Posts Tagged: clothing

gift guide :: Easter Fun

EasterGuideHippity-hop! A super cute gift guide of treats inspired by bright Easter colours.

left to right:

{top} Quin Candy | Pocket Mates | Leather Satchel Co.
{middle} Locomotive Clothing | Hello!Lucky | Delfonics
{bottom} RICE DK | Mistura | Herbivore Botanicals

got craft? :: this weekend!

AD4Got Craft? is taking place this weekend and we rounded up the top 5 things to do at the show!

  1. Be one of the first 50 people through the doors each day to receive a FREE* swag bag with goodies from our vendors and sponsors! Visit our blog post for a sneak peek of some of the swag items we have collected!
  2. Participate in one of our new DIY workshops such as Brush Lettering Level 2 with Big Top Sign Arts, Block Printing on Textiles with the Craft Lab. Pre-registration is required, please click on the name of each workshop for a full course description, cost, and registration. Spool of Thread sewing lounge will also be back with another FREE hand sewing project for you to make and take home. Known for their simple and quick crafts, this is perfect for both kid and adults!
  3. Treat yourself to some of Vancouver’s best food carts including Guanaco Salvadoran Cuisine, Melt City Grilled Cheese, Varinicey Pakoras, and Soho Road Naan Kebab.
  4. Support small business and shop from over 75 handmade vendors in a wide assortment of categories including paper goods, jewelry, clothing, ceramics, baked goods, and more! There will be over 37% new vendors at the upcoming spring event including East Van Light, Owl & Windsor, East Van Jam, The Lemon Square, Graveley & Sons, and the Vancouver Candle Company, to name a few.
  5. We opened up a brick and mortar shop last February and we are super excited to be bringing a sample of goods to the next event! Visit the London Fields Shoppe table for a selection of bath and body products, stationery and paper goods, jewelry, and the newest issues of Frankie magazine!

*Swag bags are available to paid attendees only



vendor images above clockwise: Designs by Val, Cabin + Cub, The Beautiful Project, East Van Light

i love :: DearGolden

Buying vintage ensures that your outfit is one of a kind and that your piece of clothing may have a story that comes with it. However, vintage clothing can sometimes be frustrating. Clothes may not fit like you are used to and sometimes, you have to be willing to dig through racks and racks of clothing to find “the one”. Lauren Naimolo from DearGoldenVintage on Etsy helps you solve your dilemma. By sifting through all the junk to find the golden treasures, her clear images and detailed descriptions, makes vintage shopping a breeze. Plus, with finds like these, how can you not stop and browse?

from her etsy featured seller interview: Through it all, I was (and still am) enamored with vintage clothing. I tend to wear mostly vintage and thrifted clothing. I mix up the eras and never really settle on one style or decade I like best. But all said, I get pretty misty at the sight of a late 1930s dress, that’s for sure. Read more

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wedding :: xoelle bow ties

Having a bow tie crush on these beauties by Xoelle! Seriously, why should brides have all the fun!? Xoelle is run by Laura who often calls herself elle. Thus, xo elle. She handmakes each bow tie using repurposed vintage neckties and button down shirts.

In her words,“I love finding items that are unloved, forgotten, discarded, and sometimes abused, and repurposing them. I love the history and sentiment they retain.”

in the city :: markets + house guests + pubs

Our past week in London mainly consisted of guest visits…  a stop at the spitalfields market during the bank holiday for the vintage fair… mexican food near Angel and a coffee table score… eating baked goods in front of Harrods and having a laugh with the Big Bus driver… walking through posh neighbourhoods to the Nag’s Head and oogling at the Louboutin shoe store in Chelsea… and seeing Princess Anne’s motorcade drive through Green Park.

A second wave of guests arrived yesterday and as this was their first visit to London, they came armed with a list of top 10 London pubs to visit. I’m pretty sure the gang made it to 8 out of 10 plus a kebab house in Aldgate East, but unfortunately (or fortunately!), Robert and I went our own way after stop #2 and a quick bite at the White Horse in Parsons Green.

We are off to Llwyngwril, Wales this weekend, so stay tuned for our next field trip post!