Category: Style & Beauty

Erin Tracy – Holiday Picks for Him and Her!

Glam up your holiday season with sparkly finds for everyone on your list from Erin Tracy Bridal and Fine Jewellery. Boasting a wide selection of meticulously designed, handcrafted jewellery, Erin Tracy continues to create timeless, unique pieces. Erin Tracy’s focus on quality and design allows her to curate collections that appeal to men and women throughout. Using a wide variety of materials – from sterling silver, pearls and gold to concrete and wood – she couples modernity with pure elemental form.

With elegant finds for both men and women, you’ll be sure to look the best at every cocktail party, happy hour, gift swap – you name it! Here’s our favourite picks.

Holiday Picks for Him:



KOI Band Ring; Sterling Silver ($225)








KOI Cufflinks; Sterling Silver ($245)






Holiday Picks for Her:



VEIL Eclipse Ring; 14K Yellow Gold, White Diamonds, Grey Diamond ($7,500)








PALOMA Bead Bracelets; Gold Fill, Sterling Silver, Hematite, Pearl, Howlite, Silk Tassels ($120)








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SOCAN – “Music Loves Everybody” Knit Socks

What: This year SOCAN is proud to introduce their “Music Loves Everybody” knit socks. Priced at $17 all proceeds from the sale of the socks go to the Unison Benevolent Fund, a non-profit charity that provides emergency relief services to the Canadian music community in times of personal or professional crisis.

About: Made from a warm, 50% Merino Wool & 50% Polypropylene. Comes in S,M,L,XL for Men and Women. Wash with like colors, tumble dry low.

Bonus: These cozy socks are a great option for those gift givers that want to give back! Can be shipped on or before December 7.

Where: Available at For more info visit  @SocanMusic

Retro Festive – Canada’s Pop Culture Christmas Store

Retro Festive, Canada’s Pop Culture Christmas Store, has the largest (and coolest) collection of Christmas kitsch ever assembled in Canada. For those last minute Christmas lists, check out these exclusive and original gifts that can only be found in their spirited store.

New this year is the Retro Festive Christmas Gram; it’s a merry mystery package, available in four sizes, full of sweet surprises from socks to stickers inspired by the 2003 film Elf.

Some of our favourite picks are the original items inspired by the first and second Home Alone movies including Kevin McAllister’s knit reindeer hat, turtle dove friendship ornaments, “Buzz! Your Girlfriend! Woof!” ugly sweater, “Easy on the Pepsi, Fuller!” tree ornament, and chocolate pizza slices or gummi pizzas in a Little Nero’s box.

They will love this one!! Retro Festive, Canada’s original supplier of all things Griswold, created the Jelly of the Month Club gift set, and a moose mug eggnog candle, inspired by the movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
For those who like to wear their Christmas spirit on their sleeves, Retro Festive has original T-shirt and sweater designs including “Festive AF”, “I Have OCD: Obsessive Christmas Disorder”, “Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Muggle”, and “We the North Pole” inspired by Drake.

Retro Festive also has the Canadian exclusive on ugly Christmas sweater designs from the UK-based Cheesy Christmas Jumpers, including the Nutcracker Twosie, as seen on Royal Family wax figures at Madame Tussauds in 2016.

Shop in person at Retro Festive flagship store at 1100 Invicta Drive, Unit #1, Oakville or at the Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District.

 For more info visit @RetroFestive

Say Goodbye to Dry Skin with Vaseline Intensive Care Lotions

Looking for Holiday stocking stuffers for her? For daily all-over body care, we love Vaseline Intensive Care Lotions. These fast-absorbing and non-greasy formulas feature micro-droplets of vaseline jelly which help to heal dry skin. One application and her skin will feel healthy and nourished!

The Vaseline Intensive Care line up (295ml: $4.97-$8.79; 600ml: $7.77-$11.49) includes:

– Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair: Perfect for women with very dry skin, this lotion is proven to hydrate and relieve dry skin after the first application. Available in Lightly Scented and Unscented.

– Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Vera: One of our favourites! The aloe vera plant has been used for over 1000 years for its therapeutic properties; will help to calm her dry skin while deeply moisturizing.

– Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Radiant: She will love this one! Contains cocoa butter, an effective emollient known to hydrate the skin and lock in moisture to keep skin soft, smooth and glowing.

– Vaseline Intensive Care Dry Skin Repair: With skin-loving ingredients this lotion will carry her through every season of the year!

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ROM Shines Spotlight on the Defining Years of Christian Dior

Where: Royal Ontario Museum
When: November 25, 2017 to March 18, 2018
Cost: The exhibition is separately ticketed. Pricing for Adults is $8 in addition to General Admission. ROM Members always enjoy free admission.

Details: In celebration of the House of Dior’s 70th anniversary, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is pleased to announce a new exhibition featuring signature pieces from one of the Museum’s most treasured, yet rarely seen collections. Christian Dior, presented by Holt Renfrew, focuses on the ground-breaking early designs of famed couturier Monsieur Christian Dior.

Spanning the years 1947 to 1957, the exhibition explores Dior’s masterful creations which revived the Paris haute couture industry following the Second World War. In 1947, the opening of the new couture house and the presentation of Christian Dior’s revolutionary New Look—with soft shoulders, padded hips, and long, full skirts—swept away the masculine wartime styles. One of the most important designers of the 20th century, Christian Dior’s feminine fashions were desired, worn, and emulated by women around the world.

On display in the ROM’s Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles & Costume, the exhibition is arranged thematically by Day (coats, suits, and day dresses); late Afternoon to early Evening (cocktails and dinner dresses); and Grand Occasion (ball and formal gowns). Featuring 40 designs, many of which were worn by Toronto’s socialites of the period, the pieces are contextualized with Dior accessories and perfumes, and augmented by contemporary film, sketches, fashion photographs, and advertisements.

ROM visitors are invited to experience the exquisite craftsmanship, intricate detail, and inspired designs by Christian Dior. Drawn from the ROM’s renowned Christian Dior haute couture collection, the exhibition is supported by loans from Christian Dior Heritage, Paris and several other lenders. It explores how and why Dior’s iconic seasonal collections, his masterful cuts, and his use of luxury textiles and lavish embroideries laid the foundation for the fashion house’s global success so that, by 1953, it accounted for five percent of all French exports. Christian Dior offers a rare opportunity to examine firsthand the creative process of the Paris haute couture industry during the 1950s and see first-hand the influences that are still felt today.

Dr. Alexandra Palmer is the exhibition’s curator, author of the award-winning book, Dior: A New Look, A New Enterprise (V&A, 2009) and the ROM’s Nora E. Vaughan Fashion Costume Curator.

More Info:  @ROMToronto

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