The Goods

By Christine Davis

“Pinot Please” crew

Created in collaboration with California’s Meiomi Wines, this “Pinot Please” crewneck sweater is the latest addition to the Brunette brand’s Fall ’18 collection and is a perfectly sophisticated take on the “rose all day” trend. It features a slightly oversized fit for comfort and is best enjoyed while drinking Pinot, obviously. Available at Nordstrom and $79

Emma work bag

Upgrade your fall bag with this luxurious, functional beauty from Jemma. Appropriate for work and beyond, it features two large interior compartments capable of holding a 15-inch laptop, it also offers a tablet or waller sleeve, phone pocket, pen and lipstick holder and detachable key strap. You’ll stay organized and look chic doing it with the assortment of autumnal colours. Available at $398

Nergi berries

These mini kiwis with thin, edible skin offer a sweet, slightly tart taste that are a great, portable snack and delicious addition to a fruit skewer. Available from late August to November, they’re a nice way to switch up your regular berry eating habits offering just 52 calories per 100 grams and 3.6 grams of fiber. Loaded with antioxidants and electrolytes they help refuel after a workout. Available at Loblaws, Zehrs and Sobeys. From $4

Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean Odour Blasters Detergent

Eliminate odour at the core with this new detergent that’s specially formulated to attack tough odours rather than just covering them up. The added benefit of OxiClean stain fighters helps lift stains. Available at national retailers. $5.99

Live Clean foaming hands washes

The light foam of this new line of hand washes creates rich, creamy lather with scents you’ll enjoy all over the house, including White Tea and Cherry, Vanilla Bean and Coconut and Lemon Mint. They are enriched with vitamin E and aloe vera and are all natural. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart. $4.99

Natrel whipped cottage cheese

Say goodbye to the traditional lumpy cottage cheese texture and hello to a smooth dip and spread that includes such delicious flavours as chive and garlic and roasted red peppers. It’s high in protein and low in calories, making it the perfect snack. Available at Loblaws. $3.99

Elmira Stove Works Northstar retro fridge

Bring a pop of colour into your kitchen or bar with this line of retro refrigerators that are made in Canada. Completely customizable you can choose a solid colour or airbrushed design. Available at TA Appliance-Mississauga, Bloor Dovercourt Appliances, Cork House and peter Martins Home Appliance.From $2,500 to $6,000

Caffitaly frother

Once you froth your milk you’ll never go back. Choose between two types of froth perfect for cappuccinos and lattes or simply warm your milk with just the touch of a button. This frother features a stainless steel tank and dual-speed magnetic whisk system that you won’t be able to live without for your morning coffee or for creating delicious hot chocolate for the grandkids. Available at Black and white models $89.99; Chrome finish $99.99

Green Tea Detox Face Scrub

From a new line of tea infusion skincare from Teaology, this face scrub is magic for the skin. Containing real green tea leaves and sugar crystals, it’s an exfoliating butter-cream with a moisturizing and soothing effect that gently removes dead cells and it detoxes and minimizes pores, leaving the skin soft and radiant. Available at and Murale. $44

South Shore Live-it Cozy Sofa

This two-seat blue velvet sofa is the perfect piece to add to an office, den or your new downsized space. It features pockets on each side so you’ll never lose the remote and removable cushions for easy cleaning. Available at $768


Swish bad breath away in moments with this innovative powder that neutralizes bad breath causing bacteria.  It creates a just-brushed feeling that lasts and hour or more. It’s sugar-free and quick-dissolving so it takes just moments and is discreet. Available at Nature’s Emporium, Freshco and Fiesta Farms. $1.39

Masonite Interior Barn Door

Get the style of door that everyone wants with this barn door. Perfect for a study, dining area or transition between spaces this version comes with the complete kit for installation including track and black matte sliding door hardware and handle for easy assembly over an existing door opening. Available at $786

Wellness Reading Shawl

Spend cooler fall days inside covered in the warmth and comfort of this reading shawl. Made of ultra-soft plush knit it features two side slip pockets that might just be big enough to hold your book. Available in lavender and grey. Available at Indigo and $58