Archive for May, 2011

Sweet Gifts for Mom

We’ve put together a little round-up for Mother’s Day (this Sunday, May 8!) gifts that will be sure to have her feeling as special as she is.

1. Iconic trench coat - a sophisticated spring must-have. $139.50 at Esprit. ( for locations)

2. ORIBE Dry Texturizing Spray - for bigger, better, full-on glamourous hair. $44 at DONATO salon + spa. ( for locations)

3. Yardley London English Lavender Moisturizing Bath Foam - gift Mom with this soothing bath foam that’s fit for the Queen. The Yardley London brand bears the Royal Warrant and the enduring scent of English Lavender. $16.99 at Shoppers Drug Mart, Pharma Plus, Loblaw, and more.

4. ‘Lima’ coin purse – made of super soft leather, designed to hold the essentials for the woman on-the-go. $50 at ECCO Shoes. ( for locations)

5. Spa packages from DONATO + salon – send Mom to the spa for an afternoon or make it a day with special packages ranging from $160 to $255. Click here for full info.

6. Dream Angels Forever EDP - a beautiful new fragrance with notes like blackberry, iris, and amber. Timeless and radiant, just like her. $60 for 75 mL at Victoria’s Secret. ( for locations)

7. Trompe l’oeil lace print – the subtle juxtaposition of soft lace and dotted prints on the finest silk chiffon. $39 at DANIER. ( for locations)

8. Robert Marc sunglasses – the ultimate frame for a subtle statement of luxury and style. Peppercorn print covers the universally flattering shape. $525 at Josephson Opticians. ( for locations)

9. Studded top handle purse – this ivory classic gets a modern twist with studded fringe detail. $169 at DANIER. ( for locations)


May we recommend an afternoon at eleven Boutique in Yorkville – 116 Cumberland St.

Mimosas + mini manis from Lux Spa + a spot of spring shopping:


The Brill Team

Fashion Bulletin: Met Gala Best Dressed

The Met Gala: the Oscars of the fashion world… at least in terms of the red carpet. Arguably the most decadent event of the calendar year, this year’s theme was especially notable as the industry gathered to celebrate “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty,” the museum’s exhibition honouring the career of the late designer.

It was tough to play favourites this time around. Here are our picks for best dressed:

Desia: Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen.

Lisa: Diane Kruger in Jason Wu.

Kate: Rihanna in Stella McCartney

Sherrill: Ginnifer Goodwin in Topshop (!).

Ashley: Janelle Monae in Chanel.

Nancy: Michelle in Miu Miu.

Wallis: Renee Zellwegger in Carolina Herrera.

Who was at the top of your list? Tweet us.


The Brill Team