• The Wanderly Pop-Up Shop On Queen

    The Wanderly is back on Queen for the Month of May! Visit us until May 30th at 982 Queen.


  • Denim on Denim

    Inspired by desert vibes and lots of denim,  Dominique (owner of the all natural skin line Wildwood ) and I got together last week to do a photoshoot featuring vintage from The Wanderly's denim collection and accessories from Toronto's Hawkly Jewelry. Here are a few pics from the shoot!

    Enjoy! The Wanderly xx


  • Yelapa For A Day

    Tucked away in the southernmost cove of Bahía de Banderas, one of the largest bays in the world, there's Yelapa, a quaint fishing village about a forty-five minute boat ride from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco.

    This charming village, where cars don't exist -- just the odd scooter, as well as a few horses -- is a great place to get away and disconnect for a few days.

    The day I arrived, I spent the morning hiking up to a beautiful waterfall, then cooled off in the cold, fresh swimming hole below. Then, in the afternoon, I enjoyed lunch on the beach, then swam for hours in the bay's warm, salty water. While those around me snorkeled right there, just off the beach.

    Later as the sun was setting through the mountains, I walked up the winding, old cobbled streets to the main part of the town, finding Tacos Los Abuelos, the most popular taqueria in town. On their recommendation, I had the most delicious fish tacos, made with fresh, home-made blue tortillas, and a spicy tamarind margarita.

    The next morning, I got back on the boat to Puerto Vallarta feeling refreshed, hoping to one day make it back to this little piece of paradise. 


















  • Q & A With Owner Of Wooly Wax

    We first discovered Denver- based candle company Wooly Wax through instagram a few months ago. We loved their story and concept and knew we wanted to collaborate with them. Rachel, the brains behind Wooly Wax worked as a chef for over 20 years before she decided to start her own candle company.  Inspired by stories, travel, and her own surroundings, Rachel comes up with beautiful scent profiles for her own brand and the people she collaborates with. When working on The Wanderly Collaboration, Rachel first researched the Toronto area, to come up with a beautiful cedar and spruce scent, that we call the  Forest Wanderer. We wanted to learn more about her own story, work process and inspiration, so today on the blog enjoy a Q & A with Rachel! 
    Rachel, You used to be a chef, what made you want to get into making candles?
    As a chef for 20 + years, I wanted to better understand the correlation between taste and scent profiles. Both are strongly connected and both evoke memory that I find fascinating. Making candles is an outlet for me to be creative in scent profiling and customized scents. 

    Can you tell us a little about your process?
    My process starts with an idea. I look around my environment to find inspiration and I start the process by establishing a base fragrance note. From there I build middle and top notes that usually tend to be the stand out scent. It’s all heavily influenced by my surroundings and travels.
    How do you get inspired to create a scent profile?
    I get inspired to create scent profiles from my surrounding and collaborations with others. I enjoy listening to people’s stories and creating scent profiles that will remind them of a particular moment in time. 
    Can you tell us your favourite WOOLY WAX story?
    Since Wooly Wax Candles is such a young company I’m still in the process of building favourite Wooly Wax stories. However, recently for my birthday I traveled to Palm Springs, California for the weekend. Palm Springs (P.S.) is a beautiful desert resort city located in the Coachella Valley. The valley is filled with unique and fragrance aromatics such as the minerality of the desert floor and the citrus scent of the abundant lemon trees wafting through the air. As I walked around picking herbs and plucking lemons from the pergola, I thought what a terrific scented candle that would make and thus, P.S. I love you came to fruition. I will forever be reminded of that special weekend. Those are the kind of stories I want to continue to make. 
    What are the rewards and challenges you face being your own boss?
    The rewards of being your own boss are pretty straight forward. I get to be the creative and dreamer all the while driving the business in the direction I want it to go. The challenges are: I’m the one who is responsible for this whole crazy thing!
    When your not making candles, what do you do for fun in Denver?
    When I’m not making candles, I enjoy exploring my city. Denver is a beautiful, evolving city and there is something new to discover every day. I love heading to the mountains to hike, snowboard and just chill.