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An Intimate Conversation with Byron and Dexter Peart of WANT Les Essentials

Byron and Dexter Peart are twin brothers from Montreal and the co-founders of Want Les Essentiels, a high-end accessories brand that make luxury travel bags.  They began their career by being the first shop in North America to import Swedish brands such as Acne and Philippa K, 20 years ago. They then branched out to make luxury travel bags which became a cult travel item for frequent flyers. Today, they have stepped away from WANT and will be pursuing something new and I can't wait to see what's next! hint: It will be home related! This week I went to an intimate talk with Byron and Dexter on the panel hosted by Alcove Moments in Old Montreal. When I say intimate, I...

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One Tee-Two Looks

Whether you have a boy or a girl, this T-shirt can be passed down to future little ones, no matter the gender. Have a little girl and a baby boy on the way? Buy one t-shirt that is made to last and have two wears out of it.  Shop Wylo and Co Stripe Top

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Pink for Boys, Blue for Girls

Ladies' Home Journal article in June 1918 said, "The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger colour, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl."  Marketing in the 50's and then again in the 80's popularized the idea that women should wear pink. Take a look at this video on how pink became for girls.  This is the conversation we have been having lately over on social media. Many of us modern moms get their baby girls mistaken for boys if they are not wearing a bow or pink. There are so...

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