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Where in the World??

I love to travel. My favorite travel memories and experiences always happen when I forget about agendas or let go of my map and get lost in an area that feels like me. If I am lucky I find a store like mine that offers handmade goods made in the region and more often than not I leave with a goody or two. But with two young ones and a baby biz, I haven’t traveled in awhile. Instead, I travel vicariously through friends’ photographs on Facebook.

The other day I received a package from not-so-far Ottawa from Urbanite Jewellery. When I opened the package, I was taken on an international journey. And the box of treasures was like a visual, wearable, jewellery souvenir shop from all the stops on this journey.

Urbanite Jewellery’s creator, Krista Leben, creates jewellery stylistically reminiscent of a place and then she packages them on cards labeled with their namesake. There are lacey, leafy “Manilla” earrings, branch and blossom “Victoria” earrings & necklace, and a spherical icey snowball “Banff” necklace. I am mad for the simple modern arty “Chicago” earrings (shown directly below) and the floral “Seville” earrings (bottom image), reminiscent of the amazing floral gardens and moorish “cutout” architectural decor.

Urbanite Jewellery, Chicago earrings

Urbanite Jewellery, Seville Earrings

All the Urbanite pieces are light in weight and pocket (read: affordable). If travel is in your heart but not in your agenda right now, a little piece of Bejing, Casablanca, or Aspen can be yours in the form of some pretty treasures. (What a great justification on buying yourself a treat! You just saved yourself a plane ticket and lodging money sweetheart!)



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Mia Mama!

Mama Mia – here we go again. My! My! Yes my dear sweet friends, Mother’s Day is fast approaching. While our store is chalk-a-block with gorgeous lovelies for mama, we do have something extra special up our sleeve.


Our gal Megan LeForte, from Stella Polaris is going to be having a trunk sale at Love, Me Boutique on Saturday April 16th 11am – 1 pm. Megan’s line Stella Polaris is the perfect mix of elegance and simplicity with a touch of colour and shiny bling action. But…this is no ordinary trunk sale. Megan will be here with her stock pile of pearls, gems and crystals for you to help design something extra special for your mom.  This “design yourself” jewellery event will allow you to design something with your mother in mind. You could make a firery red earring set for your sassy mom or a romantic pearl cluster pendant for your classic mom. 

The DIY option creating too much pressure? No worries! There will be plenty of Stella Polaris finished product to choose from.

Come by for tea, treats, and make mama something that will make her sing.

Please note: Meghan will not necessarily be making your order on site. You must be able to come back to Love, Me to pick up your finished item (available from Saturday, April 23 on – in case you need to get yours in the mail.)

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