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Party Pieces

I wonder how business has changed for the Middletons, owners of Party Pieces, since their daughter Kate became the Duchess of Cambridge.

Ivory lace cupcake wrapper, 5.99GPB pkt 12

white lace paper bunting, 6.99GPB

butterfly wedding wishes, 17.99GBP pkt 54

eco-friendly sky lantern, 3.49GBP

masquerade party masks, 3.99GBP pkt 6

I have a feeling business has improved.

inVU Drapery Co.

A few weeks ago I got the chance to finally – yes, finally – visit inVU Drapery Co. in person. This company has been good to us here at White Cabana (remember this giveaway) so I feel a bit ashamed that I hadn’t visited one of their stores. Well, I’m happy to report that it didn’t disappoint.

In addition to the colourful Cobi Ladner line, and a great selection of fabrics in various textures and colours, inVU Drapery Co. carries wonderful white fabrics and curious, quirky and classic accessories for the home. Here are some photos from my visit.

Fabrics:

Giftware:

photos by Jordana

Have you been? Click here to learn about the inVU Drapery Co. locations.

The Friday Five: Garnet Hill

In the last few months I’ve been drawn quite a bit to Garnet Hill. I have yet to make a purchase or to test out any of the products but my friend Therese is a fan and I can see why.

Here are five of my favourite items for the home but there are also a lot of great articles of clothing and accessories. Definitely worth a browse…if not a few purchases!

Signature scalloped percale bedding, $21-$49 (on sale)

Frette bath towels, $10-$65

Megan tufted headboard, $978-$1188

faux-bamboo nightstand, $788

Simon Pearce Cavendish ceramic bowl, $40-$46

Thanks to Therese for introducing me to Garnet Hill.

Photos courtesy of Garnet Hill.

The Friday Five: Caviar20

Caviar20 has just launched its e-commerce site which makes it so easy to buy exceptional antiques online. Not only that, but Caviar20’s loft space in Toronto is now open so be sure to stop in if you’re in the city (open Thursdays).

Today I am happy to feature five pieces from Caviar20 that are true delicacies for your home. Kudos to Troy for making Caviar20 such an amazing source of beautiful art, furniture and accessories.

Dylan McKinnin console table, $1900

Jean Luce for Arzberge porcelain plates, $225

Handkerchief chair by Massimo Vignelli for Knoll, $375

Bound Octagon Venetian light, $525

Maru side tables by David Chang, $1200

You can read more about Caviar20 here, here, here and here.

Images courtesy of Caviar20.

Michael Sodeau Desk Accessories

The stapler is designed by Michael Sodeau and it’s part of his Anything desk accessories collection available at the A+R store. The collection represents the first collaboration between Michael Sodeau and Japanese firm Suikosha. Each piece in this collection is $39.

Thanks to Design for Mankind for introducing me to this line of office supplies.

Images courtesy of A+R.

20 Below: Essie's Good to Go Top Coat

On the recommendation of Piece of Toast blogger, Molly Bernadette, I went out and bought Essie’s Good to Go top coat last week. I’m so impressed! This top coat dries in no time flat, leaves nails super shiny and seems to also strengthen while it also protects the nail polish underneath. Two thumbs up from me.

Essie Good to Go top coat, $8

In Canada, Essie polishes are now available at Shopper’s Drug Mart. I bought my Good to Go there for $7.99.

Spex Club Eyewear

In need of affordable eyewear? Have you heard of Spex Club? This company offers a good selection of affordable prescription eyewear for men and women.

Although Spex carries a variety of colours, it probably does not surprise anyone that I’m most attracted to all the white frames. The Spex collection feels like it was made just for me!

Apprentice

Jesse

Ruby

Scout

Baxter

Bloomer

Jinx

All images courtesy of Spex Club.

Spotlight on Areaware

New York based Areaware is a manufacturer that brings to its customers a unique selection of well-designed products. Over 25 designers are connected to Areaware and its product range, in addition to being useful, is artful, eccentric, and often humorous. Part of Areaware’s mission is to create products which inspire an emotional response and which¬†create dialogue between people and their everyday surroundings.

