Ah! The joy and panic that come with the end of November! The pleasures of nog drinking, Home Alone marathons and chocolate bark eating contests are nigh, but you’ve yet to figure out (let alone acquire) gifts for your loved ones. First, stay away from Amazon. As tempting as it is, we all know you only bought that Jamie Oliver cookbook because you could order it in your jammies.
Next, get down to the Holiday Puces POP Fair on December 14, 15 and 16, for a bonanza of artisanal, locally-made goodies: clothing, jewelry, accessories, home decor, stationary, bath stuff and oh my the food! Snack on Russian donuts from Chez Boris and fresh homemade dumplings by Chinoiseries & Dumplings while you fill your panier with tropical rum cake from Island Organix Bakery and candied bacon jerky by those wizards of meat dehydration, JJ Comestibles.
Now that you’re sated, load up on colourful Bas de Laine et Mot Coquin hand-knit wool socks; two-fingered rings by Marmod8; and Mitz Takahashi’s whimsical homewares made from reclaimed wood, like these saucy medieval knight coasters.
With over 90 vendors, you can complete all your holiday shopping in one delightful, dumpling and donut-induced haze.
Holiday Puces POP Fair @ Saint-Enfant-Jesus Church, 5035 Saint-Dominique
Friday, December 14th: 6pm-9pm
Saturday, December 15th: 11am-6pm
Sunday, December 16th :11am-6pm
~ Heidi Craig