Today we made our annual trip to the One of a Kind Show in Toronto to buy Neil’s staff gifts.
This year’s show featured The One of a Kind Neighbourhoods:
One of a Kind Flavours… the best in food from coast to coast.
One of a Kind Fashion District… presented by Toronto Life… hot fashions and prêt à porter style fashion shows.
One of a Kind Rising Stars… the best of new Canadian talent.
One of a Kind Visual Art Gallery… your best source for original artwork in a gallery setting.
One of a Kind Green… shop local and shop with a conscience! This section features eco-friendly products for all.
Since it wasn’t really a foodie event, I wasn’t planning to “cover it” but I stopped short when I saw this:
Because they’re SOAP!!! I am not normally into shaped soaps but c’mon – a macaron tower – I mean how cool is that? They also had other yummies:
The company, Demo Soap, is based right here in Toronto – in fact, just around the corner from our house… That’s what I love about these shows – you get to discover all sorts of small retailers that you otherwise would not know about. And I love their philosophy (taken from their website):
Liberty Market Building
171 East Liberty St. Suite 123
Toronto, ON, M6K 3P6
Monday thru Friday 12 pm – 6:30 pm
Saturday 11 am – 5 pm
Since we were shopping for gifts, I felt I should treat myself also. You know, as you do. Last year I saw these necklaces and didn’t get one and regretted it. This year I caved:
Don’t you love how I can turn what is essentially a craft and design show into a food post?