Cozy Up With Kingston

By Visit Kingston

Take the warm and cozy feeling of Kingston home with you this autumn with a collection of carefully curated items for the ultimate treat yourself day.

via The Jungle

Candles and Plants from The Jungle

171 Wellington Street

Fill your home with the smell of Kingston with a coconut oil and organic cotton wick Hollow Tree candle from The Jungle. These unique scents are poured into unglazed ceramic pots which can later be repurposed into a home for a plant — The Jungle is known for them, so be sure to head back and pick up a new special friend.

Unique Snacks from Cooke’s Fine Foods

61 Brock Street

Explore a world of (international) flavour at Cooke’s Fine Foods and find some deliciously unique snacks. Are you in the mood for artisanal maple whiskey cheddar, chocolates crafted to pair with your favourite wine, or a big bag of your favourite crisps from England? The good news is, you don’t have to choose — Cooke’s has it all. The best part? If they don’t have it, they’ll get it for you.


Super cozy Kingston toques via The Whit

Exclusive Kingston Swag

239 Princess Street

Embrace sweater weather with an exclusive Kingston-branded hoodie or cozy toque from the ultra-hip Whit. Keep your eyes peeled for one of their pop-up shops across the city or come by and see which Kingston maker they’re hosting in their space.

Face Masks from Cher-Mère Day Spa

68 Brock Street

Pick up a face mask or two from Cher-Mère Day Spa for your own at-home spa day. Just add water to activate these super creamy, vitamin-rich powder masks made with natural ingredients like moringa, jojoba and clay. Apply and let the world melt away as they work their magic.

A Good Book from Novel Idea

156 Princess Street

Grab a copy of a new release or a book by a local author from Novel Idea. This independent bookstore prides themselves on keeping their business local and has been putting great books in the hands of Kingstonians since 1988.

Local recommendation: “The Stone Frigate” by Kate Armstrong recounts her experience as the first female cadet admitted to Kingston’s Royal Military College.

Charcuterie board via Nick Allinson

Put Together a Charcuterie Board

86 Brock Street

General Brock’s Commissary replicates the Upper Canada food and supply stores of yesteryear and offers a taste of Kingston’s history. Come here for Seed to Sausage cured meats, award-winning cheese from Empire Cheese, and a range of preserves and other delights from local Kingston and surrounding area producers.

Build your very own charcuterie board with local maker Nick Allinson in workshops happening all winter long at the Tett Centre.

Meet the Makers: Cindy, Chris and Brian of General Brock’s Commissary