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Slow Living: Styling with Cambie Design

M
arch is a month of interior decor and home inspiration on TWH. So it’s quite fitting to feature Camille from Cambie Design who shows us how to style her modern take on the traditional Alpaca Peruvian blanket. I don’t know about you but that might just be what we need to spruce up our space this time of the year! If you haven’t already checked out her cozy shop take a stroll down to Queen Street West in Toronto or visit her online site!

P.S. *G I V E A W A Y alert*

To win a blanket of your choice simply do the following:
1. Follow @cambiedesign and @thiswildheart on Instagram and
2. Post a comment on  BOTH our blog posts *Click here to visit Cambie’s post.

Contest winner announced on Monday March 7, 2016, open to all Canadian and USA residents. Retail value $100.

Despite being one of many products we carry, the Cambie Blanket has become synonymous with our shop and is what we are best known for. For this reason, I thought I should share its origins and how we source our most coveted product. My link to South American culture is my mother, who is originally from Peru. As most of her side of the family still lives there, I have spent much of my upbringing in Peru.

I have always been fascinated with the textiles of Latin America and recognized a great opportunity to bring these beautiful blankets back with me to Canada. I started working closely with a team to customize the blankets — the patterns inspired by traditional ones commonly found in Peruvian textiles, and colours selected to suit the taste of a Canadian customer base. I also worked closely with my team to create a high quality blend of yarn to ensure blankets that carry the Cambie name are not only vibrant and beautiful, but durable and functional, as well.

Here are a few ways to use and make the most of a Cambie blanket, as suggested by us here at Team Cambie and our wonderful customers!

Blanket or Throw: A blanket is an easy way to add a pop of personality to any space. Our customers like to keep theirs on the end of bed for additional warmth at night or in their living space to curl up with on the sofa while watching a movie or with a good book.

Oversized Scarf or Shawl: We were quite surprised when we discovered customers were using for our blankets as shawls and consider it a testament to the importance of a well designed product. We recently hung a mirror in our store, as clients kept requesting to try on our blankets to see how the different colours look against their complexion. With our Toronto winters, the Cambie blanket has become a great accessory in colder months.

Travel: The Cambie blanket makes a great travel companion thanks to its versatility. It’s light weight makes it an easy item to fold or roll up and pack, though it’s stylish nature also makes it easy to use as a wearable piece and transition to a throw for longer trips.

Gift: Our customers have made Cambie blankets a very popular gift option for weddings (almost guaranteed to make you the most favourable guest), as well as housewarmings, and birthdays. A thoughtful token, they are well received of all ages groups, proven to be successful gifts for almost every occasion and holiday.

Camille Byrne
Cambie design, Shop Owner.
cambiedesign.com

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99 Comments

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    Barb Simkova
    March 4, 2016 at 9:59 AM

    I found this shop just weeks ago and ADORE it! I can’t wait to incorporate their pieces into my living room re-design.

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    Donna
    March 4, 2016 at 10:04 AM

    I LOVE CAMBIE DESIGN!!!!!
    and this wild heart.

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    Roselie W
    March 4, 2016 at 10:04 AM

    I love Cambie blankets! Such a gorgeous addition to any home.

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    Bianca Burgess
    March 4, 2016 at 10:07 AM

    These blankets are beautiful! This is just what I need to make my new place feel like home when I move out.

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    Isabelle
    March 4, 2016 at 10:17 AM

    Blanket❤

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    Didier
    March 4, 2016 at 10:37 AM

    I simply adore the Cambie blankets. Prettiest blankets on the market!

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    Lamisse
    March 4, 2016 at 10:41 AM

    This is so gorgeous! I would love it for our family room!

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    Victoria Back
    March 4, 2016 at 10:52 AM

    The Cambie blankets are adorable! Love!!

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    Leah
    March 4, 2016 at 11:16 AM

    Love these beautiful blankets and this local gem.

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    Rebecca
    March 4, 2016 at 11:30 AM

    These blankets are gorgeous! I have been searching for a blanket for our living room and this would work perfectly. Plus it would remind me of the month I spent in Peru years ago when I was a poor college student and way too poor to bring any sort of souvenir like this home!!

