Feb 3rd: Giveaway by Olena Zylak

I met Olena Zylak over 10 years ago and I was as in love with her collection then as I am now.  It’s impossible for me to leave the house with throwing on one of her cosy scarfs and my absolute favourite three button hat.  That way, no matter how far I have to walk, I know I’ll be warm and toasty.

The thing about Olena’s collection (aside from the fact that it is super warm and not itchy…even when you are running for the bus) is that it has always been handmade right here in Ontario.  Olena, a Toronto native, now lives and works in historic Collingwood, Ontario.

Maybe that’s how she knows that legwarmers shouldn’t slide down and hats should cover our ears! (-;

Today, as part of our exciting and fun 28 Days of Giveaways, you can win one of Olena’s Ladder Stripe Loop Scarves (colour: chocolate milk), sure to be your new favourite!  Enter below. Contest closes at midnight.


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Win this Warm & Wonderful Ladder Stripe Loop Scarf!

While Christina & I have been ogling Olena Zylak’s collection for almost 10 years (!), this is the first season that we have had the pleasure of carrying her fabulous winter accessories at Workshop!  The minute the box came in it was pandemonium at the shop: everyone wanting to try everything on, so many different styles & colours…a crazy free-for-all! Yet somehow…I ended up with the same scarf as Christina. Go figure. (-:

So…if today (Day 6 of our epic 28 Days of Giveaways) is your lucky day then you may be taking home one of her Made in Ontario wonders!


Bridget & Christina


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I can feel the weather changing…

this morning i was waiting in my yard for a fridge to be delivered. since my house is a bit off the beaten track (really, it doesn’t front on a street), i had to flag down the big moving truck so it would be able to find me.  this only took about 10 minutes, but since it was early in the morning and i wasn’t quite yet dressed for the day, i was freeeeezing!  from this moment forward it’s going to be leggings, boots, arm warmers and a scarf – i mean it!

so, having now made the commitment now to dressing in a seasonally appropriate way, i thought i should back it up with some purchasing. this morning, i’m headed to the shop and i will be buying one of these lovely and fun, uber interesting, handmade in montreal, boiled wool scarves!  we have them at both shops, in a number of great colours – and i love how they make a statement!  and, in my case, the statement is: look out fall, here i come!

Biking Accessories!

this is the perfect scarf for biking…hmmm…it even matches christina’s new bike…