The Shopping Diary: May 2008

Montreal-based M0851 (formerly Rugby) has touched down on Alberni Street, a welcome addition to Vancouver’s most luxurious shopping row. We love their buttery-soft leather goods, especially the new hobo-style Knot bags with adjustable shoulder straps that can be tied at any length. 1035 Alberni St., 604-688-9575.

This Mother’s Day think beyond brunch and a bouquet. Treat mum to an at-home facial, massage, mani, and pedi ($165) from Pink Mobile Spa; the expert estheticians use only top-of-the-line products like Eminence Organic Skin Care and Jane Iredale mineral make up. 604-220-6832.

Local designer Nicole Bridger (she helped design and launch OQOQO, Lululemon’s enviro-friendly sister) makes sustainable sexy, no small feat. Her Fall/Winter 08 line debuted at BC Fashion Week last month; get the goods at Twigg and Hottie, 3671 Main St., 604-879-8595.