— the time after a meal when the food is gone, but the conversation around the table continues.
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We are honoured to be co-hosting the Toronto edition of Sobremesa, a communal gathering and global dinner series designed by Sunday Suppers.
Sunday Suppers is a food and design community based in California and New York, focusing on seasonal fare and simple, thoughtful living. Sobremesa is the next phase of Sunday Suppers, with a philosophy of sharing simplicity and a love of food.
The Toronto edition features a meal prepared by Trish Papadakos a designer, mother, traveller, photographer and cook, with styling by Danielle Suppa, owner of SOUVENIR Studios.
ABOUT THE MEAL
Designed by Sunday Suppers, our Summer menu is inspired by the season’s bounty. Markets bloom with vibrant greens, berries, tomatoes and stone fruits and warmth surrounds us. In the kitchen, we reach for flavourful ingredients that mimic the intensity of summer — but also for cooling elements to cleanse the palette and refresh. This meal is inspired by the vibrant colours of the season, heat, balance, beauty, taste and our favourite foods to share.
A portion of the proceeds from each dinner will go to The Hunger Project, a global program based on an innovative, holistic approach, which empowers women and men living in rural villages to become the agents of their own development and make sustainable progress in overcoming hunger and poverty.
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For more details on the menu, and to purchase tickets, visit the Sunday Suppers site here.
Join us as we continue our 2018 Exhibition season at SOUVENIR with our latest show - DUST - acrylics on canvas by Toronto based artist Richard Ruggiero.
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DUST by Richard Ruggiero
Exhibition Dates | Thursday, May 17th - Sunday June 3rd
More details on the exhibition and the artist can be found here.
This Sample & Prototype Sale will feature a range of objects—dry stem blocks, dishes, magazine racks, hooks, and bowls—in a range of materials including sand-cast bronze, slip-cast ceramic, powder-coated steel, and anodized aluminum.
Mercury Bureau is a Toronto-based design studio founded by Shane Krepakevich, working across object, graphic, and spatial design. Drawing from a background in art and geology, Mercury Bureau creates focused, sculptural products that achieve complex results with the simplest means.
Sample Sale Dates & Times
Saturday May 5th | 11am - 6pm
Sunday May 6th | 12pm - 5pm
Join us as we kick off the 2018 Exhibition season at SOUVENIR with A Love Supreme - original works by Toronto based artist Oksana Berda.
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A LOVE SUPREME by Oksana Berda
Exhibition Dates | Thursday, April 5th - Sunday May 6th
More details on the exhibition and the artist can be found here.
Welcome to our modern take on marriage - Wed. by SOUVENIR.
You're invited to take part in our inspired and inclusive weekend, as we transform our space to present a new and considered vision for your wedding day.
Drop by anytime during our regular shop hours for ideas on invitations & stationary, florals, photography, favour ideas, wedding party gifts, event design, styling and more.
Find out about the inspiration and backstory on our Wed. event on our Postcard journal here.
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FEATURED DESIGNERS & CREATIVES
Florals by Timberlost/Solidago
Handmade Bon Bons from Golden Ticket Candy
Find out more about our ongoing Wedding Registry and see some of our latest inclusions to the registry program, including new ceramics by Mima Ceramics, dinnerware and serveware by YYY Collection and blankets from Cambie Design.
This is what weddings can be. Join us.
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SATURDAY MARCH 24th | 11am - 6pm
SUNDAY MARCH 25th | 12pm - 6pm
Please note the shop will be open for regular business and sales during this event. No appointments necessary.
Each month, Nurture offers a collaborative intimate dining experience that is part community incubator, part supper club, part creative discourse on the subject of self care – all delicious, organic, and served family-style.
- Welcome cocktail
- Three course dinner inspired by the spirit and aesthetic of SOUVENIR and the Nurture philosophy of care & attention.
- Creative presentation by Danielle Suppa, founder of SOUVENIR
- Community and connection with people up to amazing creative things.
Find more information or book your seat at the table here.
Find SOUVENIR among the thoughtfully selected roster of retailers and designers at the inaugural Marché d'hiver - a French inspired winter market, held at the Toronto French School's beautiful campus.
Come together to shop, socialize and experience the warmth and festive offering at this special one day event.
