Issue 648 Volume 3 Number 148
It's Tuesday, November 8, 2022 and the animals are revolting. A Gatineau bear is a fugitive from justice in the Parc-de-la-Montagne-Saint-Raymond quarter, cleaning out garbage bins and bird feeders. In the McNeely Road and Russell Road area of Navan, meanwhile, by-law officers chased – and caught – a turkey. Call Ottawa By-law if you are missing one, or plan to celebrate US Thanksgiving.
Canadian-made Christmas Gifts Part I
▪️Okay, this one’s only half Canadian but it’s so stylish it needed to be in this list. Local muralist and artist Robbie Larivière aka Falldowng and Lab Candles of California have collaborated on a range of three holiday candles made from coconut wax and finished with lush seasonal scents. Available exclusively at BBXCo, where pre-orders are being taken right now. We imagine that these babies will sell right out. $38 each.
▪️The Purdy’s 20-piece Festive Trees Chocolate Gift Tin is a thoughtful prezzie for a party thrower, a teacher, a chocoholic, or anyone who needs help getting in the holiday spirit. Even better, there are myriad uses for the tin once the chocs have been devoured. $26.
▪️The air plant enthusiast in your life will love the Mini Air Plant Hanger from Wood Chip Decor. $29.99, available online or at a range of retailers across Ottawa.
▪️Bridgehead has Aeropress fans covered with the Coffee Lover Gift Box ($75), which includes an Aeropress Coffee Maker, two 340g bags of coffee ground for this type of coffeemaker, and 350 filters.
▪️Mimi & August’s new range of reusable candles is designed to have a second life as decorative accessories or functional pieces for your home. There’s a stoneware jar, a vintage jar with a handle (for coffee later), and a speckled cup that can be repurposed as a hold-all for jewellery or spare change or an espresso cup. The range also includes room sprays in two different sizes.
Deals of the day
Betty X Bow is celebrating their second anniversary with a site-wide 25% off sale. You’ll also get free shipping on orders over $150 across North America.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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