So we may have cheated on Hamilton. But the way we see it -- there are people, places and things to love in every city. Last Thursday we were invited to attend a special preview of the new Anthropologie shop that has opened in the heart of downtown Oakville. The gorgeous space originally housed a bank and has since been converted to showcase two floors of all things lovely. Oakville sure knows how to host an opening. We were charmed by the mini glasses of lemonade, wine and all the delicious canapés. And the store! Everywhere we turned we found something we loved. And yes, we stood in a long winding line up to purchase an armful of goods. We even met the lovely Celine MacKay, Editor-in-Chief of Pure Green Magazine. Anthropologie is now carrying the mag. Have you read volume 2 yet? It's beautiful. See Anthropologie's super sweet love letter to quarterly publications here.
Now, we did bring our cameras, but mine broke and Jacklyn's battery died. Nonetheless, we really wanted to share with you some of our favourite things at Anthropologie.
1. It was love at first sight when we spotted the crinkled stripe throw. When we picked it up, we realized it was so much more. The hand-loomed blanket is lightweight and incredibly soft. We could have curled up right by the display with one of the many good books on hand. It seems perfect for the warmer months ahead, for seaside lounging or sitting out on the porch on a crisp morning.
2. Part of the in-house Pilcro line, this buttercup tote is laser cut with blossom details on the upper half and finished with natural leather straps. The sunny hue it comes in is sure to brighten your day.
3. We were on the hunt for coasters and thought the design of these symbology coasters was gorgeous. Made of polished sheesham wood (also known as Indian Rosewood), the inlaid design features mother of pearl, bone, horn and resin.
4. Do you love writing lists? This old school writing tablet is made of reclaimed oak from a high school's old stadium bleachers and finished with a repurposed leather detail from WWII soldiers' spats. Seriously cute. Substitute your post-it notes with this.
5. In the bath section we found this gorgeous line called Barr-Co. Made in small batches in St. Louis, Missouri, the line offers all natural bubble bath, hand soap, bath salts and lotion. Packaged in an apothecary-inspired glass bottle, this vegan product is made with plant extracts and botanicals like aloe, coconut soap, oat, cucumber and green tea extract. And the bottle is so pretty you can use it again and again.
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