Eeep. There, I went ahead and said it. There’s a holiday coming, and there will be shopping involved. I hear people talking about it as if it’s a terrible chore, and awful burden to be ripped through as quickly as possible. When did shopping for presents get to be so hard?
I can sympathize… the mall is a soulless place, which drains the energy out of my veins too. I avoid it like the plague, especially around the busy holidays. However, there are still places where you can carefully pick out lovely, unique gifts… ones that are worth giving, and are a pleasure to receive. Aren’t we lucky that so many of those places are in Edgemont Village? Take a stroll with me through the village and you’ll see what I mean…
(image courtesy of flohaus.com)
Trims really should be the first place on your list, to create a wonderfully festive feel in your home. Even on a tiny budget I always find something inspiring there. Last year a cinnamon broom was a welcome addition, greeting me with its comforting essence every time I came in the front door.
32 Books has something for everyone… and if they can’t suggest something fascinating from their extensive selection, then they’ll cheerfully custom order anything you can possibly imagine. Be sure to stop by the comfy chair in the corner to give Jem a pat while you’re there.
Pick up a tea at David’s Tea shop while you’re walking through the village, for a relaxing and friendly change of pace.
Order a free range Turkey from one of the Village’s two butcher shops, or ask for fresh ideas of alternative meals – they’re so helpful! For a beautiful array of appetizers browse the shelves and glass case at the Galeria. Yes, they make a mean sandwich, but they also carry prosciutto, crudites, cheese, olives and so much more. The Village wine shop can suggest perfect wine pairings no matter what the menu, and of course, find all the latest gourmet accessories at Call The Kettle Black.
For the fashionista on your list step into Zig Zag, a true treasure trove of amazing clothes, accessories and most of all, shoes! They carry hard-to-find lines that will delight the chicest of sartorialists.
A village institution, no Christmas would be complete without a stop at BC Playthings. I’ve often spotted what looked a lot like an elf, shopping their legendary penny boxes right by the till. These bins of stocking stuffers make everyones’ Christmas jobs a little easier…
Finally, be sure to come visit us at Tartooful for an oasis of calm and friendly service in the busy Holidays… we have new goodies arriving every day from the best local artists, and all over the world, to put big smiles on the faces of all those near and dear to you. We have fresh arrivals by local silver smith Pyrrha, sweet and quirky Pixies by Maileg, cool, modern homewares by Design House Stockholm, luscious precious stones by Shamila Jewels, fascinating vintage jewellery by the Mollard Collection, Redflag’s elegant design and of course… Trollbeads of Denmark. At Tartooful you can expect to be pampered, enjoy your shopping, and find brilliant solutions this Holiday season. We’ll happily wrap your gifts, and even arrange for shipping. Relax, it’s going to be fun, we promise!
See you in the Village…