Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spring Cleaning :)

We've made it through March! On to better and warmer days surely. As we look around and do some spring cleaning, some rearranging, finding new inspirations for home feels like a fresh way to step into April! We have always loved the rustic shelves from roost, made from beautiful recycled Indian rail-tyes, they're a great way to rearrange and present the pretty things you already own!
Canvas makes this modern stainless steel cutlery set, clean lines and subtle curves, we love the simplicity of this shape to update your table. Set of 5, $49.

Rustic Wood Shelves, Medium, $89

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Clutches by Ela!

We are so excited to be bringing the brand new line Ela by Ela Kowalewska  to La Merceria! We love the sophisticated silhouettes and subtle asymmetry, such beautiful design details that strive to accentuate and compliment the style of any happy wearer. Keep an eye out for these luxurious leather and suede pieces in store at La Merceria soon!

More styles available by custom order, details at

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Elaine et Lena

New at La Merceria is a great whimsical clothing line from France called Elaine et Lena - we adore the vintage inspired line of playful shapes, ruffles and finishes. This palette is a breath of fresh spring air. We wish they were in grown-up sizes too!

Elaine et Lena, $39-$59. Available at La Merceria

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Happy Spring!

Spring is here! It's officially the onset of warm weather, buds on trees, and finally shedding winter layers! We are welcoming springtime with open arms and peach coloured tulips, as inspired by Snow & Graham's classic tulip prints!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Food & Drink loves Ninutik Maple!

This month's Food & Drink is featuring our local favourites Ninutik! This incredible looking carrot cake is not only decorated with those mouth-watering maple pops, but also includes maple syrup in the recipe! We love maple syrup in anything, and found a few more incredible recipes to tempt you!
Double Maple Cupcakes
Maple Glazed Cupcakes

Monday, March 14, 2011

Inspriation: Lonny Magazine latest issue

I finally made some time this weekend to devour the March/April Issue of LONNY and what a pleasure it was, full of Spring inspiration, I love the rose dress from Stella McCartney which for sure will translate into home, and my other favorite find was Ines de la Fressange's new book:Parisian Chic,a style guide, I must get a copy! Lonny is the closest we have to Domino Magazine now I just keep hoping for hard copy distribution because there is nothing like the ritual of going through the actual paper version curled up on the couch with a glass of wine!

Happy Monday!

Friday, March 11, 2011

The makings of a good day

Of all the new Pi'lo items we just got in, this group implies a great day: wake up and throw on this awesome necklace to a cozy winter outfit; Brew some of your favourite tealish tea and sip away while it stays warm under this adorable tea cozy; then you curl up with this notebook that begs for great things to be written in it's pages. a great day, right?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Pi'lo Home Accessories for Spring!

Pi'lo has just come out with their new spring line, and they've created some beautiful vintage inspired pieces that we love to love. Rustic images and techniques make Pi'lo's line so unique, we want them all for our home!
Vintage Print Pillow, $65-$85; Sewing Kit, $36; Butterfly Mobile, $65; ABC Bear Pillow, $49; Bear Pocket Pillow, $39. 
Available at La Merceria

Monday, March 7, 2011

Just in : Woven Bracelets from Genevieve Flavelle

We are just in love with these ultrasuede & goldplated bracelets, they are fast becoming one of our must have accessories for Spring, wear them stacked in different shades for instant chic, price $45-$49

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Weekend Inspiration: Sweet Paul Magazine

I just discovered the new issue from Sweet Paul Magazine and to my delight its a kids issue! I just love love the styling and  it comes packed with visual stimulation for mom and lots of great cooking and decorating ideas to make for the little ones! perfect projects for a rainy day.

Happy Weekend!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Global News features La Merceria in a spot on Hybrid Business Trends!

We have been eagerly awaiting the airing of Global's interview with Sandra & Marcelo all week! Its a great piece that touches on the trend of local entrepreneurs fusing together two passions to create a unique business! We were thrilled to be featured, and only wish we could see Constant above the bowtie!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New in Store: Tutto Cosi Lavender Satchels!

New from local label Tutto Cosi are these scrumptious satchels for your drawers and closets. Made with natural linens in great classic prints, we love that they're locally made with organic lavender!

Satchels, $19 for set of two different patterns, Laundry travel bag with satchel, $25.