I’m a sucker for charming boutique stores nestled into the downtown of whatever city I am visiting. When I travel make sure I make time to shop around the stores in the town or city I am in because I want to find some sort of treasure to take home. Shopping at the mall is convenient and quick, but when I want to give someone a thoughtful and unique gift, I am not going to find it at the mall.
As well I like to have things in my home that are special and meaningful, and hopefully cannot be found in everyone else’s living space. I like things to be curated and carefully put together, and it’s especially appreciated if they don’t include a set of instructions from Ikea! Don’t get me wrong, Ikea completely serves it’s purpose and I’ve been known to spend a Sunday putting together bookshelf or two from there, but when it comes to the actual décor and finishing pieces in my home, I want them to be special and meaningful.
Yesterday I ventured into Sweet Violet, located in Downtown Whitby, and not far from Michael Penney’s two other stores Penney & Co (which I have previously blogged about here) and Pineapple Street.
Sweet Violet carries all things bath, body, and baby. They have soft bamboo towel sets and unique bathmats and shower curtains, along with everything to pamper yourself from creams, lotions, and fresh soaps. The soaps and lotions not only have beautiful scents, but they are just plain pretty and make for perfect gifts.
For décor, Sweet Violet has everything from rugs, throws, pillows and complete bedding sets. You know when you are looking on Pinterest and find that perfect duvet cover with the matching pillow shams and a fabulous matching throw that looks too perfect to ever find? Sweet Violet seems to have everything you need already put together on display for the look you couldn’t figure out how to put together yourself.
I loved some of the great items for children at this store. They have a selection of stuffed animals and books, and some really fun prints for a child’s nursery. There are knit blankets, mobiles, and décor pieces that would put the finishing touches on a bedroom for the most important little person in your life. I loved the hot air balloons you could hang from the ceiling – they even come in a mobile!
I have been looking for a piece of coral for my living room for quite some time, and there was a great selection of beachy décor at Sweet Violet. I could not decide between the red and the white coral, so I had to go home for a pow-wow with the husband to hear his thoughts. He said to get both, which was not very helpful.
Sweet Violet is a great space to find that perfect something for your own home, or to find that fabulous gift that will make the person receiving it feel special to receive something treasured. Who doesn’t deserve to have soap direct from France? I feel like I totally do.
Sweet Violet is located at 124 Brock Street South in Whitby. Open Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm, Sunday and Monday Closed. For more information on Sweet Violet click here.