Milk Jar Candle Company
Breathe in; breathe out. If the air you’re breathing doesn’t smell heavenly, you need a Milk Jar Candle Company candle ($25). With seven candles available, including the white nectarine and pear-scented Sunnyside, the plumeria and lilac-scented Hawaii and the mahogany, firewood and pine-scented Dandy (pictured), these 100-per-cent soy wax, wood-wick candles are highly coveted. Hand-poured in Calgary by Holly Singer, Milk Jar candles have quickly become a must-have item on every fragrance-loving Calgarian’s shopping list.
Various local retailers, including Outside the Shape, 1222 10 Ave. S.E., 403-540-9993, outsidetheshape.com; milkjar.ca
Monsieur Watch Company
Locally designed timepieces are having a bit moment in Calgary, and Monsieur Watch Company is leading the trend with its sophisticated vintage style. The Kensington Watch ($229), with its gold stainless-steel casing and sapphire crystal glass, is a piece that can live in your wardrobe for years to come, while the beautiful custom detailing and pure black leather strap make it trendy enough to wear now. A portion of the proceeds from every watch sold is donated to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Northlore Goods owner Natassia Brazeau is dedicated to creating “rituals of self-care” that promote healing and nourishing. That has led her to source plant-based ingredients located near the banks of the South Saskatchewan River in Treaty 6 territory for her line of products. Take your skin cleansing routine to a higher level with the yarrow and lavender cleansing grains ($18). If you’ve never cleansed with grains before, this is your reason to start. Finely ground poppy seeds, organic grains and wildcrafted botanicals gently exfoliate and brighten your skin.