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    Mack
    March 4, 2016 at 12:04 PM

    i adore these blankets!

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    Casey
    March 4, 2016 at 12:09 PM

    These are absolutely beautiful! My whole apartment is blue white and grey with touches of yellow so this would work perfectly.

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      Hannah
      March 4, 2016 at 1:06 PM

      I have loved these works of beauty for years. Always a place in my heart for something so timeless!

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      Lindsay
      March 4, 2016 at 2:06 PM

      Love this spot! Such a great local gem. People are wonderful and the decor pieces are divine. Followed them before knowing they were just down the street!

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    Kristina Blackwood
    March 4, 2016 at 12:53 PM

    Such a lovely blanket!

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    Jori
    March 4, 2016 at 12:56 PM

    Big fan of both contributors! Would love the opportunity to show how great these companies are! #blanketlove

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    Dana Shum
    March 4, 2016 at 1:00 PM

    So beautiful! My family and I will love this!

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    Hannah
    March 4, 2016 at 1:05 PM

    I have loved these pieces of beauty for years! Always a special place in my heart for something timeless.

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    Andrea Z.
    March 4, 2016 at 1:08 PM

    I love Cambie blankets! I’ve bought two of them as gifts and one for myself… I think the real dream is just to have a closet full of them… working on that. 😉 Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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    Katie Demois
    March 4, 2016 at 1:13 PM

    I am SO in lovr with these blankets and have dreamt of having one to keep me and my home cozy and lovely. xx

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    Amica
    March 4, 2016 at 1:23 PM

    I love Cambie!

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    Christine
    March 4, 2016 at 1:36 PM

    Love the Cambie blankets!

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    Lindsay
    March 4, 2016 at 2:05 PM

    Lover his local gem. Wonderful people, beautiful pieces!

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    Clara Li
    March 4, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    Cambie has such beautiful blankets! And their candles are amazing too.

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    Natalie Cheng
    March 4, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    I love Cambie! These blankets are so beautiful. I’ve given them as gifts – proud to support a Canadian brand. Definitely need one for myself!

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    Heather
    March 4, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    These blankets are so gorgeous. I found this on Instagram and I’m just loving all your posts.

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    Emily clunas
    March 4, 2016 at 2:31 PM

    These blankets are the perfect color and I’m sure they’d be so cozy!

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    stacey
    March 4, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    Love this colour. It’s so dreamy!

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    stacey kerslake
    March 4, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    I adore these blankets! Loving the dreamy colour on this one

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    Lydia
    March 4, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    I adore Cambie and have been wanting one of their blankets for awhile now. 🙌🏻 So beautiful, so versatile.

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    Amanda
    March 4, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    I’ve been dreaming of these blankets forever. Beautiful.

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    Laura
    March 4, 2016 at 7:46 PM

    Such pretty blankets!! I need to check out the retail store!

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    loucheryl
    March 4, 2016 at 8:59 PM

    These are the most beautiful blankets. So pretty and comfortable. I would love one for my home.

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    Natalie Williams
    March 5, 2016 at 3:58 AM

    Love the colours these blankets come in! Super pretty!

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    Areej
    March 5, 2016 at 11:31 AM

    Love that we are supporting locally made goods! These blankets are absolutely divine 🙂

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      Charise
      March 6, 2016 at 10:35 AM

      A blanket from Cambie Design would make a lovely early birthday present… hint, hint! ❤️

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    Michaela
    March 6, 2016 at 10:34 AM

    Love the Cambie blankets! 💚

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    Candice Knight
    March 6, 2016 at 10:34 AM

    These would be lovely in my new first home!!

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    Mary Johnson
    March 6, 2016 at 10:37 AM

    These are so beautiful!!

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    Jackies Saik
    March 6, 2016 at 10:37 AM

    These are heaven 😍

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    Sayoko Shuttlesworth
    March 6, 2016 at 10:40 AM

    Looks so soft and warm!!

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    Gabriela
    March 6, 2016 at 10:44 AM

    These are so beautiful and I love your blog so glad I found it through Instagram

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    Lauren L.
    March 6, 2016 at 10:44 AM

    So beautiful and inspiring. Ah, I’m smitten.

