Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Happy Canada Day!

La Merceria will be open tomorrow July 1st from 10am - 5pm, have a wonderful day and we hope to see you at the shop!

Friday, June 25, 2010

escaping the G20 at La Merceria.

Toronto may be going g20-crazy right now, but we are enjoying a relaxing weekend as usual. Except for the fact that the Toronto Star's G20 special edition listed La Merceria as the Argentinian place to be this past week! As you avoid the downtown craze, stop by for the spinach, ricotta & egg pasqualina they loved!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


delicious frappe drinks are now available, courtesy of our amazing new blender!

we have created some new blendable and very sippable frappe drinks that we hope you will love too! come by and try our mochacino, latte, americano, dulce de leche latte, or new yerba mate lemonade.. in frappe form!


Sunday, June 20, 2010

touché swimwear collection for hot summer days..

june 21, the first official day of summer, has swept in early this beautiful sunny weekend. to help celebrate summer and get us ready for cottage weekends, pool-lounging sundays, and beach adventures, it's the perfect time to update your summer wardrobe with Touché's fantastic line of swimwear!

Revered for their innovative silhouettes, great prints, and beautiful quality, Colombian brand Touché is La Merceria's exclusive swimwear line. Drop by to check out their chic cotton cover-ups, stunning one piece suits, and great bikinis!


Friday, June 18, 2010

Don't Forget Dad's Special Day June 20th!

If you still don't know what to get your Dad, don't worry! we have lots of gift ideas at La Merceria, here are some of our favorites:

One Day at a Time notepad set will inspire you to make the most of each day. With a referential nod to the hours, minutes and seconds in the day, this classic trio of pads will keep your thoughts well-ordered.

Size: Small pad: 4-/2 x 4-1/2” (80 sheets) Med pad: 7-1/4 x 7-1/4”(80 sheets) Large pad: 11 x 11” (150 sheets) $45

Roost Classic Stapler - Crafted from solid brass with stainless steel details, stapler comes in antiqued brass finish. Features rotating plate that determines the fold for each staple. 5 3/4"Lg x 2 1/4"W x 4 1/4"H $125

Jota Be Classic Ties - Bespoke custom made ties, handcrafted from Italian linen by designer Jenny Boucher, sold exclusively at La Merceria $85

Roost Horn Pocket Multi-Tool - sharp folding knives combine stainless steel blades with handsome handles of wood, bone and horn. $49

Ekke Small Tumbler - 10 Fl. oz | 4 1/4" Tall | Gray

Clean, simple lines in mouthblown, non-lead crystal. A proprietary mixture of metallic oxides is added to molten glass using traditional techniques to impart gently fading color. Dishwasher safe. $25

Monday, June 14, 2010

we heart flare magazine!

our very own Sandra Rojas-Chinni has been featured in this month's Flare magazine!

Olivia Stren has written a really interesting piece in the July 2010 issue on three inspired women who reached a point in their lives where making the difficult decision to leap onto a different career path has been the most rewarding choice they've made.

my favourite snippet of the article is a quote by author Anais Nin:

"and the day came when the risk to remain in a tight bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."

the July issue is out on newsstands today, but we couldn't resist giving you a sneak peak!

toronto life home guide 2010

the new Toronto Life Home Guide 2010 is out! featuring the best of all things home decor in our city, you can find our listing in 'the directory' of where to find home accessories in Toronto!

Friday, June 11, 2010

watch the world cup with us!

we have a new tv! and will be airing all soccer games, come start your day with a cafe manchado and watch the game!

today at 10am (currently on!) is South Africa vs. Mexico
2:30pm will be Uruguay vs. France

also on the menu today...


daily sandwiches today:

palermo panini
prosciutto, brie, green apple, arugula on a fresh baguette

genoa panini
genoa salami, provolone cheese, tomato, arugula, on a fresh baguette

Friday, June 4, 2010

catalogues and cafe con leches

we predict rain this weekend, and while this may not be what we have in mind for our glorious new tans and park excursions,
we can take some time to relax at la merceria, curl up with a cafe con leche, the newspaper,
and one of our home furniture & accessories catalogues..

one of our favourite new labels, canvas by ochre, is based out of new york and has the most divine things for the home. we carry several of their beautiful items in store, and do custom orders regularly.

also be sure to dig in to the fantastic roost catalogue. Its big, beautifully styled, and is sure to have something your home has always wanted :)

tenga un fin de semana bueno!