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October 2020

October 2020

Novel: The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett

We fell in love with the characters in this novel, making it the perfect choice for our Anniversary box. As we head into Fall and some uncertainty about what life will look like in the months ahead Rose, Stanley and Eudora are exactly the novel we all need. While funny and quirky this novel also deals with loss, love, family, World War II and death. We know you will love this trio of friends and their story. 

What is in the box?

*Vanilla Bean Shortbread – Provisions – Eudora and Rose love their sweets and often share cookies and cake. We choose these Canadian-make shortbreads as the perfect cookie to pair with afternoon tea.

*Sweet Lemon Tea – Tealish – Rose’s favourite drink is Lemon Cordial. In honour of her love of lemon beverages we chose this perfectly delicious lemon tea.

Lemon Body Butter – Dr. Botanicals – A luxurious body butter great for moisturizing and taking care of your skin. Great for skin of any age and a convenient size for on-the-go moisture. Whether you are off to afternoon tea or the pool we know you will love the scent and feel of this cream.

*Colourful Socks – Little Blue House – You will receive one of three patterns of fun, bright and colourful socks. With Rose’s love of fashion, unique colour combinations and zest for life these designs are very fitting. Lightweight and perfect for Fall days.

*Pear and Reisling Jam – Provisions – Pair this amazing jam with creamy cheeses and crackers. A decadent sweet to pair with savory afternoon tea. While Eudora might choose a more traditional jam, we chose a bright jam full of sunshine – just like Rose.

*Sticky Notes – Little Blue House – One of two patterns of fun sticky notes to help you remember the little things. Eudora and Stanley are both a bit forgetful, these notes would be a handy tool. We chose unicorns for Rose and a Cat for Eudora.

*Sweet Reads Mug – A special gift from us to you on our anniversary. We hope you will enjoy many cups of tea/coffee in it while reading. A reminder to take some time for you.

*Indicates a Canadian company

September 2020

September 2020

*Novel: Indians on Vacation – Thomas King  

Mimi and Bird will take you along for their journey to trace Uncle Leroy’s old postcards in Europe. Told with the unique humor and perspective King brings to his novels we hope you enjoy his style of storytelling, that will make you laugh and stop to think about your own experiences and perspectives. While told in a simple storyline, the novel explores a variety of emotions felt during travel and examines life and family in a way that feels familiar and at the same time imaginative. The items we paired with this novel are from Canadian indigenous-owned businesses except for the cookies which will bring a bit of Europe to your home.

What is in the box?

European cookies – Verduijin’s Cookies – Assorted Flavor of these delicious cookies. While we could not bring you sweet treats from Prague these cookies remind us of our favourite European biscuit.

*Coureurs Des Bois – Birch Bark Coffee – A rich and delicious medium roast coffee honoring the Metis and their role in travel, wood-running and exploring our vast waterways.  

*Maple Syrup – Wabanaki - A rich, smooth barrel-aged maple syrup from New Brunswick. Maple Syrup was one of the first gifts given to visitors to Canada. We know you will love this syrup cured in a unique way.   

*Dream Catcher – Tribal Trade – Purchased from our friends in Curve Lake you will find a card and link to a description of how to use and where to hang your Dream Catcher. May its web keep away harmful thoughts and dreams.  

*Maple Dish – Native Northwest – For every Canadian who sewed a maple leaf on the backpack or proudly wore a Canadian item of clothing this maple dish reminds of what it means to be a Canadian travelling abroad. Store your favourite small items in this beautiful maple dish.

*Postcard – Native Northwest – While Uncle Leroy’s postcards did not lead Mimi and Bird on a straight path, we hope you will take a moment to send this postcard to someone you love.   

*Coaster – A gift from Harper Collins to coordinate with your novel.

*Indicates a Canadian company

August 2020

August 2020

The Boys Club by Erica Katz

The Boys Club is a powerful novel about the life of a young woman building a career in Manhattan law. Gaining a prestigious position in Mergers & Acquisitions leads to strenuous hours, unthinkable expectations and a dramatic impact on every area of her life. Alex shows incredible inner strength, courage and challenges the expectations and abuse women in Big Law experience. The Boys Club is a captivating novel that left us wondering if the author (writing under a pseudonym) wrote from her own experiences.

What is in the box?

*Energy Bombs – Date & Almond and Cranberry & Chocolate – Alex rarely has a chance to eat. With long days at her desk these energy bombs would be the perfect energy boost. We loved the sweetness of these energy bombs and appreciated no added sugar.

*Genuine Tea – Elderberry Hibiscus OR Lemon Ginger – Alex’s mainstay beverage is alcohol – since we cannot include that in our boxes, we thought we would include healing tea – perfect for after a night out, or iced on a hot summer day.

*Genius/Dumpster Fire Notebook – I’ll Know It When I See It – Choose which side of this notebook you need on any given day/moment. While humorous, we know Alex could have put this to good use while working on her cases.

Splendid Pen – Ooly – The perfect fountain pen for signing legal contracts. We loved the style and functionality of this pen. (refills available) We imagined Alex having a pen like this until she could afford a Mont Blanc.

Courage – Compendium – A beautiful reminder to encourage you on the most difficult days. Alex definitely needed this for her desk. We hope it will brighten up your workspace.

Inspire Her – Compendium – Pop open cards to inspire. Whether your journey and goals are big or small these cards are small reminders to keep going.

*Week From Hell Bath Salts – Walton Wood Farm – While Alex experienced far more than a single week of difficulty we felt this amazing product would be perfect for unwinding after a client event/day at work. Take some time to rest and recharge with this soothing lemon-drop bath-tini soak.

*Indicates a Canadian company

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