When the clock strikes twelve on October 31, an invisible switch is flicked and we move into all-out holiday fanatics. (I get criticism for playing carols through most of November.)
Of course, I jumped at the chance to attend the opening of the Festive Collective One-Stop Holiday Shop where talented Vancouver-based artists showcase and sell everything from fashion and handcrafted jewellery to adorable kids’ apparel and vegan handbags.
A few things on my wish list?
Lotus Designs presented some truly unique jewellery ideas (think birdcage pendants and strawberry stud earrings).
Daub + Design displayed tie-dyed underwear that literally felt like a buttery second skin.
Mimosa, creator of art, fine paper and children’s clothing, showed sweet little onesies that I couldn’t help but picture on my nine-month-old niece.
Take it from a true holiday enthusiast; November is never too early. The Festive Collective takes place at The Rize until November 27, every day except Mondays.
[First photo courtesy of Lotus Designs.]