Harry Allen silicone keychain, $19

Harry Allen pill box, $12

Harry Allen bank in the form of a pig, $125

Paul Loebach candlestick, $24

Harry Allen candlestick, $50

Harry Allen peanut bowl, $35

Jonas Damon clock, $130

Areaware products are available in countries around the world. Check the store listings here.

Images courtesy of Areaware.

The Friday Five: Eataly

Eataly New York: We sell what we cook. We cook what we sell.

After several years of planning, Oscar Farinetti, Mario Batali, and Lidia and Joe Bastianich partnered together to open Eataly in Manhattan in August 2010. Eataly is a space to shop for, to eat and to learn about delicious Italian food. According to the Eataly manifesto, food unites us all, brings us all together, and the source of the greatest joy is what happens around the dinner table. Indeed.

If you have already paid a visit to this immense food emporium, then you will have wandered around in amazement. Only steps from the Flatiron building, Eataly is an incredible source of authentic Italian food products and it encourages a very lively atmosphere (kind of reminds me of loud family dinners, actually). Although I found many of the products to be  over-priced, Eataly remains one of the few places, if not the only one, to carry such a variety of true Italian eats!

Today I am sharing with you five photos from Eataly that my mom and I took on one of our most recent visits to NYC. For us, and hopefully for you, these photos are great reminders of Italy.

aqua minerale naturale (water)

Orzata was always a summer treat when I was a kid. It has a very distinct sweet taste.

Bialetti. No other espresso maker will do.

Mmm…chocolate torrone. The best ever.

How lucky are those New Yorkers who get to experience Eataly on a regular basis?

Photos by Jordana and FG. Pasta photo courtesy of Eataly.

White Makes Sense

I had a great visit at HomeSense last week. If I had an unlimited budget (and a mansion) I would have gone crazy and filled up my shopping cart with loads of goodies. Instead, I picked up a few pretty gifts for friends and family.

I think this collection of serving platters, bowls and cake stands is especially beautiful.

photo by Jordana at HomeSense

The Friday Five: Patio Furniture

We’re finally getting warm weather where I live (well, it’s been two days)!

In the spirit of getting ready for summertime sunshine, today we are featuring five fabulous patio sets.

Somerset patio set, $249, Urban Barn

Barrow bistro collection, $149-$399, West Elm

Garden set, 1st Dibs

1940s wrought iron patio set, $2100, 1st Dibs

Mathieu Mategot for La Pave du Roi, 1950s, $7800, 1st Dibs

Jayson Home & Garden: Spring 2011

Chicago’s Jayson Home & Garden carries a sophisticated selection of furnishings, a variety of home accessories and plenty of flowers and plants to help you live beautifully.

The spring 2011 catalog arrived in my mailbox last week and it’s beyond gorgeous.

Emma feather pendant, $2295

The Theodore sofa, $4195

The Graydon sofa, $3295

The Penelope Chair, $1250

The Balmoral Chair, $1750

The Morgan chair, $1995

Casbah side table, $995

feathered shaped trays, $32-$52

Anchor tray, $28

marble bowls, $55-$110

rule pitchers, $15-$28

Right now Jayson Home & Garden is giving one lucky winner a chance to win $1000 shopping spree (enter here). How divine!

Urban Barn Custom Upholstery + Giveaway

Not only does Urban Barn carry a great selection of furniture and home accessories, but this Canadian company also does custom upholstery. With over 300 fabric options for a selection of couches, chairs and chaise lounges, the possibilities for custom furniture to fit your home and family needs are endless. More good news…the custom upholstery option is on sale until Sunday so you may want to plan a visit to your local Urban Barn location this weekend!

Opus chaise, starting from $888

Groove chair, starting from $777

Courbe sofa, starting from $1375

Here are some examples of the white fabrics offered at Urban Barn (thanks to Robyn for the photos).

Fabric samples (top to bottom, left to right): Smithers, Glam, Lewis, Burnaby

Giveaway reminder:

Have you entered the Urban Barn giveaway yet? If not, click here.

Urban Barn Strikes it Right + Giveaway

Urban Barn, a Canadian retailer which has its roots in British Columbia, carries an amazing selection of unique and interesting furniture and accessories for diverse spaces. With over 40 stores across Canada, it is a favourite spot for the style conscious shopper. Urban Barn offers remarkable customer service and delivers “the ideal mix of value, quality and great design”.¬† It’s no wonder why we have featured them so often on White Cabana.

