Thanks for stopping by! Trade and Charm will be away from the office and going ho-ho-home for the holidays. We can’t wait to see you in the New Year (2019 what?!) and hear all about what Santa brought you for Christmas (come on Chanel bag!!!). Merry Christmas and lots of love – Lauren & Jessica
The Fairmont Hotels takes high tea very seriously. Having already experienced the full Fairmont high tea experience at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier (check it out here!), when the lovely ladies at the Fairmont Royal York asked us to their Holiday High Tea, we were there with jingle bells on our feet! We spent the day braving the Christmas crowds trying to get some shopping done and then headed over to the Royal York to rest our tired feet and enjoy a well deserved spot of festive tea.
It’s that time of year again – the One of a Kind Show has taken over the Enercare Center in downtown Toronto. The One of a Kind Show (or OOAK Show) is an amazing opportunity to snag artisanal crafts that are thoughtfully made with love. There are so many fabulous handmade finds that you could quite easily finish your Christmas shopping in one place.
The Christmas count down is on! Officially 29 days and counting until the big day. Jess and I are making our lists and checking it twice. We’ve got a bunch of people to treat this year, from family to friends to secret Santas. I absolutely LOVE hunting for the perfect gifts for my loved ones – the payoff on Christmas morning is the best feeling ever. I’ve popped a few of my favourite finds below to help on your hunt this holiday (and maybe to add to your list to Santa this year)!
I have a low key obsession with interior design. I greedily devour any design magazine that I can get my hands on and half my insta feed these days is all about tablescapes, shelfies, and hygge. Although most of my obsession is purely virtual (living in a condo doesn’t exactly lend itself to DIYs and renos), I love a good wander around interior design stores. And nothing beats Restoration Hardware when it comes to dream decorating my perfect house, nothing. You can bet that as soon as a little bird told me about the new MASSIVE Restoration Hardware that opened up in Yorkdale complete with a CAFE, I rounded up the squad!
There is always that one person in your (not so immediate) friend group that always takes Christmas gifts to the next level by being super creative. Although I am down for some originality in gifts I give and get, a slow panic sets in when I feel Christmas creeping. I think, that betch is going to give me something super thoughtful and amazing and I am THE WORST FRIEND EVER because I’ve left this to the absolute last minute.