The usual suspects are back, including Voisine with their maple goodies (including a strawberry flavoured maple syrup), DaLish cosmetics (complete with their skincare line (not available in stores or online)) and my favourite canned fish brand, The Fishery from British Columbia. Being there only twice a year – at both the spring and holiday shows – and being next-to-impossible to find in Ontario, I HOARDED cans, purchasing seven plus a jar of pickled salmon. That SHOULD last me until March. I also bought a few items to give to and share with friends and family, including BLINK chocolates (they come every year for the holiday show) and nuts from Dvorak. Unfortunately, they didn’t have “Better than Sex” – delicious dark chocolate chips – this year. A woman at the counter said it was sold out before the show even started as it is the only nut-free item they have.
DaLish Cosmetics’ skincare products
Dolls from Birds Love Bees
The One of a Kind Show isn’t only about food. In addition to DaLish (featuring their skincare line in addition to make-up), other skincare brands, such as Crosswind Farms (which, as usual, has two spaces: one for their skincare and the other for their goat cheese), are back, as well as numerous fashion and gifts. Some favourites include 3rd Floor Studio (here for the second half) and local handbag designer, Uppdoo – known for their interchangeable inserts. There are also many cute greeting cards, including a very hipster-esque ones by Flakes Paperie. And if you’re looking for something for kids, Birds Love Bees, which I highlighted last spring is back. What I love about them is the fact every single doll is unique, just like people are unique!
The One of a Kind Show runs until Sunday, December 3. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.