January Monthly Picks

Posted by Jenny Tellier on

At this start of this new year, we're embracing a slower pace filled with long winter reads, hot broths and late-night baths.

We turn to tried and true skincare, like Vintner's Daughter and Living Libations Best Skin Ever, to nourish and protect the skin as the snow finally starts to fall here in Toronto. 


TARA Mimar Face Serum and Face Cream—yes, they're coming back! LESSE Soothing Lip Balm (also new our shop this month) and burning our latest HH launch...get excited!

JENNY Living Libations Best Skin Ever Seabuckthorn with Province Apothecary Facial Cupping Set, Henné V2 Luxury Lip Balm and Rahua Vegan Curl Butter.

MARY Health Hut Bubble Bath - Juniper Ylang Ylang Mandarin, SSSoaps Soap Bar Batch 092 and Wildcraft Cleanse Makeup Remover.

NAT Vintner's Daughter TrioTata Harper Crème Riche and Margin The Active Moisturizer before I head to the gym.

JERONNIE Tata Harper Lip Crème in Bare and Health Hut Bubble Bath in Eucalyptus, Vetiver, Petitgrain. 


JENNY Slowing down at an online meditation retreat with InsightLA and participating in the Nervous System Reset on the Open App.

MARY Getting back to studying after a bit of a break, starting Western Materia Medica 1.

NAT Early morning workouts and lots of alone time with Nina Simone on the record player. Oh, and getting a Monastery Facial at HH, of course. 

JERONNIE Keeping it light at Illumi.

TARA Resting after a busy season, reading, drinking coffee and walking our new puppy, Dolly.


MARY Light in Gaza: Writings Born of Fire

NAT The Hunger of Women by Marosia Castaldi. This was a Birthday gift from my best friend and is novel written without punctuation!

TARA I just finished Close to Home by Michael Magee (a reco from Flying Books), about to start Day by Michael Cunninham.

JENNY Hilma af Kilnt and Piet Mondrian: Forms of Life


NAT Chocolate Hazelnut Flourless Cake that Claire Ptak wrote about in Love Is a Pink Cake - I bake from this book so often.

JERONNIE Chocolate Chip Cookies from our neighbours, Simpl Cafe.

TARA Veggie risotto with homemade chicken broth and lots of parm. Also loving big salads with greens and radicchio from Fiesta Farms.

JENNY Getting back to broth, loving anything from Ripe.

MARY Trying all the delicious flavours of Swedish Knot pastries from our new Leslieville neighbours Johnson Family BakeryAlso enjoying several teas from Ranger Tea that I was gifted over the holidays.


JERONNIE 6 Below on Netflix, based on the true story of Olympian Eric Lamarque.

TARA JazzFM 91 in Toronto.

JENNY Rewatching Leave the World Behind on Netflix. 

MARY Helen Zaltzman’s language podcast The Allusionist.

NAT Pink Friday 2, on repeat.

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