Monday, February 16, 2009

And the winner is...

Baby Mmm - you're in the limelight!

WINNING PHOTO: 'Mmm...educational and tasty', Ava R, Vancouver
(Featured product: Wooden Blocks)

Congratulations to Ava R of Vancouver who won our Limelight Photo Contest with the lovely picture of her enjoying her wooden blocks from Lavish & Lime. After a two weeks, the poll closed yesterday and Ava received a whopping total of 33 votes, narrowly beating Samantha M (28 votes) with her 'Glam Lunch on the Go' shot.

Our other finalist photos submitted by Tina M (8 votes), Katie S (4 votes) and Krista P (2 votes) were also enjoyed by all.

Thanks to everyone who placed a vote for their fave photo over the last two weeks and we're sure Ava thanks you too. She's won a $50 credit at online boutique Lavish & Lime.

A special thanks to all entrants - without you there would have been no contest!

Watch this space for more exciting Lavish & Lime contests to come.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Lavish & Lime Valentine's Gifts in the Press

We're certain our Valentine's gifts are sure to hit the mark with your loved one and guess what? We're not the only ones.

We're more than happy to report that over the last week, a few members of press have concurred and featured a selection of Valentine gifts from Lavish & Lime. Here are some top picks from press across the country.

February 9th
They loved our Natural Love wood heart necklace. Frankly, we can't think of anyone who woodn't!

The Edmonton Sun
February 8th
Our lovely Canadian-made crystal heart necklace made it into their Feb 14th gift round up for sweet dreams.

The Globe and Mail
February 7th

The silver ballchain on our Signature Bejewel Heart necklace was a rock chic hit.

North Shore News
February 6th

One of Vancouver's leading suburban newspapers thought our red wrap Italian-made journal wasperfect for your thoughtful Valentine.

For these and more great gifts for your Valentine, visit Vancouver-based Lavish & Lime. It's still not too late to lavish your love!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Who Gets the Limelight? It's Up to You

Welcome to our Limelight Photo Contest. This is one time you can be certain your vote counts!

This is a contest where YOU decide the winner. You decide who's entered the best photo and who wins $50 to spend at our online boutique Lavish & Lime. The entrants' success is completely in your hands.

Don't worry, though, we decided to help you out by sifting through the entries and coming up with our own top five picks. They appear below in no particular order. All you have to do is choose your favourite and register your vote in the sidebar to the left.

Voting is open until February 15th and on the 16th, we'll announce the winner.

Many thanks to all of you who sent in your photos. Good luck to our finalists and to you, the voters. There are some great shots here and we think choosing your favourite is going to be a bit of a challenge!

Entry A
'When your husband's feeling bagged', Tina M, North Vancouver
(Featured product: Gourmet Getaway)

Entry B
'Glam lunch on-the-go', Samantha M, Vancouver
(Featured product: Gourmet Getaway)

Entry C
'Mmm...educational and tasty', Ava R, Vancouver
(Featured product: Wooden Blocks)

Entry D
'Ready for rain', Katie S, West Vancouver
(Featured product: Kids' Rain Hat)

Entry E
'I love my throw - anonymous', Krista P, Vancouver
(Featured product: Mohair Throw)

For these and more great products for him, for her and the little ones, visit Lavish & Lime.

5 Ways to Give Green Love on Valentine's Day

The most romantic day of the year is just around the corner (already!) and this year, it's easier than ever to give green love.

With a little forethought you can take a few easy, eco-conscious steps on February 14th and
make it a truly feel good occasion all around!

Here are a selection of sweetheart offerings to help impress your Valentine.

1. Buy a gift made from recycled or other earth-friendly materials, but don't feel you have to
compromise on style. You can give a gift that's green and looks good. The days of these two being mutually exclusive are over with the introduction of the concept eco-chic. If it's a heart you're looking for, go for the natural love necklace - a dark wooden heart pendant hanging from two sterling silver chains, or perhaps a pair of adorable dangling hearts - sterling silver threader earrings, both made in Canada from reclaimed wood.There's also the ultra soft bamboo nightshirt that can double for daywear. Show your love for him with a practical reusable sport twist water bottle in deep, luxurious red.

2. Save gas and snuggle up for a movie night in with a pizza and a bottle of bubbly. Heat things up with a
crackling fire or simply grab a cozy throw - try a lightweight mohair throw (with a stunning recycled yarn fringe) in robin's egg blue, perfect for two. Choose a suitably themed flick that's all about love. Our favourite romantic picks include Phenomenon (He says, 'Will you love me for the rest of my life?' as his is about to end, and she says 'No, I'll love you for the rest of mine.' ...sniffle) Pretty Woman (LOVE the part when he snaps shut the necklace box) and As Good As It Gets (poor, Keanu; good ol' Jack gets her in the end). Any favourites you'd recommend?

3. Make a card. Remember way back when you used to make those paper hearts with red
construction paper, white doilies and way too much glue? Remember your sense of achievement and the smile on your Mom's face? Well, there's no reason not to do it now, except now there can be a bit more to it. Include photos, recycled bits of paper, ribbons, greetings cards you've already received or anything else you can think of. Go on, lose yourself for an hour. Check out these card-making ideas if you're stuck, then let yourself go. Nothing melts a heart more than the thought of the time and effort put into a homemade gift and you might just be surprised at how creative you can be!

4. Give a foot massage. Who wouldn't love you for one of these? Wash them, dry them, exfoliate
and invigorate them with a good brush, then massage using soothing foot butter made with carrot oil which restores moisture and leaves them baby soft. You can wrap up separately a coconut foot brush - ethically made in Sri Lanka - or a Canadian-made, all natural and paraben-free foot butter. We recommend giving them together as a foot brush gift set, packaged nicely in a lime green jute bag.

5. Serve up your gift on a tray with breakfast in bed. Everyone loves a bit of pampering and starting off with some sweetheart waffles and berries, eggs benedict or even simple tea and toast is certain to
make your Valentine's day. Buy local produce, eggs, bread and other ingredients wherever possible, not only are they fresher but you can do your bit to boost the local economy. Check out for a great selection of organic and other groceries delivered fresh to your door.

Visit Lavish & Lime for more great Valentine's Day gift ideas for him, for her and the little ones.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Today's Deal: Tea Towel Set

This is it. The last day of our Winter Sale and our final Daily Deal. It's your last chance to save big!

And today's Deal is big. Save 40% on a set of pure cotton tea towels with a chic design - a great hostess gift for
anyone who likes her java!

Today's Daily Deal is...

Coffee Tea Towel Set

Was: $20
Now: $12
SAVE 40%


These pure cotton printed tea towels bring a touch of Parisienne style to the kitchen - because life's just better with coffee! Cafe au lait towel is printed and embroidered. Made of 100% cotton. Designed in Canada.

For more great deals during our winter sale, check out our sale shop at Lavish & Lime. And be sure to check back here again for tomorrow's Daily Deal.


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