The Honeymoon Tote Bag Collections

The Honeymoon Collections have a level of customization for each option listed below. Discover your unique collection! 100% designed for you, the bride, or your bridal party’s styles, colours & bling factors.Prices range from $120 to $219. To book your private consultation, please contact us! ...
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Pay It Forward, Darlings

Pay It Forward, DarlingsI had to wipe the tears as I read Laurie's comments on why her colleague should receive a Pay It Forward tote. And, I had to wipe them away when I read them to Diana."I'd like to pay it forward to my colleague Diana. She's someone I've worked with for 12 years at Durha ...
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Let’s Get Real About Shopping Local

I have to admit that even though I'm a local business owner in Durham Region, sometimes those Facebook appeals to shop local (you know the ones) make me feel guilty as a consumer...like the whole regional economy is going to collapse if I dare set foot in a big box store. Or what if a client ever sa ...
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2 totes; 4 generations in the making

Generation One: Gramma BurbidgeMany years ago, Gramma Burbidge, who resided in Nova Scotia, made her only trip back to her homeland – Scotland. On her return trip to NS, she proudly wore a beautiful new cape in authentic tartan of the family clan.Gramma Burbidge is no longer with us but her ...
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8 sure signs…

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What’s in your tote?

What's in your tote, darlings? ...
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A few loose terms…

A few loose terms…Here at Villa Valise, we throw around a few terms rather loosely. Creative license, I say!Any descriptions are meant to be cosmetic and fun not necessarily literal but the core message (any message from Villa Valise) is created with honesty, well thought out meaning and go ...
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Who really needs a designer tote?

Who really needs a designer tote?I overheard at a show recently a lady say, "I just don't know anyone who needs a designer tote." Oh dear. The truth of it is, no one NEEDS a 'designer tote'. What we DO need is something, at least one thing,that reminds us of how special and unique we are. I ...
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7 Days of Tote-al Love

Day 7Tote-al Love for my guy...Gerard.He’s definitely not # 7 on my Tote-al Love list…just saving the best for last! This is an excerpt from lyrics I wrote for him.That’s Why I Love YouYou make me laugh no matterWhat I’m feelingYou hold my hand to keepMe from reelingThat’s wh ...
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7 Days of Tote-al Love

Day 6Tote-al Love for Sophia, my niece.Sophia is my sister’s daughter but I like to think she has a fabulous amount of my personality. She’s an 8 year old girly girl who loves shoes, handbags, clothes that sparkle and the colour pink. When she was three, she used to hug her shoes and say ...
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7 Days of Tote-al Love

Day 5Tote-al Client LoveI have Tote-al love for my clients. Not because they appreciate what I do, but because how my designs make them feel. So it’s not about my Tote-al Love it’s actually about their Tote-al Love!People come to me because they want something special. Something unique. N ...
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