With bedding, furniture, and decor from brands such as Young America, Pali, and Nickelodeon Rooms by Lea, Rooms Come True keeps children’s hideouts stylish from infancy through their teens. The store's double-decker showroom inspires shoppers with more than 20 colourful displays of completed children’s rooms. Upstairs, quarters for infants, girls, and boys demonstrate how to arrange pieces to create aesthetic charm while leaving space for activities. Downstairs, more mature looks for tweens and teens include pieces that multitask—such as a bed that doubles as a place to hang out or a dresser that doubles as a best friend. The staff can help shoppers match classic, enduring furnishings with trendy, expressive accessories to suit each child’s personality and interests.
As a provincial crown corporation, the Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation oversees the handling and distribution of alcoholic beverages throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Spanning 24 retail stores and more than 100 agency locations, the NLC provides these cities and outlying communities with beverages that help make parties rowdier, holidays more festive, and soccer games actually interesting. Unlike many other provincial liquor services, the NLC blends and bottles its own spirits, and is responsible for dispersing more than 125,000 cases of liquor. Additionally, the shops carry a multitude of wines as well as beer brewed locally and around the world.
Biologists Anna Hellqvist and Jason Bailey founded Tvål in 2003 to market beautifying products they hand made from natural ingredients such as jojoba oil and shea butter. Joined in 2005 by Jason's brother Robert Bailey—who brought along his 14 years of experience as a professional makeup artist—the Tvål team today manufactures a line of mineral makeups free of preservatives, chemical dyes, or fillers, in addition to natural facial skincare, lotions, and homemade soaps. Besides foundation, lip gloss, and eye shadow, the eco-conscious company continues to expand its lines of products made from all-natural ingredients, much like the ground bamboo panda bears try to pass off as meatloaf at Thanksgiving.
When Dr. Hilary Rodrigues and his wife Marie-France founded Rodrigues Winery in 1993, it was one of the first in Newfoundland. Working inside a former hospital building they'd renovated themselves, they produced a mere 300 cases of blueberry wine in their first season, filtering, bottling, and corking everything by hand. Today, the picturesque estate offers year-round tours and produces a full lineup of certified kosher wines, of which it distributes roughly 24,000 cases each year. Additionally, production of spirits from the distillery includes varietals such as black-currant liqueur and plum brandy.
Bellies and Bundles owners Lesley Reid and Ashley Russell combine their twin passions for fashion and environmental sustainability into the products and ethics of their boutique. The duo recruits tops, dresses, and undergarments into their stock that are both practical and fashionable, such as wrap dresses by Ripe Maternity and casual wear by uMaMe. To ensure carefree wearing for mother and child, the shop eschews clothing whose fibres are made with chemicals, pesticides, or the help of Rumplestiltskin. While perusing the stroller-friendly boutique, moms are also welcome to take a break in the store’s nursing corner.
A gathering spot for local quilting aficionados, Piece Makers Quilt Shop fills its bright retail space with both name-brand supplies and quilting events. Guests can survey the shop's inventory of Baby Lock sewing machines, flannels, and poly-cottons, or make crafty new pals during a sociable evening or weekend class. Cathy Pittman and the shop's other knowledgeable instructors teach disciplines ranging from quilt making and alterations to basic sewing classes, where students may rent one of the shop's sewing machines or prethreaded pogo sticks.