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Shop Local: 28 Made In Canada Gifts For Everyone on Your List

December 2016

Tired of giving mass-produced, run-of-the-mill gifts? Support your fellow citizens this holiday season and give one of these treasures, made right here on the home front.


What to get your kid’s teacher and other hard-to-shop-for people

December 2016

As our gift guide week comes to a close, we saved the most forgotten—but often most important—for last. You know who we’re talking about…the people who walk our dogs, do our hair, and take care of our kids.

A Fine Cuppa: Top Afternoon Tea Experiences in Toronto

February 2016

The ritual of afternoon tea in Toronto…

Splurge Worthy Artisanal Foods Toronto

January 2016

Sloane Tea offers its proprietary blends and flavours, like Heavenly Cream…

The Best Afternoon Tea in Toronto

August 2015

The best afternoon tea in Toronto will have you feeling above the hoi polloi as you escape from the hustle and bustle of city life to partake in a quintessentially British tradition.


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Photos: Holt Renfrew Vancouver unveils revamped men’s concept store and new in-house café

September 2016

Holt Renfrew’s Vancouver flagship is now home to a brand spanking new men’s concept store and an in-house café following the first-phase completion of a 40,000-square-foot expansion.

Sloane, a Fine Cup of Tea

April 2016

Blended for fragrance as well as flavour, Sloane Tea Company works with some of the finest tea farmers, spice merchants, chefs and industry experts – with breathtaking results.

AT HOME | My Funny Valentine

February 2016

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be just about your significant other. I like to take this silly holiday as an opportunity to celebrate my friends, whether it be visiting over a high tea and champagne pj party or sending cute stationery to my long distance buds who I don’t get to see on the regular..

Entertaining :: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

December 2015

It was an afternoon of sipping on decadent loose leaf teas from Sloane Tea (also a great gift idea) and munching on delicious ;french macarons handmade by the talented Stephanie of Petit Nuage.

Queen’s End Social

April 2015

The Queen’s End Social Mother’s Day Tea brought together Toronto’s best.

From Crop to Cup with Sloane Tea

February 2015

Enter Sloane Tea! Much like the McEwan Group of restaurants, they have a high regard for quality and beautiful presentation. Everything from their pyramid satchels that meet the need of consistency and the table-side Tea Sommelier chest create an elevated level of customer.

A New Year’s Brunch With Sloane Tea

January 2015

As fun as it can be to get all dressed up and head out for a night on the town New Year’s Eve, we often forget the importance of celebrating the new year on New Year’s Day itself…

Bringing the Spa Home

January 2013

What’s keeping you from staying in tonight? Work? Errands? Dinner plans? Well forget all of that for one night, invite a friend over and relaaaaax.

Hoda Paripoush, Tea Sommelier and founder of Sloane Tea Company

April 2012

Until we met Hoda Paripoush, we never knew there was such a thing as a tea sommelier. Very cool indeed, but that is hardly the most impressive accomplishment on Hoda’s extraordinary resume.


14 Mother’s Day gifts for every kind of mom

April 2016

Ideas for the gardener, the foodie and even for the mom who insists on no gifts at all…


March 2016

Hoda Paripoush is a tea sommelier, and founder and creative director of Sloane Fine Tea Merchants. Her teas are beautiful, and are gaining admiration and demand in the finest shops and restaurants across Toronto.

Hoda Paripoush

February 2016

Steeped in style, Hoda Paripoush knows a thing or two about sensory experiences. Her passion for scent and her accreditation as a tea sommelier led her to launch Sloane Fine Teas, a collection of premium specialty blends. We sit down for a cup and a chat with the woman behind the brand…

Sloane’s Tea Time at Holts

December 2015

It’s teatime, but where can we go in Toronto’s café society? Holt Renfrew has the answer…

On Our Radar: Sloane Tea’s Hoda Paripoush

March 2015

We sipped some tea with the Toronto woman who’s turning everyone over to the steeped side…

Secret Santa gifts that look
like you spent way more than $25

November 2014

Are you ready to be the person that everyone wishes they got?

Sloane Fine Tea for the holidays

December 2013

Tops on our gift giving list? Sloane Fine Tea, including their limited edition Celebration Medley

50 Crazy Good Things to Eat and Drink: the ultimate guide to Toronto’s thriving artisanal food scene

October 2013

A movement is afoot in Toronto: a modern guild of craftspeople has emerged, and they’re so devoted to the quality, aesthetic perfection and utmost delectability of food that they make it by hand.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: 7 Classic, Feminine Picks

May 2013

Seven picks to please the mom who loves sugar and spice and everything nice.

10 Gourmet Gift Ideas

September 2013

Welcome summer with these 9 fun finds inspired by pink lemonade.


How to host a beautiful Mother’s Day tea party

May 2016

Tea sommelier Hoda Paripoush of Sloane Fine Tea Merchants shows Canada AM the best way to throw a tea party to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Tea Sommelier Brews Recipe for Success

April 2016

‘I wanted to create something,’ says Sloane founder…

5 Reasons Every American Should Have Tea Time

March 2016

It’s about time we borrowed this tradition from the Brits…

These sommeliers have an appreciation for something other than wine

October 2013

Tea sommelier Hoda Paripoush sees very little difference between the art of creating a beautiful perfume or a delicious tea; she believes it’s all about the emotion evoked by the aroma.

Q&A: Sloane Tea creator Hoda Paripoush

May 2013

Hoda Paripoush is the Grasse, France-trained perfumer and tea sommelier who founded Canadian premium tea company Sloane Tea