Cardigans, Coolers, and Hair Care: MONTECRISTO’s May Wishlist

She makes time for everyone else, but for one day of the year, it’s finally her time. Show her you care this Mother’s Day with the little—and big—things that count.

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Hair Perfume

Chanel’s new Coco Mademoiselle hair perfume offers a fragrant and soothing scent for a woman who’s equal parts strong and delicate, lighthearted and provocative, all in orange, rose, jasmine, vetiver, and patchouli. The travel-friendly frosted-pink bottle easily fits in purses—and diaper bags.

Coach Unisex Cardigan

Detailed with colourful stitching knitted from yarn scraps salvaged from Coach’s factories, the Spring/Summer ’23 Mended Aran Cardigan channels the cozy vibe of a traditional fisherman sweater. Updated leather buttons, slip pockets, and ribbed trim round out the look. Hot on the seasonal collection’s heels comes the new sub-brand Coachtopia, which reimagines the lifecycle of a handful of Coach pieces by using waste materials from the manufacturing process—think upcycled leather scraps, recycled cotton, and the like—and constructs each piece to be easily repaired and refashioned. Because Mom always said waste not, want not.

Rainforest Ritual Spa Treatment for Two

She rarely has a minute to herself, but with the new Rainforest Ritual spa treatment for two at the Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Willow Stream Spa, Mom gets two full hours of dedicated attention alongside a partner or friend. The journey to complete rest and relaxation starts with a full-body exfoliation, facial cleanse, and clay mask, all using local Beauty Through Balance products, followed by a soak in a Japanese-style Ofuro tub. Then, a full-body massage using Canadian Wilderness oil and hot basalt stones, a wrap, and a facial massage, capped by a neck-and-shoulder massage. While she’s luxuriating in the lounge post-rubdown, lunch is served along with suitably celebratory Moët bubbles.

Smeg 50’s Style Aesthetic Kettle

The 50’s Style Aesthetic electric kettle by Smeg may channel old-school vibes on the outside, but it’s undeniably modern on the inside. With contemporary features such as automatic shut-off, built-in cord wrap, and a 3000W heating element, this gem rocks retro-homemaker style with timeless grace.

Kérastase Symbiose Luxury Hair Care

Seasonal shifts in temperature and ongoing stress and fatigue can cause hair-raising issues such as dry scalp and dandruff when the skin barrier becomes unbalanced.  Kérastase’s new Symbiose line works to eliminate loose flakes while simultaneously purifying the scalp. Powerful ingredients like pyrithione zinc provide antibacterial properties and work alongside holy-grail skin-care ingredient salicylic acid to exfoliate while delivering deep prebiotic nutrition.

Yeti Rescue Red Cooler

For the mom who always nursed you back to health, there’s Yeti’s new Rescue Red, a vibrant limited-edition colour inspired by backcountry first aid and rescue crews. The eye-catching collection includes water bottles, travel mugs, wine tumblers, and the Roadie 48 Wheeled cooler, which is tall enough for chilled wine yet tough enough to withstand backcountry (or backyard) barbecues.

Aya Optical Glasses

Vancouver-based Aya Optical has long supported First Nations communities through creative collaborations. The new capsule collection by Cree artist and storyteller Michael A. Koby Turtleheart includes three dynamic styles—Strength, Pace, and Freedom—that feature galloping painted horses, a powerful symbol in Indigenous cultures. Durable and lightweight, the unisex acetate frames arrive in a variety of vibrant colours such as purple, teal, and green. With each sale, $10 goes to Agape, a non-profit offering therapeutic horseback riding.

Gifts That Give Back

Take a cue from the most selfless person in the world (aka Mom) and think of others this Mother’s Day. The Cause We Care Foundation has partnered with a handful of Vancouver companies to raise funds that help low-income single mothers facing hardship. From Blue Ruby’s new Cause We Care jewellery collection (with 100 per cent of proceeds donated) to Tallu & Co.’s all-natural Rosehip Seed Oil (with 50 per cent of proceeds donated until May 30), these gifts are thoughtful reminders to be—as Mom always taught you—more thoughtful.

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Post Date:

April 26, 2023