It smells like Provence in here.

The La Maison du Savon de Marseille display is up in the McEwan flagship store at the Shops at Don Mills. It’s a line of handcrafted organic bath and body products we brought in from southeastern France. The way we see it, if you care about what you’re putting in your body, you should also care about what you’re putting on it.

La Maison du Savon de Marseille - McEwan FoodsThere’s a scent for everyone’s taste, from lotus flower to mimosa to orange to  chocolate (sounds more like the pantry of our dreams). It’s all natural – right from the shores of the Mediterranean. And then there’s the signature look of an LMDSM bar. Such a great choice for a guest bathroom, unless you think your friends would feel bad using it. You’d think that would be ridiculous until you see the bars up close. They honestly look hand-chiseled.

While the LMSM hand soaps are the line’s signature product, there were others that tickled our senses enough to bring over as well:

•A chemical-free deodorant made from potassium.

A chemical-free deodorant made from potassium.




We love the La Maison du Savon de Marseille brand. We love the natural ingredients. We love the centuries-old techniques. We love the rustic design of the bars and the charming packaging of the donkey milk body lotion. And god we love how great it smells in here.

The last thing the world needs is another food blog.

This is a blog about taste – the good, the great, the different and the really different. Because anything you see, smell, hear and eat can teach you something about what you like. This blog is us, sharing our tastes with you.

We’ll introduce you to our tastemakers in and out of the kitchen. We’ll show you what’s been inspiring us lately. And we’ll hopefully inspire you to share your tastes with us.

We’ve cooked up some pretty amazing content for the coming weeks and months:

  • What the Executive Chef at Bymark makes himself for dinner when no one else is around.
  • A line of hand soaps that look even more awesome than they smell.
  • A first look at the much anticipated Fabbrica brunch menu.
  • Mark McEwan’s hair, circa 1991.

Next up is an inside look at the McEwan Winterlicious lineup, and what would pair best with a fresh snowfall. In the meantime, here’s what the lunch rush looks like from behind the curtain at Bymark.