By SHIRAN TEITELBAUM
If there’s one thing sisters Allison and Rachelle Straker can teach us broke Bandits, it’s that you don’t have to rob a bank (or your parents) to live and host in style. Visit their contemporary décor boutique cry if I want to for tons of finds under fifty bones.
As much as you love your IKEA set of plates and bowls, let’s be honest – they’re fragile and not so easy to clean. That’s why investing in a set of four Bamboo Natur Ware square bowls ($10) and square dinner plates ($20) is a smart and stylish move. Available in red, yellow, and green, this eco-friendly purchase is light, bright, and adds class to your kitchen.
There’s nothing like spicing up your dining room with a hugging salt & pepper shaker ($10), an adorable housewarming gift for your friends or yourself. Or if you’re a wino (pardon, we mean “wine enthusiast”), wine thermometers are available for a mere $6. Never drink over-chilled sauv blanc again!
And if you’re looking for unique and inexpensive ways to impress your guests, Allison and Rachelle will let you in on their secrets: Consider tiny bamboo boats ($8 for 50) and simply fill with strawberries, blueberries, and lime for a mouth-watering appetizer. Hostess with the mostess, here you come.
cry if I want to
1175 Queen Street East