Most recently, the Strike coffee table caught my attention. It’s round and shiny and glorious. What’s not to love?

Strike coffee table, $549, Urban Barn

Giveaway:

Great news! The generous folks over at Urban Barn are offering one lucky reader this white Laughing Buddha figure (how fun would it look on the coffee table?). Rub his belly and good fortune, wealth and prosperity may come your way – or so the legend goes.

Laughing Buddha, $37 value

Giveaway Details:

To enter this giveaway, visit Urban Barn and leave a comment on this post. (This giveaway is only open to residents of Canada.)

The giveaway will close on Tuesday March 29th at 4pm EST.

Good luck!

20 Below: Arrested Development

I must be one of the last people to get into the Arrested Development tv series. Netflix has recently brought it into my life and I have been laughing so hard while watching it. I’m now onto season 2 and still enjoying each episode.

If you don’t have Netflix, you can pick up Season 1 for less than $20. Great, right?

Arrested Development Season 1, $17.90, Amazon

Are you a fan?

The Friday Five: Ten Thousand Villages

If you’ve not yet heard of Ten Thousand Villages, I’m happy to share it with you today. This fair trade company, founded 60 years ago, carries handmade jewelry, linens, art, toys and food from around the world. Its mission is to create opportunities for artisans in to earn a fair wage by bringing their stories and products to our markets through fair trading relationships.

Company stores opened in 1997 and in the years 2008-2010, Ten Thousand Villages was named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute and Forbes Magazine.

embroidered gift pouch (Bangladesh), $2

earrings (Indonesia), $34

mug (Indonesia), $18

rattan stool (Philippines), $42

white applique bed cover (India), $112.50

Images courtesy of Ten Thousand Villages.

The Maskros at IKEA

I have loved the Maskros light fixture ever since it made its debut at IKEA. I don’t have a space that’s large enough for it and I haven’t seen it in anyone else’s home…until now.

The Maskros (photo by Jordana)

A friend hung it in her kid’s room – high ceilings, loft-like space – and it looks amazing. The shadows it casts are quite cool too. We had a whole conversation about what to name the shadows on the walls…spiders, snowflakes, stars, flowers. Oh, the fun!

p.s. Maskros, in case anyone wants to know, means dandelion. Of course!

Modern Chic Home

Modern Chic Home carries a wide range of decorative objects, furniture and art at a variety of prices points. Here are two affordable options:

Trina Turk eyeglasses case, $28, Modern Chic Home

Queen Crown pillow, $45, Modern Chic Home

Wouldn’t you love to receive one (or both) of these as a gift?¬† Julie, the owner of Modern Chic Home, has a great eye for design, as you can tell from her store and her gorgeous blog, Belle Maison.

Table Tonic's Ikat Cushions

If you’re still swooning over Ikat, Table Tonic is worth a visit.

large (45cm x 45cm) hand woven Ikat cushions, $79AUD each, Table Tonic

In addition to hand-woven Ikat cushions, the Australian store continues to stock some amazing hand made vintage suzanis, Moroccan pouffes and Mexican throws in all colours of the rainbow. And right now – almost everything is on sale!

 

Update: I just learned that the home of Louise Bell (of Table Tonic) and family has been featured in the current issue of Style at Home. Read more here.

Holiday Gift Guide: Last Minute Ideas

Here’s another quick gift guide for you. If you’re done all your shopping – congrats! You can save these ideas for future gifts. Brilliant, right?

HopHopHop round locket, $89 USD, Smallable

Bling ring eraser, $6, Kate’s Paperie

White & silver tray, $29.95, Pier 1 Imports

Pom-pom pillow, $18.36, Pier 1 Imports

Numbered Pill Boxes, $4.50 each, Zhush

Etsy Taste Test

Have you tried out the Etsy Taste Test? I just had a go and the results are pretty cool. Have a look at some of the items that came up in my Taste Test search.

Mid-century wingback chair, $1100, Bohemiennes

Industrial factory stool, $265, French By Design

Set of Jen Risom dining chairs, $650, En Route Studio

California Originals Pottery, $42, Barking Sands Vintage

Look at all of this white! And I didn’t even choose any white objects during the search process. Crazy, right? Somehow Etsy just knew…