House & Home: December 2014

November 19, 2014

We're loving the fabulous Au Lit double feature in the December Issue of House & Home. (It's official: Holiday season is underway!)

Pictured Above: 410 thread count pillow cases, Pinecone Hill Varkala shams and Designer's Guild Ombre cushions, available in store. 

Pictured Above (top left): Waffle RobeAbyss super pile towels in grey and Turkish hand towel, available in store.

Pictured Above (top right): Lavato Linen Contrast Cloud pillow cases and duvet cover.

Pictured Above: Lavato Linen Cloud duvet cover.

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Introducing: Matthew Flannel

November 18, 2014

Flannel season is officially upon us. (In fact, is that snow I see falling outside my window?) Just in time, Matthew is here. Our new super-soft Matthew flannel (100% Portuguese cotton) has a subtle herringbone pattern in the weave and reverses light to dark taupe. The Matthew collection is everything you want flannel to be: thick, sumptuous and cozy. It's irresistible!

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    CityLine's Holiday Gift Guide

    November 13, 2014

    Did you see Kimberley Seldon on Cityline this morning, wearing our fabulous Paisley eye mask? And there's our red holiday travel pillow, too! Watch the full segment at Cityline.ca

     

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    Style At Home: December 2014

    November 12, 2014

    Our fabulous faux fur throws were featured twice in the holiday issue of House at Home! (See STYLE NEWS and DAY 10 below.) You can purchase them from our 2014 Gift Guide.

    Pictured Above: Ivory Faux Fur Throw

     

    Pictured Above: Iced Mink Faux Fur Throw

    Happy snuggling!

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    Q & A: The difference between a down blanket and a down duvet

    November 10, 2014

    Q: What is the difference between a down blanket and a down duvet?

    A: Typically, down blankets are more lightweight. They use a sewn-through construction, where the top layer of ticking is sewn directly onto the bottom layer to keep the down evenly distributed. Down blankets are typically sized a bit more generously than a duvet, as they're often used in lieu of a duvet, woven blanket, or coverlet.

    A down duvet is sized to fit inside a duvet cover and comes in a variety of weights and fill powers. Luxury down duvets use a baffle box construction for optimal thermal insulation. Baffles are vertical walls of fabric sewn to connect the top and bottom ticking layers, creating a grid inside the duvet. The compartments created by the baffle construction give room for high fill power down to maintain its loft and prevent it from shifting, ensuring that the duvet maintains its thermal properties.

     

    Pictured Above: Down Duvet, available in store and online

    Pictured Above: Down Blanket, available in store and online

     

     

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    Holiday Window

    November 06, 2014

    We know it's early, but the amazing Au Lit merchandising team created a breathtaking wonderland for our holiday window. This year our palette is pink and gold and it couldn't be prettier. Come on by and get in the spirit!

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    Introducing…Lusomé PJ’s!

    November 04, 2014
    Lusomé is a beautifully designed line of sleepwear that uses dryLon™, a moisture management fabric exclusive to Lusomé that offers revolutionary, advanced moisture management (in other words…no sweating while you sleep!) Through special natural fiber blends and innovative fabric weaving, it achieves rapid one-way moisture movement away from the skin surface, pulling it through the material and spreading out so it can quickly evaporate. (In other words, no soaking wet fabric sticking to your skin all night.) 
    dryLon™ fabric has no chemicals, no secret special ingredients and will last the lifetime of the product if cared for according to directions. dryLon™ material keeps you dry and comfortable throughout the night so you can get the full night’s sleep you need.
    The Inspiration for Lusomé:
    There are many causes of night sweats and hot flashes, such as postpartum, cancer treatment, thyroid problems, peri-menopause and menopause. 80% of all women will face night sweats at some point in their life.

    When health issues erupted within her circle of family, friends and personally, Lusomé creator Lara Smith looked throughout North America and Europe for a sleepwear brand with beautiful style and soft fabrics. She found several moisture wicking brands, but they were using 100% polyester and chemicals in the finishing process. The urge to find a better solution occurred as Lara watched her sister battle breast cancer and the uncomfortable long-term side effects associated with the treatments. Thus Lusomé was born.
    What woman doesn't want to feel beautiful and comfortable while she sleeps?
    "All beautiful things are made by those who strive to make something useful."
    - Oscar Wilde
    Pictured Above: Donna Black Pyjama top & pant.
    Pictured Above: Donna Shadow Pyjama top & pant

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