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A dreamy French-inspired ice cream parlour and more new shops we love.
Pastry chef Mark Tagulao scooped up his decadent French-method ice creams and sorbets for years at various pop-ups and events before debuting his bricks-andmortar parlour this summer. The Parisian-inspired space is white with mint and features dreamy brass accents and art nouveau-style illustrations— luxe decor that pairs perfectly with what Tagulao’s serving in macaron-topped cups and family-recipe waffle cones: rich, creamy scoops of artisan flavours like crème de la crème, lemon and coffee lavender. 2785 W 16th Ave., laglace.ca
This plant- decor shop and studio is stocked with design-forward, well- edited greenery, vessels and original artwork from people who actually know how to grow things. Founded by Biophilia landscape design firm principals Bianca Bodley and Lindsay Mitchell, the new store—featuring a white interior paired with wood accent planks and copper pipes—is a boon to the condo crowd, with its you- pot section, outfitted with tools and bulk soil so patrons can pot on-site. And the prices! Classic wrought iron hand tools at $18, willow trellises from $32: “Things shouldn’t have to be expensive to be beautiful,” says Mitchell. 813 Fort St., biophiliacollective.ca