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December 06, 2016

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Why you (and everyone you know) should have a turkish towel.

Call them what you want, Peshtemals, Hammams, Fouta Towels or simply "Turkish Towels"... by now, most people have at least heard of the wildly popular style, but not everyone knows what makes them so wonderful and versatile. 

Turkish Cotton differs from regular cotton in that it has extra long fibres - meaning fewer joins, and resulting in stronger and smoother cotton threads. They're characteristically softer and more absorbent than regular terry cloth towels and get even softer and more absorbent over time. Because of the fine fibres, they're considerably thinner than regular bath towels too and they dry MUCH faster. They're also the ideal towel to travel with, because they fold up really small and can double as a wrap for going out or a blanket on the plane!

At Goods we carry PLAJ premium turkish towels. Made from either a combination of 80% turkish cotton and 20% bamboo or 100% turkish cotton, depending on the style. 

 

 

 

September 22, 2016

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What is Facial Cleansing Oil?

We've been taught all our lives that you need a face wash that will rid your skin of oils, and if you have oily or acne prone skin, you've probably been checking the fine print to make sure everything on your face is oil free. Turns out, we've been doing it all wrong. Oil free cleansers strip our skin of their natural oils and you naturally start producing excess oil in an effort to rebalance.

Enter Leaves of Trees Facial Cleansing Oil:

 

"Washing" your face with an oil might sound counterintuitive but it comes down to a very basic principle of chemistry: like dissolves like. Facial Cleansing Oil gently cleanses your skin by dissolving natural oils and allowing removal of impurities, without stripping it of its vital oils or causing irritation. Have oily skin? use cleansing oil. Have dry skin? use cleansing oil. Have normal or combination skin? use cleansing oil. 

Here's how to do it:

  1. Put about a nickel's worth of oil on your palms and rub it all over your (dry) face
  2. Gently massage it into your skin (lips too!) for about two minutes
  3. soak a washcloth in hot water and apply to your face for 15 seconds to steam
  4. use the hot washcloth to gently wipe off the oil from your skin *do not use a hot washcloth if you have very sensitive skin or if you have rosacea.

 

video courtesy of Leaves of Trees and created by Kevin C. Wong

 

August 31, 2016

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Idle Hands Craft & Vintage Sale: Vendor Call Out

It's that time of year again! Idle Hands Arts, Craft and Vintage Sale call-out for Vendors!

{photo by Ming Wu}

Once again our good friends at Idle Hands Craft & Vintage are looking for original vendors with quality craftsmanship for their Fall show. 


To apply please email idlehandscraftsale@gmail.com by Friday Sept. 23, 2016 to:

  •  5 or more .jpeg images that illustrate the range of items that you wish to sell.
  •  Price points.
  •  A brief (max 250 words) description of your work.
  •  Business name.

*Please make sure all correspondence contains your name AND business name.
Costs


$80 for table.
$90 for table and additional space provided for free standing display or electricity outlet.

 

*****ONLY those ACCEPTED***** as vendors by the jury will be contacted before Friday Oct 7th 2015.

The sale will be held at St Anthony's Banquet Hall 
Sunday Nov. 27 2016 10am-5pm

July 27, 2016

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Spicy Tom Collins Recipe

Spice up your long weekend with this twist on the Tom Collins.

Add the juice of half a lime

1 teaspoon of Michael's Dolce Ghost Pepper Syrup

1 ounce of Gin *

Top off with soda water

* leave out the gin for a refreshing yet spicy limeade 

June 29, 2016

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The Canada Day Sparkler

If you're anything like us you'll be trading in the downtown crowds at Parliament Hill for a backyard patio, BBQ and cocktails. Pair this drink with some ketchup chips or a poutine and you've got a Canada Day hit!

3/4oz Cahoots hibiscus syrup

2oz Gin

5 dashes Dillon's Orange Bitters

1 Tbsp lemon juice

Soda water

Crushed ice

 

Have a great long weekend!

July 31, 2015

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July 16, 2015

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The Goods: Root Beer Floats, Whisky Maple Syrup and Salts

Lots of new goods in the shop this week and some fun things happening on Saturday...

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July 09, 2015

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Wool Blankets on SALE!

We sold out of our last order of beautiful, Canadian made wool blankets really quickly last time - luckily, they were kind enough to send us another order with short notice. Every cottage - or staycation home, deserves one of these cozy wool blankets for cool summer nights, so we're offering 15% off all our wool blankets from now until Sunday July 11th. Plus, we always offer Free Shipping on orders over $50 within Canada, so this is a great chance to buy yourself an heirloom wool blanket, or to get a gift for that wedding coming up ;)

 

July 08, 2015

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New York City.

Just booked tickets to NYC and all I want to do is listen to these jams.

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June 24, 2015

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Dillon's Celery Cider

A delicious cocktail to serve with a summery salad or butternut squash and sage lasagna...

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