3 Things We Love This June

Find our what the Avenue team is loving this June



 

The Avenue team is an opinionated bunch; we're always talking about our latest obsessions. Here's why we tend to smell pretty good, have luscious hair and tackle DIY projects with flair:

Bottega Veneta Eau Légère

I’m a perfume snob — even going as far as dubbing myself the perfume whisperer in a previous avenuecalgary.com post. So when I discover a new scent that I truly love I feel it’s worth writing about. Bottega Veneta Eau Légère (from $100 at Hudson’s Bay) is my new summer fragrance. While I think it’s marketed towards women, I wear it with confidence. It reminds me of another of my favourites: Serge Lutens Daim Blond. Both share a similar scent profile — ripe fruit, apricots and leather. It’s the kind of fragrance you’ll want to be remembered by. —Ricky Zayshley, associate editor

Hudson’s Bay, various Calgary locations, thebay.com

Plaster Paint

It’s the season for garage sale shopping or clearing out basements to find items of furniture that are beautiful, but could use a little love. The thought of refinishing that furniture always seems so romantic until you realize that you will be spending your entire sunny Saturday stripping and sanding and painting. Keep the romance alive with Plaster Paint. It’s a non-toxic, water-based paint that works on metal, plastic, raw wood, varnished wood and more. You can skip the stripping and sanding steps and get right to the painting with each coat drying within 25 minutes. A Vintage Affair is the first retailer in Calgary to carry Plaster Paint and it currently has 14 of the 30 available colours in three sizes including 8 ounces ($13), pints ($24) and quarts ($44). —Jaelyn Molyneux, web editor

A Vintage Affair, 638 11 Ave. S.W., 403-233-7770, avintageaffair.ca

Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo

A lifesaver on days when I hit the snooze button one too many times, Lush’s No Drought dry shampoo ($7 to $14) is a must-have. While the powder product isn’t quite as convenient as its cousin, the dry shampoo spray, its effectiveness is well worth it. The application technique takes some practice, but once the powder is worked through, you’ll have clean, fresh hair with a light citrus scent — no sticky spray residue and no chemical cloud filling the room. And no one will ever have to know you skipped your shower. —Madeline Smith, editorial intern

Lush, various Calgary locations, lush.ca

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