Nothing says “I love Toronto” like shopping local and supporting small businesses. Check out a few of our favourite finds. You in?

BODY BLITZ

Nothing says relaxation like a day at the spa. Body Blitz is Toronto’s go-to spa for women boasting 3 different pools, a eucalyptus steam room, and infrared sauna.

CHOP VALUE

We stumbled upon this hidden gem at the National Home Show and couldn’t wait to share it with you. Chop Value creates products like kitchenware, décor, and more—all made from recycled chop sticks.

OLENA CERAMICS

Combining a passion for pottery with a love for visual texture and earthy tones, Olena pours her heart into every stunning piece she creates.

Shop Bowls, Mugs & More
olenaceramics.ca  |     @olenaceramics
THE BARE HOME

Bring more sustainability to your home by making small swaps and replacing liquids you use every day with greener options. Start with cleaning products from The Bare Home—they’re effective, environmentally-friendly, and come in refillable bottles.

Make Your Home Shine
thebarehome.ca  |     @thebarehome
SEVENTH & OAK

Especially during this extra frigid period, setting time aside for self-care is essential. Seventh & Oak make it simple with wooden wick candles expertly poured in recycled jars.

Seventh and Oak - Lara and Indre Real Estate
Seventh and Oak - Lara and Indre Real Estate
BUCKS HARD GOODS
Renee has found the perfect combo of work and play, carrying unique apparel and accessories for women and men. “We’re advocators of the enduring cool factor, not passing trends”. At Buck’s you won’t find the same old pieces, but that little something special to help build your wardrobe.
Shop Your New Fit
buckshardgoods.com  |     @bucks.hard.goods
JOHNNY’S FINISHING SHOP

From furniture repairs to refinishing and even creating pieces brand new, Johnny’s Finishing Shop is known throughout the GTA and beyond for their passion and expertise.

Here’s Johnny!
johnnysfinishingshop.com  |     @johnnysfinishing
Johnny's Finishing Shop - Lara and Indre Real Estate
Johnny's Finishing Shop - Lara and Indre Real Estate
THE GOOD CARD

I can’t gush about The Good Card enough. Every card is plantable and grows beautiful wildflowers—an eco-friendly option that truly keeps on giving!

Grow To Their Business
thegoodcard.ca  |     @thegoodcard
The Good Card - Lara and Indre Real Estate
The Good Card - Lara and Indre Real Estate
GATTO WOOD OVEN PIZZAS

GATTO (pronounced Ga-toh) means Cat in Italian. Gatto Wood Oven is a restaurant that brings authentic Italian recipies, and outstanding hospitality to Toronto’s West End restaurant scene. Weekly specials and a lovely little patio, makes this a go-to for us!

Pick Your Toppings
gattopizza.ca  |     @gattopizzas
BOAKVIEW PHOTOGRAPHY

Looking for a photographer who just gets it? Boakview Photography knows how to ask for what you want and deliver results even more impressive than you could’ve ever imagined. They did my rebrand shoot and I can’t help but gush about the entire experience.

See What They’re About
boakviewphotography.com   |     @boakviewphotography
Boakview Photography - Lara and Indre Real Estate
Boakview Photography - Lara and Indre Real Estate
TRIGS AND TEDDY

If you’re looking for a way to style your pup, look no further! Trigs and Teddy has an assortment of colourful collars and leashes for an assortment of activities. They have designed everyday statement pieces as well as a waterproof collection for those adventurous days.

Grab Hold Of Your New Leash & Collar
trigsandteddy.com  |     @trigsandteddy
YELLOW CUP CAFE

I like to think of this Etobicoke coffee spot as a hidden gem, but the truth is, they’re known far and wide for their scrumptious menu and huge selection of hot beverages—not to mention, 44+ types of crêpes!

Explore Your New Fave Spot
yellowcupcafe.com   |     @itsyellowcup
Yellow Cup Cafe - Lara and Indre Real Estate
Yellow Cup Cafe - Lara and Indre Real Estate
BOHXT

I use bohxt to add a special touch to my property listings and as decor in my own home.

Use LARA15 at checkout for 15% off your order—an exclusive offer for all of you!

Let Bohxt Blow You Away
bohxt.com   |     @bohxt
Bohxt - Lara and Indre Real Estate
Bohxt - Lara and Indre Real Estate
BABY POINT BARBERSHOP

This local trendy barbershop not only gives updated cuts and original old school shaves, but their talented, friendly staff ensure you leave feeling happy you stopped by.

