Wednesday, September 23, 2009

More great neighbours: The Drake Hotel General Store

Continuing my 'Who are the people in my neighbourhood' segment I present to you: The Drake Hotel General store. Located beside the Drake at 1144 Queen West this shop is a visual treat and browser's paradise. Designers Joyce Lo and Carlos Colacci designed the shop keeping a "classic general store meets boutique hotel" aesthetic in mind -- mixed with a heavy dose of Canadiana. (Think stackable totem pole mugs and Hudson's Bay blankets - oh and Mounties!) The designers/buyers have a great eye: every item feel carefully chosen and is displayed with inventiveness and whimsy!Inspirational.

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