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We Want Maggie Boyd’s Impossible-To-Get, Limited Edition “Danse Russe” Tote Bag

We’re adding this special Maggie Boyd tote bag – inspired by the William Carlos William poem, “Dance Russe” – to our growing Christmas wish list. It has the rare appeal of being both a present and wrapping, so it’s essentially a two-in-one holiday gift. Not only does the thing feature a beautiful illustration done in Boyd’s signature, whimsical style on one side, but it also includes the aforementioned poem in the artist’s all-caps on the other.

Alas, considering the speed with which Boyd’s ceramics are snatched up online, the collaborative piece sold out just before we could share our yen for it. The Carrall Street Canvas Company bag is fitted with an interior pocket that contains a Molasses Books re-print of William’s 100-year-old book of poetry, “AL QUE QIUERE!”. Sadly, there were only 50 available through Boyd’s online Winter Shop, and all of them were snapped up pretty much immediately. Still — true to the nature and tradition of the CTWW column — just because we can’t have it doesn’t mean we stop wanting it.

Surrender to a Snow Day with This Big Bowl of Goodness

Hungry for in-doors activities to keep you amused during the coldest days of the winter season? This Tonkotsu Ramen 'little puzzle thing' seems like an apropos place to start.

We Want to Curl Up in Bed with This Cookbook (and a Good Meal, Obviously)

Dining well while comfortably tucked under the covers is all we want to do during the week-long post-holiday stretch, (at least) up until after the New Years dust has settled...Lo and behold: The Eating in Bed Cookbook.

We Want to Toast the Sweet Days of Summer with a Crisp Cold Pour of ‘The Riesling Project’

When an award-winning chef teams up with three BC wine world heavyweights to produce wine, we definitely want in on a bottle.

Four Food + Foraging Related Publications to Get Your Hands On This Spring

BC is bountiful with wild ingredients. How to find them requires a bit of guidance and skill; how to honour and make the most of them is another thing altogether...The authors of the titles included here have worked hard to cultivate, master and share their respective knowledge between two hard covers.