wear for Everyday Scandi Style

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Written by Michelle Ardiel
Scandinavian style has been on everyone's lips for a while, mostly in terms of home decor and hyg...
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Brand spotlight: Frank And Oak

Brand spotlight: Frank And Oak

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Written by Michelle Ardiel
Frank And Oak started in Montréal in 2012 and quickly grew to become everyone's favourite Canadia...
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Brand spotlight: Dedicated

Brand spotlight: Dedicated

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Written by Michelle Ardiel
We are excited to introduce eco-conscious Swedish brand Dedicated to our shop! Dedicated uses org...
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What to Wear for Everyday French Style

What to Wear for Everyday French Style

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Written by Michelle Ardiel
It's no secret that many of us envy the effortless French style, that certain way that people dre...
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Brand Spotlight: Fred Perry

Brand Spotlight: Fred Perry

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Written by Michelle Ardiel
Who was Fred Perry?    A three-time Wimbledon champion and multiple Grand Slam winner during the...
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Brand spotlight: Tretorn

Brand spotlight: Tretorn

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Written by Michelle Ardiel
Do you know Tretorn?    A heritage brand founded in 1891 in Helsingborg, Sweden and appointed by...
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