One of the great things about summer approaching is the spring/summer clothing show in Toronto, held at the Queen Elizabeth Building in the EX grounds.
I was there all weekend and I stumbled across so many lovely boutiques and booths, I pretty much wanted to buy everything!
FOOD – Now I had known Mark Pollard for a few years now and dreamed of his Sprucewood Shortbread cookies and I was so happy to see that they were at the Clothing show!
Many years ago he had come up with the idea that shortbread could be unique, savory snacks. Nowadays in the Sprucewood line Mark has 9 different flavors, my favorites are Maple, Dark chocolate, Lemon Zest and Rosemary Cheese.
Mark’s shortbread cookies were so good that they were featured in the Ontario Pavilion at the Vancouver Olympic Games!! Ever the gentleman Mark said “It’s a great honour for a company our size”
If you have a cocktail party or just a general craving for something delicious, check out Sprucewood Shortbread cookies at fine food shops, grocery stores and regional winery tasting retail rooms. or HERE www.sprucewoodbrands.com
FASHION – I feel that feathers in accessory designs are so great and IN right now and it was perfect that I ran into Christine Hart of HartBoutique. www.hartboutique.com
At her booth she had so many different styles of feather earrings and she explained to me that they were all collected from roosters in a humane and dignified way. Now that’s what i call conscious fashion.
Christine, who is just the sweetest person told me that her vision and mission for her company is to “be Gorgeous and be Giving.” A portion of the profits are given to micro-fiance charities so women in developing countries can have the chance to start their own business. Not only are her products beautiful but her mission is something I can definitely support.
So ladies! The next time you see someone walking by with KA POW eye catching feather earrings and you feel that you may want them too… Go and get a pair from HartBoutique and support a great cause!