February 8 2019
Things of Red & Roses & Hearts: Gifts for A Valentine.
Written by Gastown Admin
How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said. Victor Hugo
Any day or time can be a special occasion. On the most love saturated day of the year, one doesn’t need to say I love you along with everyone else who feels obligated to do so. Neither must something be purchased. Love certainly can’t be packaged into a box tied with a pretty bow and bought or sold. Love is a commitment and a choice. It’s a decision that can be made everyday. But a nice little surprise gift on Valentine’s Day is often gladly received.
As a token, or to make them smile, here are a few suggestions of gifts for the special someone in your life. May you both live long, laugh together till the new day dawns, and love like the entire universe exists between your gentle soft embrace.
Old Faithful Shop
ROSE CANDLE VOTIVE – SEA SALT
This large scented candle features a unique fragrance in beautifully colored concrete containers. Sea Salt & Sage. Natural soy wax candle burns cleanly and is free of toxicant.
Burn time 60-70 hours – Candles are 290 grams / 10 ounces
Beautiful colored concrete container can be used after candle has been burned out as a storage jar or to plant small succulents.Blomus is synonymous with intelligent, minimalist, and functional design for the contemporary home. Founded in 1961 and rooted in the German tradition of exceptional quality and highly skilled craftsmanship, they have built their success on a firm belief in the honesty of materials, the purity of shape, and the necessity of a passionate approach.
Locking Collar with Heart Padlock
Simple yet effective locking collar on 3/4” wide harness latigo leather strap. Comes with stylish top quality Italian steel heart padlock and two keys (silver in colour).
WILD HEART BODY BALM
Perfectly rich and luxurious with a scent that lingers.
Wild Heart is for the wild who wander and heart that always wins. Like you’ve just come from laying in a field of wildflowers.
100% crude Shea butter (Ghana), organic/cold pressed coconut oil, avocado oil, organic/natural Canadian beeswax, mango butter, aloe butter, jojoba seed oil, geranium*, grapefruit*, jasmine sambac* jasmine grandiflorum*, neroli*, organic lemon* *essential oil
Made In Vancouver
SHRIMPS Clada Faux Fur Scarf Yellow/Black Hearts
A faux-fur scarf in black with yellow heart print.
adidas – RS Stan Smith in Tactile Rose
Classic Stan Smith lace up leather sneakers in “tactile rose” pink.
Shown near the Manhattan Bridge in New York’s Chinatown, Raf Simons’ spring summer collection juxtaposed the new and the old by drawing references between the east and the west. References to Blade Runner were present throughout the collection, as were graphics designed by Simon’s most famous collaborator and legendary graphic artist, Peter Saville. The collection stresses the positive nature of cultural synthesis, and how energy amongst and between creators and collaborators allow it to flourish.Bertacchi Italian Hat Crafter
Saint Petersburg handmade in Italy 100% wool. Amazing and unique design. Available in Navy, Black, Red and Lilac. Saint Petersburg handmade in Italy. From the heart of Siena in Tuscany, this hat is made with refined wool and shaped through our traditional manufacturing process that has been passed down from generation to generation of the best Tuscan craftsmen. Our Saint Petersburg is made with 100% wool felt and has an elastic inner lining sweatband for a dry fit. We use only organic and eco-friendly cloth that makes them hand washable. They are also water repellent and perfect for daily use.
Comme des Garcons PLAY – Red Emblem Camouflage and Red Heart Tee White
Cotton short sleeve t-shirt with distinct CdG PLAY design embroidered and printed at front.
Ribbed collar. Made in Japan.
Living Gold – Venus Rose, yellow gold
High-quality craftsmanship, all natural materials, and an ever-lasting work of art. The Venus Rose in yellow-gold is handpicked at it’s beautiful peak to then go through a quality controlled, 50 step process to create its brilliant coating. 100% Natural Rose/100% Yellow Gold/Size: 12″ Weight: 258 gLemongrass House
Rose Bath Oil
This luxurious Bath Oil helps draw out impurities as well as soothe and revive tense muscles.
SANGRE DE FRUTA – ROSE NO. 1 BOTANICAL TONIC 100 ML
For your face, body and linens. Rose Otto – true rose – opens the heart, calms the nervous system and promotes self-confidence. Its fragrance is of fresh morning dew on a crisp rose that settles into a warm, deep floral. Long a symbol of love and purity, perfumers still adore this exquisite oil for its fragrance, whilst the beauty industry prizes it for its gentle and rejuvenating benefits to the skin. The Botanical Tonics are made with the finest essential oils to bring freshness of well-being to your skin, body and spirit. All essential oils have been chosen for their therapeutic aromatherapy properties, their sensual fragrance, and their beautifying effect on the skin. Whether misting your face, linens, or your lover, Sangre de Fruta Botanical Tonics offer simple, sensual tonics for a kaleidoscope of moments.
EAGLE HEART BANGLE
by Corrine Hunt Kwakwaka’wakw / Tlingit Nations
Sterling Silver, Engraved
.5 x 7.5″
Kusmi ROSE GREEN TEA
Rolled in rose petals, this Kusmi green tea from China with its delicate natural flavour is one of the classic flavoured green teas. A delectable tea to enjoy during the afternoon. Main flavor: Floral 4.4 oz / 125 g Metal Tin. For over 140 years, Kusmi Tea has been offering to gourmets the finest in high quality tea blends.
Prehnite Heart Pendant by Daisy Ho
Material: Sterling Silver Size: 1/2″ X 1/4″ Gemstone: Prehnite / 1/4″ X 1/4″ / 0.9ct
Born in Hong Kong and trained as a fashion designer in London, England. Daisy Ho worked out her own way successfully in the competitive jewellery designing business. Each piece is created with her passion toward nature and art. The uniqueness of the jewellery and quality of the craft work has been always what she is pursuing through the 20 years of her designing career.