Bake Shop Betty

I’ll find any excuse to bake. Whether it’s cookies, squares, cupcakes… the list goes on. Though I’m a fiend for baked goods, I avoid baking a whole cake unless it’s for a special occasion, meaning my boyfriend and I won’t be the only ones indulging. Now that the holiday season is in full swing I’ve been baking some yummy treats for friends and family. My recent excursion in the kitchen had me looking rather sad in my boyfriend’s too-big, striped brown apron. So I tracked down some cute and kitschy aprons to make whipping-up sugary goodies even more fun.

The Lady's Apron, $34.89 at Anthropologie

Baker's Delight Apron, $34.89 at Anthropologie

Mrs. Claus Apron, $19.96 US at Pier 1

Earth Angel Designs Apron, $38 at Doll Factory By Damzels (1122 Queen St. East, Toronto)

If you’ don’t have much of a sweet tooth (for shame!) or need to feel a little more inspired to get in the baking mood, then lather up with Cake Beauty‘s scrumptious-smelling Bath & Shower Bubbles as part of their Winter Wonderful collection. Available in three scents, Gingerbread Woman (soft ginger and sweet vanilla frosting); Snow Woman (toasted walnuts and vanilla cream); Jacky Frost (raspberries and vanilla crumble), the Bath & Shower Bubbles at a hefty 473 ml will leave your skin super soft and smelling good enough to eat right through winter.

Cake Bath & Shower Bubbles, $20 at Sephora and specialty retailers

— Jodi Goulart

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Doll Factory By Damzels’ NXNE Backlot BBQ

It’s that time of year again — with the NXNE music festival comes lots of bands and BBQs! I’ll be multi-tasking on Saturday afternoon at the annual Six Shooter Records & Doll Factory By Damzels’ NXNE Back Lot BBQ. It’s free to attend and only the booze will set you back. On stage performing will be Royal Wood, Luke Doucet, Justin Rutledge and The Beauties, among other toe-tapping performers.

In addition to the live music, Doll Factory has new in-stock Damzels In This Dress gingham rockabilly dresses, Sailor Jerry men’s shirts and Stop Staring! frocks. My boyfriend is going to have to hold me back, but I’ll fight him off.

Damzels In This Dress Spring 2009 At L'Oreal Fashion Week

Damzels In This Dress Spring 2009 At L'Oreal Fashion Week

Here are the details:

Six Shooter Records & Doll Factory By Damzels’ Annual NXNE Back Lot BBQ

  • Saturday, June 20
  • Performances from 2:00 – 6:00
  • Enter through Doll Factory (1122 Queen St. East) or Six Shooter Records (1118 Queen St. East)

— Jodi Goulart

Spring Is In At Doll Factory

Doll Factory By Damzels, every rockabilly and retro cutie’s go-to store for the hottest dresses and accessories, is hosting an in-store soiree this Thursday, May 7 to debut the Spring Doll Factory line. Fresh off the L’Oreal Fashion Week Spring runway, the collection features artwork by David Glantz.

Damzels Spring On The Runway

Damzels Spring On The Runway

I recommend perusing the latest Doll Factory collection as well as dreamy frocks and casual pieces from in-store favourites Stop Staring!, Sailor Jerry, Voom And Vava and new-to-Doll-Factory Colcci heels while sipping on complimentary Sailor Jerry drinks. Yumm!

Here are the details:

Thursday, May 7 @ Doll Factory By Damzels (1122 Queen St. East)

12:00 pm – 8:00 pm – 15 % off for one day only

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm – enjoy Sailor Jerry Rum cocktails

Jodi Goulart