A Word From Christina
A warm virtual hello to all of you! We hope that you and your families are continuing to do what it takes to stay healthy and safe in these unprecedented times. Spring 2020 will be one for the record books!
Like much of the economy, the real estate market is still on pause, other than for a few exceptions made for buyers who must move by July 31st. Our team has adapted to the new reality, listing houses using photos taken by our clients (some are quite talented!), and hosting virtual tours. We will be happy to walk you through these steps if needed!
In the sections below you will find links to our new listings, old and new, for your browsing pleasure. Additionally, we have put together a fun assortment of ideas for Mother’s Day.
Stay safe. Stay home.
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
Mother’s Day 2020 will surely be one which all mothers will remember, which is more of a reason than ever to make it special and spoil your mothers a little bit extra, whether she is near or far. Some of us aren’t able to be with our mothers today and have had to put a hold on some of our treasured Mother’s Day traditions, but this doesn’t mean we can’t give them the thanks they deserve, and we may just have to be a little more creative in coming up with ways to spread the love. Whether it’s driving by her house for a chat or sending her a gift, take the time to think of your mother this Sunday.
From gift ideas to take-out dinner options, we’ve got you covered for this Sunday. Whether your mother is working on the front lines and putting her life at risk to battle COVID-19, keeping your family together through Zoom conversations and food deliveries, or if she’s in another city or country and supporting you from afar, these heroes should be celebrated more than ever this year.
If you’re a mother yourself, take the extra time to treat yourself with one of our suggestions, as you deserve it more than ever!
Suetables Personalized Jewelry ($13-$120)
Paying homage to one of Westmount’s very own, Toronto based Suetables has a store on Greene and is sending out orders from their website daily. Browse through their website to find jewelry which they personalize by hand stamping letters and symbols of your choice. You can choose to stamp childrens’ or grandchildrens’ names on high-quality silver or gold pieces for your mother or choose something else from their stunning array of jewelry. Click HERE to view more.
Subscription to the New York Times ($50)
On the simpler side, a New York Times subscription for your mother can give her something which she may have always resisted purchasing for herself. With all this time on our hands, this is the perfect gift for lovers of Entertainment, News and Culture. Click HERE to view more.
Thymes Petite Reed Diffuser ($47.95)
Considering all the time spent at home these days, why not spoil your mother with one of these decadent scents for her home, while also supporting one of our favourite Victoria Village establishments. Click HERE to view more.
Sophie Conran Salad Bowl ($50.99)
Anything from the Sophie Conran collection would be a stunning gift for your mother, grandmother or wife. This salad bowl is an everyday staple in the Miller house, and perfect for mothers who enjoy making salads and big family dishes on the daily. Click HERE to view more.
Lole Yoga Yoga Mat ($39)
It’s the season of at-home workouts, so why not inspire your mother with this Lole yoga mat, tried and tested in the Miller house – and absolutely adored! Click HERE to view more.
Take Out Meal Ideas
Toucheh (514) 369-6868
One of our Westmount favourites! Toucheh is a Persian Italian restaurant where the meals taste homemade and are delicious every time. You’ll be supporting a family establishment while indulging in their generous portions, perfect for sharing. Our favorite dish is the Chicken Scallopini Funghi. Click HERE for more info.
Damas: (514) 439-5435
If you want to indulge and go all out for your mother this Sunday, Damas is incredibly luxurious and special. On the pricey side, this Persian-Syrian restaurant crafts gorgeous dishes which will bring fine dining into your home for Mother’s Day.
Pizzeria Melrose (438) 385-6968
If you’d prefer to celebrate Mother’s Day over a cozy movie, and indulge with some gourmet pizza, Melrose is our personal favourite. Try out their more obscure choices such as the Melanzana or the N.D.G.
Beatrice (514) 937-6009
Another upscale choice, Beatrice is open for delivery and people are raving about it. This is another option which will bring 5 Star food into your home to spoil your mother on this special day!
Little Things to Make the Day Special
Place an Order with Westmount Florist
Now offering contactless deliveries, Westmount Florist can bring gorgeous flower arrangements to your mother’s home. You cannot go wrong with a bouquet this Sunday, and make sure to get your orders in between May 7th and 10th to guarantee a spot. Place your order HERE
Organize a Family Zoom Call
Now offering contactless deliveries, Westmount Florist can bring gorgeous flower arrangements to your mother’s home. You cannot go wrong with a bouquet this Sunday, and make sure to get your orders in between May 7th and 10th to guarantee a spot.
Order a Special Treat on UberEats.
UberEats isn’t only delivering meals, but also treats and sweet desserts. Our personal favourite is the Diperie (https://www.ladiperie.com/), which delivers its soft-serve goodies right to your doorstep. Surprise your mother with a little bit of indulgence this Sunday!
Take a Bixi Ride Along the Canal
As many of you may have seen, the Bixi stands are open for business. Take a bike ride as a family down by the canal and celebrate the first warm days of this season. This is a social-distancing friendly activity as well! Please stay safe and sanitize the bike handles before and after use.
*This list of businesses was compiled as a list of some of my personal faves! We get absolutely nothing in return for promoting these vendors except the wonderful satisfaction of paying it forward! Hope you enjoy!