Category Archives: Sleep

The Beauty Of Natural Fibres

Whether we are talking about sheets for your bed or sleepwear in general, it is always better to use fabrics that are made from natural fibres such as cotton, linen, silk and modal. You will find that you will sleep better if you are surrounded by fabrics that are able to breath and don’t trap in the heat.

Most of us know about pure luxury that comes from either wearing or sleeping on silk, or the coolness of linen made from flax or the wonderful breathability and softness of cotton whether it is a slightly thicker woven cotton or a light cotton from India but it seems modal (or also known as tencel) is still the mystery fibre.

Made from wood cellulose, it actually breaths better than cotton, reduces bacteria and is ideal for sensitive skin due to the smooth fibre surface. Modal is also known to reduce bacterial growth and is made in an eco friendly manufacturing process.

We always keep in stock a selection of modal sheets and sleepwear come in and fall in love.

The Perfect Gift for the Bride-to-Be!

It’s wedding season, which likely means that you’ve received one of two invites to a bridal shower. With your weekends quickly filling up with wedding-related events, the race is on to find the perfect gift for the bride-to-be in your life. You could go the traditional route and purchase something like kitchen staples or homeware, but why not think out side the box and consider something a little more special like a gorgeous silk or satin piece? Below are three pieces that we know won’t disappoint:

1. The Robe

Every woman needs a beautiful robe to wear while getting ready on her wedding day. There’s nothing better than having your makeup and hair done while being wrapped in gorgeous satin. When you’re ready to slip on your wedding dress, you easily slip off your robe, which then becomes a treasured gift to be worn for years to come. One of our favourites is this gorgeous Ginger Lily patterned robe. Available in small, medium and large.

Bride-to-Be Gown
Bride-to-Be Gown

2. The Chemise

A chemise is the perfect gift for the bride-to-be to pack away for her honeymoon. Its tasteful length and coverage make it ideal for lounging and its soft stain allows for a comfortable sleep. The Betty Chemise from Christine Vancouver is 100% silk and made in Canada. Adorned with French stretch lace for a great fit and romantic touch. A staple for every woman’s lingerie collection.

3. The Gown

For the traditional bride who loves a little old Hollywood glamour, the full-length gown is perfect. Ideal for special occasions or a romantic night-in, this gown is a favourite! The Christine Vancouver Glamour Gown is pure silk charmeuse with French stretch lace for added support.

Bride-to-Be Gown

To see our full selection of bridal lingerie, visit us in-store in Inglewood at 1221- 9 Avenue S.E. or contact us
at (403) 457-0092 with any inquiries!

Our Favourite Summer Lounge & Sleepwear Short Sets

With the heat of summer upon us, the idea of wearing a traditional set of pajamas might sound a bit daunting. There’s nothing worse than tossing and turning in the night because you’re too hot, or waking up covered in a layer of sweat. You want something that provides adequate coverage and keeps you cool, but still looks cute or sexy! Luckily, summer lounge and sleepwear trends have your back with the short set!

Below are a few of our favourite short sets that we carry:

1. The Cami and Tap

Looking for a bit of a sexy twist on the traditional t-shirt and shorts? We love this little cami and tap pairing from Christine Lingerie. Slip on this set for a special date night or dare we say, wear the cami with a pair of jeans and a cute cardi to run around town? The camisole features lace appliques around the neckline and adjustable spaghetti straps. The short features sweet chiffon godets and an elastic waist. Available in various colours!   


2. The T-Shirt and Shorts

The t-shirt and short set is a staple for lounging around the house looking cute and casual and then transitioning into bed. Our favourite lounge-style set is from the Douceur collection by Addiction. These comfy pieces are made with the finest natural and eco-friendly Micro Modal! We promise you won’t want to take them off. Available in Burguny and Black.


To see our full selection of lounge and sleepwear, visit us in-store in Inglewood at 1221- 9 Avenue S.E. or contact us at (403) 457-0092 with any inquiries!

Our 4 Favourite Sleep Accessories for Your Bedtime Ritual

You’ve probably already heard, but the foundation of our well-being is sleep. Unfortunately, with busy lifestyles and increased stress, catching the proper amount of shut-eye can be hard to accomplish. Don’t give up! Studies have shown that establishing the proper sleep-time ritual can make a world of difference in your ability to fall asleep and have a quality sleep once you do doze off. Luckily, your sleep-time ritual doesn’t have to be boring and we have the perfect accessories to help you get started! 


