Meet us, find out what we're all about and catch a sneak peek inside our Vancouver warehouse in this interview with Shaw TV's popular lifestyle show...
our founder colin campbell talks about the top green gifts for christmas 2009 with shaw tv's mike and fiona and mike tests them out...
The hosts of citytv's breakfast television walk you through some of our latest back to school and work gear - from stainless steel containers to neoprene lunch bags - in their top picks segment for back-to-school '09.
lavish & lime founder colin campbell talks about staycation ideas for kids for summer '09 with mike and fiona from shaw tv's hip show urban rush.
our very own colin campbell walks urban rush hosts mike and fiona through a selection of great products for green living on earth day '09.
CityTV morning hosts take a close look at a number of eco-friendly products for greener living from vancouver online boutique lavish & lime - from bags made of coca-cola billboards to waste-free lunch kits, for earth day '09.
lavish & lime's colin campbell was on shaw tv's urban rush in may '08, sharing unique gift ideas for mother's day, all available on our site. colin also appeared on citytv's breakfast show the same week. enjoy the clips...
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Lavish & lime in print
Dapper dad - give dad the gift of grooming for father's day
"for outbound dads and those who love to garden, i'd recommend a great outdoors gift pack," says louise campbell, a vancouver-based spokesman for lavish & lime online gift boutique.
it contains several natural-based and paraben-free skin soothing items, including green thumb gardener's salve, lip balm, bug joose! paraben-free insect repellent spray and after sun spray.
busy dads who don't take the time for proper foot care might be delighted by something to soothe their dry, aching and itchy feet.
"the foot brush gift set is an item that has gone down really well with guys who have dry, cracked heels," adds campbell. it contains an ethically made coconut foot brush, an all-natural foot butter from alberta's rocky mountain soap company, plus a hand made, green tea and cucumber soap.
if you think dad is doing fine in the grooming department, you might consider updating his belt collection or replacing his traditional briefcase with an easy to carry messenger bag.
Heather toskan in the toronto sun/published: june 8, 2008
10 ways to make mom feel good - inside and out.
your mom may have told you not to buy her a gift for mother's day, but why start listening now? instead, make her happy giving to someone in need, or choose a gift that is kind to the earth. here are 10 ideas to get you started:
10. if mom likes surprises, surprise her with a gift after mother's day by ordering something online now; it likely won’t arrive until next week (but, hey, better late than never). vancouver-based online gift boutique lavish & lime has an eco basket for the "green mom." available with bright blue/green stripes, it's lightweight and collapsible — perfect for shopping trips. $27 at Lavish & lime. Wendy warburton in the ottawa citizen/published: may 8, 2008
boon makes a fun bpa-free no-spill sippy cup that looks like no other sippy cup on the market. comparable to a shape of a donut with a hat, the boon sippy cup has an ergonomic two handed grip, perfect for small hands. babyvibe product tester kaylee, one, enjoys her light-weight durable sippy cup. she certainly loves drinking from it. the body is made out of polypropylen.
Laken water bottle
similar to sigg, there’s the laken water bottle. made in spain, laken makes fun junior water bottles that share the same benefits of sigg bottles and are free of bpa. what sets apart the laken from other similar bottles is that the laken bottles have 30 per cent thicker walls, which makes them more resistant to blows. that’s good to know!
Boon snack ball
we love this new item for holding snacks. made by boon and from acrylonitrile butadiene styrene and polypropylene, it’s the snack ball. this truly fun container shaped like a ball has enough room to carry a substantial snack but is small enough to easily fit in any bag. it’s also fun to play with and if your child happens to toss it across the room, it won’t easily break.
Baby vibe/published: april 28, 2008
you know how some boutiques, though small, manage to have a capsule collection of wonderful things? well lavish & lime, the newest entry into our online shopping oeuvre, recreates that feeling online.
first a little note about why we, as mamas, love online shopping. we can do it on our own time, in our pajamas if we so desire, and we needn’t worry that our tots are destroying the store while we browse (the house maybe, but not the store). plus there’s always that tingle of anticipation when the postman arrives at the door, parcel in hand.
but back to lavish & lime. this relatively new boutique, while not specifically a mum and baby site, has lots of lovely family finds. for ourselves and our kids we like the
aluminum laken water bottles from spain, a nice alternative to the more ubiquitous swiss water bottles made über popular by oprah. and if we were going to splurge we’d get the Juicy slices bracelet which is not only stylish, but would easily do double duty entertaining baby with its bright colours and jingly bits.
baby & kids section you’ll find diaper bags custom-designed for lavish & lime from Astrosatchel, lots of organic toys, organic onesies and a Learning crocodile that we’ve had our eye on for a while. they also offer a great paraben-free baby wash that is full of ingredients we can actually pronounce and a fun and functional Baby bum spray that does what it claims, and makes cleaning dirty baby bottoms quicker and easier. how can that not be a good thing?
we also appreciate that husband and wife team, colin and louise campbell, source canadian-made products whenever possible and focus on hunting down naturally-made products that are environmentally friendly as well.
so, just like that little neighbourhood boutique where you like browse, we predict lavish & lime will become an oft-visited online destination as well as a relied-upon source of gifts for both big and small.
