Summer in the city, looking so pretty.
August 20, 2015
Support long-term social and economic improvement in Uganda with these handwoven baskets, bowls, and vases (from $19.99) made by western Ugandan craftswomen, who use millet and raffia straw then finish each piece with natural plant-based dyes. HomeSense, The Village at Park Royal, 1000 Main St., West Vancouver, 604-913-2990. A beauty secret for decades, Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Or ($35 for 50 ml) with gold shimmer is a preservative-free dry oil that features botanicals like macadamia and sweet almond. Murale by Shoppers Drug Mart, 650 W. 41st Ave., 604-264-8035. Sea creatures and summer decor go swimmingly together in Pottery Barn’s Outdoor La Paz pufferfish pillow ($62). 2600 Granville St., 604-678-9897.
The Paper Shop Collection comes to Ikea this month with summer-suitable gift wrap, stationery, and fluttery decorations (from $1.99) Each Maasai Nairobi sandal ($280) by Pikolinos is hand-beaded in Kenya by female artisans who rely on this generations-old work to support their families. Ella Shoes, 640 Granville St., 604-336-3515. The new Rapha edition of Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay H6 headphones ($549) features sweat-wicking fabric from the British cycling brand’s pro-team line as well as the same sheep leather used in its cult-fave GT gloves. 1565 W. Seventh Ave., 604-669-6011.
For a beach towel as sultry as your swimsuit, there’s the plush Rufus ($320) by Missoni Home in signature chevron stripes of blue. 539 Beatty St., 604-632-0095. Club Monaco’s got your back with the Hat Attack slouchy backpack ($119.50) in woven straw and braided-leather straps. 1034 Robson St., 604-687-8618. Delightfull’s Monocles sideboard ($13,385) in solid walnut and brass with knurled detailing offers James Bond glamour at a glance—and comes martini- and gin-ready. LightForm, 2–425 Carrall St., 604-688-7022.
Paris-based Tanya Heath shoes, sandals, and boots arrive in Canada featuring interchangeable heels that transform colour, shape, and height for an easy segue from day to night. Pictured: the new Summer Dominy Baby Back Silver sandal ($700) with François Metallic Silver ($85), Stéphane black patent ($70), and Denis Ojibwe Metallic ($125) heels.