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Workshop Studio and Boutique January 30, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Duchess of the Hill @ 7:02 pm

One of the major pluses of moving to Ottawa is that my best friend lives here.  Julia is my favourite person to shop with, not only because she’s my best friend, but also because she is a big time shopper, and always outdoes me when shopping – I never feel bad about what I’ve spent, because she’s always spent more!

Often, I’ve admired a piece of her clothing or jewellery and she’s attributed the source to a store called “Workshop”.  Today I gave into a long resisted shopping craving and joined her on one of her sprees.

Workshop, on Dalhousie Street, has great ambiance and is full of funky clothes and one of a kind jewellery that’s designed by women locally and across Canada.  They also carry some unique baby and gift items.  I tried on a jacket which was flattering, but just a little too out there for me.  In the end I settled on two pairs of earrings (see pic below).

Julia, on the other hand, did not disappoint and as usual went all out: pretty two layered skirt, pink and grey plaid vest, complete with necklace and earrings.

New items arrive weekly.  I’ll be sure to make this a regular stop when I’m in the Market.

Afterward we went to Oh So Good on York Street for a drink and I was thrilled to find a favourite Toronto indulgence – Dufflet Cakes!!  Today I found the willpower to keep my order to a coffee, but it is a great comfort to know that in times of need Dufflet is only a few minutes away.

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