1. The Algonquin Tea Company: Peace Tea

While you’re winding down from your busy day and getting ready for bed, make a warm cup of tea. Take the time to sit and enjoy some peace and quiet while you sip away. Our favourite before-bed tea is Peace Tea from The Algonquin Tea Company. Peace Tea is ideal for calming down before, during or after any busy period and is made with organic and ethically wildcrafted ingredients.



2. Archipelago Botanicals: Milk 60 Hour Candle

The glow and scent of a soothing candle can do wonders to calm you down and set you in the right frame of mind before bed. The Archipelago Botanicals Milk candle is a delicious blend of Oat, Mandarin, Vetiver, and Bergamot, with the slightest hint of coconut water. Perfect to light while reading a bedtime book.



3. The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix it

If you’re looking to dive a little deeper into your sleep troubles, The Sleep Solution takes you through sleep self-discovery and understanding that will help you custom design specific solutions to fit your lifestyle! We have a wide selection of other sleep books in-store as well! Crawl under the covers and crack open this read just before you turn the lights out. 



4. Warm Buddy Aromatherapy Eye Mask   

When you’re finally ready to lay your head down, there’s nothing better than total darkness and the wonderful scent of aromatherapy to help you drift off to sleep. The soft feel of these masks ensures that they fit comfortably on your face with no interruption during the night and when your brain senses pure darkness, it begins to produce melatonin, the chemical of sleep.

To browse through our full selection of sleep accessories, visit us in-store in Inglewood at 1221- 9 Avenue S.E. or call us with questions or orders at (403) 457-0092.

Sleep to Street: Comfort and Style In One

While most people think that sleepwear is meant just for the bedroom, we’ve found the perfect pairings that will take you from sleep to street, while still maintaining your sense of style. Imagine silk paired with your favourite sleep or loungewear pieces. Or a tunic with comfy pants? Not convinced? Let us show you! 

Camis & Cardigans 

Our all-time favourite pairing is the 100% silk Christine Lingerie cami with gorgeous lace embellishment. Alone, the cami may look more like a piece for the bedroom, but paired with our Ayrtight Sussex Cardigan, it’s perfect for brunch with friends, running errands or dressing up a pair of jeans. What makes this pairing even better is that both are made in Canada.  

Tunic & Skinnys  

You can’t go wrong with a comfortable tunic. Great for lounging at home or snoozing in bed but polished and structured enough to look great outside the house! The Ayrtight Luxe Core Crew is your “not-so-basic” tunic with a banded yoke neck and dovetail hem. Paired with the Moto Skinny pant, you have the perfect casual, yet stylish look. The front ankle zippers, pockets and knee details on the pant add an extra element of flair that a pajama wouldn’t. 

To browse through our full selection of sleep to street pairings, visit us in-store in Inglewood at 1221-9 Avenue S.E. or call us with questions or orders at (403) 457-0092.

**Photos: Tiffany Christianson Photography

Our Favourite Back to School Essentials

It’s that wonderful time of year again when kids of all ages are headed back to school. When the commercials start to play non-stop on the t.v. and radio, they are usually focused on school supplies such as pens, paper and clothes. What we tend to forget are the much-needed sleep essentials for students! We’ve gathered our 4 favourite items for you to pick up for the student living at home or to send in a care package to college.

Tea from The Algonquin Tea Company

There’s nothing more comforting than cozying up with a warm cup of tea, especially while studying for exams. This delicious tea is made of 100% certified organic, hand-picked, indigenous Canadian herbs and blended herbal teas. Lucid Dream will help you to remember your dreams, Peace Tea will calm you during any busy period, Sacred Blend will give you a sense of focus and Sweetfern is a healthy blend that can be enjoyed daily.

New Bedding from Cuddledown

For the student that’s living in res or away from home, new bedding is a must! This 100% cotton duvet cover is woven in Portugal and made in Canada. Perfect to add a homey touch to any bedroom.

A Great Read – What Should I Do With My Life?

A great gift for the student in your life that may help answer this age old question! Read through humorous and inspirational true stories from individuals starting out in their careers to those who are on their second or third! Perfect to sneak into a backpack 😉

The Nite Hood

For the one that has trouble sleeping or maybe even a roommate that burns the midnight oil studying, the Nite Hood is a perfect gift. The Nite Hood™ is a new kind of sleep mask. Its essential properties lay in its soft, locally knit bamboo fabric that uses opacity and stretch to make a cozy dark space for sleeping. The Nite Hood™ is worn to completely cover the head, covering the eyes and ears, softly applying a gentle embrace, inducing you to relax and nod off. What’s even better? Margaret Atwood loves it too!!

Visit Shades of Sleep in-store in Inglewood at 1221-9 Avenue S.E. or call us with questions or orders at (403) 457-0092.