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Girl crush: Danika Bock of Winnipeg's Tiny Feast

Janine Kropla Image by: Janine Kropla Author: Canadian Living

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Girl crush: Danika Bock of Winnipeg's Tiny Feast

The first time they discussed the idea was on a trip to Berlin: Danika Bock and her husband, Drex Serduletz, would go back to Winnipeg and open a stationery shop in their hometown. With backgrounds in graphic design and printmaking, the couple had always loved the way that putting ink to paper felt like a chance to slow down, connect and reflect. Deciding a specialty stationery store was too niche, they opened Tiny Feast (217 McDermot Ave., tinyfeast.com), a paper goods, homewares and gift shop in the heart of Winnipeg's Exchange District. Bock describes a tiny feast as "something beautiful, celebratory and engaging, yet small and simple," a theme that's evident in the items they carefully curate, often handmade with simple shapes and geometric lines. Bock believes in supporting local independent businesses and investing in quality, not quantity. "Pencils made of dense wood and quality graphite will sharpen more easily. Candles made of hand-selected natural ingredients will burn cleaner and last longer," she says. This conscientious mindset is reflected in her choice of home decor and beauty products as well as in every aspect of her life.

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Girl crush: Danika Bock of Winnipeg's Tiny Feast

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Shop owner Danika at Tiny Feast in Winnipeg's Exchange District.

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Girl crush: Danika Bock of Winnipeg's Tiny Feast

Her dog, Sammy

"I've become more interested in the companies that sell the products we buy for our rescue dog, Sammy." Dog collar, $78, houndcollection.com.

Image by: Canadian Living By: Andrea Karr Source: Danika Bock (dog); Kevin Wong (collar)

Girl crush: Danika Bock of Winnipeg's Tiny Feast

Fashion finds

Shoes, $160, clarkscanada.com. Miju ring, $25, tinyfeast.com. Necklace, $125, hillbergandberk.com. Sweater, $115, johnandjenncollection.com. Tote, $25, shop.fieldguided.com. Check out our first girl crush: makeup artist Grace Lee.

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Girl crush: Danika Bock of Winnipeg's Tiny Feast

Writing tools

Dahlhaus stoneware mug, $42, tinyfeast.com. Kaweco Sport Skyline fountain pen, $30, tinyfeast.com. Hammerpress postcard, $4, tinyfeast.com.

Image by: Canadian Living By: Andrea Karr Source: Byron Dauncey (mug)

Girl crush: Danika Bock of Winnipeg's Tiny Feast

Beauty buys

"I have dry skin and rosy cheeks, so products that are gentle and hydrating are a must." Vasanti Cosmetics Lipshine in Rio Grande, $15, vasanticosmetics.com. La Couleur Couture Nail Lacquer in #1997, $13, laccbeauty.com. Éminence Red Currant Balancing Concentrate, $58, eminenceorganics.com. Ilia Sheer Vivid Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20, $42, beautymark.ca.

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Girl crush: Danika Bock of Winnipeg's Tiny Feast

Homewares

Pillow cover, $42, senaystudio.com. Woodlot coconut wax candle in Recharge, $29, tinyfeast.com. Faribault Woolen Mill throw blanket, $201, tinyfeast.com. For more fashion and beauty talk, visit our Style Desk blog.

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This story was originally titled "Danika Bock, Her Inspiration: Life's Little Pleasures" in the March 2015 issue.

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