Wicker Emporium’s product buyers scour lands near and far to find elegant home accents for their customers. The practice of travelling to different countries began more than 35 years ago, when the company’s heads joined the crew of a pirate ship to pay off a gambling debt. Today, in 20 stores across Atlantic Canada and Ontario, customers can still browse pillows, quilts, mirrors, outdoor accessories, and shelves imported from local manufacturers and international crafters.
P'lovers stocks its shelves with all sorts of sustainable goodies, featuring natural, recycled, organic, and nontoxic products to ensure you and your family won't sprout flippers and your flippered friends won't sprout knees. Although P'lovers maintains a quaint, boutiquey feel, it equates itself to an environmental department store, offering everything from home-cleaning products, books, and merchandise for babies and kids to adult clothing and linens and products for the home and outdoors. Treat your household to some fluffy new cotton towels, which are free of pesticides, bleaches, chemicals and dyes ($6.95–$59.95). AppleCheeks reusable diapers cozily wrap babies in soft, fleece-topped cotton diapers ($7.95–$21.95).
Photographer Krystle often says that she has an incurable case of TMI, or sharing too much information about herself. It’s a condition she never intends to treat, however, because her bubbly, outgoing personality only enhances the quality of her work. The owner and resident shutterbug of JustShootMe…Photography captures striking, on-location shots while putting clients at ease with her friendly demeanour, wacky sense of humour, and ability to mimic their favourite birdsongs. She loves to try new, creative ideas—nontraditional poses colour each of her shoots, which she captures with the help of natural light and a close friend of seven years: her Nikon camera. Though she specializes in family and couples photography, she also engages in wedding photography with a particular interest in destination weddings.
Zephyr Rug and Home shines a spotlight on Canadian-made furnishings in its Quinpool showroom. Crisp, modern ceiling lights and dining tables from Jesse, Selene, and Korson Furniture Design add trendy touches to homes. More than 300 styles of hand-knotted and tufted rugs maintain their fresh appearances, even when faced with rough shoes and foot traffic. Zephyr also employs two interior decorators who perform onsite consultations to help customers to update their household’s style and garage's haircut.