A Canadian-based company with presence throughout the world, Cinnzeo has been baking its indulgent signature cinnamon rolls for more than 25 years. At each location, luscious Cinnarolls and their flavourful spin-offs are served hot within 30 minutes of leaving the oven after being coated in cinnamon, brown sugar, and cream-cheese icing. Patrons can pick up a single roll to pair with coffee or depart with a takeout pack.
When she's not scouring the wide world in search of high-quality rattan, teak, and cast-aluminum patio furniture, globetrotting entrepreneur and owner of Sun Country, Carol Dodge, designs her own deck-side accoutrements. Dole out pool-side potables on a sleek teak serving tray ($39), or relax in a teak side chair, crafted from kiln-dried timber and epoxy resins. Made from aluminum wrapped in all-weather wicker, rattan stacking chairs simply refuse to stretch, fade, or crack under the pressure of inclement weather ($145), and auto-tilt deck umbrellas cast a protective shadow over apostate sun worshippers and add a festive, futuristic twist to above-ground piña-colada pools ($375).
Intellibed Sleep & Spa outfits shoppers with locally crafted detergents and a host of relaxation-inducing goods including mattresses, pillows, and spa gear. Forged by local sudssmiths in Kelowna, Samson Soaps’ collection of cleansing potions (starting at $5) includes a laundry detergent and softener duo that render clothing as fluffy and spotless as a marshmallow dressed as Mr. Clean. Kitchen and bathroom cleaners ensure the effortless eviction of domestic smudges, while the Big Red degreaser purifies garages and boat hulls.
Stroll the aisles of Home Hardware long enough and you'll encounter more than 100,000 items, from hand and power tools to paint, plumbing, and electrical supplies. You'll also find something else: ideas. After all, it's hard not to start picturing new ways to improve a home when you're wandering past Home Expressions decor items, garden decorations, plumbing and lighting fixtures, and more than 3500 paint colours. Fortunately, kitchen, colour, and garden experts are on hand to turn customers' nascent ideas into full-blown design plans, much as magicians turn frogs into doves or birthday parties into more boring birthday parties.