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    Tina Riddell
    March 6, 2016 at 10:48 AM

    I adore Cambie design’s blankets, the colours and patterns are so exquisite. I would love to have one in my home.

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    Steph
    March 6, 2016 at 10:49 AM

    These are beautiful and I’m in love with blanket scarves!! Would love to add one to my collection ☺️

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    Anna foster
    March 6, 2016 at 10:59 AM

    Simply beautiful! I can imagine snuggling up each morning on the porch looking out onto Lake Ontario this summer. ❤️

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    Sarah
    March 6, 2016 at 11:04 AM

    One of these would look perfect in my new apartment!

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    Chelsey Sisson
    March 6, 2016 at 11:05 AM

    I love the aesthetic and style here. Incredible work! I would love one of your blankets for my own 🙂

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    Julia
    March 6, 2016 at 11:06 AM

    Love these! So glad I found this post!

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    Farrielle Verstraete Fartielle Photography
    March 6, 2016 at 11:13 AM

    I didnt know about these beautiful throws and blankets they are gorgeous:)

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    Zanna F
    March 6, 2016 at 11:15 AM

    Really love that you guys are collaborating! I’m obsessed with these blankets, and think they suit every home.

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    Erin Chenoweth
    March 6, 2016 at 11:20 AM

    These are so lovely!

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    Julie k
    March 6, 2016 at 11:25 AM

    Love these blankets – bought one for my husbands brothers wedding in Sage – it was very special as they got married in sask where the wild sage grows – lovely!

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    Nicole
    March 6, 2016 at 11:49 AM

    These blankets are so beautiful! I love the idea of using it as a scarf.

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    Deb
    March 6, 2016 at 11:51 AM

    These cambie blankets are so intricate. Stunning beauties!

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    Kim
    March 6, 2016 at 11:51 AM

    Would love to win one of these beautiful blankets. 🙂

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    Lauren | This Renegade Love
    March 6, 2016 at 11:58 AM

    These are beyond gorgeous. Peru is definitely on my top 5 destination list – this would be the perfect blankie to use as a constant reminder to save more pennies for a trip! 🙂

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    Janessa Porter
    March 6, 2016 at 11:58 AM

    I would love the camel and black one! Would go perfect with my decor!

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    Nix
    March 6, 2016 at 12:02 PM

    These are so bright and beautiful!

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    Rebecca Harp
    March 6, 2016 at 12:32 PM

    Beautiful pieces and lovely colors. Thanks for sharing!

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    Katie K
    March 6, 2016 at 12:36 PM

    Beautiful, soft blankets. I love the variety of colors. ❤️

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    Julie Lavelle
    March 6, 2016 at 12:38 PM

    Love these blankets! Would look amazing draped over our couch.

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    Amanda Ouellette
    March 6, 2016 at 12:44 PM

    One of my favourite things to do is to cozy up with a cup of tea, a page-turner of a book, and a soft blanket after a long day working at the hospital! I’ve admired Cambie Designs for a while on Instagram and have been saving to purchase a blanket. Partnering up for a giveaway with thiswildheart is an amazing way to promote both a lifestyle filled with fashion and warmth! Happy spring!

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    Katie
    March 6, 2016 at 12:46 PM

    I love these blankets! I ordered one as a Christmas gift 2 years ago, and ever since then I have wanted one for our bedroom. Beautiful blankets and I tell everyone about them being a Canadian shop!

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    Caroline T
    March 6, 2016 at 12:48 PM

    Love these! So beautiful!

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    Shannon Wianecki
    March 6, 2016 at 12:50 PM

    What a lovely pairing: beautiful photos and irresistible wool blankets! The colors are divine.

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    Zena
    March 6, 2016 at 12:50 PM

    Great design piece! ❤️

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    Marissa Boey
    March 6, 2016 at 12:52 PM

    I’ve wanted to get my hands on one of these Cambie blankets since my friend received one for her birthday 😍 It’s so incredibly soft and looks amazing in her home!

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    Katelyn
    March 6, 2016 at 12:56 PM

    If only everything was sourced this ethically. Love these blankets so much!