The 2017 TFS Marché d'hiver will take place at the school’s Toronto campus, located in the Senior School 318 Lawrence Avenue East.
For more details, head to marche.tfs.ca
Join us for a festive evening of shopping and good tidings as we unveil this year's holiday vibe and our favourite gifts for the season. Featuring a fresh stock of new gifts and longtime favourites from our current designers alongside a thrilling new roster of brands making their debut. Pick up a few gifts for your loved ones - and yourself! - or just pop by to enjoy.
Welcoming one of our all time favourites - Toronto based jewellery designer DM Nowlan - to the shop. Join us for extended shopping hours and to scope out her entire collection - including multiple sizes of her ever popular Moon Ring series - as well as some new and one of a kind pieces. Chat with DM about her process and inquire about a special custom piece.
Join us as we celebrate turning two with an evening celebration and the launch of a brand new concept show - Double Take.
DOUBLE TAKE explores dual interpretations of the same concept, and highlights the experiences and individual processes a designer takes when given the same brief to shape their eventual outcome.
featuring the work of
ALL STUDIO | BRENNAN MICHAEL | BONESET STUDIO | SIMONE FERKUL | OBIEKT
RACHEL SAUNDERS | DANIELLE SUPPA | TIMBERLOST | TALIA SILVA
presented alongside MINERVA - a new exhibition by CASSANDRA JETTEN
Working in pairs, each duo will explore their own interpretation of their selected design motif, including shape, line and geometric forms.
Welcoming FFORM (along with the new fall season) to the shop with their debut collection of thoughtfully made alpaca knitwear for an edited wardrobe.
Fform combines refined aesthetics, clean lines and fluid silhouettes to create elevated, all day wear and travel ready essentials. Their collection of timeless, easy pieces strike a balance between functionality and beauty; the masculine and feminine.
Their mission is to offer a design-conscious brand that inspires meaningful consumption. Each garment is designed in Canada and responsibly crafted in Peru from the luxurious, biodegradable and renewable alpaca yarn. Each piece is either crafted by artisans working for organizations that employ Fair Trade business practices or produced by carefully from select mills from the highest quality alpaca fibres.
Welcoming Opelle back to College Street for a week long pop up and sample sale.
Founded in Toronto in 2010, Opelle creates genuine leather bags that embody the principles of A New Luxury. By merging handcrafted quality & process with principled utilitarian design, each Opelle handbag is simultaneously authentic, true to form and perfectly functional.
Each Opelle handbag is individually handcrafted in small batches in their Toronto atelier from top-grain natural leathers in classic and seasonal colours.
SAMPLE SALE DATES
Thursday August 3rd | 12 - 7pm
Friday August 4th | 12 - 7pm
Saturday August 5th | 12 - 7pm
POP UP DATES - Permanent & Spring Collections
Tuesday August 8th | 12 - 6pm
Wednesday August 9th | 12 - 6pm
Thursday August 10th | 12 - 7pm
SOUVENIR will be part of this summer's VCTO, featuring hand picked clothing from our vintage collection along with gems from our 90s loving pal Randi Bergman and discounts on select vintage housewares from our current and previous seasons.
Come for the vintage, stay for the dance party. Open late until 11pm for the festivities!
Photo by Oak & Olive
Join SOUVENIR Owner + Creative Director Danielle Suppa as she leads a merchandising and visual marketing intensive with Craft Ontario at their Queen Street Education Centre. The workshop will delve into design principles, colour theory and how to use this foundation to build a thoughtful and unique brand identity through product display and visual design.
The evening will include hands-on activities, collaborative group discussion, and an informative presentation.
$25 FOR MEMBERS | $40 FOR NON-MEMBERS (Registration required)
CRAFT ONTARIO, CRAFT EDUCATION CENTRE
1106 QUEEN STREET WEST, TORONTO
For more information or to register, head to the Craft Smarts page here.
SALT. SAND. SURF.
Join us for an extended hours shopping event as we debut this year's Beach House collection of specially selected goods for the summer season, including new and exclusive pieces from our designer roster, vintage finds as well as swim and other beach essentials.
SOUVENIR Beach House runs until Labour Day.
