Bella Hadid Covers FLARE October 2016 - Gracie Carroll Breakfast Television

How can it be that I’m sitting here blogging about the October issue of FLARE? How did we get here? It honestly feels like yesterday when we were ringing in the new year, and, suddenly, the start of a new one is already in sight and the SS17 preview invites have started to roll in. CRAY! Even though I can’t believe how quickly 2016 has gone by, I do always get excited for fall (my favourite time of year) and welcome the chance to wear my leather jackets and cozy sweaters once again.

As you can see from the image above, the gorgeous Bella Hadid covers FLARE October 2016 and I can’t wait to dive into the new issue. Inside the new October 2016 issue of FLARE, not only will you find more on the cover star, Bella Hadid, but you’ll also have the chance to explore the latest Localist section to discover what’s new from coast to coast in Canada.

The minute I laid eyes on the beautiful tarot card decks by Etsy Award winner Black and The Moon, I knew their witchy vibes would be perfect for the October issue. Since I don’t actually have a copy of the new issue in my hands (yet), I too will be excited to see what my fellow Localists have found from their hometowns once my copy arrives in the mail.

Until then, you can watch my latest Localist segment on Breakfast Television to learn more about Black and The Moon and four more fun things that are happening in Toronto right now! Click HERE to watch Wednesday morning’s live segment on BT alongside the amazing Dina Pugliese.

Bella Hadid Covers FLARE October 2016 - Gracie Carroll Breakfast Television

Here’s some more info on what was featured on this month’s segment:

1. The Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals in Toronto!

Swatch is proud to be digging and diving in the sand again as partner and title sponsor of the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series – FIVB World Tour. Always up for fun and fast action at the beach, Swatch will be present in a big way this year, at the beaches and online with live webcasts and an always-on #SMASHITUP digital campaign at every Swatch Major Series stop. For all Swatch and Beach Volley fans there’s an extra special treat to strap on for the beach – an exuberant new POP SWATCH called POP LOVETHISGAME . With a brilliant broad fluo yellow and orange strap with #SMASHITUP loop and the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series logo embossed on the six o’clock side, it’s the perfect accessory for every true fan of Beach Volley action in the sand. Click HERE for more info.

2. Black and The Moon

When Claire Goodchild couldn’t find the astrology and tarot-themed prints she was looking for to decorate her apartment, she decided to make her own. Her quest for the perfect witchy vibes lead to the birth of her Etsy Award-winning brand, Black and the Moon, that brings a modern and minimalist take on the ancient aesthetic. You’ll also find Black and The Moon featured in the October issue of FLARE! Click HERE to shop now.


3. Etsy: Made in Canada Market

The third annual Etsy: Made in Canada makes its much-anticipated return on Saturday, Sept. 24. Homegrown talent takes the spotlight in the largest cross-county pop-up marketplace, expanding to 38 communities, including two locations in Toronto. Mark your calendar and shop ‘til you drop from your favourite local Etsy makers (and new ones, too!), at MaRS Discovery District from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Artscape Youngplace from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


4. Soothsayer Skincare 

Soothsayer is natural, hand crafted herbal remedies made by Toronto-based herbalist Lindsey Kemp. The remedies are preservative-free and contain locally sourced and wildcrafted ingredients. The balms, oils, and aromatherapy items heal, relieve pain, relax your mind, and beautify your skin. They are products that reflect the people and the seasons. Click HERE to shop now.

5. Mackage New Store Opening at Toronto Eaton Centre

Powerhouse design duo behind one of Canada’s most popular outerwear brands has landed in Toronto, having just opened first retail boutique in the city at CF Toronto Eaton Centre and Yorkdale opening in October. Fashion-savvy Torontonians are now able to shop the brand’s much coveted Fall/Winter collection at the bustling CF Toronto Eaton Centre. Come fall, the second Mackage location will figure prominently in Yorkdale Shopping Centre’s newly renovated luxury wing.  Click HERE for more info.





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