Skincare Spotlight!

Every night before going to bed, I spend a few minutes in the bathroom washing my face, brushing my teeth, and applying various moisturizers, face masks, and serums. While some may call it frivolous, it's actually one of the few times throughout the day that I spend totally alone in the quiet and has become one of my most beloved and calming rituals. An act of self-care like spending some time taking care of your face can be comforting, soothing, and can help someone reduce stress. If you're interested in incorporating skincare into your daily routine, here are some options for you to try!

 BEAUT.E's Charcoal Gel Cleanser and Age Restorative Green Mask

BEAUT.E's Charcoal Gel Cleanser and Age Restorative Green Mask

Canada based BEAUT.E specializes in vegan, cruelty-free, plant-based, and fragrance free skincare products. The Age Restorative Green Mask is so easy to use - just mix the clay with water and apple cider vinegar and paste it on your face! It cleanses, tones, and re-hydrates skin, leaving you with a glowing complexion. Pairs well with chocolate and fuzzy socks. The Charcoal Gel Cleanser is great for every day use! This cleanser deep cleans your pores and takes away dirt and makeup. 

 Urb Apothecary's Willow Charcoal Cleanser, Green Tea Serum, Rose Rosehip Body Oil

Urb Apothecary's Willow Charcoal Cleanser, Green Tea Serum, Rose Rosehip Body Oil

Urb Apothecary uses high quality organic ingredients without any artificial scents or chemical additives. They're also completely cruelty-free! The Willow Charcoal Cleanser works well with all skin types, prevents acne, and replenishes your skin's natural moisture. The Green Tea Serum helps protect skin from the sun and can minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The vitamin C in the Rose Rosehip Body Oil protects skin from environmental damage and reduces redness. This moisturizing oil can also be great for soothing sunburn!

Whether you're looking to create a multi-step routine or just take a moment to yourself, skincare can be a great way to do it. Whether or not you feel stressed out and busy all day - everyone deserves to take some time to themselves! Take care! 

Pons Avarcas: Enduring Style

Love ethical, eco-friendly fashion? Well then, let us introduce you to Pons Avarcas. These traditional Spanish sandals are proudly handcrafted by the Pons family, third generation shoemakers.  Talk about sustainable- Pons are constructed from high quality leathers and feature durable soles, made exclusively from recycled tires! These classic styles have been around for over a century and will last you for years to come. 

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For All the Moms

Mothering gets done in a lot of ways - birthing, nurturing, supporting, challenging, mentoring, trusting, and loving. It gets done in cheerful and messy, brave and resourceful, tender and exhausting ways. Chances are, you have a mom (or an aunt, a grandma, a mother in law, or a fairy godmother) in your life who deserves some special recognition on Mother's Day (hint: it's this Sunday, May 13th). Both our shops are stocked full of gifts to show how much you appreciate all the Moms in your life, for all the ways they've mothered you.    

 

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Mama Bird

Check out these cute tees! We have "Mama Bird" and "Mama Bear" from The Bee & The Fox in stock at both shops! 

Confetti Candle

This Paddywax Peony and Patchouli triple wick candle has been filling both our Mississippi and Alberta shops with it's sweet, woodsy-floral scent. And the hand painted ceramic container is reusable - your mom can plant a succulent in there when the candle is finished.

URB Apothecary

Do you know a new mom, or an about-to-be mom? This Mama Gift Set from URB Apothecary would make a really thoughtful gift. It includes a duo of Belly Butter and Baby Balm. Belly Butter is full of anti-oxidant rich oils and butters for nourishing skin naturally. Baby Balm is healing, soothing, and works amazingly for diaper rash! Perfect for moms and babies (available at our Alberta Street location).

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Does your mom like jewelry? Yeah - mine, too! Does she look good in earrings? Mine, too! Is she a goddess that deserves an amazing hand-beaded pair like these from Alchemilla? MINE, TOO! In stock at both locations, these are stunning and your/my mom will be so pleased.

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And finally, a card. Write her something to make her laugh, make her cry happy tears, and make her feel appreciated. For all the moms, and all the ways they get mothering done, show them some handwritten love!

