Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Valentine's Day isn’t loved by everyone, but if you want to show your particular person some extra love on February 14th, or you’re searching for a cute outfit to celebrate Galentine's Day instead, local makers and service providers have you covered.
▪️Ottawa’s Cara Bara Designs has gorgeously designed greeting cards with modern sentiments like “You’re Salty But I Love You” and “You’re My Cup of Tea”, all available on her website. You can also find a selection irl at Flock Boutique (1275 Wellington).
▪️We love the new little video by Blondie Apparel, explaining exactly what they mean when they say their stylish, casual fashions are Made in Canada. Everything from design, through milling of fabric, to the clothing tags, to the price tags... Yup, it’s all made in Canada.
▪️Sometimes a man’s grooming takes a back seat to his other responsibilities, so a gift card for a serious beard and hair trim is a great idea. In the East End, Fine Grooming’s four barbers offer trims, shapes, cuts, and buzz cuts for Ottawa’s stylish dudes, including kids and seniors. Not Your Father’s Barber in the ByWard Market offers classic cuts and treatments, and right now they’ll even throw in some swag if you dare to get a seventies album haircut (probably best not to do that for Valentine's Day though). In 2019 The Hare and Hound opened in the Little Italy building that once held the Joe Lerullo Barbershop. Soak up the history while you you get your trim.
▪️Putting chocolates and hearts together in one bite is Martha’s Valentine.s Day dream (hint hint, Darren). Aux Delices Bakery’s Dipped Menu includes Oreos dipped in chocolate with cute little hearts on top. Oh, and chocolate dipped strawberries. And chocolate dipped pretzel rods. (Seriously, Darren. Get ordering.)
Get an extra 30% off Vétements Mandala Wear during their Winter Sale. Winter layering tees and versatile transition pieces such as tunics are all available at reduced prices.
We'll see you tomorrow– Martha and Darren
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