Torontonicity was invited to the media breakfast and opening of the One of a Kind Winter Show 2018 in Toronto on Nov. 22, 2018. Bloggers, influencers and media staff enjoyed a hearty breakfast from Nadege Patisserie of tasty croissants stuffed with bacon and egg, mushroom quiche, pork buns, yogourt swirl and fresh fruit before heading out on to the floor to meet with vendors and discover new, handcrafted items to share with their readers.
Main Stage at the One of a Kind Winter Show 2018
DIY Workshop + Meet & Greet with Tiffany Pratt Presented by Krylon
Come visit the One of a Kind Main Stage presented by Krylon for an exclusive workshop with Krylon ambassador Tiffany Pratt on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 2 p.m. Tiffany will be transforming a classic décor staple into a fun and festive masterpiece using the Krylon x Tiffany Pratt Colour Collections. Meet and greet with Tiffany Pratt immediately after the workshop at 3 p.m. Pick up a copy of Tiffany’s book, This Can Be Beautiful! From November 23 to 25, 2018, stop by the Krylon station near the Main Stage and pick up a Kryon X Tiffany Pratt swag bag of project guides and a can of spray paint from the 2018 Winter Collection.
One of a Kind Speaker Series Featuring Jessi Cruickshank
Don’t miss Jessi Cruickshank in conversation with Maureen Halushak, Editor-in-Chief of FLARE Magazine on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the One of a Kind Main Stage presented by Krylon. The creator of TV’s first Aftershow at MTV, as well as host of Canada’s Smartest Person, Jessi Cruickshank has become one of Canada’s most beloved television personalities by always being herself. Jessi will share candid stories and funny anecdotes along her journey, and why she believes the secret to success is being one of a kind.
Some of My Picks from the One of a Kind Winter Show 2018
After breakfast, my first stop at the show was Anne-Marie Chagnon at Booth I-44. This Quebec designer creates modern and affordable jewellery using a variety of materials. I was really impressed with her Fall Winter 2018 collection. I particularly loved the way she combined strings of coloured leather with pewter bars. Here are a few of the pieces from the collection:
I enjoyed talking to Sinead, creator of Fada Clothing, Booth A-56. Sinead has handcrafted headbands in all the colour combinations you can imagine so if you are trying to match your coat, stop by her booth. The headbands are very affordable at $45 and super stylish. Sinead is also the owner of The Irish Design House in Leslieville.
My next stop was Gourmet Inspirations at Booth F-52. When I saw they had Salted Caramel Whisky Dessert Sauce, $12, I had to give it a try. This sauce is killer! Although they suggest using this sauce on waffles or ice cream, I thought it would create a savoury-sweet flavour profile if you paired a teaspoon of the sauce with steak. The Salted Caramel Whisky Dessert Sauce would make a great hostess gift or even stocking stuffers for a foodie!
Isn’t this the cutest dress? The Margaux Polka Dot Dress, $425, from Diana Coatworth Design at Booth Q-48 has a bit of stretch in it for a body flattering profile.
I absolutely adored these cardinals on reclaimed wood, $44, by The Saltbox Shoppe at Booth X-44. These would make a great housewarming gift or gift to give to cottage owners. The artist created these pieces in memory of her father, who recently passed and who ardently loved cardinals.
Don’t forget to pick up some dog treats for your best friend while you’re at the One of a Kind Show 2018. Pet Creations at Booth was selling these holiday dog treats for $2.25-$3.50
I thought these Gnomes by Mari at Booth T-12 were really cute and festive.
If you are planning to visit the One of a Kind Winter Show, plan to spend at least two hours at the show. The time flies by so fast and there are so many wonderful products to check out.
The One of a Kind Winter Show 2018 runs from Nov. 22, 2018 to Dec. 2, 2018 at the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place in Toronto.
Tickets are Adults $15; Seniors (65+) $8.50; University/College Students (with valid Student ID) $10; Youth (13-17) $7.50; and Children 12 and Under Free. Purchase tickets online or at the show.