Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A Mirage You'll Want to See

I'm not sure when my fascination with stationary products started, but one thing is for sure, the more I see, the more I want. Its actually kind of odd because I rarely write letters these days. This whole thing may have begun when I was searching for thank you cards for my housewarming party. My visit to the CGTA show for work reinforced this new obsession when I came across the booth for Mirage Paper. They had the coolest designs on journals, notebooks, folders and cards that I have ever seen. I think I fell in love on the spot. We girls have always loved fashionable accessories, and now we could have notebooks too.
I have since discovered that Mirage has now become Ecojot, placing emphasis on their eco friendly products and rightly so. Thank goodness their dedication to the environment has not compromised their fashion sense. I currently own 3 small journals and matching note pads. They are great for throwing into my purse and jotting down notes on anything I am shopping for (currently that is condo furnishings). I had to search high and low to get the prints that I wanted but it was well worth it.
You can find their products at Chapters/Indigo stores, and independent retailers. I found the styles I wanted at Solutions but I'm not sure if they are a regular item there. They also make for great gifts. Faced with a Kris Kringle one year that I had no idea what to get, a Mirage (Ecojot) jumbo journal was the perfect thing. My friend loved it, and she loved walking around her office with such a stylish book. Why should note taking be boring?
Thanks Ecojot for designing great products that are environmentally friendly and Canadian made! Ecojot also has an outstanding children's line and sketch books, among other numerous products. Check it out. I think you'll love it.

Ecojot and Mirage Paper Co.
ph: 1-800-836-6669

Monday, December 8, 2008

Luv Your Shooz Miz Mooz

A few months ago, a couple of us cool gals headed down to NYC for a mega shopping trip, and a bit of sight seeing. New York City never disappoints in the shopping category and we were up for the challenge. Shopping along Broadway one day, shoe store after shoe store, a common element began to emerge; this cool, funky, well priced line of shoes called Miz Mooz. Some of the coolest shoes I have seen in a long time, with prices in the "I don't have to wait for them to go on sale to buy them" category. How rare is that? After much consideration, many shoe stores, several try ons and a lot of group consensus, each of us girls walked away with a brand new pair of shoes or boots. From what I remember no one spent over $150 US which is pretty darned good I think. I don't recall ever seeing this brand in Toronto but Rita did say she had seen the brand in a store downtown although she could not remember which one. If you see Miz Mooz in any stores in Canada, let me know which ones and I will post them. This is a brand we need to see more of!
Happy Shopping.

Here is a link to Infinity Shoes where we bought ours. The Miz Mooz website doesn't seem to be working.

Infinity Shoes

3 locations in New York City:

391 Broadway
2476 Broadway
510 Broadway