YoYoMama/Published: april 16th, 2008
based in vancouver, online gift store
Lavish & lime offers an adorable plush organic bunny by german toymaker sigikid. made of organic cotton and filled with organic lamb’s wool, we think the organic bunny is a perfect non-toxic treat from the easter bunny. super soft and sweet, the bunny is ideal for cuddling and snuggling.
petite in size (about 20 centimetres), the bunny is easy for little hands to carry around. in addition to the organic bunny, our hearts melted when we saw the organic frog rattle,
organic musical frog and the organic mouse snuggly – they are all too cute.
suitable for any age, the organic plush are machine washable, which will come in handy because we see these loveable creatures becoming your child’s life-long friends. lavish & lime is the only e-tailer in canada to offer sigikid.
Baby vibe/published: march 10, 2008
Home front: up your alley
what's not to love about west van's lavish and lime online gift and home wares shop (
www.lavishandlime.com) founded by scotsman colin campbell and his vancouver-born wife louise? their fresh and fabulous web collection is a must-browse site, chock full of accessories, necessities and fun and games.
check out their soft and charming
kids' bowling set featuring brightly coloured animal characters that act as pins and also do double duty as a band of funky rattles. fun and educational, this well-crafted toy is by award-winning sigikid, from germany ($52).
while you're at it, consider a gift set for dad, too. the adult-version
Retro 10-pin bowling set is made of high-density foam rubber with a special placement mat and finger holds for "precision" competitions. sure to be a strike at your next party ($82).
and finally, more up mom's alley may be the
stylish bowling-bag carryall - perfect for yoga, shopping and what have you ($42). Christina symons/published: february 23, 2008
Lavish sales: west vancouver couple taps online retailing wave
are you recovered from the hectic holidays but still dreading the trip to the malls to fulfill your shopping fix? a west vancouver couple are hoping to draw more people like yourself onto the world wide web to fill your shopping bags...
Read full article at north shore outlook Daniel pi/published: january 10, 2008
eBUY: retro bowling set lavishandlime.com
while tons of fun, bowling has never been a particularly stylish activity. in our books, any hobb that requires wearing borrowed shoes is dubious at best. and don't get us started on those icky polyester team shirts.
thankfully, with this adorably retro 10-pin set from vancouver-based lavish & lime, you can roll all those strikes whilst wearing any footwear you darn well want.
Read full article at the globe and mail Maggie wrobel/published december 29, 2007
Weekend post: net gain
What? a hand-signed bunny sculpture from canadian gift e-tailer lavishandlime.com
Log-in to cash out eight minutes. the search tools (by price range or category) are fantastic.
Arrived in the most adorable little organza feathered bag.
Shipping time and cost 24 hours, $8.50
Satisfaction guaranteed? the bunny is tinier than you might think (it stands just two inches) but that just makes it even more darling. and while the shipping was steep for such an eensy item, it did arrive quick like a bunny. Sarah bancroft/published: december 22, 2007
A lavish holiday
a west vancouver couple have launched their new online business, lavish & lime, which specializes in contemporary classic gift ideas for you, your family and friends. founded by colin campbell and his wife louise, lavish & lime makes shopping for stylish home and personal accessories easy...
Read full article at north shore outlook Published: december 20, 2007
Daily dose: lavish and love
convince your family you do not have a shopping problem with these cheap yet cheerful gifts from new vancouver e-tailer, lavish & lime.
Read full article at vitamin v Published: december 18, 2007
Homes: eco-friendly, natural items focus at new north shore-based site
had it with busy malls and sidewalks, but still have gifts to find for special people on your list?
a brand-new north shore-based online retailer focused on home and kitchen may have the answer.
located at lavishandlime.com, their products are sourced in canada wherever possible, and with naturally made and eco-friendly items a priority, says owner louise campbell.
Reusable bottle bags: dress up any bottle in retro style with an embroidered fabric bottle bag featuring sayings such as: "if it weren't for wine, i'd have no personality at all."
Retro apron and oven mitts: "aprons seem to be making a comeback and this one is catching shoppers' eyes," says campbell. "we've sold half our stock in the few weeks since we launched!" retro floral motif brings touch a of vintage glamour to the kitchen.
Salad servers: crafted by artisans in ontario's northumberland county, these sleek, tarnish-free aluminum salad servers have been hand polished three times. each piece is individually signed and no two are alike.
Pedestal fruit bowl: pack this striking bowl with fruit for the most stylish edible centrepiece ever. the bowl is hand polished inside and out.
last order date for christmas delivery in the vancouver area is dec. 20.
News services/published december 16, 2007
Look: the scoop - little luxuries for gift-giving
great gifts are a click away, at www.lavishandlime.com. west vancouverite louise campbell launched the gift site last week along with her husband, colin campbell, a british expat who has scouted the globe for stylish...
Read full article here. Layne christensen/published: november 30, 2007
The wine lover's gift guide
b.y.o.b. - dress up a holiday gift wine with retro-chic embroidered bottle bags...
Read full article here. Kasey Wilson/Published: Dec 07/Jan 08