link love 10/31

halloween can get pretty scary…like, cover your eyes during a horror movie kind of scary. luckily for everyone, ellen degeneres made this hilarious halloween video for those of us terrified of halloween and haunted houses. no joke, we were dying of laughter over here. we also went to gracias madre for spooky cocktails last night. just trust us and go people! so here’s hoping everyone has a safe and scary (but not too scary) halloween! and while you’re eating your weight in candy, be sure to check out our favorite links from around the (spider)web! see what we did there?

friday whims on your typical prep.

reasons why coat season is the best season on teapot.

diet coke, cookies, and hearts on whistlers & clovers!

a little girls fashion guide on mom’s best.

makeup bag must-haves on beautezine.

looking to treat yo self? start with these items on miami manhattan.

you know where all about this gem themed girls party.

toddler fashion on the girls with glasses.

a show-stopping look on bjones style.

pretty in pink on cheers to that darling!

international stockists!

ok international peeps, we heard you LOUD and CLEAR, you need ban.do and you need it now! so here’s what we did. we rounded up a list of our international stockists all the way from asia to north america. now you can enjoy ban.do on every continent (well basically…sorry antarctica). and we think that’s pretty cool!

north america
ADORN
1216a 9th ave. se calgary
canada

BEAU AND BAUBLE
3092 dundas st. w, toronto
canada

BEN ET TOURNESOL
4915 rue sherbrooke quest, westmount
canada

BERGO DESIGNS
28 tank house lane, toronto
canada

BICYCLETTE BOUTIQUE
880 queen st. west, toronto
canada

DANA JORDAN
2901 bayview ave north, york
canada

FAMILY AND COMPANY
6 ontario st. stratford
canada

GREETINGS
2025 yonge st. toronto
canada

HUDSON’S BAY
queen ann location

INDIGO BOOKS & CHAPTERS
multiple locations

IPOLITA
monterrey
mexico

 JACK & JILL
5330 queen mary road, montreal
canada

JILLY’S
14227 – 23  avenue edmonton
canada

JUXTAPOSE CARDS
430 bloor st west, toronto
canada

KELLY’S
197 main street, picton
canada

KITTEN’S DEN
12 king street west, cobourg
canada

LANGTON COMMUNICATIONS
467 edgeley blvd, concorn
canada

LYNDALE ACCENTS
9676 142 st, edmonton
canada

MAGNOLIAS OF ST JACOBS
1399 king street north, st jacobs
canada

MAX & MAUDE
11 athabascan ave, sherwood park
canada

NEAT STUFF
221 glendale ave, st catherines
canada

NOINKEES
168 broadway, orangeville
canada

NOUVEAU NOIR BOUTIQUE
2075 crescent st, montreal
canada

OLSON & BURKE
2-105 21st street east, saskatoon
canada

PAPPEL’O
309 juarez ave laredo
mexico

PRETTY IN PINK
1011 upper middle road east, oakville
canada

PROSE FASHION BOUTIQUE
761L cedar creek drive, ottawa
canada

TIMOTHY HOWARD
301 water st, st. johns
canada

TRIPLE FLIP
mutiple locations
canada

TYPE BOOKS
883 queen street west, toronto
canada

UNRAVELED SOKO
108 st lawerence st, merrickville
canada

URANUS GREETING CARDS
356 5th st, courtenay
canada

WHINK
332 water street, st johns
canada

ALL DOLLED UP BAR INC
407 donlands ave, east york
canada

WRITE IMPRESSIONS
1100 invicta dr, unit 17, oakville
canada

ZED HOME
1615 water Street, kelowna
canada

australia
OUTLIVING (distributor)