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    Nadia
    March 6, 2016 at 12:57 PM

    Oh man, I’ve been obsessed with these blankets for so long, what a generous giveaway!

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    Yuli
    March 6, 2016 at 1:08 PM

    It’s so hard to choose a weave and colour! They are all so beautiful.

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    Katie
    March 6, 2016 at 1:28 PM

    I agree that the thows are so beautiful! I would be scared of getting it dirty 😱

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    Kayla
    March 6, 2016 at 1:28 PM

    Beautiful!

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    Lindsay
    March 6, 2016 at 1:37 PM

    These are gorgeous. Need one for my new home !

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    Anne
    March 6, 2016 at 1:38 PM

    I’ve been a fan since the early days at The Junction Flea. Love Cambie blankets so much I’ve started a collection! Just beautiful.

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    Arin
    March 6, 2016 at 1:58 PM

    What a dream team. Such a beautiful aesthetic from you both. <3 Much love!

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    Noelle Girard
    March 6, 2016 at 2:02 PM

    These blankets are gorgeous and cozy!

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    Megan
    March 6, 2016 at 2:02 PM

    I have been coveting one of these for years! Cambie blankets are gorgeous – planning to give them to my wedding party as a gift for our winter wedding! Would love to win one of my own 🙂

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    Joycelin
    March 6, 2016 at 2:28 PM

    These are so beautiful!

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    Vickie
    March 6, 2016 at 2:35 PM

    Love all the prints!

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    Quinn
    March 6, 2016 at 2:44 PM

    So pretty!!

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    Leanne
    March 6, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    Beautiful!

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    Eve
    March 6, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    I’ve been to Cambie a few times now and absolutely adore all their stuff, especially the blankets!

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    Kelly (kellyprev)
    March 6, 2016 at 3:32 PM

    Love these blankets! So versatile and would make any space feel cozy.

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    Tang
    March 6, 2016 at 3:35 PM

    Love their blankets!

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      Esther Lee
      March 7, 2016 at 11:48 PM

      Tang! Congrats!! You’ve won a Cambie Blanket of your choice! Please let us know how to reach via email! Thank you again and congrats!

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    Emma Kopstein
    March 6, 2016 at 3:46 PM

    I would love a blanket! Been eye balling them for months! 🙂

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    Abrianna
    March 6, 2016 at 3:46 PM

    I’m loving the beautiful winter colours!

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    Stephanie
    March 6, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    This blanket would make a perfect gift for my best friend, she just had a baby and I think she’d appreciate it either for herself or her newborn’s room.

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    Lettie
    March 6, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    These blankets are so beautiful and i’ve always wanted to visit Peru <3

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    Emily K.
    March 6, 2016 at 5:54 PM

    Gorgeous giveaway! I love the unique prints and lovely colors.

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    Colleen C
    March 6, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    I’ve admired these blankets for a while. They reminded me of the blanket that I got from Mexico years ago. Now that I’ve read your story, I understand why. Thank you for bringing these beautiful blankets to Canada

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    Courtney devries
    March 6, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    So so beautiful! Would love some in my new house 😉

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    Dominique P
    March 6, 2016 at 8:15 PM

    Love these blankets. The colour combos and simple designs are just so perfect!

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    Dee Christoff
    March 6, 2016 at 9:58 PM

    So pretty! I love blankets, they add such coziness to a room and are a lovely little touch of heartwarming luxury to take with you when traveling!

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    Bella
    March 6, 2016 at 10:36 PM

    Cambie designs have such beautiful textiles and I love how Camille is merging local and global – celebrating Peruvian culture, whilst supporting local designers. I am so excited to visit their Queen st location – thank you for the doubly inspiring collaboration and giveaway! 🙂

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    Melissa
    March 6, 2016 at 11:28 PM

    These blankets are simply gorgeous! Have been following them since the beginning 🙂

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    Laura
    March 6, 2016 at 11:31 PM

    These blankets are so pretty!!! I must have one.

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    ateqah khaki
    March 7, 2016 at 8:17 AM

    wonderful post and beautiful images. I can feel the warmth! I basically live in shawls that double as blankets (and vice versa!) between November and April 🙂 would be over the moon to take these beauties home! 💖

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