Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Coriander Girl featured in Pure Green Magazine!

I am jumping for joy over Coriander Girl's most recent bit of good fortune, we've been featured in the summer issue of Pure Green Living magazine! What an honour and a thrill!!
If you haven't yet had the opportunity to read this lovely magazine, I'm so happy to show you what you've been missing!

Thank you to the lovely Celine MacKay, Editor in Chief, for including me in this issue of your fabulous magazine! I had so much fun during the shoot. Also a big thank you to Erin Monett for taking such incredibly beautiful pictures and to the rest of the team as well. The shop looks so darling!

Be sure to check out Pure Green Living's blog for all things green!

Alison xoxo

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

New artisans yippeee!

So, I think it's about time we shine a light on the new artisans selling their beautiful creations at Coriander Girl. I'd like to begin with a gal whose work really takes my breath away. Her creations are so delicate, so rustic, so charming and I can barely keep them in stock. If you haven't heard about Kalpna Patel and her company Old Weston, you're in for a treat! Feast your eyes on her beautiful work below. And visit her blog to see what this incredible crafty lady is up to.

Twig brooches are cast from real twigs and are sterling silver or brass
Her signature acorn necklaces are either sterling silver or gold-plated, they all have real pearls on the bottom and swarovski crystals attached to them. Kalpna, it's an absolute honour to carry your beautiful pieces at Coriander Girl! xo

She might not consider herself an artisan but I believe there is an art to growing plants and my bestest friend in the universe was born with a bright green thumb. This girl could bring life to a rubber tire. Brittany Smith, thank you for Joy Greens. Joy Greens is organic cat grass grown lovingly by my bestest friend in the universe! It's harder to come by than you might think and your kitties are gonna thank you for holding the pesticides! Bitty's cats name is Joy Credenza and his testimonial goes something like this, "me likey grassy mommy."

And finally, you can get all these wonderful creations when you place an order for a Gift Box of Love! Come by the shop and with your flowers you can also put together a little Gift Box of Love for that special someone you adore. You can put anything in the Gift Box of Love, Joy Greens, an Old Weston twig brooch, a delicious Waupoos Cider from The Merrill Inn or a soap from Honey Pie Hives and Herbals. That's the beauty of the GBOL!

Until next time dear friends!
Alison xo

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day mumma!

Happy Mother's day my beautiful Mumma! I love you soooo much! You complete me. Seriously, I don't know what I'd be without you're unwavering friendship, love and support. You're simply the best, Josh and I could not be luckier.
And to Tyler's dear mumma Penny, we love you lady, you're so special, so giving, so cute! I'm so happy you and my mum are becoming fast friends! And to my darling Nana(92 and as sharp as a tack still bowlin' strikes! Striker!) and to Ty's dear gramma Cecile(nine kids raised all on her own!) and Auntie Teenie and dearest Bogie and Martine and Martine and Aunt Debbie and Aunt Sandra and Aunt Ursula and Aunt Betty and Dara too! And to Rach in B.C, and to my sweet Lisa and to dear Daniela and Kat, and Sarah and Laura and Kerriander and Kristine and Judy and Sandy, and Micah and Liz and Mel and Catherine and France;> And to all the lovely mums who gave my friends life today, thank you. And to the awesome mums who bring their lil' doodles to Coriander Girl. And to anyone with doggies and kitties and bunnies and snakes, we're mumma's too! And if I've forgotten someone it's because I'm absolutely exhausted, you know who you are and that I adore you.
I love you all, you're amazing warrior women.
Alison xo

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Coriander Girl on The Wedding Co!

Coriander Girl was featured on The Wedding Co. today! I'm so over the moon about this! Catherine Lash visited the shop last week and stayed for almost two hours interviewing me. I told her it felt like she slipped me truth serum, she was so easy to talk to that I would have told her anything! Catherine hosts The Spring Wedding show and The Carlu show every year and if you haven't already heard about this fabulous woman I'm certain you will as her star is quickly rising. Catherine started The Wedding Co. just over ten years ago because she felt the need to bring together all of the incredible people she was meeting in the industry as a wedding photographer. She is an extraordinary woman doing great things for small businesses, creating a diverse network of talented people. It was an honour having her here in my shop.
Be sure to check out The Wedding Co and watch for upcoming events like The Wedding Collection, 15 years of wedding photographs on display by Catherine Lash and Stephen Bulger. And Catherine's regular posts which include anything from a Toronto wedding to what's happening around the globe.

Alison xo