Fallin’ For It

It’s officially Fall in Toronto – the days are shorter, the evenings are cooler, and the leaves are slowly changing to their golden hue. While we’re sad to bid summer adieu, there’s plenty about Fall to look forward to. Here’s a selection of products from around Manulife Centre that we’re totally fallin’ for, and will help you embrace the season.

 

Fall Focus

Whether you’re back to school or back to work, Fall is a time to refocus after the excitement of summer. With stylish desk accessories from Nirvana Home Collection and Indigo, this Fall is sure to be your most productive season yet.

Products (L-R): Planter, Nirvana Home Collection; Planner, Indigo; Water Bottle, Indigo; Magazine Rack, Nirvana Home Collection

 

Harvest Celebrations

While we think of Summer as the time for fresh produce, there’s no denying that Fall is a time of bountiful harvest. Whether you’re stocking up on snacks for game day, preparing for Thanksgiving or picking up treats for Halloween, the best that Fall has to offer can be found at Bloor Street Market and the LCBO. We personally love the autumnal pairing of sweet potato chips and craft cider made from fresh Ontario apples – is there anything better?

Products (L-R): Ontario Craft Cider, LCBO; Sweet Potato and Beet Chips, Bloor Street Market

 

Lounge in Style

While the cooler weather means some of our favourite outdoor activities are off the table, what it also means is that we can spend more time doing the things we love to do indoors. For us that means putting on our best Ron White loafers, putting our favourite record on our turntable from Bay Bloor Radio and lounging in style.

Products (L-R): Loafers, Ron White Shoes; Record Player, Bau Bloor Radio

 

Autumn Hues

If there’s one thing we love about Fall, it’s the fashion. The warm tones, bold prints and classic styling that just scream “Fall” are all in store at Petra Karthaus. Whether worn to the office or out in Yorkville, this look will turn heads and leave you feeling chic.

Products (L-R): Trousers, Petra Karthaus; Leopard Print Blouse, Petra Karthaus; Suede Belt, Petra Karthaus

 

Deeper Dives

While summer reads are all about the light and easy, in Fall we love to dive deeper into bigger topics and longer tomes. We love the selection of non-fiction books and magazines at Indigo to satisfy this intellectual itch. If you’re having trouble reading the often smaller font, be sure to book an appointment at Toronto Eye Care and get a new pair of stylish specs.

Products (L-R): Magazines, Indigo; The Rise and Fall of Dinosaurs, Indigo; Glasses, Toronto Eye Care

 

 


For the Mom in Your Life

We’ve all been there – two days before mother’s day without a gift or a card in hand. Luckily, whether you are shopping for your own Mom, the mother of your children or picking up a little something to treat yourself, Manulife Centre has got you covered. Here are just a few of our favourite picks that would make a great gift this Mother’s Day.

Something for some “Me-Time”

This Mother’s Day why not give the gift of a little “me-time”. Treat the Mom in your life to a beauty sessions at Haartek, the luxurious salon on our Main Level. With a wide range of services they can have a day they choose, whether it’s a colour, cut and blowout with one of Haartek’s expert stylists, a mani-pedi, facial or a massage. Whatever service they choose the pamper time is sure to be appreciated.

Something for the Supermom

For the mother who juggles everything, pick up a stylish Herschel daypack from Bonny Satchels ‘n’ Duffles. Small enough to not get overloaded yet big enough to hold all of the necessary bits and bobs for the kids, this backpack will be a useful addition to any supermom arsenal.

A Little Something Special

There’s nothing like a little jewelry to make Mom smile on Mother’s Day. This stunning opal necklace from Birks is a perfect option for a special gift that will be worn for years to come. This necklace is especially perfect for the mother of an October-baby, as opal is that month’s birthstone!

Something Beautiful that Lasts

We know flowers are an easy option for Mother’s Day, but they’re a classic for a reason. When you’re on your way to Mother’s Day brunch, be sure to pick some up at Bloor Street Market. Orchids are the perfect pick for Mother’s Day and that they last longer than the typical bouquet will mean your Mom will be reminded of your generous spirit for months and even years ahead.

Something to Pamper

If the mother in your life prefers an “at home” pamper, these Soap Stories products from GRATiAE are sure to satisfy. Beautifully scented and made from all natural ingredients this soap and hand cream duo will make their skin feel amazing.

Spring is Here

As Winter continues to drag on in Toronto we’re desperately looking for the signs that spring is just around the corner. While we are having trouble finding them outside, inside Manulife Centre Spring is in full bloom! Check out some of our favourite products from around the centre that will fill your life with the spirit of the season until the weather catches up with our mindset.

Spring is Sweet

Easter Candy | Bloor Street Market
There’s nothing like the appearance of Cadbury Mini Eggs on grocery store shelves to mark the start of Spring. We love the whole selection of Easter treats on the seasonal shelf in Bloor Street Market, including these neon gummy bunnies. Stock up for your seasonal celebrations or simply grab a treat for yourself to enjoy the colours and flavours of the season.

Spruce up your Space

Umbra Woodrow Spruce Wastepaper Basket | Nirvana Home Collection
With Spring comes Spring Cleaning, so why not make the most of your annual decluttering by treating your space to a beautifully designed wastepaper basket. The Woodrow Spruce wastepaper basket from Umbra is not only a beautiful colour that will compliment almost any decor, but it’s an affordable and practical purchase that will serve you for years to come. Pick one up at Nirvana Home Collection and bring home something that will spark joy every time you dispose of unwanted clutter.

Succulent Fever

Succulents Tea Mug with Stainless Infuser | Indigo Books, Gifts & Toys
We all have it. There’s no denying the appeal of these easy to care for plants. But for those with the brownest of thumbs, it’s better to find other ways to achieve #PlantLady status. That’s why we love this gorgeous tea mug from Indigo. This mug will bring the outside in while we wait for the city’s foliage to return with an added bonus: you can’t kill it.

Step into Spring

Men’s Dilan Slip-on Sneakers in Jeans | Ron White Shoes
It really starts to feel like Spring the you can step out of your heavy winter boots and into your light spring shoes. These casual yet classy slip-ons from Ron White Shoes are the epitome of spring footwear and will carry you through sunny walks in Yorkville to brunch at The One Eighty. Pick up a pair at Ron White Shoes and be sure to take in their newly refreshed space while you’re there!

Spring Hues

 
Vincent Collection Floral Scarf by Anja Gockel | Petra Karthaus
With Winter (mostly) behind us it’s time to add a little colour back into our wardrobes. Petra Karthaus makes it easy with this bright and beautiful floral scarf that would make the perfect addition to your closet. These bright spring hues are sure brighten up any day. If you love this pattern as much as we do, be sure to visit Petra Karthaus on our Main Level as they have the whole collection in store.

Sunlight Savings

 

 

Dior Sunglasses | Toronto Eye Care
While the weather is not fully there yet, we have been blessed with several sunny days throughout March. It’s also officially Spring, so our days are not just sunnier, but they’re longer too. So how better to celebrate these longer days than with a new pair of sunglasses! Good thing Toronto Eye Care’s selection is second to none. This tortoiseshell pair from Dior are truly classic and will never go out of style. Find Toronto Eye Care in their new location on our Main Level next to Bay Bloor Radio.