Stop By For A Trim
babypointbarbershop.ca   |     @babypointbarbershop
GRAYDON SKINCARE

Finding the right skin routine can be a bit of a mission, but Graydon Skincare makes it simple. Discover results-driven products formulated with clinically-proven ingredients—created by Toronto Life’s Resident Beauty Advisor, Graydon. Their Fullmoon Serum and Mineral Mist are my favourites!

Refresh Your Skincare
graydonskincare.com   |     @graydonskincare
Graydon Skincare - Lara and Indre Real Estate
Graydon Skincare - Lara and Indre Real Estate
THYME STUDIO

If you’re searching for unique florals, fresh or dried arrangements, for an upcoming event or just for fun, Thyme Studio has you covered. Located in Toronto’s popular Stackt market, Thyme specializes in crafting dreamy and unconventional grab and go bouquets, Floret Boxes and more.

Discover Thyme Studio
thymestudio.ca   |     @thymestudio
Thyme Studio - Lara and Indre Real Estate
Thyme Studio - Lara and Indre Real Estate
MEKS

If you’re searching for a piece of furniture or home décor but can’t quite find the right fit, get in touch with Michael and Elysse from meks. They work with you to build exactly what you’re dreaming of—all designed and handmade in Hamilton, ON. They also recently released their “Essentials” collection that is an absolute must see!

See What meks Can Make For You
meks.ca     |     @mekscanada
meks - Lara and Indre Real Estate
meks - Lara and Indre Real Estate
TRIXIE

Daniela and Joe have selected an amazing variety of unique pieces at an affordable price! From family life to work life and everything in between they’ve got you covered.

This is the perfect little gem of a store in the heart of Bloor West Village.

Update Your Wardrobe
shoptrixie.com     |     @trixieboutique
LA VECCHIA

With 25 years of Italian tradition in Toronto, their second location by the waterfront in Etobicoke has an expansive patio that is the perfect spot for summer night meals.

Book A Table
lavecchia.ca     |     @lavecchia_lakeshore

JESS’ PAPER CO

A modern boho paper product genius whose also working from and travelling across Canada in a VAN. It doesn’t get anymore awesome.Jess is constantly producing new paper products ranging from cards and notepads to the cutest prints and stickers (like her animals in floral crowns series). She even has subscription boxes featuring other artisans.

Buy A Sticker or Two!
jesspaperco.com     |     @jesspaperco

Jess' Paper Co - Lara and Indre Real Estate
Jess' Paper Co - Lara and Indre Real Estate
EVERYTHING BEAN STUDIO

We found this gem on Etsy on a matchstick hunt! In mini glass jars, they are perfect add on to candle gifts.Then we noticed her candles…

Made in small batches, they are soy and coconut based with wood wicks that crackle as they burn. LOVE.

Light Up Your Life
everythingbeanstudio.com     |     @everythingbeanstudio

Everything Bean Studio - Lara and Indre Real Estate
Everything Bean Studio - Lara and Indre Real Estate
PINK PAMPLEMOUSSE FLORAL STUDIO

Unique blooms for every occasion always made with love and tremendous talent. Aneta is not a creator of your typical arrangement, but instead has a beautiful eye for abstract florals you could stare at for hours on end.

Trust us when we say you will not be disappointed.

See For Yourself
pinkpamplemousse.co     |     @pinkpamplemoussefloralstudio

Pink Pamplemousse Floral Studio - Lara and Indre Real Estate
Pink Pamplemousse Floral Studio - Lara and Indre Real Estate
HOTEL X TORONTO

Looking for a place to book your next staycation? Hotel X is one we would definitely go back to. “It’s about you. It’s about the view”. Not only do they have a spa, gorgeous hotel suites and a variety of delicious meal options, they have stunning views of the water and the city.

Take A Look
hotelxtoronto.com     |     @hotelxtoronto

GOOD WOOF GROOMING

Both luxurious and convenient, you can relax and stay at home, while your pet is getting styled and pampered in our state-of-the-art spa on wheels. No stressful car rides or cages. Your pet will get one-on-one attention from start to finish only steps away from their home.

Get Grooming
goodwoofgrooming.com     |     @goodwoofgrooming