Campaign photo by Lauren Kolyn.
Site Lines is a solo exhibition of Layne Hinton’s new body of work at SOUVENIR curated by Sagan Editions from June 1 - 18, as part of Toronto Art Book Week. Please join us in celebration on Saturday June 17, 2:00pm - 5:00pm.
For more details on the exhibition and the artist, please see our Exhibitions page.
SATURDAY, MAY 20th | 11am - 6pm
SUNDAY MAY 21st | 12pm - 5pm
Founded by Sabine Spare, a Toronto-based textile designer and artist, Spare Label aims to contribute to a carefully curated lifestyle where every object and garment tells a story. Spare Melding art and design in fresh and unexpected ways, along with employing ethical and sustainable production practices, each piece is thoughtfully made in Toronto by a person who truly loves their work.
The premier, limited edition collection, 'Igneous & Id', was inspired by rocks and the subconscious. Each piece in the collection is unlike any other. Hand-printed marbled silks and cottons showcase patterns of stone and water. Just like every person is an individual, and if you look closely every piece of rock is an individual, no two pieces in the collection are exactly the same. Biomimicry is pushed beyond aesthetics, becoming a conceptual motivation for the limited edition collection.
ANY SPACE is a new dinner series brought to you by Floral based Art Director, Lauren Wilson (Timberlost) and chef Tonya Papanikolov (The Well Woman) whose plant based foods are known for their earthy, healing and sustainable qualities. Together they have joined forces to create a culinary experience that is paired with performances and installations for a truly awakening experience.
OUR OSTARA is the first of the series and is a celebration honouring the spring equinox and the five senses.
As we cleanse the past and welcome the bounty of spring, the evening will be filled with unexpected elemental interactions to expand your mind and palette. Join Lauren and Tonya as they transform SOUVENIR into an immersive sensory experience that will include:
Tonya's famous plant cheeses
Four course dinner
Food + plant installation
Take-home nature gift
Tickets $125 | Click here to purchase your seat at the table.
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A B O U T T H E H O S T S
LAUREN WILSON | Timberlost
Raised in a garden, Lauren grew up with Mother Nature as her guide and endless source of inspiration. Motivated by plants and flowers, she continually aims to capture the wild and unruly quality of nature itself. Her designs are unstructured, but intentional, romantic and classic. She specializes in floral styling, weddings, corporate events and large scale plant projects. She also co-owns the plant installation company, Wild Altar.
TONYA PAPANIKOLOV | The Well Woman
Tonya is the founder of The Well Woman, a project that celebrates women and encourages education on holistic health. Trained as a plant-based chef locally and in California, her food has been described as feminine, earthy and healing. She aims to create food experiences that nourish and educate. Her plant-based cheeses recently made it on to the menu of Nota Bene and she is currently working with international partners to share her recipes and spiritual, supportive philosophies relating to wellbeing through food, thought and action.
Welcoming FRANKIES SURF CLUB from their dockside Muskoka post for a weekend of beach vibes, shopping and cocktails at their Getaway Sale.
Shop Frankie's favourites including swimwear, coverups and accessories from Kiini, Mara Hoffman, Lem Lem, Bather, Coqui Coqui, Ryan Roche and more, with up to 80% off on select items.
One weekend only! SATURDAY 11am - 6pm | SUNDAY 12pm - 5pm
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The former Port Carling Surf Club, a 1960’s speakeasy famous for it’s live music & penny arcade games was reincarnated in the Spring of 2015 under it’s longstanding nickname Frankies Surf Club.
Frankies is the brainchild of Toronto restaurateurs Ian McGrenaghan & Colin Tooke (Grand Electric + Electric Mud BBQ) alongside Micah Cameron (former women’s fashion director for the Hudson’s Bay Company.) When the trio decided to pool their talents together under one roof the end result became a hybrid between a super cool lakeside cocktail, coffee + juice bar and a multi-brand lifestyle boutique. Together they bring an impeccably curated selection of brands ranging from locally roasted coffee to some of the most sought after designer clothing lines in the world. All of which are carefully chosen with quality, sustainability and design aesthetic in mind.
