The wildest, most creative treats are here, right off High Street.. The Scene The fact that Curio is in a basement and off High Street steals from the Short North pretension factor. Upon descending the stairs, the smell of roasting Trapp Private Gardens orange and vanilla candles is thick-almost unbearably so.
The Goods The wares here are funky. Fake fur postcards will delight any holiday-stressed postal worker, and who would have known old license plates could make such fierce handbags? The oh-so-hip Curio staff will happily slice off a slab of flowery or fruity soap for you. Watch out for the Demeter eau de toilettes--their hilarious scents like Tomato Leaf, Dirt and Cucumber smell wonderful but don't last long. "Virgin/Slut" soaps, lip balms and washcloths make nice gifts for your friends. Have a girly sleepover with The Beauty Parlor Night Kit, a silver paint bucket filled with masks, lotions and manicure stuff.