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24 Sep 2017


By Gracie Carroll

#EditorPicks: 7 Products That Are Getting Our Editors Through Isolation

By Edit Seven

Since we’re all hunkering down at home for the next little while, you may be wondering what products are getting #TeamE7 through this period of self-isolation. While some of these products might not be new, they’re tried and true faves that have always had their backs so you obv need to know about them. From cookbooks and tasty recipes, to coffee and even bakery delivery, if it’s good enough for our squad, then it’s good enough for you!

Here are 7 products that are getting our team through isolation!

Gracie Carroll, Editor In Chief

“Since travel doesn’t seem to be in my future anytime soon, I’ve been spending time looking through my global cookbooks to transport me to some of my favourite far away places. Even isolation can’t stop my obsession with cookbook shopping and a few weeks ago I ordered this lovely little book, Lunch In Paris, from one of my favourite neighbourhood boutiques, Spruce on Parliament. Although their doors are temporarily closed, they are offering free local delivery in Toronto and I highly recommend taking a look through their beautiful assortment of home goods. Every time I look inside this book I imagine visiting my brother in Paris (where he currently lives) with my baby girl. Until then, we’ll just cook all the best meals from all the arrondissements in Paris!” – @GracieCarroll

Ainsley Smith, Contributing Editor

“I know I’m not alone when it comes to my obsession with achieving perfectly dewy and glowing skin. And while this is often attainable after slathering on a cocktail of serums and moisturizers, the results aren’t always consistent. However, while making an online Glossier purchase during my work-from-home life, I stumbled upon Futuredew, which is an ‘oil serum hybrid’ that promises to deliver dewy, glowing, and cared-for skin with ONE product. As someone who likes to simplify their skincare routine as much as possible, I knew I had to give this a try and I’m so thrilled that I did. Simply apply it as the last step in your skincare routine after moisturizer, serums, and sunscreen and you’ll be left with a beautiful, dewy canvas that’s ready for makeup or for going bare-faced.” – @AinsleySmithy

Blair Stutz, Contributing Editor

Photo via @TheChewReview

Just because we’re all hunkered down at home, it doesn’t mean we have to go without baked goods, right? If you’re craving everything from banana loaf and brownies, to sourdough bread and chicken soup, then check out Circles And Squares because the Toronto bakery has a Pantry Box filled with all sorts of goodies that will be delivered right to your door. For just $50 and free delivery (!!!), you’ll get the above mentioned, as well as cookies, butter tarts, and bagels! – @BlairAlex

Ama Scriver, Contributing Editor

“It has been nearly four weeks since we have been in isolation, and I would lying if I told you I missed going to my local cafe. It has been my quest to remake the best cup of coffee at home using locally roasted beans.  My go-to as of late has been Quietly Coffee, roasted out of Stirling, Ontario by Lee Knuttila, former head roaster of Cut Coffee.  What I love about each cup of coffee from Quietly is that they are unique, and the perfect start to my morning. Right now, Quietly offers a brewing subscription, an espresso subscription, ten different types of roasts including a test batch and more importantly, free shipping on orders over $60. Support local, and make every morning brew-tiful.” – @AmaScriver

Kait Fowlie, Contributing Editor

Being quarantined has kicked my astrology obsession into high gear. Learning more about what’s happening in the stars during this time has offered me a sense of hope. I recently joined Aliza Kelly’s The Constellation Club on Patreon which is an online sacred space for astrology fans – she hosts live full / new moon meetings every month and shares a bunch of super insightful astro content. I also live for her IGTV videos right now.” – @Kait_Fowlie

Alexandra Donaldson, Contributing Editor

“When I’m having a weekend in, I tend to take on a cooking project—so you can imagine what four weeks in is looking like in my kitchen. The truth is, I’ve always loved the approach to cooking of using what you have (one of our staple household meals is what we call “leftover tacos” which is basically whatever we have, on tortillas). And since we’re trying to minimize our trips to the grocery store, now has been the time to stretch my use-what-you-have chops. I’ve been turning to pasta recipes from some of my favourite sites to help provide fresh ideas. We always have dry pasta on hand and in the past year I’ve become more comfortable with making homemade pasta myself which means the opportunities are endless. I’ve made the NYT’s Caramelized Shallot Pasta because I knew I had tomato paste and onions to use up (using a mix of onions and shallots and fish sauce instead of anchovies), Bon Appetit’s Spiced Lamb and Dill Yogurt Pasta to ensure some almost-wilted dill was used up (subbing in ground beef instead of lamb and omitting the currants) and I’ve always been a fan of BA’s Quick Pomodoro Sauce recipe. The combination of delicious carbs, using what you have (most of which are pantry staples) and actually making something has definitely been a helpful way for me to manage my emotions. Next up on the pasta list? A simple Carbonara, this lemony pasta I saw on a friend’s Instagram feed and an olive-forward pasta where I’ll use whatever herbs I have on hand.” – @AlxDonaldson

Cory Lee, Contributing Editor

“I have been loving having these ready to blend, Revive frozen smoothies delivered to my door. I genuinely look forward to my smoothie everyday and this is an easy way to have a different, tasty and healthy smoothie daily. I highly recommend trying “Morning Mocha” and “Hazy Coco”. I reached out to them and if you use CORYLEE60 you can get 60 percent off your first order.” – @CoryLeeMusic



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