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.
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.
Through rich photographs and incisive articles from a wealth of contributors, each glossy issue of Home & Cabin explores the physical, social, and cultural minutiae of home and cabin owners in Newfoundland and Labrador. Articles in the quarterly's March, June, August, and December issues profile the businesses, builders, decorators, and landscapers that create the abodes, the individuals who inhabit them, and the structures themselves. The magazine's do-it-yourself pieces walk readers through projects such as room redesigns and floating-deck construction, and its eco-friendly tips encourage sustainable cleaning methods and uses for rainwater other than filling your basement shark tank.
Frenchy's Thrift Boutique specializes in new and gently used clothing by high-end brands such as Hollister, Aéropostale, Liz Claiborne, and Tommy Hilfiger. In addition to offering a formidable selection of jeans, shirts, and accessories for adults and children, the store stocks shoes and outerwear to protect against winter snow and summer popsicle jousts.
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.
Details and Designs Gift Baskets illuminates special occasions with well-crafted gift baskets that are custom made for all moments and seasons. Bestow a new parent with Bundles of Pink ($65), housing a quilted baby bib, stuffed toy, picture frame, baby powder, and two baby washcloths, or pamper a retired bounty hunter with the De-Stress basket ($60), brimming with mineral bath salts, bath fizzy, bath soap, a candle, a bath sponge or loofa, and soothing hand and body lotion. On the comestible end of the spectrum, the Sweet and Salty ensemble ($100) taunts even the most angelic by plucking sinfully savoury nuts and pretzels from the snack tree to corrupt the pure decadence of chocolates, truffles, and cookies. Details and Designs Gift Baskets can be shipped to any loved one or prized racing pony in St. John's and surrounding areas.