Travel Essentials

‘Tis the season for travel! Whether you’re heading to the coast for the weekend or spending a month abroad, we’ve got great travel essentials to make sure you can travel with ease while looking great –

 - Baggu’sZip Circle Wallet comes in warm red (and black) and is a great way to keep foreign currency separate and easily accessible. (We think it’s pretty adorable too.)  - Superga’s Cotu Classic sneaker is a cool alternative to super sporty sneakers. The light design offers some support making it a great option for exploring a new city. Available in light grey and buttercup at pedX Alberta while red, black, white, and vintage blue can be found at pedX North.  -Baggu’s Canvas Duck Bag (shown in grid print) is a light-weight bag that offers versatility by easily transitioning from cross-body to tote depending on your needs for the day. Also available in denim, black, fawn and navy stripe, it’s a travel must-have.  -We love S'well bottles! The 16 oz Traveler is a great way to take your coffee or tea on the go. The triple wall insulation ensures it will stay nice and hot, or cold depending on your beverage, and prevents condensation. Available in beautiful opal marble and calacatta gold.  Baggu’sSchool Backpack (shown in fawn, also available in olive and black) is a sturdy bag with classic styling that makes for a great carry-on or day trip pack that goes with everything.  -Que 20oz bottles boast a lightweight and collapsible design that saves space when not in use and comes in a variety of fun colors(shown in sunbeam orange and iceberg blue, also available in violet purple and key lime green).  -Jeffrey Campbell Tiles are a cool and edgy sneaker alternative and make airport security a breeze with their flexible, slip-on design. Available in black and grey suede only at pedX North.

- Baggu’sZip Circle Wallet comes in warm red (and black) and is a great way to keep foreign currency separate and easily accessible. (We think it’s pretty adorable too.)

- Superga’s Cotu Classic sneaker is a cool alternative to super sporty sneakers. The light design offers some support making it a great option for exploring a new city. Available in light grey and buttercup at pedX Alberta while red, black, white, and vintage blue can be found at pedX North.

-Baggu’s Canvas Duck Bag (shown in grid print) is a light-weight bag that offers versatility by easily transitioning from cross-body to tote depending on your needs for the day. Also available in denim, black, fawn and navy stripe, it’s a travel must-have.

-We love S'well bottles! The 16 oz Traveler is a great way to take your coffee or tea on the go. The triple wall insulation ensures it will stay nice and hot, or cold depending on your beverage, and prevents condensation. Available in beautiful opal marble and calacatta gold.

Baggu’sSchool Backpack (shown in fawn, also available in olive and black) is a sturdy bag with classic styling that makes for a great carry-on or day trip pack that goes with everything.

-Que 20oz bottles boast a lightweight and collapsible design that saves space when not in use and comes in a variety of fun colors(shown in sunbeam orange and iceberg blue, also available in violet purple and key lime green).

-Jeffrey Campbell Tiles are a cool and edgy sneaker alternative and make airport security a breeze with their flexible, slip-on design. Available in black and grey suede only at pedX North.

Backpacks, Backpacks, Backpacks!

With fun colors and cool prints BAGGU's minimal, clean designs are practical and fashionable.  Whether your planning an overseas vacation or a quick weekend getaway at the coast, BAGGU backpacks are spacious enough to fit all your essentials.  Made from lightweight, washable canvas they are easy to care for and easy to carry.  

Constructed from heavyweight, durable nylon this backpack is your go-to for luging around heavier items like school books and your laptop. Machine washable and quick drying, it makes a great gym bag, too. 

Guilty of jamming all your stuff in that free tote bag you got at some random event? Ready to step up your style game? May we suggest this sleek black number from Venque? The Strada Mini backpack in matte black looks polished and so will you. 

For the urban commuter. The Flat Mini and larger Flatsquare backpacks from Venque are great for packing up all your work essentials and heading to the office. The padded media compartment fits a 15" laptop and its accessories perfectly. There are also two external pockets that can fit any tablet. Made from water repellent, stain resistant material and  durable leather they will keep looking great no matter what the weather throws at you. 

On the road for work? This Classic pack fits a 15.4" laptop so you can stay of top of everything office related. Once you have a little time for yourself, easily grab your tablet from the convenient exterior pocket and get ready to chill.  The foam-padded back will help protect your devices and keep you traveling in comfort. 

We are gaga over this rich leather bag from ELK accessories! If you want to inspire envy in everyone you pass by, this is the bag for you.  The leather is absolutely gorgeous and the design is to-die-for. Plus it is convertible,  adjust the straps and easily go from backpack to shoulder bag. 

Love the outdoors? Does your style declare, "Yes, I am a proud Pacific North-Westerner"? Than this  petite pack from Hood River company, Pistil Designs, will fit perfectly into your wardrobe. Just the right size for a day hike- toss an extra layer, your water bottle and some trail mix in and head out to the Columbia River Gorge for some spring sunshine.