1. Shop For a Cause
I’ve started collecting skulls over the past few years. Not real ones (too morbid!), of course, but my abode is now filled with everything from a pink, hand-painted skull from Mexico to skull shot glasses and even a skull-shaped lip balm. The fun, all-natural lippy is by one of my favourite local skincare companies, Rebels Refinery, and this month they’re launching their first-ever skull candle. Obviously, I need it and you do too, especially considering a portion of their sales go to supporting homegrown cancer foundations. Look for it in their online shop at rebelsrefinery.com.
2. Just Shop. Because Why Not?
March is a huge month for Toronto’s retail game, with the opening of Square One‘s new ultra-luxe wing on March 1 (100 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, Ont.), and the much-anticipated Ontario debut of Quebec’s favourite department store, Simons, opening on March 17 (also part of the aforementioned new wing). Considering Saks opened its doors at Yonge and Queen at the end of February, there are a lot of new style spots to hit up in the city (or like, really close by)!
3. Netflix & Click
If shopping smaller (and from your couch) is more your vibe, I highly recommend you check out my new favourite Toronto-based online spot, Curriculum, for an expertly curated selection of stylish and sophisticated pieces at prices that make it affordable to actually buy stuff (think brands like Mossman, Celeste Tesoriero and Winona). Trust me, I’ve already purchased half the spring selection. #Twinning anyone?
4. Watch It Like It’s Hot
Toronto Fashion Week returns to showcase the Fall 2016 collections of our home-based design talent. As you may have noticed, the week is no-longer called World MasterCard Fashion Week, and has returned simply to, well, Toronto Fashion Week (or TFW!). Taking over David Pecaut Sq. from March 14 to 18, some of the shows that I’m most looking forward to attending include Sid Neigum (who just showed his collection in London, how big time!), Mikhael Kale, and Greta Constantine, who are celebrating their 10th anniversary by closing out the week on Friday night. #Excited