For this year's edition of #makelovemonth, we're welcoming back our friend Timberlost to bring you a collection of feel good, lovingly crafted items for your love (or yourself!) to enjoy.
Each LOVE BUNDLE will contain a signature Timberlost bouquet along with your choice of SOUVENIR favourites, personalized to your love's tastes, alongside a handwritten love note. Choose from any of our available in store items/sets, including (but not limited to):
- Candles from Woodlot, Brennan Michael or Boy Smells
- Incense & Brass Holders from Province Apothecary
- Taper Candles & Candle Holders from Aubry/Levesque and SOUVENIR Vintage
Visit us at the shop to see all the selections or pick up a bouquet on the go.
Event Dates & Times
Sunday, February 12th | 12 - 5pm
Monday, February 13th | 12 - 5pm (opening especially for event)
Tuesday, February 14th | 12 - 6pm (regular shop hours)
To pre-order and reserve your Timberlost bouquet or personalized love bundle, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Quantities limited!
Keep updated on the latest via our Instagram @souvenirstudios
SOUVENIR presents its inaugural contribution to this year's Toronto Design Offsite Festival, Canada's largest cultural celebration of design.
‘Pairings’ creates a visual menu of contemporary Canadian design and explores the relationships between objects, art and space. The show strategically combines pieces from four of SOUVENIR’s current contributors – Xenia Taler, Akai Ceramic Studio, Coolican & Company and Oscar Kwong - through the use colour, shape and design motifs.
Like a good meal, the pairings will consider and play with ideas of contrast, proportion and balance, working to highlight or diminish elements and details where desired. Juxtapositions and combinations will be used as a vehicle for conversation.
With the concept of collaboration as a subtheme, ceramicists Xenia Taler and Akai Ceramic Studio will debut their ongoing collaborative project, mounting their entire collection of one of a kind art objects and vessels. With collaborative projects becoming commonplace in the current design landscape, both in Canada and the rest of the world, each designer will discuss how working with fellow creatives has shaped their current trajectory and added new and unexpected variety to their existing work.
Visit the show Thursday, January 19th until Sunday, January 22nd.
Opening Night Reception - Thursday, January 19th | 6 - 9pm
Welcoming ATTIC for a golden weekend in our space.
Shop their fine jewellery collection in person, or meet with an ATTIC designer to discuss your custom jewellery project. The Pop Up will take place during normal weekend shop hours - Saturday 11am - 6pm and Sunday 12pm - 5pm.
Preview their entire collection at www.atticgold.com.
To book a consultation, please RSVP email@example.com.
SOUVENIR Owner + Creative Director Danielle Suppa is honoured to be one of the facilitators at the upcoming Fall 2016 edition of Nurture Retreats. Founded in 2015 by Sonja Seiler, Nurture is a delicious weekend retreat in Lake Simcoe created and curated intentionally to gather entrepreneurial women in community to explore the relationship
between creativity & self care.
STILL LIFE - The Joy of Combination is an interiors styling workshop that explores the combination of objects and materials, with the belief that creating and evolving surfaces and spaces with curiosity and care can add joy and creativity to your everyday experiences.
CHANCE & FATE is a Toronto based online women's retail store focused on bringing independent, quality driven designers to the Canadian market. With a focus on luxe basics and minimalist staple pieces, the pop up brings their carefully curated online collection to a bricks and mortar setting.
LUCIA ROSE is a contemporary jewellery collection intertwining culturally impactful style with inspirations drawn from observations in art and fashion. Designed by Megan Greco in Toronto, the pop up will highlight pieces from her ready to wear and fine jewellery/custom work collections.
SOUVENIR will be open as usual during this time, offering a specially curated selection of lifestyle goods to compliment the Chance & Fate/Lucia Rose pieces.
POP UP DATES & HOURS
Friday, November 4th | 11am - 8pm
Saturday, November 5th | 11am - 7pm
Sunday, November 6th | 11am - 6pm
Welcoming the illustration stylings of Canadian illustrator slash current Brooklyn-ite Lauren Tamaki for her first official solo exhibition of her original work.
Join us from 7 - 10pm as we debut her collection of pieces pulled from her years living in New York.
NYC Sketchbook runs until Sunday, November 20th.
For more information, head to our Artist Exhibitions page here.