61(0)4 0283 3777
australia and new zealand

europe
ANTHROPOLOGIE
united kingdom

BIRCHBOX EUROPE
BIRCHBOX SPAIN

GIFT LIBRARY
united kingdom

MARCOM
rue de laubespin 80 – 82 bruxelles
belgium

ARITIMI
7 rue de turenne, paris
france

BIBI IDEA SHOP/SAM DESIGN
35 rue de bretagne, paris
france

BLUSH STORE
7, rue de seze, lyon
france

FLAMINGO & CO
anita krol, wiazowna
poland

HARRODS KNIGHTSBRIDGE

MARCOM
rue de laubespin 80 – 82 bruxelles
belgium

MOHRMANN BASICS
crusiusstraße 1, münchen
germany

STUDIO STATIONERY 
the netherlands

south america:
PAPELARIA  (distributor & stationery boutique)
pasaje manquehue 1222, vitacura
chile

asia:
ITO-YA LTD
japan

LAZY SUSAN
japan

PLAZA STYLE
japan

QURTSYAH
saudi arabia

TRENDSPOT PTE LTD (distributor)
southeast asia

TSA GENERAL TRADING LLC  (distributor)
middle east

VIRGIN MEGASTORE / AZADEA GROUP
30th floor, media one tower dubai
united arab emirates

WAI CO.,LTD
110 konuta, nakai-machi
japan

snapshot: october

who doesn’t LOVE candy? even if you’re a savory kind of gal, you gotta admit, a little sugar now and then is pretty good. and have you ever really looked at candy…like up close? it’s so dang pretty! the shapes, the rainbow colors, the retro packaging…it’s all pretty cool! and that’s exactly where we drew our inspiration from this month. from our photo shoot to decorating the ban.do party house, simple shapes and fun colors totally worked there way into our psyche.

and can you believe that there are only two more snapshots left this year? don’t worry. we’ll round up all our snapshots at the end of the year for a massive review!! until then, we hope you enjoy october!

 

link love 10/24

so, it’s totally normal that we can’t stop talking about halloween, right? first of all, we’ve been dreaming about this spooky cocktail from gracias madre ever since we saw it on their instagram. second, we can’t decide whether or not we should be gum ball machines, cotton candy, or katy perry for halloween. regardless of what we decide, these girls seem to have the costume thang on lock down! and third…if you’re looking to incorporate ban.dos into your costume, look to these cool cats for inspiration! happy friday, here are our favorite links this week.

learn how to shake it off on kaylee daily!

pretty in pink on layers of meaning.

cute accessories that imitate real life on jojotastic.

read THIS if you have a blog!

getting a mani this weekend? check these out!

9 halloween costumes made from balloons on studio diy!

a touch of retro on shop and twirl.

decorating your home office? mustache melrose is sharing her fun finds.

cute and whimsy on she’s just smitten.

the cool girls gift guide.

 ::image via max wanger::

staff picks – christina

FINALLY! all of my casper dreams will be realized – we’re going to a house party in a haunted mansion! before you freak out, just breathe. you’ve got this. and i’ve got THESE fun essentials to make sure you’re cute and ready to party…sans the scary halloween costumes, of course.

ban.do party banner necklace: when thriller comes on and everyone starts dancing, there’ll be no time for chit chat! just make sure you have your party banner necklace on to let everyone know what you’re all about – good times!

asos cat shift dress: it’s halloween so you can pretty much bet that there’ll be black cats around every corner. and, if you’re a crazy cat lady like me, you’ll probably buy anything with cats on it….and if it has cats and sequins? total game changer!

starburst candy corn: you’re going to be partying till the sun comes up so you’re going to need a little sugar fix. these starburst candy corns are basically the best thing EVER. trust me.

manic panic pastel-izer: everyone knows that you don’t want to be basic when it comes to dressing up for halloween. for all you unicorns out there, you’ll want to get this stuff. you add it to any dye and it instantly turns it into a pastel. IT’S MAGICAL!

black cat mask: a little black dress, kitten heels, and a black cat mask can be an quick and easy costume. just make sure you brush up on your cat puns…you’ve got to be kitten me right, meow!

hocus pocus: wanna pre-game? turn on hocus pocus while you’re getting ready and remember that, yes…sarah jessicas parker did have film roles before sex and the city.

ban.do black mini heart: dressing up like a cute zombie? everyone knows that zombies still have hearts. so make sure you wear yours!

-christina