2020 Winter Box

This season's box is inspired by the winter in Nova Scotia. Sure it's a little dark, lacks color and can sometimes be drag - but it's a great time of year to recharge your batteries, get cozy with loved ones, and focus on making big plans for the year ahead.

This winter, why not send a little love and a pick-me-up from Nova Scotia!

Each item was carefully selected from partners who are not only talented, but also care about their community and the environment! 

 

'Let's Stay Home' Mug - Poppy Jean Design (Dartmouth)

Poppy Jean Design was started by Shannon Fortune in March of 2019 as a side hustle to express her creativity and love for creating beautiful things. Shannon makes every piece with love and care and works closely with her clients to create custom pieces that are both functional and unique. When not working on Poppy Jean Design, Shannon uses her creativity in classrooms where she works with students and teachers as a French Immersion Literacy Coach.

 

Medium Roast Coffee - Paw Life Coffee Co. (Tidnish)

Paw Life Coffee Co. stems from a passion of coffee & animals. They believe in fresh, high quality coffee, as their coffee is hand roasted in small batches just for you! Paw Life Coffee also believe in the love of animals with 10% of their profits from each bag sold going to animal rescues and shelters to help animals find their 'furever' family. 

 

 

Mint Bath Bomb - Duckish Skincare (Halifax) 

Duckish is owned and operated by Carolyn Crewe and Josh Beitel, partners in life and in business. Their goal is to help you avoid weird stuff in your skin care products. While Duckish officially opened for business in October 2015, the story began two years earlier, when Carolyn's sister had a baby. As a first-time aunt, Carolyn started looking a little closer at commonly used baby products. Upon seeing the questionable ingredients in most diaper rash creams, she decided to make something better, something with natural ingredients that was both effective and affordable. After a ton of ingredient and safety research, and an equal amount of experimentation, the diaper rash stick was born. From there Duckish has grown into a line of lotions, bath salts, lip balms and other all natural skin care products. 

 

Maple Syrup and Pancake Mix - Sugar Moon Farm (Earltown)

Sugar Moon Farm began in 1973 as Boondock Maple Products + Pancake House, owned and operated by Bob Williams. In 1996 Quita Grey and Scott Whitelaw took over the farm and renamed it Sugar Moon Farm.  Sugar Moon Farm is a working maple farm, woodlot and restaurant.  They produce quality food in a manner that supports local agriculture and community and respects land and water.  Today they have over 2500 maple taps, a log sugar camp, restaurant and are open year round.  

 

Maud Lewis Colouring book - Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Halifax)

With locations in downtown Halifax and Yarmouth, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada. Since 1908, the Gallery has been a gateway for the visual arts in Atlantic Canada. Maud Lewis (1903-1970) had no formal training in the visual arts. Like many folk artists, she painted for the joy of adding color, light and fun to a poverty stricken rural existence. 

  

 

Cranberry Chocolate Slates - Rousseau Chocolatier (Halifax)

With 15 years' experience, Rousseau uses only the finest quality chocolate and ingredients - locally and seasonally sourced as much as possible. Everything is made on site and production can be seen through the viewing bay window. Hand crafting delicious treats in the South End of Halifax, drop by their beautiful café and enjoy a latte and a selection of chocolates, French macaroons, caramel spreads, artisanal marshmallows and more!