It’s been a minute since our last How to Support Local Businesses from Your Couch blog, but we’re back for part 5! Social change has been happening and want to take a moment to thank all the brave supporters, ralliers, business owners, community builders supporting on the front lines turning moments into movements.
Phase two plan of relaunch has finally opened up and we’re feeling like things are feeling like “normal”, although normal will never be what it was we’re finding our groove with social distancing, wearing masks, sanitizing and take the precautions necessary to keep those in business safe and healthy while remaining in operation throughout phases of the relaunch.
This week on part 5 of our How to Support Local Businesses from Your Couch blog series, we’re highlighting some of our recent guests on our Proudly Made in Canada podcast, plus restaurants, beauty, and health and wellness businesses that you can support right from your couch!
Humainologie uses art, including film, to spread empathy, increase inclusion, and reduce discrimination. Recently Humainologie celebrated its annual Empathy Week, which is a 7-day festival of events aimed at promoting empathy, human connection and recognition of our shared humanity. Tune in or stop by the Humainologie Gallery for more resources on how to increase your inclusion and reduce discrimination in our business life and world.
Get a fresh perspective on your vision and wellness from our pals at Sphere YYC. Sphere YYC, a local optometry shop that recently opened in 2019 in the beautiful village of Magohany, not only supports the community but is all about ocular and wholistic wellness for its patients. Jazz up your moneymaker with a fresh pair of specs found at Sphere YYC!
Alora Boutique says, ‘look good, feel good’, we agree! Now that we’re brushing our hair and heading out for happy hour, we figure we outta highlight one of our fave jewellery businesses to pair earrings, necklaces, bracelets, [basically you name it] with your new outfits you just bought online... we know you’ve still been shopping! BONUS, feel good about your purchase knowing that Alora Boutique donates 5% of profits to woman-based charities!
A recent guest on the Proudly Made in Canada podcast, Coco Bean creates beautiful baby mats to support newborns up to toddlers that allow families to still maintain their individual style and represent personal taste while in the comfort of their own home. Any newborn COVID-19 babies will sure love these mats!
Dubbed as the world’s best cake, Bolo Cakery not only customizes your own personal cakes but serves up some of the tastiest cookies, cakes, coffee and even sandies in YYC. Send a love letter to your taste buds and scoop a couple of these bad boys up for any occasion! YENNY DELIGHTS This Afro Caribbean Restaurant offers some of the best by infusing passion and creativity into every dining experience. Led by head chef Toyin Adepoju, Yenny Delights is dishing out authentic African dishes in an authentic and serene environment! This is a must-go-to for your next order in or a night out!
Another recent guest on our Proudly Made in Canada podcast, go on and be the fire with Lucy Dunne, founder and owner of Dunnebells. Surround yourself with a community of like-minded people who are all passionate about getting fit, being healthy and living their best lives. Transform not only your body, but your mind for sustainable growth and lifelong change. It’s time to unleash your inner warrior!
Sit back, relax and get pampered all within the comforts of your own home with Coastal Bliss! We know your dogs are barking, dust off those puppies and get them ready for open-toe sandal szn! Whether it’s a date night with bae, a celebration or a girls’ night, Coastal Bliss comes through with pampering packages ready to make you feel refreshed and your best!
There you have it, fam! We’ll be back soon to highlight more local businesses, in the meantime, keep your laundry local, friends :)